Election Commission

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West Bengal: EC Declines Possibility Of All Phases Election Into One

The Election Commission of India on April 15, put an end to all the speculations of uniting the remaining four phases of assembly elections in West Bengal. The officials stated that polling for the remaining phases will be held as scheduled. Besides, an all-party meeting will be conducted on April 16, conducted by the West Bengal Chief Electoral officer Aariz Aftab. Reportedly, the votes will be counted on May 2.

Thu, 15 Apr 2021 - 08:20 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: West Bengal, West Bengal Election, Election Commission, Election Commission Of India

Courtesy: Times Now


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Bengal: CPI(M) Defers Conducting Big Rallies As COVID Threat Intensifies

Amid the sudden spike in COVID-19 cases, the CPI(M) has cancelled to hold big rallies. The party on April 14 stated to conduct only door-to-door and social media campaigning for the remaining phases of the West Bengal Assembly elections. CPI(M) leader Md Salim stated, "We will undertake door to doors and small group meetings with all Covid-19 measures in place." Meanwhile, ruling TMC has blamed the Centre for the crisis.

Thu, 15 Apr 2021 - 09:55 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: West Bengal, CPI(M), West Bengal Assembly Elections, Election Campaign

Courtesy: NDTV


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West Bengal: Violence Persists In Kolkata, Multiple Complaints Of Bomb Attacks

Due to the conflicts between several Party's workers, Kolkata recorded multiple complaints of vandalism and bomb attacks in Behala area. Several cases have been reported by the CPM-ISF combine of Sanjukta Morcha at Survey park and Tijala, said police officials. However, Around 18 CRPF companies has been deployed in the city while 13 will keep monitoring the sensitive areas, and five will guard EVMs at the poll centres.

Wed, 14 Apr 2021 - 05:48 PM / by Sohini Mandal

Tags: West Bengal, Kolkata, Lalbazaar, West Bengal Assembly Elections

Courtesy: The Times of India

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Bengal: 14 Bombs Recovered, Disposed Ahead Of 5th Phase Of Elections

The West Bengal Bomb Squad on April 12 disposed off at least 14 crude bombs recovered in Shamsherganj of Murshidabad district. Notably, the area is poll-bound for the fifth phase of the assembly elections scheduled on April 17. Recently, the state had witnessed a violence in Cooch Behar district during the fourth phase of the elections on April 10 that had caused the death of four people.

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 - 02:16 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: West Bengal, West Bengal Elections, Murshidabad, Shamsher-ganj, Cooch Behar

Courtesy: Free Press Journal

Mamata Banerjee

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WB Polls: CRPF Director General Denies CM Mamta Banerjee's Allegations

Rejecting Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee's allegations over the Cooch Behar violence, CRPF Director General Kuldiep Singh affirmed that paramilitary forces are working under the Election Commission's orders. Earlier, on April 10, CM Banerjee blamed Home Minister Amit Shah for the killings in Cooch… read-more

Mon, 12 Apr 2021 - 08:12 PM / by Sohini Mandal

Tags: West Bengal, Cooch Behar, West Bengal Assembly Elections, CM Mamata Banerjee, Amit Shah

Courtesy: India Today

Dilip Ghosh

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Bengal BJP Chief Dilip Ghosh Warns Of Encounter, Cooch Behar Like Act

Following the four deaths in West Bengal's Cooch Behar, the Bengal BJP Chief Dilip Ghosh has warned of similar killings if someone tries to breach the law and order. Calling the deceased as "naughty boys", Ghosh said, "if anyone dares to take law into his hands, same will happen to them also". While reacting to Ghosh's statement, TMC has lodged complaint to the EC and a CPI-M leader remarked BJP, a fascist.

Mon, 12 Apr 2021 - 12:18 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: West Bengal, West Bengal Elections, Dilip Ghosh, Cooch Behar

Courtesy: Times Now


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Bengal Polls: Violence Hit Phase-4 Records 76.16% Voter Turnout

Amid violence, the fourth-phase of the West Bengal Assembly polls recorded 76.16% voter turnout on April 10. Deciding fate of 373 candidates from 44 constituencies, the violence-marred polls reported five deaths including four people killed in firing by CISF personnel in Cooch Behar. However, following the… read-more

Sun, 11 Apr 2021 - 11:11 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: West Bengal, politics, Assembly Elections, Cooch Behar

Prashant Kishore

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Bengal Polls: Prashant Kishor Dares BJP To Share Full Chat Of Leaked Audio

Amid the leaked audio-clip of Prashant Kishor (PK) thrilling the political arena, PK on April 10 dared BJP to share the complete chat instead of using a part of it for political gains. Earlier, the BJP IT cell shared a conversation between Kishor and a journalist, boasting that PK admitted BJP’s win in the West Bengal elections. However, Kishor reiterated that BJP would not be able to cross 100 seats.

Sat, 10 Apr 2021 - 08:45 PM / by Samanth Lanka

Tags: West Bengal, BJP, Prashant Kishor, Prashant kishore, Amit Malviya, Elections

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WB Polls: A First-Time Voter Shot Dead Outside The Polling Booth

A first-time voter, Anand Burman, was dragged outside the polling booth and killed in Cooch Behar district's Sitalkuchi area, on April 10, while the fourth phase of polling underway. Burman's family said the killing was instigated by TMC while BJP claims he was their polling agent. The culprit remains unidentified. The election official said, "we have sought a report". Police and Rapid Action Force was deployed to ease tension.

Sat, 10 Apr 2021 - 03:40 PM / by Sohini Mandal

Tags: West Bengal Assembly Elections, West Bengal, Trinamool Congress, Bhartiya Janta Party

Courtesy: The Economic Times

Cooch Behar Polling station

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West Bengal Elections: CISF Personnel Open Fires Killing Four During The 4th Phase Polls

A Central Industrial Security Forces (CISF) personnel opened fire and killed four people in West Bengal’s Cooch Behar district on April 10. The incident took place in the Sitalkuchi area when the locals allegedly scuffled and tried to snatch the security forces rifles while the fourth phase voting was underway. Coming into action, the Election Commission has asked the district officials to submit a report on the incident.

Sat, 10 Apr 2021 - 03:00 PM / by Sohini Mandal

Tags: West Bengal Assembly Elections, West Bengal, CISF, Open fire

Courtesy: The Economic Times