West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee
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Confusion reigned supreme on Sunday evening as votes for the West Bengal Assembly elections were counted. While initial reports had indicated a victory for Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, later reports suggested otherwise. As per an update shared by our correspondent, BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari has won the Nandigram constituency with a margin of 1,622 votes.

According to reports, Banerjee now plans to move the court over the declaration of her victory and subsequent announcement of defeat. In her remarks to the media however, Banerjee appeared to have made peace with the poll outcome - whatever it may be. Urging people to not worry about the Nandigram results, she reminded people of the TMC's massive victory.

"I struggled for Nandigram because I fought a movement. It's ok. Let the Nandigram people give whatever verdict they want, I accept that. I don't mind. We won more than 221 seats and BJP has lost the election," Banerjee said.

The final results however have not yet been shared on the Election Commission's official website. And to further add to the confusion, the TMC's official party handle contends that the counting is yet to conclude.

"The counting process for Nandigram has not been completed. Please do not speculate," read a short post from the handle at around 6:35 pm.

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