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Voting held in 1.5 lakh Polling Stations across 475 Assembly Constituencies

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New Delhi: Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry that went for single-phase Assembly polls on Tuesday, recorded about 70, 65, and 78 per cent voting till 6 pm, according to the Election Commission.

With Tuesday’s polling, the voting process has concluded in three States – Assam, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Union Territory of Puducherry.

The voter turnout declined in comparison to previous Assembly polls when Kerala registered nearly 76 pc polling, Tamil Nadu 75 and Puducherry 84 per cent voting.

West Bengal, on Tuesday went for the third of the eight phases polling on Tuesday. The State recorded 78 per cent voting while Assam recorded 79 pc voter turnout till 6 pm in the third and final phase of polling.

Bengal had recorded more than 80 pc polling in the earlier two phases, while voter turnout in Assam was almost the same as in the previous phases.

General election to the Legislative Assemblies of Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Puducherry, 2021

Schedule for General Election to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal

Poll EventsPhase-I (30 ACs)Phase-II (30 ACs)Phase-III (31 ACs)Phase-IV (44 ACs)Phase-V (45 ACs)Phase-VI (43 ACs)Phase-VII (36 ACs)Phase-VIII (35 ACs)
Date of Issue of Notification02.03.2021(Tuesday)05.03.2021(Friday)12.03.2021(Friday)16.03.2021(Tuesday)23.03.2021(Tuesday)26.03.2021(Friday)31.03.2021(Wednesday)31.03.2021(Wednesday)
Last date of making nomination09.03.2021(Tuesday)12.03.2021(Friday)19.03.2021(Friday)23.03.2021(Tuesday)30.03.2021(Tuesday)03.04.2021(Saturday)07.04.2021(Wednesday)07.04.2021(Wednesday)
Date of Scrutiny10.03.2021(Wednesday)15.03.2021(Monday)20.03.2021(Saturday)24.03.2021(Wednesday)31.03.2021(Wednesday)05.04.2021 (Monday)08.04.2021 (Thursday)08.04.2021(Thursday)
Last date of withdrawal12.03.2021(Friday)17.03.2021(Wednesday)22.03.2021(Monday)26.03.2021(Friday)03.04.2021(Saturday)07.04.2021(Wednesday)12.04.2021(Monday)12.04.2021(Monday)
Date of Poll27.03.2021(Saturday)01.04.2021(Thursday)06.04.2021(Tuesday)10.04.2021(Saturday)17.04.2021(Saturday)22.04.2021(Thursday)26.04.2021(Monday)29.04.2021(Thursday)
Date of Counting02.05.2021(Sunday)02.05.2021(Sunday)02.05.2021(Sunday)02.05.2021(Sunday)02.05.2021(Sunday)02.05.2021(Sunday)02.05.2021(Sunday)02.05.2021(Sunday)
Date of completion04.05.2021(Tuesday)04.05.2021(Tuesday)04.05.2021(Tuesday)04.05.2021(Tuesday)04.05.2021(Tuesday)04.05.2021(Tuesday)04.05.2021(Tuesday)04.05.2021(Tuesday)

  Schedule for General Election to the Legislative Assembly of Assam:

Poll EventsPhase-I (47 ACs)Phase-II (39 ACs)Phase-III (40 ACs)
Date of Issue of Notification02.03.2021 (Tuesday)05.03.2021 (Friday)12.03.2021 (Friday)
Last date of making nomination09.03.2021 (Tuesday)12.03.2021 (Friday)19.03.2021 (Friday)
 Date of Scrutiny10.03.2021 (Wednesday)15.03.2021 (Monday)20.03.2021 (Saturday)
Last date of withdrawal12.03.2021 (Friday)17.03.2021 (Wednesday)22.03.2021 (Monday)
Date of Poll27.03.2021 (Saturday)01.04.2021 (Thursday)06.04.2021 (Tuesday)
Date of Counting02.05.2021 (Sunday)02.05.2021 (Sunday)02.05.2021 (Sunday)
Date of completion04.05.2021 (Tuesday)04.05.2021 (Tuesday)04.05.2021 (Tuesday)

 Schedule for General Election to the Legislative Assembly of Kerala

Poll EventsSingle Phase (All 140 ACs)
Date of Issue of Notification12.03.2021 (Friday)
Last date of making nomination19.03.2021 (Friday)
Date of Scrutiny20.03.2021 (Saturday)
Last date of withdrawal22.03.2021 (Monday)
Date of Poll06.04.2021 (Tuesday)
Date of Counting02.05.2021 (Sunday)
Date of completion04.05.2021 (Tuesday)

 Schedule for General Election to the Legislative Assembly of Puducherry

Poll EventsSingle Phase (All 30 ACs)
Date of Issue of Notification12.03.2021 (Friday)
Last date of making nomination19.03.2021 (Friday)
Date of Scrutiny20.03.2021 (Saturday)
Last date of withdrawal22.03.2021 (Monday)
Date of Poll06.04.2021 (Tuesday)
Date of Counting02.05.2021 (Sunday)
Date of completion04.05.2021 (Tuesday)

