Firhad Hakim with CM Bannerjee

Photo: The Week

WB: TMC Leader Says Primary Task To Put Health System Back On Track

TMC leader and outgoing urban development minister Firhad Hakim said that the new government will put the” derailed health system back on track.” Assured of winning the assembly election by two-thirds majority, Hakim said the government will first take on the COVID crisis before celebrations. Hakim, also the Chairman of Kolkata Municipal Corporation’s administrator board said how he has been running form one hospital to another to help people… read-more

Sun, 02 May 2021 - 03:05 PM / by Sohini Mandal

Tags: West Bengal Assembly Elections, Exit Polls, Trinamool Congress, Firhad Hakim, Mamata Banerjee, BJP

Courtesy: The Economic Times

Rahul Gandhi

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Rahul Gandhi Calls Off All Rallies In Bengal Citing COVID-19 Threat

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on April 18 called off all his election rallies in West Bengal, citing the current COVID-19 situations. Taking to Twitter, the leader stated, "I am suspending all my public rallies in West Bengal. I would advise all political leaders to think deeply about the consequences." Meanwhile, voting for the remaining three phases of the state assembly elections is slated for April 22, 26 and 29.

Sun, 18 Apr 2021 - 01:44 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: West Bengal, Rahul Gandhi, West Bengal Assembly Elections, Election Rallies

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

The Election Commission of India

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EC Seizes Over Rs 1,000 Crore In The Ongoing Five State Assembly Polls

The Election Commission has revealed that it seized Rs 1,000 crore worth of unaccounted cash, liquor, drugs, etc. in the ongoing five state assembly polls. Surpassing all-time high, the commission informed that the total seizures in the 2016 assembly polls for the five states were merely Rs 226 crore. While TN alone recorded inducements worth Rs 446.28 crore, Bengal recorded 581% increases since last elections with four phases still remaining… read-more

Sat, 17 Apr 2021 - 03:47 PM / by Sohini Mandal

Tags: Assembly Elections, Tamil Nadu, Election Commission, West Bengal Assembly Elections

Courtesy: The Times of India

Voters of Bengal

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West bengal: Instances of Violence Recorded During 5th Phase Of Election

West bengal recorded an instances of violence marked during its fifth phase of polling, on April 17. While the reports of violence have been filed in the places such as Nadia, but the overall process has been largely peaceful. Citing surge in COVID-19 cases, the Election Commission of India has issued certain guidelines for both the parties. However, TMC claims to combine all the three phases of polling.

Sat, 17 Apr 2021 - 02:09 PM / by Sohini Mandal

Tags: West Bengal Assembly Elections, West Bengal, COVID-19 outbreak, Trinamool Congress

Courtesy: News18 India


Photo: The Economic Times

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.

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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 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