Over 81 percent polling in Bengal assembly polls phase five

Kolkata, May 1 (IANS) Over 81 percent of the around 1.24 crore electorate cast their votes on Saturday for 53 constituencies in the fifth and penultimate phase of the West Bengal assembly polls, the Election Commission said.

No difference between LF, TMC regimes: Rajnath Singh

No difference between LF, TMC regimes: Rajnath Singh

Earlier Left Front used to attack people and now TMC is doing the same, Rajnath Singh claimed.

Kerala minister, Left candidate attacked with chair, stones during live TV debate

Kerala minister, Left candidate attacked with chair, stones during live TV debate

Kerala's Labour Minister Shibhu Baby John and his opponent candidate from the Left Front N Vijayan Pillai were attacked while participating in an election debate organised by a local TV channel by a violent mob on Thursday.

Campaigning ends for Bengal polls fifth phase

Campaigning ended on Thursday for the fifth phase of the West Bengal assembly elections involving 53 seats in three districts where balloting will take place on April 30.

West Bengal polls fifth phase to decide fate of four Narada 'stung' Trinamool biggies

West Bengal polls fifth phase to decide fate of four Narada 'stung' Trinamool biggies

With four of the Trinamool Congress leaders "caught" accepting "illegal money" in the purported Narada sting operation contesting the fifth phase of assembly polls on Saturday, it is seemingly a litmus test for West Bengal's ruling party which has been battling corruption charges levelled by the opposition.

Buddhadeb, Rahul share stage, call for saving West Bengal from TMC

Buddhadeb, Rahul share stage, call for saving West Bengal from TMC

Striking a rare show of bonhomie, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday shared the stage with veteran CPI-M leader and former chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee amid slogans calling for long life for the Congress-Left unity to save Bengal.

West Bengal polls: Mamata rakes up 2G scam, slams Congress, BJP, CPI(M)

West Bengal polls: Mamata rakes up 2G scam, slams Congress, BJP, CPI(M)

Facing Opposition heat on the Saradha scam and Naradha sting, Trianamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday hit back at the Congress by raking up 2G and coal scams which surfaced during the UPA regime and accused the Modi government of undermining the federal structure.

EC deploys more police observers for 5th phase of poll in West Bengal

Election Commission on Wednesday deployed more police observers for the fifth and penultimate phase of election to West Bengal assembly on April 30.

Over 78 percent turnout in fourth phase of West Bengal polls

Over 78 percent turnout in fourth phase of West Bengal polls

Amid sweltering heat, sporadic violence and allegations of electoral malpractice, over 78 percent of the 1.08 crore voters on Monday exercised their right to franchise across 49 constituencies bordering Kolkata in the fourth phase of the West Bengal assembly elections.

West Bengal polls: Voting for 49 seats in fourth phase held

Amidst unprecedented security to preempt any violence, polling for the fourth phase of West Bengal Assembly polls which will seal the fate of a number of Trinamool Congress ministers, began Monday morning.

Mamata holds road show in her constituency Bhowanipore

West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chairperson Mamata Banerjee on Sunday held yet another mammoth road show in the city, this time in her constituency Bhowanipore, urging people to bring her to power again.

WB polls: PM Modi says Mamata regime 'darker than Left'

WB polls: PM Modi says Mamata regime 'darker than Left'

Ridiculing West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her Trinamool Congress over corruption, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday batted for development, terming it the solution to all problems.

Assembly elections: Over 79 percent voter turnout in 3rd phase of polling in West Bengal; one dead in violence

Assembly elections: Over 79 percent voter turnout in 3rd phase of polling in West Bengal; one dead in violence

Amid incidents of violence that left one person dead and several others injured, West Bengal saw over 79 percent votes cast in 62 constituencies on Thursday in phase three of the Assembly elections.  

West Bengal Assembly elections, 3rd phase: As it happened

Phase III of assembly polls in 62 constituencies of West Bengal on Thursday witnessed a series of clashes between political rivals during which bombs were exploded but the violence failed to deter the electors who came out in large numbers, recording a 79.22 per cent voter turnout. The Election Commission said here that the turnout could be more as the figures were based on text messages sent by polling officials from the field till 5 pm.

CPI-M worker dies in Bengal violence

A CPI-M worker on Wednesday succumbed to injuries sustained in an attack allegedly by cadres of West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress in North 24 Parganas district, an Election Commission official said.

62 seats up for grabs in Bengal polls third phase

The high-octane West Bengal assembly election reaches an exciting leg on Thursday, with the poll caravan moving to the historic Murshidabad district that was once the capital of the Nawabs of Bengal, Bihar and Odisha, and reaches upto a part of Kolkata in the third phase of the staggered month-long exercise.

Probe Opposition's income from unknown sources: Mamata

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday demanded an investigation into the opposition parties' assets, alleging that the lion's share of the income of the Congress, BJP and CPI-M were from unknown sources.

Have we dug our grave: Left partner lashes out at Congress tie-up

All is not well in West Bengal Left Front, that has stuck together for 39 long years, including 34 years as a ruling coalition. Upset with LF spearhead CPI-M, a prominent partner is now raising questions about the tie-up with the Congress for the assembly polls, wondering "whether we have dug our own grave".

Ailing Buddhadeb hits campaign trail, leads huge road show

With the red flag fluttering alongside the Congress tricolour, an ailing former West Bengal chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Tuesday hit the campaign trail leading a huge road show in support of CPI-M candidates through the city's southern outskirts.

107 crorepatis in fray in next two phases of Bengal polls

As many as 107 candidates in the fray in the third and fourth phases of West Bengal assembly elections are crorepatis whereas 128 candidates have criminal cases against them.