The ruling Trinamool Congress clean sweeps West Bengal panchayat polls. The party wins most of the Gram Panchayat and Panchayat Samiti seats. The voting for 31,802 Gram Panchayat seats, 6,123 Panchayat Samiti seats and 621 Zilla Parishad seats were held yesterday.

After its wins in Raniganj Panchayat Samiti in Paschim Burdwan District, the ruling Trinamool Congress has been declared a winner from Purdha Bardhaman Zilla Parishad.

The TMC has won the Raniganj Panchayat Samiti poll in Paschim Burdwan district. Overall, the party has been declared winner from 25 panchayat samitis, whereas, it is leading from 109 others.

The Trinamool Congress is leading from 110 panchayat samiti seats, apart from being declared the winner from 24 panchayat samitis. Although the Opposition has won few panchayat samiti seats, it has failed to win enough seats to wrest control over any of the civic bodies, as per the trends.

The Trinamool has been declared winner from 14 panchayat samitis, while it is leading in another set of 24 seats, the State Election Commission said.Other parties are to open their account with majority victory in an of the panchayat samitis contested.

Senior TMC leader Hakimul Islam's son Arabul Islam has been declared winner from North Ghazipur Panchayat Samiti in Bhangar district.

The ruling Trinamool Congress is leading in over 1,500 of the 6,157 panchayat samiti seats, which were contested on Monday.

The Trinamool Congress is leading with a hefty margin from across the 20 districts of West Bengal. The BJP is emerging as a distant second, followed by the Left Front and Congress. Here are the leads so far by 10:40 am:

District Name

Total Seats

Leads/Wins by TMC

Wins/Leads by BJP

Wins/Leads by Left

Wins/Leads by Congress

Wins/Leads by Others

Purba Bardhaman

1138

84

11

3

0

5

Paschim Bardhaman

301

31

6

5

0

1

Hughli

1831

45

4

3

1

3

North Dinajpur

1562

69

2

1

1

0

South Dinajpur

921

73

8

0

0

0

Malda

2230

61

7

1

0

0

Murshidabad

1494

60

3

3

5

0

Alipurduar

954

71

5

2

1

3

Birbhum

280

21

4

0

3

0

Coach Behar

1295

61

4

1

0

3

Jalpaiguri

1231

57

3

1

4

0

North 24 Parganas

2575

81

5

2

3

0

South 24 Parganas

3094

90

6

1

1

0

Nadia

261

70

2

1

3

0

Howrah

1811

40

9

2

3

0

West Midnapore

2244

70

3

3

3

0

East Midnapore

2559

79

7

2

3

5

Purulia

1920

44

11

2

3

3

Bankura

912

37

12

1

0

4

Jhargam

780

27

8

4

2

2

The counting of votes have begun for the West Bengal panchayat samiti seats. The early trends are yet to emerge.

Meanwhile, stay tuned with ABP Ananda for all updates on gram panchayat, zilla parishad and panchayat samiti poll results:

Kolkata, May 17: In rural polls held in West Bengal on Monday, a total of 6,157 seats in 341 panchayat samiti seats were contested. The State Election Commission (SEC) is scheduled to declare the results today. The counting of votes is currently underway. Stay tuned here for live news and updates on winners emerging from the panchayat samitis.

Apart from the 341 panchayat samities, the rural elections also witnessed a contest for 622 zilla parishads and 3,385 gram panchayats. The polls witnessed the participation of 73 per cent electorate. Massive violence was also reported on the day of voting, leading to the death of at least 14 people.

As per the notification issued by the SEC in April, the panchayat samiti polls were to be contested on 9,216 seats. However, the ruling Trinamool Congress won a total of 3,059 panchayat samiti seats without a contest.

Panchayat Samiti Election Results 2013

In 2013, the a total of 9,240 seats were contested in 329 panchayat samitis. The TMC had emerged victorious on 5,306, followed by the Left Front on 2,839. The Congress had managed to win 918 seats.

The seat-wise wins led to the TMC controlling 214 of the 329 panchayat samitis contested, whereas, the Left Front and Congress could form its rule in 66 and 20, respectively.

While the TMC is expected to predominantly emerge winner in this elections as well, the results remain intriguing to see what the Left Front and Congress could retain, apart from the inroads made by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in rural Bengal.