Mamata Banerjee won the Bhabanipur bypoll by a margin of over 58,000 votes. Following the declaration of result, BJP’s Priyanka Tibrewal declared herself ‘Man of the Match’, adding that she will continue doing the hard work.
BJP candidate Priyanka Tibrewal conceded defeat to Mamata Banerjee but pointed out that the TMC leader did not get the 1 lakh vote margin she had promised. (Photo: PTI file)
After TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee won from the Bhabanipur assembly seat, BJP candidate Priyanka Tibrewal declared herself ‘Man of the Match’ and vowed to continue doing the hard work.
“I am ‘Man of the Match’ of this game because I contested the election in Mamata Banerjee’s stronghold and got more than 25,000 votes. I will continue doing the hard work,” Priyanka Tibrewal was quoted as saying by ANI.
The result of the high octane bypoll to the Bhabanipur assembly seat was declared on Sunday, with the West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee winning the South Kolkata constituency by 58,832 votes.
The Bhabanipur bypoll had been in sharp focus as Mamata Banerjee, who lost the Nandigram constituency to Suvendu Adhikari in the April-March state assembly election, had to win this bypoll to retain the chief minister’s post.
Conceding defeat to Mamata Banerjee, Priyanka Tibrewal had said, “I accept my defeat gracefully and I will not go to the court. But they said that Mamata Banerjee will win by 1 lakh vote margin, but she has got around 50,000 votes. I will congratulate Mamata Banerjee, but the way she has won the elections, everyone has seen that.”
Meanwhile, as reports of Mamata Banerjee’s massive win poured in, Trinamool Congress supporters took to the streets across the state to celebrate her victory with green “abir”.
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