As WB CM Mamata Banerjee is placed to retain the key job. EC on October 3 directed the state government to ensure no victory celebrations occur. The counting of votes for by polls in Bhawanipur and Murshidabad’s Samserganj and Jangipur is ongoing.
EC wrote to WB chief secretary prohibiting celebrations and processions during or after the results of the bypolls announced. EC ordered the government to take restrictions to ensure that post-poll violence does not occur.
After the 11th round of counting, Mamata led by 34,000 votes in the Bhabanipur Assembly by-election. BJP fielded Priyanka Tibrewal, a 41-year-old lawyer and vice-president of BJP’s youth wing in WB.
Tibrewal requested the Chief Justice of Calcutta HC seeking restrictions in case of post-poll violence after bypoll results were declared. “I, Priyanka Tibrewal, the BJP candidate from the Bhabanipur Assembly constituency, pleading with you to command the KP forces to assure restrictions. So that we do not observe any kind of savagery post the by-election results on October 3.” The letter by the BJP candidate read.
Meanwhile, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav already congratulated Banerjee. “This victory of Mamata didi is in the tradition of Satyamev Jayate,” he tweeted in Hindi.
Bhabanipur has 20,64,56 total voters, amidst 1,11,243 are male and 95,209 are female.
Banerjee’s TMC observed a victory in assembly polls in May. The party achieved 213 of 294 seats in the WB assembly. The BJP had won 77 seats. However, Mamata lost to BJP`s Suvendu Adhikari in the Nandigram constituency, leading to her contesting the bypoll.
Stay tuned with Artifex.News for further updates. Stay Connected, Stay Informed!
Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons