Mamata Banerjee takes massive lead in Bhabanipur bypoll

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Mamata Banerjee takes massive lead in Bhabanipur bypoll (Image: Twitter/ANI)
Mamata Banerjee takes massive lead in Bhabanipur bypoll (Image: Twitter/ANI)

New Delhi : West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee took the massive lead over her BJP rival Priyanka Tibrewal as votes were being count on Sunday.

According to the State Election Commission, the TMC supreme was leading against her nearest BJP rival Priyanka Tibrewal after ten rounds of counting of votes by over 31,645 votes in the Bhabanipur bypoll. With this she is looking in commanding position to retain the chief minister post.

Mamata Banerjee led TMC party was also leading on Murshidabad's Samserganj and Jangipur seat at the time of filing this story.

Banerjee, the TMC candidate in the Bhabanipur seat in south Kolkata, secured 16,397 votes, as per official data after the fourth round of counting.

Her nearest rival, BJP's Priyanka Tibrewal, has secured 3,962 votes, while Srijib Biswas of the CPI(M) secured 315 votes. Total 21 rounds of counting will be held for the by-poll held in Bhabanipur.

Meanwhile, BJP candidate for Bhabanipur bypoll Priyanka Tibrewal has written to the Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court seeking preventive measures in case there is post-poll violence after final results are declared on Sunday.

"I, Priyanka Tibrewal, the Bharatiya Janata Party candidate from the Bhabanipur Assembly constituency is writing to you, requesting you to give a strict order to the Kolkata police forces to take all kinds of precautionary measures so that we do not witness any kind of violence post the by-election results on October 3," the letter read.