Bengal Panchayat Result: The Trinamool Congress (TMC) has won a landslide victory at all three levels of rural local government in the West Bengal panchayat elections. Elections were held on 63 thousand 229 Gram Panchayat, 9730 Panchayat Samiti and 928 Zilla Parishad seats in West Bengal. The counting of votes began on Tuesday morning.
TMC candidates had won 18,605 seats in Gram Panchayats till 9:30 this morning, while the party was leading in 8,768 seats. At the same time, 4449 candidates of BJP have won while 2566 candidates of the party are leading in different seats. CPM candidates have won 1424 seats in Gram Panchayat while Congress candidates have won 1073 seats. Others have also won 1615 seats in the Gram Panchayat.
TMC candidates have won 58 out of 9730 seats in Panchayat Samiti while the party is ahead in 76 seats. At the same time, not a single seat has come in BJP’s account, although the party’s candidates are ahead in 8 seats. At the same time, the accounts of CPM, Congress and others are also not open.
TMC has won 18 out of 928 Zilla Parishad seats while the party is ahead in 65 seats. Whereas the accounts of BJP, CPM, Congress and others have not been opened. Only CPM is ahead in one seat.
Mamta said – TMC resides in the hearts of the people of Bengal
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said in a social media post that rural Bengal is TMC in every way. I would like to thank people for their love, affection and support towards TMC. This election has proved that only TMC resides in the hearts of the people of the state.
Let us tell you that during the voting on Saturday and Monday, there was violence at many booths, in which 15 people died. Re-polling was held in 696 booths on Monday following allegations of ballot box tampering on Saturday.
On the other hand, there was a blast near a counting center in Murshidabad on Tuesday during the counting of votes. Explosives were detonated while police had to use lathis to disperse the crowd in Howrah.
BJP accused of looting votes
The opposition BJP accused the Trinamool of stealing votes by preventing opposition observers from entering the counting centres. Leader of Opposition Suvendu Adhikari said TMC goons are making a desperate attempt to steal the election by preventing counting agents and candidates of BJP and other opposition political parties from entering the counting centres. They are being stopped from going towards the venue and bombs are being hurled to scare the counting agents.
The Trinamool, on the other hand, has claimed that 60 per cent of those killed in election violence were either their workers or supporters.
Allegations of large-scale violence and ballot box tampering had prompted West Bengal Governor CV Anand Bose to submit a report to Union Home Minister Amit Shah. After this, the governor had also warned of strict action against those involved in the violence.