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In the West Bengal Municipal Elections, Trinamool Congress has recorded a landslide victory

In the West Bengal Municipal Elections, Trinamool Congress has recorded a landslide victory

In the West Bengal municipal elections, Trinamool Congress has recorded a landslide victory. The party won 102 of the 108 municipalities. Out of the 102 civic bodies won by the TMC, there is no opposition in 31 municipalities.

TMC chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee congratulated all the winning candidates of the party and expressed gratitude over the “overwhelming mandate”.

In the West Bengal Municipal Elections, Trinamool Congress has recorded a landslide victory

In the West Bengal Municipal Elections, Trinamool Congress has recorded a landslide victory

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which had emerged as the main Opposition party in West Bengal after winning 77 seats in the Assembly polls last year, failed to open its account. The Congress too failed to win a single seat. Surprisingly, the newly-formed Hamro Party won the Darjeeling Municipality.

The civic body polls recorded a 77 per cent turnout, marred with violence. Reports of intimidation allegedly by the TMC workers, electoral malpractices and attack on journalists emerged from various parts of the state during the polling day. The BJP, meanwhile, had demanded a repoll. On Monday, the party had called for a 12-hour strike in the state against the civic poll violence and alleged electoral malpractices — a charge denied by the ruling TMC.

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Written by Raksha Giri

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