Upcoming Elections in India

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

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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 Lok Sabha Seats Rajya Sabha Seats
1 Pondicherry Jun 3, 2011 – Jun 2, 2016 2016 30 1 1
2 Assam Jun 6, 2011 – May 6, 2016 2016 126 14 7
3 Tamil Nadu May 23, 2011 – May 22, 2016 2016 234 39 18
4 West Bengal May 30, 2011 – May 29, 2016 2016 294 42 16
5 Kerala Jan 6, 2011 – May 31, 2016 2016 140 20 9
6 Goa Mar 19, 2012 – Mar 18, 2017 2017 40 2 1
7 Punjab Mar 19, 2012 – Mar 18, 2017 2017 117 13 7
8 Uttar Pradesh May 28, 2012 – May 27, 2017 2017 403 80 31
9 Uttarakhand Mar 27, 2012 – Mar 26, 2017 2017 70 5 3
10 Manipur Mar 19, 2012 – Mar 18, 2017 2017 60 2 1
11 Gujarat Jan 23, 2013 – Jan 22, 2018 2018 182 26 11
12 Nagaland Mar 14, 2013 – Mar 13, 2018 2018 60 1 1
13 Karnataka May 29, 2013 – May 28, 2018 2018 224 28 12
14 Meghalaya Mar 7, 2013 – Mar 6, 2018 2018 60 2 1
15 Himachal Pradesh Jan 08, 2013 – Jan 07, 2018 2018 68 4 3
16 Tripura Mar 15, 2013 – Mar 14, 2018 2018 60 2 1
17 Mizoram Dec 16, 2013 – Dec 15, 2018 2018 40 1 1
18 Arunachal Pradesh June 02, 2014 – June 01, 2019 2019 60 2 1
19 Rajasthan Jan 21, 2014 – Jan 20, 2019 2019 200 25 10
20 Delhi Feb 14, 2015 – Feb 13, 2020 2020 70 7 3
21 Chhattisgarh Jun 06, 2014 – Jan 05, 2019 2019 90 11 5
22 Sikkim May 28, 2014 – May 27, 2019 2019 32 1 1
23 Andhra Pradesh Jun 15, 2014 – Jun 14, 2019 2019 175 25 11
24 Madhya Pradesh Jan 08, 2014 – Jan 07, 2019 2019 230 29 11
25 Telangana June 09, 2014 – June 08, 2019 2019 119 17 7
26 Haryana Oct 26, 2014 – Oct 25, 2019 2019 90 10 5
27 Maharashtra Oct 31, 2014 – Oct 30, 2019 2019 288 48 19
28 Odisha June 12, 2014 – June 11, 2019 2019 147 21 10
29 Jharkhand Jan 6, 2015 – Jan 5, 2020 2020 81 14 6
30 Jammu and Kashmir Mar 17, 2015 – Mar 15, 2021 2021 87 6 4
31 Bihar Nov 20, 2015 – Nov 19, 2020 2020 243 40 16
One seat each for UTs of ANI, CH, DNH, DD and LKD 5
Nominated Members in Rajya Sabha 12
Nominated Members in Lok Sabha 2
4120 545 245

The legislative assembly of the state of West Bengal will go for polls in April or May 2016, as the five year term of the assembly is slated to expire on 20 May 2016. The ruling All India Trinamool Congress (AITMC) seems to have a strong hold over the state as it dislodged the 34 year long reign of CPI (M) in 2011 and still enjoys a great deal of trust among the general people.

The 2011 elections for the state assembly of West Bengal saw Mamata Banerjee led TMC winning 154 seats of 184 seats contested by the party. The 34 year long ruling Communist Party of India (Marxist) fell 18 short of TMC’s total, winning 136 seats of the 294 member assembly.

The TMC looks a clear favourite to win the state assembly elections in 2016, if the state results of 2014 General Elections hint. Out of the total of 42 parliamentary seats of the state, TMC grabbed 34. The CPI (M) could manage only 2 and the INC had to be content with just 4.

 

 

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