The Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora introduced the dates for the Assembly Elections in West Bengal, Assam, Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu and Kerala on Friday (February 26). West Bengal will go to the polls beginning March 27 in eight phases.
Assam Assembly elections to be held in three phases from March 27.
Kerala Assembly elections to be held in a single section on April 6.
Tamil Nadu Assembly elections to be held in a single section on April 6.
Puducherry elections to be held in a single section on April 6.
West Bengal Assembly elections to be held in eight phases from March 27.
The date of counting for all the states is May 2.
The West Bengal Assembly has a complete of 294 seats and the time period of the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress (TMC) government involves an finish on May 30. Apart from West Bengal, the tenure of the state governments in Tamil Nadu, Assam, Kerala and Puducherry are ending in May and June. In Puducherry, the President’s rule has been imposed after the Congress-led government fell following Chief Minister V Narayanasamy’s resignation earlier than the vote of confidence.
Polls are to be held for 294 seats in West Bengal, 234 seats in Tamil Nadu, 140 seats in Kerala, 126 seats in Assam and 30 seats in Puducherry.
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, elections will be held concurrently in a number of states for the primary time. Given the state of the pandemic, the variety of polling stations in these states is prone to enhance. Earlier, the Election Commission organized the meeting elections in Bihar in October-November final 12 months, where the variety of polling stations was elevated to make sure social distancing.