Bypolls results Highlights: BJD retains Pipili assembly constituency in Odisha

All eyes are on Bhabanipur in West Bengal from where CM Mamata Banerjee needs to win to retain her chair.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee (File Photo/ANI)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee (File Photo/ANI)
Updated on Oct 03, 2021 09:52 PM IST
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Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee and officials at the counting centre and have claimed that the former has won the Bhabanipur bypoll by 58,835 votes, with BJP’s Priyanka Tibrewal receiving more than 26,000 votes. However, the returning officer of Election Commission (EC) is yet to make an official announcement. In the other two constituencies of West Bengal – Jangipur and Samsergang — TMC candidates Jakir Hossain Amirul Islam, respectively, are also leading at the moment. In Odisha’s Pipili, ruling party BJD’s candidate Rudrapratap Maharathy is leading the bypoll.

Since morning, all eyes have been on the crucial Bhabanipur bypoll, which Mamata had to win in order to remain in the chief minister’s chair. As per the latest updates, she has surpassed her own record in Bhabanipur by leading by more than 58,000 votes. Mamata had won by 52,213 votes in 2011 bypoll, and by 25,301 votes in 2016.

The EC has asked the TMC-led state government to refrain from taking out any victory processions following the counting of votes. However, as news of Mamata’s triple triumph in Bhabanipur spread, TMC workers in large numbers gathered outside her home in south Kolkata’s Kalighat. However, Mamata has asked them to celebrate by helping the flood-affected districts in West Bengal. Meanwhile, BJP’s Bhabanipur candidate Priyanka Tibrewal said that she has gracefully accepted the defeat and has also congratulated Mamata.

The wait now begins for an official confirmation from the EC regarding the bypoll winners in Bhabanipur and all other constituencies in West Bengal and Odisha.

Follow all the updates here:

  • Oct 03, 2021 07:44 PM IST

    TMC wins in both Jangipur and Samserganj

    TMC wins in both Jangipur and Samserganj; TMC’s Jangipur nominee Jakir Hossain wins by a massive margin of 92,480 votes.

  • Oct 03, 2021 06:28 PM IST

    BJD retains Pipili assembly constituency in Odisha with bigger margin

    BJD has Biju Janata Dal's electoral juggernaut continued to roll after the party won the bypolls to the Pipili assembly constituency in Puri district on Sunday signifying the party's readiness to take on its opponent BJP in next yea's panchayat and urban body polls.

    Bypolls in Pipili were held on September 30 with a record 78 per cent of the 2.29 lakh voters in the largely rural constituency flocking the polling booths amid Covid protocol.

  • Oct 03, 2021 06:09 PM IST

    ‘Accept it gracefully': BJP after TMC wins by-poll elections

    The outcome of three Assembly by-polls in West Bengal aren't in line with our expectation but we accept it gracefully... Mamata Banerjee may have survived in Bhabanipur for now, but it has never happened that a losing candidate chose to thrust herself as the chief minister, says Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in West Bengal. 

  • Oct 03, 2021 05:09 PM IST

    Mamata Banerjee retains CM post as she wins Bhabanipur 

    Image courtesy: Election Commission
    Image courtesy: Election Commission
  • Oct 03, 2021 04:51 PM IST

    BJD leads by 20,751 votes after 18th round of counting

    The BJD maintains a lead at Pipili constituency by 20,751 after 18th round of counting.

  • Oct 03, 2021 04:35 PM IST

    Banerjee secures 85,263 votes till 4:15 pm 

    According to Election Commission's official data, Banerjee secured 85,263 votes till 4:15 pm in Bhabanipur. This included 554 postal ballots.

    BJP rival Tibrewal got 26,428 votes which included 108 postal ballots. Till 4.15 pm, Banerjee got 71.9 % votes against the BJP's 22.29 %.

    CPI(M)'s Srijeeb Biswas was in third position with only 4,226 or 3.56 % votes.

  • Oct 03, 2021 04:13 PM IST

    BJD secured lead by 17,435 votes

    BJD continues to lead by 17,435 votes after 16th round of counting.

  • Oct 03, 2021 04:02 PM IST

    BJD's Rudrapratap Maharathy leads by over 15,640 votes in Odisha's Pipili

    The ruling BJD's Rudrapratap Maharathy leads by more than 15,640 votes in Odisha's Pipili by 15th round. There are 10 more rounds of counting to be done.

