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Bhabanipur Bypoll update: Mamata Banerjee takes massive leads by 25,314 votes

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Bhabanipur Bypoll update: Mamata Banerjee takes massive leads by 25,314 votes

New Delhi: Counting of votes for the bypoll to the Bhabanipur, Jangipur and Samserganj Assembly constituencies in West Bengal and to the Pipili Assembly constituency in Odisha is underway.

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As per the latest reports, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee leads with 34721 votes, followed by BJP’s Priyanka Tibrewal at 7219 and CPI(M)’s Srijib Biswas at 755 after eight rounds of counting of votes for the Bhabanipur Assembly by-election.

The by-elections in these four constituencies were held on September 30.

For the Bhabanipur constituency, the counting will be held in 21 rounds at the Sakhawat Memorial School of Kolkata. For Samserganj and Jangipur constituency, counting will be held in 26 and 24 rounds respectively.

10:43 AM: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee leads BJP candidate Priyanka Tibrewal by 2,377 votes after second round of counting of votes for Bhabanipur Assembly bypolls, as per Election Commission data

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10:38 AM: As Mamata Banerjee continued to lead in early trends, TMC’s Kunal Ghosh extended his “advanced” greetings to TMC supremo. Mocking the BJP, he said, “Didi is Didi, Shouting Bhabi can’t be any alternative. You can make some illusions by reflecting on drama through media. But those nuisance activities don’t make an impact upon serious citizens. So, advanced congrats to Mamata Banerjee for a huge expected victory.”

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10:21 AM: West Bengal CM & TMC chief Mamta Banerjee is leading with 3680 votes against BJP candidate Priyanka Tibrewal’s 881 votes after first round of counting of votes for Bhabanipur Assembly by-election, as per Election Commission data.

09:36 AM: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee leading by 2,500 votes.

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09: 24 AM: TMC’s Zakir Hussain is leading by 1,717 votes in Jangipur. Counting of votes underway.

09:20 AM: After the postal ballot round, Mamata Banerjee is leading by 775 votes. BJP’s Priyanka Tibrewal trailing.

08:55 AM: To ensure smooth counting, 24 companies of central forces have been deployed at the counting centres. Prohibitory orders under Section 144 CrPC have been imposed within a 200-metre radius of the counting centres at all three constituencies.

08:21 AM: Counting of votes underway amid heavy security and Covid-19 measures. A final picture is expected to be clear by noon.

08:00 AM: Counting of votes begins for by-elections in Bhabanipur, Jangipur, and Samserganj Assembly constituencies. CM & TMC chief Mamata Banerjee and BJP’s Priyanka Tibrewal are in the fray from Bhabanipur

07:50 AM: To continue as Bengal’s chief minister, Mamata Banerjee has to win an assembly seat before November 5. Bhabanipur is considered as Mamata’s home turf as she has been winning the seat since 2011.

07:43 AM: Ahead of counting, BJP’s Priyanka had written to the Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court requesting him “to take preventive measures from any kind of violence post-Bhabanipur Assembly constituency bypoll results”.

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07:38 AM: Bhabanipur had registered over 57 per cent polling. A high voting rate at 79.92 per cent and 77.63 per cent was recorded in Murshidabad’s Samserganj and Jangipur seats respectively.

07:15 AM: Bhabanipur witnessed a tough fight between Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata, BJP’s Priyanka Tibrewal and CPI(M)’s Srijib Biswas. A total of 6,97,164 voters were eligible to exercise their franchise in the three constituencies.

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