Bhabanipur bypoll result LIVE: Mamata Banerjee wins, breaks own record
Bhabanipur by-election result LIVE updates: The election results for the Bhabanipur bypoll are now revealed. According to the latest reports, Mamata Banerjee defeated BJP candidate Priyanka Tibrewal in Bhabanipur by a massive margin of 58, 389 votes. The election outcome was important since it would determine Mamata Banerjee’s fate as Chief Minister. Notably, the TMC Supremo, who was defeated in the assembly elections earlier this year by her former colleague Adhikari from the Nandigram seat, must win this by-election and become a member of the Assembly within six months to maintain the post.
Bhabanipur assembly seat has been vacated by the State Agriculture Minister Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay in May for Mamatha Banerjee and it paved the way for the chief minister to contest the by-poll.
In her first reaction after her emphatic victory, Mamata Banerjee said, “We have won in each and every ward. I am satisfied because Bhabanipur has shown the way. All eyes were trained on this seat. I have been freshly inspired to work more for the people.” She also added, “I will not show V sign. I will show three fingers because I am not contesting alone. My colleagues in Jangipur and Samshergunj are also winning comprehensively.”
As per the cumulative Election Commission figures, the TMC is also ahead in Murshidabad’s Samserganj and Jangipur constituencies, where votes are being counted for the assembly elections. In Samserganj, TMC candidate Amirul Islam is leading by 3,768 votes after the fifth round of counting. He secured 19,751 votes, while his nearest rival, Zaidur Rahaman of the Congress, got 15,983.
Jangipur’s TMC nominee Jakir Hossain is leading by 15,643 votes after the second round of counting. Hossain secured 25,572 votes, and his nearest rival, BJP’s Sujit Das, got 9,929.
Voting in these seats was held on September 30. As the reports of Banerjee’s massive lead came in, TMC supporters hit streets across the state to celebrate. On the other side, the state offices of the BJP and the CPI (M) wore a deserted look.
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