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  • Campaigning closes for sixth phase of Bengal polls

    Campaigning closes for sixth phase of Bengal polls

    Polling will be held in 17 constituencies in North 24 Parganas, nine each in Nadia and Uttar Dinajpur and 8 in Purba Bardhaman

    April 20, 2021
  • Rahul Gandhi cancels all his public rallies in Bengal amid Covid surge

    Rahul Gandhi cancels all his public rallies in Bengal amid Covid surge

     He tweeted, “In view of the Covid situation, I am suspending all my public rallies in West Bengal. I would advise all political leaders to think deeply about the consequences of holding large public rallies under the current circumstances.”

    April 18, 2021
  • Mamata urges remaining phases held in one go

    Mamata urges remaining phases held in one go

    The EC has ruled out the possibility of either curtailing or clubbing the remaining poll phases in Bengal, citing logistical problems

    April 16, 2021
  • Mamata stages dharna against EC’s 24-hr ban on campaign

    Mamata stages dharna against EC’s 24-hr ban on campaign

    Banerjee had earlier tweeted that the ban is "undemocratic and unconstitutional". Before she arrived at the spot, TMC workers began sloganeering. The on-duty Kolkata police urged the TMC supporters to refrain from sloganeering.

    April 14, 2021
  • Mamata banned from campaigning for 24 hours

    Mamata banned from campaigning for 24 hours

    Mamata Banerjee announced a sit-in protest against the ban.

    April 13, 2021
  • Will fight sectarian divide: CM on EC notice

    Will fight sectarian divide: CM on EC notice

    The poll panel had on Wednesday issued a notice to Banerjee for violating the model code of conduct, after she allegedly urged the Muslim community to vote en block for the TMC.

    April 9, 2021
  • Trinamul team meets EC

    Trinamul team meets EC

    This afternoon, Trinamul Congress released a tape of telephone conversation where BJP vice president Mukul Roy was asking Sishir Bajoria of the BJP to go the Election Commission and demand the change of existing norms and allow a voter of West Bengal can be present in any polling booth.

    March 28, 2021
  • TMC writes to EC over CAPF ‘neutrality’

    TMC writes to EC over CAPF ‘neutrality’

    The Trinamul Congress’s letter to the EC regarding force deployment assumed significant as the poll panel, which is uncompromising regarding security to ensure free and fair polls and whose full bench had only yesterday at a meeting with DMs, SPs, and CPs of eight districts of North Bengal had asked the officers concerned to commission the process of “web casting” and had also hinted at ramping up force deployment to at least 1,000 companies when the polls begin.

    March 25, 2021
  • Suvendu ‘harbouring criminals’, TMC tells EC

    Suvendu ‘harbouring criminals’, TMC tells EC

    In the letter, TMC spokesperson Derek O’ Brien has written, “It has come to our knowledge that Suvendu Adhikari, the candidate fielded by BJP in Nandigram has been harbouring criminals, who are non-residents of Nandigram."

    March 24, 2021
  • Independence of EC can’t be compromised in democracy: SC

    Independence of EC can’t be compromised in democracy: SC

    A bench headed by Justice R.F. Nariman said entrusting additional charge of state election commissioner to a government official is a mockery of the Constitution. The bench emphasized that a compromise on the independence of the Election Commission (EC) is not acceptable, and only independent persons should be the election commissioners.

    March 12, 2021