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Updated June 4th, 2024 at 14:30 IST

BREAKING: Mamata's Nephew Abhishek Banerjee Wins Diamond Harbour Seat By Over 6 Lakh Votes

Abhishek Banerjee, the nephew of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and General Secretary of the Trinamool Congress (TMC, is aiming for a third straight win. The two front-runners for the crucial Bengal Lok Sabha seat are CPM's Pratikur Rahaman and BJP's Abhijit Kumar

Reported by: Pritam Saha
Diamond Harbour Lok Sabha Election Result 2024 | Image: Republic
2: 28 IST, June 4th 2024

Strategically nestled between Kolkata and the South 24 Parganas district, Diamond Harbour is a vital stronghold for the TMC. In 2019, Abhishek Banerjee won by a margin exceeding three lakh votes and captured more than 56 per cent vote share. Diamond Harbour has also turned into an epicentre of West Bengal's political battleground, with the TMC projecting it as a “model constituency”, while the opposition labelling the constituency as a “laboratory of violence”. A resounding victory here would not just reaffirm the leadership of the TMC MP, the nephew of party supremo and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, but also fortify his standing within the TMC, especially when the party is grappling with internal rifts. PTI PNT RBT

2: 27 IST, June 4th 2024

Abhishek Banerjee bagged 7,18,189 votes till 2.06 pm, while his BJP opponent, Abhijit Das, trails far behind with 1,86,827 votes, according to Election Commission data.

 

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2: 26 IST, June 4th 2024

TMC heavyweight and sitting MP Abhishek Banerjee is all set to clinch a third straight victory from the Diamond Harbour Lok Sabha seat, with an insurmountable lead of over 5,31,362 votes, as counting was underway.

 

7: 14 IST, June 4th 2024

Abhishek Banerjee, Mamata Banerjee's nephew, won this seat for the Trinamool Congress in the general elections of 2014 and 2019. With 7,91,127 votes, Abhishek Banerjee won the seat back in the 2019 election. Nilanjan Roy of the BJP and Fuad Halim of the CPI(M) came next.

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6: 12 IST, June 4th 2024

The Congress and Communists have taken turns holding the Diamond Harbour constituency since the 1952 Lok Sabha election. From 1967 until 2009, it developed into a bastion for the CPI(M), until the TMC, running Somen Mitra as their candidate, ended this domination.

6: 13 IST, June 4th 2024

The Election Commission (EC) reports that on Saturday, June 1, around 72.87% of voters cast ballots in the seventh phase of voting for the Diamond Harbour Lok Sabha seat.

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6: 52 IST, June 4th 2024

On June 1st, the constituency had elections. The BJP has accused the Trinamool Congress of manipulating the election and has appealed to the Election Commission requesting a recount at certain booths in the Diamond Harbour Lok Sabha seat.

Published June 4th, 2024 at 06:16 IST