Kolkata(wb team): Out of the 91 municipal boards, 84 results have been declared. Of them, Trinamool Congress has registered a thumping victory by winning in 64 civic boards. Left Front and Congress has won in five civic boards of the state.
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The ruling Trinamool Congress was today surging ahead by a massive lead in the civic polls of the state by leading in 80 seats of the 144-member Kolkata Municipal Corporation board and 67 of the 91 municipalities of the state.
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Outgoing mayor of Kolkata, Sovan Chatterjee was declared a winner from ward number 131 of Kolkata Municipal Corporation in the first hour of vote counting on Tuesday. However, the outgoing mayor Farzana Alam is trailing in ward 63 of Kolkata Municipal Corporation.
Out of the total 144 wards of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation, Trinamool Congress is leading in 70 wards, CPM is leading in 12 wards, BJP is leading 12 wards and Congress is leading 8 wards after two rounds of counting.
In ward number 6 of Kachrapara Municipality, former Trinamool Congress general secretary Mukul Roy’s son Subhrangshu Roy was declared a winner. Meanwhile, the Trinamool Congress has won the civic polls in Kanthi, Tamluk, Baruipur, Malbazar Municipalities.
In Katwa, out of total 20 wards, Trinamool Congress won in 10 wards while CPM won in 10 wards. Murshidabad and Kaliaganj Municipality has been won by Congress. Tahirpur and Jangipur Municipality has been won by CPM.
The third round of counting is going on across the state.
In a major breakthrough for the BJP, the candidate for ward 70, Ashim Bose defeated Trinamool Congress candidate Satchidananda Banerjee, who is also the present Kolkata Municipal Corporation chairperson. The entire ward 70 comprises the Bhawanipur area and is a stretch dominated by Hindi-speaking communities – especially the Gujaratis. With most of them supporting the BJP, this win gives them a lead in the KMC where they had been trailing. Banerjee lost to Bose with 1990 votes.
After the third round of counting, TMC declared winner in as many as 30 wards of Kolkata Municipal Corporation, Left Front declared winner in 10 wards, Congress in two wards and BJP in three wards.
In Siliguri Municipality, Left Front has won 17 wards and Trinamool Congress has 13 wards. Left’s mayoral candidate Ashok Bhattacharya has won in ward number 6 of Siliguri Municipality. Bhattacharya was the minister for Municipal Affairs and Urban Development and Town Planning during the Left Front rule in West Bengal. He was chairman of Siliguri municipality from 1987 to 1991. He faced his biggest defeat in the 2011 assembly election when he lost to Rudranath Bhattacharya of Trinamool Congress.
Leader of Opposition in Kolkata Municipal Corporation and Left Front candidate Rupa Bagchi lost to Trinamool Congress candidate Shanti Ranjan Kundu in ward 32 of Kolkata Municipal Corporation.
While the election result counting has entered its fourth round, counting at booth number 54 of Rishra has yet not begun. Officers on poll duty, cannot find one EVM, as a result of which, the counting is yet to begin.
Deputy Mayor of Kolkata – Farzana Alam lost to a RSP candidate in ward 65 of Kolkata Municipal Corporation.
While the BJP has won as many as four wards in Kolkata Municipal Corporation, the party is yet to open its account in any of the civic boards of West Bengal. Out of the 91 municipal boards, 84 results have been declared. Of them, Trinamool Congress has registered a thumping victory by winning in 64 civic boards. Left Front and Congress has won in five civic boards of the state.