Kolkata (SunstarTV Bureau): The West Bengal by-Poll kick started at 7 am on Thursday where West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is contesting from South Kolkata’s Bhabanipur seat, and two other constituencies.
The by-polls are being held in south Kolkata’s Bhabanipur, besides Jangipur and Samserganj seats in Murshidabad district. A total 6,97,164 voters are eligible to exercise their franchise in the three constituencies.
Votes will be counted on October 3.
The all-important Bhabanipur bypoll would see BJP’s Priyanka Tibrewal and CPI (M)’s Srijib Biswas locking horns with Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee, who needs to win the election to retain her seat as West Bengal chief minister.
In Odisha, around 2.30 lakh voters will decide the fate of 10 candidates, including the ruling BJD’s Rudrapratap Maharathy, Ashrit Pattnaik of the BJP and Congress nominee Bishwokeshan Harichandan Mohapatra.
The by-election to the Pipili seat was necessitated following the death of BJD MLA Pradeep Maharathy in October last year. It was first scheduled to be held on April 17, but it was countermanded after Congress candidate Ajit Mangaraj died of Covid-19 on April 14.
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