Kolkata: Trinamool Congress on Thursday won both Shyampukur and Chowringhee Assembly seats by comfortable margins even as the party is leading in 212 seats across the state.
TMC's Nayana Bandopadhyay won the Chowringhee seat by a margin of 13,211 votes, defeating the candidate of the Congress-Left alliance Somendranath Mitra. Mitra belongs to Congress.
Shashi Panja (TMC) won from Shyampukur Assembly constituency by 13,155 votes defeating the Congress-Left front nominee Piyali Pal of the Forward Bloc.
As counting of votes progressed, TMC remained ahead of its rivals leading in 212 seats, whereas the Congress-Left combine is ahead in 68 seats and BJP in seven.
A team of 20,000 personnel from the state and central government has been deployed to count votes in 394 counting halls which are being guarded by 78 companies of central forces.
Elections in the state were held in six-phases beginning from 4 April with 1961 candidates including 198 women in the fray. The alliance of Left parties and Congress are throwing a major challenge to the ruling Trinamool Congress government.
Updated Date: May 19, 2016 12:51 PM