Bhabanipur Bypoll Highlights: Clash breaks out between BJP, TMC workers; 53.32% voting till 5 pm

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Updated: September 30, 2021 7:06:38 pm

2021 Bhabanipur ByPoll, Bhabanipur By Elections Voting: The bypoll will decide the fate of Mamata Banerjee who lost in Nandigram constituency.

2021 Bhabanipur By-election Voting Live Updates: The bypoll will decide the fate of Mamata Banerjee who lost in Nandigram constituency.

The voting for the assembly by-election in West Bengal’s Bhabanipur began at 7 am. Long queues were seen since early morning outside several booths across the constituencies. Voting will continue till 6:30 pm. The bypoll is seen as a litmus test for Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who is seeking to retain her turf after losing to BJP’s Suvendu Adhikari from Nandipur assembly constituency. Banerjee faces a two-way competition from BJP’s Priyanka Tibrewal, and CPI(M)’s Srijib Biswas.

As part of its elaborate security arrangements, the Election Commission has deployed 72 companies of central forces in the three constituencies, of which 35 are stationed in Bhabanipur alone, the officials said. Prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC have been imposed within 200 metres of the polling centres.

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    17:33 (IST)30 Sep 2021
    Bhabanipur records 53.32% polling till 5pm

    Bhabanipur records 53.32% polling till 5pm

    17:31 (IST)30 Sep 2021
    Clash breaks out between BJP and TMC workers in Bhabanipur

    A clash broke out between BJP and TMC workers in Bhabanipur, where polling is still underway. The police reached the spot to take control of the situation.

    16:29 (IST)30 Sep 2021
    TMC's Sovandeb Chatterjee castes his vote for Mamata Banerjee

    Trinamool Congress' Sovandeb Chatterjee, who had resigned as an MLA from Bhabanipur so that chief minister Mamata Banerjee could contest from the seat for bypolls, casts his vote. "It's my pleasure to vote for her. She will win."

    15:28 (IST)30 Sep 2021
    Mamata Banerjee castes her vote at Mitra Institution
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    15:28 (IST)30 Sep 2021
    Mamata Banerjee castes her vote at Mitra Institution
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    15:23 (IST)30 Sep 2021
    48.08 per cent voter turnout recorded till 3 pm

    Voter turnout of 72.45%, 68.17% and 48.08% recorded till 3 pm in Samserganj, Jangipur polls and Bhabanipur bypoll, respectively.

    15:22 (IST)30 Sep 2021

    Priyanka Tibrewal, the BJP candidate for Bhabanipur by-poll, alleges that TMC is paying some people to cast a vote. "A man confessed to me that TMC paid him Rs 500 to cast vote. He was from Bansdroni. I have informed the authorities," she says.

    15:09 (IST)30 Sep 2021
    BJP lodges complaint against TMC's Subrata Mukherjee
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    14:24 (IST)30 Sep 2021
    Mamata Banerjee to cast her voter at 3:15 pm

    Mamata Banerjee will cast her vote at Mitra Institution at 3.15pm: All India Trinamool Congress

    14:24 (IST)30 Sep 2021
    TMC's Sayandeb Chattopadhyay releases photo of him pushing EVM button

    TMC leader Sayandeb Chattopadhyay releases a photo of him pushing a button on the EVM.

    13:37 (IST)30 Sep 2021
    35.97% voter turnout recorded in Bhabanipur till 1 pm

    West Bengal: Voter turnout of 57.15%, 53.78% and 35.97% recorded till 1pm in Samserganj, Jangipur polls and Bhabanipur bypolls, respectively

    13:28 (IST)30 Sep 2021
    TMC's Firhad Hakim refutes charges levelled by Priyanka Tibrewal

    TMC's Firhad Hakim terms Priyanka Tibrewal's (BJP) allegations against him about trying to influence the voters in the Bhabanipur constituency baseless. "Does having tea at a roadside stall tantamount to influencing voters? The BJP knows it will lose the by-poll and are now making lame excuses," said Hakim

    12:11 (IST)30 Sep 2021
    21.73 per cent votes polled in Bhabanipur till 11 am

    Polling percentage at 11am in three West Bengal constituencies - 40.23% in Samserganj, 36.11% in Jangipur and 21.73% Bhabanipur

    09:38 (IST)30 Sep 2021
    7.57% polling recorded in first two hours of Bhabanipur by-election. 

    7.57 per cent polling recorded in first two hours of Bhabanipur by-election. 

    09:07 (IST)30 Sep 2021
    90-year-old Manobashini Chakrabarty casts her vote in Bhabanipur
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    08:51 (IST)30 Sep 2021
    Bhabanipur bypoll to seal the fate of Mamata Banerjee

    Bhabanipur constituency will today seal the fate of TMC leader Mamata Banerjee, who is looking to enter the state assembly before the end of her 6-month period of chief ministership without being an MLA

    08:40 (IST)30 Sep 2021
    Calcutta HC directed EC to hold Bhabanipur bypoll as per schedule

    The Calcutta high court on Tuesday refused to stay the September 30 Bhabanipur bypoll, stating that the information furnished by the chief secretary of the state to the Election Commission was contrary to the facts regarding Covid-19 restrictions that had been extended up to September 30.

    08:35 (IST)30 Sep 2021
    BJP accuses TMC of fanning violence ahead of bypolls.

    The BJP accused the Trinamool Congress of fanning violence ahead of the bypolls. BJP national vice-president Dilip Ghosh alleged that he was attacked by TMC workers during the last day of the campaign for the September 30 bypoll

    08:28 (IST)30 Sep 2021
    Priyanka Tibrewal accuses TMC MLA Madan Mitra of ‘purposely’ shutting voting machines in Bhabanipur
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    08:08 (IST)30 Sep 2021
    Lirmus test for Mamata Banerjee

    Mamata Banerjee, who lost from the Nandigram constituency in the assembly elections earlier this year, has to win this by-poll to retain the chief minister's post.

    Bypoll to Bhabanipur was necessitated following the resignation of Trinamool Congress MLA Sovandeb Chattopadhyay to facilitate Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s election to the assembly. Banerjee lost in Nandigram, as per the results of the assembly election declared by the EC in May. According to the constitutional provision, a person has to get elected within six months of taking oath as a chief minister or a minister. She took oath as chief minister for the third consecutive term on May 5.
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