Election Commission of India announces poll schedule for Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Puducherry

New Delhi: Election Commission of India today announced the schedule for 2021 General Elections to State Legislative Assemblies of Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Puducherry.

Term of Assam assembly up to 31st May, no. of assembly seats 126, SC-8, ST-16; Term of Tamil Nadu- May24, no. of seats 234, SC-44, ST -2; Term of WB assembly till May30, seats 294, SC-68, ST-16; Kerala assembly-1 June, seats-140, SC- 14, ST-2; Puducherry seats-30 SC-5, ST-nil says CEC.

A total of 824 assembly constituencies shall be going for polls during these elections. 18.68 crore electors will cast vote at 2.7 lakh polling stations in Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Kerala, Assam and Puducherry says CEC.

Adequate CAPFs deployment shall be ensured during elections. All critical, vulnerable polling stations identified and an adequate number of CAPFs will be deployed says Sunil Arora, Chief Election Commissioner.

Assam assembly elections to be held in 3 phases- 1st phase of polling- 27th March, second phase polling-1st April and third phase of polling-6th April; Date of counting 2nd May says Sunil Arora, Chief Election Commissioner.

Kerala goes to polls on 6th April; counting of votes on 2nd May: Sunil Arora, Chief Election Commissioner. Puducherry elections to be held on 6th April, counting on 2nd May: Chief Election Commissioner. Tamil Nadu assembly elections to be held in a single phase on 6th April; counting of votes on 2nd May: Chief Election Commissioner. Bengal to see 8-phase elections. 1st phase of polling on Mar 27, second phase of polling on Apr 1, third phase of polling on Apr 6, fourth phase of polling on Apr 10, fifth phase of polling on Apr 17, sixth phase polling on Apr 22, seventh phase-Apr 26, final phase polling-Apr 29. Counting of votes for elections to four states and one UT- on 2nd May says Chief Election Commissioner.