The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:
The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) congratulates the people of West Bengal for again reposing faith in the Left Front. The Left Front has wrested Kolkata Municipal Corporation from the Trinamul Congress. The victory in Kolkata Municipal Corporation and Salt Lake municipality shows the support of the people to the policies and performance of the Left Front government.
Out of the 141 seats in Kolkata Municipal Corporation, the Left Front has won 75 seats. In the Salt Lake municipality, the Left Front got 18 out of the 23 seats.