West Bengal Assembly Bypolls Results Highlights: TMC wins all four seats by huge margins

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Updated: November 2, 2021 6:12:15 pm

2021 WB ByPolls Results, WB Assembly By Election Vote Counting: Bypolls to Dinhata and Shantipur are prestige battles for the saffron party, which is currently grappling with exodus of MLAs and senior leaders.

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West Bengal Bypolls Results 2021: The ruling Trinamool Congress on Tuesday worsted its rivals by record margins, to romp home to a 4-0 clean sweep in by-elections held on October 30. The TMC wrested the Dinhata and Santipur seats in Coochbehar and Nadia districts respectively from the BJP by huge margins, to raise its tally to 215 in the 294-member West Bengal assembly.

he BJP, whose predecessor Jan Sangh was founded by Bengal’s Hindu Mahasabha leader Syama Prasad Mookerjee, saw its tally came down to 75 from an earlier 77. The ruling TMC also retained the Khardah and Gosaba assembly seats in North 24 Parganas and South 24 Parganas districts respectively by impressive margins. The TMC, in total, bagged 75.02 per cent of the votes cast, whereas the BJP got some 14.48 per cent votes, in the four assembly segments.

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    13:04 (IST)02 Nov 2021
    TMC wins in Dinhata, leads with massive margins in three other seats

    The TMC has won the bypoll in Cooch Behar district’s Dinhata and is leading with massive margins in the remaining three Assembly constituencies in West Bengal. Former TMC MLA Udayan Guha has won the Dinhata seat by a margin of 1,63,005 votes.

    11:26 (IST)02 Nov 2021
    TMC workers begin celebrations, visual from counting centre in Dinhata
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    10:54 (IST)02 Nov 2021
    TMC leading by 90,000 votes in Gosaba

    In West Bengal’s Gosaba, TMC is leading by 90,005 votes against BJP, after 10 rounds of counting.

    10:38 (IST)02 Nov 2021
    TMC's Udayan Guha leads by 62,487 votes in Dinhata

    In Dinhata seat, TMC’s Udayan Guha is leading with 62,847 votes against BJP’s Ashok Mondal after eight rounds of counting. 

    09:50 (IST)02 Nov 2021
    TMC leading in all four seats

    TMC is leading in all the four seats. In two seats - Dinhata and Gosaba, the party’s lead has crossed 30,000 mark.

    09:22 (IST)02 Nov 2021
    TMC's Sovondeb Chatterjee leading from Khardaha by 1,200 votes

    TMC candidate Sovondeb Chatterjee is leading from Khardaha by 1200 votes after first round of counting.

    09:14 (IST)02 Nov 2021
    TMC's udayan Guha extends lead in second round

    In Dinhata seat, TMC’s Udayan Guha is leading by 14,666 votes against BJP’s Ashok Mondal after second round of counting. The counting of votes is underway in Bengal. TMC has got 17,758 votes while the BJP has got 3,092 votes.

    09:14 (IST)02 Nov 2021
    TMC's udayan Guha extends lead in second round

    In Dinhata seat, TMC’s Udayan Guha is leading by 14,666 votes against BJP’s Ashok Mondal after second round of counting. The counting of votes is underway in Bengal. TMC has got 17,758 votes while the BJP has got 3,092 votes.

    09:02 (IST)02 Nov 2021
    TMC’s Udayan Guha Leading in Dinhata Seat in Bengal

    In Dinhata seat, TMC’s Udayan Guha is leading by 7,652 votes against BJP’s Ashok Mondal after the first round of counting.

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    Visuals from Dinhata counting centre
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    08:27 (IST)02 Nov 2021
    Early trends are expected to trickle down by 9 am

    Early trends are expected to trickle down by 9 am.

    08:02 (IST)02 Nov 2021
    Counting of votes begins

    Counting of votes begins in Dinhata, Shantipur, Khardah and Gosaba assembly constituencies

    The bypoll to Shantipur was necessitated by the resignation of BJP MP Jagannath Sarkar, who too resigned from the assembly seat in favour of retaining his Lok Sabha membership. State minister Sovandeb Chattopadhyay, who resigned from Bhabanipur to facilitate Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's election to the Assembly, is fighting from Khardah, where TMC's Kajal Sinha died due to COVID-19, just days after polls to the seat were held Bypoll to the Gosaba seat in Sunderbans was also necessitated by the death of TMC's Jayanta Naskar, who too was suffering from Covid. The EC has deployed 27 companies of central armed forces in Dinhata, 22 in Shantipur, 20 in Khardah and 23 in Gosaba, an official said.
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