LIVE BLOG: Bengal’s Verdict for Municipal Election 2015

Counting of votes for the municipal polls held across 90 municipalities and 2 corporations in West Bengal are in progress.

On April 18, election for the Kolkata Municipal Corporation was held. 68% voters exercised their franchise on that day.

On April 25, braving the rains and earthquake, 62% of the electorate cast their votes at 91 municipalities in the State.


Follow our Live Blog as we bring you minute to minute update about the results of the municipal polls from across West Bengal:

1:58 PM: Trinamool wins Uttarpara municipality in Hooghly district.

1:10 PM: Mamata Banerjee addresses the press, dedicates the victory to people of Bengal.

12:50 PM: Trinamool wins Serampore municipality in Hooghly district.

12:04 PM: Latest trends 91/91 – TMC leads in 75 municipalities.

12:02 PM:  Latest trends in Kolkata: 144/144 – TMC leads in 115 wards.

12:01 PM: Trinamool leads in North Dumdum municipality in North 24 Parganas district.

11:55 AM: Trinamool wins Gobardanga municipality in North 24 Parganas district.

11:55 AM: Trinamool wins South Dumdum municipality in North 24 Parganas district.

11:54 AM: Trinamool wins Khardah municipality in North 24 Parganas district.

11:42 AM: Trinamool leads in Titagarh, Barrackpore & North Barrackpore in North 24 Parganas.

11:40 AM: Trinamool wins Rajpur-Sonarpur municipality in South 24 Parganas district

11:38 AM:  Trinamool wins Bhatpara municipality in North 24 Parganas district.

11:35 AM: Trinamool wins New Barrackpore municipality in North 24 Parganas district.

11:34 AM: Trinamool wins Ashokenagar-Kalyangarh municipality in North 24 Parganas district.

11:32 AM: Trinamool wins Barasat municipality in North 24 Parganas district.

11:31 AM: Trinamool wins Dumdum municipality in North 24 Parganas district.

11:30 AM: Trinamool wins Birnagar municipality in Nadia district.

11:29 AM: Trinamool wins Dankuni municipality in Hooghly district.

11:26 AM: Uluberia – Leads 32/32 – TMC leading in 17 wards.

11:25 AM: Trinamool wins Maheshtala municipality in South 24 Parganas district.

11:21 AM: Trinamool wins Chinsurah municipality in Hooghly district.

11:16 AM:  Trinamool wins Chandannagar municipality in Hooghly district.

11:15 AM: Uluberia – Leads 8/32 – TMC leading in 5 wards.

11:07 AM: Siliguri Leads: 28/47 – TMC leads in 12 wards.

11:06 AM: Trinamool leads in 11/22 wards in Bhadreswar municipality in Hooghly district.

11:01 AM: Trinamool leads in 13/22 wards in Chanpdani municipality in Hooghly district.

10:59 AM: Trinamool wins Kharar municipality in West Midnapore district.

10:57 AM: Trinamool wins Kalna municipality in Bardhaman district & Banshberiya in Hooghly.

10:54 AM: Trinamool WINS Baranagar municipality in North 24 Parganas district.

10:53 AM: Trinamool WINS Bankura municipality in Bankura district.

10: 50 AM: Trinamool leads in Englishbazar municipality in Maldah district.

10:45 AM: Trinamool WINS all 15 wards in Tarakeshwar municipality in Hooghly district.

10:43 AM: Trinamool WINS Bolpur municipality in Birbhum district.

10:43 AM: Trinamool WINS Ranaghat municipality in Nadia district.

10:41 AM: Kolkata Leads: 144/144 – TMC leads in 111 wards.

10:37 AM: Trinamool WINS Kalyani municipality in Nadia district.

10:34 AM: Siliguri Leads: 24/47 – TMC leads in 9 wards.

10:32 AM: Trinamool WINS Baduria municipality in North 24 Parganas district.

10:27 AM: Trinamool WINS Shantipur municipality in Nadia district.

10:29 AM: Trinamool WINS Basirhat & Naihati municipalities in North 24 Parganas district.

10:27 AM: Trinamool WINS Haringhata municipality in Nadia district.

10:23 AM: Trinamool WINS Bishnupur municipality in Bankura district.

10:21 AM: Trinamool WINS Sonamukhi municipality in Bankura district.

10: 18 AM: Trinamool leads in Old Maldah municipality in Maldah district.

10:17 AM: Kolkata‬ Leads: 142/144 – TMC leads in 111 wards.

10:14 AM: Trinamool WINS Titagarh municipality in North 24 Parganas district.

10:12 AM: Trinamool WINS Memari municipality in Bardhaman district.

10: 11 AM: Trinamool WINS Suri municipality in Birbhum district and Kamarhati in North 24 Parganas.

10:04 AM: Trinamool WINS Sainthiya municipality in Birbhum district.

10:00 AM: Trinamool WINS Rishra, Konnagar, Baidyabati municipalities in Hooghly district.

9:58 AM: Trinamool leading in all 23 wards of Nabadwip municipality.

9:53 AM: Kolkata‬ Leads: 135/144 – TMC leads in 105 wards.

9:51 AM: TMC WINS 10 wards in Coochbehar municipality.

9:45 AM: TMC WINS Jalpaiguri municipality in Jalpaiguri dist & Halisahar in North 24 Parganas.

9:43 AM: Kolkata: Leads in 126/144 wards: Trinamool leads in 102 wards.

