However, Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar said he will wait till the official gazette notification on the Bhabanipur by-poll result is issued.
A high voting rate at 79.92 per cent and 77.63 per cent was recorded in Murshidabad's Samserganj and Jangipur seats respectively.
Despite the security apparatus, the BJP claimed its leader Kalyan Choubey was attacked and windshield of his vehicle was smashed. The TMC denied the allegation.
The bypolls are being held in south Kolkata's Bhowanipore, besides Jangipur and Samserganj seats in Murshidabad district.
The well-marked low-pressure area causing enhanced rainfall in the southern districts lay over western parts of Gangetic West Bengal and neighbourhood, the weather office said.
CM Mamata Banerjee is the Trinamool Congress candidate in the Bhowanipore by-election in south Kolkata, while the BJP has fielded Priyanka Tibrewal, and CPI(M)'s Srijib Biswas is in the fray.
Establishing personal connect with electorate is on the party’s plan
The BJP urged the EC to impose Section 144, a prohibitory order against gathering of five or more persons, on September 30, the polling date, and deployment of central forces for its compliance.
National TV channels showed Ghosh being pushed and heckled on a road as a posse of security guards tried to shield him.
Those who do not speak Bengali form around 40% of the total electorate in Bhowanipore. Though the BJP is expecting the support of this section, the ground scenario doesn’t second their expectations.
Those who do not speak Bengali form 40 per cent of the total electorate in Bhowanipore Assembly constituency.
The Union Ministry of External Affairs denied Mamata permission to attend the event in Italy as the event is not commensurate in status for participation by the chief minister of a state.
On September 6, EC had issued a notification announcing the by-election on September 30 underscoring the exigency and special request received from the chief secretary of the state government.
Banerjee on Wednesday said that outsiders are coming for campaigning for the bypolls like daily passengers as they did before the state assembly polls.
The arrest was made by the Kolkata Police's Cyber Crime Cell on a complaint lodged by a resident of Kalighat, the area where Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee lives, police said.