Hours after being under incessant tug-of-war, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has finally won the Nandigram constituency by defeating her former aide Suvendu Adhikari, who contested in the BJP's ticket. Though the trend in Nandigram was initially going against Mamata, she finally had given a big blow to the Central ruling BJP and set a resounding victory in her state with the huge margin and seats than she secured in the 2016 assembly polls.
The vote counting in West Bengal has been unveiling bolt from the blue moments for both the BJP and TMC. When the initial countings were on, the race was too close between the rivals and it was in a fashion that Mamata Banerjee would end the race with a steep decline in numbers, though she would retain the reign. Mamata was also been trailing behind Suvendu Adhikari in Nandigram, where she contested with the challenge of defeating Adhikari for collapsing her party and joining the BJP.
Till afternoon, Adhikari had kept the smile, and later, the scenes started to change at the climax with more nail-biting developments as Mamata Banerjee had revived back and took the lead in Nandigram. She kept the lead despite a low margin and finally, Mamata had declared as the winner of Nandigram. She had defeated Suvendu Adhikari in 1,200 votes and all set to become the Chief Minister of West Bengal for the third consecutive time.
As Mamata Banerjee emerges victorious, the BJP's propaganda and interminable tours of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, and several rallies and campaigns of BJP had gone vain as they had ensured that Mamata serves for another term. BJP had strongly tried to catapult Mamata from the reign and the saffron camp had intensely aimed to win West Bengal and to fish the state into their boat.
However, the voters in West Bengal had proven that Mamata is their choice to rule the state and signaled the BJP 'Better luck next time'. The voters had braced up the hectic vote process as the state had seen eight phases of polls and Mamata Banerjee had campaigned the final phases on the wheelchair after sustaining injuries in an attack. She had intentionally chosen to contest in Nandigram to take on Suvendu Adhikari, who betrayed her and joined the BJP and took some of the TMC members to the saffron camp.
Mamata Banerjee has now pushed Adhikari and BJP to face a debacle in the elections. After the victory, Mamata Banerjee has said, "I would like to thank everyone. I request all to not take out victory processions." By the time of writing this content, Mamata's Trinamool Congress has been leading in 213 seats while BJP has been leading in 78 seats.
In 2016, Mamata Banerjee had won 211 seats and the current results were remarkable to her as she has gained more seats to rule the state. Though BJP had seen a significant push that it has been leading in 75 seats more than its total count in 2016, the saffron camp still needs more time to defeat Mamata's army. As Mamata Banerjee is all set to create the history by becoming the first woman Chief Minister in India to win for the third consecutive time, several national leaders have been wishing and congratulating her in forming the new government.