KOLKATA: In a thumping statement, Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress is leading in all seven urban local bodies.
BJP is going to take the second spot and one can safely say that the party has become the principle opposition party in West Bengal, where it had almost no presence few years back.
Trinamool has won the Dhupguri municipality bagging 12 of the 16 seats.
This results continue Mamata Banerjee’s winning streak in West Bengal, where she swept assembly elections last year to win a second term as CM.
Trinamool has dominated local body elections from that moment onward, winning four of seven municipal bodies for which elections were held in in May 2017.
Talking about the BJP, it had won two Lok Sabha seats from Bengal in 2014, increasing its vote share from four to the much respected 17 per cent. On the other hand, the Trinamool had won 34 of the state’s 42 parliament seats.
In 2016, when Mamata swept the assembly elections, the BJP won four seats, the party’s best performance ever in West Bengal.