Monthly Archives March 2016

Modi in West Bengal, 2014 & 2016: then sweet as ‘sandesh’, now stings Mamata

It was an attempt to replay 2014 – only far more aggressively. Narendra Modi’s maiden West Bengal (WB) rally in Kharagpur town may have been a shot in the arm for the BJP in the state but it may still be too little too late.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi , West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Baner jee and Babul Supriyo, Minister of state for Urban Development during the launch of three Social Security Policy by Central Government at Nazrul Mancha, Kolkata on Saturday. Express photo by Subham Dutta. 09.05.15

Prime Infighting within different factions of the party had left the BJP rudderless for the past six months. With a weak leadership and little direction, the BJP had lost steam and seems to have frittered away an unprecedented 16 per cent vote share that it had captured in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, riding on a nationwide Modi wave. And this was a vote share in a state that has traditionally had absolutely no BJP presence.

So when an aggressive Modi took the stage on Sunday to address an enviably large gathering of thousands of people, he appealed to ...

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Upcoming Elections in India

Schedule for the General Elections 2016 to the Legislative Assemblies of Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Puducherry.


State Date of Poll (Phase -1) Phase-2 Phase-3 Phase-4 Phase-5 Phase-6
West Bengal 4. Apr. 2016 (MON) and 11. Apr. 2016 (MON) 17. Apr. 2016 (SUN) 21. Apr. 2016 (THU) 25. Apr. 2016 (MON) 30. Apr. 2016 (SAT) 5. May. 2016 (THU)
Assam 4. Apr. 2016 (MON) 11. Apr. 2016 (MON)
Kerala 16. May. 2016 (MON)
Tamil Nadu 16. May. 2016 (MON)
Pondicherry 16. May. 2016 (MON)
Counting of Votes 19. May. 2016 19. May. 2016 19. May. 2016 19. May. 2016 19. May. 2016 19. May. 2016

List of States’ Government Tenure and Tentative Date of Next Elections in India

S.No. House/State Tenure Elections Due in Assembly Seats L...
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