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Bengal civic polls: BJP suffers setback in Suvendu Adhikari's bastion Contai, wiped out in Darjeeling Bengal Civic Polls
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Bengal civic polls: BJP suffers setback in Suvendu Adhikari's bastion Contai, wiped out in Darjeeling

IBNS | @indiablooms | 02 Mar 2022, 01:04 pm

Kolkata/IBNS: Within a year after emerging as the only legitimate opposition party in West Bengal, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday turned out as the biggest casualty in the violence-marred Sunday civic polls, losing its stronghold Darjeeling, failing to wrest power in its key leader Suvendu Adhikari's bastion Contai and state president Sukanta Majumdar's Balurghat. 

In Darjeeling, the newly formed Hamro Party has gained control of the civic body winning/leading in 18 seats while the BJP drew a blank.

West Bengal Leader of Opposition Suvendu Adhikari and his family, who used to control the Contai or Kathi municipality for three decades, have failed to earn BJP a victory as Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's TMC swept the polls.

In Balurghat, the bastion of BJP state president Sukanta Majumdar, also went to TMC's kitty. 

"We do not like opposition-free civic bodies. Opposition is important to do work but can't help if people wipe them out," said Akhil Giri, who is from East Midnapore where Contai is located.

Out of 108 civic bodies where polls were held, TMC is leading/winning in 103 seats, Left in one, Others in one and three remained hung.