The Trinamool Congress on Tuesday swept the West Bengal panchayat polls, successful 2,552 out of three,317 gram panchayats, reported NDTV. The Mamata Banerjee-led social gathering additionally received 232 of the 341 panchayat samitis and 12 out of 20 zilla parishads for which elections have been held.
The BJP was a distant second, bagging solely 212 gram panchayats, seven panchayat samitis and no zilla parishads. The Left Entrance received 15 gram panchayats and one zila parishad, reported the Hindustan Instances. The Congress secured 26 gram panchayats however not one of the panchayat samitis and zilla parishads.
A number of the outcomes are awaited.
The counting of votes for 73,887 seats within the three-tier panchayat system of West Bengal started on Tuesday morning.
The elections passed off on July 8. Nonetheless, repolling was held at 696 cubicles on Monday after widespread incidents of violence left not less than 20 individuals lifeless and studies of tampering with poll bins additionally surfaced. Violence was reported from totally different elements of the state even on Tuesday.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee thanked voters, saying that her social gathering “resides within the coronary heart of the individuals”.
Alleging that the Opposition events within the state used malicious campaigns in opposition to the Trinamool Congress, social gathering Normal Secretary Abhishek Banerjee mentioned that they may not sway the voters.
“Grateful to the individuals for changing Opposition’s ‘NO VOTE TO MAMATA’ marketing campaign to ‘NOW VOTE FOR MAMATA’,” he tweeted. “With unwavering assist to #TrinamooleNaboJowar, we’ll absolutely have a roaring mandate, paving the best way for LS elections.”
The BJP, nonetheless, accused the Trinamool Congress of participating in fraud to win the elections.
“He [Abhishek Banerjee] ought to be thanking the state election commissioner, state police and administration which put their whole weight into guaranteeing that the TMC received resoundingly in these panchayat elections by means which have been at greatest, half irregular and at worst, utterly irregular,” remarked the BJP’s Swapan Dasgupta, in keeping with ANI.
Dasgupta additionally mentioned that the Election Fee ought to take a lesson from what occurred within the panchayat polls to grasp the extent of alleged “irregularities, high-handedness and rigging which passed off”.
“This was not an election, it was a farce,” he mentioned. “It was an assault on democracy. It was a whole travesty on all the pieces India stands for and I hope this may by no means be repeated in any a part of India, least of all in West Bengal in some other election.”
BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra additionally mentioned on Tuesday that the violence in West Bengal was unprecedented and claimed that 45 individuals had died within the state. The social gathering additionally blamed the Trinamool Congress for failing to deploy the central safety forces correctly.