The Trinamool Congress (TMC) swept the municipal polls in West Bengal capturing all the seven civic bodies while the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) finished second in most places relegating the Left to the third position.
The BJP won six seats in three municipalities which included four in Dhupguri in north Bengal and one each in Buniyadpur (north Bengal) and Panskura in south Bengal, according to the results of the August 13 civic elections.
The TMC bagged also seats in Panskura and Haldia in East Midnapore district, Nalhati in Birbhum, Buniyadpur in South Dinajpur and Dhupguri in Jalpaiguri districts.
The party also registered a massive victory in Durgapur Municipal Corporation in Burdwan West district capturing all the 43 wards, besides Cooper’s Camp where it won all the 12 seats.
In Haldia municipality also, the TMC got elected in all the 29 seats, according to the results declared on Thursday.
The election results were indicative of a paradigm shift in the state politics with the BJP emerging as the main challenger to the TMC, according to poll watchers.
The Left put up a poor show with the Forward Bloc, a front partner, winning a seat in Nalhati municipality.
The Congress failed to win even a single seat in the polls.