India | 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 | 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...
Election 2014 | 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.
Election 2014 | 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 o...
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, sta...
Election 2014 | Reported by Monideepa Banerjie, Edited by Amit Chaturvedi | Monday May 12, 2014
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.
Election 2014 | 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.
Election 2014 | 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.
Election 2014 | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi (With inputs from agencies) | Sunday May 11, 2014
On the eve of the final phase on election, several clashes have been reported from some of the 17 seats in West Bengal where voting will take place on Monday.
Election 2014 | Press Trust of India | Friday May 9, 2014
The Election Commission on Thursday sought to downplay allegations made by the Left parties and Congress over the 'inaction' by its special observer in West Bengal saying there was "nothing objectionable" in his movement, including when he left the s...
Election 2014 | Edited by Zoya Anna Thomas (with PTI inputs) | Wednesday May 7, 2014
Voting begins in 64 seats across seven states in the penultimate round of the Lok Sabha elections today.
Election 2014 | Press Trust of India | Wednesday May 7, 2014
As Jangalmahal, once the hotbed of the Maoists, goes to the poll tomorrow in the fourth phase of Lok Sabha election, the Election Commission (EC) has stepped up security arrangement by deploying adequate central forces in all the polling stations in ...
Election 2014 | Edited by Sanchari Bhattacharya (with inputs from PTI) | Monday May 5, 2014
He also accused the EC of failing to stop rigging during the ongoing Lok Sabha elections.
Cheat Sheet | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi | Thursday April 24, 2014
People in West Bengal and Tamil Nadu came out in huge numbers to vote in the sixth phase of Lok Sabha election today. The voter turnout in both states was very high - 82 per cent in West Bengal and 73 per cent in Tamil Nadu.
Election 2014 | Press Trust of India | Wednesday April 23, 2014
BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi today said he was sure Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee would not join NDA but said "more than anger against her", he was disappointed that she 'failed' to bring West Bengal out of the "mess" crea...
Election 2014 | NDTV.com | Wednesday April 16, 2014
Ace footballer Bhaichung Bhutia makes his debut in electoral politics by entering the contest from Darjeeling on the Trinamool Congress ticket. He faces an uphill task, as the BJP's SS Ahluwalia is being backed by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, which is...
Election 2014 | Indo-Asian News Service | Tuesday April 15, 2014
Some Election Commission (EC) officials were heckled in West Bengal's Malda district on Monday, allegedly by Trianmool Congress (TMC) activists, while they were removing some flags and banners put up on a government property, a commission official sa...
Election 2014 | Indo-Asian News Service | Monday April 14, 2014
In the wake of a series of hate speeches by political leaders in various states, the Election Commission (EC) has instructed parties to submit unedited video recordings of their public meetings to the poll panel.
Election 2014 | Monideepa Banerjie | Friday April 11, 2014
A mysterious poster, put up at Konnagar, on Kolkata's outskirts in this poll season, is certain to invite the Election Commission's stern gaze. It lampoons deputy election commissioner Vinod Zutshi, who had earlier been targeted by West Bengal Chief ...
Election 2014 | Jigme Palden Pazo | Friday April 11, 2014
The Election Commission has directed West Bengal Director General of Police, or the DGP, to arrest all those involved in yesterday's attack on officials engaged in poll duty at Malda. Apart from those named in the FIR, the EC has also ordered the a...
Election 2014 | Devesh Kumar | Thursday April 10, 2014
Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress has kicked up another row in the middle of campaigning for the Lok Sabha polls, with party activists allegedly slapping Election Commission officials who were monitoring a bikers' rally at Manikchak in Malda distr...
Election 2014 | Edited by Surabhi Malik | Wednesday April 9, 2014
Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government today buckled and finally transferred seven officials in the state as directed by the Election Commission and replaced them with those chosen by the panel.