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.
At least five candidates of different parties contesting the ongoing assembly election in West Bengal have tested positive for COVID-19, a health department official said on Friday.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday held a roadshow in Kolkata as she sought to bolster the ruling Trinamool's campaign in the ongoing assembly elections, and wished people peace and prosperity on the occasion of Bengali New Year.
The Election Commission Thursday evening imposed a 24-hour campaign ban on the BJP's West Bengal president Dilip Ghosh for his "there will be Sitalkuchi in several places remarks.
Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has called for clubbing the remaining four phases of elections into one day in view of the increasing Covid cases in the state - a possibility the Election Commission has already negated.
Congress candidate Rezaul Haque, who was undergoing treatment at a hospital in Kolkata after testing positive for COVID-19, died early this morning, health department sources said.
The Communist Party of India (Marxist) on Wednesday decided not to organise big rallies for the remaining phases of the state election and only resort to door-to-door and social media campaign due to the surge in Covid cases in the state.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday blamed the BJP for the resurgence of COVID-19 in parts of the state and said had the government vaccinated everyone in time, there wouldn't have been this second outbreak of the pandemic.
Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday made his first campaign appearance in Bengal and tried to pitch the election - widely seen as a shoot-out between the ruling Trinamool and the BJP - as a three-way scrap that includes the Congress
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today visited the families of four persons who died in clashes with security forces in Cooch Behar district on Saturday. The incident had sparked some sharp exchanges between the Trinamool and the BJP.
Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee marked the end of her 24-hour ban on campaigning on Tuesday evening with a sharp attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Suvendu Adhikari -- Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's bitter rival in Nandigram -- was let off with a light warning by the Election Commission today. The decision coincided with the Commission's 24-hour campaigning ban on the Chief Minister --
Amit Shah today slammed Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her repeated "outsider" jibe against him and PM Modi and accused her of lack of knowledge and said it is the Trinamool Congress, Left and Congress who have to depend on outsiders.
A triangular contest is playing out in the West Bengal Assembly polls and the results will spring a surprise with a strong undercurrent against both the TMC and the BJP and in favour of the Left-Congress-ISF alliance, senior Congress leader BK Haripr