The Calcutta High Court on Friday ordered the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to investigate the violence that erupted in Bogtui village of West Bengal's Birbhum district on March 22, following the death of Trinamool Congress-controlled Panchayat's member Bhadu Sheikh.
Mamata Banerjee won the Bhabanipur bypoll by a record margin of 58,835 votes defeating BJP candidate Priyanka Tibrewal. After the win, the West Bengal Chief Minister said, "This is my third victory from Bhabanipur. In 2011, I won the bypoll by a margin of over 54,000 votes.
Immediately after the elections, though, it supposedly realized that holding bye-elections in a pandemic may be dangerous and dithered, putting Mamata’s re-election at risk. Immense pressure was put on the EC and it finally relented.