West Bengal Elections: News

23 Jul 2022

West Bengal

Teacher recruitment scam: ED arrests West Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) arrested West Bengal Commerce and Industry Minister Partha Chatterjee in Kolkata on Saturday for his suspected involvement in the teacher recruitment scam.

11 Jul 2022

West Bengal

Kali row: Modi invokes Goddess Kali; Mahua Moitra hits back

The political controversy surrounding Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Mahua Moitra's remarks about Goddess Kali continued to rage on as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and TMC trade barbs.

27 Sep 2021

West Bengal

BJP's Ghosh heckled; forced to cut short Bhabanipur by-poll campaign

The last day of campaigning for the Bhabanipur by-poll was marked by chaos and violence in the South Kolkata area.

10 Sep 2021

West Bengal

Who is Priyanka Tibrewal, the BJP candidate challenging Mamata Banerjee?

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has fielded its youth wing leader and lawyer Priyanka Tibrewal against West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in the crucial Bhabanipur by-poll.

19 Jun 2021

West Bengal

SC judge Indira Banerjee recuses from WB post-poll violence case

Supreme Court judge Indira Banerjee recused herself from hearing a petition on the alleged post-poll violence in West Bengal in May in which BJP workers were killed.

18 Jun 2021

West Bengal

Mamata Banerjee challenges Suvendu Adhikari's Nandigram win, hearing next week

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has filed a petition in the Calcutta High Court, challenging her election defeat in Nandigram to the rival BJP's Suvendu Adhikari.

07 Jun 2021

BJP Government

BJP to train 1L volunteers to perform essential medical services

The BJP on Sunday concluded a review of its performance in the recently-held assembly polls and the relief work done by its workers in the wake of the second COVID-19 wave and said it will train one lakh health volunteers to operate medical devices and perform essential medical services.

02 Jun 2021

West Bengal

Thirty-seven BJP workers died in Bengal after election results: Ghosh

West Bengal BJP President Dilip Ghosh on Tuesday claimed that 37 party workers were killed in the state after the recent assembly election results.

12 May 2021

Dalit

NCSC asked to postpone Bengal visit inquiring into 'Dalit atrocities'

The West Bengal government has asked the National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) to postpone its visit to the state to inquire into alleged atrocities against Dalits during post-poll violence in the state, citing the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions and protocols.

05 May 2021

West Bengal

Hindus in Bengal terrified, will use right of self-defense: VHP

Expressing anger over the post-poll violence in West Bengal, the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP), on Tuesday, said the Hindu society in the state is terrified by the unabated political attacks and has the full right of self-defense.

04 May 2021

Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal post-poll violence leaves dozen dead; Centre seeks report

The Centre on Monday sought a report from the West Bengal government regarding the "post-election violence targeting Opposition political workers in the state."

03 May 2021

Mamata Banerjee

How Mamata Banerjee can retain CM status despite Nandigram loss

Even as the Trinamool Congress (TMC) recorded a landslide victory in the recent West Bengal Assembly elections, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee lost in the Nandigram constituency to her former aide-turned-rival Suvendu Adhikari of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in a battle that went down to the wire.

02 May 2021

Mamata Banerjee

Mamata Banerjee-led TMC poised to retain West Bengal

The ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) has taken a comfortable lead in West Bengal, which witnessed one of the most high-octane campaigns in the last few weeks.

02 May 2021

Tamil Nadu

Counting of votes begins for four states and one UT

This morning, the counting of votes began for Assembly elections that were recently held in West Bengal, Puducherry, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Assam.

29 Apr 2021

Tamil Nadu

#ExitPolls: Tight race in Bengal; DMK to sweep Tamil Nadu

With the completion of the eighth and final phase of the West Bengal election on Thursday, Assembly polls in five states/union territories have concluded.

29 Apr 2021

West Bengal

West Bengal: Polling for last phase begins amid raging pandemic

Voting for the eighth and final phase of Assembly elections in West Bengal started this morning at 7 am, at a time when the state is struggling to stem the spread of coronavirus.

22 Apr 2021

Narendra Modi

Modi cancels Bengal poll visit tomorrow; to chair COVID-19 meetings

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced the cancellation of his visit to poll-bound West Bengal on Friday in light of the COVID-19 situation in the state.

22 Apr 2021

Trinamool Congress

West Bengal election: TMC worker shot at; party blames CRPF

A worker of the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) in West Bengal was shot at on Thursday as the state voted for the sixth phase of the Assembly elections, the party said, blaming the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) for the incident.

22 Apr 2021

Trinamool Congress

Amid coronavirus surge, sixth phase of polling begins in Bengal

The sixth phase of polling began today at 7 am in West Bengal, at a time when the nation is struggling to control the spread of coronavirus.

