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PM Modi thanks people of West Bengal over BJP's result in Sabang by-poll

PM Modi thanks people of West Bengal over BJP's result in Sabang by-poll

India Blooms News Service | | 24 Dec 2017, 06:53 pm

New Delhi, Dec 24 (IBNS): With the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) clinching third position in the Sabang by-poll in West Bengal, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday thanked people of the region for voting for his party.

The ruling Trinamool Congress party (TMC) won the the Sabang Assembly Constituency by-poll in West Bengal by a massive margin of 64,192.

TMC's  Gita Rani Bhunia bagged 1,06,179 votes..

Modi tweeted: "Happy to see a significant rise in the BJP’s vote share in Sabang, West Bengal. I thank the people for their support and assure them that BJP will leave no stone unturned in serving West Bengal. I appreciate the @BJP4Bengal Karyakartas for their effort."

Rita Mondal of the the Left Front backed Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) managed the second spot by securing 41,987 votes.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) aspirant Antara Bhattacharyya got 37,476 votes to end in the third spot.

The win is a crucial one for the TMC more so after Mukul Roy joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).