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CEC assures of free and fair Assembly polls in West Bengal

CEC assures of free and fair Assembly polls in West Bengal

Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Nasim Zaidi on Monday assured all political parties of a free and fair Assembly poll in West Bengal beginning from April 4, even as the opposition parties urged the poll panel to probe a 'sting' operation allegedly involving some leaders of the ruling Trinamool Congress.

Gogoi to contest next Assembly poll in Assam

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday said he would contest the Assembly elections next year and Congress would form government for the fourth term on its own.

Shiv Sena leader shot dead in Pune by unidentified persons

Shiv Sena leader, Raju Darshale, was shot dead in Pune on Saturday night.

BJP announces 2nd list for Arunachal Assembly poll

BJP has announced its second list of candidates, including that for the prestigious Itanagar constituency, for the April 9 assembly elections in Arunachal Pradesh.

EC`s Karnataka visit on April 8, 9 to review poll preparations

Top election officials will visit poll-bound Karnataka for two days next week to review the poll preparedness and arrangements there, besides hearing grievances of political parties.

Refused nomination by Cong, Meghalaya minister resigns

Meghalaya Rural Development Minister Saleng Sangma on Friday resigned from Mukul Sangma cabinet as well as from the state`s ruling Congress party after being refused a ticket to contest the February 23 Assembly poll.

No major change in LF candidates` list for Assembly poll

There is no major change in the list of candidates released Wednesday by Tripura`s ruling Left Front for the assembly elections scheduled to be held in February.

Virbhadra to contest HP assembly poll

Former Union Minister Virbhadra Singh, who has been made the Congress chief in Himachal Pradesh, on Tuesday said he would contest the upcoming Assembly elections.

Kerala court cancels Varkala assembly poll

HC cancelled the election held at Varkala assembly constituency following a petition by BSP`s S. Prahaladan, whose nomination was found not in order.

Trinamool wins Arunachal seat in court

The Gauhati High Court has set aside the election of Congress MLA Gadam Ete in the 2009 Arunachal Pradesh assembly poll and declared his nearest rival Duter Padu of the Trinamool Congress elected.

Mulayam eager on tie-up with Cong: Rahul

Star campaigner Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said the Samajwadi Party was keen on forging an alliance with the Congress for the UP assembly poll.

Next assembly poll to be tough, says Tripura CM

Chief Minister of Tripura Manik Sarkar said the next
assembly elections slated for 2013 would be a tough challenge
for the party.

Poll cash: I-T dept steps up vigil at IGI airport

The Income Tax department has
stepped up vigil at the IGI airport and along the borders of the national capital region in order to check illegal movement of cash in the forthcoming polls in five states, including UP and Punjab.

83% turnout in 2nd phase of West Bengal assembly poll

The second phase of West Bengal`s electoral battle passed off peacefully Saturday with around 83 percent of electors voting in 50 constituencies across three districts.

83% turnout in 2nd phase of West Bengal assembly poll

Second phase of Bengal`s electoral battle passed off peacefully with polling in 50 constituencies.

Ruling alliance wins in Malaysian assembly poll

Malaysia`s ruling alliance Barisan Nasional has swept the assembly poll in Sarawak state.

No ties with Congress for UP Assembly polls: Akhilesh

Ruling out possibilities of any
alliance with the Congress for the next year`s Uttar Pradesh
Assembly elections, Samajwadi Party on Friday said that it would
contest the polls alone.

Lawyers having ink mark after Bar Council Election can vote: EC

The EC said
lawyers who voted in the recent Bar Council election in Tamil
Nadu and Puducherry and still have indelible ink mark would be
allowed to vote in the April 13 Assembly poll if they produced
the Council Identity card.

AGP against use of EVM in Assam assembly poll

Opposition Asom Gana Parishad
(AGP) on Sunday said it was against the use of EVMs in the
assembly polls next month as these could be tampered with.

Budget session could be curtailed by assembly poll in 5 states

The budget session of Parliament
could be curtailed in view of the assembly elections with
opposition parties like AIADMK and Left parties already taking
up the issue with the government.