West Bengal Polls: EC Imposes 24-hour Campaign Ban on BJP's Sayantan Basu, TMC's Sujata Mondal

The Election Commission on Sunday imposed a 24-hour campaign ban on BJP leader Sayantan Basu and Sujata Mondal of the Trinamool Congress for their controversial remarks during the ongoing assembly polls in West Bengal. The bar on campaigning by the leaders will be in force from 7 PM on April 18 to 7 PM on … Read more West Bengal Polls: EC Imposes 24-hour Campaign Ban on BJP's Sayantan Basu, TMC's Sujata Mondal

Tirupati Bypolls Conclude with Nearly 64% Turnout amid High Drama Over Rigging Allegations by Oppn

Andhra Pradesh’s Tirupati Lok Sabha constituency recorded a voter turnout of between 60-64% in the bypoll elections held on Saturday. The polling was marked by high drama after opposition Telugu Desam Party, BJP and Congress demanded that the bypoll be cancelled forthwith, alleging that the ruling YSR Congress instigated bogus voting on a large scale, … Read more Tirupati Bypolls Conclude with Nearly 64% Turnout amid High Drama Over Rigging Allegations by Oppn

West Bengal Elections 2021: EC Seeks Report After Locals in South 24 Parganas Claim Central Forces Opened Fire

The Election Commission on Saturday sought a report from poll observers on an alleged incident of firing by central forces in Deganga constituency of South 24 Parganas — where voting is underway — after such allegations were levelled by locals. A senior election official said the office of CEO Ariz Aftab has received video footages, … Read more West Bengal Elections 2021: EC Seeks Report After Locals in South 24 Parganas Claim Central Forces Opened Fire

EC Puts off Poll at Bengal's Jangipur Seat Following Death of RSP Candidate

The Election Commission on Saturday put off assembly election to the Jangipur seat in West Bengal following the death of a Revolutionary Socialist Party candidate. As per provisions of the Representation of the People Act, in case a candidate of a recognised party dies, the poll is put off to allow the party decide on … Read more EC Puts off Poll at Bengal's Jangipur Seat Following Death of RSP Candidate

CID takes over probe in Cooch Behar CISF firing that killed 4

West Bengal CID Friday took over the case of killing of four people in firing by the CISF during polling in Cooch Behar district on April 10, a senior government official said. A Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has been constituted to conduct the probe in the incident which happened … Read more CID takes over probe in Cooch Behar CISF firing that killed 4

Assembly Elections 2021 News Live Updates: EC Meeting on West Bengal Polls Today Over Covid Situation

Assembly Elections 2021 News Live Updates: Amid rising Covid-19 cases in the country, the Election Commission has called for an all-party meeting to discuss campaign-related matters on Friday. The Election Commission came under criticism of the TMC, with Mamata Banerjee and Mahua Moitra pointing out that West Bengal did not want an eight-phase election. Banerjee … Read more Assembly Elections 2021 News Live Updates: EC Meeting on West Bengal Polls Today Over Covid Situation

EC Says No Plan to Club Last 3 Phases of West Bengal Polls, Ends Speculation

The Election Commission on Thursday dismissed speculation that the last three phases of assembly polls in West Bengal could be clubbed in view of the surge in coronavirus cases in the country. Since this morning, there has been speculation in the media that the last three phases of the assembly elections on April 22, 26 … Read more EC Says No Plan to Club Last 3 Phases of West Bengal Polls, Ends Speculation

Ending speculation, EC says no plan to club last 3 phases of Bengal polls

The Election Commission on Thursday dismissed speculation that the last three phases of assembly polls in West Bengal could be clubbed in view of the surge in coronavirus cases in the country. Since this morning, there has been speculation in the media that the last three phases of the assembly elections on April 22, 26 … Read more Ending speculation, EC says no plan to club last 3 phases of Bengal polls

EC Asks Parties in West Bengal to Strictly Comply With Covid-19 Norms Ahead of 5th Phase Polling

The Chief Election Commissioner of West Bengal on Thursday directed officials and all the political parties to ensure strict compliance of the COVID-19 guidelines ahead of the fifth phase of polling, which is to be held on Saturday. The officials were asked to ensure that voters maintain at least 2-feet distance at the polling booths … Read more EC Asks Parties in West Bengal to Strictly Comply With Covid-19 Norms Ahead of 5th Phase Polling

West Bengal Assembly elections | Coronavirus-positive Congress candidate Rezaul Haque dies at Kolkata hospital

Rezaul Haque is Congress party’s nominee from Samsherganj Assembly constituency in Murshidabad district Congress candidate Rezaul Haque, who tested positive for COVID-19 two days ago, died at a hospital in Kolkata early on April 15, Health Department sources said. Haque, 46, the party’s nominee from Samsherganj Assembly constituency in Murshidabad district, was initially admitted to … Read more West Bengal Assembly elections | Coronavirus-positive Congress candidate Rezaul Haque dies at Kolkata hospital