New Delhi: As West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee stacks up massive victory in the state with the Trinamool Congress leading in 219 of 294 seats and the BJP seems likely to finish below the 100-mark, the TMC supremo take a jibe at rival BJP saying, “‘Khela hobe’ did happen, and we did win.”
Celebrating her massive victory, she said, “The BJP kept going on and on about double-engine sarkar, while I assured you all that I will score a double century. This is Bangla’s win… this is Bengal’s win… this is your win. This win has saved Bengal, it has saved the culture and tradition of Bengal.”
Watch | “Don’t worry about #Nandigram, I struggled for Nandigram because I fought a movement. It’s ok. Let the Nandigram people give whatever verdict they want, I accept that”: Mamata Banerjee on #ElectionResults #WestBengalPolls pic.twitter.com/jzUUBoJEIx
— NDTV (@ndtv) May 2, 2021
Addressing a press conference, after her major win, Mamata said, “This win has saved people of Bengal,” however, she also urged her party workers to not to celebrate. She said that the swearing-in ceremony would be a small affair in view of the COVID-19 crisis.
With her party Trinamool Congress crossing the halfway mark in the closely contested assembly election 2021 in the state, the trends suggested after early hours of counting of votes on Sunday.
As per poll result trend earlier in the day, the ruling TMC was leading in 194 seats, while the BJP was leading in 81 seats around 12 noon. If the current trends hold, the party will easily form its third successive government in the state. However, for the most part of early trends, both parties were neck and neck as the latest leads continue to come in.
The poll results in the four states and the Union Territory will possibly reflect how the handling of the COVID pandemic has played on the voters’ mind.