West Bengal Exit Poll results: TMC walks tightrope; huge gain for BJP

West Bengal Assembly election
West Bengal exit polls 2021 highlights: An all out high-octane campaign by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) may fail to fetch power for it in Bengal, exit polls showed. The ruling TMC, led by Mamata Banerjee may grab 152-64 seats, according to ABP-Cvoter survey. According to a poll of polls by NDTV, TMC is winning 156 seats and the BJP will be limited to 121 seats in the Assembly of 291 seats.

The election strategist for the Trinamool Congress, Prashant Kishor, believes that the BJP will not be able to cross 100 seats. He even put his job on the line, saying, “If the BJP wins more than 100 seats in Bengal, then I will leave this job… I will do something else but not this work.” 

Meanwhile, BJP is confident of throwing Mamata Banerjee out of power.

West Bengal election result 2021: Votes will be counted on 2 May.

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West Bengal Exit Poll results 2021: Here's what pollsters predict


West Bengal Exit Poll results 2021: TMC expected to win 104-121 seats; BJP 162-185, predicts Jan Ki Baat

As per Jan Ki Baat survey, Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress (TMC) is expected to win something between 104-121 seats, whereas BJP will get 162-185 and Left+ to get 3-9. Voting for 294 assembly seats in West Bengal were held in eight phases.

West Bengal Exit Poll result LIVE: Tight edge for TMC; huge gain for BJP

West Bengal Exit Poll result LIVE: Tight edge for TMC; huge gain for BJP

BJP is projected to win 138-148 seats defeating the TMC, predicts Republic-CNX Exit polls

BJP: 138-148 seats
TMC: 128-138 seats
Left: 11-21 seats
Others: 0
 
Party wise seat share:
 
BJP: 138-148 seats
TMC: 126-136 seats
Left: 4-8 seats
Congress: 6-9 seats
ISF: 1-3 seats
Others: 1-3 seats

The Congress-Left-ISF tie-up is expected get 14-25 seats in Bengal, Times Now-CVoter Exit Poll predicts

The Congress-Left-ISF tie-up is expected get 14-25 seats in Bengal, Times Now-CVoter Exit Poll predicts
 

West Bengal Exit Poll Results 2021 LIVE: Republic-CNX poll projects BJP passing halfway mark

West Bengal Exit Poll Results 2021 LIVE: Republic-CNX poll projects BJP passing halfway mark.

West Bengal exit poll results LIVE: ABP C-Voter exit poll predicts TMC win in Bengal

Vote percentage on 292 seats as per ABP C-Voter survey
 
TMC: 42.1% votes ; 152-64 seats
BJP: 39% votes ; 109-21 seats
Congress+ : 15.4% votes ; 14-25 seats

West Bengal exit poll results LIVE: Poll of polls gives TMC 149 seats and BJP 160

West Bengal exit poll results LIVE: Poll of polls gives TMC 149 seats and BJP 160

West Bengal exit poll results LIVE: Exit polls indicate trend, not actual results: Experts

Before the actual results are out, the demand for the exit poll data usually outweighs the accuracy of its prediction, as these polls normatively indicate what the nation could expect on the counting-day.

These predictions serve two purposes -- provide real time data on voting trends, and electorate's views on election issues and candidates. But they have a problematic history.

West Bengal election 2021: Polling conducted peacefully today across 11,860 polling stations, says EC

West Bengal election 2021: Polling conducted peacefully today across 11,860 polling stations in Phase 8, says EC

West Bengal elections 2021: 76.07% voter turnout recorded till 5:30 pm

West Bengal Elections 2021 | According to Election Commission of India (ECI), 76.07 per cent voter turnout till 5.32pm for the eight and last phase of West Bengal elections.
 

West Bengal election LIVE: BJP agents beaten up by unindentified people, according to media reports

Two BJP agents in booth numbers 166 and 167 in the Daskal village of Birbhum district were allegedly abducted by people in motorcycles and beaten up mercilessly. The victims were found lying unconscious on the side of a road and have now been shifted to hospitals.

