3:20 pm | BJP’s John Barla leads TMC Dasrath Tirkey by 11,08,09 votes in Alipurduars. In 2014 general elections, Dasrath Tirkey of the TMC defeated Manohar Tirkey of the RSP with a vote margin of 1.75 per cent or 21,397 votes. The Alipurduars constituency was represented by the Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP) from 1977, when it first went to general elections, to 2014. Pius Tirkey served as the MP from 1997 to 1996 and Joachim Baxla from 1996 to 2014.
3:00 pm | BJP state president Dilip Ghosh leads TMC’s Manas Ranjan Bhunia by 35,431 votes in Medinipur. In the 2014 general elections, Sandhya Roy of the TMC defeated the then sitting MP Prabodh Panda of the Communist Party of India (CPI) with a margin of 14.68 per cent or 1,85,128 votes.
2:50 pm | TMC’s Kakoli Ghoshdastidar leads BJP’s Mrinal Kanti Debnath by 99,901 vores in Barasat. In the 2014 general elections, Kakoli Ghosh Dastidardefeated Mortoza Hussain of the AIFB to attain a second Parliamentary term with a margin of 13.64 per cent or 1,73,141 votes. Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar has served the Barasat constituency in the Lok Sabha since 2009.
2:40 pm | TMC Candidate from Asansol, Moon Moon Sen reacts on present trends, she is trailing BJP candidate Babul Supriyo by over 65,000 votes in West Bengal. The 2014 general elections saw the BJP dethrone the CPI-M from its twenty-five year long run. Babul Supriyo defeated the then sitting MP Bansa Gopal Chowdhury and TMC candidate Dola Sen with a margin of 6.17 per cent or 70,480 votes.
2:30 pm | In Purulia, BJP’s Jyotirmay Singh Mahato leads TMC’s Dr Mriganka Mahato by 86,950 votes. In the 2014 general elections, Mriganko Mohato of the TMC defeated Narahari Mahato of the AIFB with a margin of 12.77 per cent or 1,53,877 votes. The Purulia Lok Sabha seat has been dominated by the Left front led by the AIFB. The AIFB has served the seat in the Lok Sabha for 11 terms consecutively from 1977 to 2014.
2:20 pm | 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,” West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee wrote on Twitter
2:10 pm | TMC’s Mimi Chakraborty leads BJP’s Anupam Hazra by 1,57,107 votes in Jadavpur. In the 2014 general elections, Sugata Bose of the TMC defeated former MP Sujan Chakraborty of the CPI-M with a margin of 9.84 per cent or 1,25,203 votes. However Sugata Bose has not been fielded by the party in the 2019 general elections.
1:55 pm | TMC’s Moon Moon Sen trails BJP’s Babul Supriyo by 69,735 votes in Asansol. The 2014 general elections saw the BJP dethrone the CPI-M from its twenty-five year long run. Babul Supriyo defeated the then sitting MP Bansa Gopal Chowdhury and TMC candidate Dola Sen with a margin of 6.17 per cent or 70,480 votes.
1:45 pm | Abu Taher Khan of TMC leads Abu Hena of Congress by 79,752 votes in Murshidabad. In the 2014 general elections, Badaruddoza Khan of the CPI-M defeated the then sitting MP Abdul Mannan Hossain of the Congress with a margin of 1.43 per cent or 18,453 votes. Abdul Mannan Hossain had held the term for two terms representing the Congress prior to the 2014 general elections.
1:35 pm | In Basirhat, TMC’s Nusrat Jahan Ruhi leads BJP’s Sayantan Basu by 1,42,060 votes. In the 2014 general elections, Idris Ali of the TMC defeated Nurul Huda of the CPI with a margin of 8.61 per cent or 1,09,659 votes. However, Idris Ali has not been fielded this time by the TMC in the 2019 general elections.
1:25 pm | As per trends, the TMC has so far secured 44.61 per cent votes, closely followed by the BJP, which has bagged 38.99 per cent votes. The CPI(M) and the Congress have garnered a meagre 6.66 per cent and 5.44 per cent share of the pie respectively. The Congress is leading in one constituency, while the Left is yet to to take a lead in any of the 42 constituencies.
1:15 pm | BJP’s Subhas Sarkar leads TMC’s Mamata Thakur by 40,030 votes in Bankura. The Bankura Lok Sabha seat has been a Left stronghold for the past 50 years. The BJP has never held the Bankura seat in the Lok Sabha. In the 2014 general elections, Moon Moon Sen of the TMC unseated nine-time MP Basudeb Acharia of the CPI-M with a margin of 7.97 per cent or 98,506 votes. Basudeb Acharia served the Bankura constituency in the Lok Sabha from 1980 all the way to 2014.
1:05 pm | BJP’s Arjun Sigh leads TMC’s Dinesh Trivedi by 5,221 votes in Barrackpore. The 2014 general elections saw Dinesh Trivedi retaining his set by defeating Subhashini Ali of the CPI-M with a margin of 19.67 per cent or 2,06,773 votes. The Barrackpore constituency had been a stronghold for CPI-M until 2009 when Trivedi defeated CPI-M stalwart and six-time MP Tarin Baran Topdar with a margin of 56,024 votes. Since then Trivedi has represented the constituency in the Lok Sabha.
12: 55 pm | Union Minister Babul Supriyo is ahead of actress-turned-politician Moon Moon Sen in Asansol Lok Sabha constituency by a margin of over 45,000 votes. Sitting MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury of Congress is leading by over 8,000 votes in Baharampur seat against TMC’s Apurba Sarkar.
12: 45 pm | BJP is making inroads in West Bengal by leading on 17 out of 42 Lok Sabha seats, according to Election Commission trends.Trinamool Congress of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is ahead on 24 seats, the trends showedCongress is leading on one seat.In the 2014 general elections, BJP had won only two parliamentary constituencies, while TMC garnered 34 seats.
12:35 pm | Visuals of celebrations outside BJP office in Kolkata. The party has made in-roads in the state with leads in 17 constituencies. On the other hand, Congress has made a very minimal impact with its seat tally of one.