Of the 5 meeting elections, Bengal would be the most high-stakes battle between chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s TMC and the BJP, which has been making inroads into the state, and has already began a high-pitched marketing campaign, inducting a number of Trinamool Congress leaders to its state unit to dislodge Banerjee. The BJP can also be campaigning aggressively to retain energy in Assam, the place it gained for the primary time in 2016, beating the Congress.
The Election Commission of India can also be involved concerning the growing Covid-19 instances in Kerala. Generally, Kerala is a single-phase poll-going state. However, within the context of Covid-19 instances within the state, the EC could resolve to conduct two-phase elections.
In Tamil Nadu, the battle might be between the 2 mainstays of the state’s politics – the ruling AIADMK and the DMK – whereas Sasikala and Kamal Haasan will be the X-factor, within the first election with out the state’s iconic leaders Jayalalithaa and Karunanidhi. In Puducherry, President’s Rule has been imposed and the meeting saved beneath suspended animation after the V Narayanasamy-led Congress authorities resigned earlier this week forward of a vote of confidence. The Congress had solely gained within the UT within the final spherical of polls in these states in 2016 however misplaced energy after a string of resignations.