West Bengal Elections

  • Lok Sabha elections: West Bengal votes on April 17, 24, 30 and May 7,12 March 5, 2014

    New Delhi: West Bengal will vote for Lok Sabha elections in five phases. The dates are April 17, 24, 30 and May 7,12. ...
  • WB Panchayat polls to be held on July 2, 6 and 10 May 17, 2013

    Kolkata: The West Bengal Election Commission on Friday announced dates for the Panchayat elections in the state. The elections will be held in three phases on July 2, 6 and 10. The results will be announced three days later. The state government's demand for a two-phase polling was earlier shot down...
  • Paramilitary forces during WB Panchayat polls not necessary: HC May 14, 2013

    Kolkata: In a breather for the Mamata Banerjee government, the division bench of the Calcutta High Court on Tuesday said that it is not mandatory to deploy central paramilitary forces for the upcoming Panchayat polls. The West Bengal government had appealed the higher bench after a single bench upheld the State...
  • Panchayat elections: WB govt to appeal against Calcutta HC order May 10, 2013

    Kolkata: The West Bengal government would appeal against the Calcutta High Court order upholding the primacy of the State Election Commission and asking it to provide names of 400 observers for the panchayat polls by Saturday, Panchayat minister Subrata Mukherjee said. "We will appeal against the order before a division bench...
  • WB Panchayat polls: EC, Mamata govt at loggerheads April 2, 2013

    Kolkata: The Election Commission and the West Bengal government are at loggerheads over the dates of the coming Panchayat elections in the state. The Calcutta High Court will hear the Election Commission's petition to quash the state government's notification. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wants elections in two phases...
  • WB Panchayat polls: EC moves court against Mamata govt April 1, 2013

    Kolkata: The West Bengal State Election Commission has moved the Calcutta High Court on Monday appealing for quashing of the state Panchayat Election notification. The Mamata Banerjee government had called for a two-phase election to be held on April 26 and 30. The Commission's counsel LC Bihani brought the matter...
  • WB polls: Voters demolish Left leadership May 13, 2011

    Kolkata: As the Trinamool Congress-Congress combine heads for a landslide win in West Bengal on Friday, most of the Left stalwarts lost their seats as angry voters punished leaders of the world's longest ruling elected Communist government for non-performance. After seven straight victories, the Left Front government in West Bengal on...
  • Artist Mamata at work a day before poll results May 12, 2011

    A relaxed Mamata Banerjee painting in her office a day before state assembly election results. ...
  • Left sees red in West Bengal, Kerala bypolls November 11, 2009

    The Trinamool-Congress combine won in West Bengal. ...
  • Meet Mr Biswas; he is wooing Bengalâ??s people to vote March 1, 2009

    West Bengal Election Commission launched its mascot in an effort to help voters. It's called Anando Biswas - a smart yellow-clad polling officer which will feature prominently in campaigns to de-mystify the election process. ...