West Bengal Elections 2021: TMC vs BJP big battle
April 26, 2021, 2:03 p.m.
There are a total of 796 companies of central forces on duty for the seventh phase of the West Bengal Election 2021. Of these, 653 companies will be guarding the election booths.
April 26, 2021, 2:03 p.m.
In this phase of the West Bengal Election 2021, voting is being held in 34 seats of 5 districts. A total of 234 candidated, old and new, will test their fate at the electoral table.
April 26, 2021, 2:02 p.m.
Today is the seventh phase of the West Bengal Election 2021. The seventh phase of the West Bengal Election 2021 is being held today amid the coronavirus pandemic.
March 27, 2021, 2:02 p.m.
There is an enthusiasm among the voters of West Bengal about voting. As of 11 am, West Bengal has 24.61 per cent voting. While Assam polled 24.48 percent.
March 27, 2021, 2:02 p.m.
24.61 percent voting in West Bengal and 24.48 percent in Assam till 11 pm.
March 27, 2021, 11:41 a.m.
The TMC has raiseed questions over Election Commission data.
"Voting for Kanthi South and Kanthi North seat at 18:13 was 18.47 percent and 18.95 percent respectively. Four minutes later, the polling number dropped to 10.60 percent and 9.40 percent at 9.17 pm. Such discrepancy questions the genuineness of the data released by the Election Commission," TMC leader Derek O'Brien wrote to the Election Commission.
March 27, 2021, 11:40 a.m.
The body of a BJP worker has been found in the Keshari area of West Medinipur district amid the ongoing elections in West Bengal. The BJP worker has been identified as 35-year-old Mangal Soren. He is said to be a resident of the Begumpur area of Keshari.
March 27, 2021, 11:39 a.m.
BJP candidate from Nandigram, Shubhendu Adhikari, has written a letter to the Election Commission accusing Haldia's Additional SP Partha Ghosh, Haldia SDPO Barunbaidya and some police officers from Nandigram of helping TMC workers. Shubhendu Adhikari has urged the Election Commission to suspend them.
March 10, 2021, 1:37 p.m.
The Trinamool Congress (TMC) recently announced its candidates' list for the upcoming West Bengal assembly elections. Since then, Trinamool Congress (TMC) candidates have started campaigning in Hooghly district.
Trinamool Congress (TMC) candidate Dilip Yadav has been campaigning in the Pursuda assembly constituency since Tuesday morning. Dilip Yadav is meeting every voter and taking their blessings. He is even going to the farmers' fields and sowing the crop with his own hands.
March 10, 2021, 10:40 a.m.
Addressing Trinamool Congress (TMC) supporters, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee targeted the BJP and accused them of trying to divide people on communal lines.
"I can never forget Nandigram. I decided to contest the election from Nandigram for the West Bengal assembly elections because of the people here. I will do two rallies in Nandigram soon," Mamata Banerjee said.
March 8, 2021, 11:48 a.m.
Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Saugata Roy has slammed newly-inducted Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) member Mithun Chakraborty.
The TMC leader said that Mithun Chakraborty was naxalite.
"Mithun Chakraborty has changed parties four times. He was originally a Naxalite, then went to the CPI (M), then joined the TMC and was made a Rajya Sabha MP," Saugata Roy said.
March 7, 2021, 10:05 a.m.
Dinesh Trivedi, who had resigned from the post of TMC MP in the Rajya Sabha on February 12, has joined the BJP in the presence of the party's national president J.P. Nadda and Union Minister Piyush Goyal.
March 5, 2021, 3:43 p.m.
Trinamool Congress (TMC) chairperson and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday announced the list of candidates for 291 assembly seats out of a total of 294.
Rejecting all speculation, the Chief Minister of West Bengal announced that she would contest from the Nandigram seat.
"Today, we are releasing a list of 291 candidates, including 50 women, 42 Muslim candidates. In 3 seats in North Bengal, we are not putting our candidates. I will contest from Nandigram," she said.
March 5, 2021, 1:32 p.m.
A poster has been put up in the Tarakeshwar Assembly constituency in Hooghly district of West Bengal, in which it is written that the BJP should not field an external candidate.
It has been written on the poster that the BJP has a good chance of winning the assembly elections in West Bengal, so this time the state unit of the BJP should nominate an honest and homegrown candidate.
March 5, 2021, 1:32 p.m.
The Trinamool Congress (TMC) will announce the names of its 294 candidates for the West Bengal assembly elections in Kalighat today.
March 4, 2021, 10:12 a.m.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will be the candidate from the Nandigram seat. According to information received from sources, West bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will file nomination from this seat on March 11.
According to sources, she will file her nomination in Tamluk or Haldia administrative building.
March 4, 2021, 10:10 a.m.
The dates for the assembly elections to be held in West Bengal have been announced. Meanwhile, 650 more companies of Central Paramilitary Forces (CPF) are coming to West Bengal.
All 650 CPF companies will reach West Bengal within March 25. The first phase of voting will take place on March 27.
March 4, 2021, 10:06 a.m.
"The Left Front ruled West Bengal for 34 years and the TMC has ruled for 10 years. There has not been as much development in West Bengal as it should have been. I want our sonar Bangla to be developed. For this, I wish the BJP should get a chance," Bengal actress Shrabanti Chatterjee said.
"I have never received any offer from the TMC. Yes, I respect Didi (Mamata Banerjee). I have also been on a stage with Didi. But the BJP's ideology affects me. PM Modi's vision impresses me a lot,'' she added.
March 4, 2021, 10:03 a.m.
Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has claimed that the people of West Bengal have made up their minds in favour of a change of regime in the state.
Talking to News 24 correspondent Amit Kumar, Nitin Gadkari said that the people of West Bengal are disappointed with the TMC and have made up their minds to gift 200 seats to the BJP.
March 4, 2021, 10 a.m.
Khwaja Garib Nawaz's 22nd generation descendant and 33rd generation descendant of Islamic icon Imam Hussain, Maulana Huzoor Pak has come out in support of the Trinamool Congress (TMC).
This statement by Maulana Huzur Pak has increased the difficulties of Pirzada Abbas Siddiqui's party ISF, as well as Asaduddin Owaisi's party AIMIM, who bet on Muslim voters during the West Bengal assembly elections.
March 3, 2021, 2:03 p.m.
When the BJP's West Bengal unit chief Dilip Ghosh was asked if former cricketer Sourav Ganguly would join the BJP during PM Modi's March 7 rally at the Brigade Ground in Kolkata, he denied having any knowledge of the issue.
March 3, 2021, 2:02 p.m.
Union Road and Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari will address a public meeting during his election tour of West Bengal today. BJP leader Raju Banerjee will also be present on the occasion.
March 3, 2021, 10:29 a.m.
Senior BJP leaders will meet in Delhi today to discuss the strategy for the West Bengal Assembly elections. Union Home Minister Amit Shah will be accompanied by BJP president JP Nadda and senior leaders Mukul Roy and Kailash Vijayvargiya.
It is believed that in today's meeting, the names of BJP candidates for the West Bengal elections will be discussed. It is only after the meeting of the BJP's election committee that the final list of candidates for the West Bengal assembly elections will be decided.
BJP Election Committee meeting will be held tomorrow, which may be attended by PM Modi. It is being told that after this the list of candidates will be released. Sources said that in the first meeting, BJP can announce the names of its candidates for the first phase for Bengal and Assam.