Poll dates for Assam, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry announced

Sunil Arora

The Election Commission has announced the poll schedule for upcoming state assembly elections Friday. The elections are due for West Bengal, Assam, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

West Bengal

Elections to be held in 8 phases.

1st phase: March 27
2nd phase: April 1
3rd phase: April 6
4th phase: April 10
5th phase: April 17
6th phase: April 22
7th phase: April 26
8th phase: April 29

Date of counting: May 2

Polls are to be held for 294 seats in West Bengal.

Kerala

Election here will be held in a single phase.

-Date of issue of gazette notification: March 12
-Scrutiny of nomination: March 20
-Last date of withdrawal of candidature: March 22
-Dates of polling: April 6
-Date of counting: May 2

Polls are to be held for 140 seats in Kerala.

Tamil Nadu

Polls will be held in a single phase. Here’s the schedule: 

-Date of issue of gazette notification: March 12
-Last date of nomination: March 19
-Scrutiny of nomination: March 20
-Last date of withdrawal of candidature: March 22 
-Dates of polling: April 6
-Date of counting: May 2

Elections are to be held for 234 seats in Tamil Nadu.

Assam

Elections in Assam to be held in three phases starting from March 27. 

1st phase: March 27

2nd phase: April 1

3rd phase: April 6

Date of counting: May 2

Polls are to be held for 126 seats in Assam.

Puducherry

Elections will be held in a single phase. 

-Date of issue of gazette notification: March 12

-Last date of nomination: March 19

-Scrutiny of nomination: March 20

-Last date of withdrawal of candidature: March 22

-Dates of polling: April 6

-Date of counting: May 2

Elections are to be held for 30 seats in Puducherry.

In Puducherry, President’s Rule has been imposed and the assembly kept under suspended animation after the V Narayanasamy-led Congress government resigned earlier this week ahead of a vote of confidence