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TMC wins back Dhupguri Assembly seat from BJP by margin of over 4313 votes

Personnel of the central armed police forces and state police guarding the strong room on the second campus of North Bengal University in Jalpaiguri

Our Web Desk Calcutta Published 08.09.23, 09:52 AM
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  • TMC: 96,961 (46.28 percent vote share)
  • BJP: 92,648 (44.22 percent)
  • CPI-M: 13,666 (6.52 percent)
  • TMC's Nirmal Chandra Roy won the Dhupguri seat by a margin of 4313 votes
  • Trinamul Congress wins back Dhupguri Assembly seat from the BJP by a margin of over 4000 votes
  • After 8 rounds of counting, TMC enhances its lead over BJP by a comfortable 3866 votes. Two more rounds to go.
  • After the 7th round, it’s still neck and neck between the Trinamul Congress and the BJP… TMC’s lead slides marginally to 2,931 votes. Three more rounds to go.
  • CPI-M candidate crosses the 10,000 vote mark when the TMC has already garnered 72,440 votes compared to BJP’s 69,509 votes
  • After 6 rounds of counting, Trinamul Congress finds itself in a comfortable position of a 3773-vote lead margin over the BJP
  • TMC’s Nirmal Chandra Roy has so far received 62, 602 votes compared to BJP candidate Tapasi Roy’s 58,829 votes. Congress-supported CPI-M candidate Iswar Chandra Roy continues to trail at a distant 3rd position with 8,229 votes
  • Revised numbers trickle down from the counting centre of Dhupguri bye-elections
  • After the 5th round of counting, TMC’s Nirmal Chandra Roy extends his lead by 962 votes over his nearest rival, BJP’s Tapasi Roy
  • Halfway through the counting, Dhupguri’s sea-saw battle puts BJP candidate Tapasi Roy ahead in the race once again… the bye-election results seems likely to go down to the wire
  • After five rounds of counting, BJP Tapasi Roy is ahead once again of her nearest TMC rival Nirmal Chandra Roy by a margin of a little over 800 votes. While rounds 1 and 2 went to the BJP, TMC made good its deficits in rounds 3 and 4 before conceding round 5 to the BJP again. A total of 10 rounds of counting is scheduled to take place for this seat.
  • Tight contest at the three-way battle in Dhupguri bye-elections
  • After four rounds of counting, TMC candidate Nirmal Chandra Roy gets marginally ahead of BJP’s Tapasi Roy by just 360 votes. While TMC has received 39,096 votes so far, the BJP has secured 38,736 votes.
  • Latest figures from the Election Commission from India show that BJP’s Tapasi Roy currently remains ahead of her nearest rival, TMC’s Nirmal Chandra Roy by a margin of 1571 votes
  • Widow of CRPF jawan Jagannath Roy, who was martyred in a terror attack at Lawaypora in J&K on March 25, 2021, Tapasi is the party’s bet from the SC-reserved seat which it had snatched from the TMC in the 2021 state elections
  • Early trends from Dhupguri byelection results put BJP ahead with TMC following close behind
  • After two rounds of counting, BJP candidate Tapasi Roy is ahead of her nearest rival, Trinamul’s Nirmal Chandra Roy, by a margin of 1018 votes. While Tapasi has received 18,165 votes so far, her closest rival has managed to secure 17,147 votes

Counting begins in Bengal's Dhupguri amid tight security at the second campus of North Bengal University in Jalpaiguri.

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Personnel of the central armed police forces and state police are guarding the strong room on the second campus of North Bengal University in Jalpaiguri, an official said.

Around 76 per cent of 2.6 lakh eligible voters exercised their franchise in the Assembly bypolls where elections took place peacefully.

Congress-supported Left candidate, CPI-M's Ishwar Chandra Roy is contesting against TMC's Nirmal Chandra Roy, a teacher by profession, and BJP's Tapasi Roy, widow of a CRPF jawan

The bypoll to the seat was necessitated due to the death of sitting BJP MLA Bishu Pada Ray earlier this year.

While the BJP is desperate to hold on to this seat in the wake of the party not winning a single bypoll since the state polls in 2021, the TMC is keen to wrest the constituency back from its prime challenger.

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