Losers Under Scanner, Mamata Held Crucial Meet


Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday, held a crucial meeting at Subrata Bakshi’s office in Bhowanipore, with the 8 membered committee, to probe the loss of several heavyweight party leaders in the Assembly polls.

The committee formed by the CM a day after the poll results were declared has been assigned with the task to visit the centres and districts where TMC faced defeat.

A number of heavyweights including eight ministers, jailed ex-minister Madan Mitra, Indian soccer icon Bhaichung Bhutia, Chandrima Bhattacharya bit the dust in the West Bengal Assembly elections.

 West Bengal Food Processing Minister Krishnendu Narayan Chowdhury lost his Englishbazar seat by a heavy margin of 39,727 votes against Independent candidate Nihar Ranjan Ghosh who was supported by Left-Congress alliance.

Chandrima Bhattacharya, Minister of State for Health, and Law and Judicial Affairs, also failed to retain her seat from North Dumdum as she lost to CPI-M’s Tanmoy Bhattacharya by 6,549 votes.

In Jadavpur, Power Minister Manish Gupta who had defeated the then Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee in 2011, lost to CPI-M’s Sujan Chakraborty by 14,942 votes.

PWD Minister Sankar Chakraborty conceded defeat from Balurghat by a narrow margin of 1450 votes.

Minister Sabitri Mitra lost Manickchak seat by 12603 votes to Congress leader Mohammad Mottakin Alam.

Madan Mitra, who is in judicial custody in the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam case, lost his Kamarhati seat by 4198 votes to CPI-M leader Manash Mukherjee.

Bengali filmstar Soham Chakraborty was unlucky too as a small margin of 616 votes went in favour of Sujit Chakraborty of CPI-M.

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