Lok Sabha election result 2019: Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek Banerjee leads in Diamond Harbour; BJP ahead in Coochbehar

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India May 23, 2019, 09.46 AM(IST)

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In Asansol Lok Sabha seat, union minister Babul Supriyo of the BJP is leading by 3448 votes against Moon Moon Sen of All India Trinamool Congress (AITC).

As the counting for the 42 Lok Sabha seats is underway in West Bengal, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek Banerjee is leading from Diamond Harbour constituency against Bharatiya Janata Party's Nilanjan Ray, initial Election Commission trends showed.

In Asansol Lok Sabha seat, Union Minister Babul Supriyo of the BJP is leading by 3448 votes against Moon Moon Sen of All India Trinamool Congress (AITC).

In Coochbehar Lok Sabha seat, Nishith Pramanik of the BJP is leading by 1225 votes against AITC candidate Paresh Chandra Adhikary. See more updates: BJP-led NDA leads in early trends 

BJP candidate Locket Chatterjee is leading by 2175 votes over AITC candidate Ratna De Nag in Hoogly parliamentary constituency, the trends suggest.

In Uluberia seat, Sajda Ahmed of the AITC is leading by 920 votes against Joy Banerjee of the BJP.

The Lok Sabha election results 2019 are likely to have a major impact on the next government - both in the state and the Centre. Most of the exit polls have predicted an unprecedented surge of the BJP in Bengal this election and projected that it may end up winning between five to 23 out of 42 Lok Sabha seats, handsomely improving its tally of two seats five years back.

The TMC, which has dubbed exit polls as "gossip", had said as per its internal reports from districts, the party was comfortably placed to win. The TMC also exuded confidence that it would play a major role in the formation of a new government, for which it is in touch with various opposition parties.

Some of the exit polls have suggested the TMC getting 24 seats.

Watch: Analysis of Impact of early trends on the big battles