CIVIC POLLS

  • BJP ill prepared to face civic polls in West Bengal November 28, 2014

    Kolkata: BJP is still ill prepared for the civic polls in West Bengal due next year. Though the civic polls will give clear signals for BJP's acceptance which is likely to decide whether BJP may win power in the upcoming assembly polls in 2016. The ruling Trinamool Congress registered a...
  • After panchayat, Trinamool wave in Bengal civic polls September 24, 2013

    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) it...
  • Sangli civic polls: Congress wins 40 seats, setback for NCP July 8, 2013

    Mumbai: The Congress has on Monday dented the Nationalist Congress Party's (NCP) stronghold in a big way by sweeping SangliMirajKupwad Municipal Corporation in western Maharashtra, winning 40 of the 76 seats. The Pawarled 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 June 2, 2013

    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,...
  • Corruption has sullied BJP's image with or without BSY: Dr Sandeep Shastri on K'taka civic polls March 11, 2013

    Eminent social scientist and analyst Dr Sandeep Shastri joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the Karnataka civic polls. Q. What will be the impact on next Assembly elections? Asked by: raja A. Raja, these elections clearly indicate a trend in urban Karnataka. The Congress appears to have...
  • Congress sweeps municipal elections in Nanded October 15, 2012

    Mumbai: The Congress party on Monday swept away the elections for Nanded Municipal Corporation of the state by winning 41 out of the total 81 seats. The Congress, which shares power with the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) at the state level, went alone in elections to the 81member Nanded Municipal...
  • UP civic polls: 49 pc turnout in first round June 23, 2012

    Lucknow: An estimated 49 per cent votes were polled for Lucknow Municipal Corporation and eight Nagar Panchayats in the first round of urban local body elections in Uttar Pradesh which passed off by and large peacefully. "Till 5 PM, 45 per cent votes were polled and it is expected that the...
  • UP civic polls: Polling in Lucknow today June 23, 2012

    Lucknow: Polling for Lucknow Municipal Corporation in the threetier urban local body elections in Uttar Pradesh will be held on Saturday. Besides the Lucknow Municipal Corporation, polling will also be held for eight nagar panchayats in the district, sources in the State Election Commission said. More than 22.47 lakh...
  • Akali DalBJP sweep Punjab civic polls June 11, 2012

    Chandigarh: The ruling Shiromani Akali DalBharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alliance made a clean sweep in the municipal election in Punjab on Sunday winning four municipal corporations, three municipal councils and 26 nagar panchayats, an official said. Stray incidents of violence, including a firing incident in Ludhiana city, and clashes between Akali...
  • 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 TrinamoolCongress alliance after its landslide victory in the 2011...
  • Maharashtra: HC holds 35 lakh caste certificates invalid May 4, 2012

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Friday held that over 35 lakh persons belonging to various reserved categories across Maharashtra will have to get their caste claims revalidated, as certificates issued to them were "null and void" in the absence of vigilance reports. As a result, the validity of election of...
  • Accept MCD poll results with 'good grace': PM April 18, 2012

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday said the Delhi civic poll results in which the Congress suffered defeat should be accepted with "good grace". "These are local elections, local issues. People who work for the people, these are qualities that count. In every election, there is a winner and...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai April 17, 2012

    Catch the day's top stories on India at 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai. ...
  • Is the urban voter turning decisively against the Congress? April 17, 2012

    In a huge blow to the Congress and the Sheila Dikshit government in the capital, the BJP won the Delhi civic polls, sweeping all the three municipal corporations of Delhi. ...
  • Delhi polls: Urban voters bring BJP back to power April 17, 2012

    New Delhi: Celebrations in the BJP camp, gloom for the Congress. BJP made history by winning all three municipalities in the capital for the second time in a row. Immediately, the party was quick to interpret this not as a municipality result but a larger referendum against the Congress. The...
  • Delhi: BJP wins all 3 civic bodies, Cong routed April 17, 2012

    New Delhi: In a huge blow to the Congress and the Sheila Dikshit government in the capital, the BJP won the Delhi civic polls, sweeping all the three municipal corporations of Delhi. Capitalising on issues of corruption and price rise, the BJP trumped the Congress to retain its hold in...
  • 'Disconnect between Cong, people led to defeat' April 17, 2012

    New Delhi: Sandeep Dikshit, Congress MP and Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit's son, on Tuesday attributed his party's defeat in Delhi civic polls to a disconnect between the party and the people and the BJP's success in taking advantage of scams like 2G spectrum and price rise. He also said an environment...
  • Congress chapter in Delhi is over: BJP on MCD results April 17, 2012

    BJP leader Vijender Gupta said that it's a clear referendum against the Congress, price rise and corruption. ...
  • AntiCongress wave has helped us in MCD polls: BJP April 17, 2012

    The BJP said that the stage was set for assembly elections as people want to throw out the Congress government. ...
  • Delhi civic polls: BJP moves towards victory April 17, 2012

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress are locked in a bitter fight to control the three civic bodies in the national capital. The BJP is leading in all the three civic bodies South Delhi, North Delhi and East Delhi. The BJP has established a huge...
  • Delhi civic polls: Counting of votes begins April 17, 2012

    New Delhi: The MCD polls are being seen as an acid test for Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit. Delhi will soon know who will rule its three newly created municipal corporations. Counting of votes began on Tuesday and the exercise is being watched by the Congress and BJP with bated...
  • Delhi civic polls: Counting of votes today April 17, 2012

    New Delhi: The MCD polls are being seen as an acid test for Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit. Delhi will know who will rule its three newly created municipal corporations when counting of votes takes place on Tuesday, an exercise which will be watched by Congress and BJP with bated...
  • Delhi civic polls: Counting of votes today April 16, 2012

    New Delhi: Delhi will know who will rule its three newly created municipal corporations when counting of votes takes place on Tuesday, an exercise which will be watched by Congress and BJP with bated breath. Counting of votes for 272 wards will take place in 33 centres across the capital on...
  • MCD polls: 'Penniless' candidates, senior citizens April 1, 2012

    New Delhi: Rajani Chouhan, a BSP candidate for the Delhi municipal polls, has only Rs 40 in her hand while one of the youngest contestants Mamta Kumari is penniless. These interesting figures form part of the affidavits of candidates filing nomination for the April 15 polls for the three municipal...
  • BJP dumps Sena, occupy Mayor, Dy Mayor posts in Nagpur March 5, 2012

    Nagpur: Ruling BJP, which had struck prepoll alliance with its traditional partner Shiv Sena, on Monday dumped the latter during the mayoral elections. The BJP for the first time did not offer the post of Deputy Mayor to the Shiv Sena. The BJP's city unit president Anil Sole became the new...
  • 'Sena's strong foundation helped retain power' February 20, 2012

    Mumbai: Fresh from his victory in the Mumbai civic polls, Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray has hit out at critics for predicting doom for his party saying it has been able to retain power in the civic body because of its strong foundation. "It is only because of the strong base...
  • Here's what led to SenaBJP victory in Mumbai February 18, 2012

    Mumbai: The results of the BMC elections, though not quite the subject of nailbiting anticipation, must have evoked a heaving sigh of relief for the Shiv SenaBJP combine, whose political future was uncertain after its dismal performance in the State Assembly elections in 2009, not to mention the polls for...