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  • Trinamool celebrates despite EC’s prohibitory order in Bengal

    Trinamool celebrates despite EC’s prohibitory order in Bengal

    There was widespread celebration across Kolkata following the huge lead maintained by the Chief Minister. Trinamool MLA from Kamarhati, Madan Mitra led a huge rally at Jadu Babu's market in Bhabanipur area to celebrate the victory of the Chief Minister, which is yet to be declared. He led the rally with drums and crackers and played 'Abir' with the supporters.

    October 3, 2021
  • Bhawanipore: EC deploys 20 more CAPF companies

    Bhawanipore: EC deploys 20 more CAPF companies

    “We have also opened three additional control rooms. There will be arrangements for 141 special vehicles to escort the EVMs. Two strong rooms to store the EVMs have been set up at the Sakhawat Memorial Govt Girls’ High School on Lord Sinha Road"

    September 30, 2021
  • Delhi HC notice to EC on PIL against parties offering cash in polls

    Delhi HC notice to EC on PIL against parties offering cash in polls

    The petition had also point out that the Congress and the Telugu Desam Party, in 2019 general election, offered cash to certain sections of the society. The Congress had announced Nyuntam aay Yogyna -- NYAY scheme. The high court issued notice to both these parties.

    September 15, 2021
  • Mamata suppressed facts in her affidavit, BJP complains to EC

    Mamata suppressed facts in her affidavit, BJP complains to EC

    Banerjee who was the TMC candidate from Nandigram faced similar objections from the then BJP candidate who had objected that Banerjee had not mentioned six cases pending against her. Of the six cases five are the same cases mentioned by Ghosh in his complaint.

    September 14, 2021
  • EC seeks report on doles announced for puja committees in Bengal

    EC seeks report on doles announced for puja committees in Bengal

    "During Banerjee's meeting with the puja committees on Tuesday, no organiser from Bhowanipur or Murshidabad was invited. So, the question of giving money to them doesn't arise,"

    September 9, 2021
  • Bhabanipur bypoll decision: CPIM smells TMC-EC nexus

    Bhabanipur bypoll decision: CPIM smells TMC-EC nexus

    What led to the outbreak of the criticism was the notification by the EC which said that while the Commission has decided not to hold by-polls in other 31 assembly constituencies in the country, it would do so only for Bhabanipur AC, considering a "special request" from the West Bengal government.

    September 6, 2021
  • Relief for TMC after EC announces bypoll

    Relief for TMC after EC announces bypoll

    “We are prepared and we have declared our candidates' names a few months back. We are confident that Mamata Banerjee will win the poll with a huge margin.”

    September 5, 2021
  • EVMS, VVPATs stuck, need them for upcoming polls, EC tells SC

    EVMS, VVPATs stuck, need them for upcoming polls, EC tells SC

    We have to maintain these EVMs and VVPAT machines and hearing is necessary as elections in states like Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and Punjab are coming up,"

    September 1, 2021
  • TMC delegation to meet EC today over bypolls

    TMC delegation to meet EC today over bypolls

    Conducting elections during the festive month of October is virtually impossible. So, by all means the polls will have to be concluded by September, a senior party leader said

    August 26, 2021
  • State CEO asked to gear up for polls by September-end: EC

    State CEO asked to gear up for polls by September-end: EC

    The five Assembly seats, where by-polls are due to be held are Bhawanipore, Khardha, Gosaba, Dinhata and Shantipur. Samsherganj and Jangipur in Murshidabad will witness polling due to the deaths of candidates.

    August 11, 2021
  • Election Commission blows bugle for Bengal bypolls

    Election Commission blows bugle for Bengal bypolls

    In a letter written to the district election officers (DEOs) of five districts, the chief electoral officer (CEO) of the state has asked them to arrange for first-hand testing for EVMs and VVPATs.

    July 17, 2021
  • Allahabad HC makes scathing comment on EC, govts

    Allahabad HC makes scathing comment on EC, govts

    A single-judge bench of Justice Siddharth Verma made these observations on Monday while granting protection from arrest 'on special grounds', till January 2022, to a builder based in Ghaziabad.

    May 12, 2021
  • Mamata approaches EC demanding recounting in Nandigram

    Mamata approaches EC demanding recounting in Nandigram

    In the letter, the ruling party alleged that certain ‘preposterous' and ‘illegal' things have happened during the counting of votes in Nandigram for which it is demanding immediate recounting.

    May 3, 2021
  • EC curtails campaigning for remaining poll phases

    EC curtails campaigning for remaining poll phases

    The move came on the heels of an all party meeting convened by the Election Commission to exchange views with representatives of 10 recognised political parties in view of the Covid surge and Calcutta High Court’s recent observation.

    April 17, 2021
  • EC deploys 853 companies of central forces in 5th phase of Bengal polls

    EC deploys 853 companies of central forces in 5th phase of Bengal polls

    Sources in the Commission said that of the 853 companies, 283 will be deployed only in North 24 Parganas district with 107 companies in Basirhat police district, 61 companies in Barrackpore police commissionerate, 46 companies in Bidhannagar police commissionerate and the rest 69 companies in Barasat police district.

    April 15, 2021
  • EC issues another show cause notice to WB CM Mamata Banerjee

    EC issues another show cause notice to WB CM Mamata Banerjee

    The new EC notice, issued on Thursday night, has asked the chief minister to submit her written explanation to the commission before 11 a.m. on April 10

    April 9, 2021
  • Cong, BJP welcome EC decision; Left doubts ‘peaceful poll’

    Cong, BJP welcome EC decision; Left doubts ‘peaceful poll’

    CPI-M politburo member Md Salim said there must be proper arrangements by ECI at the booths and alleged, in many of the booths, armed goons enter with police help while central forces are found don’t take action.

    February 27, 2021