The Trinamool Congress has been declared the winner in the by-elections held in Kharagpur Sadar, Kaliaganj and Karimpur constituencies of West Bengal. Out of the three seats, one was retained by the TMC, whereas, one each was wrested by it from the Congress and the BJP.
The Trinamool Congress (TMC) has been declared the winner in Kharagpur Sadar and Kaliaganj constituencies, while it continues to maintain a decisive lead in Karimpur. With her party set to sweep the bypolls, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee jabbed her prime rival - the BJP - saying that the by-election setback is a befitting response to the party's politics of "arrogance".
TMC's Pradip Sarkar wins Kharagpur Sadar assembly by-election by 20,811 votes.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said that the BJP is getting paid back for its "arrogance" and for "insulting" the people of the state, after the party's victory in Kaliaganj seat, according to PTI report.
The Trinamool Congress is leading from all the three bypoll seats in West Bengal, Kaliaganj, Karimpur and Kharagpur Sadar.
Trinamool Congress (TMC) candidate Tapan Deb Singha wins Kaliaganj assembly by-election by 2,304 votes.
TMC's Bimalendu Sinha Roy is leading by a margin of nearly 15,000 votes in Karimpur as BJP's Jay Prakash Majumdar trails.
Pradip Sarkar of the Trinamool Congress leads by 6,000 votes over BJP's Prem Chandra Jha in Karagpur Sadar constituency. The TMC now leads in two of the three West Bengal seats, including Karimpur, according to reports.
West Bengal Assembly by-elections: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leading on two seats, Trinamool Congress (TMC) leading on one seat, as per the official Election Commission trends.
West Bengal Assembly by-elections: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leading on two seats, Trinamool Congress (TMC) leading on one seat, as per the official Election Commission trends. pic.twitter.com/UYdiabv9WF— ANI (@ANI) November 28, 2019
Trinamool Congress candidate Bimalendu Sinha Roy is leading from the Karimpur bypoll seat by a large margin of 4,643 votes.
West Bengal, November 28: The results for the by-election in three constituencies- Karimganj, Kharagpur Sadar and Kaliaganj will be announced today. The counting of votes will begin in the early morning. Karimpur recorded incidents of violence, where the constituency's candidate Jay Prakash Majumdar was assaulted by TMC supporters while the polling was being conducted. However, inspite of the violence, the assembly segments recorded a good voter turnout.
In Karimpur assembly seat, TMC supporters raised "go back" slogans when Majumdar tried to enter a booth. The police resorted to baton charge to disperse the mob. The TMC leaders alleged that Majumdar attempted to disrupt the peaceful atmosphere.
The Election Commission had informed that the average voting percentage was 75.48 per cent. The turnout was 77.17 per cent in Kaliaganj, 67.62 per cent in Kharagpur Sadar and 81.23 per cent in Karimpur.
The Kaliaganj seat fell vacant after sitting MLA Parmatha Nath Ray died earlier this year. The other two seats had their elections as their MLAs-- Trinamool's Mohua Moitra and BJP's Dilip Ghosh-- were elected as members of parliament in May.