We take a look at the performance of some of the star candidates.
TMC’s star candidates:
Thespian Bratya Basu won comfortably from Dum Dum in the northern fringes of Kolkata.
Film director Raj Chakraborty won from Barrackpore.
Actor Koushani Mukherjee was no match for BJP heavyweight Mukul Roy in Krishnanagar Uttar.
Singer Aditi Munshi had no trouble getting past BJP’s Samik Bhattacharya in Rajarhat-Gopalpur.
Ex-India footballer Bidesh Bose had an easy run in Uluberia Purba.
Actor Chiranjeet Chakraborty won rather easily from Barasat.
Ex-cricketer Manoj Tiwari won handsomely from Shibpur in Howrah.
Actor Kanchan Mullick won from Uttarpara in Hooghly.
Singer Indranil Sen too finished well clear of his BJP rival in Chandannagar.
Actor June Maliah won comfortably from Medinipur.
BJP’s star candidates
Most star candidates contesting on BJP tickets were not lucky, having to taste defeats.
Singer Babul Supriyo, contesting from Tollygunj, lost by a large margin.
Actor Papia Dey finished behind the Trinamool candidate in Uluberia Dakshin.
Actor Locket Chatterjee too failed to win from Chuchura in Hooghly.
Actor Yash Dasgupta too did not find favour with the electorate in Chanditala.
Fashion designer Agnimitra Paul however won the Asansol South seat.
Actor Payal Sarkar finished behind the TMC candidate in Behala Purba.
Ex-police officer Bharati Ghosh lost from Debra in West Medinipore.
Actor Rudranil Ghosh also could not win the Bhabanipur seat in south Kolkata.
Swapan Dasgupta, who resigned from Rajya Sabha to contest from Tarakeswar, also failed to win.
Ex-footballer Kalyan Choubey lost the Manicktala seat to veteran TMC leader Sadhan Pandey.