BJP got 39, TMC 45 out of 84 reserved seats in Bengal | India News
CALCUTTA: The Trinamool Congress has won nearly three-quarters of the seats in the west bengal assembly, but its presentation in reserved seats shows that the BJPAttempts at social engineering met with considerable success. The 84 reserved seats – 68 for SC and 16 for ST – saw much closer competition between the top two rivals in terms of seats won and vote share than overall seats.
The TMC won 45 of the reserved seats, the BJP 39. Thus, the TMC had only 15% more reserved seats than the BJP. In the general seats, on the other hand, TMC’s 169 count was four and a half times higher than BJP’s 38. The gap in vote participation between the two in the general seats was 13 percentage points, 49.2% against 36.2%. In reserved seats for SC, that dropped to less than four percentage points with TMC getting 46.2% and BJP 42.8%. In ST seats, the gap was even narrower, TMC’s share was 45.2% and BJP’s 44%.
The good news for him Trinamool is that in both SC and ST, the current performance improved compared to the 2019 presentation, when the BJP had led in 46 segments and the TMC in only 37. In terms of vote participation, the BJP also had an advantage over TMC in the reserved seats two years ago.