TMC's clean sweep in the zilla parishads in 11 of 12 south Bengal districts and two out of five north Bengal districts, demonstrated that the two-and-a-half-years of incumbency and anti-propaganda which are created by CPM, Congress & BJP with the help of their paid media mainly “ABP-Ananda” & “24-Ghanta” etc, by and large, failed to sway the rural people's trust on the government.
The victory in the panchayat elections for the Trinamool Congress was the completion of a full circle for the party after demolishing the Left Front in the state in 2011, senior minister Subrata Mukherjee said.
"The call for political change given by Trinamool supremo and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee two years ago in 2011, today came full circle with the victory in the panchayat elections," Mukherjee said.
TMC not only did well in south Bengal, but also breached the barrier in north Bengal where it won Cooch Behar and South Dinajpur.
The party won the zilla parishads in Howrah, Hooghly, North 24 Parganas, South 24 Parganas, Burdwan, Birbhum, Nadia, Coochbehar and South Dinajpur districts.
The ruling party registered a huge victory in the three Maoist strongholds in Bankura, Purulia and West Midnapore districts. TMC also won adjoining East Midnapore district.
The party registered victories in Coochbehar and South Dinajpur, while making inroads in the Congress domain in North Dinajpur, the home ground of Congress minister and Mamata's bete noire Deepa Dasmunsi.
The Left Front won Jalpaiguri and also leading in two hung districts North Dinajpur & Malda.
The Congress conceded ground even in Malda and North Dinajpur and managed to won only Murshidabad.