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Upcoming 5 States Assembly Election Updates

As 5 states goes to polls between November 12 and December 7, last minute campaign is on the upswing in  Chhattisgarh as it goes to polls on November 12 in its Phase I. Chhattisgarh which have a 90 Assembly seats will go for polling in two phases i.e. 12 November and 20 November. The incumbent Raman Singh government of the BJP will be fighting for its 4th term.This will be the 4th Legislative Assembly election in Chhattisgarh since its formation in 2000.

Similarly, in Madhya Pradesh, the incumbent BJP government under Shivraj Singh Chauhan will be fighting for its 4th term.Madhya Pradesh goes to polls on November 28 for its 230 Legislative Assembly seats.

The youngest state, Telangana, will also be going for its 2nd Legislative Assembly election for its 119 seats on December 7.Incumbent Chief Minister K.Chandrashekar Rao of Telangana Rashtriya Samiti (TRS) will be seeking a term.

Rajasthan will also go to polls on December 7 for its 200 seats.Incumbent BJP Chief Minister will be seeking another term.She is the only incumbent woman Chief Minister in the upcoming election and have been holding the post since 2013.

Mizoram will also go to polls on November 28 for its 40 member Legislative Assembly seats.Lal Thanhawla of the INC will be seeking re-election for the 3rd term.

Considered a prelude to the 2019 General Election, the Congress and the BJP will be fighting out tooth and nail. According to a survey conducted by Center For Voting Opinions and Trends in Election Research ( C-Voter), Congress stands a bright chance in regaining power in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and a thumping victory for Congress-TDP alliance in Telangana.C-Voter have predicted simple majority for BJP in Rajasthan and no clear winner in Mizoram.

The Assembly Elections results will be declared on December 11.


Assembly Election 2017 : Irom Sharmila loses to Okram Singh in Manipur’s Thoubal.

IMPHAL — ‘Iron Lady’ of Manipur and PRAJA (Peoples’ Resurgence and Justice Alliance) chief, Irom Chanu Sharmila on Saturday lost from Thoubal constituency, where she was contesting against incumbent Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh.

However, Sharmila earlier in the day said that in case of her defeat she will try again in the 2019 general elections.

“I do not feel much affected by the result. It depends upon the people’s mindset. I don’t feel much affected by it, because people can still change their minds and everybody knows muscle and money power is being openly used by parties,” Irom told ANI.

The elections for the state were held in two phases.

The first phase was held on 4 March and the second phase was held on 8 March.

The elections were held for a total of 60 seats.

Thirty eight constituencies went to polls in the first phase while the remaining 22 constituencies went to polls in the second phase of elections.

Marching ahead: Mayawati releases list of another 100 candidates for U.P elections

With the announcement of the elections date for 5 states due next month, the battle of the thrones in U.P has begun with Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati announcing the list of another 100 candidates that try their luck in the upcoming elections. Mayawati on Thursday had come up with the list of 100 candidates.

The BSP chief had said that she had finalised the names of candidates long ago and there will be no change in it. Alleging that minorities were facing bias under Modi government, Mayawati had cautioned Muslims that voting for SP or Congress will only help Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and sought their support “to stop” the saffron party. Muslims should not waste their vote as there is infighting in Samajwadi Party, and Congress lacks a voter base in Uttar Pradesh, Mayawati has said.
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