HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Mamata has won in her constituency in Bhabanipur at a margin of 58,389 votes, which breaks the records of her previous terms in 2016 and 2011.
  • Workers and supporters who gathered outside the CM’s house were thanked by her and asked to accomplish the victory celebrations by donating people from flood affected areas.
  • Transport minister Firhad Hakim has maintained that, following the instruction of the EC, Banerjee has given strict directions to the party leadership to disallow any kind of victory celebrations in Kolkata and other districts.

On Sunday, Mamata Banerjee has asked the TMC workers who assembled outside her house in order to celebrate her victory, to accomplish their celebrations by helping the victims of flood. “Our victory inspires me to work more for people. If our workers want to celebrate, they should do so by helping the flood-affected people in the districts. That will be the real celebration,” said the Trinamool supremo.

Banerjee has regained her position as the Chief Minister of West Bengal ahead of a win in Bhabanipur at a margin of 58,389 votes. The previous records were broken by the CM herself as earlier in 2016 she won by 25,301 votes and in 2011, 52,213 votes. Her victory has been followed by joyous celebrations throughout Kolkata and other districts.

The CM has also been noticed to come out of her house and address the supporters and party workers. However, transport minister Firhad Hakim has maintained that following the directions of the Election Commission, there would be no victory celebrations held this time.

Mr. Hakim has maintained that Mamata Banerjee has instructed the party leadership to disallow any kind of post counting celebrations in Kolkata or other districts. The by elections for West Bengal were held on October 30, for the assembly constituencies of Bhabanipur, Jangipur, Samserganj. CM Banerjee’s constituency has witnessed a total electoral turnout of 57%, amidst prolonged conflicts prevalent between the TMC and BJP camps.