Election Commission announced dates of five Assembly polls on Friday.
Five states West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Assam as also Pudicherry (an Union Territory) will go on polls in April-May this year.
With this, model code of conduct comes into existence with immediate effect in these states and Puducherry.
While West Bengal will have six phase polling, Assam will have two phase, and there will be one-phase votings in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.
Date of Polls:
West Bengal: April 4 and 11(1st phase), April 17 (2nd phase), April 21 (3rd phase), April 25 (4th phase) and April 30 (5th phase).
Assam: April 4 (1st phase) and April 11(2nd phase)
Kerala: May 16
Tamil Nadu : May 16
Puducherry: May 16
Talking to reporters CEC Nasim Zaidi said in the national capital that 17 crore voters will participate in polls. He also added that number of polling stations has been increased for voting.