1 day ago.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Political rallies in West Bengal. (Photo Credits: PTI Photo)

  • Amid the sudden rise of COVID-19 cases all over India, political parties are canceling their rallies in West Bengal amidst elections
  • The BJP on Monday said it has decided against holding any big rally or public meeting, including by Prime Minister Narendra Modi
  • Congress Chief Adhir Rajan Chowdhary wrote to the EC requesting to postpone the elections until after Ramzan

2 days ago.Kolkata, West Bengal, India
WB CM Mamata Banerjee during a rally for state Assembly polls, in North 24 Parganas. (PTI File Photo)

  • Mamata Banerjee will cut short her speech to 20 minutes or so from the usual time of 50 minutes to one hour
  • "We will not hold any big gatherings any more," Mamata Banerjee said
  • TMC's decision comes amid surge in COVID cases in West Bengal

3 days ago.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday suspended all his impending rallies in West Bengal amid the upsurge of COVID-19 cases in India. (PTI File Photo)

  • Rahul Gandhi urged other leaders to "think deeply" about the consequences of holding public meetings
  • "In view of the Covid situation, I am suspending all my public rallies in West Bengal," Rahul Gandhi said
  • India is witnessing a sharp rise in the COVID-19 cases as on Saturday over 261,000 new infections were recorded

3 days ago.Nadia, West Bengal, India
Women show their voter ID card, as they stand in a queue to cast their vote at a polling station during the 5th phase of West Bengal State Assembly polls, amid surge in Covid-19 cases across the country, at Ranaghat, Nadia, Saturday, April 17, 2021. (PTI

  • The fifth phase of polling in West Bengal witnessed at least 78.36 % voter turnout on Saturday
  • Jalpaiguri registered the highest polling percentage of 81.73%
  • Voting was held at 15,789 polling stations in six districts from 7 am to 6.30 pm

3 days ago.Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Mamata Banerjee alleged that her phone is being tapped. (Photo Credit: Facebook/MamataBanerjee)

  • BJP released a purported audio clip in which Banerjee is heard proposing a rally with the bodies of Cooch Behar firing victims
  • "They (BJP leaders) are even eavesdropping on our everyday conversation," Mamata Banerjee said
  • "I will order a CID probe into it and not spare anyone involved in such snooping activities," she added

4 days ago.Asansol, West Bengal, India
Prime Minister Narendra Modi during an election campaign rally for West Bengal Assembly polls. (PTI Photo)

  • Excerpts of a purported telephonic conversation between Banerjee and a TMC leader were released on Friday
  • Voices resembling the two leaders are heard on tape discussing deaths of four persons in firing by central forces
  • "Didi, how far will you go for vote bank?," PM Modi asked Mamata Banerjee during his rally in Asansol

4 days ago.Kolkata, West Bengal, India
The 5th phase of the West Bengal elections will take place on April 17. (PTI Photo)

  • A total of 319 candidates will try their fate on the postal ballots in the 5th phase
  • During the 4th phase, 4 people were killed by central forces after they came under attack
  • The counting of votes will take place on May 2

4 days ago
Polling officials collect EVMs and other election materials for the 5th phase of West Bengal Assembly elections. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • The security personnel are maintaining a tight vigil, said an official at the office of the Chief Electoral Officer
  • There were a few incidents that were addressed by the central forces personnel, the official said
  • Polling in the fifth phase of the West Bengal polls began at 7 am on Saturday

4 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

14 April.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