Assembly elections 2021: West Bengal to vote in 8 phases, Assam in 3, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry to vote in a single phase; results on May 2 | India News
NEW DELHI: Voting for five assembly elections will begin on March 27, and West Bengal will have a maximum of eight phases through April 29, while vote counting for all four states and one union territory will take place on May 2, the Electoral Commission said. on Friday.
The Assam assembly elections will be held in three phases on March 27, April 1 and April 6, while the Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry assembly elections will be held in a single phase on April 6.
Elections for the West Bengal assembly will be held in eight phases, up from seven last time, starting with voting for 30 seats on March 27, Chief Elections Commissioner (CEC) Sunil Arora said, by announcing the voting schedule.
The second phase of the West Bengal assembly elections is scheduled for April 1 and will encompass 30 electoral districts, followed by the third phase on April 6 for 31 seats, the fourth phase on April 10 for 44 districts and the fifth phase on April 17 for 45 seats, sixth phase for 43 seats on April 22, seventh phase on April 26 for 36 seats and final and eighth phase on April 29 for 35 seats, Arora said.
Results from the previous year in five states, one UT
In 2016, the Left Democratic Front (LDF) had won around two-thirds of the 140 seats in Kerala by defeating the current United Democratic Front (UDF), led by the Congress that was only able to win 47 seats. The BJP won a seat.
In 2016, the All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) won 211 seats in West Bengal to be re-elected for a second term with an improved majority.
In 2016, the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) won 86 seats to form the government in Assam by uprooting the incumbent Congress, which won just 26 seats out of 126 assembly constituencies.
In 2016 Tamil Nadu, AIADMK won under the leadership of J Jayalalithaa to serve a second term. The DMK had won half of the seats it contested, while Congress had won 16 percent of the seats.
However, in Puducherry, the president’s government prevailed months before assembly elections after the congressional government led by V Narayanasamy resigned earlier this week.
(With PTI inputs)