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  • Assembly Elections Results 2021: Muslim candidates won 13% of seats in the four states and one UT that went to polls May 08, 2021 08:47 AM IST

    Assembly Elections Results 2021: Muslim candidates won 13% of seats in the four states and one UT that went to polls

    'With the decline of the Congress and the BJP less than welcoming, it is the regional parties that are offering them (minority politicians) the opportunity to win elections from general constituencies.'

  • Prashant Kishor wins toughest electoral battle yet, but leaves everyone guessing about future May 02, 2021 06:44 PM IST

    Prashant Kishor wins toughest electoral battle yet, but leaves everyone guessing about future

    The day two of his clients tasted victory, Kishore said he would quit election strategising and did not rule out a future in direct electoral politics.

  • West Bengal Election Result 2021 | Mamata Banerjee to address media after 6 pm, asks people to go back home and not celebrate on the streets May 02, 2021 05:48 PM IST

    West Bengal Election Result 2021 | Mamata Banerjee to address media after 6 pm, asks people to go back home and not celebrate on the streets

    TMC looks set to retain power in West Bengal with its candidates leading in 205 of the 292 seats that went to the polls.

  • West Bengal Election Result 2021 | Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti congratulate Mamata Banerjee on poll victory May 02, 2021 03:43 PM IST

    West Bengal Election Result 2021 | Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti congratulate Mamata Banerjee on poll victory

    The Trinamool Congress (TMC) is ahead in 205 of the 292 seats that went to polls in West Bengal. The BJP trailing far behind with 80 seats.

  • West Bengal Election Result 2021 | Sharad Pawar congratulates Mamata Banerjee as TMC surges ahead of BJP May 02, 2021 02:47 PM IST

    West Bengal Election Result 2021 | Sharad Pawar congratulates Mamata Banerjee as TMC surges ahead of BJP

    The was ahead in 202 of the 292 seats that went to polls in West Bengal, way over the halfway mark of 147, leaving the BJP trailing far behind in 77 seats.

  • Assembly Elections 2021 | EC writes to chief secretaries of states, UTs to prohibit victory celebrations urgently May 02, 2021 01:46 PM IST

    Assembly Elections 2021 | EC writes to chief secretaries of states, UTs to prohibit victory celebrations urgently

    ECI has directed CS of all 5 states to file FIR in each such case, suspend SHO of the concerned PS and report action taken immediately of each such incidence.

  • West Bengal Election Result 2021 | Trends indicate TMC heading for a huge victory in Bengal May 02, 2021 12:44 PM IST

    West Bengal Election Result 2021 | Trends indicate TMC heading for a huge victory in Bengal

    Belying expectations of a tight contest, the TMC candidates appeared galloping to victory, and, if the current trends hold, the party will easily form its third successive government in the state.

  • West Bengal Election Result 2021 | TMC surges ahead of BJP in West Bengal May 02, 2021 11:22 AM IST

    West Bengal Election Result 2021 | TMC surges ahead of BJP in West Bengal

    The two parties were locked in a neck-and-neck contest in the initial stages of counting.

  • Assembly Elections 2021 | Congress not to participate in election debates on counting day May 02, 2021 09:16 AM IST

    Assembly Elections 2021 | Congress not to participate in election debates on counting day

    Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said in view of the serious coronavirus situation in the country, the party's spokespersons will not participate on the TV debates after poll results are out.

  • West Bengal Assembly Elections: Counting begins for polls under tight security, COVID-19 protocols May 02, 2021 08:35 AM IST

    West Bengal Assembly Elections: Counting begins for polls under tight security, COVID-19 protocols

    The exercise is underway in 108 counting centres spread across the 23 districts of the state, where a three-tier security arrangement has been put in place.

  • Assembly Election 2021 | Assam BJP 'declares' NDA victory in 83 seats ahead of the May 2 verdict May 01, 2021 03:36 PM IST

    Assembly Election 2021 | Assam BJP 'declares' NDA victory in 83 seats ahead of the May 2 verdict

    These are key contenders and constituencies to watch in Assam, as poll results start coming in tomorrow.

  • Political Bazaar | Assembly Elections 2021: Discussion On Exit Polls Apr 30, 2021 11:47 AM IST

    Political Bazaar | Assembly Elections 2021: Discussion On Exit Polls

    With the exit polls speculating on the election results of four states and one union territory, in this edition of Political Bazaar, Moneycontrol's Opinion Editor Viju Cherian discusses and analyses the various projections with senior journalist Shekhar Iyer and D Dhanuraj, the chairman of the Centre for Public Policy Research. 

  • COVID norm violation: ECI lodges FIR against 13 candidates, sends showcause notices to 33 Apr 24, 2021 10:01 AM IST

    COVID norm violation: ECI lodges FIR against 13 candidates, sends showcause notices to 33

    Of the 13 candidates against whom FIRs were lodged, six are from Birbhum district.

