Congress Lost Deposits in Both Bengal Seats Where Rahul Held Rallies, 3rd Front in 85% Seats

The decimation of the Third Entrance in West Bengal displays in the truth that its candidates misplaced deposits in 85% of the constituencies it fought and the Congress in each seats the place senior celebration chief Rahul Gandhi held rallies.

An evaluation of the election outcomes by Information18 reveals that Third Entrance candidates might retain their deposits in simply 42 of the 292 seats that went to polls (voting was suspended within the two remaining seats within the state). A candidate loses deposit if s/he’s unable to safe 16.5% of the votes polled. Each the Left and the Congress scored a clean within the state by way of seats, whereas the Indian Secular Entrance (ISF) might win only one, in a complete decimation of the Third Entrance in West Bengal. The ISF did put up a greater total efficiency than the opposite two allies.

What can be extraordinarily embarrassing for the Congress is that it misplaced badly within the two seats — Matigara-Naxalbari and Goalpokhar — the place Gandhi had held rallies on April 14. The candidates there even misplaced their deposits. The Congress had held Matigara-Naxalbari for a decade, however the sitting MLA, Sankar Malakar, got here third this time, polling simply 9% votes. In Goalpokhar too, the Congress candidate got here third, polling simply 12% votes. The Congress had held this seat from 2006 to 2009, after which from 2011 to 2016.

Wanting on the three allies individually, the Left might retain deposits in simply 21 of the 170 seats it contested, the Congress in 11 of the 90-odd seats it fought, and the ISF in 10 of the 30-odd seats the place it fielded candidates. The ISF received one seat and got here second in 4 — Haroa, Basirhat Uttar, Deganga and Canning Purba — pushing the BJP to the third place in all 4 constituencies. This efficiency confirmed that Furfura Sharif cleric Abbas Siddiqui’s new celebration was the one vivid spark within the Third Entrance.

Left events might come second in solely 4 seats and the Congress in simply two (Joypur and Raninagar). The direct advantage of the decimation of the Third Entrance appears to have gone to the Trinamool Congress, which received 213 seats, two greater than its 2016 tally of 211 seats. General, the Congress might safe solely 2.94% votes in West Bengal, whereas the Left Events secured about 5% of the votes.

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