TMC likely to retain power in Kolkata Municipal Corporation
Kolkata: Trinamool Congress Party has taken a big lead in Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) elections, out of 144 seats, TMC has taken a lead in 119 seats. Voting took place on Sunday,
Both BJP and TMC has taken this election as a prestigious issue. Ruling TMC has taken the very lead over its nearest rivals and retaining power in KMC. Both BJP and CPI(M) are leading in three wards each. The Congress is just leading in two wards.
Both Congress and left fought the Assembly elections unitedly, but in KMC elections both parties fought elections separately. In the 2015 KMC polls, TMC has won 114 seats.
No party has announced any face for the post of Mayor. One of Trinamool's prominent candidates this time is Kajari Banerjee, the sister-in-law of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. She is contesting from ward number 73, Bhowanipore.
The Bengal BJP has alleged violence and poll violations. In a letter to the state Election Commission on Sunday, the party described the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) polls as a farce and alleged that the police failed to check violence, NDTV reported.
Earlier, the Trinamool Congress had accused the BJP of trying to draw voters with the lure of Biryani in one of the wards.
During the vote on Sunday, there were sporadic incidents of violence. Bombs were allegedly thrown at two polling booths.