Mamata Banerjee’s party sweeps Kolkata Municipal Poll

Kolkata, December 22 (KMS): After registering an unprecedented victory winning 133 of the 144 seats in the Kolkata Municipal Corporation election, Mamata Banerjee, Chief Minister of the Indian state of West Bengal, congratulated the people saying that the city will only show way to the people of India.

The Trinamool Congress registered a historic victory in the KMC election winning 134 of the 144 seats. In 2015, it had won 113 seats which was, so far, the highest in recent times and this year it has broken its previous records turning the opposition into minnows. All the 16 boroughs have been under the control of Trinamool Congress.

BJP only succeeded in bagging three seats followed by Congress and Left Front that managed to get two seats each. The independent candidates got three seats.

Interacting with the media after the victory, the West Bengal chief minister said, “This is a victory of the people who have given their mandate in favour of development. This is a victory of development that Trinamool Congress has been continuously doing since its inception to power in 2011”.

“People have come out wholeheartedly to vote. This is a victory for democracy. This will help to keep a low profile and humbly work for the people of the city as well as of the state,” she added.

Speaking on a larger perspective, Mamata Banerjee said, “This victory is very important on national level also because all the national parties like BJP, Congress and Left Front have been defeated by the people’s mandate. We will work more for the development of the state.”