"All losers are not losers": Mamata Banerjee reacts after BJP set to win again
Kolkata : West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee extended her greeting to the BJP securing a thumping win in the Lok Sabha election.
"Congratulations to the winners. But all losers are not losers. We have to do a complete review and then we will share our views with you all. Let the counting process be completed fully and the VVPATs matched," Mamata Banerjee tweeted.
According to the latest updates on leads, the BJP was set to win 346 seats, UPA 91, BSP-SP alliance 19 and others 86 in the Lok Sabha election held on 542 of the 543 seats.
Elections were cancelled in Tamil Nadu's Vellore.
The BJP alone is leading in 292 seats, well over the halfway mark of 272. in 2014, the party had won 282 seats.
The saffaron party also performed well in the West Bengal, where it increased its vote share by more than 20 percentage points from 17.02% in 2014 to about 39% (till 1 pm) and was leading in 16 of Bengal’s 42 seats against their 2014 tally of only two seats.
Though ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) increased its vote share by about 5 percentage points to about 45% (till 1 pm) from 39.79% (in 2014), the party was leading in 25 seats against their tally of 34 five years ago.