TMC’s Shatrughan Sinha Wins Asansol Seat; Babul Supriyo Wins Ballygunge
- Shatrughan Sinha won by a margin of over 3 lakh votes.
- Babul Supriyo won the prestigious Ballygunge constituency.
- CM Mamata Banerjee thanked voters from the Asansol Lok Sabha seat and Ballygunge Assembly Constituency.
Kolkata: As the counting for the bypolls on the Asansol Lok Sabha seat and Ballygunge Assembly constituency continues in West Bengal, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) registered victories in both the constituencies. As per the latest trends, TMC candidate Shatrughan Sinha defeated BJP’s Agnimitra Paul by a margin of over 2 lakh votes in Asansol.
CPI (M)`s Partha Mukherjee and Congress`s Prasenjit Patitundi are currently in the third and fourth positions respectively. In Ballygunge, TMC’s Babul Supriyo won by more than 20,000 votes from his nearest contender, CPI (M)`s Saira Shah Halim.
Meanwhile, West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee has thanked the electors of the Asansol Parliamentary Constituency and the Ballygunge Assembly Constituency for giving a decisive mandate to her party candidates. It is notable that the by-poll on the Asansol Lok Sabha seat was necessitated after Babul Supriyo resigned as the Lok Sabha MP and joined the Trinamool Congress in 2021.
Supriyo, as a BJP candidate, had defeated TMC’s actress-turned-politician Moon Moon Sen by a massive margin of 1,97,637 votes. The Ballygunge Assembly seat by-poll was necessitated after the demise of former state Minister Subrata Mukherjee. The Trinamool leader had defeated his nearest contestant, BJP`s Loknath Chatterjee by 75,359 votes in the 2021 West Bengal Assembly polls.