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SC to hear BJP plea seeking forces for Bengal rural polls

SC to hear BJP plea seeking forces for Bengal rural polls

Updated On : 2018-04-06
Bengal Police sufficient to conduct free and fair panchayat: ADG

Bengal Police sufficient to conduct free and fair panchayat: ADG

Updated On : 2018-04-05
Trinamool retains Uluberia, wrests Noapara, BJP finishes second

Trinamool retains Uluberia, wrests Noapara, BJP finishes second

Updated On : 2018-02-01
BJP accuses Trinamool government of neglecting minorities in Bengal

BJP accuses Trinamool government of neglecting minorities in Bengal

Updated On : 2018-01-12
Trinamool wins Bengal bypoll by over 64,000 votes

Trinamool wins Bengal bypoll by over 64,000 votes

Updated On : 2017-12-26

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West Bengal General Election 2015

There are 42 Lok Sabha consistencies in West Bengal. There are 10 constituencies that are reserved for the Schedule Castes and only one constituency reserved for Schedule Tribes. The constituencies reserved for SCs are; Arambagh, Alipurduars, Cooch Behar, Jalpaiguri, Bangaon, Ranaghat, Joynagar, Mathurapur, Bishnupur and Bolpur. The constituency reserved for STs is Jhargram.

The total number of electorates in West Bengal is 62,468,988 out of which 32,489,949are male voters and 29,978,526 are female voters.

Opinion poll conducted by CNN IBN & CSDS says that TMC may win 20-28 seats, Left Front may bag 7-13 seats and the Congress party 5-9 seats. The BJP will win 0-2 seats. India TV opinion poll gives Trinamool Congress 23 seats, Left Front 16 and the Congress party is likely to win 3 seats. Out of 42 seats in West Bengal, TMC is headed to get about 32 seats and the Left will get only 9. That is as per the NDTV Poll.


Parliament Election Results 2014

Party Results
BJP 2
INC 4
TMC 34
Left 2
Others 0
RSP 0
CPI 2



Active Political Parties in West Bengal

Party name Abbr Election symbol
All India Forward Bloc AIFB Tiger
All India Trinamool Congress TMC
Revolutionary Socialist Party RSP
Aam Aadmi Party AAP
Bharatiya Janata Party BJP
Indian National Congress INC
Communist party of India CPI

General Election News in West Bengal

BSF seizes Bangladesh Taka 14.86 lakh

Posted On : Dec 14,2018,    11:42 pm
Kolkata, Dec 14 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) has seized Bangladesh currency (Taka) of Rs 14,86,550 face value from West Bengal's North 24 Parganas and Nadia districts, an official said on Friday. View More..

Bengal orders CID probe into killing of TMC leader, two others

Posted On : Dec 14,2018,    8:50 pm
Kolkata, Dec 14 (IANS) The West Bengal government on Friday ordered a probe by the state police's Criminal Investigation Department (CID) into the killing of three persons, including a Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader, by miscreants who made an armed attack on the car of local legislator in Joynagar of South 24 Parganas district, police said. View More..

A reality TV show with women farmers

Posted On : Dec 14,2018,    5:52 pm
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Here's a reality TV show with a difference -- with women farmers taking centrestage. View More..

BJP leaders meet Bengal government officials, stick to 'Rath Yatra' route

Posted On : Dec 13,2018,    11:48 pm
Kolkata, Dec 13 (IANS) The BJP on Thursday held a meeting with senior officials of the West Bengal administration and said it will stick to its planned route for the Rath Yatra programme but launch it only after getting the nod from the government. View More..

Two Bengal men held with fake currency

Posted On : Dec 13,2018,    8:38 pm
Kolkata, Dec 13 (IANS) Based on prior information, two persons from West Bengal's Nadia district have been arrested for carrying fake 500 rupee notes amounting to Rs 1 lakh, police said on Thursday. View More..

21st Usha National Athletics meet for Blind concludes

Posted On : Dec 13,2018,    8:18 pm
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The 21st Usha National Athletics Sports Championship for the Blind ended with a prize distribution ceremony at Thyagaraj Stadium here on Thursday. View More..

'Around 9 cr toilets built in 4 years; 546 districts declared ODF'

Posted On : Dec 13,2018,    5:12 pm
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Around nine crore toilets have been built across the country since October 2014 under the Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) and a total of 546 districts were declared Open Defecation Free (ODF), the Lok Sabha was informed on Thursday. View More..

