The Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Tuesday, December 21, recorded a huge success in the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) elections, winning 134 of the 144 wards.
The Bharatiya Janata Party who had come up as the primary opposition party in the Assembly polls earlier this year, won three seats, while the Left Front and Congress won two each. The Independents, with three seats, ended an equal footing with the non-TMC parties.
The counting of votes for the 144 wards of KMC started this morning at 8 am.
Mamata Banerjee thanks people
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee expressed gratitude towards the people of the metropolis for the “massive” victory. “I want to dedicate this triumph to the people of the state and ‘Maa, Mati, Manush’ (mother, land and people – the slogan of TMC). Several national parties like the BJP, Congress, and CPI(M) also fought against us, but they were all defeated. This victory will show the way in national politics in days to come,” Banerjee told reporters outside her residence.