November 28, 2019
Trinamool sweeps bypolls in Bangla
The All India Trinamool Congress today swept the bypolls to the Assembly constituencies of Kaliaganj, Kharagpur and Karimpur. Out of the three, the Karimpur seat was held by Trinamool MLA Mahua Moitra, who resigned after being elected to the Lok Sabha.
In Kaliaganj, Trinamool candidate Tapan Deb Singha won by a margin of 2,304 votes. In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, BJP had a lead of over 56,000 votes in this assembly segment.
In Kharagpur Sadar, the seat vacated by the BJP State President, Trinamool has won by a margin of 20,788 votes. The BJP had a lead of nearly 45,000 votes in this seat during Lok Sabha elections.
In Karimpur, Trinamool has won by a margin of 24,119 votes.
Trinamool Chairperson Mamata Banerjee has termed this win as a victory of the people. She said, people have rejected the arrogance of BJP.