The states of Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry wrapped up voting on Tuesday. With five phases of polling still remaining in West Bengal, here is all you need to know about the large-scale voting which was held on Tuesday.
- Total no. of candidates in Phase 3 – 337
- 312 male and 25 female candidates in Phase 3 of Assam elections.
- Oldest Candidate – 3 Candidates, 73 Years each, from BJP, NPP and Independent respectively.
- There are 4 youngest candidates contesting in Phase 3. They are aged 25 years.
- Total number of voters in Phase 3 - 79,19,641
- Constituency with maximum number of voters- Dispur
- Total number of polling stations in Phase 3 - 9,587
- BJP is contesting in 93 of the 126 seats. Its allies AGP and UPPL are contesting in 29 and 11 seats respectively.
- The INC is contesting in 95 seats. Its allies this election - AIUDF, Left parties and others.
- Voting percentage: 78.94% till 5:45 pm
- Total number of seats: 31 seats
- Total number of candidates: 205
- The Election Commission has imposed prohibitory orders under Section 144 of CrPC in all the constituencies, declaring them as 'sensitive'.
- 618 companies of central forces being deployed to guard 10,871 polling stations.
- Total number of voters: 78.5 lakh
- Voting percentage: 77.68 till 5 pm with highest polling in Hooghly
- Total number of candidates: 957
- Total number of voters: 2.4 crore (1,41,62,025 women, 13,283,724 men and 290 transgender voters)
- Total number of seats: 140
- Voting in Single phase for all the constituencies
- Voting percentage: 65% till 4:30 pm
- The ruling Left Democratic Front (LDF) which hopes for continuity of term, and the Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) even as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is being seen as a potential threat in many places.
- Total number of seats: 234
- Total number of candidates: 3998
- Voting in single phase for 234 constituencies
- The AIADMK is contesting the polls in alliance with the BJP, Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK), and some other smaller parties.
- MK Stalin-led DMK is contesting the election with the Congress, CPI(M) and 10 other parties.
- Former AIADMK leader and Sasikala’s nephew TTV Dhinakaran, who has floated his own party AMMK, is contesting the polls in alliance with Asaduddin Owaisi’s AIMIM.
- Total number of polling stations: 88,936
- Total number of voters: 6.28 crore (3.18 crore women voters, 3.08 crore men and over 7,200 transgender electors)
- Chengalpattu district has the highest number of voters with 6,94,845 electors
- Election Commission has deployed 23,000 personnel of the central police force (CPF) in Tamil Nadu for the election
- Voting percentage: 64.07%
- Total number of voters: 10,04,507
- Total number of candidates: 324
- Total number of constituencies: 30
- Single phase voting
- Elections in Puducherry, which is currently under the President's rule, is mainly between the Congress-Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) alliance and the National democratic Alliance (NDA) comprising the All India Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK), the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the All India NR Congress.
- The Congress, which heads the Secular Democratic Alliance in the union territory, was allotted 15 of the 30 assembly seats and its ally DMK has been allocated 13 seats. VCK and CPI, the other constituents of the alliance, have been given one seat each.
- The All-India NR Congress is contesting 16 seats, BJP 9 seats, and the remaining 5 seats by AIADMK.
- Voting percentage: 77.90% as of 5 pm.
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