Kolkata: Counting of votes for the by-elections to the Asansol Lok Sabha seat and Ballygunge meeting seat in West Bengal, held on April 12, started at 8 am on Saturday amid tight safety. Elections to each the seats have been made necessary after the Asansol Lok Sabha seat MP Babul Supriyo give up the BJP and joined the Trinamool Congress and the Ballygunge meeting seat MLA Subrata Mukherjee died in November 2021.
66.42 per cent polling was recorded in Asansol Lok Sabha seat and 41.23 per cent in Ballygunge meeting seat.
At the least 19 rounds of counting are to be held in Ballygunge, whereas 16 to 18 rounds of counting will happen in Asansol, the place there was heavy violence on the day of polling. In Asansol, the Trinamool has nominated actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha, whereas the BJP has nominated MLA Agnimitra Paul.
In Ballygunge, Trinamool has fielded Supriyo, BJP has fielded Keya Ghosh and Marxist Communist Party (CPI-M) has fielded Saira Shah. As per preliminary developments, Trinamool is main in each the seats. Mr. Sinha is main in Asansol seat by 6,500 votes whereas Mr. Supriyo is main in Ballygunge by 4,600 votes. Mr. Supriyo advised the media right here, “I’m certain. Greater than 40 p.c voting right here has rejected the opposition’s declare of false voting.
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