West Bengal Civic Polls

  • Trinamool can rule West Bengal alone: Mukul Roy June 5, 2012

    Kolkata: In a clear message to ally Congress, the Trinamool Congress on Tuesday said the civic poll results have demonstrated that the party has enough strength to rule West Bengal alone. Reacting to the statement, the Congress said that if the TMC so decides, it can go ahead and fight alone. "It...
  • Trinamool Congress sweeps West Bengal civic polls June 5, 2012

    Kolkata: Despite a controversy ridden first year in West Bengal, the Trinamool Congress swept the civic polls on Tuesday. It has won four of the six municipalities that went to the polls - Panskura, Dhupguri, Naihati and Durgapur. The Congress and Left have come in second with one municipality each....
  • WB civic polls: TMC wins three, Left one, Cong one June 5, 2012

    Kolkata: The results of the civic polls held in six municipalities in West Bengal have slowly started coming in. The Trinamool Congress has won Panskura, Dhupguri and Naihati and was leading in Durgapur. Meanwhile, the Left has won Haldia and the Congress has won Cooper's Camp. The polls are a big test...
  • 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...
  • West Bengal CM to skip CPI-M Politburo meet June 5, 2010

    New Delhi: The important Politburo meeting of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) will be held on Saturday where the poor performance of the party in the West Bengal municipal elections is expected to be discussed. However, CPI-M General Secretary Prakash Karat denied that the Politburo will discuss the West...
  • Bengal results out: Mamata smiles, Left glum June 2, 2010

    Trinamool Congress storms to power in Kolkata Municipal Corporation elections on Wednesday. ...
  • Pranab rules out any deal with Left in Bengal June 2, 2010

    New Delhi: Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee ruled out entering into a deal with the Left Front in West Bengal after Communist Party of India-Marxist leader Sitaram Yechury met him on Tuesday afternoon. "No question of any deal with Left in West Bengal. Had no talks with Sitaram Yechury on...
  • 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...
  • Left Front will perform well: Sitaram Yechury June 2, 2010

    Kolkata: CPI-M leader Sitaram Yechury met Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday afternoon and speculation was rife that the two could look at a Siliguri type deal for the Kolkata municipality. But Pranab told CNN-IBN that the speculation is totally baseless. “No question of any deal with Left in...
  • Kolkata civic polls: Mamata has the edge June 2, 2010

    Kolkata: The results of Kolkata Municipal Corporation elections will be declared on Wednesday where the Trinamool Congress and the Left Front led by the Communist Party of India-Marxist are engaged in bitter battle. The elections have been witnessed violence with a social worker and CPI-M activist, Bapi Dhar, being shot...
  • TMC leads in Kolkata, close race in Bengal June 2, 2010

    Kolkata: Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress has taken a big lead in the Kolkata municipal elections. The party is leading in 95 wards out of the 141 in Kolkata. The left Front is far behind leading in only 35 wards while the Congress is ahead in seven seats. TMC is leading in...
  • Mamata fumes at Cong for breaking poll pact May 2, 2010

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress chief and Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday accused the Congress of acting as agents of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) by breaking the alliance for the May 30 civic polls in West Bengal. "We wanted an alliance to fight against the CPI-M. We have not broken...