Assembly Election 2021 LIVE Updates: At least three individuals had been injured within the firing by the bodyguards of Aminl Haque Laskar on 1 April after clashes broke out between supporters of BJP and AIUDF inside a polling station in Sonai constituency
Assembly Election 2021 LATEST Updates: At least three individuals had been injured within the firing by the bodyguards of Aminl Haque Laskar on 1 April after clashes broke out between supporters of BJP and AIUDF inside a polling station in Sonai constituency.
The ruling AIADMK has accused Udhayanidhi Stalin of violating the code of conduct by brazenly sporting his occasion’s brand on the ballot sales space.
At four pm, Assam data voter turnout of 68.31 %, Puducherry of 66.59 %, Tamil Nadu of 54.05 %, Kerala of 58.66 %, and West Bengal of 68.04 %.
Leaders from LDF, UDF and NDA locked horns after Pinarayi Vijayan claimed Tuesday that every one gods together with Sabarimala deity was with the LDF in polls
Clashes erupted between TMC and BJP supporters in Hooghly’s Arambag in West Bengal, as voting in Assembly elections is underway.
Four EVMs and an analogous variety of VVPATs had been discovered on the home of a Trinamool Congress chief in West Bengal’s Howrah district, following which a ballot official was suspended, a senior officer mentioned on Tuesday.
There have been 4 reported incidents of EVM malfunction in Kerala to this point. The incidents have been reported from Kannur, Thrissur, Trivandrum and Idukki, reported News18
Senior Congress chief P Chidambaram forged vote in polling sales space Chittal Achi Memorial High School in Kandanur, Sivaganga district
People in Tamil Nadu began lining up early within the morning eagerly to forged their votes. Actors Rajinikanth and Ajith Kumar had been among the many early voters in Chennai.
While it’s the single section of polls in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, it’s the third and final section of election in Assam and the third of eight phases in West Bengal.
Four states and a Union territory are set to vote in Assembly elections scheduled to be held in the present day (Tuesday, 6 April).
Campaigning for the 6 April election in West Bengal, Assam, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry got here to a detailed on Sunday night.
On the identical day, by-polls to Kanniyakumari Lok Sabha seat in Tamil Nadu and Malappuram Parliamentary seat in Kerala will even be performed. The variety of seats that can go to polls in West Bengal, Assam, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry are 31, 40, 234, 140 and 30 respectively.
The constituencies in West Bengal that can vote on Tuesday will likely be unfold over three districts, Hooghly, Howrah and South 24 Parganas, and can see 205 candidates within the fray. The Trinamool Congress and BJP have fielded candidates in all 31 seats. Meanwhile, the Samyukt Morcha events CPM, All India Forward Bloc, Revolutionary Socialist Party and Congress have fielded candidates for 13, two, one and 7 candidates respectively.
The Indian Secular Front has fielded candidates in eight seats, situated within the minority-dominated areas of South 24 Parganas. The BJP has pegged its ballot pitch within the problems with ‘infiltration’ and migration of locals to different states for work, whereas Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has urged the voters to make sure there is no such thing as a cut up in minority votes.
Of the 31 seats, eight are situated in Hooghly district, seven in Howrah and 16 in South 24 Parganas district. The key constituencies embody Tarakeshwar in Hooghly, the place former Rajya Sabha MP Swapan Dasgupta will likely be dealing with TMC candidate Ramendu Singh Roy. At Raidighi, former minister and senior CPM chief Kanti Ganguly is contesting in opposition to TMC’s Alok Jaldata. West Bengal Speaker Biman Banerjee is contesting in Baruipur Paschim, whereas distinguished TMC youth chief Saukat Molla is contesting from the Canning Purba Assembly phase.
Twelve of the 31 constituencies are reserved for Scheduled Caste candidates. About 78 lakh voters will have the ability to train their franchise throughout 10,871 cubicles.
West Bengal recorded 80.43 % voter turnout in Phase 2 of the Assembly polls on 1 April. Bankura district, with 82.78 %, witnessed the very best turnout whereas South 24 Parganas registered the bottom turnout at 79.66 %.
In Assam, a complete of 337 candidates, together with 25 ladies, are within the fray. Assam well being minister Himanta Biswa Sarma is contesting from Jalukbari, Chandra Mohan Patowary from Dharampur, Siddhartha Bhattacharya from Gauhati East, Asom Gana Parishad’s Phanibhushan Choudhury from Bongaigaon, BJP state chief Ranjeet Kumar Dass from Patacharkuchi, Pramila Rani Brahma from Kokrajhar-East and Kokrajhar MP Naba Sarania from Barama.
On the final day of campaigning on Sunday, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Chief Minister Sarbanada Sonowal led BJP’s cost for the third section in Assam. In response, the Mahajot alliance, comprising Congress, AIUDF and eight different events, too intensified marketing campaign even because the BJP claimed it reached the magic quantity to type the federal government within the state within the first two phases itself.