21 Apr 2021

Mamata Banerjee

'Monumental incompetence': Mamata slams Modi government's COVID-19 management

Slamming the Narendra Modi government for its "monumental incompetence" in COVID-19 management, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said the Centre allowed the open market sale of coronavirus vaccines only after shipments to foreign countries that led to the depletion of stocks in India.

16 Apr 2021

West Bengal

Five poll contestants test COVID-19 positive in West Bengal

At least five candidates of different parties contesting the ongoing assembly election in West Bengal have tested positive for COVID-19, a health department official said on Friday.

CID to probe Cooch Behar CISF firing that killed four

West Bengal CID, on Friday, took over the case of the killing of four people in firing by the CISF during polling in Cooch Behar on April 10, a senior government official said.

15 Apr 2021

Mamata Banerjee

Mamata asks EC to club 4 final Bengal election phases

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday urged the Election Commission to hold the remaining four phases of the state Assembly elections in one day.

15 Apr 2021

Kolkata

Rezaul Haque, Congress candidate in West Bengal, dies of COVID-19

Congress candidate Rezaul Haque, who tested positive for COVID-19 two days ago, died at a hospital in Kolkata early on Thursday, the State Health Department sources said.

13 Apr 2021

Mamata Banerjee

Banned from campaigning, Mamata Banerjee sits on dharna in Kolkata

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who has been at odds with the Election Commission since the Assembly polls started, sat on a dharna today to protest the polling body's decision to ban her from campaigning for 24 hours till 8 pm.

11 Apr 2021

Trinamool Congress

Forces opened fire in Cooch Behar to save lives: EC

The Election Commission said on Saturday that central forces had opened fire in the Cooch Behar district of West Bengal to save lives.

10 Apr 2021

Narendra Modi

BJP, TMC spar over Cooch Behar deaths; PM blames Banerjee

After the fourth phase of Assembly polls in West Bengal was mired in violence, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a sharp attack on Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her Trinamool Congress party.

10 Apr 2021

India

Violence erupts in Bengal, 4 shot dead; EC seeks report

Four people were reportedly shot dead on Saturday when security personnel opened fire after being attacked in Sitalkuchi in West Bengal's Cooch Behar district as the state went to polls in its fourth phase of the ongoing Assembly elections.

10 Apr 2021

Mamata Banerjee

Fourth-phase of Bengal polls begins; Union Minister, TMC heavyweights contesting

Voting for the fourth phase of West Bengal Assembly polls began at 7 am today. In this phase, 44 seats are up for grabs.

06 Apr 2021

Trinamool Congress

TMC candidate Sujata Mondal attacked by BJP workers, alleges party

As voting progressed for the third phase of polling in West Bengal, Trinamool Congress (TMC) candidate Sujata Mondal was allegedly attacked by workers of the rival Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

06 Apr 2021

Trinamool Congress

West Bengal: Poll officer takes EVMs to TMC leader's house

A polling officer in West Bengal was suspended after he took four Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and four Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trails (VVPATs) to the house of his relative, who is a Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader.

05 Apr 2021

Trinamool Congress

Jaya Bachchan to campaign for Trinamool Congress in Bengal

Veteran film actor and Samajwadi Party (SP) Member of Parliament Jaya Bachchan is set to campaign for the ruling Trinamool Congress party (TMC) in West Bengal during the ongoing Assembly elections in the state.

04 Apr 2021

Kailash Vijayvargiya

BJP to implement CAA in Bengal, not NRC: Kailash Vijayvargiya

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya said on Sunday that the party had no plans to conduct the National Register of Citizens (NRC) exercise in West Bengal.

04 Apr 2021

Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal election: EC rejects Mamata's discrepancy claims at Nandigram

The Election Commission of India on Saturday rejected West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's allegations of disruptions at a polling booth in Nandigram.

01 Apr 2021

Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal election: Suvendu Adhikari's convoy attacked in Nandigram

Amid phase two of polling in West Bengal, the convoy of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Suvendu Adhikari was attacked on Thursday afternoon.

01 Apr 2021

Trinamool Congress

West Bengal election: BJP worker found dead in Nandigram

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) worker Uday Dubey was found hanging at his home in Nandigram in West Bengal's Purba Medinipur district on Thursday.

29 Mar 2021

Mamata Banerjee

Amit Shah attacks Mamata on death of BJP member's mother

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday condoled the death of the mother of a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) worker allegedly attacked by Trinamool Congress (TMC) members.

28 Mar 2021

Assam

BJP will win Bengal election with over 200 seats: Shah

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday said that the saffron party will win the West Bengal elections with more than 200 seats.

21 Mar 2021

Amit Shah

Amit Shah releases BJP's manifesto for West Bengal election

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday released the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) manifesto for the Assembly polls in West Bengal.

21 Mar 2021

Trinamool Congress

West Bengal election: Suvendu Adhikari's father leaves TMC, joins BJP

Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Sisir Adhikari on Sunday joined the rival Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).