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West Bengal bypolls results: Mamata’s Trinamool captures all 4 assembly seats

By Saima Siddiqui 
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West Bengal bypolls results: Mamata’s Trinamool captures all 4 assembly seats

Kolkata: Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress (TMC) registers another victory as it won all four assembly seats — Dinhata, Khardah, Santipur, Gosaba — in by-elections.  

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TMC’s Sovandeb Chattopadhyay won the Khardaha assembly seat by a margin of over 93,000 votes, whereas in Dinhata constituency, TMC’s Udayan Guha won by a margin of over 1.6 lakh votes.

In Dinhata, BJP’s Shok Mandal secured 25,387 votes, while TMC’s Udayan Guha secured 1,89,153 votes. In Khardaha, TMC won with 1,13,647 votes, whereas BJP got only 20,198 votes.

Taking to Twitter, Banerjee said, “My heartiest congratulations to all the four winning candidates! This victory is people’s victory, as it shows how Bengal will always choose development and unity over propaganda and hate politics. With people’s blessings, we promise to continue taking Bengal to greater heights!”

TMC leader Derek O’Brien also claimed victory of all party candidates in West Bengal. “Beyond the headlines of TMC’s HUGE WIN in 4 bypolls, some nuggets neck and neck fight for 2nd/3rd position between BJP and CPIM. BJP lost in Minister of State for Home’s own booth. Margin in Dinhata: from minus 57 in May to 1.5 lakh. Shah ain’t going to Bengal till next Diwali?” Derek tweeted.

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Santipur and Dinhata seats fell vacant after BJP MP Jagannath Sarkar and Nishith Pramanik resigned from the assembly, respectively. Whereas, elections on the other two seats are being held as All India Trinamool Congress’ (TMC) MLAs Kajal Sinha (Khardaha) and Jayanta Naskar (Gosaba) died due to Covid. 

TMC leader Sovandeb Chattopadhyay, who had resigned from the Bhabanipur constituency to facilitate Mamata Banerjee’s election to the Assembly, is fighting from Khardaha.

The TMC registered a landslide victory in polls held earlier this year, winning 213 seats in the 294-member West Bengal assembly. The BJP emerged as the second-largest party with 77 seats.

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