Politics

Efforts on to Stop Me from Campaigning, Says Mamata After End of Ban on Canvassing

Minutes after the 24-hour ban on canvassing ended, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said that efforts are on to stop her from campaigning and asserted she is a street fighter and won’t be cowed down by the ”intimidation tactics” of the BJP. Banerjee, who earlier in...

Apr 14 · >

Mamata Banerjee, Rahul Gandhi to Hold Public Meetings Today

West Bengal Election 2021 News Live Updates: After a 24-hour ban, and a dharna, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee will be back in action on Wednesday with meetings lined up. She will hold ‘jansabhas’ in Jalpaiguri’s Dhupguri, Kharija Berubari, Jaleshwari, Nadia and Darjeeling. Minutes after the 24 -hour...

Apr 14 · >

EC Bars BJP Leader Rahul Sinha from Campaigning for 48 Hours

The Election Commission on Tuesday barred BJP leader Rahul Sinha from campaigning for 48 hours for his alleged remarks that central forces should have killed eight rather than four people in Sitalkuchi in West Bengal’s Cooch Behar district during the ongoing assembly polls. The ban begins at 12 noon...

Apr 13 · >

Why Mir Jafar’s Family is Miffed with the TMC

Syed Reza Ali Meerza or Chhote Nawab is angry with West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. The descendant of Mir Jafar, the commander-in-chief of Nawab Siraj-ud-Daulah’s army, says he has made up his mind never again to vote for the Trinamool Congress, the party he and most of family...

Apr 13 · >

Meghalaya’s GHADC Polls Record Nearly 70% Voter Turnout, No Untoward Incident Reported

Voting for 29 seats in the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC) were peacefully conducted on Monday in which nearly 70 per cent voter turnout was recorded. According to District Council Affairs (DCA) officials, the percentage may go up since the figures provided are only up to 5 pm...

Apr 13 · >

Chandrababu Naidu Stages Sit-in over Stone Pelting at Tirupati Rally, Accuses YSRCP for Attack

Telugu Desam Party chief Chandrababu Naidu has staged a sit-in protest at Krishnapuram in Tirupati, after witnessing stone pelting on his election rally in his home district. Naidu was in a campaign for TDP candidate Panabaka Lakshmi in the temple city when the shocking incident took place. Naidu was...

Apr 13 · >

Will Jagan’s Sister Sharmila’s New Party Stir up Telangana Politics?

The date is set. On July 8, 2021, YS Sharmila Reddy will officially float a political party in Telangana on the birth anniversary of her late father and former Andhra Pradesh chief minister, YS Rajasekhara Reddy. For someone who has largely remained behind the towering shadows of YSR, and...

Apr 13 · >

Mamata Threatens Dharna After Election Commission Bans Her From Campaigning for 24 Hours

TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee addresses a poll campaign rally in Bengal. (PTI) Meanwhile, senior TMC leader Derek O’Brien accused the EC of being ‘extremely compromised’ and asserted that the ruling party ‘were winning Bengal.’ In another turn in the high-octane West Bengal elections, chief minister Mamata Banerjee was banned...

Apr 13 · >

TMC Writes to EC, Seeks Strict Action Against BJP Leaders for ‘Inflammatory’ Remarks

TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee addresses a poll campaign rally in Bengal. (PTI) TMC said several BJP leaders, including party state Dilip Ghosh, were ”instigating” violence with their warnings of more Cooch Behar-like episodes. PTI Kolkata Last Updated:April 13, 2021, 07:01 IST FOLLOW US ON: The TMC on Monday urged...

Apr 13 · >

Candidates to File Nomination Papers for 3rd Phase From Today

Lucknow: The nominations for 20 districts that will be going to polls in the third phase of UP Panchayat Elections 2021 started on Tuesday at 8am. The candidates will be able to file nominations till Wednesday, the time for which has been fixed from 8 am to 5 pm...

Apr 13 · >