Kolkata | Jagran Politics Desk: Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee has managed to retain her position as the Chief Minister of West Bengal as defeated Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Priyanka Tibrewal by a margin of 58,832 votes in the Bhabanipur by-elections. Speaking after her massive win, Mamata thanked her supporters as her party said that they will form the next government in Delhi after the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.
Besides Bhabanipur, the election commission will also declare results for by-polls in Jangipur and Samserganj. As per the poll body, Bhabanipur recorded a voter turnout of 57.09 per cent while Samserganj and Jangipur saw a turnout of 79.92 per cent and 77.63 per cent respectively.
Here are the highlights from the day:
15:38 hours: I am 'Man of the Match' of this game because I contested the election in Mamata Banerjee's stronghold and got more than 25,000 votes. I will continue doing the hard work, says BJP's Priyanka Tibrewal.
15:18 hours: Since the elections started in Bengal, Central Government hatched conspiracies to remove us (from power). I was hurt in my feet so that I don't contest the polls. I am grateful to the public for voting for us and to ECI for conducting polls within 6 months, says Mamata Banerjee.
15:10 hours: Around 46 per cent of people here (in Bhabanipur) are non-Bengalis. They all have voted for me. People of West Bengal are watching Bhabanipur, which has inspired me, says Mamata Banerjee.
15:00 hours: Mamata Banerjee greets her supporters outside her residence in Kolkata.
#WATCH | West Bengal Chief Minister @MamataOfficial greets her supporters outside her residence in Kolkata as she inches closer to victory in Bhabanipur Assembly bypoll— Jagran English (@JagranEnglish) October 3, 2021
(📹: ANI) #MamataBanerjee #Bhabanipur pic.twitter.com/XN1oWjfvFw
14:55 hours: I have won the Bhabanipur Assembly bypolls with a margin of 58,832 votes and have registered the victory in every ward of the constituency, says Mamata Banerjee.
14:35 hours: BREAKING: Mamata Banerjee wins by 58,832 votes to retain her CM chair.
14:22 hours: Mamata Banerjee is leading against BJP's Priyanka Tibrewal by a margin of 56,388 votes after 20 rounds of counting.
14:12 hours: Mamata Banerjee is leading against BJP candidate Priyanka Tibrewal by a margin of 52,017 votes in Bhabanipur Assembly bypolls after 19th round of counting, as per Election Commission.
14:00 hours: There is no base of any other party other than TMC here. The party and Didi work for the people. We will form government in Delhi in 2024, says Mamata Banerjee's brother Kartik.
13:30 hours: Also Read -- Jagran Explainer | Why Bhabanipur by-poll is a must win for West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee?
12:56 hours: Just In: Election Commission writes to West Bengal government, asking it to ensure that no victory celebration or procession takes place during or after the counting of votes for by-elections. It has also asked it to take all necessary steps to ensure that post-poll violence doesn't happen, reports ANI.
12:45 hours: After 11th round of counting, Mamata Banerjee leads by 34,000 votes in Bhabnipur Assembly by-election.
12:30 hours: TMC workers and supporters celebrate outside the residence of Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata.
#WATCH | TMC workers & supporters celebrate outside the residence of West Bengal CM #MamataBanerjee in Kolkata as she leads by 28,825 votes in #BhabanipurBypolls after 9th round of counting— Jagran English (@JagranEnglish) October 3, 2021
12:14 hours: Mamata Banerjee has taken a lead of 28,825 votes over BJP's Priyanka Tibrewal after the 9th round of counting.
11:49 hours: Mamata Banerjee has taken a lead against BJP candidate Priyanka Tibrewal by 12,435 votes in Bhabanipur Assembly bypolls, as per Election Commission data.
11:19 hours: Also Read -- Bhabanipur By-Poll: Who is Priyanka Tibriwal, BJP's trump card against Mamata Banerjee?
11:07 hours: TMC supporters celebrate outside Mamata Banerjee's residence in Kolkata as she leads in the Bhabanipur Assembly by-election.
10:39 hours: Mamata Banerjee leading over Priyanka Tibrewal by 2,377 votes after second round of counting of votes for Bhabanipur Assembly bypolls, as per Election Commission data.
10:07 hours: Mamta Banerjee is leading with 3680 votes against BJP candidate Priyanka Tibrewal's 881 votes after first round of counting of votes for Bhabanipur Assembly by-election, as per Election Commission data.
9:56 hours: In the second rounds of counting of postal ballots, Mamata Banerjee has taken a lead of 2,500 votes in Bhabanipur.
9:36 hours: In the first round of counting of postal ballots, Mamata Banerjee is leading by 2,800 votes in Bhabanipur.
9:22 hours: As per early trends, TMC is leading on all three seats -- Bhabanipur, Jangipur and Samserganj.
8:49 hours: Visual from Sakhawat Memorial Government Girls' High School counting centre in Bhabanipur.
8:35 hours: Counting of votes underway in Bhabanipur. Visual from Sakhawat Memorial Government Girls' High School counting centre.
8:21 hours: It has also said that that 24 companies of central forces have been deployed in Bhabanipur to avert any untoward situation.
8:10 hours: The poll body has said that there will be 21 rounds of counting to declare the by-election results of Bhabanipur.
8:00 hours: Just In: Counting of votes for by-election results in Bhabanipur, Jangipur and Samserganj begins.
7:50 hours: The counting of votes for by-election results in Bhabanipur, Jangipur and Samserganj will begin shortly.
7:30 hours: Besides Bhabanipur, Samserganj and Jangipur saw a turnout of 79.92 per cent and 77.63 per cent respectively, said the Election Commission.
7:25 hours: As per the Election Commission, Bhabanipur saw a voter turnout of 57.09 per cent.
7:15 hours: The polling for Bhabanipur by-elections was held on Thursday.
7:10 hours: Earlier, the polly body said that the counting of votes will begin at 8 am on Sunday.
7:00 hours: Besides Bhabanipur, the Election Commission will also declare results of by-elections in Jangipur and Samserganj.
6:55 hours: In Bhabanipur, the BJP had fielded Priyanka Tibrewal -- a lawyer -- against Mamata Banerjee.
6:50 hours: Mamata Banerjee needs to win the by-elections in Bhabanipur to continue as the Chief Minister of West Bengal.
6:45 hours: The counting of votes for by-elections in Bhabanipur will take place today.
Posted By: Aalok Sensharma