Kolkata Civic Polls

  • WB polls: TMC supporters gear up for win May 12, 2011

    Kolkata: Less than 24 hours to go for the day Bengal has waited for with bated breath and all roads lead to Kalighat. Workers are working overtime to spruce up the place wellwishers are trooping in with flowers and sweets, party leaders are making a beeline to her office...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...