West Bengal Assembly Elections 2016

Narada sting case: CBI registers preliminary enquiry

The CBI has registered preliminary enquiry in connection with the Narada sting tapes in which several Trinamool Congress leaders were allegedly caught on camera taking money.

Mar 20, 2017, 20:51 PM IST

'I swear my allegiance to Sonia ji, Rahul ji', say West Bengal Congress MLAs on a stamp paper

The MLAs were also made to give an undertaking that they would not “get involved in any anti-party activity”.

May 25, 2016, 09:39 AM IST

West Bengal Assembly Elections: This 103-year-old cast his maiden vote today

Doddering and frail but nevertheless beaming with pride, 103-year-old former enclave dweller Mohammed Ajgar Ali cast his maiden vote in the sixth and final phase of the West Bengal elections on Thursday.

May 05, 2016, 15:04 PM IST

West Bengal polls: Modi-Mamata collusion 'threat' to democracy, says Sonia Gandhi

Sonia Gandhi on Monday hit out at PM Narendra Modi and CM Mamata Banerjee for making "false promises".

Apr 26, 2016, 16:44 PM IST

Mamata goes hi-tech, uses Facebook 360 degree video for campaigning in West Bengal

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee became the first Indian politician to use a Facebook 360 video for an election rally.

Apr 22, 2016, 17:28 PM IST

West Bengal Assembly Elections: 3rd phase of polling on Thursday; fate of 62 constituencies to be sealed

Security has been beefed-up for the third phase of the West Bengal assembly elections in 62 constituencies, going to take place on Thursday.

Apr 20, 2016, 23:52 PM IST

West Bengal Assembly Elections: ECI issues show-cause notice to Trinamool's Rezzak Mollah again

The Election Commission on Wednesday issued show-cause notice to Trinamool Congress candidate Abdur Rezzak Mollah over his "objectionable" remarks against the BJP's actress-turned poll contestant Roopa Ganguly, an official said.

Apr 20, 2016, 23:44 PM IST

West Bengal polls: Candidates already decided, would have thought if sting tapes came out earlier, says Mamata Banerjee

The TMC had dismissed the videos as "doctored" and part of a "smear campaign" by its political rivals.

Apr 18, 2016, 00:03 AM IST

West Bengal Assembly Elections: Nearly 80 percent turnout in second phase

Nearly 80 percent of about 1.22 crore voters exercised their right to franchise across 56 constituencies in the second phase of elections to the West Bengal Assembly on Sunday.

Apr 17, 2016, 20:58 PM IST

EC files two FIRs against Trinamool's Anubrata Mondal

The Election Commission on Sunday lodged two FIRs against Trinamool strongman and Birbhum district chief Anubrata Mondal for violating statutory orders and the poll code.

Apr 17, 2016, 20:53 PM IST

West Bengal Assembly elections, phase two: As it happened

The second phase of the West Bengal Assembly elections began here on Sunday. 383 candidates including 33 women are in the fray for the 56 seats spread in seven districts.​ Here are all the LIVE updates:-

Apr 17, 2016, 19:38 PM IST

WB polls: Trinamool Congress mocks PM Modi, defends Bengal government replying to EC notice

West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress on Sunday mocked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and affirmed the legality of the state government replying to the Election Commission's notice to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee over violation of the model code of conduct.

Apr 17, 2016, 19:01 PM IST

West Bengal Assembly polls 2016: Mamata fighting EC, not political parties, says PM Narendra Modi

PM Modi on Sunday alleged that West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee is fighting the battle with the Election Commission and not with other political parties.

Apr 17, 2016, 18:07 PM IST

WATCH: Clash between CPI(M), TMC workers outside Malda booth during West Bengal Assembly elections

Here is the video of clash between CPI(M) and TMC workers outside a polling booth in Malda during West Bengal Assembly elections.

Apr 17, 2016, 12:54 PM IST

Security tighten for second phase of polling in West Bengal on Sunday

Security has been beefed-up for the second phase of the West Bengal Assembly elections in 56 constituencies spread over seven districts on Sunday.

Apr 17, 2016, 00:29 AM IST

West Bengal polls second phase crucial for Left-Congress combine

Against the backdrop of a battle of nerves between the Election Commission and West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress, 56 assembly constituencies go to the hustings on Sunday, mostly covering a region where the newly formed Left Front-Congress alliance is hoping to come up with its strongest showing.

Apr 16, 2016, 20:45 PM IST

West Bengal Assembly polls: EC orders constant watch, videography on Trinamool's Mondal

Following up on its assurance of "urgent legal action" against Trinamool Congress leader Anubrata Mondal, the Election Commission on Friday ordered the controversial leader's movements be kept under "constant watch" during the entire assembly poll period.

Apr 15, 2016, 21:11 PM IST

EC removes Birbhum SP, three other police officers

Cracking the whip hours after a day's visit by its full bench to West Bengal, the Election Commission on Thursday removed Birbhum district police superintendent Mukesh and officers of three police stations of the district where assembly polls will be held on April 17.

Apr 15, 2016, 00:26 AM IST

Post-poll violence under scanner, more central forces in Bengal: EC

Iterating its commitment to a free and fair election process, the Election Commission on Thursday said it is viewing incidences of post-poll violence in West Bengal "seriously" and announced as many as 800 companies of central forces will be pressed into service from the second phase of the assembly polls in the state.

Apr 14, 2016, 22:08 PM IST

EC full bench to reach Kolkata for poll preparedness review

The full bench of the Election Commission, headed by Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi, will arrive in Kolkata on Thursday to take stock of the election preparedness ahead of the second phase of assembly polls on April 17.

Apr 13, 2016, 22:36 PM IST