West Bengal civic polls: Trinamool leads in Kolkata

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Kolkata, June 2 (ANI): The Trinamool Congress has taken a lead in the Kolkata Municipal polls, leading in 71 out of 141 wards, while the Left is leading in 41 wards.

The Congress is leading in three.

Overall, the Trinamool Congress is leading in 12 municipalities, while the Left Front is ahead in 14, the Congress six and others one.

A total of 81 civic bodies have gone to elections across West Bengal with the Left Front controlling 54 civic bodies.

On Wednesday, Trinamool chief Mamata Banerjee said that she is 'confident' of her party's victory in the civic polls.

The elections are being held a year after the Lok Sabha polls that saw the Trinamool Congress-Congress combine along with the Socialist Unity Centre of India decimate the Left Front.

But the political equations have substantially changed this time round.

A striking feature of these elections was the failure of the Trinamool Congress and the Congress to clinch a seat-sharing deal.

Both parties contested the polls by themselves in almost all municipalities spread across the state.

The polls are being seen as the semi-finals ahead of next year's Assembly elections. (ANI)

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