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The Election Commission of India has announced the election dates in four states and a Union Territory.

The assembly election would be held between March 27 to April 29, 2021, with nearly 18.68 crore electors expected to cast votes.

The assembly election would be held between March 27 to April 29, 2021, with nearly 18.68 crore electors expected to cast votes.As the terms of legislative assemblies come to an end either in May or in June this year, the Election Commission of India (ECI) announced polling dates for 824 assembly constituencies in West Bengal, Assam, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Puducherry. The model code of conduct has come into effect with the dates announced. The election would be held between March 27 to April 29 in West Bengal in 8 phases, making it the longest ever due to security conditions in the state. Meanwhile, the 126-member state Assembly election in Assam will be held in three phases between March 27 to April 6. A single-phase election in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Puducherry would be held on April 6

Sunil Arora, Chief Election Commissioner, said that nearly 18.68 crore electors are eligible to cast their vote, and 2.7 lakh polling stations would be set up in all five elections. Speaking in reference to the COVID situation Arora said the vaccination drive has made the conducting election favorable and that each poll officer would be vaccinated against COVID-19 before they take on their duty.

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