West Bengal Elections

Prolonged poll campaign, new strain led to 48-fold jump in COVID cases in rural Bengal, say experts

On February 26, when the Election Commission announced the poll dates, West Bengal's number of active Covid cases was just 3,343, while it stood at 1.32 lakh, a near 40-fold increase, on Saturday.

published on : 16th May 2021

Bengal Guv visits Cooch Behar, says state facing twin challenges of pandemic and post-poll violence

The governor said he was shocked by incidents of attack following the West Bengal assembly elections, and decided to visit various places affected by the post-poll violence in the interest of people.

published on : 13th May 2021

West Bengal violence: NCW says women receiving rape threats, want daughters to leave state

The victims complained that they are not being provided with any medical facilities, healthy food or even clean drinking water, it added.

published on : 7th May 2021

Violence taking place in those areas where BJP won in elections, claims CM Mamata Banerjee

Speaking to reporters at state secretariat Nabanna, CM Mamata Banerjee said that most of the videos of violence being shared on social media were either fake or old.

published on : 5th May 2021

NHRC orders spot inquiry after reports of post-poll violence in West Bengal

Officials said four people were also killed in alleged clashes between TMC and BJP supporters in Burdwan district on April 3 and 4.

published on : 4th May 2021

BJP's 'arrogance' among reasons for its defeat in West Bengal polls: Shiv Sena

The Shiv Sena on Tuesday claimed the BJP's arrogance was among the reasons for its defeat in the West Bengal Assembly polls.

published on : 4th May 2021

BJP announces nationwide dharna on May 5 against 'violence by TMC workers'; JP Nadda to visit Bengal

BJP national president JP Nadda will meet the party workers and their families affected by the violence and will hold protests in a democratic manner on May 5.

published on : 4th May 2021

MHA asks West Bengal government to send report on post-poll political violence in state

'MHA has asked West Bengal Government for a report on the post-election violence targeting opposition political workers in the state,' a spokesperson tweeted.

published on : 3rd May 2021

Arrogance, might, money power lost in West Bengal: Congress leader Kapil Sibal

Kapil Sibal hailed Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee who is all set to continue her third term in West Bengal.

published on : 3rd May 2021

West Bengal Assembly polls: BJP candidate Chandana Bauri, wife of daily wage labourer, wins Saltora

Following Chandana Bauri's win, many took to Twitter and hailed her for this astounding success, despite coming from a humble background.

published on : 3rd May 2021

Didi overcomes a formidable challenge

The BJP, even though pundits declared it has a superb war room, failed to attract two segments of the population that have proved loyal to Mamata: women and younger voters.

published on : 3rd May 2021

Most turncoats in West Bengal who switched to BJP either trailing or taste defeat

Some of them joined BJP with much fanfare after being flown to the national capital on a chartered flight.

published on : 3rd May 2021

Bengal elections 2021: Rallies lead to sharp rise in COVID-19 cases

Though the Centre announced a vaccination drive for all those 18 and above, the implementation on the ground in the state seems to be a task next to impossible.

published on : 2nd May 2021

Bengal elections 2021: Trinamool Congress, BJP in silent mode ahead of verdict

The counting will begin at 8 am but the trends are likely to emerge late comparing to previous occasions because of COVID-19 pandemic.

published on : 2nd May 2021

BJP expresses confidence about victory in West Bengal elections 2021

The exit polls forecast a tight contest between the incumbent TMC and the BJP in the high-profile West Bengal Assembly polls.

published on : 30th April 2021
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