West Bengal civic polls: Mamata's TMC wins four out of seven seats

Kolkata, West Bengal, IndiaUpdated: May 17, 2017, 09:40 AM IST
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File photo of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Photograph:(Zee News Network)

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Trinamool wins four out of seven seats, including one in the hills||Trinamool chief Mamata Banerjee took to twitter to thank the voters||Gorkha Janmukti Morcha wins Darjeeling and two other civic bodies in north Bengal||

Trinamool Congress on Wednesday won four municipalities in West Bengal -- one in Darjeeling hills and three in the plains -- while Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) captured three civic bodies in the hills including Darjeeling.

Official sources said that TMC won Domkal municipality in Murshidabad district capturing 18 of the 21 wards. Congress emerged victorious in the rest two seats while CPI(M) bagged one.

In Raigunj municipality of North Dinajpur district, TMC caputured 24 of the 27 wards while Congress won in two wards and BJP in one.

TMC bagged Pujali municipality in South 24 Paraganas district winning 12 of the 16 wards. BJP bagged two seats while Congress and Indepentent won one seat each.

Although GJM manged to retain three civic bodies in the hills, TMC put up a creditable performance winning in Mirik. Of the nine seats in Mirik, TMC won six and GJM three.

GJM, however, maintained its supremacy in other civic bodies in the hills.

The Morcha won 31 of the 32 seats in Darjeeling municipality where TMC has been able to emerge victorious in one seat.

In Kurseong, GJM won 17 wards while TMC bagged the remaining three.

GJM also won the civic body in Kalimpong capturing 19 of the 23 seats while TMC bagged two.

Jan Andolan Party of Harka Bahadur Chetri, a former GJM leader who tried to outsmart the Morcha, failed to make a major gain in Kalimpong and managed to win only two seats.

Election to the seven municipalities were held on May 14.

Mamata 'humbled' by results

All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) Chief Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday expressed happiness after the overwhelming resulting of his party.

Banerjee took to Twitter to congratulate her party workers.

"Congratulations to Ma Mati Manush for again & again putting their trust in us. We are honored, privileged & humbled #VerdictOfBengal ," she tweeted.

"Congratulations to my brothers/sisters in hill areas of Darjeeling Kurseong Kalimpong Mirik for participating in the democratic process," she added.

She even thanked the people of Mirik for reposing faith on her party and asserted that her party will work sincerely for their development.

"Special thanks to Mirik for reposing faith in us. We will work sincerely for you. After so many decades we begin a new era in the hills," she tweeted.