Civic Polls

  • After panchayat, Trinamool wave in Bengal civic polls 24-09-2013 06:13 PM

    Kolkata:After sweeping the July panchayat polls, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Tuesday won eight of the 12 West Bengal civic bodies that went to the polls last week. TMC retained control over three civic bodies - Diamond Harbour (South 24 Parganas district), Habra (North 24 Parganas) and Guskara (Burdwan) -...
  • Sangli civic polls: Congress wins 40 seats, setback for NCP 08-07-2013 03:45 PM

    Mumbai: The Congress has on Monday dented the Nationalist Congress Party's (NCP) stronghold in a big way by sweeping Sangli-Miraj-Kupwad Municipal Corporation in western Maharashtra, winning 40 of the 76 seats. The Pawar-led NCP, which controlled the corporation for the last five years -- in alliance with BJP for some...
  • 69 per cent voting recorded in Haryana civic polls 02-06-2013 10:58 PM

    Chandigarh: Nearly 69 per cent of over 17 lakh voters on Sunday cast their ballots in elections to seven municipal corporations and two municipal committees in Haryana where polling ended peacefully. Polling was peaceful and no untoward incident was reported from the municipal corporations of Ambala, Hisar, Karnal, Panchkula, Panipat,...
  • Battle bugles: polls and beyond

    Deep Blue |  Deepa Balakrishnan
    Caught with their chaddis down? The BJP suffered one of its worst election debacles since it came to power five years ago in the ...

  • How to woo lazy Mumbai voters 09-01-2012 04:12 PM

    Mumbai: When the roads are rocky and pothole-laden, when the gardens look squalid, when the sewers overflow - we are all too ready to point fingers at the apathy of the civic body. But when it's our turn to show some enterprise and trudge to the nearest booth and vote...
  • Civic polls: Cong wins in Anna's home district 15-12-2011 02:21 AM

    Mumbai: People in Anna Hazare's home district voted largely in favour of the Congress and Nationalist Congress Party in the civic body elections, the final results of which were declared on Wednesday. In Hazare's Ahmednagar district, of the total 173 seats spread across eight civic bodies, the Congress has bagged...
  • No Anna impact as NCP sweeps Maha civic polls 14-12-2011 11:41 AM

    Mumbai: It is phase two of the Municipal Council polls in Maharashtra on Wednesday. But it is being seen as a token phase since Sharad Pawar's NCP virtually swept the polls in the first phase itself. What is bigger is that Anna Hazare's anti-corruption campaign seems to have had no...
  • No Anna effect: Cong, NCP sweep Maha civic polls 12-12-2011 07:16 PM

    Mumbai: It is a big sweep for the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and the Congress in the Maharashtra civic polls with the parties winning as many as 80 local bodies. The opposition parties, Shiv Sena and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) managed to bag just 14 civic bodies. The results suggest...
  • Mufti Sayeed seeks civic polls in Kashmir 05-12-2011 04:28 AM

    Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir's main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Sunday accused the Omar Abdullah government of "eroding the democratic institutions" by not holding civic polls in the state. PDP patron and former chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, whose party is focusing on spreading its wings in the Jammu...
  • Cong faced tough situation in TN: Chidambaram 29-10-2011 01:44 PM

    Chennai: As Congress put up a dismal show in the recently held Tamil Nadu civic polls, Union Home Minister and senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Saturday expressed concern over the "difficult situation" of his party in the state. "It is happy to note that 749 congressmen had been elected...
  • AIADMK leading in Tamil Nadu civic polls 21-10-2011 12:25 PM

    Chennai: The ruling AIADMK was leading in many places as per initial trends for the Tamil Nadu civic polls as counting of votes proceeded on Friday. Vote counting is on at 822 places across the state, with the two-phased polls having been held on October 17 and 19. AIADMK is...
  • Jaya confident of AIADMK victory in civic polls 17-10-2011 10:39 AM

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa of the AIADMK on Monday expressed confidence that people would vote for her party in the two-phase civic polls that got underway in the state on Monday. Speaking to reporters after casting her vote, Jayalalithaa said, "After the people voted us to power...
  • WB polls: TMC supporters gear up for win 12-05-2011 08:08 AM

    Kolkata: Less than 24 hours to go for the day Bengal has waited for with bated breath and all roads lead to Kalighat. Workers are working overtime to spruce up the place - well-wishers are trooping in with flowers and sweets, party leaders are making a beeline to her office...
  • Gopinath Munde wants MNS in BJP-Shiv Sena fold 08-02-2011 08:44 AM

    New Delhi: Ahead of Civic polls in Maharashtra, senior BJP leader Gopinath Munde has proposed a new alliance to beat the opposition. He wants the Shiv Sena-BJP alliance in Maharashtra to join hands with the rabble rousing MNS - But will the shiv sena be game? Gopinath Munde turned the...
  • Voting on in phase II of Kerala civic polls 25-10-2010 10:43 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: The second and concluding phase of civic polls in Kerala, spread over seven districts, are be held on Monday, amid a slanging match between the Congress and the CPI-M over violence in north Kerala during the first leg of voting held on Saturday. The districts going to the polls...
  • Gujarat civic polls: landslide win for BJP 12-10-2010 01:04 PM

    The BJP, on its way to a thumping win in Ahmedabad, has swept the remaining five municipal corporations. ...
  • Landslide win for BJP in Gujarat civic polls 12-10-2010 12:41 PM

    Ahmedabad: The ruling BJP has won spectacularly in the Gujarat civic polls. While it is on course for a thumping win in Ahmedabad, it retained the remaining five municipal corporations - Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot, Jamnagar and Bhavnagar. In Ahmedabad the BJP has won 87 out of the 189 seats so...
  • Mamata Express: You can't stop her anymore

    Fair & Ugly |  Diptosh Majumdar
    There hasn't been any full stop in the political story of West Bengal for thirty-three years. After the civic poll results were declared, we can...

  • Has Mamata conquered West Bengal? 03-06-2010 12:19 AM

    The state's urban voters gave the thumbs down to the Left. ...
  • FTN: Beginning of the end for Left in Bengal? 02-06-2010 11:38 PM

    Mamata Banerjee won the Bengal semifinal, crushed the Left to sweep Kolkata and West Bengal in the civic polls. ...
  • Red bastion breached: TMC sweeps Bengal 02-06-2010 09:40 PM

    In a crushing blow to the Left Front, the Trinamool Congress swept the civic polls in West Bengal. ...