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West Bengal election results: Cong-Left ‘jot’ suffers a jolt as Mamata shows who’s boss

West Bengal election results LIVE: Mamata Banerjee-led TMC is heading for a landslide victory in the Assembly elections this year. Get live updates of West Bengal Election as they happen right here.

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Mamata Banerjee as she comes out to celebrate her victory with TMC party workers. (Express Photo by Partha Paul)

With TMC set for a second term with an enhanced majority, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said coming together of CPI(M) and Congress was a “blunder” for both the parties and accused the opposition of spinning a “web of lies” to grab power.

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Unfazed by the recent allegations of corruption against senior party leaders, Mamata Banerjee led Trinamool returned to power for a second consecutive term with the party getting a two-thirds majority in the 294-seat state assembly.

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All India Trinamool Congress candidate Mamata Banerjee speaks during a press conference in Kolkata. (Source: AP photo)

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Thanking the people for the “unprecedented victory”, Banerjee said politics in the state had hit a “historic low” during the electioneering and there should be a “Laxman Rekha” to maintain decency in public discourse.

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West Bengal election results LIVE: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee holding a press conference in Kolkata. (Source: Express Photo by Partha Paul)

“It is an unprecedented victory despite a joint opposition unleashing violence. I thank people of Bengal from bottom of my heart for keeping faith in Trinamool Congress. The opposition had spun a web of lies which has been rejected,” Banerjee said addressing a press conference.

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About TMC’s equation with BJP, she said, “We have ideological differences with it but we will always support it on issues that are beneficial to the people.”

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West Bengal election highlights:

05.28 pm: “We accept the verdict of the people of Assam, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry & Kerala with utmost humility”, said Congress President Sonia Gandhi.

03.40 pm: “We accept the verdict of WB with all humility”, said CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury.

03:30 pm: “This result isn’t surprising, I congratulate Mamata ji”, said Bihar CM Nitish Kumar.

03.10 pm: TMC supporters vandalize CPI (M) office in Asansol.

03.00 pm: “I believed in Congress ideology as I joined politics with that party, but now Congress itself has lost its ideology,” said Mamata Banerjee.

02.53 pm: “I’m interested in working for downtrodden people specially SC/ST, OBC, minorities,” said Mamata Banerjee.

02.50 pm:

This is magic of people,at the end of the day they are the ones who decide who will rule, who won’t-Mamata Banerjee pic.twitter.com/6XUfwzWwVy

— ANI (@ANI_news) May 19, 2016

02.00 pm: TMC’s Baichung Bhutia reacts after losing.

Accept people’s verdict, will look into where we went wrong: Baichung Bhutia on losing to Ashok Bhattacharya pic.twitter.com/3S0qMntY07

— ANI (@ANI_news) May 19, 2016

01. 20 pm: The big wins-

TMC’s Subrata Mukherjee won in Ballygunge.

# Mamata Banerjee, TMC chief, won in Bhawanipur.

#TMC’s Shanta Chhetri is trailing in Kurseong.

# Locket Chatterjee, who contested from BJP, lost in Mayureswar.

# TMC’s Soham Chakraborty is leading in Barjora.

# Chandra Kumar Bose and Deepa Dasmunshi of the BJP and Congress respectively, lost in

# TMC candidate Madan Mitra lost in Kamarhati.

BJP leader Dilip Ghosh has taken a lead in Kharagpur Sadar.

# BJP’s Roopa Ganguly lost to Laxmi Ratan Shukla in North Howrah.

# TMC’s Baichung Bhutia lost in Siliguri.

# TMC’s Debashree Roy is leading in Raidighi.

01.00 pm: Watch Mamata Banerjee holding press conference as she is set to become West Bengal CM for the second term.

WATCH: Mamata Banerjee says,”Bengal is a ‘corruption-less’ state” as she sets to become CM fr 2nd term #Election2016https://t.co/P8T0m0hLew

— ANI (@ANI_news) May 19, 2016

12.35 pm: If a party loses its ideology, it loses everything. CPI(M)-Cong have lost everything,” said Mamata Banerjee.

12.20 pm: Just consider me a ‘LIP’, least important person: CM Mamata Banerjee on if she would play a bigger role in 2019 national elections.

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12:15 pm: “Bengal is a not a corrupted state. There is no corruption in Bengal,” said CM Mamata Banerjee.

