Bengal Civic Polls

  • After panchayat, Trinamool wave in Bengal civic polls September 24, 2013

    Kolkata:After sweeping the July panchayat polls, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Tuesday won eight of the 12 West Bengal civic bodies that went to the polls last week. TMC retained control over three civic bodies Diamond Harbour (South 24 Parganas district), Habra (North 24 Parganas) and Guskara (Burdwan) it...
  • Trinamool can rule West Bengal alone: Mukul Roy June 5, 2012

    Kolkata: In a clear message to ally Congress, the Trinamool Congress on Tuesday said the civic poll results have demonstrated that the party has enough strength to rule West Bengal alone. Reacting to the statement, the Congress said that if the TMC so decides, it can go ahead and fight alone. "It...
  • Trinamool Congress sweeps West Bengal civic polls June 5, 2012

    Kolkata: Despite a controversy ridden first year in West Bengal, the Trinamool Congress swept the civic polls on Tuesday. It has won four of the six municipalities that went to the polls Panskura, Dhupguri, Naihati and Durgapur. The Congress and Left have come in second with one municipality each....
  • WB civic polls: TMC wins three, Left one, Cong one June 5, 2012

    Kolkata: The results of the civic polls held in six municipalities in West Bengal have slowly started coming in. The Trinamool Congress has won Panskura, Dhupguri and Naihati and was leading in Durgapur. Meanwhile, the Left has won Haldia and the Congress has won Cooper's Camp. The polls are a big test...
  • West Bengal civic poll results to be out today June 5, 2012

    New Delhi: The results of the West Bengal civic polls will be declared on Tuesday. An 86 per cent voter turnout was recorded in the crucial election to six municipalities across the state on Monday, the first major test for the TrinamoolCongress alliance after its landslide victory in the 2011...
  • West Bengal CM to skip CPIM Politburo meet June 5, 2010

    New Delhi: The important Politburo meeting of the Communist Party of IndiaMarxist (CPIM) will be held on Saturday where the poor performance of the party in the West Bengal municipal elections is expected to be discussed. However, CPIM General Secretary Prakash Karat denied that the Politburo will discuss the West...
  • Left getting alienated from people: Bardhan June 5, 2010

    New Delhi: Fortyeight hours after the Left's defeat in Bengal civic polls, CPI General Secretary AB Bardhan slammed them saying the leaders live in denial, are arrogant and out of touch with people. In an exclusive interview with CNNIBN, CPI General Secretary A B Bardhan spoke to Karan Thapar....
  • Left Front licks its wounds, turnaround tough June 3, 2010

    Kolkata: The results of the West Bengal municipal elections on Wednesday seem to be a green signal for the Trinamool Congress supporters after 34 years of Red rule in the state. Trinamool supporters took out a victory rally which went right in front of the Communist Party of IndiaMarxist office...
  • Has Mamata conquered West Bengal? June 3, 2010

    Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress on Wednesday wrested control of the prestigious Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) in an electoral sweep of the civic polls that saw it humble West Bengal's ruling Left Front across the state. The state's urban voters gave the thumbs down to the Left, which suffered a humiliating...
  • Victory in civic polls a revolution: Mamata June 2, 2010

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee called her partys victory in the West Bengal civic elections a revolution by the people of the state. This victory is dedicated to the people of the state because for 34 years they have struggled (under Left Front rule). It is a victory of the...
  • Forward Bloc blames CPM's 'arrogance' for defeat June 2, 2010

    New Delhi: The Forward Bloc Wednesday blamed the "arrogance and bureaucratic attitude" of the leaders of the Communist Party of IndiaMarxist (CPIM) for the worst performance of the Left Front coalition in the West Bengal civic polls. Forward Bloc general secretary Debabrata Biswas also urged the CPIM's middle level leaders in...
  • Mamata: from street fighter to mass leader June 4, 2010

    Kolkata: Mamata Banerjee, popularly known as 'Didi' to all her followers, has acquired the reputation of having relentlessly fought the Left Front regime in West Bengal for close to three decades, and the journey hasn't been easy. Daughter of a freedom fighter, Mamata entered politics in the 1970s when she joined...
  • Bengal results out: Mamata smiles, Left glum June 2, 2010

    Trinamool Congress storms to power in Kolkata Municipal Corporation elections on Wednesday. ...
  • Pranab congratulates Mamata for civic poll win June 2, 2010

