West Bengal Panchayat polls

West Bengal Panchayat poll results: Trinamool Congress wins 2,467 seats

The panchayat elections were held for 621 zilla parishads, 6,123 panchayat samitis and 31,802 gram panchayats in West Bengal on May 14.

published on : 17th May 2018

West Bengal panchayat polls: Miscreants brandish gun, escape with ballot box

This adds to the long list of violent incidents that have erupted in the ongoing polls in the state, with at least 12 people having lost their lives so far.

published on : 16th May 2018

West Bengal panchayat polls: Police lathicharge on people during re-polling

The re-polling of panchayat polls in West Bengal is being held on Wednesday in 568 panchayat election booths spread across 19 districts of the state.

published on : 16th May 2018

West Bengal panchayat polls: Re-polling underway in 568 booths

The State Election Commission had ordered the re-poll, following complaints of violence during the polls on Monday.

published on : 16th May 2018

West Bengal panchayat polls: 41.51 per cent voter turnout recorded till 1 pm

As polls get underway, a number of incidents of violence have been reported in various parts of the state.

published on : 14th May 2018

Five dead, scores injured in West Bengal panchayat poll violence

Hours before polling even began, CPM workers Debu Das and Usha Das were allegedly burnt to death by TMC workers while they were asleep.

published on : 14th May 2018

West Bengal panchayat elections UPDATES | 14 dead in poll-related violence, Home Ministry seeks report

The five dead include a CPM worker and his wife who were burnt to death, hours before polling even began.

published on : 14th May 2018

West Bengal panchayat polls: TMC wins several seats uncontested

The ruling TMC in West Bengal won several seats in the three-tier panchayat polls today, after the SEC released the list of uncontested seats.

published on : 30th April 2018

SEC yet to take decision on dates of West Bengal panchayat polls

Apart from the security arrangements in the over 58,000 polling booths, the issue of whether to conduct the election during the month of Ramzan also needed to be discussed.

published on : 25th April 2018

West Bengal panchayat polls: Reports of violence blown out of proportion by Opposition, says CM Mamata Banerjee

Only eight to nine incidents of violence were reported during the filing of nominations while four persons have died and all of them belonged to the TMC, she said.

published on : 25th April 2018

Meeting on fresh dates for West Bengal panchayat polls inconclusive

The West Bengal Panchayat Act, 2003 provides that there has to be at least 21 days' gap between the last date for nomination and the date for the polls.

published on : 25th April 2018

West Bengal panchayat polls: One dead, MLA injured in violence during nominations

A number of persons were injured in the clashes that broke out in various districts, with Birbhum and Murshidabad being the most volatile.

published on : 23rd April 2018

Calcutta High Court extends by a day stay on West Bengal panchayat polls process

A single-judge bench of Justice Subrata Talukdar extended the stay till 2 p.m. on Tuesday in view of an appeal filed before a Division Bench of the High Court against the stay. 

published on : 16th April 2018

Left Front-sponsored bandh over West Bengal Panchayat poll nomination violence evokes lukewarm response

Sixteen Left parties and associates had called for the six-hour strike in West Bengal that started at 6 am.

published on : 13th April 2018

Calcutta High Court stays West Bengal panchayat polls until further orders

Displeased with the State Election Commission's decision to cancel its own order to extend the nomination process by a day, the Calcutta High Court today stayed the ongoing polls.

published on : 12th April 2018
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