Panchayat election victory, according to Abhishek Banerjee, will benefit TMC before the Lok Sabha elections.
Abhishek Banerjee, a senior TMC official, praised West Bengal's rural residents on Tuesday for supporting his party in the three-tier panchayat elections. Banerjee claimed the "No Vote to Mamata" campaign had changed to "Now Vote for Mamata" in an apparent jab at BJP opposition leader Suvendu Adhikari.
"Grateful to the people for changing Oppn's 'NOW VOTE FOR MAMATA' campaign from 'NO VOTE TO MAMATA' to 'NOW VOTE FOR MAMATA.'" We'll undoubtedly have a booming mandate with unflinching support for #TrinamooleNaboJowar, opening the door for LS elections. I appreciate all the love, Bengal," he tweeted.
Live updates on the West Bengal Panchayat Election Results as of 20:22 (IST) on July 11: TMC is expected to win 18,606 gram panchayat seats in Bengal's rural elections.
With an apparent insurmountable lead in the results so far released by the State Election Commission, the TMC appeared poised to sweep the violently marred rural elections, maintaining the mandate it obtained during the assembly elections two years prior.
According to the SEC as of Tuesday at 7.30 p.m., the ruling TMC has won 18,606 of the 27,985 gram panchayat seats that have been announced, in addition to holding a lead in 8,180 seats. The BJP, its closest challenger, has won 4,482 seats and is in the lead in 2,419 of them. A total of 63,229 gram panchayat seats are up for election.
There are 1,502 seats won by the Left Front, of which 1,424 are won by the CPI(M). In 969 seats, the Left is now in the lead. With 1,073 seats obtained, the Congress is in the lead in 693.
While independents, including included TMC dissidents, gained 1,060 seats and led in 466, other parties got 476 seats and held the majority in 208 of those. 785 seats are still up for grabs in a tie.
While leading 782 seats, the governing TMC won 118 Panchayat samiti seats. The CPI(M) has won one seat and is leading in 27 others, while Congress is leading in 8 seats. The BJP has not won a seat despite being in the lead in 79 seats. There were 9,728 Panchayat Samiti seats up for election.
In addition, TMC has taken the lead in 64 of the 18 Zila Parishad results that have been publicly announced so far, while CPI(M) has won two seats. There are 928 seats available for the Zila Parishad. (PTI)
18:58 (IST) July 11 TMC is expected to win the majority of the announced 23,344 rural seats in Bengal.
TMC has taken an early but almost insurmountable lead in the results so far reported by the State Election Commission, and it appears poised to sweep the violently marred rural elections, maintaining the mandate it obtained during the assembly elections two years ago. According to the SEC as of 5.30 pm, the ruling TMC has won 16,330 of the 23,344 gram panchayat seats that have been declared, in addition to holding a lead in 3,002 seats. The BJP, its closest challenger, has won 3,790 seats and is in the lead in 802 of them. A total of 63,229 gram panchayat seats are up for election.
The CPI(M) alone won 1,206 of the 1,365 seats that the Left Front gained. In 621 seats, the Left is now in the lead. Congress gained 886 seats and holds a majority in 256. (PTI)
18:34 (IST) July 11 "Trend not reflective of ground reality": CPI(M) claims irregularities in the counting of Bengal panchayat votes
18:05 on July 11 (IST)
After the prior bloodshed, we have no hope from this election (the panchayat election). Because Mamta Banerjee's thugs rigged the election, this is not a mandate. There were no CCTVs in the polling places, and the central security force was not permitted to enter. By 2,4,24 votes, we lost in numerous centers. The reason for our success in West Bengal is because supporters are traveling to oppose TMC.
On the outcome of the panchayat elections, West Bengal BJP general secretary Agnimitra Paul spoke at 18:01 (IST). Jul 11
The two enemies of Bengal are violence and corruption: In charge CV Ananda Bose
18:00 on July 11 (IST)
Political parties should understand that elections are not a venue for testing one's physical prowess. CV Ananda Bose, governor of Bengal
18:00 on July 11 (IST)
"The BJP would have performed better if the poll had been free and without violence. Regarding the results of the West Bengal panchayat elections, BJP leader Rahul Sinha claims that his party would have won and TMC would have placed second.