A day after an audio tape - in which she is allegedly heard proposing a rally with the bodies of Cooch Behar firing victims surfaced, Mamata Banerjee today claimed that her phone is being tapped and said she will order a CID probe into it.
The Trinamool Congress has written to the Election Commission seeking action against BJP for allegedly recording and leaking an audio clip of party leader and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's conversation with Trinamool candidate Partha Pratim Ray.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today accused West Bengal Chief Minister of conspiring to use the bodies of the five victims of last week's Cooch Behar firing to consolidate her vote bank.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday claimed that the Trinamool Congress has been broken in the first four phases of elections, and asserted that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her nephew would be vanquished by the end of polling in the state
The Election Commission on Saturday put off assembly election to the Jangipur seat in West Bengal following the death of a Revolutionary Socialist Party candidate.
West Bengal saw 78.36 per cent turnout as voting took place for the fifth phase of elections on Saturday that saw workers of the Trinamool Congress and the BJP clash near a polling booth in the Bidhan Nagar constituency in West Bengal.
A booth agent of the BJP died after falling sick at a polling station in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district on Saturday morning, prompting the Election Commission to seek a report, an official said.
Polling for the fifth and biggest phase of West Bengal assembly elections began at 7 am today across 45 seats amid tight security and a surge in Covid cases.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today urged voters in the fifth phase of the West Bengal assembly elections to vote in large numbers.
Bengal is voting for 45 of 294 seats today in the fifth - and biggest - of its eight poll phases, which are being held amid a surge in Covid cases - over four lakh have been reported in the past 48 hours. 36.02% turnout was recorded till 11 am.
The Election Commission has issued a notice to Trinamool Congress leader Sujata Mondal Khan for her alleged comments on scheduled castes and gave her 24 hours to make her stand clear.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's purported conversation in an audio clip with a Trinamool Congress candidate for the Bengal election has sparked a controversy.
A 72-hour campaign silence period will be in place in the remaining rounds of voting in Bengal, the Election Commission said today, citing Covid.
Opposing Mamata Banerjee's demand that remaining four phases of Bengal election be packed into one day of polling, BJP told Election Commission that there was no sign so far that "rise in Covid cases could be attributed to the democratic process".
Over one crore voters in West Bengal will decide the political fate of 342 candidates on Saturday, when 45 assembly constituencies go to polls in the fifth phase, amid a raging second wave of COVID-19.