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Moon Moon Sen defeats nine-time MP in Bankura

Posted on May 16 2014 | IANS

Kolkata, May 16 : Actress Moon Moon Sen Friday pulled off a a major upset on debut by defeating nine-time MP Basudeb Acharia of the CPI-M in West Bengal's Bankura Lok Sabha constituency.

Trinamool Congress nominee Sen triumphed by 97,511 votes over Acharia, who has been winning from the seat without a break since 1980.

Sen, daughter of Bengali screen legend Suchitra Sen, received 481,911 votes.

The 71-year old Acharia, leader of his party in the outgoing Lok Sabha, managed only 384,400 votes.

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