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Kolkata Municipal Corporation Elections : Live updates here KMC polls
From left to right: Mamata Banerjee, Sujan Chakraborty, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury & Sukanta Majumdar

Kolkata Municipal Corporation Elections : Live updates here

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 19 Dec 2021, 08:32 am

Voting for the much-awaited Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) election began at 7 AM on Sunday. A total of 40.48 lakh electorates are eligible to vote in the KMC elections in 144 wards. At present, the KMC is ruled by the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress (TMC). Election has been delayed by around one and half years due to the COVID-19 pandemic even as the term of the elected members of the KMC ended in May 2020. The election is expected to see a direct contest between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the ruling TMC. The other partcipants in the elections are the Congress and CPI (M), who also campaigned aggressively for the polls in a bid to revive their fortunes after the assembly elections debacle.

LIVE Updates

Check what Mamata Banerjee says on KMC polls

19 Dec 2021, 04:52 pm

 

Abhishek Banerjee compares Kolkata polls with Tripura civic polls

19 Dec 2021, 04:25 pm

 

BJP leader Shuvendu Adhikari accuses TMC of violating democratic rights of the opposition

19 Dec 2021, 04:05 pm

BJP alleges CCTV connection severed in ward no. 113

19 Dec 2021, 04:00 pm

Booth CCTV connection of ward no 113 has been severed!  Why? So that the TMC can loot votes.

The Election Commission is witnessing this. Today is a day of shame for democracy!

- BJP West Bengal

Action will be taken against any TMC member if he is found involved in violence: Abhishek Banerjee

19 Dec 2021, 02:28 pm

"Any person irrespective of their political affiliation who disturbs voting process will be put behind bars," said TMC national general secretary Abhishek Banerjee, when asked about incidents related to violence in KMC polls.

"If anyone can come out with footage to prove that any TMC member was involved in violence, we will take action against the member both in the party as well as from the administration," added Banerjee. 

(Image Credit: Facebook/Abhishek Banerjee)

Abhishek Banerjee casts his vote

19 Dec 2021, 02:18 pm

TMC national general secretary and Lok Sabha MP, Abhishek Banerjee, cast his vote at Mitra Institution in Kolkata. 

 

BJP creating excuses for their imminent defeat: TMC's Firhad Hakim

19 Dec 2021, 01:56 pm

Reacting to the allegations of violence, West Bengal Minister and TMC leader, Firhad Hakim, said, "The BJP has no way... It is only creating excuses for their imminent defeat."

Congress's polling agent attacked in Brabourne Road's Jain School

19 Dec 2021, 12:09 pm

Congress polling agent for candidate Santosh Pathak has been attacked allegedly by TMC activists in Brabourne Road's Jain School. Local news channel footage showed heavy clashes between the Congress and the TMC.

KMC polls witnesses 19 percent voters' turnout till 11 AM

19 Dec 2021, 12:05 pm

The Election Commission on Sunday said 19 percent votes have been cast till 11 AM in the highly anticipated Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) election.

'TMC goons threatened BJP candidate’s wife with rape, murder': Amit Malviya

19 Dec 2021, 11:53 am

BJP spkesperson Amit Malviya on Sunday alleged that "TMC goons" threatened BJP candidate’s wife with rape and murder after KMC polls in front of her 8 year old daughter.

 

Left activists hold protest at Kolkata's Baghajatin

19 Dec 2021, 11:23 am

The Left activists are holding a protest rally in Kolkata's Baghajatin area alleged vote rigging and manhandling f their polling agents across several wards.They have also aggeled that polling agents of the CPI(M) candidate were roughed up and forcefully driven out of the polling stations and premises by TMC 'miscreants'. 

One injured in explosion near Sealdah's Taki school

19 Dec 2021, 11:20 am

One person was injured in explosion near Sealdah's Taki school area. The injured person, who is a voter, has been shifted to hospital. Police have reached the area to take control of the situation. 

BJP delegation to meet state election commissioner

19 Dec 2021, 11:04 am

A BJP-led delegation will meet the State Election Commissioner at 11:30 A.M amid allegations of vote rigging and reports of scattered conflicts.

Derek O'Brien cast his vote for Kolkata civic polls

19 Dec 2021, 10:59 am

 

Our polling agent manhandled by TMC goons: BJP

19 Dec 2021, 10:58 am

BJP alleges its election agent Raghuveer Singh manhandled by TMC activists for protesting against voter intimidation in Khalsa school booth.

BJP alleges false voting by TMC in all polling stations

19 Dec 2021, 10:56 am

BJP alleges false voting being done by TMC "goons" in all polling stations, primarily in Subhash Vidyapith Girls High School in KMCP CIT.

Another round of explosions reported in north Kolkata's Khanna area

19 Dec 2021, 10:06 am

Two explosions were reported near north Kolkata's Khanna high school were elections are underway in two polling venues. According to local media channel, police as well as combat forces have reached the area to oversee the situation.

4.37 pct voting in KMC polls till 9 AM: EC

19 Dec 2021, 09:22 am

The Election Commission on Sunday said 4.37 percent votes have been cast till 9 AM in the highly anticipated Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) election.

Four explosions reported from Beleghata's ward no. 30

19 Dec 2021, 09:09 am

Four explosions were reported from Beleghata's ward no. 30 as voting began on Sunday. The TMC polling agent in the area also alleged that opposition members torn posters of the party here.

BJP candidate in Kolkata's Jorabagan area alleges harassment by TMC

19 Dec 2021, 09:04 am

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Meena Devi Purohit alleged harrassment at the hands of the ruling TMC party activists. She accused that TMC activists attacked her and torn her clothes. Similar allegations were also levelled against the TMC by an independent candidate from the same area.

Congress accuses its polling agent getting beaten by TMC activists

19 Dec 2021, 08:58 am

The Congress party has accused that its polling agent in Sealdah's Taki school was beaten by TMC activists. Several scattered incidents of conflicts between the ruling party and the oppositions have also been reported from the very eary hours of the voting.

Voting begins for KMC polls 2021 at 7 AM

19 Dec 2021, 08:38 am

Polling for the much-anticipated Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) election began at 7 AM here on Sunday. There are around 40.48 lakh electorates eligible to vote in the KMC elections in 144 wards. Voting will continue till 5 PM. Counting of votes will take place on Dec 21 and the entire poll process will be completed by Dec 22. A division bench of the Calcutta High Court on Tuesday ordered the West Bengal State Election Commission to ensure surveillance by setting up CCTVs in all polling booths, strong rooms and counting centres for the December 19 Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) elections.