TMC Maintains Rural Support Base, BJP Loses Ground in West Bengal, see details inside

The Trinamool Congress (TMC) has swept the West Bengal panchayat elections, winning over 30,000 gram panchayat seats. The BJP is the distant second, with just over 8,000 seats.

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The results are a major victory for the TMC, which has been in power in West Bengal since 2011. The party’s win is seen as a sign of its popularity among rural voters.

  • The TMC won 30,391 gram panchayat seats, while the BJP won 8,239 seats. The Left Front won 2,468 seats, and the Congress won 2,022 seats.
  • The TMC also won a majority in the panchayat samitis and zilla parishads.
  • The panchayat elections were held in three phases from May 31 to June 29, 2023.
  • The elections were marred by violence in some areas, but the overall turnout was high, at 82.7%.
  • The TMC’s victory is seen as a sign of its popularity among rural voters. The party has been able to maintain its support base in the countryside, despite the recent violence.
  • The BJP’s defeat is a setback for the party, which had hoped to make gains in the panchayat elections. The BJP will need to do more to appeal to rural voters if it wants to be successful in future elections.

The TMC’s victory is also a setback for the BJP, which had hoped to make gains in the panchayat elections. The BJP had been hoping to capitalize on the recent violence in West Bengal, but the TMC’s victory shows that the party remains popular among the state’s voters.

The panchayat elections are a major test of strength for political parties in India. The results of the elections can have a significant impact on the outcome of future state and national elections.

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