  • Oct 03, 2021 03:47 PM IST

    Mamata leads in Bhabanipur bypoll by 58,835 votes; EC's declaration awaited

    TMC chief Mamata Banerjee is only a few steps away from retaining the chief minister's chair by leading the Bhabanipur bypoll by 58,835 votes, according to officials at the counting centre. Mamata herself has also said that she has won the bypoll.

  • Oct 03, 2021 03:19 PM IST

    Mamata thanks Bhabanipur, says supporters can celebrate by helping flood-affect

    Talking to supporters outside of her home, Mamata Banerjee thanked the people of Bhabanipur. "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," she added.

  • Oct 03, 2021 02:42 PM IST

    TMC  workers assembled outside Mamata Banerjee's house

    As TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee is near to a victory in Bhabanipur bypoll, party workers have gathered in large number outside of the chief minister's house in south Kolkata. Mamata was also seen coming out of her house to address the party workers.

  • Oct 03, 2021 02:29 PM IST

    BJP’s Priyanka Tibrewal says ‘I gracefully accept the defeat’

    BJP’s Bhabanipur candidate Priyanka Tibrewal says "I gracefully accept the defeat." She added that she has congratulated ‘Didi’ (Mamata Banerjee) and has sent her message to the the TMC chief as well. 

  • Oct 03, 2021 02:15 PM IST

    Mamata has won by 58,389 votes in Bhabanipur; BJP's Tibrewal got 26,320 votes

    According to latest updates, Mamata Banerjee has won by 58,389 votes and has been declared winner as per people familiar with the development. BJP's Priyanka Tibrewal has got 26,320 votes in Bhabanipur. Mamata has broken her own record as she has won more votes this time as opposed to her earlier victories in Bhabanipur. She had won by 52,213 votes in the 2011 bypoll and 25301 votes in 2016.

  • Oct 03, 2021 01:59 PM IST

    With 2 rounds of counting left, Mamata ahead by over 52,000 votes

    With only two rounds of vote counting remaining, Mamata Banerjee builds a lead of more than 52,000 after 19 rounds. TMC on course to create record in Bhabanipur.

  • Oct 03, 2021 01:44 PM IST

    ‘CM has given instructions not to allow any victory march’: Bengal minister Firhad Hakim

    “CM Mamata Banerjee has given instructions to all party leaders not to allow any victory procession or rally in Kolkata and the districts,” said state transport minister Firhad Hakim.

  • Oct 03, 2021 01:16 PM IST

    Mamata Banerjee secures 58,503 votes till round 15

    TMC chief 's tally stands at 58,503 votes till 15 rounds of counting of votes. Party ahead by 33612 and 7691 votes in Jangipur and Samserganj respectively.

  • Oct 03, 2021 01:00 PM IST

    EC directs Bengal govt to disallow post-counting victory celebrations

    Election Commission directs West Bengal government to ensure that no victory celebration/procession takes place during or after the counting of votes for byelections. Commission asks the govt to take all necessary steps to ensure that post-poll violence doesn't happen.

  • Oct 03, 2021 12:53 PM IST

    West Bengal CM builds commanding lead in Bhabanipur

    Mamata Banerjee extends her lead to 36,457 after 13 rounds of counting of votes.

  • Oct 03, 2021 12:49 PM IST

    TMC's Jakir Hossain extends lead in Jangipur

    After nine rounds of counting of votes, TMC's Jakir Hossain extends lead to 26,786 from Jangipur.

  • Oct 03, 2021 12:42 PM IST

    Watch: Celebrations outside Mamata Banerjee's residence

    TMC supporters celebrate as Mamata Banerjee extends lead from Bhabanipur.

  • Oct 03, 2021 12:21 PM IST

    BJD's Maharathy extends lead to close to 6000 after five rounds

    By the end of the fifth round of counting, BJD's Rudra Pratap Maharathy leads by 5787 votes in Pipili.

  • Oct 03, 2021 12:05 PM IST

    After 10 rounds of counting, Mamata Banerjee ahead by over 31,000 votes

    Mamata Banerjee leads by more than 31,000 votes after 10 rounds of counting. Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay, who vacated the seat for the TMC supremo, won by a margin of 28,719 votes during the assembly polls.

  • Oct 03, 2021 12:00 PM IST

    Celebrations begin outside Mamata Banerjee's residence

    TMC supporters congregate for celebrations outside the West Bengal CM's residence as she leads in Bhabanipur.

  • Oct 03, 2021 11:28 AM IST

    Odisha: BJD candidate leading by over 5000 votes

    BJD candidate from Pipili, Rudrapratap Maharathy, leading by 5044 votes after third round of counting of votes for Pipili assembly bypolls.

