New Delhi: The dates for the Assembly elections in five states will be announced this evening. The Election Commission has announced that it will hold a press conference at 4.30 pm.
Elections will be held in West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Assam, Kerala and Union Territory of Puducherry. Remarkably, the BJP is in power in only one of these states, Assam.
BJP against Trinamool in West Bengal
The Trinamool Congress is in power in West Bengal. In the 2016 Assembly elections, the Trinamool won 211 seats. The Left and the Congress had 76 seats. The BJP, which won only three seats, has lost ground in West Bengal this time. In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the BJP won 18 out of 42 seats. Therefore, the BJP says that it will establish power in the Assembly elections this year. Trinamool was seen against the Left every time in the West Bengal Assembly elections. The BJP had won only 3 seats in the previous assembly elections. This time, however, the election is a BJP-Trinamool contest. On the other hand, a lead between the Congress, the Left and the Indian Secular Front is possible. There is also talk of giving 30 seats to Furfura Sharif’s Indian Secular Front.
Elections for 126 seats in Assam
In the 2016 elections, the BJP came to power in this place. The BJP had won 86 out of 126 seats. The Congress won 26 seats, the AIUDF 13 and others one.
In Tamil Nadu, there are 234 seats
In Tamil Nadu, the AIADMK (Anna DMK) came to power with 134 seats. The coalition government was formed by the DMK (DMK) and the Congress alliance won 98 seats.
Fighting for 140 seats in Kerala
Kerala is the only state in the country where the Left is in power. Kerala currently has 91 seats for the Left and 47 for the Congress. The BJP and one other party got one seat each.
Election for 30 seats in Puducherry
Elections will be held for 30 seats in the Union Territory of Puducherry. So here 3 seats are nominated. This place has been ruled by the Congress till now. However, the government was in the minority as several MLAs left the Congress in the run-up to last week’s elections. As a result, Chief Minister Narayanasamy had to resign. Puducherry is currently under presidential rule.