Bengal bypolls results a ‘revolt’ against demonetisation: Mamata Banerjee

The TMC retained the Tamluk Lok Sabha and Monteshwar assembly seats by huge margins and also established a massive lead in the Cooch Behar Lok Sabha constituency.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 23, 2016 7:14 pm
Mamata Banerjee, Demonetisation, West Bengal bypolls, bengal bypolls, Bengal bypolls results, Mamata Banerjee demonetisation, Mamata Banerjee bengal bypolls, Demonetisation, TMC, Trinamool congress, Cooch Behar, bengal news, india news, indian express news Banerjee said her party won so massively as “the people have voted for those working in the people’s interest. (Source: PTI photo)

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has described Trinamool Congress’ victory in the state bypolls as “people’s revolt” against demonetisation and urged all political parties to start a wave of protests. “People have revolted. This is symbolic. It is a vote against demonetisation. In a democracy, people vent their anger through votes,” Banerjee told mediapersons on Tuesday.

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The TMC retained the Tamluk Lok Sabha and Monteshwar assembly seats by huge margins and also established a massive lead in the Cooch Behar Lok Sabha constituency. Banerjee said her party won so massively as “the people have voted for those working in the people’s interest.

“This huge victory is the victory of common people. I congratulate them for the result,” Banerjee said at the airport on her way to Delhi. “I want people across all political parties to start a wave of protest” against demonetisation of Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 notes, the chief minister said.

TMC candidate Dibyendu Adhikari won Tamluk Lok Sabha seat defeating his nearest CPI(M) rival Mandira Panda by 4.97 lakh votes. TMC candidate Saikat Panja registered a massive victory in Monteswar Assembly bypoll by defeating his nearest CPIM rival Md Osman Gani Sarkar by 1,27,127 votes. TMC’s Parthapratim Roy has taken a lead of over 3.2 lakh votes over his nearest rival of BJP.

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    alpesh
    Nov 22, 2016 at 2:20 pm
    goo.gl/rjrmPM see this news
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    alpesh
    Nov 22, 2016 at 2:18 pm
    lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Just see this news
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    Abhijit
    Nov 22, 2016 at 1:52 pm
    Indian Express by highlighting the result of Bengal and ignoring rest of India, is doing huge injustice to the professional of Journalism... Indian Express is not the Journalism of Courage instead it is the Journalism of Terrorism like focusing too much on Mamta Didi and Kejriwal...U people already promoted Yakub by the Headline 'They Hanged Yakub' and now ur most of the articles in ur editorials are against demonetization where as common man knows there are more advantages then disadvantages....
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    a
    Nov 22, 2016 at 1:54 pm
    You will only know the impact when someone dies of demonetisation.
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    biasedstander
    Nov 22, 2016 at 2:28 pm
    lets stop reading them
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    krish
    Nov 23, 2016 at 10:00 am
    Notes ban issue was put only agaist BJP por state . There was no talk on this in Bengal bi-pole. So why Mamta raking up unnecessary issue. Opposition should understand that more they go closer against Modi Indian people will get away more from them. I personally do not understand why opposition is so aggressive. What Mamta did to facilitate poor people getting money in Bengal.
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    Selva
    Nov 22, 2016 at 12:05 pm
    a revolt only in BENGAL??? hahahah......Madam Didi, we are not bothered what backward WB is thinking, we are more bothered about other parts of India, which has voted for MODI
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    Pradeep Phadke
    Nov 22, 2016 at 11:57 am
    By Mamata's logic BJP win in MP means that all opposed to Demonetization have been neutralized!!
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