Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah had campaigned aggressively in West Bengal during the Lok Sabha Elections 2019. The party which had won two seats in West Bengal in 2014 aimed to win 23 of the 42 Lok Sabha seats this time in 2019. Mission 23 was the goal of the BJP.
And to that extent they did manage to get close to their target , They bagged a stunning 18 seats .
The ruling TMC won 22 seats in bitter fought elections marred by violence right through its seven phase polling.
The party’s sitting MP from Baharampur in Murshidabad district Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury and Maldaha South MP Abu Hasem Khan Chowdhury managed to retain their respective seats.
In Asansol, Union minister Babul Supriyo defeated Trinamool Congress’s Moon Moon Sen by a whoping margin of 1,97,637 votes.
While Supriyo got 6,33,378 votes, Moon Moon Sen polled 4,35,741.
BJP’s state unit chief Dilip Ghosh won the Medinipur seat by defeating TMC’s Manas Ranjan Bhunia with a margin of 88,952 votes. Ghosh secured 6,85,433 votes and Bhunia got 5,96,481.
Bengali superstar Deepak Adhikari, popularly known as Dev, was re-elected from the Ghatal seat on a Trinamool Congress ticket. He defeated former IPS officer Bharati Ghosh, the BJP candidate, by 1,07,973 votes.
Khalilur Rahman of Trinamool Congress won the Jangipur seat by a margin of 2,45,782 votes. He defeated BJP’s Mafuja Khatun. Interestingly, the sitting MP of the Congress, Abhijit Mukherjee, son of former President Pranab Mukherjee, was relegated to the third spot with 2,55,836 votes.
Union minister S S Ahluwalia, BJP’s sitting MP from Darjeeling who was shifted to the Burdwan-Durgapur seat this time, won the elections by a slender margin of 2,439 votes. He defeated Trinamool Congress’s Mamtaz Sanghamita.
In Darjeeling, Raju Bista of BJP defeated TMC’s Amar Singh Rai by a massive margin of 4,13,443 votes.
Actor Mimi Chakraborty, who was pitched in Jadavpur by Mamata Banerjee against BJP’s Anupam Hazra, won by a margin of 2,95,239 votes. She bagged 6,88,472 votes, while Hazra managed 3,93,233.
In the Kolkata Uttar seat, TMC’s sitting MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay defeated BJP’s Rahul Sinha by 1,27,095 votes.
Debasree Chaudhuri of the BJP defeated TMC’s Kanaialal Agarwal by 60,574 votes in Raiganj, once a bastion of the Congress. Sitting Communist Party of India-Marxist MP Mohammed Salim was decimated to the third position, while late Congress stalwart Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi’s wife Deepa Dasmunsi came fourth.
BJP’s Arjun Singh wrested the Barrackpore Lok Sabha seat from Trinamool Congress’s Dinesh Trivedi in a fiercely fought poll battle by a margin of 14,857 votes.
Singh bagged 4,72,994 votes, while Trivedi, the former railway minister, could managed 4,58,137 votes.
In Bangaon, which has a sizeable number of Matua votes, BJP’s Shantanu Thakur defeated Trinamool Congress’s Mamata Thakur by a margin of 1,11,594 votes.
BJP’s Subhas Sarkar won the Bankura seat, defeating state minister Subrata Mukherjee, a veteran politician, by 1,74,333 votes.