Trinamool sweeps Bengal panchayat polls, LF out of reckoning
Kolkata: West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress marched towards a massive victory in the rural polls, regarded as a curtain raiser to the next general elections and the biggest test of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's popularity since she came to power in 2011.
The Trinamool has won or is on the verge of winning majority of the gram panchayats and the panchayat samilties (the lowest and the middle levels, respectively, of the three-tier rural council system) in 12 of the 17 districts of the state.
In the panchayat samities, the Trinamool's success story was more spectacular, as it was winning over 90 percent of the bodies overall.
The opposition Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M)-led Left Front, which had established its dominance in 13 districts in the previous elections held in 2008, has failed to win majority of the gram panchayats even in one district.
BJP leader Subramanian Swamy criticised the Aam Aadmi Party for taking support from the Congress. Swamy said that the AAP has committed suicide by opting for an alliance with the Congress.
Date 23-02-14, Duration 1:43, Views 45505
Date 23-02-14 1:43
Tooltip Information:AAP's alliance with Cong. a suicide: BJPVideo by:Description: BJP leader Subramanian Swamy criticised the Aam Aadmi Party for taking support from the Congress. Swamy said that the AAP has committed suicide by opting for an alliance with the Congress.Rating: 3.26Views: 45505
Date 26-04-14 4:34
Tooltip Information:Ramdev says Rahul goes to Dalit houses for picnics, Cong. reactsVideo by:Description: Yoga guru Baba Ramdev made a shocking statement on Friday that Congress vice President Rahul Gandhi goes to Dalit houses for picnics and honeymoon. Ramdev who is supporting the BJP in the Elections 2014 made the objectionable comments during a press conference in Lucknow. He attacked Rahul Gandhi's 'single' status saying that Rahul wanted to marry a foreigner but was stopped by his mother Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi. He further went on to say that Sonia Gandhi asked Rahul not to get married until he becomes the prime minister. Meanwhile, the Congress party has condemned the statement.Rating: 4.52Views: 10009
Date 11-04-14 3:09
Tooltip Information:CNN-IBN and Microsoft Analytics Center for LS 2014 ElectionVideo by:Description: Largest technology brand Microsoft has joined hands with India’s biggest media Channel CNN-IBN to set up an elections analytics center to help decode the Indian electionsRating: 4Views: 3258
Date 10-04-14 0:55
Tooltip Information:Microsoft and CNN-IBN Join Hands to Analysis the LS 2014 Polls TrendsVideo by:Description: World's largest technology brand Microsoft has joined hands with India’s biggest media Channel CNN-IBN to analyse the Lok Sabha elections 2014 trends.Rating: 4Views: 2716
Date 34 mins ago 4:56
Tooltip Information:Government asks NSCN-K to stop illegal taxation and extortion during ceasefire review meetVideo by:Description: The issue of illegal taxation, extortion and carrying of arms by cadres dominated the Ceasefire review meeting held between Centre and NSCN (K) at Police Complex in Chumukedima. Chairman of Ceasefire Monitoring Group Major Gen (Retd) N K Singh insisted that NSCN (K) give up extortion activities. He maintained that such actions are against the Ceasefire Ground Rules and also vitiated the peaceful atmosphere. Formed as a splinter group in 1988, NSCN (K) declared ceasefire in April 2001.Rating: 4Views: 0
Date 14 hrs ago 3:12
Tooltip Information:Will not contest from Congress if polls are fought under Hooda: Birender SinghVideo by:Description: Congress leader Chaudhary Birender Singh on Wednesday said that he will not contest from Congress if the upcoming Assembly Polls in Haryana are contested under the leadership of state Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda. He said that he will not leave Congress party as he is a veteran leader.Rating: 4Views: 0