Mamata Banerjee wins Bhawanipore by-polls by a record 58,832 votes. With this win, Mamata Banerjee would continue to remain the CM of West Bengal. She wins this election by a record margin from the BJP rival Priyanka Tibrewal. According to EC, Mamata Banerjee has won almost 72% of the total votes in the bye-elections.
"I have won the Bhawanipore Assembly by-polls with a margin of 58,832 votes and have registered the victory in every ward of the constituency," the chief minister said while addressing a press conference in Kolkata.
She further added that" around 46% of people in Bhawanipore are non-Bengalis. They all have voted for me. People of West Bengal are watching Bhawanipore, which has inspired me," Banerjee said.
Mamata Banerjee targeted the centre by saying that BJP tried everything of conspiracies to remove TMC from power. "I was hurt in my feet so that I don't contest the polls. I am grateful to the public for voting for us and to ECI for conducting polls within six months, " she added.
For TMC it is a good chance to recover Mamata's defeat from Suvendu Adhikari earlier this year and at the same time, it is an answer to the conspiracy held in Nandigram.
Rival of Mamata from BJP Priyanka Tibrewal said: "I am the 'Man of the Match' of this game because I contested the election in Mamata Banerjee's stronghold and got more than 25,000 votes. I will continue doing hard work."