Trinamool Congress, led by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has retained power in West Bengal after registering a massive victory for the third consecutive term in the State Assembly Elections 2021. Mamata Banerjee rejoiced on her win and called it a ‘landslide victory’.
Out of the total 292 seats, the ruling Trinamool Congress Party (TMC) has won 213 seats, whereas BJP managed to gather 77 seats.
Mamata, however, lost her Nandigram seat to her friend turned foe BJP’s Suvendhu Adhikari.
“I accept the verdict in Nandigram- it is not a big deal. Don’t worry”, Mamata said after the election results were announced.
The 292 member newly elected West Bengal Assembly also includes 42 Muslims MLAs and 4 women. All of them contested on TMC’s tickets.
Indian National Congress, Communist Party of India-(Marxist), All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen and Indian Secular Front could not manage to win a single seat in the state.
Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi has congratulated Mamata Banerjee for TMC’s performance in the Assembly polls and said that BJP will keep serving the people of Bengal.
“Congratulations to Mamata Didi for @AITCofficial’s win in West Bengal. The Centre will continue to extend all possible support to the West Bengal Government to fulfil people’s aspirations and also to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic,” Modi tweeted.
However, some Right-wing associates are unable to acknowledge BJP’s defeat and seem to scratch their heads and skin.
Babul Supriyo, BJP’s former Member of Parliament from Asansol who has lost in the election with 50,000 votes expressed his anger on the citizens of West Bengal.
He said that Bengal has made a ‘historic mistake’ by not voting him and his party and that they have ‘voted for cruel lady’ in reference to Mamata Banerjee.
Breaking the tradition Supriyo also refused to congratulate Trinamool Party on their victory.