Assembly elections: a snapshot

November 2nd, 2008 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) As five states and Delhi go to the polls this month, a snapshot of the political profile of the assemblies:* Rajasthan

Total seats: 200
Present Chief Minister: Vasundhara Raje (Bharatiya Janata Party)

Current party position in assembly:
Bharatiya Janata Party: 121
Congress: 53
Indian National Lok Dal: 3
Janata Dal (United): 2
Bahujan Samaj Party: 2
Lok Janshakti Party: 1
Nyaya Manch: 1
Rajasthan Samajik Nyaya Manch: 1
Independents: 13
Vacant: 3

Election on: Dec 4
Results on: Dec 8

* Madhya Pradesh

Total seats: 231 including one nominated
Present Chief Minister: Shivraj Singh Chouhan (BJP)

Current party position in assembly:
Bharatiya Janata Party: 166
Congress: 41
Samajwadi Party: 8
Bahujan Samaj Party: 2
Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M): 1
Nationalist Congress Party: 1
Janata Dal (United): 1
Gondwana Ganatantra Party: 3
Rashtriya Samanta Dal: 2
Independent: 2
Nominated: 1
Vacant: 3

Election on: Nov 27
Results on: Dec 8

* Chhattisgarh

Total seats: 91 including one nominated member
Present Chief Minister: Raman Singh (BJP)

Current party position in assembly:
Bharatiya Janata Party: 52
Congress: 34
Bahujan Samaj Party: 1
Nationalist Congress Party: 1
Vacant: 2

Election on: Nov 14 and Nov 20
Results on: Dec 8

* Jammu and Kashmir

Total seats: 89 including two nominated members
Present status: President’s rule

Party position in last assembly:
National Conference: 28
Congress: 20
Peoples Democratic Party: 17
Panthers Party: 4
Bahujan Samaj Party: 1
Bharatiya Janata Party: 1
Communist Party of India-Marxist: 2
Independent: 14

Elections on: Polling will take place in 7 phases - Nov 17 , Nov 23, Nov 30, Dec 7, Dec 13, Dec 17 and Dec 24
Results on: Dec 28

* Delhi

Total seats: 70
Present Chief Minister: Sheila Dikshit (Congress)

Current party position in assembly:
Congress: 47
Bharatiya Janata Party: 20
Janata Dal (Secular): 1
Nationalist Congress Party: 1
Independent: 1

Elections on: Nov 29
Results on: Dec 8

* Mizoram

Total seats: 40
Present Chief Minister: Pu Zoramthanga (Mizo National Front)

Current party position in assembly:
Mizo National Front: 22
Congress: 11
Mizoram Peoples Conference: 3
Mara Democratic Front: 1
Zoram Nationalist Party: 2
Independent: 1

Election on: Dec 2
Results on: Dec 8

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