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Many politicians who switched sides rejected by West Bengal voters

Saturday, May 21, 2016,15:50 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Kolkata | Many politicians who switched over to Trinamool deserting Congress and other parties had to bite the dust in West Bengal Assembly election. Ajay Dey, who was previously elected from Santipur in Nadia district on Congress ticket, left the party to join Trinamool. But he was rejected by the voters this time.

He was defeated by Congress’ Arindam Bhattacharya by 19,488 votes. Another former Congress leader, Abu Naser Khan Chowdhury, brother of ex-Railway minister A B A Ghani Khan Chowdhury, who contested from Sujapur in Malda district on TMC ticket, lost to Isa Khan Chowdhury of Congress by over 47,000 votes. In Gazole constituency, also in Malda district, Sushil Chandra Roy, who joined TMC from Congress, was defeated. He lost to Dipali Biswas of CPI(M) by a margin of 20,602 votes.

Nirbed Roy and Emani Biswas, who had left Congress and contested on TMC ticket, were also trounced. Roy was defeated by Ashok Kumar Dinda of CPI(M) by a slender margin of 520 votes in Tamluk of East Midnapore district, considered as TMC stronghold.

Biswas lost to Humayun Reza of Congress by 3,950 votes from Suti constituency in Murshidabad district. Tajmul Hussain, who left Forward Bloc and contested from Harischandrapur in Malda district on TMC ticket, lost by 17,857 votes. Rabindra Nath Chatterjee, another leader who had switched over to TMC from Congress, however, was not so unlucky. He won from Katwa in Burdwan district by only 911 votes.

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