TMC, BJP in neck and neck race in West Bengal

Early trends showed the Trinamool Congress (TMC) leadign in 7 seats while the BJP was leading in six seats in West Bengal. The Congress was leading in two.

The TMC has been locked in a fierce fight with the BJP which, according to exit polls, could increase its tally substantially from two seats in 2014 to double digits.

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Mamata Banerjee, whose TMC won 34 seats in 2014, has vowed to make a clean sweep.

The campaign in Bengal has been a bitter and often violent one. Last week, the Election Commission cut short the campaign for the final phase of polling by a day for what it called unprecedented law and order situation.

Bengal had voted in all phases of the seven-phase elections.

First Published:
May 23, 2019 08:46 IST

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