Nandigram, West Bengal Assembly election result 2021 live updates: Mamata Banerjee trailing Suvendu Adhikari

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16:42 IST: It’s a close contest between Mamata Banerjee and Adhikari Suvendu in Nandigram. AITC’s Mamata Banerjee and BJP’s Adhikari Suvendu are locked in a neck-to-neck battle. As per the latest result trends, Mamata Banerjee is currently leading from the seat.

16:20 IST: Meanwhile, at the state level TMC is winning on 1, leading on 211 seat, BJP+ leading on 78 seat, LEFT+ leading on 1 seat, OTH leading on 1 seat

16:12 IST: 8 hours have passed since counting began in Nandigram and the race here is pretty tight. AITC’s Mamata Banerjee is currently leading over BJP’s Adhikari Suvendu by just 820 votes.

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15:54 IST: It looks like things are going to go down to the wire in Nandigram. After 7 hours of counting, AITC’s Mamata Banerjee is leading over BJP’s Adhikari Suvendu with 4099 votes. However, the situation is pretty fluid right now.

15:50 IST: Nandigram is seeing a close fight between AITC and BJP. Mamata Banerjee of AITC is currently in the lead with 98923 votes. However, Adhikari Suvendu of BJP isn’t far behind. The latter as polled 94824 votes so far.

15:32 IST: Mamata Banerjee of AITC is in the lead in Nandigram with 91485 votes. However, Adhikari Suvendu of BJP is close behind with 88353 votes.

15:20 IST: After 7 hours of counting, Adhikari Suvendu of BJP is currently leading in Nandigram. Mamata Banerjee of AITC is currently in the second place. There is a difference to of 4392 votes between the two candidates.

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14:56 IST: BJP candidate Adhikari Suvendu is currently in the lead in Nandigram with 79083 votes. AITC candidate Mamata Banerjee is in the second position with 74691 votes.

14:46 IST: BJP candidate Adhikari Suvendu currently ahead of AITC candidate Mamata Banerjee as counting continues in Nandigram.

14:46 IST: Meanwhile, at the state level TMC leading on 206 seat, BJP+ leading on 83 seat, LEFT+ leading on 1 seat, OTH leading on 2 seat

14:34 IST: After 6 hours of counting, Adhikari Suvendu of BJP is currently leading in Nandigram. Mamata Banerjee of AITC is currently in the second place. There is a difference to of 7237 votes between the two candidates.

14:17 IST: BJP candidate Adhikari Suvendu is currently in the lead in Nandigram with 42574 votes. AITC candidate Mamata Banerjee is in the second position with 35337 votes.

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14:02 IST: It’s been 6 hours since counting began in Nandigram. As things stand, BJP candidate Adhikari Suvendu has a lead of 7237 votes over AITC candidate Mamata Banerjee.

13:46 IST: After 5 hours of counting, Adhikari Suvendu of BJP is currently leading in Nandigram. Mamata Banerjee of AITC is currently in the second place. There is a difference to of 7237 votes between the two candidates.

13:33 IST: BJP candidate Adhikari Suvendu currently ahead of AITC candidate Mamata Banerjee as counting continues in Nandigram.

13:24 IST: Meanwhile, at the state level TMC leading on 205 seat, BJP+ leading on 84 seat, LEFT+ leading on 1 seat, OTH leading on 2 seat

13:18 IST: It’s been 5 hours since counting began in Nandigram. As things stand, BJP candidate Adhikari Suvendu has a lead of 7237 votes over AITC candidate Mamata Banerjee.

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12:48 IST: After 4 hours of counting, Adhikari Suvendu of BJP is currently leading in Nandigram. Mamata Banerjee of AITC is currently in the second place. There is a difference to of 7237 votes between the two candidates.

12:48 IST: BJP’s Adhikari Suvendu has maintained their lead in Nandigram. Right now, Adhikari Suvendu has polled 34430 votes and is leading over AITC candidate Mamata Banerjee, who has polled 30655 votes.

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12:22 IST: BJP candidate Adhikari Suvendu is currently in the lead in Nandigram with 34430 votes. AITC candidate Mamata Banerjee is in the second position with 30655 votes.

12:12 IST: Meanwhile, at the state level TMC leading on 198 seat, BJP+ leading on 92 seat, OTH leading on 2 seat

11:56 IST: Who is going to win Nandigram? Current counting trends favour Adhikari Suvendu of BJP. Adhikari Suvendu has polled 7287 votes so far and is currently leading over Mamata Banerjee of AITC,who has polled 5790 votes.

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11:18 IST: BJP candidate Adhikari Suvendu looks headed for a victory over AITC’s Mamata Banerjee in Nandigram. While votes are still being counted, Adhikari Suvendu has a substantial lead of 8201 votes over Mamata Banerjee.

11:16 IST: Things look difficult for AITC’s Mamata Banerjee, who is currently in the second place in Nandigram. BJP’s Adhikari Suvendu is currently in the first place with a huge lead of 8201 votes over Mamata Banerjee.

11:13 IST: Wondering what’s going on at the state’s level in West Bengal? Latest trends show that TMC leading on 188 seat, BJP+ leading on 98 seat, OTH leading on 4 seat

11:13 IST: Counting is still on in Nandigram, but things look pretty good for BJP candidate Adhikari Suvendu right now. Adhikari Suvendu has a comfortable lead of 4728 votes over AITC candidate Mamata Banerjee right now.

