The dates for the upcoming assembly elections in five states may be announced on Friday. For this, the Election Commission has called a press conference at Vigyan Bhawan in Delhi at 4.30 pm today. It is believed that in this press conference, the commission can announce election dates in four states and one union territory. Explain that elections are to be held in West Bengal, Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. One of the five states is the BJP government in Assam. At the same time, President’s rule has been imposed in Puducherry due to the fall of the Congress government last week.
Board exams are scheduled to be held from May 4. In view of this, the commission plans to complete the election program before May 1. The Commission has made the most visits to these five states (West Bengal, Assam, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Kerala). A team is still on a tour of West Bengal.
Election in Tamil Nadu and Kerala is the biggest challenge before the Election Commission in view of the rising case of Corona virus. However, the Election Commission says that it has taken all kinds of measures keeping in mind the Corona Protocol. The security forces have also been fully arranged. It is believed that due to Korana, voting time may increase.
Where how many seats
- Kerala – 140
- Puducherry – 30
- West Bengal – 294
- Assam 126
- Tamil Nadu – 234
LDF has 91 MLAs in Kerala
The assembly has 141 seats in Kerala. Of this, 140 are elected and one seat is nominated. Presently, the Left government is headed by Pinarayi Vijayan. The ruling Left Democratic Front (LDF) has 91 MLAs here. On the other hand, United Democratic Front (UDF) has 43 seats, NDA has one and Kerala Janapaksham Secular (KJS) has one seat. Apart from this, four seats are vacant.
AIADMK has 234 MLAs in Tamil Nadu
The Assembly has 234 seats in Tamil Nadu. In this, the ruling All India Anna Dravida Manetra Kadagham (AIADMK) has 124 MLAs. The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) has 97 seats, the Congress has seven seats, the Indian Muslim League has one seat and the Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam has one seat. Apart from this, four seats are vacant. Presently Edappadi Palaniswami is the Chief Minister of the state.
BJP has 126 MLAs in Assam
There are 126 assembly seats in Assam. In this, the ruling BJP has 60 MLAs. At the same time, Congress has 19 seats, Assam Gana Parishad 13, All India United Democratic Front 14, Bodoland Peoples Front 11 and Independents one seat. At the same time, eight seats are vacant. Currently, the state is headed by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal.
There are 33 assembly seats in Puducherry
President’s rule has come into force after the Congress government fell in Puducherry last week. Earlier, there was a Congress and DMK coalition government led by V Narayanasamy. In this Union Territory Assembly 30 members are elected while three are nominated. Before the dissolution of the Assembly, the Congress had 15 MLAs here. All India NR Congress had eight seats, AIADMK four, DMK two and Independents one seat. At the same time, there were three nominated members of BJP.