Municipal Elections

  • Seemandhra, Telangana poll results are curtain raisers: Modi May 12, 2014

    Ahmedabad: BJP's prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi said on Monday that results of municipal elections in Seemandhra and Telangana are curtain raisers for the results to be declared on May 16. "Congratulations to the people of Seemandhra and Telangana for giving favourable results today in municipal elections to the Telugu Desam...
  • Andhra municipal polls: Wiped in Seemandhra, Congress wins majority in Telangana May 12, 2014

    Hyderabad: In what is seen as a precursor to results of the assembly and Lok Sabha elections in Andhra Pradesh, the Congress was virtually wiped out in the municipal polls in Seemandhra but won a majority of the seats in Telangana. The bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh appeared to have proved costly...
  • Municipal elections in Andhra Pradesh on March 30 March 3, 2014

    Hyderabad: Municipal elections in Andhra Pradesh will be held on March 30, the state election commission announced on Monday. About one crore voters will cast their ballots in 146 municipalities and 10 municipal corporations. Releasing the schedule, State Election Commissioner P Ramakanth Reddy said that the counting of votes will...
  • Congress sweeps municipal elections in Nanded October 15, 2012

    Mumbai: The Congress party on Monday swept away the elections for Nanded Municipal Corporation of the state by winning 41 out of the total 81 seats. The Congress, which shares power with the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) at the state level, went alone in elections to the 81-member Nanded Municipal...
  • Nanded civic poll: Shiv Sena, MNS may go for alliance September 17, 2012

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena and the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) are likely to enter into a pre-poll alliance for the Nanded municipal elections. The elections to the civic body is slated for October. This is for the first time that Raj Thackeray's MNS and the Shiv Sena, whose supremo is his...
  • Municipal elections reduced to a 'joke': Congress June 12, 2012

    New Delhi: Defeated in municipal corporation polls in Punjab, Congress on Monday alleged that the ruling SAD-BJP combine had unleashed unprecedented "state terror" and reduced the elections to a "joke". "There was no election in Punjab. It was a joke. It was complete subversion of the democratic process through...
  • 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 Trinamool-Congress alliance after its landslide victory in the 2011...
  • WB municipal polls: TMC, CPM workers clash June 3, 2012

    Kolkata: Several party workers of the Trinamool Congress and the CPI(M) clashed on Sunday as five municipalities across the state went to polls. The police had to resort to a mild lathicharge to control the situation. The Trinamool Congress and the Congress are contesting separately in these polls. The civic polls...
  • MCD polls: Parties promising more parking lots April 15, 2012

    In this MCD election, parties are promising underground and multi-level parking lots to woo voters. ...
  • Cong pledges to turn Nagpur into Singapore February 14, 2012

    Nagpur: The Congress-NCP led alliance is locked in a tough battle in the Nagpur Municipal Corporation with the ruling BJP-Shiv Sena combine which is facing anti-incumbency factor as well as allegations of misrule and corruption ahead of the civic polls in Maharashtra. Two top city-based leaders -- the local MP...
  • BJP trounces Congress in Gujarat local polls October 23, 2010

    Ahmedabad: After defeating Congress in the municipal corporation polls, the BJP on Saturday trounced the opposition party in the panchayats and municipalities elections here. The counting for elections of 24 district panchayats, 208 taluka panchayats and 53 municipalities held on Thursday, was held on Saturday. Out of the 24 district panchayats the...
  • Devil's Advocate: Bardhan fears Mamata as CM June 6, 2010

    The Left Front has “been too long in power” in West Bengal and this has made it “swollen-headed, arrogant, alienated” from the people, says Communist Party of India chief A B Bardhan. The veteran Marxist leader admitted the Left Front’s defeat in the West Bengal municipal elections was a “debacle”...
  • Bal Thackeray slams BJP for 'tie up' with Cong May 19, 2011

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena on Friday slammed BJP for "joining hands with Congress" in Aurangabad civic body election and questioned its ally's fickle ways. "Would a true nationalist ever have a 'nikaah' (marriage) with Congress?" Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray asked in an editorial in party mouthpiece 'Samaana'. "What did our 'best friend'...
  • Left planning communal riots in Kolkata: Mamata May 17, 2010

    Kolkata: Ahead of the crucial Kolkata Municipal elections, politics in West Bengal has hit a new low. Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee has accused Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharya of fuelling communal tensions in the state with the help of police. Mamata Banerjee, who has vowed to end the Left rule...
  • CPI-M leaders shun Kolkata mayor's post April 21, 2010

    Kolkata: The CPI-M finds itself in an unprecedented mess in West Bengal after it announced that municipal elections will take place in May. But even after announcing most of its candidates for the municipal elections in May, The ruling Left Front in isn't breathing easy. The party is struggling to find...
  • NCP sweeps Navi Mumbai polls, MNS decimated April 12, 2010

    Mumbai: The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has swept the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation winning 55 out of 89 seats. The Shiv Sena-Bharatiya Janata Party combine has captured Aurangabad winning 37 seats. But in a major surprise Raj Thackeray's Maharashtra Navnirman Sena hase been decimated, failing to win even a single seat...
  • Chiranjeevi ducks and lives, escapes electrocution November 18, 2009

    Hyderabad: Politician and actor Chiranjeevi was almost electrocuted when electrical wires bust into flames over his head while he was campaigning for municipal elections in Hyderabad on Wednesday. Chiranjeevi, founder-president of Praja Rajyam Party, was traveling in an open-top truck when the vehicle passed under dangling wires. A party worker tried...
  • Delhi CM boycotts Cong campaign June 19, 2007

    New Delhi: The Congress party has received another setback ahead of next week's Delhi Municipal elections – Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has virtually refused to join the campaign as a result of simmering differences within the state unit. Her second term as Chief Minister has been marked by growing differences between...
  • Govt of sitting over Afzal's file: BJP June 17, 2007

    New Delhi: On the wake of municipal elections in the capital, BJP on Wednesday accused the Congress Government in Delhi of sitting over the file on the hanging of the Parliament attack convict. "The Delhi Government has been sitting on the file for several months deliberately," senior BJP leader and in-charge...
  • For Mumbai polls, NCP seeks Cong December 23, 2006

    Mumbai: The NCP on Saturday indicated that it would stay with the Congress in the Mumbai municipal elections to help ‘secularism’ but warned that it must not be taken for granted. ''We have to stay in one house running one country. We have to take care of the nation together and...