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10:55 IST: BJP candidate Adhikari Suvendu looks headed for a victory over AITC’s Mamata Banerjee in Nandigram. While votes are still being counted, Adhikari Suvendu has a substantial lead of 4728 votes over Mamata Banerjee.

10:38 IST: Things look difficult for AITC’s Mamata Banerjee, who is currently in the second place in Nandigram. BJP’s Adhikari Suvendu is currently in the first place with a huge lead of 4728 votes over Mamata Banerjee.

10:38 IST: Counting is still on in Nandigram, but things look pretty good for BJP candidate Adhikari Suvendu right now. Adhikari Suvendu has a comfortable lead of 4728 votes over AITC candidate Mamata Banerjee right now.

10:24 IST: BJP candidate Adhikari Suvendu currently ahead of AITC candidate Mamata Banerjee as counting continues in Nandigram.

10:21 IST: Meanwhile, at the state level TMC leading on 152 seat., BJP+ leading on 119 seat., LEFT+ leading on 3 seat., OTH leading on 3 seat.

10:12 IST: BJP candidate Adhikari Suvendu is now in the lead. BJP candidate Adhikari Suvendu has overtaken AITC candidate Mamata Banerjee in Nandigram, and currently has a lead of 1497 votes over the latter.

09:34 IST: Counting of votes has begun in West Bengal’s Nandigram. Initial trends show that Adhikari Suvendu of BJP is leading. Manoj Kumar Das of SUCI(C) is currently in the second place.

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08:03 IST: And here we go. Counting of votes has begun in Nandigram. Will AITC be able to hold on to the seat? Stay tuned to find out. The initial result trends for Nandigram will be out shortly.

Mamata Banerjee Takes Slim Lead In Nandigram Against Suvendu Adhikari

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Bengal Election Results 2021: Mamata Banerjee is nearly 5,000 votes behind Suvendu Adhikari.

After several hours of counting of votes, Mamata Banerjee took a slim lead in her prestige fight in Bengal’s Nandigram, where her BJP rival is her former trusted lieutenant Suvendu Adhikari.

The Bengal Chief Minister trailed Suvendu Adhikari in the early rounds of counting, which dimmed her party’s euphoria at its spectacular election victory in Bengal over the BJP.

Nandigram is the town that catapulted Mamata Banerjee to power for the first time in 2011.

Then, Suvendu Adhikari was Ms Banerjee’s right hand man as she campaigned for farmers' land rights and rallied people around the Trinamool. He later won from the constituency and for years, the Adhikari family had a firm grip over Nandigram.

Suvendu Adhikari’s switch to the BJP led to a flood of defections from the Trinamool Congress and left her without many top aides.

Ms Banerjee, stung by Mr Adhikari’s betrayal, decided to take the fight straight to his stronghold to prove a point. She gave up her constituency Bhowanipore in Kolkata. In her speeches, she said she chose to contest Nandigram “to salute the Nandigram movement” and promised she would never abandon the constituency.

It is while campaigning in Nandigram that the 66-year-old Chief Minister suffered a leg injury; she accused the BJP of a role in the incident, in which her leg was allegedly crushed by her car door by the press of a large crowd. For the rest of the campaign, she was in a wheelchair.

Suvendu Adhikari has vowed to quit politics if he doesn’t defeat Mamata Banerjee by more than 50,000 votes. Taunting his former mentor, Mr Adhikari has also asked her to be ready with a letterhead that says: “Former chief minister”.

West Bengal Election Result 2021 | Nandigram Assembly Constituency: Mamata Banerjee wins against Suvendu Adhikari by over 1,200 votes

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West Bengal Election Result 2021 | Nandigram Assembly Constituency: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Suvendu Adhikari

Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has defeated the her former aide-turned-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) rival Suvendu Adhikari in the Nandigram assembly constituency, reports said. The counting of votes was still underway in other seats of Bengal.

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee wins Nandigram constituency by 1200 votes, defeating BJP’s Suvendu Adhikari. pic.twitter.com/kMzRKcmqJH

— ANI (@ANI) May 2, 2021

The battle in Nandigram was considered to be a cliffhanger, with Adhikari leading during the initial round of counting, followed by Banerjee reversing the trends by noon. Before the final round of vote count, Adhikari regained a lead of six votes. However, after the last round was completed, the TMC supremo was reported as the winner with a margin of over 1,200 votes.

Across the state, the Trinamool has taken a lead on 214 out of the 292 seats that went to polls. The BJP is a distant second with leads on 76 seats, and the Congress was ahead in one constituency.

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Adhikari had won the Nandigram seat in 2016 on a Trinamool ticket. But the constituency has been held by Banerjee’s party since 2009.

Banerjee opted to take the fight to the Opposition camp by contesting from Nandigram, and not contesting from her ‘safe’ Bhabanipur seat. During the campaign, Adhikari had attacked the chief minister calling her an “outsider” to the area. The constituency was once a Left stronghold.

Banerjee’s TMC has been fighting to keep the BJP’s surge at bay. The saffron party has shown a dramatic electoral rise in the state over the last few years.

Counting of votes for the assembly polls is also underway across Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and the Union Territory of Puducherry.