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West Bengal Election Result 2021 | Krishnanagar Uttar Assembly Constituency: Mukul Roy defeats Koushani Mukherjee

Bengal Assembly Election Result 2021 | Krishnanagar Uttar constituency: BJP leader Mukul Roy, a former aide of CM Mamata Banerjee, was being challenged by actress-turned-politician and TMC candidate Koushani Mukherjee

May 03, 2021 / 06:59 AM IST
Constituency: Krishnanagar Uttar | Mukul Roy

Constituency: Krishnanagar Uttar | Mukul Roy

West Bengal Assembly Election 2021 Krishnanagar Uttar LIVE Updates: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Mukul Roy was facing a challenge from his former party Trinamool Congress' candidate Koushani Mukherjee in the Krishnanagar Uttar assembly constituency.

After eight phases of polling amid the second wave of the novel coronavirus pandemic, counting of votes in underway in West Bengal. Roy defeated Mukherjee in the Krishnanagar Uttar assembly constituency by around 30,000 votes.

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The seat was held by TMC's Abani Mohan Joardar since 2011. Joardar, a former state minister, passed way in June 2020. TMC gave the ticket to actress-turned-politician Koushani Mukherjee ahead of the polls.

Roy is a former union railway minister and was once West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's close aide. He defected to the BJP in 2017.

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Banerjee’s TMC has been fighting to keep the BJP’s surge at bay. The saffron party has shown a dramatic electoral rise in the state over the last few years.

Counting of votes for the assembly polls is also underway across Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and the Union Territory of Puducherry.

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