West Bengal Assembly Election 2016 Results: TMC garnered two-third majority

May 20, 2016 09:19 IST

TMCElection Commission on 19 May 2016 announced results of 2016 Legislative Assembly Election of West Bengal. The elections were held in six phases between 4 April 2016 and 5 May 2016 for 294 assembly seats.

In the elections, ruling All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) of Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee crossed the two-third mark by winning 211 seats. Congress-Left combine has taken 76 seats while BJP has bagged three seats. Independents and others have won four seats.

Results as declared

Party

Won

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)

3

Communist Party of India (CPI)

1

Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI-M)

26

Indian National Congress (INC)

44

All India Forward Bloc (AIFB)

2

All India Trinamool Congress (TMC)

211

Revolutionary Socialist Party

3

Gorkha Janmukti Morcha

3

Independent

1

Total

294

WestBengal

West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC Supremo, Mamta Banerjee won from Bhabanipur Assembly Constituency. She defeated her nearest Congress rival Deepa Dasmunshi by over 25 thousand votes. West Bengal Speaker Biman Banerjee has won from Baruipur Paschim Constituency.

Comment
The huge victory in the assembly elections 2016 compared to 2011 elections by Mamta-led TMC can be attributed to her campaign “Maa, Maati, Maanush.” In 2011 elections her party was able to secure just 184 seats.

The huge margin of victory signifies that Mamta is heading on the way in which she will break the record of late Communist leader Jyoti Basu, who remained chief minister of West Bengal for 23 consecutive years -- from 21 June 1977 to 5 November 2000.

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