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  • Parties gearing up for Bengaluru civic polls

    Parties gearing up for Bengaluru civic polls

    There is a good impression about AAP and people feel that AAP can put an end to their sufferings. AAP had taken up postcard movement on potholes in Bengaluru.

    June 24, 2022
  • BJP secures clean sweep in Guwahati civic polls

    BJP secures clean sweep in Guwahati civic polls

    The saffron party won 58 seats, while one each went in favour of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Asom Jatiya Parishad (AJP).

    April 24, 2022
  • Sporadic incidents of violence in Bengal municipal polls

    Sporadic incidents of violence in Bengal municipal polls

    In Bhatpara municipality, the pocket borough of BJP MP Arjun Singh, the situation was tense as sporadic clashes erupted between TMC and BJP supporters.

    February 28, 2022
  • Assess security situation in poll-bound wards: Calcutta HC to SEC

    Assess security situation in poll-bound wards: Calcutta HC to SEC

    The court said the SEC will examine the ground situation in each of the 108 municipalities and decide whether to deploy paramilitary forces. Relevant circumstances need to be cited if the decision favours the deployment of central forces.

    February 24, 2022
  • SEC acting at TMC’s behest: Dilip Ghosh

    SEC acting at TMC’s behest: Dilip Ghosh

    Mr Ghosh said, “The State Election Commissioner is facing the music in the Calcutta High Court every now and then and yet he behaves like a 'servant' of the TMC and maintains a partisan attitude towards the Opposition members.”

    February 16, 2022
  • Bengal: Mamata’s TMC sweeps civic polls

    Bengal: Mamata’s TMC sweeps civic polls

    Criticising the BJP, Left and Congress, Miss Banerjee said: "BJP got votes in North Bengal including Siliguri, Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri, Coochbehar, Alipurduar and North and South Dinajpur but they have done nothing for the people. We will work for the people and give them all sorts of civic facilities."

    February 15, 2022
  • Dilip Ghosh obstructed by cops during poll campaign

    Dilip Ghosh obstructed by cops during poll campaign

    “Even TMC supporters came here, more than 200 supporters, to obstruct our movement but they were allowed there. I and my guards were prevented, "

    January 30, 2022
  • Bengal: Polling in four civic bodies deferred till Feb 12

    Bengal: Polling in four civic bodies deferred till Feb 12

    The decision to defer the election was taken after the state government wrote a letter to the Commission on Saturday morning that they do not have any objection if the SEC decides to postpone the election for another 4 to 6 weeks considering the Covid situation in the state.

    January 15, 2022
  • Civic election fever heats up in Siliguri

    Civic election fever heats up in Siliguri

    While the AITC Siliguri district president, Papiya Ghosh, today claimed that there was only "one candidate and one face of candidates" in all the 47 wards in Siliguri, who is the party supremo and chief minister Mamata Banerjee, senior TMC leader as well as former minister and mayoral candidate Gautam Deb said, "Siliguri Ebaar Didi-k Chay Siliguri wants Mamata Di this time) for development here, with proper coordination with the state government."

    January 13, 2022
  • Governance in Bengal has become a circus: CPM

    Governance in Bengal has become a circus: CPM

    “It is understandable that the ruling party wants to loot votes to win the civic polls. By setting the polling date on 22 January, it gives us no time for campaigns. It was apparent that the decisions being taken by the state government are preposterous since after announcing that trains services will be stopped after 7 pm, the government was forced to extend it till 10pm. Chief minister does not care as long as her entertainment shows and Ganga Sagar mela continues but is ready to compromise when it comes to essential things such as elections, train services, educational institutions and transportation,”

    January 5, 2022
  • Covid scare: SEC bans road shows, bike rallies

    Covid scare: SEC bans road shows, bike rallies

    A maximum number of 500 people are allowed in a political party meeting conducted in an open space (big ground with separate entry and exit). A maximum number of 200 people, or 50 per cent of the seating capacity of the hall are allowed in a political party meeting conducted in a conference hall,”

    January 4, 2022
  • Discontent in TMC camp over poll candidature

    Discontent in TMC camp over poll candidature

    Notably, some former councilors like Nikhil Sahani, Durga Singh, Satyajit Adhikari, Rabi Roy and Chandrani Mondal were denied party tickets this time around. As a result, discontent has grown in the party, party sources said.

    January 1, 2022
  • Mamata chairs meet to finalise TMC civic body poll candidates

    Mamata chairs meet to finalise TMC civic body poll candidates

    Trinamul leaders are concerned about both Asansol Municipal Corporations (AMC) and Siliguri Municipal Corporation (SMC). In last SMC poll, Left Front formed the board and Mr Asoke Bhattacharya was the Mayor. But in this year’s Assembly poll, CPIM candidate Asoke Bhattacharya was defeated by BJP. So Trinamul has now two opponents in SMC -BJP and CPI-M.

    December 31, 2021
  • TMC may name candidates for KMC polls today; election to other civic bodies by April

    TMC may name candidates for KMC polls today; election to other civic bodies by April

    The focus would be on whether Firhad Hakim, chairman of the KMC board of administrators, Atin Ghosh, Debashish Kumar and Debabrata Majumdar, all councillors and board members would be considered for re-nomination for the 19 December polls.

    November 26, 2021
  • Dhankhar seeks more details on Howrah Bill

    Dhankhar seeks more details on Howrah Bill

    SEC sources said that the state poll panel was now in the process of seeking consultation of the lawyers to veer round the fact whether there could be any possibility to hold polls to Kolkata Municipal Corporation alone as per schedule.

    November 25, 2021
  • Be ‘non-partisan’, hold civic polls together in state: Dhankhar to SEC

    Be ‘non-partisan’, hold civic polls together in state: Dhankhar to SEC

    “SEC @MamataOfficial was categorically indicated that its authority of exercising “superintendence, direction and control of the preparation of electoral rolls for, and the conduct of all elections to the Municipalities” is in no manner qualified or diluted by any state law,”

    November 24, 2021
  • Sloth in the Quango

    Sloth in the Quango

    One must give it to her that the rather unusual state intervention in the running of civic bodies has been necessitated by the overwhelming sloth and indifference; both are likely to impinge on the outcome of the poll on 19 December.

    November 19, 2021