News Desk: For Mamata Banerjee’s TMC, it was a landslide victory in the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) polls. TMC swept away the elections, winning 134 out of 144 wards on Tuesday December 21. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was a distant second with three seats, while the Congress and the Left managed to win just two wards each.
Counting of votes for 144 wards of KMC began this morning at 8 am. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee thanked the people of the metropolis for the “massive” victory. “I want to dedicate this triumph to the people of the state and ‘Maa, Mati, Manush’. Several national parties like the BJP, Congress, and CPI(M) also fought against us, but they were all defeated. This victory will show the way in national politics in days to come” she told reporters outside her residence.
Meanwhile, she offered prayers at the Kamakhya temple in Guwahati on Tuesday during a brief visit to the city. The West Bengal CM arrived in the afternoon in Guwahati, even as her party swept the Kolkata civic polls, and drove straight to the temple atop the Nilachal Hills where she was received by the temple’s ‘dolois’ or priests.
TMC national general secretary Abhishek Banerjee also thanked the people of Kolkata for the “huge mandate”. “People of Kolkata have once again proven that politics of HATE & VIOLENCE have NO PLACE in BENGAL! I thank everyone for blessing us with such a huge mandate. We are truly humbled and shall always remain committed in our goals towards YOUR BETTERMENT! Thank you Kolkata” he tweeted.