KMC Polls: TMC took to streets to campaign for the KMC polls

News Desk: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Trinamool Congress (TMC) general secretary Abhishek Banerjee on Thursday hit the streets as the campaign for the polls to the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) reached its final phase. The CM held a few public rallies in south Kolkata while Mr. Banerjee held a road show in north Kolkata. Elections to the KMC’s 144 wards will be held on December 19.

The CM spoke of how the board of the Trinamool Congress had helped the city tide over frequent cyclones, including Amphan in May 2020. Ms. Banerjee said that despite pressure from different corners, including the Centre, she had not allowed the imposition of any tax on water. Promising better infrastructure, Ms. Banerjee cautioned TMC nominees to the civic polls that they would have to “stand with the people” and be more accessible.

From the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), leaders like Suvendu Adhikari and State president Sukanta Majumdar campaigned for party nominees. Both alleged rampant corruption, particularly relating to real estate, in the board run by the Trinamool Congress. They also refuted Ms. Banerjee’s claims that the Centre was pressurising the KMC to impose water tax.

The campaign for elections to KMC will end on Friday. The Trinamool Congress has been running the KMC board since 2010.