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State assembly election 2012

  1. 1. Legislative Assembly Elections in India will be held following states- Goa Gujarat Punjab Himachal Pradesh Uttarakhand Uttar Pradesh Manipur
  2. 2. GOA The Indian National Congress has been governing Goa since 2005 with coalition partners. It will go to the election with its ally, the Nationalist Congress Party, under Chief Minister Digambar Kamat. The main opposition BJP will go to the election under the leadership of former Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar The election will occur on 3 March, with the result being announced on 6 March. Number of Seats: 40 Number of seats won by the ruling party: 16
  3. 3. GUJARAT The BJP has held a majority in the state since 1998 and will go to the election under the leadership of Chief Minister Narendra Modi. The Indian National Congress is the main opposition, but has not specified a chief ministerial candidate. It is led in the assembly by Shaktisinh Gohil. The election is currently expected to be scheduled towards the end of the year. Number of seats:182 Number of seats won by the ruling party:117
  4. 4. Himachal Pradesh The BJP, under Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, has controlled the legislature the previous election. Kaul Singh Thakur, the President of the Himachal Pradesh Congress Committee, is seen as the INC chief ministerial candidate by the Indian Express Number of seats: 68 Number of seats won by the ruling party: 41
  5. 5. Manipur Okram Ibobi Singh of the Indian National Congress has led Manipur for two consecutive full terms. The main opposition consists of the Manipur People’s Party, Bharatiya Janata Party, Nationalist Congress Party and Janata Dal – United. The election took place on 28 January, with the result being announced on 6 March The major issues are territorial integrity, the road blockades of National Highways 39 and 53 and the role of insurgents. Number of seats:60 Number of seats won by the ruling party: 30
  6. 6. Punjab The incumbent government is an alliance of the Shiromani Akali Dal and the Bharatiya Janata Party under Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal. The opposition Indian National Congress is expected to contest under the leadership of former Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh. A new entrant is the front Sanjha Morcha which comprises of the newly formed Peoples Party of Punjab (PPP) led by former finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal, the Communist Party of India, the Communist Party of India - Marxist and the Akali Dal (Longowal). The election took place on 30 January, with the result being announced on 6 March. Number of seats:116 Number of seats won by the ruling party: 67
  7. 7. Uttarakhand The Bharatiya Janata Party will fight the election under the leadership of its Chief Minister Bhuvan Chandra Khanduri. The main opposition Indian National Congress is led in the assembly by Harak Singh Rawat, but no Chief Ministerial candidate has been proposed. The interim tenure of former Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal, which was marked by large-scale corruption accusations, is likely to be an election issue. The election will occur on 30 January, with the result being announced on 6 March. Number of seats: 69 Number of seats won by ruling party: 34
  8. 8. Uttar Pradesh Mayawatis Bahujan Samaj Party has completed its first full-term, majority government in the state in two decades. The primary opposition will be led by former Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav of the Samajwadi Party. The sitting government has come under criticism for corruption and publicity for the erection of statues and parks in honour of its chief minister. Another important issue will be the proposed division into four smaller provinces. The election will take place in seven phases on 4, 8, 11, 15, 19, 23, 28 February, with the result being announced on 6 March. Number of seats: 403 Number of seats won by current ruling party: 206
  9. 9. Source: Wikipedia www.MapsofIndia.com The Times of India Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and National Election Watch (NEW) http://eci.nic.in

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