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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

Mamata Banerjee

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WB Polls: Mamata Banerjee Stages Dharna Over EC's Ban On Her Campaign

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee staged a dharna at Gandhi Murthi in Kolkata on April 13, against the EC's decision to ban her from campaigning. Banerjee stated that EC's decision is 'undemocratic and unconstitutional'. However, the EC has prohibited Banerjee for 24-hours citing her comments on central forces and alleged religious overtones. TMC vice-president, Yashwant Sinha alleged that EC's actions are in favour of BJP.

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 - 04:57 PM / by Sohini Mandal

Tags: West Bengal Assembly Elections, CM Mamata Banerjee, Kolkata, Election Commission

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

BJP Candidate Dilip Ghosh.

Photo: Times Now

EC Slaps Notice To Dilip Ghosh Over 'More Sitalkuchi Incident' Remark

Acting on Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh’s ‘More Sitalkuchi like incident’ comment, the Election Commission has sent a notice to explain his stance latest by April 14. Reportedly, lauding the Cooch Behar incident where four people were gunned down by the CRPF jawan,… read-more

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 - 04:35 PM / by Sohini Mandal

Tags: BJP, West Bengal Assembly Elections, Trinamool Congress, Open fire

Courtesy: The Economic Times

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

EVM malfunction.

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WB Polls: EVMs Malfunction Delays Voting Process, Escalates COVID Risk 

EVMs in several areas of WB malfunctioned on April 10, causing inconvenience to the voters due to which the voting process delayed almost an hour. The EVM at Ranikuthi Government Housing estate of Tollygunge failed thrice before technicians were called to fix the issue. "By the time the EVM had been fixed, the queue had lengthened....no social distancing which made it quite risky," a resident said.

Sun, 11 Apr 2021 - 04:47 PM / by Sohini Mandal

Tags: Kolkata, West Bengal Assembly Elections, EVMs, Voters

Courtesy: The Times of India


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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

Photo: India Today

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


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Bengal Sees Over 80% Turnout In 2nd Phase; Mamata Alleges Rigging

The second phase of the West Bengal Assembly elections recorded around 80% of voter turnout. Bengal on April 1 voted for 30 seats including the much-highlighted seat, 'Nandigram', where incumbent CM Mamata Banerjee is facing TMC-defected BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari. While CM Mamata claimed about malpractices like booth rigging at various places, the Election Commission discarded all her claims stating no disruption was noted by the observers… read-more

Fri, 02 Apr 2021 - 10:01 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: West Bengal, West Bengal Assembly Elections, Mamata Banerjee, Suvendu Adhikari

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

TMC MLA Debashree Roy

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Bengal: MLA Debashree Roy Leaves Party After Denied Assembly Ticket

Popular Bengali actor and two-time Raidighi constituency MLA Debashree Roy has quit the Trinamool Congress on March 15. Reportedly, the actor-turned-politician resigned after being denied a ticket to contest elections for the 294-seat West Bengal Assembly. While Roy has announced plans to focus on acting projects momentarily, she has also expressed her willingness to join another party if offered a sound proposition.

Mon, 15 Mar 2021 - 07:11 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: TMC, MLA, Debashree Roy, West Bengal Assembly Elections

Courtesy: India Today