Hindustan Times | By Snigdhendu Bhattacharya, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON MAY 19, 2018 02:59 PM IST
Over the past few years, RSS-inspired organisations worked in the spheres of education, health and imparting moral values.
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2018 10:04 PM IST
Till 8 pm, the ruling party had won 19,394 (68%) of the 28,456 gram panchayat seats, the results for which were declared. It also bagged 1,842 (88.34%) of the 2,085 panchayat samiti seats and 62 of the 63 zilla parishad seats declared till then.
Kolkata, Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2018 09:03 PM IST
Opposition parties slammed the ruling Trinamool, accusing it of “murdering” democracy and making “a mockery” of it.
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2018 05:28 PM IST
The party was heading for control of over 80% of the West Bengal gram panchayats and 90% of the panchayat samitis. BJP was second, while the Left and Congress were pushed to the margins.
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2018 10:23 AM IST
Authorities have enforced prohibitory orders outside counting centres after opposition parties expressed fear of a repeat of the widespread violence that took place on polling day on May 14.
West Bengal panchayat election results Highlights: TMC registers massive win, BJP comes a distant second
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2018 12:14 AM IST
Results for West Bengal panchayat elections were announced on Thursday and the ruling Trinamool Congress registered a massive win. Below are the highlights.
Hindustan Times, Kolkata/Berhampore | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2018 01:31 PM IST
Media reports said at least 15 people were killed in political violence, election officials and police beaten up, ballot boxes burnt and damaged during Monday’s electoral process that was accompanied by massive rigging and booth capture by alleged Trinamool Congress supporters.
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2018 12:14 AM IST
Opposition parties alleged before the SEC on Tuesday that at least 20 people were killed on Monday and demanded re-poll in thousands of booths.
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2018 06:21 PM IST
Monday’s panchayat polls in West Bengal left at least 15 people dead and more than 50 injured.
Indo Asian News Service, Kolkata | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2018 12:49 PM IST
The West Bengal rural polls in the state on Monday saw large scale violence and clashes between opposing political outfits throughout the day.
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2018 12:31 PM IST
While the panchayat election in 2003 gained infamy for the death toll, the 2018 polls set a record in the number of seats won without a contest.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2018 11:44 PM IST
Analysts say since a party’s panchayat poll victory prepares the bedrock for further political expansion in the state and governing a panchayat also means controlling a large pool of money, hence the massive violence during panchayat polls in West Bengal, which reported 15 deaths during the day.
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2018 11:29 PM IST
Death of at least 15 people were reported on Monday in violence related to the West Bengal panchayat elections.
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2018 11:30 PM IST
Violence during Bengal panchayat elections unfolded hours after chief minister Mamata Banerjee told two prominent Bengali television channels that her government wants peaceful polling and asked people not to give in to provocations.
Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 14, 2018 04:51 PM IST
In the 2003 elections, during the heydays of the Left Front government that ruled the state between 1977 and 2011, as many as 76 persons were killed. In 2013, 39 persons died.
West Bengal panchayat elections: Yechury says poll panel must act to restore faith in electoral process
Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2018 01:46 PM IST
The West Bengal State Election Commission has received complaints of violence from several districts less than three hours after polling began for panchayat elections in state.
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2018 12:54 PM IST
In Bagda of North 24 Parganas district, nine men were caught by villagers stamping ballot papers in a booth, In Bodo Khotimali in Cooch Behar district, a booth reported 100% polling at 8 am.
Press Trust of India, Kolkata | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2018 08:50 AM IST
West Bengal panchayat elections are underway amid reports of violence across the state.
Hindustan Times, Kolkata/Midnapore | By Snigdhendu Bhattacharya and Kaushik Datta, Kolkata/midnapore
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2018 12:01 AM IST
Violence was reported from the districts of East Midnapore, Bankura, Hooghly and Malda.
PUBLISHED ON MAY 13, 2018 06:43 PM IST
The CPI (M) has decided to open a special control room at the party’s state committee office in central Kolkata on Monday.
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2018 03:16 PM IST
Major political parties — Trinamool Congress, BJP and Left Front — have fielded members of the same family either to capitalise on their popularity in the respective areas or to cash in on family rivalry.
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2018 08:32 AM IST
Several incidents of violence have been reported ahead of the Bengal panchayat polls, to be held on May 14.
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2018 10:16 PM IST
The West Bengal chief minister also said that she has prepared a political will that mentions names of leaders who will take charge of her party, the Trinamool Congress, in her absence.
Hindustan Times | By Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2018 07:54 AM IST
Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress, which is gearing up to emerge as the biggest regional political grouping in India, wants to command a significant share of the anti-BJP political space
PTI, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2018 11:10 PM IST
Bengal panchayat polls: The CPI(M) has said the “seat sharing agreement” is to counter Trinamool Congress and has nothing to do with the Left party’s policy.
Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2018 11:13 AM IST
The Calcutta high court will hear a petition seeking quashing of the single-phase election date on May 14 and pass the order on the CPI(M)’s petition to accept nominations for Bengal panchayat poll via email.
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2018 07:27 PM IST
BJP national secretary Rahul Sinha on Sunday alleged that West Bengal state election commissioner AK Singh has been receiving threats from Trinamool Congress over conduct of panchayat polls, and his mobile phone was being tapped and land line calls recorded.
Berhampore, Hindustan Times | By Sreyasi Pal
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2018 06:20 PM IST
The Trinamool Congress leaders’ death pushed the number of those killed in panchayat poll-related violence in the state to 12. Since nominations began on April 2, the election process has been marked by intimidation and violence.
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2018 05:19 PM IST
Srijon Roy was arrested for allegedly taking Rs 3 lakh each from a few people on the promise of giving them jobs in the railways in 2012, when Mukul Roy was the Railways minister briefly.
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2018 09:04 PM IST
The petition by Congress has alleged inadequate security and sought quashing of the state election commission’s notification to hold the polls in a single phase on May 14.