mamata banerjee wins bhawanipur
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Sunday secured a stunning win in the Bypoll for Bhabanipur assembly seat of Kolkata beating BJP’s Priyanka Tibrewal by a margin of 58.835 votes — the largest of her three victories in the center to the time of this writing.
Banerjee received 85,263 votes, while her closest opponent Tibrewal received 26,428 votes. CPI(M) presidential candidate Srijib Biswas secured 4,201 votes.
“It is a victory over the plot that was devised to eliminate the people of Nandigram. I am grateful to the Bhabanipur people for their support.” Bhabanipur for providing me with such a massive task,” Banerjee said after her victory. “This marks my 3rd time winning from Bhabanipur. The last time I was there, in 2011, I was the winner of the poll with more than 54,000 votes. For the 2015 Assembly polls, I had the advantage of winning by more than 26,000 votes. The margin this time has surpassed 58,000 votes. This means I’ve set a record for myself,” she said.
After Banerjee fell short in her April Assembly elections in Nandigram against her former ally Suvendu Adhikari of the BJP, The Bhabanipur seat was given to her by the state secretary Sovandeb Chattopadhyay. Chattopadhyay was elected to the center by a margin of more than 28,000 votes.
In a lengthy discussion of her thoughts on the “conspiracy” to her detriment, Banerjee said, “There are lots of conspiracies to stop her from Nandigram. A case is in the process (on Nandigram results) at the court. People have voted to stop this scheme.”
EXtatic Trinamool supporters
It was the first time her party won all the wards in Bhabanipur. “This marks the very first occasion we haven’t lost just one district in Bhabanipur. The majority of residents here aren’t Bengalis. They’ve cast their ballots in a tranquil environment. They have given me motivation and new enthusiasm to work more to help people. We’re also winning Jangipur as well as Samserganj seats.” Banerjee said. Banerjee waved three fingers to signal Trinamool’s win from all three seats – Bhabanipur, Jangipur, and Samserganj.
The elections to Jangipur and Samserganj in the Murshidabad district occurred today after the May-April assembly elections, and they had to rescind due to the death of two contestants. The TMC took both Samserganj as well as the Jangipur seat with 26,379 and 92.480 votes, respectively.
Tibrewal was slammed in a battle with Banerjee by the saffron-colored party and blamed “fake voter” for the defeat of the BJP in Bhabanipur. “If the people had been eligible to vote, this outcome could be different. Even I was able to find some fraudulent voters during voting day. In some booths, the polls were rigged,” she added, acknowledging the need to improve the party’s structure in the area. “But I’ll admit that our party was not as strong in Bhabanipur. We must improve our performance in Bhabanipur,” Tibrewal said after her loss.