TMC increases lead in Maheshtala in West Bengal

DN Bureau

The Trinamool Congress today surged ahead of its BJP rival in the Maheshtala Assembly seat in West Bengal by a margin of more than 28,000 votes after nine rounds of counting.

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Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress today surged ahead of its BJP rival in the Maheshtala Assembly seat in West Bengal by a margin of more than 28,000 votes after nine rounds of counting, EC sources said.

While TMC candidate Dulal Das secured 47293 votes, BJP nominee Sujit Ghosh bagged 18940 votes.

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The Left Front candidate Prabhat Chowdhury, who is supported by the Congress, got 13964 votes.

A total of 21 rounds of counting will take place.

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The bypoll was held following the death of Trinamool Congress MLA Kasturi Das. The TMC has fielded her husband Dulal Das.

The election was held on May 28. (PTI)








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