Polling began at 7 am today for 35 seats in the eighth phase of the assembly elections in West Bengal amid the rampaging second wave of COVID-19.
With the eighth and last phase of the West Bengal assembly polls underway on Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called upon people to cast their votes to enrich the festival of democracy while following Covid-19 protocols.
The TMC has termed a recent Election Commission notification listing COVID protocols for counting agents in the ongoing Assembly polls as "ill-thought out", pointing out several contradictions in the order.
The wife of a Trinamool Congress candidate who died of Covid has filed a murder case against the Election Commission. Kajal Sinha, the party candidate from Khardah, died on April 25.
The Election Commission on Tuesday placed Trinamool Congress Birbhum president Anubrata Mondal under strict surveillance from 5 pm till Friday 7 am, an official said.
The Election Commission of India has banned all victory processions on the day of -- or even after -- counting of votes (May 2) polled to the five states in the past few weeks after amid a COVID-19 surge.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee cast her vote at a polling station in Bhowanipore in Kolkata on Monday during the seventh phase of the state assembly polls. She showed victory sign after casting her vote.
Polling began at 7 am today for 34 seats in the seventh phase of the assembly elections in West Bengal, amid tight security and a rampaging second wave of COVID-19.
With the seventh phase of the West Bengal assembly polls underway on Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged people to exercise their franchise and follow all COVID-19 related protocols.
37.72 per cent of the 81 lakh electors have voted in the first four hours of polling in West Bengal. Trinamool MPs Abhishek Banerjee and Nusrat Ruhi were among the early high-profile voters.
Bengal is voting for the 7th time today in the longest ever assembly election any state has seen, that too in the middle of the second wave of a pandemic that many are calling a tsunami. More than three lakh infections on a single day have been repor
Bengal votes today in the seventh, and penultimate, phase of its Assembly election, amid a steady spike in Covid cases over the past weeks. Mamata Banerjee's former seat - Bhabanipur - and three ministers are among the high-profile names in play.
A day after Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee alleged there were plans to detain her party workers ahead of voting in West Bengal at the instance of poll observers, the Election Commission said no instructions have been issued by any of its of
Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee shredded the Centre today over its handling of the coronavirus pandemic, especially in terms of oxygen shortage and vaccine prices. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, she said, only gives "bhashan" (speeches).
Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today claimed that people are no longer interested in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Maan ki baat' programme, they, instead, want to hear 'Covid ki baat' (COVID- related talks).