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Let's be civil in victory: TMC 'sympathiser' Parambrata amid post KMC poll result violence Kolkata Civic Polls
Image Credit: Facebook/Parambrata Chattopadhyay

Let's be civil in victory: TMC 'sympathiser' Parambrata amid post KMC poll result violence

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 22 Dec 2021, 12:53 pm

Kolkata/IBNS: Indian actor Parambrata Chattopadhyay has urged the Trinamool Congress (TMC), which has decimated the Opposition in the Kolkata civic polls, to restrain with several reports of vandalisation of rival party offices allegedly by the ruling dispensation members.

In a tweet, Chattopadhyay, who called himself a "sympathiser of the current dispensation", has said such violence only "blemishes the mandate".

He tweeted, "Vandalising opposition party offices, after a resounding electoral victory, needs to stop, now! Even if it’s just one instance! And I’m saying this as a sympathiser of the current dispensation in Bengal. I urge leaders to stop cadres from such acts. It only blemishes the mandate."

In a follow up tweet, the actor said similar incidents in the previous regime cannot be the justification for such acts.

"Who started it, how many atrocities the previous regime committed, these can’t be excuses. It was horribly wrong then, it’s equally wrong now. Please, let’s be civil in victory, dignified in triumph!"

The TMC, headed by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, registered a landslide victory in the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) elections by winning 134 of 144 wards amid the rigging allegations levelled by the Opposition.

The Left, which has won only two seats, has been able to claw back some of the votes apparently went to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to seal the distant but second spot in terms of vote percentage.

The BJP, which has seen a decline in vote shares, has been able to win three seats leaving two others for the Congress.