The results of the legislative assembly had announced yesterday and it’s a comeback for Mamata Banerjee who also won the 2011 elections. This will be a start of the second term for Mamata Banerjee.
Mamata was confident of her victory and securing more than 200 seats. Well, all that can be said is the predicted news has turned into reality as the results were announced today. She came into power for the first time during the 2011 legislative assembly elections securing 184 seats. Mamata is the first woman to hold power on this seat.
After her victory in 2011 elections, she ended the 34-year-old rule of Left party government. During the first term of All India Trinamool Congress party (AITC) the urban population, in general, was not satisfied with the government as Mamata Banerjee had been trying to consolidate votes from Muslim minority.
The opposition parties highlighted the issues of Sardana financial scandal , Narada sting and other law and welfare issues of the state. But the popularity of AITC in the state earned them 212 seats in the legislative assembly. The chief minister of Bihar Mr. Nitish Kumar tweeted that, “The results are not surprising, Mamata was expected, Congratulations Mamata Banerjee.”
The opposition parties in West Bengal 2016 elections were Left Front, Congress, and Bhartiya Janta Party. TMC swept 48.6 percent votes defeating the Left Front and Congress. This is the worst performance of Left front and Congress alliance. The BJP has secured 9 Percent of votes which is a 5% increase as compared to its past performance. As said by Mamata the opposition webbed lies but the schemes “Didi” has started in the state, the work she did for the state finally paid off and people in the state have re-elected Mamata as their representative. Mamata launched schemes like Kanyashree, where every girl child from an economically weak family background is provided with a financial aid of Rs 750 per month. Another scheme was Sabuj Sathi cycling scheme, where cycles were distributed to the population. She also provided Rs 1500 as an assistance to 1 lakh unemployed youth in the state. Which made her gain popularity in the state and its people.
The West Bengal elections were divided into six phases like the 2011 elections. The elections were held from 4th April 2016 to 5th may 2016.
Mamata will take oath as the chief minister for the second time on May 27, 2016.