Mamata wrecks Modi’s facade in West Bengal

4th May, 2021

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SILIGURI: Supporters of the All India Trinamool Congress celebrate the party’s lead in elections to West Bengal’s legislative assembly on Sunda —AFP

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee landed a two-thirds resounding sweep on Sunday in crucial state polls that saw Prime Minister Narendra Modi snubbed for leading the BJP’s charge in a state that has been a bastion against his divisive politics. “Bengal has saved India,” Ms Banerjee said as her Trinamool Congress (TMC) arrived at a score of 215 seats in a 294-member assembly. The BJP appeared a distant second with 78 seats as final tallies were awaited.

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