Railways start work under MGNREGA scheme

Posted On : Dec 13,2018,    3:46 pm
Agartala, Dec 13 (IANS) The Railways, for the first time, have started utilising the government's rural job flagship scheme - MGNREGA - to undertake railway work, a senior official said on Thursday. View More..

Leaders pay homage to Parliament attack victims

Posted On : Dec 13,2018,    11:18 am
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Leaders from across the political spectrum, including President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, his predecessor Manmohan Singh, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, on Thursday remembered and paid homage to the victims of the 2001 Parliament attack. View More..

Bengal government asks BJP to meet top officials on 'Rath Yatra'

Posted On : Dec 13,2018,    12:26 am
Kolkata, Dec 13 (IANS) A day after the Calcutta High Court division bench turned down its objections to holding talks with two of three BJP representatives, the West Bengal government on Wednesday wrote to the state BJP leadership asking them to meet top officials led by the Chief Secretary at the city police headquarters in Lalbazar on Thursday to deliberate on the party's "Rath Yatra" programme, informed sources said. View More..

Activists protest against proposed amendment in RTI Act

Posted On : Dec 12,2018,    11:42 pm
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Opposing the proposed amendments to the RTI Act and demanding operationalisation of anti-corruption laws, hundreds of activists from various parts of the country gathered here on Wednesday. View More..

Deputy Speaker of Bengal Assembly H.A. Safwi dead

Posted On : Dec 12,2018,    11:32 pm
Kolkata, Dec 12 (IANS) Deputy Speaker of West Bengal Assembly and former state Minister Haider Aziz Safwi died following a cardiac arrest on Wednesday, family sources said. View More..

1st international conference on sexual exploitation of children to be held in Kolkata

Posted On : Dec 12,2018,    6:18 pm
Kolkata, Dec 12 (IANS) The first international conference on "Sexual Exploitation of Children in Digital Era" will be held in the city on December 14-15 to spread awareness among people, officials said here on Tuesday. View More..

Gujarat wants state guest houses for accommodating tourists visiting Statue of Unity

Posted On : Dec 11,2018,    5:10 pm
Kolkata, Dec 11 (IANS) In a bid to boost tourism, the Gujarat government has requested other states to construct guest houses near the 182-metre tall Statue of Unity or statue of Sardar Patel in Narmada district, a state minister said here on Tuesday. View More..

West Bengal, Bihar, Karnataka CMs congratulate KCR

Posted On : Dec 11,2018,    2:22 pm
Hyderabad, Dec 11 (IANS) Chief Ministers of West Bengal, Bihar and Karnataka on Tuesday congratulated their Telangana counterpart K. Chandrshekhar Rao on his ruling TRS party's massive win in the state's Assembly elections. View More..

Assembly poll results indication of 2019 elections: Mamata

Posted On : Dec 11,2018,    1:22 pm
Kolkata, Dec 11 (IANS) Terming the BJP's poor performance in the Assembly elections held in five states the "people's verdict", Trinamool Congress chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Tuesday the poll results were a real democratic indication of the 2019 general elections. View More..

LS adjourned for the day after mourning Vajpayee's death

Posted On : Dec 11,2018,    12:50 pm
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day on Tuesday after paying tributes to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and four other former and incumbent MPs who passed away during the intersession period. View More..

Former LF minister Abdus Sattar joins Congress

Posted On : Dec 11,2018,    2:50 am
Kolkata, Dec 11 (IANS) Former West Bengal minister Abdus Sattar, who severed his long association with the CPI-M last year, on Monday joined the Congress, calling it the only party capable of challenging the communal policies of the BJP. View More..

Agro exporters call for proactive role of central entities to boost exports

Posted On : Dec 11,2018,    12:46 am
Kolkata, Dec 11 (IANS) The new agriculture export policy will not be of much help to farmers and also to boost exports of fruits and vegetables, unless various departments dealing with such exports become proactive in their operations, exporters has said. View More..

Leaders of 21 parties resolve to work together to defeat BJP

Posted On : Dec 10,2018,    10:44 pm
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) Senior leaders of 21 opposition parties including the Congress, Trinamool Congress, TDP, AAP, NCP and the DMK met here on Monday and resolved to work together to "defeat the BJP-RSS" and to expose the ruling party's "corruption". View More..

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