The ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) in West Bengal is heading for a landslide victory in the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) elections. 

The TMC, thus far, has managed to win 54 seats and is leading in another 78 seats of the 144-ward KMC. 

Counting is underway for the KMC elections, polling for which was conducted on Sunday. 

The TMC in West Bengal seems all set to hold the Kolkata Municipal Corporation for the third consecutive term. 

Meanwhile, the BJP has, thus far, managed to maintain lead in only five seats, despite tall claims. 

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On the other hand, the Congress has managed to maintain lead in only two seats and the Left in just one. 

In the 2015 KMC elections, the TMC had won 114 seats, Left 16, BJP 7 and Congress 5. 

Meanwhile, West Bengal chief minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee has expressed happiness over her party’s exemplary performance in the KMC elections. 

“Heartiest congratulations to all candidates for your victory in the KMC elections. Remember to serve people with utmost diligence and gratitude! I wholeheartedly thank every single resident of KMC for putting their faith on us, once again,” Mamata Banerjee tweeted. 

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TMC national general secretary Abhishek Banerjee said: “People of Kolkata have once again proven that politics of HATE & VIOLENCE have NO PLACE in BENGAL! I thank everyone for blessing us with such a huge mandate. We are truly humbled and shall always remain committed in our goals towards YOUR BETTERMENT! Thank you, Kolkata.” 

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