Election Violence

Election Violence

Fresh violence as 175m vote in Indian state polls

West Bengal in eastern India was the most important with prime minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu-nationalist BJP party attempting to win power there for the first time

Rapid Action Force (RAF) try to controll All India Trinamool Congress party supporters shouting against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters as West Bengal's Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee (not pictured) enters inside a polling station during the second phase of West Bengal's legislative elections in Nandigram on 1 April 2021

Voting begins in second phase of West Bengal, Assam assembly polls

Voting for 30 seats in West Bengal’s second phase Assembly elections and the second phase of Assam assembly elections began on Thursday amid tight security and all Covid-19 protocols

Voting begins in second phase of West Bengal, Assam assembly polls

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Voting in West Bengal, Assam begins as Modi aims to expand BJP empire

Victory in the eastern region of 90 million would be a huge achievement for Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party as it seeks to expand its power base beyond its Hindi-speaking northern heartlands

A paramilitary personnel assists an elderly woman while a volunteer checks her body temperature before entering a polling station to cast her ballot during Phase 1 of West Bengal's legislative election in Purulia district on 27 March 2021

Voters' Day: Voters but no proper voting

Concerned persons are saying there are voters and Voters Day, but there is no fair environment for elections. It is the duty of the government and the EC to ensure that

Voters' Day: Voters but no proper voting

5th phase municipal polls

Voting underway in 29 municipalities

Amid the allegations of threat and hindrances in electioneering, the voting will continue from 8:00am to 4:00pm where Electronic Voting Machines will be used

Voting underway in 29 municipalities

'EC remains silent despite irregularities'

The election commission claims success in conducting the pourashava polls, turning a blind eye to the clashes, violence and other irregularities

'EC remains silent despite irregularities'

4th phase municipal polls

Voters allege snatching of ballots, stamping 'boat' symbol in Sonaimuri

A clash broke out among the supporters of Awami League, BNP and the councilor candidate over ballot stuffing in broad daylight at a polling centre in Sonaimuri municipality of Nokhali

Voters allege snatching of ballots, stamping 'boat' symbol in Sonaimuri

4th phase municipal polls

Voting underway in 55 municipalities amid apprehension

Local MPs also were seen violating election code of conduct during electioneering in many places. Earlier, the EC would issue letters to the MPs to make them aware of code of conduct but no such step ...

Voting underway in 55 municipalities amid apprehension

Voters' apathy poses a bad omen: Mahbub Talukdar

He said the reasons behind this should be analysed and steps should be taken to change this trend

Voters' apathy poses a bad omen: Mahbub Talukdar

Third phase municipal polls

AL candidates, rebels mostly dominate

Candidates of the ruling Bangladesh Awami League have been unofficially elected from majority of the municipalities that went to polls on Saturday in the third phase

Police man in action as supporters of two candidates clash at Kishoreganj's Katiadi
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