The Trinamool Congress smashed its rivals today in both Noapara and Uluberia by-election after the initial rounds of counting of votes for the bypolls, reported PTI. The elections to both the seats were held on February 29. TMC won the Noapara assembly seat by a massive margin of 30,000 after the sixth round of counting. While the ruling party’s candidate Sunil Singh scored 46,281 votes, his opponent Gargi Chatterjee from CPI(M) managed 16,444 votes. Sandip Banerjee of the BJP secured 15,570 votes whereas Goutam Bose of the Congress managed to get just 4,742 votes.
The TMC also emerged victorious in the Uluberia Lok Sabha parliamentary constituency by a margin of 4,767 votes. Moments after the counting kicked off in Uluberia Lok Sabha seat, TMC’s Sajda Ahmed had 6,462 votes and CPI(M) candidate Sabiruddin Molla had 1695 votes. Anupam Mallik of the BJP and S K Madassar Hossain Warsi of the Congress bagged 1,471 and 256 votes respectively.
The bypolls followed the deaths of TMC’s Sultan Ahmed, who was the sitting MP from Uluberia Lok Sabha assembly seat in Howrah district and Madhusudan Ghose who was the Congress MLA from Noapara constituency in North 24 Parganas district. Sajda Ahmed, the winning candidate from Uluberia parliamentary seat, is the wife of late Sultan Ahmed.