West Bengal civic polls: TMC makes a clear sweep, wins 102 municipalities out of 108

The ruling Trinamool Congress Wednesday registered a landslide victory within the West Bengal civic physique elections after it received 102 of 108 municipalities throughout the state. Following its success within the 2021 Meeting polls, subsequent Meeting by-polls and Kolkata Municipal Company election, the Mamata Banerjee-led celebration has strengthened its grip on native self-government by profitable a majority of the civic boards. Out of the 102 civic our bodies received by the TMC, there isn’t any opposition in 31 municipalities.

The Left Entrance secured its victory in Taherpur Municipality within the Nadia district. The Bharatiya Janata Get together (BJP), which had emerged as the principle Opposition celebration in West Bengal after profitable 77 seats within the Meeting polls final 12 months, did not open its account. The Congress too did not win a single seat. Surprisingly, the newly-formed Humro Get together received the Darjeeling Municipality.

TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee congratulated the individuals for giving her celebration the large mandate. “Heart-felt gratitude to Ma-Mati-Manush for according yet another overwhelming mandate to us. Congratulations to the winning candidates of All India Trinamool Congress in the Municipal Elections. Let victory enhance our responsibility and dedication. Let triumph impart humility. Let us together work for peace, prosperity and development of the state. Jai Bangla!” Banerjee stated in a tweet.

4 municipalities—Beldanga within the Murshidabad district, Champdani within the Hooghly district, Jhalda within the Purulia district and Egra within the East Midnapore district—have witnessed a hung scenario. However, the TMC can be retained energy in Contai Municipality in East Midnapore district regardless of its former chief Suvendu Adhikari defecting to the BJP.

In the meantime, the brand new entrant in north Bengal hill politics, the Humro Get together received the Darjeeling Municipality. Not like elsewhere within the state, the realm surrounding Darjeeling witnessed no violence in the course of the polls on Sunday.

Ajay Edward, proprietor of a well-known restaurant in Darjeeling and a social employee, floated the Humro Get together in November final 12 months which gave a brand new possibility for hill voters. Not like the GJM and GNLF, the brand new celebration just isn’t aligned to both the TMC or BJP. Based on sources, it received 18 out of 32 seats in Darjeeling civic board.

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