Counting of votes in West Bengal’s Bhabanipur seat will happen on Sunday, the day on which the destiny of West Bengal Leader Minister Mamata Banerjee can be made up our minds. The Bhabanipur meeting constituency registered over 57 in step with cent polling right through Thursday’s by-election, a senior Election Fee professional stated.
The Election Fee will start counting of votes at 8am and the effects are typically transparent in keeping with traits by means of the afternoon. There can be 21 rounds of counting of votes within the Bhabanipur constituency.
Historical past of Bhabanipur
Bhabanipur is an meeting constituency in West Bengal’s capital town Kolkata.
The Bhabanipur constituency, which was once shaped in 2011 after delimitation, has been a stronghold of the Trinamool Congress (TMC) since its inception. Mamata Banerjee’s Kalighat place of abode falls beneath this constituency.
In step with Election Fee’s statistics, the TMC received the 2011 West Bengal meeting elections on 184 seats and ended the 34-year-old Left Entrance rule.
At the moment, Banerjee had now not contested the polls. TMC MLA after which minister Subrata Bakshi had give up the seat to make method for Banerjee, who had taken oath as the manager minister. Then, Banerjee was once looking for her maiden access to the state meeting. She controlled to avoid wasting her CM chair as she received the bypolls.
In 2021, Banerjee made up our minds to transport to Nandigram, the place she confronted defeat although the TMC received 213 seats within the state. She needs to be elected to the West Bengal meeting earlier than November 5 to retain the chair.
Banerjee misplaced to BJP’s Suvendu Adhikari – a former TMC chief — by means of a margin of one,956 votes. Adhikari, a former shut aide of the TMC leader, is now the Chief of Opposition within the West Bengal meeting.
Applicants in Fray
1. Mamata Banerjee: Trinamool Congress supremo and West Bengal Leader Minister retained the Bhabanipur seat within the 2016 meeting polls. This 12 months too, she should win the seat to retain the CM chair.
2. Priyanka Tibrewal: BJP fielded Priyanka Tibrewal, a 41-year-old legal professional and vice-president of the celebration’s early life wing in West Bengal, was once one of the vital petitioners and celebration’s suggest within the West Bengal post-poll violence instances within the Calcutta Top Court docket.
3. Srijib Biswas: The Left Entrance fielded Srijib Biswas to battle towards Banerjee and Tibrewal.
Clashed Reported on Balloting Day
Sporadic incidents of scuffles between the BJP and TMC supporters had been reported from some spaces of the Bhabanipur constituency at the balloting day. A minor scuffle between supporters of the TMC and BJP was once reported outdoor a sales space in Bhabanipur over allegations that the ruling celebration was once bringing pretend citizens within the polling centre. Safety forces introduced the placement beneath regulate.
The TMC additionally registered a criticism with the EC, accusing Tibrewal of transferring with an entourage of 20 vehicles and intimidating citizens, a price denied by means of her.
The BJP later alleged that its polling brokers weren’t allowed access inside of a number of cubicles. Hakim stated such claims had been politically motivated.
In every other incident, BJP chief Kalyan Chaubey’s automobile was once allegedly ransacked on Sarat Bose Highway. By the way, Chaubey was once running because the election agent of Hindustani Awam Morcha-Secular candidate Satadru Roy. The Kolkata Police submitted a report back to the EC in regards to the incident, following which the ballot frame rubbished the allegations of it being a political assault.
In Samserganj, bombs had been hurled a couple of hours earlier than balloting began at 7 AM. The TMC had accused the Congress of wearing out the assault, a price the grand previous celebration dubbed as baseless. The Congress has demanded a re-poll in 9 cubicles of Samserganj constituency.
The EC has won 97 lawsuits thus far, out of which 91 has been quashed. Out of those 97 lawsuits, 85 had been associated with the Bhabanipur by-poll.
The Election Fee has organized for a three-tier safety device, referred to as in 24 firms of central forces and feature already deployed them on the counting centre. Whilst the outer layer of safety can be sorted by means of the state police on my own, the following layer will even have the central forces. The interior layer will simplest have central police. All of the space can be beneath CCTV surveillance.
Officers will simplest be allowed pen and paper and simplest the returning officer and observer are allowed to make use of telephones.
All of the officers and the ones coming into the counting centre should produce a Covid-19 unfavourable certificates.
How Bhabanipur to Come to a decision Mamata Banerjee’s Destiny
On this 12 months’s West Bengal state meeting elections, Bhabanipur seat was once bagged by means of TMC’s Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay, who vacated the seat in Might to make method for Banerjee to contest from the seat.
Mamata Banerjee, who misplaced from the Nandigram constituency within the West Bengal meeting elections previous this 12 months, has to win this by-poll to retain the publish. As in step with the principles of the Charter of India, she has to turn out to be a member of the state meeting inside of six months of her assuming place of business as Leader Minister.
Within the 2016 meeting polls, she retained the Bhabanipur seat.