Bhawanipur Bypoll Result: Bhawanipur by-election begins; This is the future of Didi - Mamatha
recent state assembly elections, lost but was sworn in as Trinamool Congress Party's chief minister in the state. Mamata Banerjee must win the by-election and enter the Assembly. The voting was held in the Bhawanipur Assembly constituency last Thursday with just 57 per cent turnout. The Bhawanipur constituency will have a round of 21 counting.
Calcutta, a. Vote counting of Bhawanipur by-election in Bhavanipur constituency will be held today in West Bengal. Mamata Banerjee, who contested from the Nandigrama constituency in the recent state assembly elections, lost but was sworn in as Trinamool Congress Party's chief minister in the state. Mamata Banerjee must win the by-election and enter the Assembly.
The voting was held in the Bhawanipur Assembly constituency last Thursday with just 57 per cent turnout. The Bhawanipur constituency will have a round of 21 counting.
History of Bhawanipur:
Bhawanipur is an assembly constituency of Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal. After the delimitations of constituencies in 2011, the Bhawanipur constituency became the bastion of the Trinamool Congress. The residence of Mamata Banerjee's Kalighat residence is covered by this sector.
According to Election Commission statistics, the TMC won 184 seats in the 2011 West Bengal assembly elections and ended the 34-year Left Front rule. Mamata Banerjee was not contesting the election at the time. TMC MLA and then-minister Subrata Bakshi had left the post to pave the way for Banerjee to take oath as chief minister. Mamata Banerjee then made her debut in the state assembly. He won that by-election and managed to retain his chief minister's chair. Similarly, Mamata Banerjee still has to win the by-election in the Bhawanipur constituency to retain the chief ministerial post.
1) Mamata Banerjee: Trinamool Congress chief and West Bengal chief minister won the 2016 assembly elections in Bhawanipur constituency. This year too, he must win the position to continue as CM.
2) Priyanka Tibrewal: The BJP has fielded 41-year-old lawyer and vice-president of the party's youth wing, Priyanka Tibrewal.
3) Srijib Biswas: The left wing has pitched Srijib Biswas to fight Banerjee and Tibrewal.
Voting Day Occurrence:
The polling day was a clash between BJP and TMC supporters in some areas of Bhawanipur constituency. TMC and BJP supporters have been quarreling over allegations that the ruling party is bringing fake voters into the polling station. The security forces took control of the situation. The TMC has lodged a complaint with the Election Commission alleging that Tibrewal was moving with the entourage of 20 cars and intimidating voters.
The BJP has alleged that its booth agents were not allowed access to several booths. In another incident, BJP leader Kalyan Chaubey's car was allegedly robbed on Sarat Bose Road. Kolkata Police have submitted a report to the EC regarding the incident. The Electoral Commission later dismissed the allegation that it was a political attack.
The bombs were dumped in Sansarganj a few hours before polling began at 7 am. The TMC alleged that the Congress carried out the attack. The Congress said the allegation was unfounded. Congress has demanded re-voting in nine booths of the Samarganj constituency. The Election Commission has so far received 97 complaints, of which 91 have been canceled. Of these 97 complaints, 85 were related to the Bhawanipur by-election.
The Election Commission has set up a three-tier security system called for the central forces of 24 companies and is already deployed at the counting center. The outer layer of security is only looked after by state police. The next layer will also have central forces. The inner layer contains only the central police. The entire area is under CCTV surveillance.
Officers are only allowed pen and paper. Only the Returning Officer and the Viewer are allowed to use the phone.
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