After performing clean sweep in recently concluded by-poll elections in West Bengal, the party workers of the Trinamool Congress Party (TMC) allegedly captured BJP offices in various parts of the state and coloured them green.
According to a Times Now report, TMC workers captured four offices of the BJP in Kankinara, Naihati, Madral and Barrackpore after hailing victory in the elections, the results of which were declared on Thursday, November 28.
This is the first time the TMC won Kaliaganj and Kharagpur Sadar seats.
The development came as a shocker to the BJP, which made significant progress in the eastern state by winning 18 seats in the Lok Sabha polls.
From Kaliaganj seat, TMC candidate Tapan Deb Sinha won against the BJP’s Kamal Chandra Sarkar with a 2,414-vote margin, whereas from Karimpur TMC candidate Bimlendu Sinha Roy humbled his nearest rival, state BJP Vice President Jay Prakash Majumder by over 24,000 votes. TMC’s Pradip Sarkar wrested Kharagpur Sadar seat from the BJP as he defeated Premchandra Jha of the saffron party by a comfortable margin of 20,788 votes.
Elated over the results, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee called it the “victory of ma, mati, manush (mother, land and people – Trinamool’s pet slogan)” and dedicated it to the masses.
The newly stitched Congress-Left Front alliance also came a cropper, with its candidates forfeiting their security deposits in all the three seats that went to by-polls on November 25.
With inputs from IANS