West Bengal Elections: News
15 Apr 2021Kolkata
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 2021Mamata 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.
10 Apr 2021Narendra 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 2021India
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 2021Mamata 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 2021Trinamool 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 2021Trinamool 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 2021Trinamool 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 2021Kailash 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 2021Mamata 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 2021Mamata 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 2021Trinamool 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 2021Mamata 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 2021Assam
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 2021Amit 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 2021Trinamool 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).
18 Mar 2021Arun Govil
Arun Govil joins BJP; party announces 148 Bengal poll candidates
Actor Arun Govil, who is best known for playing the role of Lord Rama in the 1987 television show Ramayana, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in New Delhi on Thursday.
16 Mar 2021Amit Shah
Shah, Nadda hold meetings amid protests over BJP Bengal candidates
Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President JP Nadda have held meetings as the party's candidates for the upcoming West Bengal elections invited protests.
16 Mar 2021Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
Swapan Dasgupta resigns from Rajya Sabha amid BJP candidature controversy
Columnist Swapan Dasgupta on Tuesday resigned from the Rajya Sabha. Dasgupta had been given a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ticket for the upcoming West Bengal elections.
15 Mar 2021Mamata Banerjee
'People's pain bigger': Wheelchair-bound Mamata Banerjee addresses poll rally
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday addressed a campaign rally in the state's Purulia district, days after suffering injuries in an alleged attack.
14 Mar 2021Tamil Nadu
BJP announces election candidates for Kerala, TN, Assam, Bengal
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday announced its candidates for the upcoming Assembly elections in Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and West Bengal.
14 Mar 2021Kolkata
West Bengal election: Mamata Banerjee's wheelchair roadshow in Kolkata today
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who was hospitalized after an alleged attack, will lead a roadshow in the state capital Kolkata in a wheelchair.
13 Mar 2021Mamata Banerjee
Mamata offered to be exchanged for Kandahar hostages: Yashwant Sinha
In 1999, Mamata Banerjee, a Union Cabinet Minister back then, had offered herself as a hostage in exchange for the passengers of the hijacked Indian Airlines plane to Kandahar, former Union Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha said on Saturday.
11 Mar 2021Mamata Banerjee
Mamata releases video from hospital; urges supporters to stay calm
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who was allegedly attacked on Wednesday, urged her supporters to maintain calm in a video message from the hospital.
10 Mar 2021Mamata Banerjee
'Pushed by 4-5 people'; Mamata injured while campaigning in Nandigram
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee reportedly sustained injuries on her leg after she was allegedly pushed in Nandigram on Wednesday.
08 Mar 2021Trinamool Congress
Bengal election: Denied tickets, 5 sitting TMC MLAs join BJP
Ahead of the Assembly elections in West Bengal, five sitting MLAs of the Trinamool Congress (TMC) joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
07 Mar 2021Narendra Modi
Kolkata rally: Modi takes dig at Mamata; promises 'Sonar Bangla'
Launching the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) election campaign in West Bengal, Prime Minister Narendra Modi targeted state Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at a rally in Kolkata on Sunday.
07 Mar 2021Narendra Modi
Bengal election: Mithun Chakraborty joins BJP at Modi's Kolkata rally
Ahead of the Assembly elections in West Bengal, actor and former Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Mithun Chakraborty joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday.
07 Mar 2021Mamata Banerjee
Mamata has no connect; I'm Nandigram's bhumiputra: Suvendu Adhikari
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Suvendu Adhikari on Saturday slammed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee ahead of the upcoming polls in the state.
05 Mar 2021Mamata Banerjee
TMC releases first candidates' list; Mamata to contest from Nandigram
The ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) party in West Bengal on Friday released its first list of candidates for the upcoming Assembly elections in the state.
25 Feb 2021Trinamool Congress
Ahead of West Bengal polls, actress Paayel Sarkar joins BJP
Bengali actress Paayel Sarkar, who shot to stardom in the Hindi television industry with the serial Love Story, on Thursday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ahead of the intense West Bengal polls.
22 Jan 2021West Bengal
West Bengal Minister Rajib Banerjee resigns from Mamata Banerjee's Cabinet
In yet another setback to CM Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal Government, the state's Forest Minister Rajib Banerjee has announced his resignation from the position on Friday.
18 Nov 2018West Bengal
TMC lacks honest intentions as anti-BJP force: WB Congress chief
West Bengal Congress President Somen Mitra has said that it would be better for his party to go it alone in the state in the next Lok Sabha election as the ruling TMC "lacks honest intentions" as an anti-BJP force.
14 May 2018Twitter
Derek O'Brien's insensitive statements on Bengal violence infuriates Twitter users
Many Twitter users slammed senior Trinamool Congress leader Derek O'Brein for his insensitive comments on violence that prevailed across West Bengal during panchayat elections today.
14 May 2018West Bengal
102-year-old votes in WB Panchayat polls, lesson for Chetan Bhagat
This heart-warming image of a 102-year-old woman voting in West Bengal Panchayat polls is an impeccable proof of India's functioning democracy.
14 May 2018West Bengal
West Bengal: Locals retrieve ballot-box from pond. Safe keeping much?
In a surprising incident, a ballot box was retrieved from a pond in West Bengal's Sonadangi, earlier today. It is still not clear how the box landed in the pond.
13 Apr 2018West Bengal
Calcutta HC stays WB panchayat polls till further orders
The Calcutta HC has stayed the panchayat election process in West Bengal, till further orders.
03 Nov 2017Mamata Banerjee
Former TMC leader Mukul Roy joins BJP
Over two months after Mukul Roy was ousted from the Trinamool Congress, the senior leader has now joined the BJP.
22 May 2017West Bengal
West Bengal RS polls race heats up
The race for the ensuing Rajya Sabha elections in West Bengal is heating up, after CM Mamata Banerjee took to Facebook to announce the candidates from the Trinamool Congress.