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Kolkata Municipal Corporation Elections : Live updates here

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: Results of West Bengal's Bhabanipur bypolls 2021

The results for the high voltage bypoll in West Bengal's Bhabanipur assembly constituency, where state Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is a candidate, are coming out on Sunday. The elctoral battle is a must win for Mamata Banerjee in order to remain the West Bengal Chief Minister. The bypoll was necessitated following the resignation of West Bengal Minister and TMC veteran Shobhandeb Chattopadhyay. Chattopadhyay resigned to pave the way for Banerjee to contest and get elected to the assembly after she was defeated by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s Suvendu Adhikari in Nandigram.To challenge Banerjee, the BJP has fielded lawyer Priyanka Tibrewal, the Left has nominated young advocate Srijib Biswas while the Congress decided not to contest in a gesture to the ruling party in a changed political scenario. Follow all update here:

LIVE: Results of Bengal Assembly Elections 2021

West Bengal, the eastern state of India, witnessed high-octane, high-pitched, often violent elections over the last one month. The elections to 292 of 294 seats were held in eight phases between Mar 27 and Apr 29. Elections have been postponed in two seats- Samergunj and Jangipur- due to the death of two candidates. Primarily, the ruling TMC and its Opposition BJP have locked horns while the Left-Congress-ISF have stitched an alliance, named Sanjukta Morcha- to capture power in the state. For all updates, follow our LIVE Blog

LIVE Blog: Final phase of Bengal polls underway

The eighth and final phase of prolonged West Bengal assembly elections is underway on Thursday. The final phase covers 35 assembly constituencies spread across four districts, Malda (06), Murshidabad (11), Birbhum (11) and Kolkata (07). 753 coys of Central paramilitary forces have been deployed out of which 641 coys of CAPF will be involved in protecting polling stations. Remaining forces will be used as QRT & some will be kept in reserve. State armed and unarmed police forces will also be used. Presently, 753 coys of CAPF are in WB as 318 companies have already been released from election duties. For Birbhum, ECI has appointed six additional police observers. Meanwhile, a repoll is conducted at polling booth no. 126 in Cooch Behar's Sitalkuchi. While the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) and its prime challenger Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are fighting to capture power in the state, the Left-Congress-ISF-led alliance Sanjukta Morcha are striving to stay relevant in the Bengal politics. 

Amit Shah's Medinipur Rally in West Bengal: LIVE Updates

Union Home Minister and BJP leader Amit Shah is addressing a mega rally in West Bengal's Medinipur on Saturday. The rally is all set to witness a mass exodus from the chunk of Trinamool Congress MPs and MLAs, giving the saffron party a shot in the arm ahead of the assembly polls.

LIVE: PM Modi's Durga Puja address to West Bengal

In a bid to reach out to the Bengali community in poll-bound West Bengal, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Thursday inaugurate several puja pandals and deliver a virtual address to around 10 crore people of the state. The event, which has been hosted by Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), began at 10 am while the PM will deliver his key address at 12 pm. For all updates, keep an eye on our LIVE Blog

Rajasthan Floor Test: LIVE Updates

After a month-long tussle within the Congress party, a special session of Rajasthan assembly will be held. The Congress, led by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, will move a trust vote while the BJP will counter it with a no-confidence motion. The Congress is likely to win the trust vote after the merger of the Gehlot and Sachin Pilot camps. 

Jyotiraditya Scindia set to join BJP: All Updates

After quitting Congress, former Union Minister and parliamentarian, Jyotiraditya Scindia, is likely to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday. After meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Scindia on Tuesday sent his resignation letter to Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi. In the letter, the former Guna MP said he was not able to work for people staying in the party. Along with Scindia, 22 Congress MLAs of Madhya Pradesh also sent their resignations to Governor Lalji Tandon placing the Kamal Nath government in a spot of bother. If the resignations of the MLAs are accepted, the Congress will lose its majority paving the path for the BJP to return to power after losing the assembly elections in December 2018. For all the updates, follow the LIVE Blog. 

Madhya Pradesh Political Crisis: LIVE Updates

Madhya Pradesh fell into a political crisis after more than 17 Congress MLAs including six ministers, all loyals to party leader Jyotiraditya Scindia, flew out to Bengaluru, Karnataka. Following the development, Chief Minister Kamal Nath on Sunday held a cabinet meeting following which 20 ministers had resigned to allow a cabinet rejig to resolve the crisis.

Parliament Budget Session: LIVE Updates

The Parliament is expected to witness a heated business on Friday as the Congress is fuming over the government after the opposition party's seven MPs were suspended by Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla a day ago for their unruly behaviour. The Congress MPs were demanding an immediate discussion on the Delhi riot which has claimed 53 lives. 

Parliament Budget Session: Updates

The third day of the second and final leg of Parliament's Budget session is also expected to witness a faceoff between the government and the Congress-led Opposition. In the last two days, there was hardly any business as both the Houses- Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha- were adjourned amid the ruckus created by the Opposition over the deadly Delhi violence. While the Opposition is demanding an immediate discussion over the violence, the government wants it after festival Holi. Catch all LIVE Updates from Parliament here. 

Delhi Assembly Elections 2020: All Updates

After a heated-up campaign for weeks, Delhi, the national capital of the country, is voting to elect its new government. While Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is seeking a third term, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which had fielded a battery of saffron leaders to campaign along with Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is trying to unseat the ruling party. Amid the fight between the AAP and BJP, Congress is trying to stay relevant in Delhi which was once a stronghold of the grand old party. The results will be declared on Feb 11.

Jharkhand Assembly Poll Results: All Updates

The results of five-phase assembly elections in Jharkhand are coming out on Monday. In the elections, the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), Congress and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) stitched an alliance to take on the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The BJP, however, went solo in the elections after breaking up with Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (JVM). 

Assembly poll results in Maharashtra and Haryana: All Updates

The counting of votes for the Assembly polls held in Maharashtra and Haryana are taking place today. For the first time since the conclusion of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Opposition are face-off in an electoral battle. Polling took place on Monday. While the BJP is eyeing an easy return to power, the Opposition, mainly the Congress is trying to make a comeback particularly after its devastating Lok Sabha poll results.

Assembly polls in Maharashtra, Haryana: All Updates

For the first time since the conclusion of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Opposition will have face-off in an electoral battle in Maharashtra and Haryana as the assembly polls in the two states are underway on Monday. While the BJP is eyeing an easy return to power, the Opposition, mainly the Congress is trying to make a comeback particularly after its devastating Lok Sabha poll results.