The trawler toppled due to high tide, and the fishermen fell into the river.
Importantly, Trinamool Congress has refrained from celebrations amid surging coronavirus cases in the state and decided to hold a victory march once the pandemic is over.
The drama continued till the last round when news of Mamata’s victory came in, but minutes later, Suvendu’s victory by 1,956 votes was announced.
The saffron party also paid the price for fielding as many as 148 Trinamool turncoats, including 18 MLAs. This ended up resulting in two things that paved the way for their crushing defeat.
Belying expectations of a tight contest, the TMC candidates appeared galloping to victory, and, if the current trends hold, the party will easily form its third successive government in the state.
Another 15 rounds of counting will take place in Nandigram before the result is announced.
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The month-long West Bengal election that was held in eight phases under the shadow of a raging pandemic saw blame games, insider-outsider debates and political attacks.
The Election Commission has advised him to desist from using such statements while making public utterances when Model Code of Conduct is in force.
The EC sent the letter to Banerjee on Saturday in response to a complaint filed by her on April 1, when polling was held in Nandigram, alleging irregularities in the polling process.
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PM Modi said Mamata should accept defeat in Nandigram and that if she decides to contest from another seat, she would lose from there also.
He added that TMC has gained 6 per cent advantage over other parties in the ongoing polls in the state.
Nandigram is the home turf of Adhikari, while Mamata is contesting from Nandigram and not from her home turf Bhabanipur constituency.
Elections are often described, even casually, as a metaphor for a battlefield to build up a mere electoral contest to a trench war.
A BJP delegation met Election Commission officials here and demanded action against West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee.
Banerjee, who began her north Bengal tour with the rally here, alleged that the election is not being conducted by the Election Commission but by Amit Shah, the Home Minister.