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Bengal bypoll results Live Updates: Mamata Banerjee wins Bhabanipur by 58,835 votes

Bengal bypoll results Live Updates: After claiming victory from her home turf, Banerjee 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."

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: October 4, 2021 4:23:04 am
Mamata Banerjee showing victory sign after she won the bypoll from Bhabanipur seat.

Bypolls result Live News and Updates: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee won the bypoll to Bhabanipur seat by a margin of 58,835 votes on Sunday. After claiming victory from her home turf, Banerjee 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, BJP candidate Priyanka Tibrewal blamed “fake voters” for their defeat. “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,” Tibrewal said after her defeat from Bhabanipur.

In Murshidabad district too, the Trinamool Congress has clinched victory in Samserganj seat by 26,379 votes while the party has defeated BJP in Jangipur seat by 92,480 votes.

The counting of votes to the crucial bypoll to the Bhabanipur seat in south Kolkata, where TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee is contesting to retain her chief minister’s seat, kicked off at 8 am amid heavy security deployment. Votes are also being counted for the bye-elections held in Jangipur and Samserganj assembly constituencies in the Murshidabad district of the state and the Pipili constituency in Odisha.

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Trinamool Congress leads in all 3 seats; EC asks Bengal govt to ban celebrations after counting of votes; 24 companies of central forces deployed at counting centres; Follow this space for latest news and updates:

18:36 (IST)03 Oct 2021
Trinamool defeats BJP in Jangipur seat by 92,480 votes.

Trinamool defeated BJP in Jangipur seat by 92,480 votes.

17:15 (IST)03 Oct 2021
TMC wins Shamserganj seat in Murshidabad district by 26,379 votes

Trinamool Congress wins Shamserganj seat in Murshidabad district by a margin of 26,379 votes.

16:08 (IST)03 Oct 2021
BJD's Rudra Pratap Maharathy widens lead to 11,196 votes in Odisha's Pipili by-poll

Ruling BJD candidate Rudra Pratap Maharathy on Sunday widened his lead over nearest rival Ashrit Pattanayak of the BJP to 11,196 votes at the end of the eleventh round of counting in the Pipili by-election, the Election Commission said. Maharathy secured 42,774 votes, while Pattanayak bagged 31,578 votes, and Congress nominee Bishwokeshan Harichandan Mohapatra got 2,602 votes. Of the 78,675 votes counted till the end of the eleventh round, 401 people chose the NOTA (none of the above) option, it said. Around 78.24 per cent of over 2.29 lakh voters had exercised their franchise in the by-poll on September 30. A total of 25 rounds of counting will be held. --PTI

15:19 (IST)03 Oct 2021
Result would've been different had people been allowed to vote: BJP's Priyanka Tibrewal

"If people were allowed to vote then 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," said BJP candidate Priyanka Tibrewal after her defeat from Bhabanipur.

15:16 (IST)03 Oct 2021
People voted against conspiracy to defeat me from Nandigram: Mamata

"This is the first time that we have not lost from a single ward in Bhabanipur. About 46 per cent voters here are non-Bengalis. They have cast their votes in a peaceful atmosphere. They have given me the inspiration and new energy to work more for people. We are also winning Jangipur and Samserganj seats," said Banerjee. "There has been a lot of conspiracy to defeat me from Nandigram. Even a case is pending (on Nandigram results) at the court. But people have voted against this conspiracy," the CM added.

15:13 (IST)03 Oct 2021
Have broken by own record: Mamata after winning Bhabanipur by over 58,000 vote margin

"This is my third victory from Bhabanipur. In 2011, I won the bypoll by a margin of over 54 thousand votes. In 2016 Assembly polls, I had won by a margin of over 26 thousand votes. This time the margin has gone over 58 thousand votes. So, I have broken my own record," Mamata Banerjee said.

15:10 (IST)03 Oct 2021
Mamata Banerjee wins Bhabanipur seat by 58,832 votes

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday won the bypoll to Bhabanipur seat by a margin of 58,832 votes. After claiming victory from her home turf, Banerjee said, “It is a victory against the conspiracy which was hatched to defeat me from Nandigram. I thank the people of Bhabanipur for giving me such a huge mandate.”

14:46 (IST)03 Oct 2021
Vote shares of parties in Bhabanipur constituency

Vote shares of parties fighting it out at Bhabanipur constituency.

14:15 (IST)03 Oct 2021
Mamata heads for victory with record margin in Bhabanipur

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is heading for a record victory as she is leading by 45,738 votes in the Bhabanipur bypoll after the 17th round of counting on Sunday afternoon, as per the Election Commission. The TMC is also ahead in Murshidabad's Samserganj and Jangipur constituencies, where votes are being counted for the assembly elections.

