Left Front yet to hold sway over Kolkata
Kolkata, May 11 (UNI) Even as the Left Front had a roller-coaster ride, swamping the West Bengal Assembly election with a four-fifth majority, the urban middle class in the capital is yet to shower their complete faith as the districts had done with the Front managing to keep 10 seats to its kitty out of the 21.
While the CPI(M) bagged seven seats, its other partners, RSP and Forward Bloc, romping home in one seat each. The Front-backed RJD also notched a seat in its favour. However, the CPI failed to open its account in the capital.
The districts have completely rejected the Trinamool Congress, but not Kolkata as the party chalked up victories in seven seats, while another Opposition Congress returned victorious in three seats.
Cossipore, Jorasanko, Chowringhee, Rashbehari Avenue, Tollygunje, Ballygunje and Burtola Assembly seats went to the Trinamool Congress, while Sealdaha, Kabitirtha and Bowbazar went to the Congress.
Jorabagan, Entally, Taltala, Beliaghata, Vidyasagar, Manicktala and Belgachia West were bagged by the CPI(M), Dhakuria went to the RSP and Shyampukur to the Forward Bloc.
Non-Bengali-dominated Burrabazar went to the Left Front-supported RJD.
The Trinamool Congress candidates Tarak Banerjee won from Cossipore, Dinesh Bajaj from Jorasanko, Tapas Paul from Alipore, Sadhan Pandey from Burtola, Javed Khan from Ballygunge, Sovandeb Chattopadhaya from Rashbehari Avenue and Subrata Bakshi from Chowringhee Assembly constituencies.
Forward Bloc candidate Jiban Saha won from Shyampukur, while Kshiti Goswami wrested the Dhakuria seat from the Trinamool Congress.
CPI(M) candidates Parimal Biswas won from Jorabagan, while Speaker Hasim Abdul Halim from Entally, Debesh Das from Taltala, Manabendra Mookherjee from Beliaghata, Anadi Sahoo from Vidyasagar and Rupa Bagchi from Manicktala and Rajdeo Goala from Belgachia West.
Left Front-supported RJD candidate Md Sohrab won from Burrabazar Assembly constituency.
Congress candidates Sudip Bandopadhaya wrested Bowbazar seat, while Ram Pyare Ram from Kabitirtha and veteran leader Somendranath Mitra from Sealdaha.
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