While EC Secretary-General Umesh Sinha will visit Tamil Nadu next week, Deputy Elections Commissioner Sudip Jain will be in West Bengal in the coming days, sources said.

The Election Commission (EC) has started to prepare for the five Assembly polls slated for April-May next year, with two if its senior officials travel to West Bengal and Tamil Nadu in the coming days.

While EC Secretary-General Umesh Sinha will visit Tamil Nadu next week, Deputy Elections Commissioner Sudip Jain will be in West Bengal in the coming days, sources said.

The terms of the legislatures of West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Assam, Kerala and Pondicherry end between May and June of next year.

A high-stakes political battle is expected in most states. The political temperature has been high in West Bengal where the BJP is resolutely trying to end Trinamool’s Congressional reign in power for 10 years after becoming its main rival in recent years and winning 18 of its 42 Lok Sabha seats in the 2019 Surveys.

The ruling BJP is in direct competition with Congress in Assam, while the political scene in Tamil Nadu, traditionally dominated by the two Dravidian parties, has become much more interesting after Tamil film superstar Rajinikanth announced his decision to launch his side. to fight polls.

In Kerala, the main fight is expected to be between the ruling LDF, led by the CPI (M), and the Congress-led UDF.

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