Bhabanipur ByPoll Update: The voting percentage was normal in the by-election for Bhabanipur assembly seat in West Bengal held on Thursday.
Bhabanipur ByPoll Update: Voting percentage was normal in the by-elections for Bhawanipur assembly seat in West Bengal held on Thursday. Significantly, after losing the assembly elections from Nandigram seat, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is contesting from this seat. Officials said 53.32 per cent voting took place till 5 pm. The Election Commission said that the data of how much voting took place till 6 pm will be available on Friday. He said that Samserganj seat and Jangipur seat of Murshidabad district recorded high polling rate of 78.60 per cent and 76.12 per cent respectively. Elections in these two seats had to be canceled due to the death of two candidates during the April-May assembly elections.Also Read – Punjab Congress Crisis: Amarinder, who reached Chandigarh, reiterated, ‘Sidhu is not right for Punjab, will not win from any seat’
A total of 6,97,164 voters are registered in these three assembly constituencies. Voting continued till 6 pm. Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee is pitted against Priyanka Tibrewal of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Shrijib Biswas of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) in Bhawanipur seat. As a voter of the constituency, Banerjee cast her vote at the Mitra Sansthan in the area. Also Read – Will Captain Amarinder Singh Form A New Party? Big statement given after meeting Amit Shah and Ajit Doval
A scuffle has been reported between BJP and Trinamool Congress (TMC) workers from some places in the assembly constituency. Tibrewal alleged that the Trinamool forcibly stopped the voting process at the polling booth in ward number 72 and state ministers Firhad Hakim and Subrata Mukherjee were trying to influence voters in the constituency. The BJP has also complained to the Election Commission against Firhad Hakim and Mukherjee. Also Read – Captain Amarinder Singh’s big statement, I will resign from Congress soon, said this about joining BJP
However, Hakim has called all the allegations baseless. He questioned, ‘Do voters get affected by drinking tea at roadside stalls? The BJP knows that it will lose the bypolls and is now making excuses. A minor scuffle broke out between supporters of Trinamool and BJP outside a polling booth in Bhawanipur over claims of the ruling party bringing fake voters inside the polling booth. Security forces deployed at the polling station controlled the situation.
The Trinamool Congress also filed a complaint with the Election Commission, accusing Tibrewal of moving around with a convoy of 20 cars and intimidating voters. However, Tibrewal has denied these allegations. The BJP later alleged that its ‘polling agents’ were not being allowed inside several polling stations. Hakim, however, said such claims were politically motivated.