Administrator to take charge of Kalimpong Municipality on 22rd December

Kalimpong, 20th Dec
The five year term of Kalimpong Municipality will finish on 22nd December. At present GJM has all 22 ward councilor out of 23 as one the former chairman of Kalimpong Municipality died on the Chair. On 2011 Morcha won uncontested but now the scenario is quite different in Kalimpong. 
Despite thier defeat in Kalimpong Constituency JAP had a reason to smile. JAP party lead Morcha in 17 wards out of 23 under Kalimpong Municipality.
The 23 ward had 45 polling booth all together where out of 35 JAP have lead Morcha and Morcha lead in 10 booth only.
The main market area ward from 1-14 along with 20, 21 and 22 mandate have gone to JAP where as 15-19 and 23 mandate went to Morcha . Out of 23,571 votes polled JAP secured 12065 and Morcha 9295 in addition Nota and three other candidate got 2211 that put the total anti morcha vote to 14276. JAP got 51% and Morcha 39% whereas the rest got 10% vote .
JAP party who has recently won the college Union is now eyeing on the coming Kalimpong Municipaity and Panchayat election.
The opposition party will raise capitalize on the recent controversies of water problem , controversy in appointed of Staffs and teacher by Kalimpong Municipality etc.

GJM have a strong opposition this time , time and again GJM Supremo Bimal Gurung have told that his party will sweep all the wards but the recent verdict of Calcutta High Court has set the condition that once the trial starts, probably from February, the 23 accused cannot leave the jurisdiction of Calcutta Police without the court's permission.
The administration will take up the responsibility of Kalimpong Municipality form 22nd Dec evening informed Zion Lepcha Vice Chairman of Kalimpong Municipality.

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