With just a month to go for the civic polls in Kalyan-Dombivli and Kolhapur, the Congress and NCP are eyeing to join hands, just as the Shiv Sena expects a "positive response" from the BJP for a pre-poll alliance for the two municipal bodies.
To protest the attacks by ruling Trinamool Congress activists in the recent civic polls in Kolkata and elsewhere in West Bengal, the BJP will continue its protests in future, party's state unit General Secretary Samik Bhattacharya said on Monday.
Praising West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee as a "fighter", senior BJP leader and Union Minister Harsh Vardhan Friday said he would congratulate her on the victory in civic polls when he meets her during his visit to the state.
Normal life was partially hit in West Bengal on Thursday following a 12-hour general strike called by opposition parties to protest against alleged violence and malpractices in the just-held civic polls.
A Trinamool Congress party worker was shot Tuesday last night in his sleep in the outskirts of Malda town, in what police believe to be a case of post poll violence following announcement of the Municipal election results in the area.
After crushing defeat at the hands of ruling TMC in West Bengal civil polls, BJP on Tuesday accused the Mamata Banerjee government of resorting to violence and voter intimidation to win the polls in what it described as "the most undemocratic" election.
With West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress sweeping the civic polls in the city and the state, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Tuesday that the victory was an answer to the Opposition's slanderous campaign against her.
The CPI(M) on Sunday condemned the violence and booth-capturing during municipal polls in West Bengal and asked the Election Commission to take note saying it would be necessary to take lessons and make adequate arrangements for the 2016 state assembly elections.
Apparently disturbed by the spectacular performance of Hyderabad-based All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) in the Aurangabad civic polls, the Shiv Sena said on Friday it does not augur well for communal amity in Maharashtra.
Acting on 'requisite advices' by Governor KN Tripathi, West Bengal State Election Commission (WBSEC) has made elaborate arrangements to ensure that the April 25 polls to 91 civic bodies are free, fair and peaceful.
Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) The campaign drums fell silent on Thursday in 91 civic bodies of West Bengal that are slated to go to the hustings on Saturday, as opposition parties and the civil society hit the streets against recent electoral malpractices and poll-related violence in the state.