Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Sunday secured a comfortable win in Bhabanipur, beating BJP rival Priyanka Tibrewal by more than 58,000 votes.
Kolkata, West Bengal, India, October 3 : According to the Election Commission of India, Mamata Banerjee bagged 84,709 votes while Priyanka Tibrewal pocketed 26,320. CPIM leader Srijib Biswas got 4,201 votes. The election was necessitated after state minister Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay, who won the assembly election from Bhabanipur in south Kolkata in May, resigned from the seat to pave the way for Mamata Banerjee. Mamata Banerjee had lost the assembly elections from Nandigram earlier this year. Mamata was required to win in order to get elected to the assembly to retain the CM’s chair.
According to the Election Commission of India, Mamata Banerjee bagged 84,709 votes while Priyanka Tibrewal pocketed 26,320. CPIM leader Srijib Biswas got 4,201 votes.
Freshly inspired to work for public: Mamata
Mamata Banerjee said that the TMC has won in each and every ward. “I am satisfied because Bhabanipur has shown the way. All eyes were on this seat. I have been freshly inspired to work more for the people,” she said. Mamata Banerjee thanks the people of Bhabanipur after winning in the bypoll. “I thank you all. Sisters, brothers, mothers and everyone from India,” she said. “In 2016, I had seen that I got fewer votes in some wards. 46 per cent of the population is non-Bengali and everyone has voted for me. I am happy that the people of Bhabanipur has shown faith in me. I am indebted to the people of Bhabanipur.”