Exit polls 2021 LIVE updates: Who conducts the exit polls?

The polls are conducted by private firms and media organisations such as Today's Chanakya, ABP-Cvoter, News18, India Today-Axis, Times Now-CNX, NewsX-Neta, Republic-Jan Ki Baat, Republic-CVoter, ABP-CSDS and Chintamani.

West Bengal election 2021 LIVE: 76.07% voter turnout recorded till 5.30 pm

West Bengal election 2021 LIVE: 76.07% voter turnout recorded till 5.30 pm

West Bengal Elections 2021: 68.46% voter turnout recorded till 3pm

According to Election Commission of India (ECI), 68.46 per cent voter turnout recorded till 3 pm for the eight and last phase of West Bengal elections.
 
Malda - 70.85%
Murshidabad - 70.91%
Kolkata north - 51.40%
Birbhum - 73.92%

West Bengal exit poll result 2016: IndiaToday-Axis had predicted a clean sweep for the TMC with 233-253 seats

In West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee’s TMC retained its hold over the 294-seat assembly bagging (211) seats. IndiaToday-Axis had predicted a clean sweep for the TMC with 233-253 seats, while Today’s Chanakya was closest to the actual numbers with its 210; C-Voter stuck to 167 seats and ABP News-Nielsen had given Didi’s team 163 seats.
 

West Bengal election 2021 LIVE updates: BJP candidate Anirban Ganguly's car ransacked

BJP candidate Anirban Ganguly's car ransacked allegedly by villagers in Bolpur's Ilambazar in West Bengal with bamboo poles and bricks. Ganguly remains unhurt. Polling for eight and last phase is underway in the state.

Exit poll results 2016: Chanakya nailed West Bengal, Assam and Kerala

 The pollster that had apologised for getting the Bihar assembly results wrong, after hitting headlines for getting right two general elections, managed to pip its competitors in getting the seat haul for Assam, West Bengal and Kerala nearly correct. However, it erred in giving AIADMK, which swept back to power with (134) seats, only 90-99 seats.
 

West Bengal election: Preliminary probe has revealed that firecrackers were set off outside central Kolkata

Preliminary probe has revealed that firecrackers and not bombs were set off outside central Kolkata's Mahajati Sadan: Official

West Bengal election 2021: Voting underway at polling stations under 168 Kashipur-Belgachia constituency

Polling process going on at polling stations under 168 Kashipur-Belgachia Assembly Constituency

West Bengal election: TMC writes to ECI over 'inadequacies' in its direction for counting of votes on May 2

Trinamool Congress writes to Election Commission of India regarding 'inadequacies' in its direction for counting of votes on May 2; says no provision has been made for submission of negative RT-PCR test by polling officers and CAPF personnel

West Bengal election: TMC supporters gherao car of BJP candidate Kalyan Chaubey in Maniktala, North Kolkata

West Bengal election 2021 LIVE: Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury casts his vote in Murshidabad

Congress MP and party's state chief Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury casts his vote for the eighth and final phase of West Bengal elections at a polling booth in Murshidabad.
 

West Bengal election: BJP candidate from Malda accuses TMC, Congress of April 18 attack

Days after being allegedly shot at during campaigning for the West Bengal Assembly elections, BJP candidate from Malda, Gopal Chandra Saha termed Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee-led TMC governance in the state 'jungle raj' and said that the attack was either carried out by the TMC or Congress 'goons'.
 
His remarks came after casting his vote for the eighth and final phase of the West Bengal Assembly elections at a polling booth in Malda on Thursday.
 
Speaking to ANI after casting his vote, Saha said, "There was a public rally on April 18 in Sahapur where I was shot at. It was done by either TMC or Congress goons. There is 'jungle raj' here".
 
Saha was allegedly shot at while he was returning from campaigning on April 18. Saha, who received a bullet injury on his neck, was taken to Maldah Medical Hospital where he underwent an operation.

