Mumbai, April 1: An opinion poll on the West Bengal Assembly Elections clearly shows that there is a silent resurgence of the Left Front in Bengal is on cards despite the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress holding the lead with 160 seats.
According to the opinion poll conducted by television channel Times Now, the seat allocation was something like this: Trinamool 160; CPM+ 106, Congress 21, BJP 4 and Others 3.
It seems the Left Front’s ploy to joining hands with Congress would help them get a huge chunk of seats. And now, if the seats of Congress and CPM are put together it might be within sniffing distance with the ruling party Trinamool Congress.
The anti-incumbency factor seems to have not worked that well for the opposition and Trinamool is still going to get the maximum number of seats. (Also Read: West Bengal Assembly Elections 2016: Trinamool councillor Samir Roy files nomination as Independent) Also Read - More Nuanced, Compassionate Approach Required to Deal With Crisis: Rahul Gandhi on Lockdown
In terms of vote share also, Trinamool leads the chart with 40 percent of votes in their kitty, with Left Front closing in on 32 percent. Congress with eight percent is likely to fall behind BJP (11 percent), two percent more than Others. Also Read - Madhya Pradesh: 22 Rebel Congress MLAs Join BJP, Day After Kamal Nath's Resignation as Chief Minister
However, if the last assembly elections in 2016 are considered, Trinamool had won 184 seats alone with the nearest rival Congress winning 42 seats. CPM had won 40 seats and was routed from West Bengal which marked the end of 34 years of Communists’ rule in the eastern state. It was sort of revolution in West Bengal in which the Singur, Nandigram and other trifle issues played a big role in winning hands down.