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Bengal bypoll: TMC surges ahead of Left, Congress

Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress is surging ahead in the Howrah Lok Sabha bypoll in West Bengal with its candidate Prasun Banerjee leading over its nearest CPI(M) rival by 22,924 votes.

Mamata Banerjee. Agencies.

Mamata Banerjee. Agencies.

According to Election Commission sources, the TMC is leading in six out of seven Assembly segments. The TMC candidate has polled 2,41,382 votes, CPI(M)'s Sridip Bhattacherjee 2,18,458 votes and Congress' Sanatan Mukherjee got 51,215 votes in the triangular contest, according to the latest trends.

PTI