West Bengal Panchayat polls: TMC maintains lead, BJP struggles to make inroads
The ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) has maintained its dominance in the West Bengal Panchayat polls, with early trends showing the party leading in over 8,600 seats. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), on the other hand, is trailing in most districts.
The TMC has been in power in West Bengal since 2011, and the panchayat polls are seen as a bellwether for the next assembly elections in the state. The BJP, which is the main opposition party in West Bengal, has been trying to make inroads in the state, but it has so far been unsuccessful.
In the 2018 panchayat polls, the TMC won 80.3% of the seats, while the BJP won just 11.1%. The results of the 2023 panchayat polls suggest that the TMC’s dominance in West Bengal is unlikely to be challenged anytime soon.
The BJP has been blaming the TMC for the violence that has marred the panchayat polls. The party has alleged that the TMC is using its muscle power to intimidate voters and rig the polls. The TMC has denied these allegations.
The panchayat polls are being held in five phases, and the results will be announced on July 21. The BJP is hoping to improve its performance in the panchayat polls, but it will need to do a lot of work if it wants to challenge the TMC’s dominance in West Bengal.
Here are some of the key takeaways from the panchayat polls:
- The TMC has maintained its dominance in West Bengal, winning over 8,600 seats.
- The BJP has struggled in the panchayat polls, trailing in most districts.
- The violence that has marred the panchayat polls has been a major concern.
- The results of the panchayat polls suggest that the TMC’s dominance in West Bengal is unlikely to be challenged anytime soon.
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