Bypolls: TMC retains all three seats in West Bengal

West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee termed the assembly poll results as a mandate against the Centre's decision of demonetisation.

By: PTI | Kolkata | Updated: November 23, 2016 7:13 pm
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Trinamool Congress Tuesday retained the two Lok Sabha seats and one assembly seat in West Bengal where bypoll was held on November 19 with its candidates winning by massive margin. TMC candidate Dibyendu Adhikari won Tamluk Lok Sabha seat by defeating his nearest CPI(M) rival Mandira Panda by 4.97 lakh votes, up from 2.5 lakh votes in 2014.

The party won the Coochbehar LS seat with its candidate Parthapratim Roy drubbing his nearest rival BJP’s Hemchandra Burman by a margin of 4.9 lakh votes and pushed Forward Bloc, a LF partner to the third position. Roy increased the party’s victory margin from 38,000 in 2014 to 4.9 lakh.

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In Monteswar assembly seat, Saikat Panja of TMC won the seat by a margin of 1.27 lakh votes over his nearest CPI(M) rival Md Osman Gani Sarkar. The CPI(M), Congress and BJP lost their deposits in the polls.

TMC’S winning margin in the May 2016 assembly polls was a mere 786 votes when Congress and CPI(M) fought unitedly. The bypoll to Cooch Behar LS and Monteswar assembly seats was necessitated following the deaths of TMC MP Renuka Sinha and MLA Sajal Panja respectively.

Bypoll to Tamluk LS seat was necessitated after TMC MP Suvendu Adhikari, elder brother of Dibyendu, won the West Bengal Assembly election from Nandigram and became a state minister.

West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee termed the assembly poll results as a mandate against the Centre’s decision of demonetisation. “The by-election result is a befitting reply against the anti-people demonetisation by the Centre. It’s a people’s revolt, rather than a mass revolt against the Centre. BJP should take lessons from this mandate,” she told reporters before leaving for New Delhi to join the protest rally by the Opposition.

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First Published on: November 22, 2016 5:12 pm
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    arun dass
    Nov 22, 2016 at 12:28 pm
    raandyy wil remain as raandyy only . shameless woman Mmata has harred so many by cheating their hard earned money tru chit funds , this characterless woman gas cheated Rs 50,000 from me...I am waiting when wud she return my money
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      Pillai
      Nov 22, 2016 at 11:36 pm
      Mamata and the Indian citizens voting for her party are playing with fire. She is playing with fire at the real cost of mother India. She has embraced lakhs of Bangladesh intruders for voting purpose and they vote enme at the cost of national interest. The wise people of Bengal must understand the truth. She does not realize the fact that India is a huge country and not limited to Bengal only. Here too, the chinese party's holding power for over three decades, ruined the state and pushed it back to many decades.
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        Kundan Singh
        Nov 22, 2016 at 11:57 am
        does this mandate means people still want more chit funder ?
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          Robert Mathew
          Nov 22, 2016 at 1:21 pm
          A tragedy to the w country. West Bangal may soon join Bangladesh or will become a state of Bangaladesh. TMC together with the Congress are two anti national parties. BJP has to focuss on W.Bengall soon.
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