West Bengal: Mamata Banerjee Secures Chief Ministership, Wins Bhawanipur By-Poll
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee won a thunderous victory in the by-poll from Bhawanipur in Kolkata on October 3. Winning this by-poll was crucial for her to continue as the Chief Minister following the defeat at Nandigram in the assembly elections. She won with a record margin of 58,832 votes over her BJP rival Priyanka Tribewal. State Minister Sovandeb Chattopadhyay vacated this seat for CM Banerjee.