Speaking to The Indian Express, several poll officials recounted the circumstances under which they have been working since the polling began last month, with many claiming that the work often puts their “lives at risk”.
Sonia, while claiming that the Mamata government had given false hopes to the people, said in the 2011 polls, Congress had entered into an alliance with the Trinamool in the hope that the Bengal would see true development.
Supriyo and his parents had stepped out of their booth in Jorasanko’s Arya Kanya Vidyalaya in the afternoon when some Trinamool supporters started chanting “go back”, alleging he had come there to influence voters.
Altogether 163 candidates, including 21 women, are in the fray in the 31 seats of West Medinipur, Bankura and Burdwan. Soaring temperatures could affect voting in districts such as Bankurs and Burdwan.
It has been 46 years since the Sainbai massacre but Rekha Rani Sain still wakes up to screams in the middle of the night. On March 17, 1970, a mob of CPM workers had allegedly gouged out the eyes of her husband Naba Kumar Sain — the eldest son of the family — and killed […]
Admitting that the six-party Front was not strong enough to form a government, BNP chief Sumanta Hira said in all likelihood, they would enter into an adjustment with the Left-Congress alliance after elections.
"Modiji is trying to crush democracy in the country. He has brought down Congress governments in Arunachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand in the most arbitrary manner," he said at a joint election rally in Niyamatpur.