The ruling Trinamool Congress chief and chief minister Mamata Banerjee, who had a landslide victory in the West Bengal assembly elections, has lost to Nandigram Adhikari, a BJP candidate, who was once an ally. At the same time, the Trinamool Congress has demanded to count the votes again, alleging rigging in the counting process.
The Election Commission said that Suvendu Adhikari won from Nandigram seat by 1,956 votes. The Commission has confirmed that the officer got 1,10,764 votes while 1,08,808 votes in favor of his rival Banerjee.
According to party sources, the Trinamool alleged that EVMs have been tampered with and there are discrepancies in their numbers, the voting process was also repeatedly halted and the election officials did not inform them.