The destiny of 20 sitting MLAs, together with eight from the Congress, 5 from the BJP, three every from the AIUDF and BPF and one from AGP, will likely be determined within the last section. Singer Kalpana Patowary is contesting on an AGP ticket from Sarukhetri, whereas journalists Manjit Mahanta and Hridyananda Gogoi are locked in a battle in Dispur on Congress and NCP tickets respectively.
Two newly shaped events, the Assam Jatiya Parishad (AJP) and jailed activist Akhil Gogoi’s Raijor Dal (RD), are contesting the polls collectively. The ruling BJP is contesting 20 constituencies whereas its allies AGP in 12 and UPPL in eight. The Congress is contesting 23 seats whereas its companions AIUDF in 12, BPF in eight and CPM in a single.
There are 79,19,641 voters in section three, of which 40,11,539 males, 39,07,963 females and 139 transgenders. The seats are unfold throughout 12 districts together with three within the Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR).
Assam recorded 76.96 % turnout throughout 39 Assembly constituencies in Phase 2 of the Assembly polls on 1 April. Nalbari district, with 86.69 %, witnessed the very best turnout whereas Cachar registered the bottom turnout at 72.28 %.
In Tamil Nadu, over 6.28 crore eligible voters will select between the three,998 candidates who’re contesting within the polls that can determine whether or not it’ll a hat-trick of phrases for the AIADMK or the return of DMK after a decade in opposition. Chief Minister Okay Palaniswami, his deputy O Panneerselvam, DMK President MK Stalin, AMMK founder TTV Dhinakaran, actor and Makkal Needhi Maiam founder Kamal Haasan, Naam Tamizhar Katchi chief Seeman and BJP state unit chief L Murugan are within the fray
In their “final appeal” to voters, Palaniswami and Panneerselvam sought votes to make sure “Amma rule” continued within the state, referring to the party-led authorities. DMK chief Stalin, in the meantime, sought a possibility for the party-led Secular Progressive Alliance. AIADMK is a part of the NDA, the opposite constituents being the BJP, PMK and a few native outfits.
The police have made elaborate safety preparations for polling day, deploying over 9,000 personnel within the Cuddalore, Villupuram and Kallakurichi districts.
In Kerala, 2.74 crore voters exercising their franchise will determine the destiny of 957 candidates, together with high-profile leaders and Independents. An array of ministers and a number of other sitting MLAs from each the standard coalitions: the CPM-led Left Democratic Front (LDF) and the Congress-headed United Democratic Front (UDF) are searching for one other time period.
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, well being minister KK Shailaja, Devaswom Minister Kadakampally Surendran, Power Minister MM Mani and Higher Education Minister KK Jaleel are among the many distinguished personalities making an attempt their electoral luck from the ruling facet. Opposition chief Ramesh Chennithala, former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, senior leaders Okay Muraleedharan, PT Thomas and Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan are amongst these contesting from the UDF fold.
The election is essential for an array of BJP leaders, together with former Mizoram Governor Kummam Rajasekharan, ‘Metroman’ E Sreedharan, who joined the saffron occasion not too long ago, state president Okay Surendran, senior chief Shobha Surendran, Rajya Sabha members Suresh Gopi and KJ Alphons, and Kerala Congress (M) chief Jose Okay Mani who not too long ago snapped decades-long ties with the UDF and joined palms with the Left entrance.
The whole voters within the state consists of 1,32,83,724 male voters, 1,41,62,025 feminine voters and 290 transgenders, in keeping with Election Commission figures.
Puducherry and its outlying areas of Karaikal, Mahe and Yanam go to Assembly polls on Tuesday in single section.
There are 30 Assembly segments, together with 5 reserved constituencies, the place a eager contest between the Congress-led Secular Democratic alliance and the AINRC-led NDA will likely be witnessed. The chief contestants are AINRC founder chief N Rangasamy searching for election from Thattanchavady in Puducherry and the lone seat in Yanam an enclave of Puducherry in Andhra Pradesh.
The PCC president AV Subramanian is searching for election from his residence city of Karaikal (north). AIADMK convenors A Anbalagan and Om Sakthi Segar are testing their luck in Uppalam and Orleanpet segments respectively. Anbalagan has been holding the Uppalam constituency consecutively since 2001.
Four former ministers MOHF Shah Jahan, M Kandasamy and R Kamalakannan are contesting from Kamaraj Nagar, Embalam (reserved) and Tirunallar, respectively. Shahjahan had been contesting from Kalapet phase all alongside however now he’s fielded by the Congress in Kamaraj Nagar and he’s pitted in opposition to the BJP candidate A John Kumar.