Panchayat Elections

  • CJ Show: Khabar Lahariya report on Panchayat elections in UP 24-03-2014 11:06 AM

    Watch how a husband gets garlanded for her wife's success in Panchayat Elections in a UP village. This report has been produced by our partners 'Khabar Lahariya' a unique initiative enabling rural women to highlight the issues that matter to them. ...
  • West Bengal: Mamata Banerjee shares dais with controversial TMC leader 12-11-2013 11:10 PM

    Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, on Tuesday, shared dais with controversial Trinamool Congress leader Anubrata Mandal who had threatened to chop-off hands of Congress workers and asked partymen to attack houses of opposition party workers if TMC supporters were threatened. The TMC Birbhum district president was sitting on the second row...
  • End of Left Era in West Bengal Panchayats, but what next?

    The other India |  Debraj Bhattacharya
    The war, camouflaged in liberal terms as an "election", is over and it is clear who has won it. The 2013 Panchayat Election in West...

  • 85 per cent polling in third phase of Andhra panchayat elections 01-08-2013 01:58 AM

    Hyderabad: Over 85 per cent polling was reported in the third and final phase of gram panchayat elections in Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday. 85.53 per cent of electorates turned up for voting. The poll percentages in the first phase (on July 23) and second phase (on July 27) were 83.96...
  • TMC sweeps WB panchayat election, CPM says poll was rigged 30-07-2013 12:07 AM

    The West Bengal Chief Minister has already claimed victory saying the Trinamool Congress won despite conspiracies by both the Congress and the state election commission. ...
  • West Bengal panchayat election results: CPM alleges malpractices 29-07-2013 08:21 PM

    Kolkata: As the ruling Trinamool Congress is on its way to capture majority of the gram panchayats in rural Bengal, the opposition CPI(M) on Monday alleged "large-scale malpractices" during counting of votes in Burdwan and Howrah districts. CPI-M state secretary Biman Bose said the malpractices were adopted by the TMC...
  • WB panchayat elections result: TMC gets absolute majority; to form boards in 13 districts 29-07-2013 08:30 AM

    Kolkata: 9 AM: Counting is over for all 17 Zilla Parishads. The Trinamool Congress has won absolute majority and will be forming boards in 13 districts while the Left and Congress will be forming boards in one district each. There is hung result in two districts as none of the...
  • West Bengal Panchayat Election: Counting of votes today 28-07-2013 08:37 PM

    Kolkata: Amid heightened security, votes cast in the five-phased panchayat polls in West Bengal earlier this month will be counted on Monday to decide the fate of 1.69 lakh candidates, of which around 90,000 are women. The massive exercise to determine the results for village councils - the third tier...
  • AP: 88 per cent voting in second phase of panchayat elections 27-07-2013 10:30 PM

    Hyderabad: The ruling Congress recovered a bit in the second phase of elections to gram panchayats in Andhra Pradesh by securing a lead in 10 districts while main opposition Telugu Desam continued its good run emerging on top in nine districts as per the trends available this evening. Trouble, however,...
  • WB panchayat polls fifth phase: 6 injured in TMC-Left clash in Jalpaiguri 25-07-2013 09:59 AM

    Kolkata: Six people have been injured in clashes between Left and TMC in Jalpaiguri in the fifth phase of West Bengal panchayat polls on Thursday. Clashes have also been reported in Cooch Behar. Voting for the fifth and last phase of the panchayat polls is underway in the four districts...
  • West Bengal: Five killed in panchyat poll violence 22-07-2013 11:24 PM

    West Bengal witnessed another round of poll violence on Monday morning. Five people were killed. ...
  • WB panchayat elections: Violence continues, death toll rises to 5 22-07-2013 11:37 AM

    Kolkata: The fourth phase of West Bengal panchayat polls began on Monday amidst more violence. The death toll has risen to five. A CRPF personnel allegedly opened fire and killed a voter in the Ratua area of Malda. This was a fall out of trouble over allegations of booth capturing...
  • West Bengal: Moderate voting during the third phase of panchayat polls 19-07-2013 09:13 AM

    Kolkata: Sporadic violence on Friday marked the third phase of panchayat elections in West Bengal covering three districts of Howrah, North 24-Parganas and South 24-Parganas where an average 25 per cent polling was recorded in the first four hours of voting. SEC secretary Tapas Ray said the voting process remained...
  • Narendra Modi, Congress are two sides of the same coin: Mamata Banerjee 19-07-2013 12:51 AM

    Narendra Modi and Congress are "brothers" and two sides of a same coin, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said while asserting that only a person who is loved by all sections of people could be a national leader. "Both Narendra Modi and Congress are brothers. Congress and...
  • Burn houses of independent candidates: TMC leader to workers 17-07-2013 11:47 PM

    Kolkata: A Trinamool Congress leader on Wednesday sparked a controversy when he urged his party workers to burn the houses of the independent candidates who are forcing them to vote in their favour. "Vote for Mamata Banerjee, don't vote for anyone else and if any independent candidate forces you to...
  • It was wrong to ally with Congress in 2011 Assembly polls: Mamata 16-07-2013 11:23 PM

