Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has congratulated the BJP after the counting of the votes of the Lok Sabha elections in 2019 and the inevitability now of another Narendra Modi government at the centre.
Mamata tweeted: “Congratulations to the winners. But all losers are not losers. We have to do a complete review and then we will share our views with you all. Let the counting process be completed fully and the VVPATs matched.”
According to the trends received so far, the BJP-led NDA is close to winning 347 seats while UPA has got 91, BSP-SP coalition has got 19 while other parties are close to winning 86 seats. While elections were held for 543 Lok Sabha seats, after the seizure of a large amount of money in Vellore of Tamil Nadu, the election was cancelled there.
The BJP is leading more than 292 seats alone, which is much more than the magical figures needed to form the government. If the party wins all these seats, then it will be more than its 2014 tally of 282 seats.
The BJP has increased its vote share by about 20% in West Bengal: From 17.02% in 2014 to about 39 % (till 1 PM). It was proceeding in 16 of the 24 seats in Punjab while, in 2014, it had won only two seats.
The State’s ruling party Trinamool increased its vote share too by nearly f5%. It was 45% until 11 o’clock, which was 39.79% in 2014. But, the party was leading in just 25 seats, while in 2014, the Trinamool had 34 seats.