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The Left Front, on the back foot since the Lok Sabha polls earlier this year, suffered yet another reverse when its twin citadels of West Bengal and Kerala crumbled under a determined Opposition onslaught. While the Congress routed it in all the three bypolls in Kerala, in West Bengal it was the combination of Trinamool Congress and Congress that did the Left Front in.

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Riding the winds of change, the Trinamool Congress and its ally the Congress have bagged eight of the 10 seats in the assembly bypolls in West Bengal, handing out another humiliating defeat to the Communist Party of India Marxist, which has drawn a blank.

The Trinamool Congress, which fielded candidates in seven seats, made a clean sweep by winning all of them. The Congress, which contested three, won only one when it retained the Sujapur assembly seat in Malda.

Even the red citadel of Belgachia East in the metropolis, represented since 1977 by former Transport minister Subhas Chakraborty, crumbled before a resurgent Trinamool Congress.

TC candidate Sujit Bose wrested it by a record 28,360 votes from the CPM’s Ramala Chakraborty, widow of the former minister.

The party also set foot in North Bengal with Trinamool candidate Khageswar Ray wresting the Rajgunj seat by 15,029 votes from the CPM which had fielded Dhanapati Ray.

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“It is a victory for democracy and peace. It is also a victory of Ma, Mati, Manush (mother, land and people),” TC chief Mamata Banerjee told PTI.

Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee declined to comment on the Left Front’s rout.

Veteran Marxist leader Jyoti Basu, who had made an unprecedented appeal to the Congress to vote for the Left in the bypolls, was not informed about the debacle.

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The seven seats won by the TC are Alipur, Serampore, Bongaon, Egra, Contai South, Rajgunj and Belgachia East.

The TC’s ally Congress lost the Goalpokhar seat represented earlier by Deepa Dasmunahi, wife of former union minister P canada goose sale uk R Dasmunshi, to the Forward Bloc, canada goose outlet online the Left Front’s sole win in the bypolls.

In Alipur, an assembly segment of Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee’s Kolkata South Lok Sabha constituency, TC candidate Firhad Hakim defeated the CPM’s Kaustav Chatterjee by 27,555 votes.

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In East Midnapore district, where Nandigram falls, the TC retained the Contai South and Egra seats.

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Trinamool candidate Sudipta Roy won the Serampore seat beating Prasanta Mukherjee of the CPI by over 29,000 votes.

The Kalchini seat in Jalpaiguri in North Bengal sprang a surprise as it returned Wilson Champamari, an independent backed by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha. She defeated another independent, Sandip Ekka, by 6,035 votes.

The RSP, which had won the seat in 2006, came third while the Congress finished fourth.

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