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  • 3:24 PM IST

    Maheshtala By-election Results Live News Updates: West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress candidate has registered a victory in Maheshtala by-election results 2018 with an impressive margin.

  • 12:32 PM IST

    Maheshtala By-election Results Live News Updates: Left Front nominated Communist Party of India-Marxist aspirant Pravat Chowdhury, backed by the Congress, was trailing his BJP rival by over 6,000 votes in the triangular contest.



    In the 2016 Assembly polls, CPI-M’s heavyweight candidate Shamik Lahiri had finished runner up to Trinamool’s Kasturi Das in the constituency.

    The CPI-M led Left Front had entered into an alliance with the Congress then Kasturi Das’s demise has caused the by-election. Dulal is Kasturi’s husband.
  • 12:31 PM IST

    Maheshtala By-election Results Live News Updates: West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress on Thursday seemed on course to retaining the Maheshtala Assembly seat with an impressive margin, while the BJP was in the second spot by displacing the CPI-M. After 11 rounds of vote count in Monday’s by-poll, Trinamool candidate Dulal Das has taken a 35,000 plus lead over Bharatiya Janata Party’s Sujit Kumar Ghosh.



  • 9:54 AM IST

    Maheshtala By-election Results Live News Updates: As per the reports, TMC’s Dulal Chandra Das is leading by over 20,000 votes from Maheshtala assembly constituency, after the sixth round of counting. CPI(M) is second, BJP third.

  • 9:26 AM IST

    Maheshtala By-election Results Live News Updates: The counting of the votes is underway and TMC candidate is leading in the Maheshtala seat.

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  • 8:55 AM IST

    Maheshtala By-election Results Live News Updates: TMC’s Dulal Chandra Das is leading by over 10,000 votes from Maheshtala assembly constituency, after second round of counting.

  • 8:36 AM IST

    Maheshtala By-election Results Live News Updates: West Bengal Mamata Banerjee-led TMC has taken an early lead in the Maheshtala by-election vote counting. BJP seems far ahead for now.

  • 8:05 AM IST

    Maheshtala By-election Results Live News Updates: The counting of the votes in Maheshtala Elections has begun. The early trends will start coming in soon.

Maheshtala By-election Results: The Maheshtala by-election result will be declared today on May 31. The counting of votes for Maheshtala Vidhan Sabha by-election results will begin at 8 AM today and the early trends are expected to be out by 10 AM. Maheshtala Vidhan Sabha seat in West Bengal went to polls on May 28 and 73 per cent votes were polled as 2.58 lakh voters exercised their franchise at 283 booths of the assembly constituency. The prime contest is between ruling party Trinamool Congress and main opposition BJP. Stay with us to catch live news updates of Maheshtala By-election Results here. Also Read - Fighting COVID-19 And Amphan Simultaneously, Bengal to Resume Domestic Flight Operations From May 28

In the Maheshtala Vidhan Sabha seat in West Bengal, the Congress party didn’t field any candidate leaving the seat for CPM to contest. The by-election to the Maheshtala seat was necessitated following the death of TMC MLA Kasturi Das in February 2018. Kasturi’s widower Dulal Das has now been fielded by the party to contest on the seat. Das had alleged that BJP had distributed money a day before the polling in different areas. The Maheshtala by-election Results will be announced today. Also Read - Cyclone Amphan: As CM Mamata Faces Protests, Power Restored in Kolkata And Other Districts

On the other hand, BJP candidate Sujit Ghosh expressed displeasure at the role of the central forces deployed at the polling booths. “Overall polling went on peacefully but I have complaints regarding the central forces. They were deployed only in the booths and did not conduct patrolling,” he said. On the polling day, Congres leader Kamalesh Sarkar was detained for security reasons. Also Read - Please Have Patience, Mamata Urges People as Protests Break Out Across Bengal After Cyclone Amphan

Till 5 PM, the voter turn out in Maheshtala was recorded at 70.01 per cent. Even though the voting was peaceful, as many as 36 EVMs had to be replaced in the day. Today, on May 31, the counting of the votes in Maheshtala By-election will take place and the results will be announced today itself.