WEST BENGAL ELECTION COMMISSION

  • 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 twophase 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 twophase election to be held on April 26 and 30. The Commission's counsel LC Bihani brought the matter...