West Bengal bypoll result 2018: Mamata Banerjee led TMC has clinched the West Bengal by-elections winning the constituencies of Uluberia and Noapara. The party won Noapara within less than three hours of vote counting and secured the Uluberia seat by a margin of 2,89,557 votes by evening. Earlier, Uluberia Lok Sabha constituency recorded 76.7 per cent polling whereas Noapara recorded 75.3 per cent. The by-elections in West Bengal are being seen as a semi-final for the Trinamool Congress and opposition parties ahead of the 2018 panchayat polls and the TMC seems to have won with flying colours. The bypolls were necessitated by the death of Sultan Ahmed, the sitting TMC MP from Uluberia, and of Madhusudan Ghose, Congress MLA from the Noapara Assembly seat.
Track Highlights for West Bengal bypoll result 2018:
5: 25 pm: The Trinamool Congress has announced its victory on their Twitter handle. This has been a picture perfect by-elections for the party as it clinched both the seats with a massive margin of votes.
— AITC (@AITCofficial) February 1, 2018
4: 20 pm: As per a report by The Indian Express, after winning the Noapara bypoll, TMC candidate Sunil Singh said, “It is a great win and it shows people’s faith in TMC. I will now work for the people. There was a rumour that former TMC leader and now a BJP leader Mukul Roy would be a factor in Noapara seat but he could not make a difference in reality.”
3: 32 pm: The wife of late TMC MP Sultan Ahmed, Sajda Ahmed won the Uluberia bypoll by a margin of 4,74,510 votes. BJP occupies second position with 2,93,046 votes.
12: 40 pm: West Bengal’s Uluberia by-polls: Trinamool candidate Sajda Sultan Ahmed moves ahead over the BJP candidate Anupam Mallick leaving him behind by 1,84,949 votes. Earlier, TMC candidate Sunil Singh clinched the Noapara seat with a huge margin.
12: 20 pm: After third round of vote count, Mamata Banerjee led Trinamool Congress is leading with 119385 votes from the Uluberia seat, BJP is currently at the second spot with 50882 votes.
11: 00 am: The TMC candidate Sunil Singh has won the Noapara seat with 1,11,729 votes leaving other candidates in the fray, far behind him.
10: 59 am: West Bengal’s Naopara assembly seat by-poll trends indicate a huge victory for TMC’s Sunil Singh as the leader has secured 96297 votes so far, CPIM’s Gargi Chaterjee managed 33,729 votes, BJP’s Sandip Banerjee is ranking third with 35980 votes and Congress’s Goutam Bose gets the fourth spot with 10090. NOTA (None of the above) also received 3427 votes.
10: 15 am: West Bengal’s Ulberia Lok Sabha is also inclining towards Mamata Banerjee led TMC as the party has secured a whopping margin of 40829 votes. The BJP has secured 17625 while the CPI(M) has managed 8576 votes so far.
9: 59 am: ‘Didi’ has left her opponents far behind in the Noapara constituency, as per early trends. Mamata Banerjee lead TMC is leading with a decisive margin of 51694 votes. Only a miracle could bring any other party in the race now. Sunil Singh is the TMC’s candidate from the seat.
9: 32 am: In the Noapara constituency, the Trinamool Congress is counting on Sunil Singh, the CPI(M) has fielded Gargi Chatterjee, Congress put its faith in Goutam Bose and the BJP has fielded Sandip Banerjee.
9: 15 am: In the Noapara assembly seat by-poll results, the TMC leads with more then 19000 votes, as per early trends.
8: 50 am: Vote counting takes place amidst tight security in the West Bengal’s constituency of Uluberia. The results will go live on the Election Commission website. See Pic
The elections called for after the death of Sultan Ahmed, the sitting TMC MP from Uluberia, and of Madhusudan Ghose, Congress MLA from the Noapara Assembly seat.
The TMC has held Uluberia seat since 2009. The party has this time fielded Sultan Ahmed’s widow, Sajda, from the constituency. The CPI(M)-led Left Front candidate is Sabiruddin Molla, while the Congress nominee is SK Madassar Hossain Warsi. The BJP had fielded district committee leader, Anupam Mallik. As many as five independent candidates are also in the fray for the Lower House of the Parliament seat.
In Noapara, the TMC candidate is Sunil Singh; CPI(M) has fielded Gargi Chatterjee and the Congress – Goutam Bose. Sandip Banerjee of the BJP is contesting.