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Friday, May 13, 2011

Mamata tsunami sweeps away left front bastion in West Bengal

Kolkata, 13 May : Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress today toppled the world's longest-running Left Front government in West Bengal, securing three-fourths majority in the 294-member Assembly with ally Congress.
Set to take over the reins as the state's first woman chief minister, 56-year-old Mamata Banerjee steered Trinamool Congress to a resounding and historic victory by bulldozing the CPI(M)-led Left Front. Her party alone secured 182 seats, while ally Congress bagged 46 seats.
Of the total 290 results declared till tonight, the Trinamool Congress-Congress alliance snapped up 222 seats.
Election department sources said that Trinamool Congress candidates were ahead in three more seats.
Another Trinamool partner, SUCI, bagged the Joynagar seat in South 24 Parganas district. Three seats among six others were won by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha in Darjeeling district.
On the other hand, the CPI(M)-led Left Front, which had secured 235 seats in the 2006 Assembly elections, suffered a meltdown managing only 60 seats. Photos : Rupak De Chowdhuri, Reuters

Results unexpected, we accept people's verdict : Left Front
Kolkata, 13 May : With Trinamool Congress-Congress combine scoring a landslide win in West Bengal, the CPI(M) today dubbed the result "unexpected" but said it humbly accepted the verdict of the people and assured of playing the role of a responsible and constructive opposition in the assembly.
"The results are unexpected. The Left Front humbly accepted the verdict of the people and promised to play the role of a responsible and constructive opposition in the assembly", a joint statement issued by outgoing Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee and LF chairman Biman Bose here said.