Panchayat Elections

  • Panchayat polls end peacefully in Uttarakhand June 24, 2014

    The three-phased panchayat elections concluded peacefully in Uttarakhand on Tuesday with over 60 per cent of the electorate casting votes in the final round. The fate of 7633 gram pradhans, 3054 members of kshetra panchayats, 389 members of zila panchayats and 34395 gram panchayat members were sealed in the ballot boxes. The...
  • Panchayat elections in Uttarakhand to be held on June 18, 21, 24 May 27, 2014

    Panchayat elections in Uttarakhand will be held in three phases on June 18, 21 and 24. A notification to this effect has been issued, official sources said in Dehradun on Tuesday. As per the notification, the counting will take place on June 27. Panchayat bodies in Uttarakhand completed their tenure in September...
  • CJ Show: Khabar Lahariya report on Panchayat elections in UP March 24, 2014

    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 November 12, 2013

    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 on...
  • 85 per cent polling in third phase of Andhra panchayat elections August 1, 2013

    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...
  • TMC sweeps WB panchayat election, CPM says poll was rigged July 30, 2013

    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 July 29, 2013

    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 in...
  • WB panchayat elections result: TMC gets absolute majority; to form boards in 13 districts July 30, 2013

    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 July 29, 2013

    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 of...
  • AP: 88 per cent voting in second phase of panchayat elections July 27, 2013

    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 July 25, 2013

    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 July 22, 2013

    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 July 22, 2013

    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 July 19, 2013

    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 by...
  • Narendra Modi, Congress are two sides of the same coin: Mamata Banerjee July 19, 2013

    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 July 18, 2013

    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 vote...
  • It was wrong to ally with Congress in 2011 Assembly polls: Mamata July 16, 2013

    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 correct...
  • Hyderabad: BJP to cash in on Modi's popularity with Rs 5 ticket for rally July 15, 2013

    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...
  • Mamata allegedly says EC will hide behind a veil after panchayat polls July 8, 2013

    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 it,"...
  • SC refuses to change the dates of West Bengal Panchayat polls July 2, 2013

    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 a...
  • WB Panchayat polls: SC seeks security details from State and Centre June 26, 2013

    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 June 26, 2013

    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 third...
  • Home Ministry rejects Mamata's call for central forces in Panchayat polls: sources June 18, 2013

    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 West...
  • Congress wants central forces for Bengal panchayat polls June 14, 2013

    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 June 5, 2013

    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 June 3, 2013

    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 May 27, 2013

    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 July...
  • West Bengal panchayat poll notification on Monday: Mira Pandey May 26, 2013

    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 in...
  • SEC agrees with WB government over district distribution May 22, 2013

    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 May 19, 2013

    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...