The West Bengal Assembly election 2021 result will be declared on 2 May as the counting of votes begins at 8 AM. Despite the election, held amid a raging Covid-19 pandemic, dragging on for over a month, voter enthusiasm hardly showed any sign of waning. West Bengal BJP President Dilip Ghosh said that he is confident that his party will win elections this year. When asked who will take the responsibility of the party loses, Ghosh said, “Being the party chief, I will take the responsibility in case we lose”. Trends don’t decide the election, results do. Counting is underway, we are still hopeful that we will win.
In one of the most gruelling and arguably the most bitterly fought polls in a long time, an estimated around 80% of over 84.77 lakh voters exercised their franchise in Bengal. As counting begins in Bengal, early trends and names of the candidates leading and trailing will start tricking in shortly.
The result will decide whether Mamata Banerjee, who has been in power for 10 years and is arguably fighting the toughest poll of her political career, has been able to thwart the challenge by the battle-hardened election army of the BJP led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah.
BJP national-general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya said, “I’m surprised that Babul Supriyo is trailing from Tollygunge seat… Can’t say anything for now…I’m sure that we will cross the magic number by the evening.” Can’t say anything for now…I’m sure we will cross the magic number by the evening. he said.
The BJP is currently leading on 87 seats and the AITC on 176 seats. Here’s a detailed analysis of trends on swing seats in West Bengal. BJP candidate from Nandigram Suvendu Adhikari continues to be ahead of Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee by 3,710 votes.