10 April.New Delhi, Delhi, India
TMC supporters during West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee's election campaign rally. (PTI File Photo)

  • The EC asked star campaigners, political leaders to follow in all seriousness the safety guidelines
  • "By doing so, the political parties and candidates are exposing themselves as well as the public...": EC
  • The remarks by the EC came as India is witnessing a steep surge in COVID-19 cases

6 April.New Delhi, Delhi, India
People pose for photographs in front of a wall art dedicated to Corona warriors after votes for Assam Assembly polls. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • For Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry, this was the first and only phase of polling
  • Assam wrapped up the electoral exercise with its third and final phase today
  • West Bengal will continue to vote till April 27

6 April.Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
Kerala will for the first time see a three-pronged fight with a high-octane Battlecry from the BJP.

  • Polling in the single-phase election to the Kerala Assembly started at 7 am on Tuesday
  • A total of 1,061 candidates are in the fray for the 140-member Assembly of the state
  • Nemom, Palakkad and Ranni are some of the key seats to watch out for

6 April.Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
Kerala's health minister KK Shailaja is better known as Shailja Teacher. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@Shailja Teacher)

  • KK Shailaja was born on November 20, 1956, in Kerala's Kannur district
  • She is one of the two women ministers in Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan's cabinet
  • She worked as a teacher for 23 years before she opting for voluntary retirement

6 April.Kerala, India
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi arrives at Kanyakumari, Monday, March 1, 2021. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@INC

  • A 9-year-old got an opportunity to get a glimpse of his dream life thanks to Rahul Gandhi
  • Upon asking what his aspirations were Adavit responded with him wanting to be a pilot
  • The politician wishes of creating a society that actually gives the 9-year-old an opportunity to fly

6 April.Pathanamthitta, Kerala, India
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said Lord Ayyappa, the presiding deity at the Sabarimala, and all other gods are with the LDF government. (Photo Credit: Facebook@pinarayivijayan)

  • The Sabarimala women's entry issue took centre stage of debate even on the day of assembly election in Kerala
  • Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala said the Left government would surely face the wrath of the Lord Ayyyppa
  • BJP state president K Surendran said what the CM had done in Sabarimala three years ago was the 'act of demon'

6 April.Nemom, Kerala, India
NDA candidate from Nemom constituency Kummanam Rajasekharan interacts with children during his election campaign in Thiruvananthapuram. (PTI Photo)

  • Kummanam Rajasekharan contested the 2019 general elections from Thiruvananthapuram
  • He is BJP's Nemom candidate for the 2021 assembly election
  • Nemom was the one and maiden constituency which BJP scored in the assembly elections of 2016

6 April.New Delhi, Delhi, India
PM Narendra Modi addresses an election rally in West Bengal. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • PM Narendra Modi has urged the voters "to vote in record numbers"
  • He made the appeal in Bengali, Assamese, Malayalam and Tamil
  • Polling is being held in West Bengal, Assam, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry 

6 April.New Delhi, Delhi, India
A security person stands guard as people wait in queues to cast votes at a polling station in West Bengal's Midnapore. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • West Bengal is polling on 31 seats today
  • Assam, in its third and final phase, is voting on 40 of its 126 assembly seats
  • Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry are voting in one go in this mega phase of the assembly elections

6 April.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Monday urged the people of Kerala to vote for the United Democratic Front (UDF) alliance in the Assembly polls. (PTI File Photo)

  • Kerala is all set to go to polls on Tuesday with 2.74 crore voters eligible to exercise their franchise
  • Congress can confront divisive forces which are destroying what India stands for, Sonia Gandhi asserted
  • The Congress-led UDF is seeking to wrest power back from the left-led LDF in the southern state