General election to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal for 291 constituencies of the 294 constituencies in West Bengal are scheduled to be held between 27 March to 29 April 2021 in 8 phases. Voting for 3 remaining constituencies was delayed and are scheduled to be held on 16 May 2021.
In the previous elections in 2016, the All India Trinamool Congress (AITC or TMC) retained its majority in the Legislative Assembly with 211 seats. The Indian National Congress won 44 seats and the Left Front won 33 seats fighting within an alliance. While the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha managed to win only 3 seats each of the total 294 seats
The counting of votes for this election will be held on 2 May.
Many organizations have conducted the survey before and during the election, which shows that which political party is likely to win in how many seats.
According to this survey, the results of the exit poll so far are as follows –
TMC+ – 200 – 210
Congress + Left – 30-35
BJP – 15-18
Others – 45-50
With no major contenders for the Chief Minister’s post from the BJP, Congress and the Left parties, the inclination of voters is being seen towards Mamata Banerjee. Due to the election being conducted in 8 phases, the BJP has also to bear the loss. Because of the 8-phase long-term election, there were countless rallies due to which the Kovid epidemic spread in Bengal. Due to this, the anger of BJP among the people of Bengal increased. The peasant movement had already sparked a feeling of anger towards the BJP. Corona disappointed the public against the BJP.
The people of Bengal are very happy with Mamata Banerjee’s public utility schemes, they are afraid that if the BJP comes to Bengal, then these public utility schemes will be stopped. Therefore, an atmosphere was seen against the BJP in public.
The BJP came to Bengal as such a weak party that it had no candidate for the post of Chief Minister. The BJP gave prominence to rebel candidates from the Trinamool Congress. Due to this, even the original leaders of BJP cadre did not support BJP. BJP’s planning was that damage control would be taken from the rallies of the Prime Minister. But the growing Corona cases in the country ruined the BJP’s planning.