Kolkata Municipality Election Results: The ruling Trinamool Congress is set to retain power in the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) for the third time in a row. The early trends of the election results showed that TMC is heading towards a landslide victory. TMC has won 54 out of 144 seats and is leading in 78 seats. Meanwhile, West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress leader Mamta Banerjee, showing the Victory Sign, interacted with the media.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said, ‘This is a historic victory. This victory has given a clear message that people have accepted our work. People defeated BJP, Congress and CPI(M). BJP, Left and Congress nowhere. This mandate will help us in development and work for the people, we will work more for the people.
Early trends also showed that the ruling party may even surpass the previous record where in the 2015 elections, Trinamool Congress won 114 seats, Congress 5 seats, Left 15 seats and BJP only 7 seats. was successful in achieving. Independent candidates won 3 seats. The seats of the ruling Trinamool Congress are likely to increase in this election.
BJP made serious allegations
On one hand, there is a wave of happiness in the TMC camp. At the same time, BJP has alleged that this election was fought on the strength of coercion and gun. BJP MP Harnath Singh Yadav alleged that votes have been cast by killing democracy.
After the results were out, outgoing Mayor Firhad Hakim, who went to meet Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, said, ‘We should accept the mandate of the people. We also did opposition politics for 34 years, but we never questioned the people. They defeated us and we accepted it wholeheartedly.” Hitting out at the BJP for demanding re-polling, Hakim said, “One should have the moral courage to accept the mandate of the people. BJP is insulting common people. The voters who went to the centers to vote from their homes, BJP is insulting them. He has answered.”