The eight-phased polls in West Bengal reaches the halfway mark as voting takes place today for the 44 seats covering Cooch Behar and Alipurduar districts in north Bengal and parts of South 24 Parganas, Howrah and Hoogly in the southern part of the state. Union Minister Babul Supriyo, state ministers Partha Chatterjee and Arup Biswas are among the 373 candidates… Continue reading "Phase 4 of election in West Bengal begins"
Over 20 crore people from Assam, Bengal, Kerala, Tamilnadu and Puducherry are voting in a mammoth electoral exercise today. For the latter three, this is the first and only phase of polling. It is Assam’s third and final, while Bengal has five more. Kerala saw a 13.88 per cent turnout, Bengal saw 14.62 per cent and Assam saw 12.83 per… Continue reading "Brisk polling reported from States undergoing election today"
Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam showered encomiums on Prime Minister Narendra Modi at NDA’s public meeting in Dharapuram on Tuesday. “The PM works for the development of India without wasting even a minute. He has made the dream of Indians to lift India as superpower come true,” EPS said. “As far as TN is… Continue reading "EPS, OPS heap praise on Modi"
The Election Commission has asked DMK leader A Raja to explain his stance over his remarks against Tamilnadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami’s mother. He has been asked to give an explanation on or before 6 pm on 31 March. Tamilnadu Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Satyabrata Sahoo has sent a report to the Election Commission of India (ECI) regarding the derogatory… Continue reading "ECI asks Raja to explain his stance on remarks against CM’s mother"
Bengal and Assam began voting today in the first phase of Assembly elections for each state. Voting is taking place in 30 seats in Bengal and 47 in Assam. In Bengal, the ruling Trinamool and the opposition BJP – who have waged an often vicious campaign over the past few weeks – will each be eager to make a strong… Continue reading "First phase of voting begins in Assam and West Bengal"
On the last day of filing of nominations on Friday, candidates of several parties thronged the election offices to file their papers. Election Commission sources said more than 4,500 candidates, including over 3,500 men and more than 700 women, have filed their papers for the 234-Assembly seats. For the Kanniyakumari bypoll, which had necessitated following the death of Congress MP… Continue reading "Curtains come down on nomainations for TN Assembly polls"
The AIADMK has formally sought the BJP’s support for the Nanguneri and Vikravandi byelections, according to Deputy Chief Minister and AIADMK coordinator O Panneerselvam. Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and Panneerselvam on Monday formally sought the BJP’s support. They met BJP national general secretary P Muralidhar Rao who is in charge of the party’s affairs in Tamil Nadu, at the… Continue reading "AIADMK seeks BJP’s support for Vikravandi, Nanguneri by-polls"
Tiruvarur District election officer and collector L Nirmal Raj has called for an all-party meet to know the view of various political parties on whether to conduct Tiruvarur by-election or not. Tamil Nadu Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Satyabrata Sahoo on Friday asked Nirmal Raj for his comments on a representation made by D. Raja, the Communist Party of India’s Member… Continue reading "Tiruvarur: EC calls for all-party meet; Stalin, AIADMK, TTV hit out at each other"