WB civic polls: TMC wins three, Left one, Cong one
Posted on: 11:21 AM IST Jun 05, 2012
Kolkata: The results of the civic polls held in six municipalities in West Bengal have slowly started coming in. The Trinamool Congress has won Panskura, Dhupguri and Naihati and was leading in Durgapur.
Meanwhile, the Left has won Haldia and the Congress has won Cooper's Camp.
The polls are a big test for West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee as these are the first major elections after the 2011 Assembly polls.
All 129 seats in the six civic bodies - Durgapur, Dhupguri, Haldia, Nalhati, Daspur and Coopers' Camp - witnessed triangular contests among the Congress, Trinamool Congress and the CPI(M)-led Left Front.
The seats were spread over five districts - Jalpaiguri, East Midnapore, Haldia, Birbhum and Bardhaman. Cooper's Camp in Nadia district recorded the highest 93.28 per cent polling.
Alliance partners, Trinamool and Congress, however, fought the civic elections independently, a reflection of their bitter rivalry. Congress and opposition CPI(M) alleged that the polls were far from free and fair and accused Trinamool activists of resorting to booth-capturing and rigging.
(With additional information from PTI)