Kolkata: Decks are cleared for Trinamool
Congress` Shovan Chattopadhyay to take charge as the Mayor of
Kolkata with the Left Front not fielding any candidate for the
election to the post on Wednesday.
Another TMC candidate Sachchidananda Banerjee is set to
take oath as chairman of the newly-constituted Kolkata
Municipal Corporation in the absence of any candidate from the
The Left Front is yet to select the Opposition leader in
the city civic body.
The Mayor will select members of his Council (Mayor
The 141 newly-elected Councillors of the KMC had taken
oath yesterday. The new board has 95 members from the
Trinamool Congress, 10 from the Congress, three from the BJP
and 33 from the Left Front.
The Trinamool Congress unseated the Left Front from power
in the KMC by sweeping the elections held on May 30, which was
billed as the "semi-final" before the Assembly polls in 2011.