Banerjee, the TMC candidate in the Bhabanipur assembly seat in south Kolkata, secured 67,620 votes after the 17th round of counting, as per the official data. Her nearest rival, BJP's Priyanka Tibrewal, got 21,882 votes, while Srijib Biswas of the CPI(M) secured 2,896. Altogether, 21 rounds of counting will be held in Bhabanipur. 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. (PTI)

13:58 (IST)03 Oct 2021
Trinamool lead Samserganj and Jangipur seats

The Trinamool is also leading at Murshidabad's Samserganj and Jangipur seats, where by-elections were held after the deaths of two candidates.

13:05 (IST)03 Oct 2021
TMC camp begins celebrations as Mamata’s lead grows

Celebrations have already begun in the TMC camp. TMC supporters have gathered outside the Kolkata residence of Mamata Banerjee who has gained significant leads over the BJP candidate in the Bhabanipur bypoll results.

12:45 (IST)03 Oct 2021
EC writes to Bengal govt to ensure no processions, violence after results

The Election Commission has written to the West Bengal government, asking it to ensure that no victory celebration/procession takes place during or after the counting of votes for the Bengal by-elections. EC has also asked the state government to take all necessary steps to ensure there is no post-poll violence.

12:06 (IST)03 Oct 2021
Mamata Banerjee leads by 23,957 votes after sixth round of counting

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee leads by 23,957 votes after sixth round of counting. TMC's Jakir Hossain leads by 15,643 boyes after fifth round in Jangipur while the party's Amirul Islam leads by 3,768 votes in Samserganj.

11:45 (IST)03 Oct 2021
TMC leading in Jangipur by over 12,000 votes

According to the Election Commission, TMC candidate Jakir Hossain is leading with over 20,000 votes while the BJP candidate is trailing at the second spot with over 8,000 votes.

11:14 (IST)03 Oct 2021
TMC supporters celebrate outside Mamata’s house in Kolkata

TMC supporters celebrate outside CM Mamata Banerjee’s residence in Kolkata as she gains early leads in the Bhabanipur assembly by-election.

11:08 (IST)03 Oct 2021
Mamata Banerjee leads by 12,435 votes

After the fourth round of counting, Mamata Banerjee leads in the Bhabanipur Assembly constituency by 12,435 votes. 

10:45 (IST)03 Oct 2021
TMC leading at Samserganj, BJP trailing at 4th spot

After the fourth round of counting, TMC has secured 4,604 votes, Congress has secured 2,445 votes, CPIM 1,367 votes and BJP is at the fourth spot with 485 votes.

10:38 (IST)03 Oct 2021
CM Mamata Banerjee leading in Bhabanipur, TMC ahead in other 2 seats also

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is leading by a margin of 2,799 votes at the end of the first round of counting for the Bhabanipur assembly bypoll. A total of 21 rounds of counting will be held for the bypoll which was held on September 30.

Meanwhile, the TMC is also leading in two seats of Murshidabad district where elections were held on the same day. In the Jangipur assembly constituency, TMC candidate Jakir Hossain is leading by 1,717 votes after the first round of counting and in Samserganj, TMC MLA Amirul Islam is leading by 1,140 votes after the second round of counting.

10:09 (IST)03 Oct 2021
TMC leading with 4,542 votes in Jangipur

After the first round of counting of votes, TMC is leading with 4,542 votes, BJP is at the second spot with 2,825 votes and RSP has secured 255 votes. TMC's Jakir Hossain is leading by 1,717 votes.

09:58 (IST)03 Oct 2021
Tight security in place in Bhabanipur

The Election Commission has ordered a three-tier security with 24 companies of central forces at the Bhabanipur constituency to avoid any violence or clashes.

Voters wade through waterlogged streets to cast their votes. (Express Photo: Partha Paul)

24 companies of central forces have been deployed at the counting centres and the entire area will be put under CCTV surveillance.

Babanipur, which went to the polls on September 30, saw a modest turnout of 53.32 per cent. The two other Assembly seats in the state, however, reported a higher turnout. Samserganj recorded 78.60 per cent voter turnout, while Jangipur 76.12 per cent till 5 pm, as per Election Commission data.

Voting was largely peaceful, and no major incident of violence or electoral malpractice was reported, EC officials said. The poll body said it received 97 complaints, of which 91 were quashed. Of these 97 complaints, 85 were related to the Bhabanipur bypoll.

Bhabanipur bypoll: Everything but politics

Sitting on a bench outside Habu Da’s tea stall, opposite the heritage ‘Mitra Institution’ in Bhabanipur, Babla Ghosh, 36, speaks dismissively, “What election? People already know the outcome.”

Bhabanipur — the constituency in south Kolkata thrust into the limelight as the seat from where Mamata Banerjee will seek to enter the Assembly through a by-election on September 30, after her loss from Nandigram in the state elections earlier this year — has had an extended electoral season, and the fatigue is showing. Located in south Kolkata, Bhabanipur is arguably the most cosmopolitan part of the city. About 40 per cent of its voters are non-Bengalis — mostly migrants from Punjab, Gujarat, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh.

The place has the quintessential old Kolkata charm — with dilapidated centuries-old bungalows, narrow bylanes, hand-pulled rickshaws and a potua para (potter’s quarters).

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