2 days ago.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Home Minister Amit Shah campaigns ahead of 5th phase of West Bengal Assembly polls, at Krishnanagar in Nadia district. (PTI Photo)

  • Parties will now be allowed to conduct campaigns till 7 pm
  • The EC also extended the silence period for three remaining polling phases after tomorrow from 48 hours to 72 hours
  • West Bengal registered 6,910 new COVID-19 cases, its highest-ever single day spike

3 days ago.Kolkata, West Bengal, India
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee with Bollywood actress and MP Jaya Bachchan during a road show campaign in Kolkata on Thursday. (PTI Photo)

  • Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had requested the commission to conduct the remaining phases in one go
  • "(There is) no such plan of clubbing phases," said an EC spokesperson in response to queries
  • An all-party meeting has been called by the chief electoral officer of West Bengal on Friday

4 days ago.Barasat, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee at an election rally at Barasat, in North 24 Parganas. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • Mamata Banerjee said she is a street fighter and won't be cowed down by the "intimidation tactics" of the BJP
  • EC had barred her from campaigning for 24 hours
  • The West Bengal CM sat on a 3.5- hour long dharna against the EC's decision

5 days ago.New Delhi, Delhi, India
India's new Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sushil Chandra arrives to take charge of office, in New Delhi, Tuesday, April 13, 2021. (PTI Photo)

  • Sushil Chandra took charge on April 13, a day after his predecessor Sunil Arora demitted office
  • He is an IIT graduate and 1980 batch Indian Revenue Service officer
  • Sushil Chandra will be in office till May 14, 2022

5 days ago.New Delhi, Delhi, India
The 24-hour ban on Mamata Banerjee was imposed on Monday. (Photo Credit: Facebook/ Mamata Banerjee)

  • Mamata Banerjee got banned for her remarks against central forces
  • EC's order cited two separate notices to Banerjee
  • Assembly elections in West Bengal began on March 27

10 April.Cooch Behar, West Bengal, India
Family members mourn near the body of the deceased after clashes erupted between locals and central forces during the fourth phase of West Bengal Assembly Election in Cooch Behar.(PTI Photo)

  • Four people were killed in West Bengal's Cooch Behar during voting for assembly elections on Saturday morning
  • CISF opened fire on coming under attack in a village
  • A senior police official said CISF personnel opened fire after "locals gheraoed them and attempted to snatch their rifles"

10 April.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Congress leader P Chidambaram opined that the Election Commission (EC) of India should take the responsibility for the deaths in Cooch Behar. (Photo Credit/PTI)

  • P Chidambaram held the EC responsible for the death of four persons in Cooch Behar
  • The four persons were killed as the central force's troopers allegedly opened fire
  • "It has made large scale transfers and postings of senior police officers in West Bengal," he said.

10 April.Cooch Behar, West Bengal, India
TMC says EC is answerable for the death of people in West Bengal. (Picture Credit-ANI)

  • 4 people were shot allegedly by central forces at Mathabhanga in Cooch Behar district
  • The incident took place during the fourth phase of assembly elections on Saturday
  • "The EC should come out with an explanation," TMC Rajya Sabha MP Dola Sen said

10 April.New Delhi, Delhi, India
TMC supporters during West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee's election campaign rally. (PTI File Photo)

  • The EC asked star campaigners, political leaders to follow in all seriousness the safety guidelines
  • "By doing so, the political parties and candidates are exposing themselves as well as the public...": EC
  • The remarks by the EC came as India is witnessing a steep surge in COVID-19 cases

9 April.West Bengal, India
ECI on Friday removed an SP rank officer posted in the security of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. (Photo credit: File/PTI)

  • Reportedly, the step was taken because of security lapses, which led to Mamata Banerjee getting injured in Nandigram
  • "He is removed from the post with immediate effect," said an official
  • Banerjee suffered an injury after a fall while campaigning in her constituency