West Bengal by-polls: Congress loses Sabang assembly seat to Trinamool Congress
Communist Party of India(Marxist) candidate Rita Mondal secured 41,987 votes losing out to the Trinamool Congress candidate Gita Rani Bhunaia who secured 1,06,179 votes.
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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India
Dec 24, 2017, 04.02 PM
The ruling Trinamool Congress in West Bengal has won the Sabang Assembly constituency bypoll.
The Trinamool candidate Gita Rani Bhunaia won by a margin of 64,192 votes.
Communist Party of India (Marxist) candidate Rita Mondal secured 41,987 votes, losing out to Gita Rani Bhunaia who secured 1,06,179 votes.
Though the BJP candidate secured only 37,476 votes, the party acquired a substantial increase in the number of votes in this election.
The BJP received about 5,000 votes in the 2016 Assembly elections.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted expressing his happiness on the significant rise in the BJPs vote share in Sabang.
Happy to see a significant rise in the BJP’s vote share in Sabang, West Bengal. I thank the people for their support and assure them that BJP will leave no stone unturned in serving West Bengal. I appreciate the @BJP4Bengal Karyakartas for their effort.