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The members of the Vidhan Sabha or the Legislative/State Assembly are elected in the Legislative Assembly elections. Held after every five years, the assembly elections are conducted in different states as per the tenure of its respective state assembly. In India, 29 states and 2 Union Territories participate in the assembly elections. In December 2013, the assembly elections were held in five states. The other phase of elections in different states took place in 2014. The following states took part or will take part in the assembly polls this year:

Assembly Elections 2014 Date and Schedule

StatePoll EventsElection Date

Jammu and Kashmir
Date of Issue of NotificationOct 28, 2014
Last date of making nominationNov 5, 2014
Date of ScrutinyNov 7, 2014
Last date of withdrawalNov 10, 2014
Date of Poll Nov 25, 2014
Date of CountingDec 23, 2014
Date of Completion of ElectionDec 29, 2014

Vidhan Sabha Elections 2014

Jammu and Kashmir Assembly polls 2014

The Legislative Assembly of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) comprises 87 members elected for a tenure of six years. The last leg of the five-phased Assembly elections will be conducted on 20 December. The counting of votes will take place on 23 December. According to the Election Commission of India, about 72 lakh voters will exercise their franchise in more than 10,000 polling booths. National Conference (NC), People's Democratic Party (PDP), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Indian National Congress (INC) and Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) are some of the political parties which are contesting the polls.

Jharkhand Assembly polls 2014

Jharkhand emerged as a separate political entity on 15 November 2000 and hence, its legislative assembly was formed in the same year. Jharkhand has a unicameral state legislature comprising 81 members elected through direct elections. Voting for the third legislative assembly elections is underway with the final phase slated to take place on 20 December. The counting will happen on 23 December. According to the Election Commission of India (ECI), about 207 lakh voters are eligible to vote in the elections. Political parties such as BJP, Congress and Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) are in fray during the polls.

Haryana Assembly Polls 2014

Haryana came into existence on 1 November, 1966 after it was carved out of Punjab. Its Legislative Assembly has 90 seats, out of which 17 seats are reserved for Scheduled Castes. Congress, Indian National Lok Dal (INLD), BJP and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) were some of the strongest political parties in Haryana prior to the 2014 assembly elections on 15 October. The BJP won the majority and Manohar Lal Khattar was selected as the Chief Minister.

Maharashtra Assembly Polls 2014

The second populous state in India, Maharashtra has a 288-seat legislative assembly. The first Assembly Elections were held in 1962, which was won by the Congress. Yashwantrao Chavan was the first Chief Minister of Maharashtra. The 2014 assembly elections were held on 15 October. BJP won 122 seats and formed a minority government with the NCP offering unconditional support. Devendra Fadnavis is the current Chief Minister.

Arunachal Pradesh Assembly Polls 2014

The elections to 60-seat Arunachal Pradesh assembly were conducted for the first time in 1978. The first elections were won by Janata Party with Prem Khandu Thungan as the first Chief Minister. Since then, the Congress has been winning and ruling the government in this northeastern state. BJP has been the strong opposition party in the state. Ninth assembly elections in Arunachal Pradesh were held on 9 April 2014 and counting for the same was done on 16 May 2014. The Congress won the majority with 42 seats. Nabam Tuki resumed his office as the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh.

Andhra Pradesh Assembly Polls 2014

In June 2014, Andhra Pradesh was formally split into two states - Seemandhra and Telangana. While Seemandhra constituency has 175 seats, Telangana constituency has 119. In erstwhile Andhra Pradesh, the Congress won the first elections that were held in 1955. The assembly polls of 2014 were held in two phases. Telangana witnessed the elections on 30 April, and the Seemandhra region went to polls on 7 May. The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) led by N. Chandrababu Naidu won from Seemandhra and Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) led by K. Chandrasekhar Rao won in Telangana.

Odisha Assembly Polls 2014

Odisha has a unicameral legislature, which consists of 147 members. First elections to Odisha assembly happened in 1951. Political parties wielding considerable clout in Odisha include Congress, Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and BJP. Lately, BJD has been enjoying monopoly in the political space and its good run continued during the 2014 assembly polls, which were held in two phases:10 April and 17 April. The party gained majority and incumbent Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik once again took oath as the Chief Minister.

Sikkim Assembly Polls 2014

Sikkim, one of the smallest states of northeast region in India, has a single parliamentary constituency. The state assembly comprises 31 constituencies, out of which 12 seats are reserved for Scheduled Tribes (ST) and two for Scheduled Castes (SC). The Congress won the first Assembly Elections of Sikkim that took place in 1979. Sikkim witnessed a historic victory of Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) by absolute majority in 2009 Assembly Elections. CPI (M), BJP, Congress and a few regional parties contested in the 2014 elections held on 12 April. SDF won 22 out of 32 seats and formed the government once again with Pawan Kumar Chamling as the Chief Minister.

Reference: ECI Website

Last Updated on : December 16, 2014