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Kolkata Civic Elections: Trinamool Congress towards a clear majority
Wednesday, June 02, 2010 12:16:29 PM, Agencies
Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Bannerji
Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress was leading over the ruling Left Front in the Kolkata Municipal Corporation on Wednesday as authorities counted votes polled in Sunday's civic elections.
Trinamool Congress surged ahead in the Kolkata Municipal Corporation polls as counting of votes for the crucial battle for 81 municipalities, seen as the semi-final before next year's Assembly election was taken up today.
In the 141-ward prestigious KMC, the Trinamool Congress was leading in 95 wards while the Left Front was ahead in 35 out of the 141 constituencies. The Left Front was running it since 2005.
In the counting of votes for 80 municipalities spread across the state, the Left Front retained Bally in Hooghly district, and Toofanganj and Dinhata in Cooch Behar district in northern West Bengal.
Congress, which fought the polls without any seat adjustment with the Trinamool Congress, was way behind with a lead only in seven seats while others led in three.
More than 70 percent of the voters had exercised their franchise in the polls, held two days after the Gyaneshwari Express rail disaster that claimed 148 lives in West Midnapore district.
The elections were held a year after the Lok Sabha polls that saw the Trinamool Congress-Congress combine along with the Socialist Unity Centre of India decimate the ruling Left Front.
But the political equations have substantially changed this time round.
A striking feature of these elections was the failure of the Trinamool Congress and the Congress to clinch a seat-sharing deal.
Both parties contested the polls by themselves in the Kolkata Municipal Corporation and almost all the municipalities spread across the state.
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