Bhabanipur bypoll: It’s Mamata Banerjee vs Priyanka Tibrewal, voting underway- See pics

As West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee fights to retain the top job, all eyes are on the Bhabanipur constituency. Voting began at 7 am on Thursday (September 30) for by-elections to Bhabanipur Assembly seat, where the TMC supremo is facing BJP's Priyanka Tibrewal. 

Voting underway in three Assembly seats in West Bengal

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Voting underway in three Assembly seats in West Bengal

Besides south Kolkata's Bhabanipur, voting is being held in Jangipur and Samserganj seats in Murshidabad district amid tight security and stringent COVID-19 measures, officials said.

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Polling underway in Murshidabad

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Polling underway in Murshidabad

In Jangipur and Samserganj, bypolls became necessary following the death of two candidates.

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Voting turnout slow in Bhabanipur

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Voting turnout slow in Bhabanipur

Around 7.57% voter turnout was recorded in Bhabanipur till 9 am, while 16.32% was witnessed in Samserganj and 17.51% in Jangipur, as per official data. 

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90-year-old woman casts her vote in Bhabanipur

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90-year-old woman casts her vote in Bhabanipur

A 90-year-old Manobashini Chakrabarty cast her vote at Mitra Institution polling booth in Bhabanipur on Thursday. 

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BJP candidate Priyanka Tibrewal

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BJP candidate Priyanka Tibrewal

BJP candidate for Bhabanipur, Priyanka Tibrewal alleged that Trinamool Congress (TMC) was purposely shutting voting machines at a polling booth of ward number 72 and claimed was trying to capture the booth. Speaking to reporters, Tibrewal, as quoted by ANI, said, "TMC`s Madan Mitra has purposely shut the voting machine here as he wants to capture the booth."

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