Left stages comeback in school council elections in WB

Left-backed teachers won the elections to the district primary school councils in West Bengal, bagging 185 of the 192 seats.

Last Updated: Dec 03, 2010, 18:33 PM IST

Kolkata: Left-backed teachers won the
elections to the district primary school councils in West
Bengal, bagging 185 of the 192 seats.

The convincing win by the Left-backed candidates is
seen as a boost for the Left parties in West Bengal which had
suffered a series of reverses since the 2008 panchayat
elections.

The win includes most of the teachers seats in South
Bengal-- including East Midnapore, West Midnapore, North 24
Parganas, South 24 Paraganas, Howrah and Nadia-- where the
Left parties had faced a rout in the 2009 Lok Sabha polls.

In North Bengal, the Left retained all the 45 seats.

In East Midnapur district, the Left-backed nominees
won seven of 12 seats while the remaining went to Trinamool
Congress.

The Left, in South 24 Paraganas district, won 13 of
the 15 seats with Trinamool Congress managing to win the rest.

In both East Midnapur and South 24 Paraganas
districts, the Trinamool had snatched the Zilla Parishads from
the Left in 2008.

PTI