The Trinamool Congress has gained 17 of the 144 seats of the Kolkata Municipal Company, for which voting befell on Sunday. The celebration is main in 118 seats.
Congratulating her celebration candidates, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee tweeted: “Keep in mind to serve individuals with utmost diligence and gratitude!”
Heartiest congratulations to all candidates in your victory within the KMC elections. Keep in mind to serve individuals with utmost diligence and gratitude!
I wholeheartedly thank each single resident of KMC for placing their religion on us, as soon as once more.
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) December 21, 2021
The state’s ruling celebration has an unlimited lead over its nearest rivals, the BJP (4) and the Left (one). The Congress is main in simply two wards.
The Trinamool, which returned to energy earlier this yr with an enormous victory over its challenger BJP, appears to have made positive aspects within the civic physique since 2015, when it gained 114 seats. The Left is heading in the direction of a giant drop from its 15-seat tally within the earlier polls. The Congress stays at quantity 4 and is anticipated to complete with fewer seats than earlier than.
The Left and the Congress, after combating the meeting election in an alliance, determined to contest the Kolkata civic polls individually.
No celebration has introduced any face for the publish of Mayor.
One of many Trinamool’s distinguished candidates this time is Kajari Banerjee, the sister-in-law of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. She is main by over 3,000 votes at ward quantity 73, Bhowanipore.
The Bengal BJP has alleged violence and ballot violations within the civic election. In a letter to the state Election Fee on Sunday, the celebration described the Kolkata Municipal Company (KMC) polls as a farce and alleged that the police didn’t examine violence.
Earlier, the Trinamool Congress had accused the BJP of making an attempt to attract voters with the lure of Biryani in one of many wards.
Throughout the vote on Sunday, there have been sporadic incidents of violence. Bombs have been allegedly thrown at two polling cubicles.