Election Commission
West Bengal  /  Published 12.10.21

BJP’s bypoll nominee ‘attacked’

The BJP’s Khardah bypoll candidate, Joy Saha, was allegedly attacked, along with others, by suspected Trinamul supporters during a clash over putting up banners near Girja More in Khardah on Sun...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Kalyani

West Bengal  /  Published 10.10.21

Bypolls: EC decides on central forces

The Election Commission has decided to deploy 27 companies of central forces for the upcoming October 30 bypolls in four Assembly segments in Bengal, poll panel sources said on Saturday. The commissi...
By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Calcutta

India  /  Published 10.10.21

Alert on remote electronic voting plan of EC

A former chief election commissioner and an ex-returning officer who had flagged the “vulnerability” of electronic voting machines to tampering have opposed a purported proposal for remote...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 06.10.21

LJP factions get names, symbols

The Election Commission of India on Tuesday allotted new names and symbols to the two factions of the Lok Janshakti Party for the bypolls to two Bihar Assembly seats on October 30. The faction led by...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 05.10.21

LJP: EC allots party name to Chirag, Paras

The Election Commission allocated names and poll symbols to the Chirag Paswan and the Pashupati Kumar Paras factions as an interim measure on Tuesday, days after barring them from using the name of th...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi


West Bengal  /  Published 04.10.21

Mamata breaks her own record

Underscoring how she broke her own record, Mamata said the victory in Bhowanipore was comprehensive, having won leads in all the eight wards — 63, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 77 and 82 — that make...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 04.10.21

Trinamul bags two more seats

In the 2016 Assembly polls, Trinamul had won only four seats in the district. The party’s tally was just one in the 2011 Assembly polls, which it fought in an alliance with the Congress. Trinam...
By Alamgir Hossain in Berhampore

West Bengal  /  Published 04.10.21

BJP sulks after Didi’s win with huge margin

The Bengal unit leaders of the BJP went into hiding on a day Mamata Banerjee won the Bhowanipore bypoll with a historic margin of 58,832 votes. The handful of BJP leaders seen after election results ...
By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 03.10.21

Bengal: EC bars celebrations

The Election Commission on Sunday afternoon directed Bengal Chief Secretary HK Dwivedi to ensure that no celebrations take place over poll results amid fears of violence. In a letter, the EC said the...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Calcutta

India  /  Published 03.10.21

EC freeze on LJP name and symbol

The Election Commission of India on Saturday disallowed the use of Lok Janshakti Party’s (LJP) name and its symbol “bungalow” ahead of the bypolls in Bihar owing to a dispute between...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi


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