State election 2021

Congress needs to take note of big setbacks in assembly polls, draw lessons: Sonia Gandhi

Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Monday said the party has to take note of its serious setbacks in assembly polls in several states, and face the reality to draw the right lessons.

May 10, 2021, 13:29 PM IST

Rs 4,000 as COVID pandemic relief, cut in Aavin milk price - MK Stalin's first order as Tamil Nadu CM

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin on Friday announced a COVID-19 pandemic time relief of Rs 4,000 for the people of the state, a cut in Aavin milk rate, and free travel for women in state-run buses.

May 07, 2021, 13:37 PM IST

The ultimate name game: Tamil Nadu's new Cabinet has a Stalin, Gandhi and Nehru

As DMK's MK Stalin is set to take oath as the new Chief Minister on May 7, he has a ‘Gandhi’ as well as a ‘Nehru’ as ministers. 

May 06, 2021, 22:19 PM IST

West Bengal: Seven BJP candidates lose election deposits after poll results

Of the 292 candidates who contested in the recently concluded Assembly elections in West Bengal, the deposits of seven BJP candidates have been forfeited.

May 06, 2021, 20:10 PM IST

N Rangasamy will take oath as new Chief Minister of Puducherry on May 7

AINRC Chief N Rangasamy will be Sworn in as Chief Minister of Union Territory of Puducherry at a brief ceremony here on Friday.

May 06, 2021, 18:19 PM IST

Mamata announces Rs 2 lakh compensation for kin of Bengal violence victims, accuses BJP of harassing Trinamool Congress

Accusing the BJP of harassing Trinamool Congress government in West Bengal ever after the assembly election result declaration, Mamata Banerjee said, "It's not been 24 hrs since this govt has taken charge, they are sending letters & teams & ministers.

May 06, 2021, 15:42 PM IST

TMC goons attacked my convoy in West Midnapore: Minister of State V Muraleedharan alleges on Twitter

Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan on Thursday (May 6, 2021) said that his convoy was attacked in the West Midnapore area, West Bengal by TMC goons. 

May 06, 2021, 15:05 PM IST

This debacle should be looked into: Kapil Sibal on Congress' poor performance in recent Assembly polls

Kapil Sibal said, "Congress has not performed well in the recently held Assembly polls. It failed in Assam and Kerala. The party could not secure a single seat in West Bengal."


May 06, 2021, 11:39 AM IST

Mamata Banerjee sworn-in as West Bengal CM for 3rd time amid protests over post-poll violence

Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee was on Wednesday sworn-in as the chief minister of West Bengal for the third consecutive term after a massive win in the state assembly elections.

May 05, 2021, 11:09 AM IST

'Congress needs to hit streets, come out of Twitter, Facebook’: Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on party's humiliating assembly poll debacle

Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury also cited the lack of support from the central leadership during electioneering in West Bengal. “After two rallies, Rahul Gandhiji stopped coming to West Bengal because of the COVID-19 situation. It also demoralised our workers and gave a handle to the ruling regime to humiliate us,” Chowdhury said.

May 04, 2021, 10:30 AM IST

DNA Exclusive: West Bengal in throes of violence after poll results, is democracy in danger in Mamata Banerjee's land?

Zee News Editor-in-Chief Sudhir Chaudhary on Monday (May 3) explained how Trinamool Congress is sponsoring violence carried out by its supporters and goons against those who cast their votes in favour of BJP in assembly election.

May 03, 2021, 23:34 PM IST

BJP hits out at Mamata Banerjee over post-poll result violence in Bengal, says 9 killed, 4,000 houses ransacked

The BJP hit out at Bengal Chief Minister Mamata for violence targeting its members and supporters in post-poll result violence in the state and said 4 of its workers have been killed in last few hours. 

May 03, 2021, 20:18 PM IST

Mamata Banerjee's oath-taking ceremony on May 5, CM to meet Bengal Governor today

Mamata Banerjee said that she would meet Bengal Governor Jagdish Dhankar at 7 pm on Monday and her party would take a call on the oath-taking and Cabinet formation in the evening. 

May 03, 2021, 17:42 PM IST

Mamata Banerjee calls a meeting with all TMC winning candidates at 4 pm today

The TMC supremo, Mamata Banerjee, is expected to meet Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar in the evening today to stake claim to form the next government in the state. 

May 03, 2021, 11:23 AM IST

We had set big target, says BJP state president Dilip Ghosh after TMC’s victory in West Bengal

Following TMC’S landmark victory in West Bengal, BJP State President Dilip Ghosh addressed a press conference on Sunday (May 2, 2021) in which the BJP leader said that his party will learn from its mistakes and is now already gearing up for 2026 polls.

May 03, 2021, 10:43 AM IST

JP Nadda to visit Bengal post poll violence, to meet kin of slain BJP workers

The Madras HC had said that EC 'should be put up on murder charges' for being the' most irresponsible institution'.

May 03, 2021, 09:48 AM IST

MNM chief Kamal Hasaan loses Coimbatore South seat to BJP’s Vanathi Srinivasan in Tamil Nadu Assembly election

The Actor-turned-politician and Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) chief Kamal Haasan who was contesting in Tamil Nadu Assembly elections, from the Coimbatore (South) constituency, lost the assembly seat on Sunday (May 2, 2021) after a neck-to-neck fight with BJP candidate Vanathi Srinivasan.

May 03, 2021, 07:34 AM IST

We will gradually fulfill our specific election promises: MK Stalin thanks TN people for voting DMK to power

DMK president M K Stalin said, "I thank the national leader who congratulated me. I will act on their advice and counsel. We are going to convene a meeting of the newly elected MLA the day after tomorrow and formally elect the chairman."

May 03, 2021, 07:31 AM IST

Assembly election 2021 results: TMC retains West Bengal, LDF makes comeback, DMK wins Tamil Nadu, Lotus blooms in Assam and Puducherry

Pinarayi Vijayan's Left Democratic Front has scripted history in Kerala by making the first re-election in over 44 years. 

May 03, 2021, 07:13 AM IST

Mamata Banerjee accuses Election Commission, BJP of playing dirty politics, says 'they made situation difficult for Trinamool Congress'

Mamata, who contested and lost the Nandigram seat, said she had decided to fight from there and not her home seat Bhabanipur in the city as she had led the anti-farmland acquisition movement there.

May 02, 2021, 23:18 PM IST