The Trinamool Congress has made inroads in the hills winning municipal elections in Mirik, Raiganj, Domkal and Pujali. In what may spell trouble for the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, the Mamata Banerjee-led TMC has also opened its account in Darjeeling. Counting is being held in seven municipal bodies in West Bengal.
Here's a recap of counting day
May 17, 2017 11:43 am (IST)
Trinamool Congress party workers celebrate after winning Mirik.
The Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee-led party won six out of the nine wards in Mirik municipality and romped home in one ward in Darjeeling, a big gain for the party since its inception and a setback to the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM)
May 17, 2017 11:11 am (IST)
Here are the final counting figures. Out of Seven, TMC won four, GJM three
In Kalimpong, GJM takes an edge with 14 wards, TMC managed to grab 2, JAP takes 2.
May 17, 2017 9:54 am (IST)
Jan Andolan Party led by Harka Bahadur Chettri opens its account by winning one seat in Kalimpong.
May 17, 2017 9:53 am (IST)
Gorkha Janmukti Morcha wins Kurseong Municipal Polls with 17 out of 20. TMC bagged three wards.
May 17, 2017 9:48 am (IST)
This is for the first time that TMC has won a civic body and one ward (Darjeeling) in the hills. The result clearly shows a dent in the GJM’s camp after its chief Bimal Gurung failed in his separate Gorkhaland movement.
May 17, 2017 9:47 am (IST)
Gorkha Janmukti Morcha captures Darjeeling. Out of 32 wards, GJM wins in 31 wards, TMC bags one
May 17, 2017 9:41 am (IST)
Out of seven municipalities in West Bengal, TMC conquered four (Pujali, Mirik, Raiganj, Domkal).
May 17, 2017 9:39 am (IST)
TMC wins Pujali Municipal Polls with 12 out of 16 wards. BJP -1, CPIM - 1, Independent 1
May 17, 2017 9:37 am (IST)
TMC wins Mirik Municipal Polls with 6 out of 9 wards. GJM took 3 wards.
May 17, 2017 9:37 am (IST)
TMC wins Domkol Municipal Polls with 18 out of 21 wards. CPIM managed to get 2 wards and Congress 1.
May 17, 2017 9:23 am (IST)
In Pujali, out of 15 wards, TMC is ahead in 12, BJP-2 and CPIM-Congress bags 1, Independent - 1
May 17, 2017 9:20 am (IST)
In Karshyeong, TMC's Shantanu Chettri bits the dust in ward number 7.
May 17, 2017 9:14 am (IST)
In Darjeeling, out of 32 wards, GJM wins in 10 wards. Meanwhile, TMC for the first time managed to enter Darjeeling by winning one ward.
May 17, 2017 9:09 am (IST)
In Pulali, Out of 16 wards TMC has won in 11, BJP 2, Congress 1, Independent 1
May 17, 2017 9:07 am (IST)
"Today's victory is against communal politics," says TMC leader Subhendu Adhikari.
May 17, 2017 9:06 am (IST)
TMC wins Raiganj Municipal polls by winning 22 seats out of 27 wards.
May 17, 2017 9:02 am (IST)
In Raigunj out of 27 wards, TMC has won 24. Whereas CPIM-Congress won 2 and BJP has bagged one seat
May 17, 2017 8:59 am (IST)
After 1986, this is for the first time TMC managed to enter hills in Mirik. TMC has won 6 wards out of 9.
May 17, 2017 8:56 am (IST)
In Domkal, TMC ahead in 1,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,16 wards
May 17, 2017 8:53 am (IST)
In Pulali, Out of 16 wards, TMC has won in 5 wards
May 17, 2017 8:49 am (IST)
Out of 21 wards, TMC won in 11 wards in Domkal
May 17, 2017 8:48 am (IST)
TMC has taken an early lead in Raigunj by winning ward number 1, 2, 3 and 5. BJP wins ward number 6, while Congress and BJP bagged one each.
Kolkata: Sporadic violence, including gunfight and explosions, marred the civic polls in three municipalities out of seven in West Bengal on Sunday.
May 17, 2017 7:40 am (IST)
The overall turnout was nearly 68 per cent, according to State Election Commission sources. Pujali registered 79.6 per cent voting, the highest out of the seven, while Darjeeling had the lowest of 52 per cent.
May 17, 2017 7:36 am (IST)
Scuffles took place in different places near the polling booths at Domkal in Murshidabad district and Pujali as men were seen carrying firearms and country-made bombs with their faces covered with cloth on the polling day.