  • Campaigning ends for the seventh phase of poll in West Bengal Apr 24, 2021 08:40 AM IST

    Campaigning ends for the seventh phase of poll in West Bengal

    West Bengal is next scheduled to go to polls on April 26

  • Assembly Elections 2021 Highlights | Mahua Moitra accuses EC of ‘manslaughter’ for conducting 8-phase polls amid pandemic Apr 15, 2021 08:50 AM IST

    Assembly Elections 2021 Highlights | Mahua Moitra accuses EC of ‘manslaughter’ for conducting 8-phase polls amid pandemic

    Assembly Election 2021 Highlights: Voting took place in a single phase in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry on April 6, while voters in Assam cast their votes in three phases. The next phase of voting in West Bengal will happen on April 17. Catch the latest updates of the poll campaign here

  • West Bengal Assembly Elections: EC bans entry of politicians in violence-hit Cooch Behar for next 72 hours Apr 11, 2021 08:22 AM IST

    West Bengal Assembly Elections: EC bans entry of politicians in violence-hit Cooch Behar for next 72 hours

    The decision came after four people were killed in the district as central forces opened fire allegedly when they were attacked by locals who "attempted to snatch their rifles" during the fourth phase of voting on April 10

  • West Bengal polls: 4 killed as central forces open fire after coming under attack Apr 10, 2021 01:54 PM IST

    West Bengal polls: 4 killed as central forces open fire after coming under attack

    The incident took place in Sitalkuchi area when voting was underway, a senior district police officer said.

  • Polling begins for 44 seats in fourth phase of West Bengal elections Apr 10, 2021 08:23 AM IST

    Polling begins for 44 seats in fourth phase of West Bengal elections

    Voting is underway with strict adherence to COVID-19 protocols in nine seats in Howrah district, 11 in South 24 Parganas, five in Alipurduar, nine in Cooch Behar and 10 in Hooghly

  • Rate cut U-turn: Election states contribute nearly a fourth of total small savings schemes Apr 01, 2021 06:47 PM IST

    Rate cut U-turn: Election states contribute nearly a fourth of total small savings schemes

    West Bengal, Assam, Tamil Nadu and Kerala, where high-stakes electoral battles are underway, together contribute 23.9% in gross collections of national small savings, according to latest available data. Assembly elections give small savers a reprieve from interest rate cut.

  • Assam Assembly Elections 2021 | Congress urges EC to register FIRs against Nadda, Sonowal for ads predicting outcome of polls Mar 28, 2021 08:39 PM IST

    Assam Assembly Elections 2021 | Congress urges EC to register FIRs against Nadda, Sonowal for ads predicting outcome of polls

    In a complaint to the Election Commission (EC), Congress leaders Randeep Surjewala, Ajay Maken and Mukul Wasnik sought directions and action against top BJP leaders for giving advertisements in newspapers claiming victory in all upper Assam seats.

  • West Bengal Assembly Elections 2021 | TMC writes to EC urging it to revert to earlier rule on appointment of polling agents Mar 28, 2021 04:34 PM IST

    West Bengal Assembly Elections 2021 | TMC writes to EC urging it to revert to earlier rule on appointment of polling agents

    According to a March 2009 rule by the EC, polling agents who are appointed by the contesting candidates shall have to be electors in the same polling stations or from neighbouring polling stations falling in the same constituency.

  • West Bengal Assembly Elections 2021 | Mamata Banerjee's purported audio clip seeking help from BJP leader to win Nandigram stirs row Mar 27, 2021 05:11 PM IST

    West Bengal Assembly Elections 2021 | Mamata Banerjee's purported audio clip seeking help from BJP leader to win Nandigram stirs row

    Banerjee is pitted against her former protege and now the BJP candidate Suvendu Adhikari in Nandigram, the springboard that propelled her to power in 2011, dislodging the Left Front from power after a 34-year unbroken rule.

  • Assembly Elections 2021 Highlights: 72.14% and 79.79% voter turnout recorded in first phase of Assam and West Bengal election, respectively Mar 27, 2021 08:05 AM IST

    Assembly Elections 2021 Highlights: 72.14% and 79.79% voter turnout recorded in first phase of Assam and West Bengal election, respectively

    Assembly Elections 2021 Highlights: The first phase of voting in Assam and West Bengal is underway

  • West Bengal Elections: BJP nominee shown black flags in Bengal's Domjur constituency Mar 21, 2021 05:13 PM IST

    West Bengal Elections: BJP nominee shown black flags in Bengal's Domjur constituency

    The BJP nominee, on his part, said the "TMC workers had hurled stones at saffron party activists".

  • Swapan Dasgupta resigns from Rajya Sabha Mar 16, 2021 04:45 PM IST

    Swapan Dasgupta resigns from Rajya Sabha

    The resignation comes after Swapan Dasgupta was named as a BJP candidate for the West Bengal assembly elections.

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