Assembly Elections: West Bengal

Resounding victory

Print edition : June 10, 2016

Mamata Banerjee greeting party workers near her residence in Kolkata on May 19 as elections results started pouring in. Photo: DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP

Former Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee sharing the dais with Rahul Gandhi and at election meeting in Kolkata on April 27. Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, chief of West Bengal Congress; Manas Bhunia; and Deepa Dasmunsi are also seen in the photograph. Photo: Ashoke Chakrabarty

The CPI(M) State headquarters in Kolkata wears a deserted look on May 19. Photo: PTI

Mamata Banerjee returns to power with a massive mandate. The Trinamool Congress wins 211 out of the 294 Assembly seats, while the Left-Congress alliance manages only 77.

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