Kolkata Civic Polls

Mamata's TMC registers landslide victory in Kolkata civic polls

Establishing record dominance, the TMC secured a 72% vote share when the LF bagged 12% and the BJP 9% respectively. The Congress got a 4% vote share.

published on : 21st December 2021

‘Trinamool brought outsiders to unleash muscle in civic polls’

The saffron party alleged that the TMC had kept “these musclemen” at secret places on the outskirts of the state capital.

published on : 19th December 2021

Calcutta HC rejects BJP's plea to stay Kolkata civic polls

The State Election Commission (SEC) and the state government had earlier told the court that elections to 111 municipal bodies will be held in six to eight phases by May 2022.

published on : 15th December 2021

No ‘outsider’ campaigners for BJP candidates in Kolkata civic polls

Political observers attribute the BJP’s U-turn to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s aggressive pitch of branding the saffron camp as a party of ‘‘outsiders’’ in the run up to the Bengal polls.

published on : 14th December 2021

Two weeks before Kolkata civic polls, BJP hardly makes any noise

Though the saffron camp’s election committee was formed last month, it convened just once and was skipped by many members.

published on : 6th December 2021

Kolkata civic polls: Congress names 66 candidates in first list, to go it alone in most wards

This is the first list of contestants while the party will extend support to independent candidates in 22-25 seats to ensure the defeat of the Trinamool Congress and the BJP.

published on : 28th November 2021

Trinamool releases candidate list for Kolkata civic polls, drops 39 sitting councillors

The ruling party in West Bengal in the last KMC polls in 2015 had won 126 wards.

published on : 26th November 2021

Kolkata, Howrah civic polls on Dec 19; BJP may move HC seeking elections to all municipalities

Elections to more than 100 civic bodies including municipal corporations of Kolkata and Howrah have been due for a long time, primarily because of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

published on : 9th November 2021