Kolkata, May 23 (GCCurrentAffairs) The Exit Poll prediction, which Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee dubbed ‘Exit Poll Gossip’, is turning out to be true with the BJP taking comfortable lead in 16 Lok Sabha seats in the state as far as the latest available trends.
The ruling Trinamool Congress is leading in 25 seats, while the Congress in one. The most pathetic situation is facing the Left Front in Bengal, which is yet to take lead from any constituency.
After initial rounds of counting, Left Front’s vote share is down to 6.9 per cent from19.75 per cent in 2014, while the BJP’s is up from 17.02 per cent (2014) to above 38 per cent, a jump of about 21 per cent.
The Trinamool Congress, however, is maintaining a status quo with around 45 per cent, same as of 2016 Assembly percentage of 45 per cent.
The seats, where the BJP is marching ahead, included Asansol, Darjeeling, Bankura, Bishnupur, Ranaghat, Alipurduars, Bongaon, Bardhaman-Durgapur, Malda North and Hooghly.
Meanwhile, BJP leader Roopa Ganguly on Thursday said that BJP would have won more seats in West Bengal had Trinamool Congress (TMC) not resorted to violence and pressurise the masses in all the seven phases of elections in the state.
“People are tired of Mamata Banerjee in West Bengal. Had the elections been held in a fair manner BJP would have won more than 30 seats here that is what Banerjee was afraid of, hence the violence in all seven phases,” Ganguly said.
She asserted that the BJP was afraid for the security of people in those constituencies where it has performed exceptionally well but could not secure a win because of the TMC’s ‘goons’.