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West Bengal Civic Polls Election Results 2017: TMC wins four municipalities, GJM gets three

The final results for West Bengal Civic Polls are out and TMC has won four municipalities while GJM has managed to win three.

Of the seven municipal corporations that saw elections, the Trinamool Congress has clinched four seats — Pujali, Domkal and Raiganj in the state's plain areas, and Mirik in the hills of Darjeeling.

The GJM retained its control over three other civic bodies in north Bengal's hills: Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Kurseong.

At Pujali, TMC won 12 out of the 16 wards with BJP coming second with only 2 wards. At Domkal, TMC won 20 out of the 21 wards. The opposition of Congress - Left alliance had initially won 3 wards but immediately after the results, two of them - Rafikul Islam of ward 20 and Ashadul Islam of ward 9 joined Trinamool Congress, cutting down their tally to just 1. This was the first ever election for the Domkal Municipality.

Raigani Municipality, that was in control of Congress prior to the election was also swept by the TMC that won 24 out of the 27 wards. At Mirik TMC won 6 out of 9 wards, beating the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha - BJP alliance for the first time for any political party in the plains since 1986.

The three other towns in the hills - Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Kurseong however remained in control with GJM even as TMC. GJM won 31 out of the 32 seats in Darjeeling and 17 out of 20 wards in Kurseong. At Kalimpong, whose results, came out last among the seven municipalities was also won by the GJM- BJP alliance.

The alliance led in 11 out of 23 wards while Harka Bahadur Chhetri led Jan Andolan Party (JAP) won 2 seats and TMC won 2 seats.