Polling began at 7 am today for 35 seats in the eighth phase of the assembly elections in West Bengal amid the rampaging second wave of COVID-19. Long queues were seen outside most polling booths since early morning, raising concern over the spread of the infection even as the Election Commission said that all precautionary measures are in place. The… Continue reading "Last phase of polling begins in West Bengal"
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The sixth phase of assembly elections in Bengal are being held in the shadow of spiralling Covid cases. In a first, Bengal has crossed the 10,000-mark, logging 10,748 fresh cases. 43 assembly seats across four districts are up for polls in this phase. This is a crucial phase for the ruling Trinamool Congress and the challenger BJP. The Samyukta Morcha… Continue reading "Phase 6 of polling in West Bengal begins"
West Bengal chief electoral officer (CEO) Aariz Aftab Wednesday called an all party meeting on April 16 following the Calcutta High Court direction to the Chief Electoral Officer and all district magistrates in the state to ensure strict implementation of COVID-19 protocol during campaigning for the remaining four phases of the state election, an Election official said. All political parties… Continue reading "Election Commission to ensure implementation of Covid 19 protocol in West Bengal"
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah will address several public programs in poll-bound West Bengal today. At 12:00 noon, the Prime Minister will address an election rally at Talit Sai Centre in Purba Bardhaman district. After that, he will also hold rallies in Kalyani University Grounds in Nadia district at 1.40 pm and the Barasat area… Continue reading "Modi and Amit Shah to hold rallies in West Bengal"
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"
Promising ”KG to PG” free education, 33 per cent quota in government jobs, free travel in public transport for women, strict enforcement of the new citizenship law, and a Rs 3 lakh accident cover for farmers, the BJP Sunday unveiled its election manifesto for the West Bengal assembly polls. In an apparent effort to counter the ruling TMC’s ”Bangla Nijer… Continue reading "BJP promises aplently in its manifesto for WB election"