Bengal bypoll results Live Updates: TMC leads in all 3 seats, Mamata leading by 12,435 votes
Bengal Bypolls result Live Updates: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is leading by a margin of 12,435 votes at the end of the fourth round of counting in the Bhabanipur Assembly seat. The Trinamool Congress is also leading in the other two seats of Murshidabad district.
The counting of votes to the crucial bypoll to the Bhabanipur seat in south Kolkata, where TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee is contesting to retain her chief minister’s seat, kicked off at 8 am amid heavy security deployment. Votes are also being counted for the bye-elections held in Jangipur and Samserganj assembly constituencies in the Murshidabad district of the state and the Pipili constituency in Odisha.
24 companies of central forces have been deployed at the counting centres and the entire area will be put under CCTV surveillance.
Babanipur, which went to the polls on September 30, saw a modest turnout of 53.32 per cent. The two other Assembly seats in the state, however, reported a higher turnout. Samserganj recorded 78.60 per cent voter turnout, while Jangipur 76.12 per cent till 5 pm, as per Election Commission data.
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