"Beside him, Trinamool veterans Subrata Bakshi and Sudip Bandyopadhay retained the Kolkata South and Kolkata North constituencies respectively."
Kolkata, May 16 - West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek Banerjee made a successful Lok Sabha debut, winning from Diamond Harbour parliamentary constituency.

Banerjee, president of the Trinamool Congress' youth wing Yuva, polled over five lakh votes to defeat his Communist Party of India-Marxist rival Abul Hasnat by a margin of 71,477 votes.

Beside him, Trinamool veterans Subrata Bakshi and Sudip Bandyopadhay retained the Kolkata South and Kolkata North constituencies respectively.

Bakshi defeated Tathagata Roy of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) by 135,993 votes, while Bandyopadhay trounced state BJP president Rahul Sinha by 96,073 votes.


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