Bengal Elections

Bengal polls: EC bans roadshows, big rallies after Covid safety norms flouted

The order said the commission has noted "with anguish" that many political parties and candidates are still not adhering to the prescribed safety norms during the public gatherings.

published on : 22nd April 2021

Modi mentioned 2018 Asansol riots in speech to provoke voters, says Mamata Banerjee

The TMC boss, who addressed three rallies during the day, said it was a "matter of shame" that the PM, with his "provocative" remarks, tried to influence people.

published on : 22nd April 2021

Stray violence marks sixth phase of Bengal polls; 37.27 per cent turnout recorded till 11 am

Elections, which began at 7 am, are being held in 43 assembly seats -- 17 in North 24 Parganas district, nine each in Nadia and Uttar Dinajpur, and eight in Purba Bardhaman.

published on : 22nd April 2021

Bengal Congress chief Adhir Chowdhury tests positive for COVID, to campaign virtually

Chowdhury, who is one of the key campaigners of the Congress-ISF-Left alliance in the ongoing assembly elections, said he would continue to campaign through virtual platforms.

published on : 22nd April 2021

Follow COVID protocols while campaigning in Bengal or face action: EC to parties

The chief secretary of the state, the CEO and all district election officers are also being directed to scrupulously follow the high court's directions.

published on : 22nd April 2021

Bengal polls HIGHLIGHTS | Hurling of bombs, PM Modi's campaign cancellation mark end of sixth phase polling

With a voter turnout of around 80 percent, a total of 43 seats went to the polls in this phase to decide the fate of 306 candidates in the fray.

published on : 22nd April 2021

Two injured in bomb blast in West Bengal's Ketugram ahead of polls, three held

Three persons, who were arrested in connection with the incident, were remanded to police custody for seven days.

published on : 22nd April 2021

Bengal polls 2021: Bomb hurled on BJP candidate Shilbhadra Dutta's car in North 24 Parganas district

Dutta claimed that he was taking tea at a roadside stall on Kalyani Expressway at Rahara when someone threw the bomb which exploded a few metres away from his vehicle.

published on : 21st April 2021

Not feasible to club remaining phases of Bengal polls: EC to Trinamool Congress

In a letter to the Trinamool Congress, the poll panel cited election law and various steps it has taken to ensure safety of voters in view of the coronavirus pandemic to rule out any change.

published on : 21st April 2021

'PM ignored COVID crisis to hide his lack of foresightedness': Prashant Kishor hits out at Modi

Kishor's statement came after Modi addressed the nation on the coronavirus situation amid a surge in cases.

published on : 21st April 2021

'Mamata providing misleading information on Centre's COVID-19 measures': Dilip Ghosh

Ghosh said the state had plunged into a major crisis but the CM skipped several meetings convened by the PM to help tackle the matter.

published on : 21st April 2021

Bengal elections: Poll verdict in Matua bastions crucial for BJP before CAA implementation

Assembly seats in the Matua strongholds of Bongaon and Krishnanagar, close to the India-Bangladesh border, are set to go to polls in the sixth phase of elections, on April 22.

published on : 21st April 2021

Mamata roasts EC over not clubbing final-phase Bengal polls amid COVID-19 second wave

Mamata has lambasted the election panel on several occasions in the recent past accusing it of acting at BJP’s behest.

published on : 21st April 2021

Bengal polls 2021: CM Mamata Banerjee terms PM Modi's government as 'monumental incompetence'

The Trinamool Congress supremo accused the prime minister of allowing open market sale of vaccines despite depleting stocks.

published on : 20th April 2021

West Bengal polls: TMC's Firhad Hakim heard verbally abusing CISF, BJP in purported video

Hakim -- during a roadshow in the south-western part of Kolkata - allegedly threatened to take action against the saffron party and the CISF, once the assembly polls get over.

published on : 20th April 2021
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