TMC candidate Babul Supriyo won the by-polls securing 51,199 votes while the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) candidate Saira Shah Halim came in second, securing 30,971. Meanwhile, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Keya Ghosh could manage only 13,220 votes, reported ANI.
The vote share for TMC stood at 49.69 per cent, while CPI-M got 30.06 per cent votes. BJP’s vote share was a mere 12.83 per cent.
Having won the Ballygunge assembly by-polls, Supriyo collected his certificate from the state election commission officials.
Notably, two-time BJP MP Supriyo had quit the party last year. The Ballygunge assembly seat fell vacant after the demise of state minister Subrata Mukerjee’s demise. Following Supriyo’s resignation, the Asansol Lok Sabha seat was also left vacant which necessitated the elections.
Polling was held for parliamentary constituency Asansol and assembly constituency Ballygunge in West Bengal on April 12.