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Civic Polls
West Bengal  /  Published 21.01.22

Poll campaign in Covid times

Backend blues It isn’t just the political parties who are having a tough time gearing up for the elections. Spare a thought for the officials in the Bidhannagar Sub-divisional Office. “Se...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Salt Lake

West Bengal  /  Published 21.01.22

Salt Lake: Clash of Left Front partners in Ward 32

Point counterpoint Both candidates admit that a clash between Front partners was not desirable but have different points of view. “CPI used to contest in Ward 16 in Rajarhat. This time possibly...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Salt Lake

West Bengal  /  Published 21.01.22

Meet Manik Ranjan Chakraborty the oldest campaigner on the streets of Salt Lake

At 87, Manik Ranjan Chakraborty is possibly the oldest campaigner on the streets across all parties in this civic election. “My official age is 83. Char bochhor jol meshano achhe,” he grin...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Salt Lake

West Bengal  /  Published 20.01.22

Covid hits candidates, parties redraw plans

A number of candidates contesting the civic polls in Siliguri and Chandernagore have been infected by Covid-19, much to the concern of their parties and supporters who have to redraw campaign plan as ...
By Bireswar Banerjee in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 20.01.22

Two murders rock Asansol

Two broad daylight murders in less than 24 hours in West Burdwan’s Asansol industrial belt have triggered questions on law and order in the area ahead of the February 12 civic polls. The twin m...
By Abhijeet Chatterjee in Asansol

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West Bengal  /  Published 17.01.22

Left’s Asansol civic poll manifesto goes digital

The Left Front in West Burdwan has gone digital with its election manifesto for the upcoming civic polls in Asansol as Covid restrictions has affected the process of physical campaign.  &nbs...
By Abhijeet Chatterjee in Asansol

West Bengal  /  Published 16.01.22

Free water in TMC poll manifesto

“Dosh Diganta” (10 horizons) — a host of promises on civic services and infrastructure — forms Trinamul’s manifestos for the Siliguri and Asansol civic polls. In both ci...
By Bireswar Banerjee and Abhijeet Chatterjee in Siliguri/Asansol

West Bengal  /  Published 16.01.22

Civic polls deferred by 3 weeks

The Bengal election commission on Saturday deferred elections to four civic bodies, earlier scheduled on January 22, by three weeks to February 12 after Calcutta High Court asked the poll panel to ind...
By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar

West Bengal  /  Published 15.01.22

Bengal: Opp slams poll body

The Opposition BJP and CPI-M Saturday said that the State Election Commission should have postponed polling in four municipal corporations in West Bengal by more than three weeks and the deferment of ...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 15.01.22

Bengal civic polls deferred

The West Bengal Election Commission on Saturday postponed polls to four municipal corporations by three weeks to February 12 in the wake of rising COVID-19 cases. According to a notification issued b...
By Our Bureau in Calcutta


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