February 13, 2015
Peaceful polling in the Bengal bypolls
Bypolls for Bongaon Parliamentary Constituency and Krishnaganj Assembly Constituency were held today at Bongaon and Krishnaganj. The poll lasted from 8 AM to 5 PM today. The Bongaon seat had fallen vacant due to the death of Kapil Krishna Thakur and Krishnaganj seat was vacant due to the demise of Sushil Biswas.
The Trinamool candidates for the constituencies were:
Bongaon – Mamatabala Thakur
Krishnaganj – Satyajit Biswas
The polling percentage in the four constituencies till 5 p.m. was as follows:
Bongaon – 73%
Krishnaganj – 78%
AITC Secretary General Partha Chatterjee met the press after the polling. He said:
We thank the voters of Krishnaganj and Bongaon for their enthusiasm: Partha Chatterjee addressing a press conference. Despite the smear campaign and propaganda by the Opposition, today’s polls were peaceful. Opposition has realised that people have reposed their faith on Mamata Banerjee’s developmental agenda. Opposition has comprehended TMC will win. So they are making false claims now. People will support Mamata Banerjee’s agenda of development, peace and prosperity. 78% turnout in Krishnaganj and 73% polling in Bongaon so far. We congratulate people. We thank the voters of Bongaon and Krishnaganj.