- By-poll was necessitated due to Congress' Manas Bhunia's resignation
- Gita Rani's margin surpassed Manas Bhunia's victory margin in 2016 polls
- BJP aspirant Antara Bhattacharyya was in third spot with 37,476 votes
Amid a continuous downslide popularity over the past few years, the by-poll offered an opportunity for the CPI-M, which contested the seat for the first time as the Left Front during its 34 year rule, had fielded Biplobi Bangla Congress candidates.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) aspirant Antara Bhattacharyya was in the third spot with 37,476 votes. However, the party gained a substantial number of votes in this by-poll as against about 5,000 votes secured by the saffron party in 2016 Assembly elections.
The Congress, which won the seat in last year's assembly polls, fared poorly, with its nominee Chiranjib Bhowmick in the fourth position securing 18,060 votes.
The winning margin of Gita Rani in this by-poll has surpassed Mr Bhunia's victory margin of over 49,000 votes as a Left-backed Congress candidate in the 2016 assembly polls.
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