Over 20 crore people from Assam, West Bengal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry will vote today in a gigantic electoal exercise. Polling will happen in a single phase in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry on April 6. While voters in Assam will cast their ballots in three phases, polling in Bengal will happen across eight phases. Two phases of which have concluded.
All the 31 West Bengal assembly constituencies, voting will be held in the third phase on Tuesday and in Assam the final phase will see 40 seats in play, with the ruling BJP targeting a second term. All 234 seats in Tamil Nadu – where the AIADMK and DMK traditionally reign supreme – vote in a single phase today. The 140 seats of neighbouring Kerala also vote in a single phase today, with the LDF government led by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan looking to retain power. Puducherry, which is currently under President’s Rule after the collapse of the V Narayanasamy-led Congress government, will see the party contest 14 of 30 Assembly seats, with the DMK getting 13 and smaller allies the rest.