Political parties welcome announcement of assembly polls in 4 states, one UT
- The Election Commission on 26 February announced the dates for the Assembly elections in West Bengal, Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Puducherry.
- While elections in Assam will be held in 3 phases, West Bengal will have polling in 8 phases. Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry will have polling in a single phase on 6 April.
- Assam and West Bengal will be the 1st states to go to polls beginning 27 March.
- The results of the elections will be announced on 2 May.