Poll dates - WB, TN, Assam, Kerala, Pondicherry

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New Delhi, Mar 1: The poll dates for the five crucial states - West Bengal, Tamil Nadu , Assam, Kerala, Pondicherry have been declared on Tuesday, Mar 1. Indian political parties have so far eagerly waited for the dates. It seems that the crucial elections in the above mentioned five states will have a great impact on Indian political scenario.

The Election Commission (EC) has declared all poll dates. West Bengal will go for a six phase election which will begin from Apr 18, 2011. The six dates which have been decided for West Bengal's election are - Apr 18, Apr 23, Apr 27, May 3, May 7 and May 10.

Kerala will hold one phase poll and that is on Apr 13. The election dates for both Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry have been fixed to be held on Apr 13, 2011. However, Assam will face two phase poll and that are on Apr 4 and Apr 11, 2011.

The Election commissioner S Y Qureshi, during a press conference on Tuesday, Mar 1, declared the dates and also announced the date of votes counting and that is - May 13, 2011.

Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee has tried her best to overwhelm the people of West Bengal and that is very much clear from her Railway Budget 2011. The chief minister of the state Buddhadeb Bhattacherjee is also trying to hold its position.

In Tamil Nadu, Opposition leader Jayalalitha is also a strong contender to mar the reign of DMK supremo and chief minister of the state M Karunanidhi.

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