68.46% voter turnout recorded till 3.37 pm in West Bengal Assembly elections: ECI


West Bengal election LIVE: First time Voter after casting her vote at a polling station

Congress' Bengal chief Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury casts his vote


Glimpse of women polling at a booth in Rejinagar Assembly Constituency


West Bengal election LIVE: 56.28 per cent voter turnout recorded till 1 pm

West Bengal sees a voter turnout of 56.28 per cent as of 1 pm in the last phase of elections.
 

LIVE: TMC supporters obstruct BJP candidate's car in North Kolkata

Electors maintain social distancing at a polling station in Nowda Assembly Constituency


West Bengal election LIVE: Drone Surveillance at Collin Institute

West Bengal election LIVE: Covid protocols being followed at a polling station under Malda district


LIVE: TMC says inadequacies in EC's direction for counting of votes on May 2

West Bengal election 2021 Phase 8: Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar casts vote in Kolkata

West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar and his wife Sudesh Dhankhar on Thursday cast their votes at a polling booth in Chowringhee, Kolkata in the eighth and the final phase of state assembly elections.
 
Speaking on the occasion Dhankhar termed election as the greatest festival in democracy and expressed his happiness at the arrangements made for the voters to exercise their voting right with adherence to COVID protocols.
 
Dhankhar said, "Election is the greatest festival in democracy, we both voted. COVID protocol being followed 100 per cent. I'm very happy with the arrangements. Excellent work done by EC and CAPF. Democracy is powered only by your votes. Anyone who doesn't vote loses the right to grievance."
 
Voting for the the last phase of West Bengal assembly elections began at 7 am and will continue till 6:30 am.

West Bengal Assembly Elections Live Updates: Bomb hurled in North Kolkata; nearly 40% voter turnout till 11 am

West Bengal Assembly Elections Live Updates: Bomb hurled in North Kolkata; nearly 40% voter turnout till 11 am

West Bengal election LIVE: 38.8% voter turnout till 11 am in Phase 8 of polls

West Bengal registered 38.8 per cent voter turnout till 11 am in the eighth phase of polls 

Results of exit polls for elections in Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Assam, Kerala, Puducherry will be aired after 7pm

Results of exit polls for elections in West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Assam, Kerala and UT of Puducherry can be broadcast after 7pm tonight
 

West Bengal election 2021: All eyes are on Birbhum district, which has a history of poll-related violence

Two ministers -- Shashi Panji and Sadhan Pande - are seeking re-election in this phase. All eyes are on Birbhum district, which has a history of poll-related violence.
 

West Bengal exit polls result 2021: Who conducts the exit polls?

The polls are conducted by private firms and media organizations such as Today's Chanakya, ABP-Cvoter, News18, India Today-Axis, Times Now-CNX, NewsX-Neta, Republic-Jan Ki Baat, Republic-CVoter, ABP-CSDS and Chintamani.
 

West Bengal election 2021 LIVE: A total of 127 candidates are either graduates or more

Education
 
A total of 127 candidates are either graduates or more. As many as 152 candidates fall in the 5th-12th pass bracket. Two candidates are just literate and two candidates are unlettered.

West Bengal Election 2021 Phase 8: 19% candidates millionaires

As many as 55 candidates have declared assets worth more than Rs one crore. Of these, 28 are from the TMC, 12 from the BJP, five from the Congress and one from the CPI(M).
 
BJP leader Tapas Kumar Yadav tops the list, with assets worth over 34 crore (34,60,93,674).

West Bengal Election 2021 Phase 8: 23% candidates have criminal records

Among the 283 candidates, 64 have declared criminal cases against themselves. This means 23 percent of candidates in the fray face criminal charges. Of these, 21 are from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), 11 from the Trinamool Congress (TMC), 10 from the Indian National Congress (Congress) and seven from the Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI-M).
 
Out of 64, 50 have serious criminal cases against themselves. Twelve of the candidates have been accused of crime against women.

