Sabang Assembly by-election: Narendra Modi hails Bengal BJP after voteshare rises from 2.5 to 19%

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday hailed his BJP's Bengal unit after the party gained a significant vote share in the Sabang Assembly bypoll in the state.

IANS December 25, 2017 08:40:42 IST
Sabang Assembly by-election: Narendra Modi hails Bengal BJP after voteshare rises from 2.5 to 19%

Kolkata: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday hailed his BJP's Bengal unit after the party gained a significant vote share in the Sabang Assembly bypoll in the state.

The Bharatiya Janata Party, which clinched the third spot in the by-poll, was able to secure a vote share of about 19 percent from the share of 2.5 percent in last year's assembly polls.

Ruling Trinamool Congress' candidate Gita Rani Bhunia won the seat defeating her nearest rival, Rita Mondal of the CPM by a massive margin of over 64,000 votes.

BJP's Antara Bhattacharyya bagged 37,483 votes, gaining a substantial number of votes in this bypoll as against about 5,000 votes secured by the party in 2016 Assembly elections.

"Had common people been allowed to exercise their franchise, we would have got more favourable results. However, the results show that our party did well despite ruling party's terror activities," Bhattacharya claimed.

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