The ruling party in West Bengal, i.e. The Trinamool Congress made a clean sweep, wins 102 municipalities out of 108. Reaffirming its dominance among the urban voters, the party bagged 1870 of the 2170 wards. AITC’s main challenger BJP failed to win even a single municipal body. The Left Front won Taherpur and Humro Party in the Darjeeling municipality. The Congress too failed to win any civic body. There was no opposition in 33 of the 102 civic bodies won by the TMC.
Trinamool supremo Mamata Banerjee congratulated the people for giving her party such a huge mandate. “Heart-felt gratitude to Ma-Mati-Manush for according yet another overwhelming mandate to us. Congratulations to the winning candidates of the 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 said in a tweet.
The BJP, which lost much of its steam after the assembly poll defeat, managed to win just 63 wards across the state by bagging 12.57 percent of votes but failed to win a single civic body. On the other hand, the BJP, which lost much of its steam after the assembly poll defeat, managed to win just 63 wards across the state by bagging 12.57 percent of votes but failed to win a single civic body. The irony of the situation is that the independents expelled TMC workers who had contested polls after being denied party tickets, had won nearly 119 wards, and had bagged 4.8 percent of the total votes polled.