New Delhi. Which player will crown the crown in the ‘Khela’ of the assembly elections held in West Bengal, Assam, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry? It will be decided today. However, all eyes will be on West Bengal, where the BJP has given a tough fight to the ruling TMC. At stake in this battle is also Mamata Banerjee’s political Iqbal, because in Nandigram, Mamata Banerjee is challenged by her old colleague Suvendu Adhikari, in such a situation the grand finale of ‘Khela’ will be fought against Nandigram. In Bengal, where the BJP is challenging the ruling party, it has to save its government in Assam. Congress-led Mahajot is in the contest in Assam. Apart from these two states, the Tamil Nadu BJP and AIADMK have a challenge in front of the DMK, while the Congress and the Left, which are joining hands against Mamata in Bengal, are going on in Kerala. In Kerala, the challenge of the Congress in front of Left Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan is to see whether Vijayan is successful in saving his chair or not.
TMC vs BJP Voting has been held for 292 seats in the West Bengal Legislative Assembly from March 27 to April 29 in eight phases. The main contest in the state is between Mamata Banerjee’s party TMC and BJP. But, there is also the formation of Congress and Left in the competition. Apart from this, there are other small parties. Interestingly, in Bengal, the voting percentage in each phase has been close to 80. It remains to be seen how much BJP’s aggressive campaign against Mamta brings. At least 292 observers and 256 companies of central security forces have been deployed at counting centers spread across 23 districts of the state. According to officials, there are maximum 15 counting centers in South 24 Parganas, while one counting center has been set up in Kalipamong, Alipurduar and Jhargram.
Mahajot as compared to BJPA total of 82.04 percent polling has been recorded in the three phases of elections in Assam’s 126 assembly seats. BJP has a challenge to save power in the state. After the uproar over the CAA and NRC, the Assam assembly elections are being watched by the BJP, so the party is trying to retain power. It remains to be seen whether the Congress-led coalition can taste Assamese tea or not. Three-tier security measures have been done at 331 centers for counting of votes in Assam. Voting was held in three phases on March 27, April 1 and April 6 in the state.
UDF vs LDF Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, 11 members of his cabinet, Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala, senior Congress leader Omman Chandy, BJP state unit chief K.K. There are 957 candidates in the fray including Surendran, ‘Metroman’ E. Sreedharan and former Union Minister KJ Alphons. All exit polls and pre-poll surveys have predicted victory for the ruling coalition, but the opposition UDF has not given up hope.
Who is the king of Dravidian politics? Four coalitions are in the fray in Tamil Nadu, including actor-leader Kamal Haasan’s Makkal Nidhi Mayam, but the main contest is between the ruling AIADMK and the main opposition DMK. Chief Minister K.K. Palaniswami, Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam, DMK president MK Stalin, his son Udayanidhi Stalin, Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam chief TTV Dinakaran, MNM’s Hassan and BJP’s state unit chief L.K. About 4000 candidates, including Murugan, are in the fray. Elections were held in 234 assembly seats. Apart from this, there was also a by-election in Kanyakumari Lok Sabha seat, where the main contest is between Vijay Vasant of Congress and Pon Radhakrishnan of BJP.
NR Congress vs DMK Congress For the Union Territory of Puducherry, former Chief Minister N. The Rangaswamy-led All India NR is the main contest between the Congress-BJP alliance and the Congress-DMK alliance. The exit poll has predicted the victory of the Rangaswamy-led front. In the Union Territory, 1382 personnel have been deployed for counting of votes, while around 400 police personnel will be deployed in security.
EC prepares for counting Counting of votes cast in a total of 822 assembly seats in five states and union territories will begin from eight o’clock in the morning on Sunday. The commission said that counting of votes will be done in a total of 2,364 centers in the five states. The total number of counting centers in the year 2016 was 1,002. This time, the number of counting centers has been increased by 200 percent due to the election to follow the physical distance rule to prevent the outbreak of Corona virus. West Bengal has the maximum number of 1,113, 633 in Kerala, 331 in Assam, 256 in Tamil Nadu and 31 centers in Puducherry. The Commission has nominated 822 election officers and more than 7,000 assistant election officers for counting of votes in four states and union territory of Puducherry. About 95 thousand counting officers, including micro observers, will do the counting work. According to the new guidelines issued by the Commission regarding counting day, no candidate or his agent will be allowed to enter the counting hall without bringing together the Kovid-19 negative report.