Lok Sabha election results 2019: TMC regains lead from BJP in pitched battle for West Bengal
Updated : May 23, 2019 05:43 PM IST
Trinamool Congress (TMC) has taken the lead back from the Bharatiya Janata Party in West Bengal in what remains a tightly-contested state. TMC is ahead in 21 constituencies while the BJP is leading in 12.
The BJP's Jagannath Sarkar (Ranaghat), Jyotiroy Mahato (Purulia), Khagen Murmu (Malda North), Shantanu Thakur (Bongaon), Doodh Kumar Mondal (Birbhum), Soumitra Khan (Bishnupur), Arjun Singh (Barrackpur), and SS Ahluwalia (Burdwan0-Durgapur) are in the lead.
Elections in the state were held in seven-phases beginning April 11, with 466 candidates, including 54 women, in the fray.