Meeting elections 2021: Voting underway in 475 meeting constituencies in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Assam, Bengal, Puducherry | India Information – Instances of India

 Assembly elections 2021: Voting underway in 475 assembly constituencies in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Assam, Bengal, Puducherry | India News - Times of India

2021-04-06 08:01:07

NEW DELHI: Polling started at 7 am on Tuesday for one of many busiest days within the ongoing meeting election in all 4 states and one Union territory – West Bengal, Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. Polling is being held for a complete of 824 meeting constituencies.
Whereas for West Bengal, the day marks the third in an eight-phase election, in Assam it’s the third and ultimate part of voting. The remaining states/UT -Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry are witnessing a single-phase polling.
Counting for all of the polls can be held on Could 2.

The polling in West Bengal and Assam had commenced from March 27. The final part of West Bengal polls will tackle April 29. The counting of votes for elections to 4 states and one UT can be held on Could 2.
As many as 18.68 crore electors will solid vote at 2.7 lakh polling stations in Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Kerala, Assam and Puducherry.
Listed below are the voting day highlights:
West Bengal: Polling begins for 31 seats in third part
Voting is underway for 31 seats in West Bengal elections amid tight safety with 78.5 lakh voters exercising their franchise.
There are 205 candidates within the fray on this spherical of polling, with Diamond Harbour having the utmost variety of candidates at 11.
Among the many most high-profile candidates, it’s BJP’s Swapan Dasgupta contesting from the Tarakeswar constituency in Hooghly. Dasgupta, a famous journalist and a Padma Bhushan awardee has been a Rajya Sabha member who resigned just lately to contest the meeting polls.
Within the Arambagh constituency, TMC has fielded Sujata Mondal Khan towards CPI(M)’s Sakti Mohan Malik and BJP’s Madhusudhan Bag. The attention-grabbing truth is Sujata Mondal Khan is the spouse of BJP MP Saumitra Khan.
Of the three districts, South 24 Parganas has important significance for each the highest events within the fray – Trinamool Congress (TMC) and the Bharatiya Janata Get together (BJP).
Diamond Harbour is the parliamentary constituency of TMC chief Abhishek Banerjee, the nephew of West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee.
Within the 2016 Meeting elections, TMC had bagged 29 seats and the Left Entrance gained two seats out of those 31 seats in South Parganas.
Speaking about vote share within the final Meeting election, TMC had secured 50 per cent, the Left Entrance had 37 per cent and the BJP received 7 per cent.
On this part, out of the whole variety of electorates, 39,93,280 are males, 38,58,902 are girls and 243 are of different genders.
There are 8,840 polling stations and a pair of,391 auxiliary polling stations all through the 31 constituencies. There are 10,871 Management Models, VVPATs and Poll Models individually.
Tamil Nadu: 234 seats go to ballot in single part
As many as 6,28,23,749 electors will resolve the destiny of three,998 candidates within the fray throughout 234 meeting constituencies in Tamil Nadu.
Ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) is contesting the ballot in a pre-poll alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Get together (BJP).
MK Stalin’s Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) has joined arms with Congress. The state is witnessing a fierce battle between arch-rivals AIADMK and DMK.
MK Stalin-led DMK, which is out of energy since 2011 within the state, is in a head-to-head battle with ruling get together AIADMK in almost 130 constituencies.
This time actor-turned-politician Kamal Hassan’s get together Makkal Neethi Maiam (MNM) and TTV Dhinakaran’s Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK) can also be within the fray.
The AIADMK launched scathing assaults towards the DMK for practising dynastic politics and promised improvement.
On the opposite aspect, Stalin has known as the AIADMK authorities a slave to the BJP and alleged corruption throughout its tenure. Stalin stated the AIADMK authorities has taken Tamil Nadu again 50 years.
In Tamil Nadu, the individuals have historically seen the DMK and the AIADMK maintain energy alternately since 1967.
Nevertheless, AIADMK emerged victorious within the final two Meeting elections. That is the primary Meeting elections being held with out two veterans of Tamil Nadu politics, M Karunanidhi and J Jayalalithaa.
Assam: Polling begins for 40 units in ultimate part
