The Election Commission to announce dates of the assembly election for Assam, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and the Union Territory of Puducherry on February 26, 2021, According to media reports, In a press conference scheduled to be held at 4.30 pm on Friday the Election Commission will announce the election dates.
Elections to be held for 126 seats in Assam, 294 seats in West Bengal, 140 seats in Kerala, 234 seats in Tamil Nadu and 30 seats in Puducherry.The Assembly election in Assam may be held before Rongali Bihu festival as sought by most of the political parties in the state.
Keeping in view of the Assembly election, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Assam for three times within 30 days till February 22, 2021. During his last visit on February 22, PM Modi said the dates for the Assam Assembly election was likely to be announced by the Election Commission of India in the first week of March. Modi while launching five projects at Dhemaji in Assam said: “The Election Commission of India may announce the election dates in Assam in the first week of March as the last Assembly election dates were announced by the EC on March 4.”