ECI announces polling dates for West Bengal, Assam, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Puducherry assemblies; counting on May 2

New Delhi, Feb 26 (UNI) The state of Assam will go to polls for Assembly elections in three on March 27, April 1 and 6, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry in one phase on April 6, while West Bengal in eight phases on March 27, April 1,6,10,17,22, 26 and 29, with counting of all states and the UT on May 2, Election Commission of India announced here on Friday evening.

The seats at stake are 294 in West Bengal, 126 seats in Assam, 234 in Tamil Nadu, 140 in Kerala and 30 in Puducherry. The term of Assemblies of states–West Bengal, Assam, Tamil Nadu and Kerala–and union territory Puducherry where President’s rule was imposed this week, is coming to an end in May-June.

This will be the second large scale election in India in the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. In November, Bihar Assembly went to polls, and the alliance of ruling JD(U) and BJP was re-elected.


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