The strict Model Code of Conduct
which came into force from March 1 was withdrawn by the
Election Commission following completion of the election
process in five states.
With Mamata Banerjee and J
Jayalalithaa set to capture power in West Bengal and Tamil
Nadu respectively, India could for the first time boast of
four women Chief Ministers.
An estimated 75 per cent of
voting was recorded during re-polling in six centres of three
Assam assembly constituencies.
In a tragic end to their resolve to exercise their democratic right, three aged women died, two before casting their vote and another after, on polling day in Kerala and Tamil Nadu.Apr 13, 2011, 21:17 PM IST
Tamil Nadu and Kerala CMs -- M Karunanidhi and VS Achuthanandan – oozed
confidence about a victory for their alliances and their rival fronts led by AIADMK and Congress were equally optimistic.
Seeking a third consecutive term in power in Assam, the Congress is expected to field most of its sitting MLAs in the assembly polls.Mar 12, 2011, 22:30 PM IST