    Amtala: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said it had not been a correct decision to align with Congress in the 2011 Assembly elections and accused the Congress of holding out the threat of CBI "whenever there is a protest against the UPA government". "It was not a...
  • Hyderabad: BJP to cash in on Modi's popularity with Rs 5 ticket for rally 15-07-2013 05:46 PM

    Hyderabad: BJP's Andhra Pradesh unit has decided to cash in on Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's popularity, literally. In a first, the party's state unit is collecting a registration fee of Rs 5 per person to attend a public meeting to be addressed by its election campaign committee chief in...
  • The human cost: Bengal politics and its cycle of violence

    Kolkata Colloquies |  Priyanka Gupta
    A small plastic cup with a drop of lebu cha is often a great leveler if you are in Bengal. The sharp contrast of political...

  • Mamata allegedly says EC will hide behind a veil after panchayat polls 08-07-2013 12:30 PM

    Kolkata: With West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her minister Madan Mitra launching verbal attacks on the state Election Commission, the statutory body on Sunday sought video recordings of their statements. "Let me first hear what is there. We have sought the recording. Decision will be taken after reviewing...
  • SC refuses to change the dates of West Bengal Panchayat polls 02-07-2013 03:44 PM

    New Delhi: In a setback for the Mamata Banerjee government, the Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to interfere with the Panchayat elections dates in the state. The elections are scheduled to be held in five phases from July 11 in the state. An NGO had moved the Supreme Court seeking...
  • WB Panchayat polls: SC seeks security details from State and Centre 26-06-2013 02:48 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notices to the West Bengal government and the Centre over security arrangements for tghe upcoming Panchayat elections in the state. The apex court has sought a reply by June 28 as to how the governments will meet the security requirement for conducting...
  • WB Panchayat polls: State Election Commission moves SC 26-06-2013 11:44 AM

    Kolkata: The State Election Commission in West Bengal has moved the Supreme Court to ensure that the plan for the four-phase Panchayat polls is changed. The apex court will hear the plea at 2 pm on Wednesday. The Election Commission believes that some districts should go for polling in the...
  • Home Ministry rejects Mamata's call for central forces in Panchayat polls: sources 18-06-2013 05:36 PM

    New Delhi: The Centre on Tuesday turned down West Bengal Chief Mininster Mamata Banerjee's demand for central forces during the panchayat elections in the state. Sources reveal that the Home Ministry turned down the demand saying it was the state government's responsibility to provide security for such polls. However, the...
  • Congress wants central forces for Bengal panchayat polls 14-06-2013 02:57 AM

    New Delhi: Congress on Friday made a strong pitch for deployment of central security forces during the panchayat elections in West Bengal expressing apprehension of "huge amount of violence". Party spokesman Shakeel Ahmed said the State Election Commission, West Bengal government and the Centre should explore and ensure a free...
  • 10 injured in clash between rival Trinamool factions 05-06-2013 06:03 AM

    Midnapore: Ten persons were injured in a clash on Tuesday evening between rival Trinamool Congress factions in West Midnapore district. Police said that the clash in Hatiolka village broke out over the issue of filing of nomination papers for the upcoming panchayat elections. It is learnt that the houses of...
  • Bengal EC to move court against state government 03-06-2013 09:05 AM

    Kolkata: West Bengal Election Commissioner Mira Pandey will move the court again on Monday over the state government's proposal to use security forces in booths and polling stations. The state Election Commission issued notification for the three-tier panchayat election in the state on May 27, which set in motion the...
  • WB: EC notifies first phase of panchayat polls 27-05-2013 08:59 PM

    Kolkata: The West Bengal State Election Commission on Monday issued notification for the first of the three-phase polls in the three-tier panchayat body, signalling an end to weeks-long discord with the Mamata Banerjee government over holding of the election. The first phase election in nine districts will be held on...
  • West Bengal panchayat poll notification on Monday: Mira Pandey 26-05-2013 11:14 PM

    Kolkata: The West Bengal State Election Commission would issue notification for the three-tier panchayat election in the state on Monday, State Election Commissioner Mira Pandey on Sunday said. The notification will set in motion the poll process from May 29. Once SEC issues the notification, district magistrates will follow suit...
  • SEC agrees with WB government over district distribution 22-05-2013 02:01 AM

    Kolkata: The State Election Commission on Tuesday agreed to the formula proposed by the West Bengal government for district wise holding of the panchayat elections in three phases and said the polls would be notified this week. "As of now, yes. We will issue the notification by this week," State...
  • Bengal election panel seeks changes in poll schedule 19-05-2013 04:15 AM

    Kolkata: The West Bengal State Election Commission on Saturday wrote to the state government seeking a change in the schedule for the panchayat polls and the bunching of districts in each phase. The state government had issued a notification on Friday proposing three-phase polls. Nine districts are to go to...