Mamta Banerjee led Trinamool Congress registered a historic win in West Bengal, bringing an end to 34 year reign of Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPM) . Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee gave his resignation to governor MK Narayanan.
The Trinamool bagged 42 of the 294 seats and leading in 144 demolishing the 34-year-old Left citadel in West Bengal in the assembly elections. Trinamool’s ally Congress won 12 seats and was leading in 30. Left Front major, CPM has so far bagged 13 seats and was ahead in 24.
“Not only in Bengal and India, people across the world were waiting for this verdict and we express our gratitude to all of them,”
— Mamta Banerjee
Left Front chairman, Biman Bose described the loss of CPM as ‘unexpected’. They, however, said the Left would play the role of a responsible and constructive opposition in the assembly.