new Delhi: Voting for the assembly elections is going on today in five states of the country including West Bengal. Voting is going on in the third phase for assembly elections in West Bengal and Assam, while in one phase in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. Voting is taking place in 475 assembly seats in these five states in total.
Today, voting is being held in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry in one phase under the assembly elections. Polling is being held for all 140 seats in Kerala, all 234 seats in Tamil Nadu and all 30 seats in Puducherry. While in the third phase in Bengal, votes are being cast in 31 assembly seats in 3 districts. Voting is being held in 40 assembly seats in the third and final phase in Assam.
Political situation of Bengal
Let us tell you that in the 2016 assembly elections, Mamta Banerjee’s party TMC won the maximum 211 seats. While Congress-44, Left-26 and BJP managed to win 3 seats. A majority of 148 seats in the 294-member assembly is required.
BJP’s credibility at stake in Assam
There are 345 candidates in the fray for the 39 seats of the second phase of the Assam Assembly elections. In Assam, there is a close contest between the BJP-led NDA and the Congress alliance. The Congress is in the fray this time with the Bodoland People’s Front, All India United Democratic Front and the Left parties, while the BJP is contesting with the Assam Republic.
Political equation of Tamil Nadu
The ruling coalition of AIADMK and BJP in the state is giving strength to stay in the government, while the DMK-Congress is being given a tough fight. In Tamil Nadu, it is a five-pronged battle, although the main contest is between the AIDMK and the DMK. Along with this, the fight is also between Chief Minister Adapadi Palaniswami and MK Stalin. This is also due to the vacant space left by the death of two strong leaders of the state, Jayalalithaa and Karunanidhi.
The AIADMK is headed by Tamil Nadu E. Palaniswamy, with 234 assembly seats. The AIADMK and its coalition parties won 134 seats in the 2016 assembly elections. DMK stood second with 98 seats. There are many smaller parties in the state including the Congress along with the DMK. Formation of government in Tamil Nadu requires 118 seats.
Political situation of kerala
There are 140 assembly seats in Kerala. In the 2016 assembly elections, LDF-91 and Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) won 47 seats. 71 seats are required to form a government here. The state has Pinarayi Vijayan CPI (M) -led Left Democratic Front (LDF) government.
Latest status of Puducherry
There are a total of 30 assembly seats in Puducherry. In the last election, Congress contested 21 seats and won 15 seats. The All India NR Congress contested 30 seats and won only eight seats. Others had seven seats in their accounts. Here 16 seats are needed for the majority. The politics of Puducherry is also quite interesting. The reason for this is that the Congress is no longer in power there. The BJP is keen to form a government in this small state with the help of Congress rebels.
Recently, a big political incident was seen here. Chief Minister Narayanasamy lost the trust vote in the House and had to resign before voting on the motion of confidence and the Congress government collapsed. Recently, due to the resignation of several Congress MLAs and one MLA from outside supporting DMK, the Union Territory government was reduced to a minority.