West Bengal panchayat polls

West Bengal panchayat polls: Trinamool Congress headed for massive victory; BJP main rival

West Bengal panchayat polls: Trinamool Congress headed for massive victory; BJP main rival

Widespread violence in West Bengal's rural body polls had claimed at least 12 lives and left 43 injured.

May 18, 2018, 00:18 AM IST
West Bengal panchayat elections: Repolling in 568 booths hit by violence on Monday

West Bengal panchayat elections: Repolling in 568 booths hit by violence on Monday

The West Bengal government and the police have been asked to make elaborate security arrangements so that the repolling is held in a free and fair manner.

May 16, 2018, 10:00 AM IST
Democracy more important than election results: PM Modi condemns poll-related violence in West Bengal

Democracy more important than election results: PM Modi condemns poll-related violence in West Bengal

Highlighting that no election is as important as preserving democracy, PM Modi said that violence needs to be condemned and put an end to.

May 15, 2018, 20:22 PM IST
At least eight killed as violence mars West Bengal panchayat polls

At least eight killed as violence mars West Bengal panchayat polls

Initially, voting for the rural bodies in West Bengal was to be held on May 1, 3 and 5 but as the nomination process started in April, it was rescheduled to May 14 by the SEC following a Calcutta High Court order.

May 15, 2018, 00:26 AM IST
West Bengal Panchayat elections 2018 marred by violence: 6 dead, several injured

West Bengal Panchayat elections 2018 marred by violence: 6 dead, several injured

In less than three hours after polling began, reports of violence and clashes emerged from several districts across state. 

May 14, 2018, 14:05 PM IST
BJP's Babul Supriyo demands President’s rule in West Bengal as violence mars panchayat polls

BJP's Babul Supriyo demands President’s rule in West Bengal as violence mars panchayat polls

Babul Supriyo said that the West Bengal government could not be expected to follow any kind of constitutional behaviour.

May 14, 2018, 13:07 PM IST
Clashes mar West Bengal panchayat polls; 2 dead, over 20 injured, media vehicle torched

Clashes mar West Bengal panchayat polls; 2 dead, over 20 injured, media vehicle torched

The Opposition parties alleged that TMC members are not letting voters enter poll booths.

May 14, 2018, 10:42 AM IST

West Bengal panchayat polls: As it happened on May 14, 2018

The run-up to the WB rural polls witnessed intense violence, a series of court cases, and clashes among supporters of ruling TMC and opposition BJP, Congress and Left

May 14, 2018, 07:13 AM IST
West Bengal panchayat polls to be held May 14, counting on May 17

West Bengal panchayat polls to be held May 14, counting on May 17

Counting for West Bengal panchayat polls will be held on May 17.

May 10, 2018, 21:04 PM IST
West Bengal panchayat polls: SC stays Calcutta High Court order, raises concern about 'unopposed candidates'

West Bengal panchayat polls: SC stays Calcutta High Court order, raises concern about 'unopposed candidates'

West Bengal panchayat elections will be held on May 14, 2018.

May 10, 2018, 15:45 PM IST
CPI-M denies report on joining hands with BJP ahead of West Bangal panchayat polls

CPI-M denies report on joining hands with BJP ahead of West Bangal panchayat polls

Earlier in the day, it was reported that arch-rivals BJP and the CPI(M) have joined hands at the grassroots level in Nadia district to defeat the TMC in the upcoming panchayat polls in the state.

May 09, 2018, 01:01 AM IST
West Bengal panchayat polls: CPI(M)-BJP join hands at grassroots level to fight TMC; BJP describes it as 'isolated incident'

West Bengal panchayat polls: CPI(M)-BJP join hands at grassroots level to fight TMC; BJP describes it as 'isolated incident'

BJP and the CPI(M) have joined hands at the grassroots level in Nadia district to defeat the TMC in the upcoming panchayat polls in West Bengal.

May 08, 2018, 19:18 PM IST
West Bengal panchayat polls: High Court allows filing of nominations through e-mail

West Bengal panchayat polls: High Court allows filing of nominations through e-mail

The Calcutta HC on Tuesday directed SEC to accept the nominations of those, who had sent their papers to the poll panel via e-mail for West Bengal panchayat elections.

May 08, 2018, 16:34 PM IST
West Bengal panchayat polls: Trinamool Congress wins more than 20,000 seats without contest

West Bengal panchayat polls: Trinamool Congress wins more than 20,000 seats without contest

TMC in West Bengal has won several seats in the three-tier panchayat polls with SEC releasing the list of uncontested seats.

Apr 30, 2018, 21:05 PM IST
In a first, Calcutta High Court stays WB panchayat polls

In a first, Calcutta High Court stays WB panchayat polls

The panchayat elections were to be held in three phases from May 1 to May 5 and the counting of votes was scheduled on May 8.

Apr 12, 2018, 22:37 PM IST
West Bengal panchayat polls: Kolkata HC puts all procedures on hold, seeks report

West Bengal panchayat polls: Kolkata HC puts all procedures on hold, seeks report

The Kolkata High Court has asked the state Election Commission to put all procedures for West Bengal panchayat elections on hold till April 16.

Apr 12, 2018, 13:16 PM IST
Congress, CPI-M have ganged up with BJP for panchayat polls: Mamata Banerjee

Congress, CPI-M have ganged up with BJP for panchayat polls: Mamata Banerjee

Accusing the Congress and CPI-M of ganging up with the BJP for the coming panchayat polls, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday asked the two parties whether they supported the saffron outfit`s ideology in the state.

Apr 12, 2018, 10:26 AM IST
West Bengal panchayat elections: Polling on May 1, 3, 5; results on May 8

West Bengal panchayat elections: Polling on May 1, 3, 5; results on May 8

No clarity yet on whether central police forces will be deployed to ensure the integrity of the election.

Mar 31, 2018, 17:41 PM IST
Mamata Banerjee govt to distribute cows ahead of panchayat polls in West Bengal

Mamata Banerjee govt to distribute cows ahead of panchayat polls in West Bengal

The Mamata Banerjee government will soon be distributing cows among families living in panchayat areas across West Bengal. The decision was announced ahead of rural elections are scheduled to be held next year.

Nov 15, 2017, 15:17 PM IST

Trinamool Congress wins big in 2013 panchayat polls

Continuing its wining spree, the Trinamool Congress swept the three-tier panchayat polls in West Bengal, capturing 13 out of 17 Zilla Parishads, 213 out of 329 panchayat samities and 1763 out of 3215 gram panchayat seats.

Jul 30, 2013, 14:22 PM IST