Schedule for General Election to the Legislative Assembly of Tamil Nadu

Poll EventsSingle Phase (All 234 ACs)
Date of Issue of Notification12.03.2021 (Friday)
Last date of making nomination19.03.2021 (Friday)
Date of Scrutiny20.03.2021 (Saturday)
Last date of withdrawal22.03.2021 (Monday)
Date of Poll06.04.2021 (Tuesday)
Date of Counting02.05.2021 (Sunday)
Date of completion04.05.2021 (Tuesday)

JMM-Congress-RJD alliance to form government in Jharkhand

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New Delhi/Ranchi: The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) led alliance that includes Congress and RJD, has emerged victorious in the general election to the Jharkhand State Assembly and is all set to form the new government with Hemant Soren as chief minister.

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party has emerged as the second largest party in a house of 81. The State Governor has asked outgoing Chief Minister Raghubar Das to remain as the care taker chief minister till the new government is sworn in.

All India Congress Committee in-charge for Jharkhand, RPN Singh said: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah did their best to turn people’s attention away from basic issues and the results have come as a verdict against BJP’s “arrogance and diversionary tactics”.

Assembly Election 2018: Congress emerges victorious in Hindi heartland

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Congress party has hit the jackpot in the Hindi heartland by sweeping the Assembly election in Chhattisgarh, establishing a formidable lead over the Bharatiya Janata Party in Rajasthan and emerging as the largest party in Madhya Pradesh.

While the Congress is certain to form its Government in Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan, there is also every indication that it would also return to power in Madhya Pradesh after 15-years of BJP rule. Madhya Pradesh Congress president Kamal Nath, it is learnt, has sent a letter to the State Governor seeking appointment tonight to stake claim to form the new Government in the State.

 

Assembly election 2018: How the rising Third Force was demolished in Madhya Pradesh

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Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh has registered a record polling of about 75% in the general election for the State Assembly.

The main opposition Congress is seeing the rise in voting percentage in the central Indian State of Madhya Pradesh as a vote for change and is optimistic that this time the ruling Bharatiya Janata party would be voted out of power after three consecutive victories since 2003.

It is noteworthy that despite charges of corruption and the massive Vyapam scam, and the anti-incumbency factor, the main Opposition Congress failed to build a wave against the BJP.  Still it is hoping to form the next government in MP. The BJP mandarins are also keeping their fingers crossed and their mood is upbeat by media reports that the BJP would still be able to cobble up a majority with outside support if it fails to get a majority.

When the election results would be announced on December 11, there will be no victors but only survivors because the Third Force that had gained ground on the issue of caste-based reservation and the Atrocities Act and had the potential to leave a phenomenal impact on the Madhya Pradesh Assembly election got crushed at the very outset by the machinations of a motley crowd of power-hungry opportunist elements. – Lalit Shastri

Riding an upsurge of anger over the amendment to the SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act, and the widespread opposition to the caste-based quota system, the third force was raising its head in the State. It was a perfect recipe for the third force to leave an impact on the electoral politics of Madhya Pradesh, especially during the current round of elections.

Unfortunately, a couple of ex-Babu’s (retired promotee IAS officers), apparently  did everything to hijack and take political mileage out of the Sapaks Movement that was built entirely at the initiative of Lalit Shastri, the founder President of Sapaks Samaj (Samanya Pichda Alpsankhyayan Kalyan Samaj). It is a citizens’ organisation opposed to the caste-based quota system and the latest amendment to the SC/ST Atrocities Act. The Sapaks Movement was built by Shastri from scratch with plenty of ground work.  When general elections to the State Assembly were round the corner, the opportunist elements, who had joined the Sapaks organisation very recently, got together, cobbled up a political party and named it as Sapaks Party – obviously to give the impression that the Sapaks Movement and the political party with the same name were a single entity. How the voters have viewed this machination would be revealed during the counting of votes on 11 December 2018.

Another player, who also entered the electoral scene during the penultimate stage coinciding with the announcement of the Assembly elections was the much hyped kathavachak Devkinandan Thakur. He landed in Bhopal with a hurriedly stitched up contraption called the Sarv Samaj Kalyan Party (SSKP) and spearheaded a full round of exercise with all kinds of parties that had sprung up mushroom-like on election eve to oppose the quota system.  Devkinandan’s stated goal was to bring the political parties opposed to the Atrocities Act under “one umbrella and a single election symbol”. This proved a damp squib and the unity move met with a stalemate as Sapaks Party, even before it got registered, kept repeating with a jarring note that it was fielding candidates in all 230 constituencies of Madhya Pradesh. It is entirely a different story, how this party took a u-turn in the end and was ready for all kinds of alliances when nominations were already being filed. By now it was too late to impress the discerning citizens. The lid was off when midway during the election process, a couple of candidates representing the Sapaks Party and SSKP  extended support to the BJP and rebel BJP candidates and withdrew from the electoral race. By now it was clear that the Movement that had been built against reservation in Madhya Pradesh was in quandary and total disarray.