The Election Commission of India (ECI) will announce dates for elections in four states and a UT today. These are Tamil Nadu, Kerala, West Bengal, Assam and Puducherry. They will go to the polls in April-May. The Election Commission of India will also hold a press conference at 4:30 pm today.
Election Commission of India to announce the schedule for Assembly elections in Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Puducherry. https://t.co/13H2TF5Zhm— ANI (@ANI) February 26, 2021
The assembly polls in these five states are being held after Bihar elections last year. During the presser, the Election Commission is expected to announce similar measures for these poll-bound states as coronavirus cases continue to affect the lives of Indians.
The decision to announce Assembly election dates came after a meeting of the ECI officials on Wednesday in which they finalised the dates for the elections.
During the meeting chaired by Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora, the officials discussed the security deployment requirement, social distancing norms and details about the polling infrastructure in these states.