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TMC supporters celebrate sweeping victory, BJP secures second spot

The ruling Trinamool Congress is all set for a clean sweep in the three-tier West Bengal panchayat polls, the counting for which began on Thursday morning amid tight security.

The ruling Trinamool Congress is all set for a clean sweep in the three-tier West Bengal panchayat polls, the counting for which began on May 17 amid tight security. (Express Photo by Partha Paul)

West Bengal Panchayat poll: At final count, Trinamool Congress dominates

The Trinamool Congress is leading in most of the Gram Panchayat and Panchayat Samiti seats. (Express Photo by Partha Paul)

The BJP has secured the second spot while the CPI(M) was at the third spot. (Express Photo by Partha Paul)

The TMC is also at the forefront in most of the Panchayat Samiti seats. (Express Photo by Partha Paul)

Surprisingly, independent candidates won many seats as well. (IE Bangla photo)

Re-polling at 572 booths across 19 districts in the state took place on Wednesday after opposition parties approached the State Election Commission in which 14 people were killed across the district. (Express Photo by Partha Paul)

The re-polling on Wednesday saw a 68 per cent turnout. (Express Photo by Partha Paul)

Jubilant TMC supporters outside a Panchayat polling counting station at Joka, South 24 Paraganas on May 17. (Express Photo by Partha Paul)

The BJP emerged as the main challenger to the TMC in gram panchayat in almost every districts except Murshidabad and Malda, the two Congress strongholds.(Source: PTI)

In all, 203 of the 825 zilla parishad seats were uncontested, SEC sources said. (Source: PTI)

The panchayat polls have been marred by violence since the nomination phase with several people being killed on May 14 election day. (Express Photo by Partha Paul)