Results: The Assembly Elections of all the five states (Assam, West Bengal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry) will be declared on May 19.Also Read - Will Consider, Says Rahul Gandhi On Request Of Senior Leaders To Become Congress President

Puducherry Assembly Elections 2016: The Election Commission of India will conduct polling for the Puducheery Assembly Elections 2016 on May 16. The results will be declared on May 19. (Click here to read complete schedule) Also Read - Manmohan Singh Health Update: Former Prime Minister's Condition Stable, Says AIIMS Official

Tamil Nadu Assembly Elections 2016: The polling for the Tamil Nadu Assembly Elections 2016 will be held on May 16 and results will be announced on May 19. (Click here to read complete schedule) Also Read - World's Largest Political Party...: Uddhav Thackeray Takes Dig at Former Ally

Kerala Assembly Elections 2016: Kerala Assembly Elections 2016 will take place in one phase. Polling in the state will be held on May 16. Results will be declared on May 19. (Click here to read complete schedule)

West Bengal Assembly Elections 2016: West Bengal Assembly Elections 2016 will be held in six phases. Polling for the first phase will take place on April 4 and 11, in second phase on April 17, third phase on April 21, fourth phase on 25 April, fifth phase on April 30 and the last phase on May 5. The results of West Bengal Assembly Elections will be declared on May 19. (Click here to read complete schedule)

Assam Assembly Elections 2016: The Election Commission of India on Friday announced the dates of Assembly polls in Assam, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Kerala and Puducherry. The Assam Assembly Elections will be held in two phases. Polling for the first phase will take place on April 4 and the voting for the second phase on April 11. The results of the Assam Assembly election will be declared on May 19. (Click here to read complete schedule)

3: 40 PM: The results of Kerela, Tamil Nadu, Assam, West Bengal and Puducherry Assembly elections will be declared on May 19.

3: 37 PM: Puducherry Assembly Elections will take place in one phase. The polling will be held on May 16.

3: 37 PM: Tamil Nadu Assembly Elections will take place in one phase. The polling will be held on May 16.

3: 35 PM: Kerala Assembly Elections will be held in one phase. All constituencies will go on poll on May 16.

3: 35 PM: The voting for the fourth phase of WB Assembly election will take place on April 25. Date of fifth phase polling is 30 April. The polling for the last phase will be held on May 5 in WB.

3: 32 PM: The polling for the second phase of the West Bengal Assembly Election will be held on April 17. Date of third phase polling is 21 April.

3: 30 PM: The West Bengal Assembly Elections will take place in six phases. Notification will be issued on March 11 for the first phase. Polling for the first phase will be on two dates that are 4 April and 11 April.

3: 25 PM: Second phase of the Assam Assembly Election will be held on April 11.

3: 25 PM: Assam Assembly Election will be held in two phases. First phase will include 65 constituency. The notification will be issued on March 11. Last date of withdraw of candidature is March 21. First phase election will be held on 4 April.

3: 20 PM: GPS system will be installed in flying squad to track their movement.

3: 17 PM: The Election Commission will keep 5 central observers in each district.

3: 15 PM: Central police forces will be deployed in all the five states to ensure fair elections, says Nasim Zaidi.

3: 13 PM: A symbol for NOTA has now been introduced. Photos of candidates will be featured in EVM machines, says Nasim Zaidi, CEC.

3: 12 PM: Special polling stations will be set up for disabled persons. Electronic voting machine (EVM) will be used for polls.

3: 10 PM: 1.98 crore electorates will practice their voting right in Assam. 5.68 crore people will be eligible for voting in Tamil Nadu. Around 17 crore voters will cast their vote in assembly elections in the five states.

3: 07 PM: 824 constituencies will go on poll when Assembly Elections will be held in Assam, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry.

3: 05 PM: Assembly elections will be held in Assam, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry, announced  Nasim Zaidi, CEC.

3: 05 PM Update: Election Commission declares model code of conduct in five states with immediate effects.

New Delhi, Mar 4: The Election Commission of India will announce the dates of Assembly polls in Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Puducherry shortly. The ECI press conference is likely to begin at 3 PM where it will make announcement for dates of Assembly elections in five states. The ECI may decided to conduct Assembly polls in three phases in Tamil Nadu and West Bengal whereas, Assam, Kerala and Puducherry may  go to poll in two-phase polling.

The terms of Tamil Nadu, Kerala and West Bengal governments end in May, while that of Assam and Puducherry end in June. Congress party is ruling two of the poll bound states (Kerala and Assam), while Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) hasn’t ruled in any of the states. Chief Minster Mamata Banerjee led Trinamool Congress rules in West Bengal and Tamil Nadu is under J Jayalalithaa’s AIADMK rule. All India N R Congress governs in Puducherry.

The upcoming assembly elections, are crucial for both major parties Congress and BJP. Stakes are on high of BJP, which is trying to make inroads in the respective states to increase its numbers in Rajya Sabha where the saffron party is in minority. The state elections are also critical for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah, whose credibility had suffered a major blow after two humiliating defeats in Delhi and Bihar Assembly polls. On the other hand, Congress will try to review its fragile political state.