  • Oct 03, 2021 11:26 AM IST

    7 rounds of counting done, Mamata leads by over 25,000 votes

    Mamata Banerjee surges ahead in Bhabanipur, establishes a lead of more than 25,000 votes over BJP's Priyanka Tibrewal.

  • Oct 03, 2021 11:04 AM IST

    Mamata Banerjee consolidates lead after 4th round

    After four rounds of counting, Mamata Banerjee further consolidates her lead. West Bengal CM (16,397 votes) leads BJP's Priyanka Tibrewal (3962) by more than 12,000 votes.

  • Oct 03, 2021 10:47 AM IST

    BJD's Maharathy leading in Pipili

    Biju Janata Dal (BJD) candidate Rudrapratap Maharathy leading by 2441 votes after the second round of counting of votes for Pipili assembly byelection.

  • Oct 03, 2021 10:40 AM IST

    After 3 rounds, Mamata Banerjee extends lead to 6146 votes

    Mamata Banerjee leading in Bhabanipur after three rounds of counting; ahead of second-placed Priyanka Tibrewal by 6146 votes.

  • Oct 03, 2021 10:18 AM IST

    TMC leads in Jangipur after 2 rounds

    TMC's Jakir Hossain (4542) ahead in Jangipur after two rounds of counting. BJP and RSP candidates at 2825 and 255 respectively.

  • Oct 03, 2021 10:12 AM IST

    TMC ahead in Samserganj after 2 rounds of counting

    TMC candidate leading in Samserganj after two rounds of counting. TMC's Amirul Islam at 4235 ahead of Congress (3095) and BJP (995).

  • Oct 03, 2021 10:08 AM IST

    Mamata Banerjee ahead by nearly 3000 votes in Bhabanipur

    Mamata Banerjee leading by 2799 votes in second round of counting of votes for byelections to the Bhabanipur assembly constituency.

  • Oct 03, 2021 09:45 AM IST

    BJP's Priyanka Tibrewal writes to Calcutta HC fearing post-counting violence

    BJP's Bhabanipur candidate, Priyanka Tibrewal, writes to Calcutta high court seeking measures to prevent violence once the counting of votes is over.

  • Oct 03, 2021 09:12 AM IST

    ‘Sufficient force deployed in Pipili and Puri’: Puri SP

    We've deployed sufficient force in Pipili and Puri city. Only authorised persons are allowed in the strong room. We are doing intensive patrolling in sensitive areas of the constituency: Dr Kanwar Vishal Singh, SP, Puri

  • Oct 03, 2021 09:07 AM IST

    5 platoons of forces deployed for counting in Odisha's Pipili, says Puri SP

    “In Pipili, we have deployed five platoons of forces along with an additional SP and two DSPs,” says Kanwar Vishal Singh, Superintendent of Police, Puri, as counting of votes begins for bypolls to Odisha's Pipili assembly seat. 

  • Oct 03, 2021 08:51 AM IST

    Assembly bypolls: Counting of votes underway

    Counting of votes is underway for West Bengal and Odisha assembly byelections.

  • Oct 03, 2021 08:30 AM IST

    TMC predicts ‘big victory’ for Mamata Banerjee despite low turnout

    Despite low turnout in Bhabanipur (57% on September 30-the day of voting), the ruling TMC has projected a “big victory” for party supremo Mamata Banerjee.

  • Oct 03, 2021 08:01 AM IST

    Counting of votes for West Bengal, Odisha bypolls begins

    Counting of votes for four assembly constituencies – three in West Bengal and one in Odisha – begins at counting centres in the two states.

  • Oct 03, 2021 07:45 AM IST

    3-cornered contest in Jangipur

    Former Bengal minister Jakir Hossain is the ruling TMC's candidate from Jangipur. Sujit Das is the BJP candidate, while Jane Alam Mian is contesting for the Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP).

  • Oct 03, 2021 07:37 AM IST

    Bengal CM Mamata, in fray from Bhabanipur, needs to win

    Mamata Banerjee, who is among candidates in the fray from Bhabanipur, needs to win to retain her chair as she lost to BJP's Suvendu Adhikari from Nandigram in the March-April assembly polls. The BJP has fielded Priyanka Tibrewal against her.

  • Oct 03, 2021 07:19 AM IST

    Bypoll results: Counting of votes to begin at 8am

    Counting of votes for bypolls to four assembly constituencies, of which three are in West Bengal and one in Odisha, will begin at 8am today.

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