West Bengal: Fledgling Gorkha party wins GTA polls in Darjeeling, Trinamool CongressMamata Banerjee's TMC bags five seats

GTA poll results 2022: This is for the first time that the Trinamool Congress has won seats in the GTA, a semi-autonomous council that governs the Darjeeling hills.

West Bengal: Fledgling Gorkha party wins GTA polls in Darjeeling, Trinamool CongressMamata Banerjee's TMC bags five seats
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New Delhi: The nine-month-old Bharatiya Gorkha Prajatantrik Morcha (BGPM) Wednesday (June 29, 2022) emerged as the largest single party in elections to the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration in the Darjeeling hills, winning 27 out of 45 seats. The BGPM, led by former GTA chairman Anit Thapa, is a breakaway faction of the Bimal Gurung-led Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) which had boycotted the GTA polls held after a decade in the hills. Another newly floated outfit, Hamro Party, and the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress bagged eight and five seats respectively, while five independent candidates emerged victorious in the GTA polls.

This is for the first time that the TMC won seats in the GTA, a semi-autonomous council that governs the Darjeeling hills.

Polls to the GTA were held on Sunday, after a decade marked by a series of changes in the region's political dynamics. The GJM swept the first GTA polls in 2012, winning all the seats. Elections could not be held in 2017 due to a violent statehood agitation, with a state-appointed administrative body taking over the reins of the council.

The GJM, BJP and the GNLF boycotted the polls held on Sunday.

West Bengal civic bypoll results 2022

Votes in by-elections held in six wards of six municipalities of West Bengal were also counted during the day, in which, the TMC won four, whereas the Congress and the CPI(M) bagged one each.

The Congress retained ward number 2 of Jhalda Municipality in Purulia district, winning it by a margin of 778 votes, whereas the Trinamool Congress won ward number 8 of Panihati Municipality in North 24 Parganas district.

By-polls were conducted in ward number 2 of Jhalda Municipality where sitting Congress councillor Tapan Kandu was shot dead in March, and ward number 8 of Panihati Municipality in North 24 Parganas district, where TMC councillor Anupam Dutta was gunned down also in that month.

Mithun Kandu, the nephew of Tapan, was a Congress candidate in Jhalda, whereas Anupam's wife, Meenakshi, was the TMC candidate from Panihati.

The CPI(M) wrested ward number 16 of Chandannagar Municipality after over three decades as its candidate Ashok Gangopadhyay won by a margin of 130 votes.

 

29 June 2022
19:08 PM

Siliguri Sub Division Election: The results for 462 seats of 22 gram panchayats under Siliguri sub-division council were declared on Wednesday. The Trinamool has won 320 seats. The BJP won 86 gram panchayat seats. The Congress won 21 gram panchayat seats. The CPM won 15 gram panchayat seats.  Independent candidates have won 20 gram panchayat seats.

18:40 PM

For the last five years, there was a Left Front board in the Siliguri subdivisional council. This time it's just the TMC.

Siliguri Results: Left scores ZERO IN Gram Panchayat

Results of the Gram or Panchayat Samiti

Kharibari (12 Seats)

Trinamool holds 9, 
BJP 3
Left 0

Matigara (15 Seats)

Trinamool holds 12 
BJP 3
Left 0

Naxalbari (18 Seats)

Trinamool 17
BJP 1
Left 0

Phansidewa (21 Seats)
 
Trinamool 10
 BJP 2
Counting on...

17:40 PM

West Bengal CM says, 'I thank the people of the hills for peaceful voting. There was a lot of unrest in the Hills. Now peace has returned to the Hills. There was such a peaceful vote. We had an alliance with Anit (Thapa). The opposition won only eight seats. Our alliance won the rest.

17:40 PM

The Trinamool Congress won 19 of the 22 gram panchayats. There are three panchayats undecided. That is, the BJP, The Congress and the Left stays empty handed.

13:53 PM

Siliguri poll results 2022: The fight is on for 462 seats in the Siliguri subdivisional council panchayat elections. Of these, The Trinamool is ahead in 311. The BJP got 74. Then there's Congress. The Congress has 16 seats. The Left Front and Independent candidates won 12 and 11 seats respectively

13:27 PM

Siliguri Mahakuma Parishad election results 2022 live: TMC ahead in 283 seats

The fight is currently on for 462 seats in the Siliguri subdivisional council panchayat elections. The Trinamool Congress is currently ahead in 283 seats, while the BJP is leading in 65. Congress is ahead in 11 and the Independent candidates are leading in 11 seats.

13:11 PM

GTA poll results 2022 live updates: Final figures are out, Anit Thapa's BGPM bags 26 seats 

The final results of the elections to the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) in Bengal’s Darjeeling are out and the Anit Thapa-led Bharatiya Gorkha Prajatantrik Morcha (BGPM) has won 26 seats of the 45 seats. TMC, on the other hand, has grabbed five seats while the Independents and the newly-formed Hamro party have won seven seats each.

12:40 PM

Siliguri Mahakuma Parishad election results 2022: TMC wins 27 seats

Results of 30 out of 462 gram panchayat seats of the Siliguri Mahakuma Parishad election 2022 are declared. Of these, TMC has won 27 seats, while BJP has bagged two and the CPI (M) has won one. 

12:27 PM

West Bengal civic bypolls results 2022 

In the by-elections that were held in six wards of six municipalities of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee's TMC has won four, whereas the Congress and the CPI(M) have won one each.

The Congress retained ward number 2 of Jhalda Municipality in Purulia, winning it by a margin of 778 votes, whereas the Trinamool Congress won ward number 8 of Panihati Municipality in North 24 Parganas district.

West Bengal municipal byelections 2022

By-polls were conducted in ward number 2 of Jhalda Municipality in Purulia, where sitting Congress councillor Tapan Kandu was shot dead in March, and ward number 8 of Panihati

Municipality in North 24 Parganas district, where TMC councillor Anupam Dutta was gunned down.CPI(M) 's Ashok Gangopadhyay won by a margin of 130 votes from ward number 16 of Chandannagar Municipality.

12:26 PM

Siliguri Mahakuma Parishad elections 2022

The counting of votes for Siliguri Mahakuma Parishad in north Bengal also began this morning. In Siliguri, counting started in nine seats of the Siliguri Mahakuma Parishad (sub-divisional council), 22 panchayats, and four panchayat samitis at 8 am.

The TMC is leading in Siliguri Mahakuma Parishad as per early trends, the official said.

12:24 PM

GTA polls 2022: A look at the elections

Polls to the GTA, the semi-autonomous council that governs the Darjeeling hills, were conducted on Sunday (June 26), after a decade marked by a series of changes in the region's political dynamics. The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) swept the first and only GTA polls in 2012, winning all the seats.

Elections could not be held in 2017 due to a violent statehood agitation, with a state-appointed administrative body taking over the reins of the council.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), GJM and Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF) have boycotted the GTA polls this time.

12:21 PM

Counting of votes underway for GTA polls in Darjeeling; Mamata Banerjee's TMC bags maiden seat

The counting of votes polled during the elections to the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) in Darjeeling hills is currently underway. Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress (TMC) has won one seat and is leading in another.  

Hamro Party and Bharatiya Gorkha Prajatantrik Morcha (BGPM) have so far won one seat each.

This is for the first time that the TMC has managed to win a seat in the GTA, alongside the newly floated Hamro Party and the Bharatiya Gorkha Prajatantrik Morcha.

Two independents have also emerged victorious in the GTA polls 2022.

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