West Bengal elections: 16.04 per cent voter turnout recorded till 9 am in 35 assembly

West Bengal elections: 16.04 per cent voter turnout recorded till 9 am in 35 assembly seats where polling is underway in final phase.

West Bengal election 2021 LIVE: Phase 7 of Bengal polls on 26 April saw a total of 76.89% voter turnout

West Bengal election 2021 LIVE: Phase 7 of Bengal polls on 26 April saw a total of 76.89% voter turnout 

West Bengal election LIVE: A bomb was hurled near Mahajati Sadan Auditorium in north Kolkata today

West Bengal: A bomb was hurled near Mahajati Sadan Auditorium in north Kolkata today. Election Commission has sought details of the incident. Details awaited.

West Bengal eelctio LIVE: 16.04% voter turnout recorded till 9:30 am

16.04% voter turnout recorded till 9:30 am

Mithun casts vote, congratulates security personnel for peaceful voting

Actor and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Mithun Chakraborty on Thursday cast his vote at a polling station in Kashipur-Belgachia area of North Kolkata during the eighth phase of the ongoing West Bengal Assembly polls.
 
After casting his vote, the actor-turned-politician congratulated the security personnel and said that he never voted so peacefully before.
 
"I had never voted so peacefully ever before. I must congratulate all the security personnel," Chakraborty told ANI. Read on...

West Bengal: BJP candidate from Malda, Gopal Chandra Saha cast his vote at a polling booth in the constituency

He says, "There was a public rally on April 18 in Sahapur where I was shot & taken to hospital. It was done by either TMC or Congress goons. There is 'jungle raj' here"

Man killed after being hit by car in Murshidabad, CPI(M) blames TMC

A man was killed and two others injured as a car hit them in West Bengal's Murshidabad district, triggering tension in the area hours ahead of the polling, police said on Thursday.
 
The incident happened in Shahbazpur village in the Domkal police station area around 10.30 pm on Wednesday, they said.
 
The CPI(M) alleged that its member Kader Mondal (42) was killed, and Asim Al Mamoon (43) and Lal Chand Mondal (42) were injured after TMC candidate Jafikul Islam run his car over them.
 
Islam, the TMC's Domkal candidate, rubbished the allegation, claiming that he was far away from the spot when the incident happened.
 
Police said an investigation has been started to identify those behind the incident.

West Bengal election 2021 LIVE updates: What are exit polls?

The exit polls are post-vote polls, which are conducted after voters have cast their votes. The polls aim to predict the final result on the basis of the information collected from the voters after they walk out of the polling booth. Unlike an opinion poll, which asks the voter whom they plan to vote for, the exit poll asks the voter whom they actually voted for.

West Bengal elections: The poll panel has decided to deploy at least 641 companies of central forces

The poll panel has decided to deploy at least 641 companies of central forces, including 224 in Birbhum district, in the eighth phase to ensure free and fair voting

Voters queue up outside a polling booth in Shantiniketan, Bolpur


West Bengal election 2021: Voters form queues outside polling booth number 23/24 in Malda


West Bengal election 2021: TMC leader dies of Covid-19, wife files complaint against EC

The widow of Trinamool Congress (TMC) candidate Khardaha Kajal Sinha, who died of Covid-19 on April 25, has filed a complaint against the Election Commission.
 
Sinha's wife, Nandita, has accused Deputy Election Commissioner Sudeep Jain along with other officials of the poll panel of not ensuring the "safety of candidates or general public during the ongoing pandemic".
 
Sinha was the TMC candidate for the Khardaha constituency in North 24 Parganas, which underwent polling in the sixth phase of the West Bengal assembly elections. Read on...

West Bengal election 2021 LIVE: Security measures have been heightened

Security measures have been heightened in view of the violence in the previous phases, particularly the death of five people in Cooch Behar in the fourth round of polling on 10 April, an election official told PTI.
 

Voting for the eighth and final phase of West Bengal Election 2021 begins; 35 seats in the fray

Voting for the eighth and final phase of West Bengal Election 2021 begins; 35 seats in the fray

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