Mamata Banerjee wins Bhowanipore bypolls against BJP candidate with a huge margin
The election results for the Bhabanipur bypolls are now revealed. According to the latest reports, Mamata Banerjee defeated BJP candidate Priyanka Tibrewal in Bhabanipur by a massive margin of 58, 389 votes. The election outcome was important since it would determine Mamata Banerjee's fate as Chief Minister. Notably, the TMC Supremo, who was defeated in the assembly elections earlier this year by her former colleague Adhikari from the Nandigram seat, must win this by-election and become a member of the Assembly within six months to maintain the post.
Bhabanipur assembly seat has been vacated by the State Agriculture Minister Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay in May for Mamatha Banerjee and it paved the way for the chief minister to contest the by-poll.