In West Bengal, the results of Zilla Parishad and Panchayat Samiti elections indicate gains for Trinamul Congress. The main opposition party has captured two Zilla Parishads-in South 24 Parganas and East Midnapore which used to be CPI(M) strongholds. Trinamul Congress and the Congress have also swept the Panchayat Samiti elections in Nadia and North 24 Parganas.
The Congress, has retained the Malda Zilla Parishad and defeated CPI(M ) in North Dinajpur. It lost Murshadabad to the Left Front. The Marxists' strongholds have remained intact in north Bengal districts like Jalpaiguri and Cooch Behar as well as Bankura and Purulia.
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