New Delhi/Kolkata:”Politics of arrogance will not work. People have rejected BJP”. This was Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s remarks after sweeping by-polls.
The Trinamool Congress on Thursday swept the assembly by-polls in the state winning all three seats. The Trinamool won the Kharakpur and Kaliaganj seats after three decades.
In Kaliaganj, Tapan Deb Singha has won the by-poll defeating Kamal Chandra Sarkar of the BJP by more than 2,000 votes.
The Trinamool is leading in Karimpur, vacated by Mahua Moitra, who has since become an MP.
Counting of votes began at 8 am. The results will be declared amid a strain between the supporters of the Trinamool Congress and BJP over an attack on a BJP candidate during voting on Monday.