The Congress, which had ruled the state before the Left Front came to power in 1977, drew a blank in the elections to the 294-member assembly held earlier this year.
Though the encrypted political message in these results will be clearer only after a while, there are certain unmistakable moral lessons.
The BJP’s biggest mistake, as it desperately sought to occupy people’s mindspace and create hype, was to invite hordes of TMC leaders accused of goondaism into its fold
The Congress did not have much stake in West Bengal and Tamil Nadu, where it won in alliance with the DMK.
Kapil Sibal hailed Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee who is all set to continue her third term in West Bengal.
Following Chandana Bauri's win, many took to Twitter and hailed her for this astounding success, despite coming from a humble background.
While Kumaraswamy likened Mamata to Goddess Durga, Gowda said no other ordinary leader could have pulled off a victory like she did.
The counting will decide the electoral fate of 2,116 candidates including nominees of the Left-Congress-Indian Secular Front alliance.
In her complaint, she mentioned that the poll panel rejected the TMC's repeated requests to club the last three phases of the Assembly elections.
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Over 84.77 lakh voters will decide the political fate of 283 candidates in this phase.
Nadda also said the elections in the state remained peaceful this time as his party workers did not fall into the trap of the ruling Trinamool Congress.
JP Nadda wondered whether it was ego that prevented Mamata Banerjee from attending the virtual meet with the PM.
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The Bengal chief minister welcomed Madras HC order which says the Election Commission of India EC cannot escape responsibility for covid spike during polls.
In a preliminary report, the police said Central Industrial Security Force personnel opened fire after a group of 200-odd villagers allegedly attacked them and tried to snatch their weapons.
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BJP MP and candidate from Tollygunge assembly constituency Supriyo reached there and ensured the agent's entry.