Bhabanipur bypoll: All updates
All eyes are on West Bengal's Bhabanipur assembly constituency, where elections are held Thursday, as Trinamool Congress (TMC) candidate Mamata Banerjee will have to win the electoral battle to remain the West Bengal Chief Minister. To challenge Banerjee, the BJP has fielded lawyer Priyanka Tibrewal, the Left has nominated young advocate Srijib Biswas while the Congress decided not to contest in a gesture to the ruling party in a changed political scenario. For all updates, follow India Blooms blog
Mamata Banerjee will win bypoll by much bigger margin: Firhad Hakim30 Sep 2021, 07:00 pm
TMC leader Firhad Hakim said there are a lot of non-existent voters in Bhabanipur. "If we exclude them, the polling percentage crossed 60,” said he.
“The margin of (Mamata Banerjee’s) victory will be very healthy though I can’t exactly tell it at the moment. The margin will be much bigger than the one registered during the assembly elections (in April this year),” he added.
Voter turnout 53.32% till 5 pm30 Sep 2021, 05:38 pm
The voter turnout in Bhabanipur was recorded 53.32% till 5 pm.
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Abhishek Banerjee casts vote30 Sep 2021, 05:27 pm
TMC national general secretary and Lok Sabha MP, Abhishek Banerjee, cast his vote at Mitra Institution in Bhabanipur where bypoll is underway.
(Image Credit: Facebook/Abhishek Banerjee)
BJP leader Kalyan Chaubey's car attacked, vandalised30 Sep 2021, 04:23 pm
BJP leader Kalyan Chaubey's car was allegedly attacked and vandalised outside Dioceson School in Bhabanipur. Choube has acccused the TMC supporters of resorting to the vandalisation.
"There were no reasons behind the attack. Some people came and attacked the car," he said.
Voter turnout 48.08% till 3 pm30 Sep 2021, 04:15 pm
Voter turnout recorded 48.08% till 3 pm.
Mamata Banerjee casts vote at Mitra Institution in Bhabanipur30 Sep 2021, 03:25 pm
Asim Bose Ward Co-ordinator, Ward 70, intimidated, threatened & stopped voters from going out to vote at 4, Ray Street (High Rise), alleges BJP30 Sep 2021, 02:54 pm
Voter turnout 35.97% till 1 pm30 Sep 2021, 01:40 pm
The voter turnout has been recorded 35.97% till 1 pm.
TMC sent false voter to Khalsa English High School, alleges BJP30 Sep 2021, 01:39 pm
The BJP has alleged that the TMC had sent a false voter to Khalsa English High School in Bhabanipur.
"The TMC is doing all tricks to win. Mamata Banerjee has a political background. Then why is she afraid of such a junior like me?" said Priyanka Tibrewal.
Priyanka Tibrewal is slowing down booths, alleges TMC30 Sep 2021, 01:14 pm
The TMC has alleged BJP candidate Priyanka Tibrewal is slowing down polling booths by roaming around in Bhabanipur with a convoy of 20 cars.
"She is trying to create hindrance along with the central forces who are also facilitating BJP," the TMC alleged.
Mamata Banerjee to cast vote at 3:15 pm, Abhishek Banerjee at 2 pm30 Sep 2021, 01:08 pm
TMC candidate Mamata Banerjee will be casting her vote at Mitra Institution at 3:15 pm.
TMC national general secretary, Abhishek Banerjee will cast his vote at around 2 pm.
Rigging in two schools, alleges BJP30 Sep 2021, 12:38 pm
The BJP has alleged "massive rigging was going on" at Ramesh Mitra School and Bhawanipur Education Society School.
Voter turnout 21.73% till 11 am30 Sep 2021, 12:36 pm
The voter turnout is 21.73% till 11 am.
Amid lower voter turnout, Firhad Hakim urges people to cast votes30 Sep 2021, 11:27 am
Appealing to people to cast votes amid lower voter turnout, TMC leader Firhad Hakim tweeted, "Urging everyone from Bhabanipur today to step out and vote for Development, vote for Equality."
Urging everyone from Bhabanipur today to step out and vote for Development, vote for Equality.#MamataBanerjeeForBhabanipur— FIRHAD HAKIM (@FirhadHakim) September 30, 2021
BJP preparing base for the defeat, TMC hits back30 Sep 2021, 11:25 am
TMC leader Firhad Hakim countered Priyanka Tibrewal saying, "In Bhabanipur, people do not tolerate any wrong doing. The BJP is preparing the base for their imminent defeat."
Violation of section 144, alleges Priyanka Tibrewal30 Sep 2021, 11:17 am
BJP candidate Priyanka Tibrewal has alleged shops were kept open near polling booths, violating the section 144 which is imposed.
Lower voter turnout till 9 am30 Sep 2021, 11:16 am
The voter turnout till 9 am in Bhabanipur was 7.5%.
Agent removed from booth number 107, alleges BJP30 Sep 2021, 11:13 am
The BJP has alleged that its agent was threatened and removed from booth number 107.
Agent removed from booth 83A, alleges BJP30 Sep 2021, 11:13 am
The BJP has alleged its agent was threatened and removed from booth number 83A.
Mamata Banerjee to cast vote at 4:30 pm30 Sep 2021, 11:11 am
Likely every other elections, TMC candidate Mamata Banerjee is expected to cast her vote at Mitra Institution at 4:30 pm.
Voting underway in Bhabanipur30 Sep 2021, 11:08 am
The polling in the high-voltage seat is underway. Voting began at 7 am.
Voting to continue till 6:30 pm30 Sep 2021, 11:07 am
Complying with every COVID-19 regulation the poll will be on till 6:30 pm.