Polling for 40 seats within the ultimate part of the meeting elections in Assam started at 7 am on Tuesday to resolve the destiny of 337 candidates.
A direct contest between BJP-led NDA and Congress-headed grand alliance is on the playing cards in 20 constituencies whereas there’s a triangular battle, together with pleasant contests, within the remaining seats.
The newly-floated Assam Jatiya Parishad (AJP) is being thought-about because the third pressure and is contesting in 22 seats.
There are 126 independents within the fray within the ultimate part of the election during which the BJP-led coalition is in search of to return to energy for the second time period in a row.
The destiny of 20 sitting MLAs – eight from the Congress, 5 from the BJP, three every from the All India United Democratic Entrance (AIUDF) and the BPF and one from the AGP — can be determined within the ultimate part.
Moreover Himanta Biswa Sarma, different ministers who’re within the fray included Chandra Mohan Patowary, Siddhartha Bhattacharya and Phanibhushan Choudhury.
The BJP is contesting in 20 seats whereas its allies the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) in 9 and the United Peoples Get together Liberal in eight, together with a pleasant contest between the BJP and the UPPL in Bijni.
The Congress has put up 24 candidates and its companions – the AIUDF in 12, the Bodoland Peoples Entrance (BPF) in eight and CPI(M) in a single.
The Congress and the AIUDF are engaged in pleasant contests within the 5 constituencies of Jaleswar, Baghbar, Sarukhetri, Chenga and Barkhetri.
Kerala: Polling begins for 140 meeting seats
Kerala is voting for the 140 seats single-phase election to the state meeting, amid heavy safety.
Kerala had witnessed a fierce marketing campaign within the run-up to the polls by the ruling CPI(M) led Left Democratic Entrance (LDF), Opposition Congress-led United Democratic Entrance (UDF) and the BJP led Nationwide Democratic Alliance (NDA).
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, seven of his cupboard colleagues, opposition chief Ramesh Chennithala and senior Congress chief Oommen Chandy are among the many 957 candidates within the fray within the state.
Voting is underway throughout the 40,771 polling stations within the state the place 74 crore voters will resolve the destiny of the contestants.
The full voters consists of 1,32,83,724 male voters, 1,41,62,025 feminine voters and 290 transgenders, in response to election fee figures.
A complete variety of 202402 polling personnel will guarantee the sleek conduct of the elections and 97 per cent of the officers have been vaccinated, election fee sources stated.
Puducherry: Voting underway on 30 seats
Polling in Puducherry is underway with 10,02,589 electors deciding the destiny of 324 candidates within the fray throughout 30 seats. 5 seats are the Scheduled Caste candidates. Of the 33 meeting seats, three are nominated.
The Congress-led authorities within the Union Territory (UT) fell earlier than finishing its five-year time period beneath chief minister V Narayansamy.
Narayanasamy had resigned on February 22 forward of a ground take a look at within the 33-member Home (together with three nominated) following the resignations of 5 Congress and one Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) legislators.
On February 23, President Ram Nath Kovind accepted the resignation of Puducherry chief minister V Narayanasamy and his council of ministers.
Kiran Bedi was changed as Puducherry L-G with Telangana governor Tamilisai Soundararajan being given the extra cost of the Union Territory.
Campaigning for meeting polls in Puducherry ended on Sunday with all of the gamers together with the NDA and Congress-DMK alliances placing of their greatest efforts to woo voters in 30 meeting seats for the polls on April 6.
The UT is witnessing a tricky battle primarily between these two alliances. The Nationwide Democratic Alliance (NDA) within the Puducherry is a uncommon case the place the BJP will not be the most important constituent of the alliance.
The BJP is contesting on 9 seats with the alliance led by the All India NR Congress (AINRC) contesting on 16 seats, and the AIADMK on 5 seats.

NR Congress chief N Rangaswamy casts his vote at Govt Boys Center Faculty in Thilaspet. (Credit: ANI)

The Congress has additionally ceded its floor to its allies, giving 13 seats to the DMK and one every to the Communist Get together of India and the Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi.
The get together skipped fielding former chief minister Narayanasamy and is contesting on solely 14 out of its 15 seats.
Congress has not fielded any candidate from Yanam constituency, the second seat from the place AINRC chief N Rangasamy is contesting.
(With inputs from companies)

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