panchayat elections

77 held over post-panchayat poll violence in Bhubaneswar

Some miscreants even reportedly cut off power supply to the area to avoid getting caught by police.

published on : 31st October 2023

After BJP's debacle in rural polls, Amit Shah likely to visit Bengal next month

Shah termed the incidents in the rural polls that claimed 39 lives as “bloodcurdling” violence.

published on : 15th July 2023

Bengal rural polls' fine print: Opposition expands space, Left-Congress bounces back

This shift in voting pattern could mean the results of the 2024 Parliamentary elections may well be different from what both the ruling party and the principal opposition would like to see.

published on : 12th July 2023

Fearing violence after panchayat poll results, people from Bengal flee to Assam

Disclosing the influx of the people, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said they were lodged at a relief camp.

published on : 11th July 2023

In violence-hit Bhangar, TMC wins majority of panchayat seats without contest

South 24 Parganas, Murshidabad, Uttar Dinajpur and Cooch Behar recorded more clashes during the days of the filing of nomination papers.

published on : 9th July 2023

Voting begins for 73,000 seats in Bengal panchayat polls, two lakh candidates in fray

The election assumes significance for political parties as it will serve as an opportunity for them to assess their organisational strengths and weaknesses ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha polls.

published on : 8th July 2023

Vicious cycle of violence in West Bengal

The challenger for the TMC in this election is not so much the BJP even though it is the official opposition in the West Bengal State Assembly with 70 lawmakers.

published on : 5th July 2023

Despite 14 deaths in 26 days, DGP terms Bengal pre-poll violence 'sporadic'

Former CPI(M) Lok Sabha member Samik Lahiri said that the situation in the state is not under control of police but that of the anti-social elements.

published on : 4th July 2023

Bengal: TMC worker killed, Cong activist shot at in rural poll violence 

Around 5.67 crore people are eligible to cast their votes in the three-tier panchayat elections in the state on July 8 for nearly 74,000 seats in zilla parishads, panchayat samitis and gram panchayats

published on : 3rd July 2023

Violence continues in Bengal over upcoming rural polls, TMC candidate beaten to death

“Mustafa was taken to a local healthcare centre with severe injuries on his head but the doctors declared him dead on arrival,” said a police officer.   

published on : 17th June 2023

Bengal: 3 shot dead in clashes during panchayat poll nomination filing 

Opposition parties have been alleging that the ruling Trinamool Congress supporters resorted to violence to prevent their candidates from filing nomination papers.

published on : 15th June 2023

Crude bombs hurled, vehicles vandalised as violence continues ahead of panchayat polls in Bengal

Several vehicles were vandalised and a huge contingent of police personnel rushed to the spot and resorted to lathi-charge to bring the situation under control.

published on : 15th June 2023

Kolkata High Court asks state election commission for central force deployment ahead of polls

The division bench refused the plea for filing nominations online as demanded by opposition parties citing the ruling party’s highhandedness.

published on : 13th June 2023
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