    New Delhi: Senior Congress leader and Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday congratulated Trinamool Congress chief and Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee for the "excellent performance" of her party in the West Bengal civic polls. Pranab, who is also the chief of the Congress in the state, accepted the failure of...
  • Rizwanur's brother loses in Kolkata civic poll June 2, 2010

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress candidate and the brother of Rizwanur Rahman, Rukbanur Rahman, has lost from Ward No. 65 in South Kolkata. Rizwanur, a computer graphics teacher was found dead near railway tracks in Kolkata on September 21, 2007, just a month after his marriage to Priyanka Todi, the daughter of a...
  • TMC decimates Left in Bengal, wins Kolkata June 2, 2010

    Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress on Wednesday wrested control of the prestigious Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) in an electoral sweep of the civic polls that saw it humble West Bengal's ruling Left Front across the state. The state's urban voters gave the thumbs down to the Left, which suffered a humiliating defeat...
  • Pranab rules out any deal with Left in Bengal June 2, 2010

    New Delhi: Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee ruled out entering into a deal with the Left Front in West Bengal after Communist Party of IndiaMarxist leader Sitaram Yechury met him on Tuesday afternoon. "No question of any deal with Left in West Bengal. Had no talks with Sitaram Yechury on...
  • I have full faith in people, says Mamata June 2, 2010

    New Delhi: Trinamool Congress President Mamata Banerjee left for Kolkata on Wednesday morning as the results of civic elections in the state started coming in showing her party leading in Kolkata municipal elections and giving a tough fight to the Left Front in the other municipalities of the state. "I have...
  • Left Front will perform well: Sitaram Yechury June 2, 2010

    Kolkata: CPIM leader Sitaram Yechury met Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday afternoon and speculation was rife that the two could look at a Siliguri type deal for the Kolkata municipality. But Pranab told CNNIBN that the speculation is totally baseless. No question of any deal with Left in...
  • Kolkata civic polls: Mamata has the edge June 2, 2010

    Kolkata: The results of Kolkata Municipal Corporation elections will be declared on Wednesday where the Trinamool Congress and the Left Front led by the Communist Party of IndiaMarxist are engaged in bitter battle. The elections have been witnessed violence with a social worker and CPIM activist, Bapi Dhar, being shot...
  • TMC leads in Kolkata, close race in Bengal June 2, 2010

    Kolkata: Mamata Banerjeeled Trinamool Congress has taken a big lead in the Kolkata municipal elections. The party is leading in 95 wards out of the 141 in Kolkata. The left Front is far behind leading in only 35 wards while the Congress is ahead in seven seats. TMC is leading in...
  • Civic polls: can Mamata defeat the Left? May 31, 2010

    The big electoral battle in West Bengal, where voting was held on Sunday in 81 municipal bodies. ...
  • Fresh faces add punch to Bengal civic polls May 30, 2010

    In this year's civic polls in West Bengal, there are many first timers trying their luck in the electoral battlefield. ...
  • Trinamool, CPM fight it out in WB civic polls May 30, 2010

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress and Communist Party of IndiaMarxist (CPIM) worked clashed in several parts of West Bengal on Sunday during civic body polls in which about 65 percent voters participated. The polls seen as a semifinal before the 2011 Assembly elections were held in 81 civic bodies and in...
  • Train attack a 'political conspiracy': Mamata May 30, 2010

    New Delhi: The Jhragram train attack by Maoists has sharply polarised opinion ahead of the Bengal municipal polls, with strong condemnation from everyone including the intellectuals who have sympathised with the Naxal backed PCPA. A day before the municipal polls, Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee gave a political twist...
  • WB civic polls: 25 pct turnout in first 2 hrs May 30, 2010

    Kolkata: There's been 25 per cent turnout in the first two hours of polling in the ongoing civic polls in West Bengal. However, the polls have been marred by reports of violence in at least two places. In Burdwan district, the police was forced to intervene and lathicharge when the Trinamool...
  • Mamata fumes at Cong for breaking poll pact May 2, 2010

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress chief and Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday accused the Congress of acting as agents of the Communist Party of IndiaMarxist (CPIM) by breaking the alliance for the May 30 civic polls in West Bengal. "We wanted an alliance to fight against the CPIM. We have not broken...