Ashok Bhattacharya elected as the new Mayor of Siliguri

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Siliguri: CPM leader Ashok Bhattacharya has been elected as the new Mayor of Siliguri Municipal Corporation on Monday. Dilip Singh bagged the post of chairman. Trinamool suffered a major setback as it bagged only 16 votes against Bhattacharya’s 24.

The Left was leading the race son far, after the results were declared it appeared that Left Front secured 23 wards, just short one 1 to reach the magic figure of 24, but they managed to get the support of an independent candidate leading to the win.

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