12.10 pm: We will take oath on May 27. A session of Assembly will be called before May 29,” said CM Mamata Banerjee.

Tomorrow we have called a meeting of all the newly-elected MLAs at 12:30 PM: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee

— ANI (@ANI_news) May 19, 2016

12.08 pm: “We have ideological differences with BJP but we will always support on issues that are beneficial to the people. We will support GST,” said Mamata.

12.06 pm: “National media has played an impartial and unbiased role,” said Mamta.

12.05 pm:

I want to thank EC as despite several problems, elections were conducted peacefully: Mamata Banerjee #Election2016 pic.twitter.com/ooYHX9GYuo

— ANI (@ANI_news) May 19, 2016

12.05 pm: “This victory has increased our responsibilities. Our aim is to make Bengal the supreme in all spheres,” said Mamata.

12.02 pm:

A smear campaign was launched against us for last 2 yrs but we’re thankful to people for rejecting such campaigns & giving us victory: WB CM

— ANI (@ANI_news) May 19, 2016

12.00 pm: “Attempts to mislead & create an atmosphere of fear among ppl were made but they voted peacefully, fearlessly,” said WB CM.

11.58 am: “On this I’d like to say that one should take lesson from one’s experience,” said Mamata Banerjee.

11.57 am: Mamata criticises the Bengal police for their mishandling of critical situation.

11.55 am: “We fought alone this time. Last elections, Trinamool had won 184 seats in alliance. This time, Opp was united against us,” CM Mamata Banerjee.

11.52 am: “I consider the happiness of the people as my own. I’m grateful to the people for their support,” said Mamata at press conference.

11.52 am:

Kolkata: CM Mamata Banerjee and TMC leaders show the victory sign #Election2016 pic.twitter.com/b32aDq9Rro

— ANI (@ANI_news) May 19, 2016

11.50 am: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee holds press conference in Kolkata, after TMC’s big win. Thanks the people of the state.

11.40 am: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee’s TMC has won in six seats.

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11.30 am: Mamata Banerjee leading with 21539 in Bhabanipur, followed by Congress’ Deepa Dasmunsi (10045 votes).

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11.20 am: Trinamool wins 3 seats in West Bengal.

11.15 am: PM Narendra Modi congratulated TMC Supremo Mamata Banerjee on her impressive victory.

Spoken to @MamataOfficial ji & congratulated her on the impressive victory. My best wishes to her as she begins her 2nd term.

— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 19, 2016

10.25 am: Celebrations outside Mamata Banerjee’s residence.

Kolkata: Celebrations outside Mamata Banerjee’s residence after early trends show her leading by over 3000 votes pic.twitter.com/302uF0Y5cu

— ANI (@ANI_news) May 19, 2016

10.15 am: TMC chief Mamata Banerjee takes big lead of over 3000 votes over BJP’s Chandra Bose in her constituency, Bhawanipur.

10.10 am: The trends right now-

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9.55 am: BJP’s Chandra Bose closes gap in  Bhabanipur constituency, Mamata Banerjee now leads by 158 votes: ANI

9.35 am: 

#Elections2016 : BJP’s Chandra Bose in third position in Bhabanipur constituency in West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee leads

— ANI (@ANI_news) May 19, 2016

9.30 am: EC data: TMC-83, Congress-12,Left-13, BJP-2,RSP-1, GJM-2, Independent-1

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9.20 am: According to latest EC data after first round of counting TMC leads in 13 seats, Left alliance in 9, BJP in 1.

9.15 am: TMC’s candidate from Siliguri Bhaichung Bhutia trails CPIM candidate Ashok Bhattacharya by 1373 votes.

9.00 am: With AITC in the lead, INC has taken the second lead and CPI(M) has settled in the third place. From second lead, BJP has been pushed to the fourth place.

8. 45 am: The trends right now shown on a map

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8.30 am: AITC leading in 25 constituency; BJP and INC neck to neck in West Bengal.

8.20 am: AITC’s Humayun Kabir leading in Raninagar.

8.15 am: BJP’s Dilip Kumar Ghosh is leading in Kharagpur Sadar.

8.10 am: AITC’s Firhad Hakim leading in Kolkata port.

8.00 am: #Elections2016 | Counting begins in West Bengal. Postal ballots to be opened first.

6.45 am: Security tightened outside counting centre in Siliguri, West Bengal.

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