9:42 AM: Trinamool leads in 9 wards in Siliguri.

9:40 AM: Trinamool leads in Bongaon (North 24 Parganas) & Budge Budge (South 24 Parganas).

9:38 AM:  Mayor of ‪ Kolkata‬ Sovan Chatterjee wins from Ward No. 131.

9:37 AM: Trinamool WINS Khirpai municipality in West Midnapore district.

9:36 AM: Trinamool WINS Chandrakona municipality in West Midnapore district.

9:35 AM: Trinamool WINS Ghatal (Purulia) and Tamluk in East Midnapore district.

9: 31 AM: Chandrakona: 10/12 wards – Trinamool leads in 9 wards.

9:28 AM: Bolpur: 8/20 wards – Trinamool leads in 7 wards.

9:27 AM: Kolkata: Leads in 126/144 wards – Trinamool leads in 102 wards.

9:25 AM: Trinamool leads in Purulia, Raghunathpur, Trakeshwar, Madhyamgram.

9:22 AM: Egra: 10/14 wards – Trinamool leads in 8 wards.

9:15 AM: Trinamool leads in 7 wards in Suri.

9:13 AM: Trinamool leads in 8 out of 9 declared wards in Kanchrapara.

9:11 AM: Trinamool WINS Kanthi and Tamluk municipality in East Midnapore district.

9:10 AM: Trinamool WINS Baruipur municipality in South 24 Parganas district.

9:08 AM: Kolkata Municipal Corporation: 104/144 – TMC leading in 80 wards.

9:06 AM: Trinamool WINS Malbazar municipality in Jalpaiguri district.

9:05 AM: Kolkata Mayor Sovan Chatterjee leading in Ward No. 131.

9:03 AM: Trinamool WINS Tufanganj municipality in Coochbehar district.

9:02 AM: Trinamool leading in 6 out of 8 declared wards in Garulia.

9:01 AM: Trinamool leading in 50 out of 68 declared wards in #Kolkata.

9 AM: Trinamool wins 4 wards in Baruipur

8:57 AM: Trinamool leading in 6 out of 7 declared wards in Mathabhanga.

8:54 AM: Trinamool leading in 8 out of 18 wards in Gangarampur.

8:52 AM: Trinamool leading in 7 out of 12 wards in Tufanganj.

8:47 AM: Trinamool leading in 9 wards in Tamluk.

8:46 AM:  Early trends suggest TMC sweeping municipal polls, leading in 18/22 wards in Kolkata & 69/84 municipalities.

8:32 AM : Trinamool leading in 34 wards in Barasat.

8:30 AM : Trinamool wins 2 wards in Malbazar municipality.

8:26 AM: Trinamool leading in 10 wards of Kolkata Municipal Corporation.

8:21 AM: Trinamool leading in 6 wards in Nabadwip and 5 wards in Shantipur.

8.17 AM: Trinamool Congress leading in 9 wards in Kolkata.

8.15 AM: Trinamool Congress has won uncontested in the three municipalities at Arambagh, Gayeshpur and Tarakeshwar. Trinamool Congress won in the majority of the wards of  the three municipalities after the opposition withdrew nomination in 47 of 52 wards – ­ 16 of 19 in Arambagh, 14 of 15 in Tarakeswar and 17 of 18 in Gayeshpur, thus maintaining majority in all these three municipalities.

8 AM: Counting begins

Municipal elections 2015: Trinamool’s massive campaign across Bengal

Trinamool Congress held massive campaigns for the Municipality Elections 2015 from Sonarpur in South 24 Parganas to Siliguri in North Bengal, from Purulia town in the west to Bongaon in the east  with equal importance and dedication.

Senior leaders including the party All India General Secretary, the party Secretary General, the President of the Trinamool Youth Congress, elected representatives in the Parliament and the state Assembly held road shows, mass meetings and led door-to-door campaign in all the 91 municipalities were election will be held.


North Bengal campaign 2Goutam Deb leads a padayatra at Siliguri



North Bengal campaignTribal people supports Trinamool at campaign rally in North Bengal

Incidentally, Trinamool Congress has already gained majority in three municipalities – Gayeshpur in Nadia and Arambagh and Tarakeswar in Hooghly.

Road show at DumdumMP Prasun Banerjee at road show in Dum Dum

The last few weeks saw extensive campaigns by mass leaders like Subrata Bakshi, Partha Chatterjee, Suvendu Adhikari, Subrata Mukherjee, Firhad Hakim, Jyotpriya Mullick, Goutam Deb, Abhishek Banerjee as well as MPs like Shatabdi Roy, Arpita Ghosh, Moonmoon Sen, Dev and others.

Padayatra at Baruipur

AITC Secretary General Partha Chatterjee and Biman Banerjee campaigns at Baruipur

Satabdi Ray at Suri - Ei SamayAITC MP  Shatabdi Roy campaigns at Suri

Padayatra at SuriFirhad Hakim leads a padayatra at Suri

Campaign at SonarpurAroop Biswas campaigns at Sonarpur

Campaign at BarasatJyotipriya Mullick campaigns at Barasat

DEvAITC MP Dev campaigns at Silguri

Suvendu-Adhikari-at-EgraSuvendu Adhikari campaigns at Egra

Abhishek Banerjee at BardhamanTrinamool Youth Congress President Abhishek Banerjee campaigns at Kalna

Abhishek BanerjeeTrinamool Youth Congress President Abhishek Banerjee campaigns at Naihati