India News | Written by Monideepa Banerjie | Friday October 9, 2015
The newly appointed State Election Commissioner of West Bengal today ordered re-polls in 9 out of the 438 booths in Kolkata's Salt Lake and at 2 in Asansol. The opposition called it a farce, gheraoed the commissioner as he was leaving his office. A united opposition of the Left, Congress and the BJP has also decided to boycott the re-polls. Counti...
India News | Written by Monideepa Banerjie | Wednesday October 7, 2015
Senior bureaucrat Alapan Bandyopadhyay left West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's entourage at Thimpu and flew into Kolkata this afternoon to take over as the state's new election commissioner.
India News | Written by Monideepa Banerjie | Tuesday October 6, 2015
The West Bengal Election Commissioner has submitted his resignation to the Governor, plunging the civic re-polls and counting process into uncertainty. His quit three days after civic polls, especially at Salt Lake in Kolkata, were marred by violence and rigging, allegedly by Trinamool outsiders.
India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday October 6, 2015
Congress today said it will not take part in any re-poll which will be ordered by the West Bengal State Election Commission following allegations of violence and irregularities in three civic bodies on Saturday.
India News | Written by Monideepa Banerjie, Edited by Veer Arjun Singh | Tuesday October 6, 2015
The state election commission of West Bengal today ordered re-polling at some booths of Asansol, Bally and Kolkata's Salt Lake in the state's civic polls which have been marred by reports of rigging. The voting will be held on October 8 and counting will take place the next day.
India News | Written by Monideepa Banerjie | Monday October 5, 2015
The ruling Trinamool Congress in West Bengal has accused the state Election Commission, the BJP and Governor KN Tripathi of conspiracy in putting off counting for civic polls that was scheduled for October 7. Polls were held on Saturday in Salt Lake, Asansol and Bally.
India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday September 23, 2015
West Bengal BJP President Rahul Sinha today said the recent purported remark by its leader Joy Banerjee on Election Commission (EC) was a "slip of tongue" and the party has "full respect for democracy and democratic institutions".
India News | Reported by A Vaidyanathan | Tuesday September 22, 2015
BJP chief Amit Shah has been asked by the Election Commission to explain by this Friday, what a leader of his party meant when he boasted at a meeting of workers in West Bengal that the "Election Commission is in our hands."
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday September 20, 2015
Actor-turned BJP leader Jay Banerjee today sparked controversy by saying that the Election Commission of India was under his party's control and the next assembly election would be conducted under Army surveillance.
India News | Press Trust of India | Friday May 22, 2015
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who steered her Trinamool Congress to power in West Bengal four years ago winning a massive mandate, today hoped the next government would also be formed by her party.
India News | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi (With inputs from agencies) | Tuesday April 28, 2015
Mamata Banerjee's ruling Trinamool Congress is on its way to sweep civic polls in West Bengal, seen as a semi-final before assembly elections less than a year away. The party is now leading in 114 of the 144-member Kolkata Municipal Corporation Board and in 71 of the 91 municipalities in the rest of West Bengal.
Kolkata News | Written by Monideepa Banerjie and Alok Pandey | Saturday April 18, 2015
Elections to the Kolkata Municipal Corporation - billed by many as the semi-final ahead of the assembly elections in West Bengal next year - ended today amid reports of sporadic violence, which the Opposition claimed were carried out by Trinamool Congress.
Delhi News | Press Trust of India | Sunday February 15, 2015
Buoyed by its spectacular victory in Delhi Assembly polls, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is now planning to make itself a significant political force in at least four major states in the next five years, without entering into any "arrangements of convenience" with any regional party.
India News | Written by Monideepa Banerjie | Tuesday September 16, 2014
In West Bengal, after a 15-year drought, the BJP now has an MLA in the state Assembly. The party's Samik Bhattacharya has won Dakshin Bashirhat. In 1999, the BJP had won the Ashoknagar assembly seat in alliance with the Trinamool.
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday September 8, 2014
The Trinamool Congress yesterday lodged a complaint with the Election Commission accusing BJP President Amit Shah of flouting the election Model Code of Conduct by staying at a government guest house during his campaign for the Assembly bye-elections in West Bengal.
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday May 31, 2014
The BJP today alleged that the law and order situation in West Bengal was worse than it was under the Left rule as its team reached the state to assess the situation following the alleged attack on party workers by the ruling Trinamool Congress activists in North 24-Parganas.
Elections News | Press Trust of India | Monday May 19, 2014
A backbencher in West Bengal politics, the BJP has signalled its arrival in a big way by its stellar performance in the just-concluded Lok Sabha elections, seeking to change the political equations in the state.
Elections News | Press Trust of India | Saturday May 17, 2014
Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling is set for a fifth consecutive term beating the record set by Jyoti Basu in West Bengal.
Cheat Sheet | Edited by Swati Gupta | Friday May 16, 2014
The BJP has crossed the 272 mark in the Lok Sabha on its own. Its stupendous performance has been propelled by the clean sweep, or the near clean sweep, effected by it in a few states. But Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Jammu and Kashmir, states ruled by other parties, have also registered dramatic results.
Cheat Sheet | Edited by Devesh Kumar | Friday May 16, 2014
The BJP is expected to cross the half-way mark in the Lok Sabha on its own. Its stupendous performance has been propelled by the clean sweep, or the near clean sweep, effected by it in a few states. But Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Jammu and Kashmir, states ruled by other parties, have also registered dramatic results.
Elections News | Reported by Monideepa Banerjie; Edited by Amit Chaturvedi | Tuesday September 22, 2015
Parties like the CPM and the BJP have accused ruling Trinamool Congress workers of intimidating voters as 17 of West Bengal's 42 constituencies vote today, in a phase crucial for Mamata Banerjee.
Elections News | Reported by Monideepa Banerjee, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Monday May 12, 2014
At least 13 people were injured in clashes in West Bengal, where 17 constituencies are voting in the last round of the mammoth general election.
Cheat Sheet | Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Monday May 12, 2014
India's mammoth general election comes to a close today with voting in 41 constituencies across three states, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Bihar.
Elections News | Press Trust of India | Sunday May 11, 2014
Reacting to the violence in West Bengal on the eve of the final phase of polling, the Communist Party of India on Sunday sought flag marches by central forces and enhanced security in the state.