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Mamata Banerjee wins Bhabanipur by 58,832 votes

On Sunday,3rd October, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee won the by-poll to the Bhabanipur seat by a margin of 58,832 votes. Votes are also being counted for the by-elections held in Jangipur and Samserganj constituencies in the Murshidabad district of the state and one constituency in Odisha. Mamta was up against BJP's Priyanka Tibrewal and CPM's Srijib Biswas in Bhabanipur in south Kolkata. After standing victorious in her home turf, Mamata said, "It is a victory against the conspiracy that was hatched to defeat me from Nandigram. I thank the people of Bhabanipur for giving me such a huge mandate."

Meanwhile, the opposition, BJP candidate Priyanka Tibrewal lawyer turned politician said, "I gracefully accept the defeat. I congratulate Didi. I have sent my message to her," Contrary to the good wishes for Mamata the politician blamed "fake voters" for their defeat. She gave a statement saying, "If people were allowed to vote, the result would have been different. Even I got hold of fake voters on the polling day. In several booths, polls were rigged. But I will admit that our organisation was weak in Bhabanipur. We have to improve this," The Trinamool Congress is also leading in the other two seats of Murshidabad district.


Mamata Banerjee at Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Centre for Human Excellence and Social Sciences It is a victory against the conspiracy that was hatched to defeat me from Nandigram. I thank the people of Bhabanipur for giving me such a huge mandateWikipedia

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The counting of votes to the crucial by-poll to the Bhabanipur seat in south Kolkata, where All India Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee is contested to retain her chief minister's seat, kicked off at 8 AM on Sunday amid heavy security deployment. Voting in the seats was held on September 30. As the reports of Mamata's massive lead and then victory came in the TMC supports came out to the streets to celebrate the victory with green "abir" (colour powder). In Samserganj TMC candidate Amirul Islam is leading with over 70,000 votes while the Congress candidate is at the second spot with over 53,000 votes. BJP is trailing at the third spot. While in Jangipur TMC candidate Jakir Hossain is leading with over 83,000 votes while BJP is trailing with 26,000 votes.

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After the victory in the by-election, Mamata Banerjee said, "I thank you all. Sisters, brothers, mothers, everyone from India. In 2016, I had seen that I got fewer votes in some wards. 46 per cent of the population is non-Bengali and everyone has voted for me. I am happy that the people of Bhabanipur has shown faith in me. I am indebted to the people of Bhabanipur." She also thanked TMC supporters outside her residence in Kolkata as her victory was ensured in the Bhabanipur by-poll.


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