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Didi aims for big win in assembly polls !

Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee has asserted her supremacy with her party Trinamool Congress (TMC) making a sweeping victory in the civic elections held in the state on April 18 and 25.

Ms Banerjee has thanked the people for the stupendous verdict but the opposition is crying rigging and violence. For the Left, there is only one major feather in the cap: Siliguri where a former CPM minister led the fight from the front. For the BJP, failure to improve upon its Lok Sabha poll performance, though its numbers in Kolkata have doubled.

Trinamool Congress managed to retain the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) under its control and also managed to increased it's seats in the 144-ward corporation. As green gulal swept across West Bengal, the Trinamool scored 71 out of 92, the Left six and the Congress five. Eleven civic bodies are hung and the Trinamool hopes to bag most of them as well. But the biggest prize of all - the Kolkata Municipal Corporation went to the Trinamool with a thumping 114 seats out of 144.

"We are grateful to the people and, on behalf of the Trinamool, I thank the ma, mati, manush of Bengal. My 'pronam' (regards) to them all for voting for us despite slander by the opposition and a section of the media," Ms Banerjee said.

Trinamool's only setback has been reported from Siliguri where the party has failed to take control over the Siliguri Municipal Corporation (SMC). Of the total 47 seats in the SMC, Trinamool Congress is well ahead in 17 seats while the Left parties are winning in 23 seats. BJP is winning 2 and Congress 4 seats in the civic body. It is clear that Trinamool would not be able to form the board in Siliguri.

The opposition parties are still insisting that the entire civic elections were rigged by Trinamool Congress. It is clear that results of civic elections will give Mamata Banerjee a boost before next year's assembly elections in West Bengal.

Tactful move: Mamata despite her reservations against the BJP government in New Delhi will be receiving the Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he lands at the Kolkata airport on Saturday. And she will be participating in the functions that the Prime Minister will preside over in which he will be launching a slew of development schemes.

The Chief minister on Monday dropped strong hints of an early assembly election.

The CM has chalked out her district tours to monitor ongoing projects that will culminate in the "final stock taking meeting" at Town Hall by June-end or early July. The crucial pointer is that Mamata said this meeting would be the last before the assembly polls. Trinamool seems keen to capitalise on the momentum of the municipal elections, in which it swept 71 of the 92 civic bodies, and blunted the BJP's edge.

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