Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) In contrasting fortunes, Trinamool Congress supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee registered a comfortable victory while CPI-M state secretary Surjya Kanta Mishra suffered defeat in the assembly polls.
Leading the Trinamool’s massive victory in the polls, Banerjee retained Bhabanipur defeating Congress nominee and former union minister Deepa Dasmunshi by a margin of 25,301 votes.
Banerjee garnered 65,520 votes, while BJP nominee and Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s grandnephew Chandra Kumar Bose came a distant third polling over 26,000 votes.
On the other hand, Mishra, also the leader of opposition, failed to retain Narayangarh in West Midnapore district which has been electing him successively since 1991.
Garnering 85,722 votes, Mishra lost to Trinamool’s Prodyut Kumar Ghosh by a margin of 13,589 votes.