The State Assembly elections in India of 2006
took place between April 3, 2006 and May 8, 2006. The Indian
states that went into poll are Assam
, Tamil Nadu
, West Bengal
Counting of votes for all the states was completed on May 11, 2006 and results were declared on May 20, 2006.
Elections in Assam
for 65 AC
occurred on April 3, 2006 and another 61 AC
on April 10, 2006.
Elections in Kerala
for 65 ACs occurred on April 22, 2006, 61 ACs on April 29, 2006, and 15 ACs on May 3, 2006.
The Communist Party of India
(CPI(M))-led Left Democratic Front
beat the incumbent Indian National Congress
-led United Democratic Front
by a margin of 56 seats (out of a total of 140 seats). V.S. Achuthanandan
, of CPI (M) was sworn in as the 20th Chief Minister of Kerala
, on May 18, 2006.
Elections in Tamil Nadu
for 234 ACs occurred in a single phase on May 8, 2006.
The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
(DMK)-led front won the elections, beating the incumbent All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
(AIADMK)-led government. The DMK leader, M Karunanidhi
was sworn in as chief minister.
Elections in West Bengal
for 45 ACs occurred on April 17, 2006, 66 ACs on April 22, 2006, 77 ACs on April 27, 2006, 57 ACs on May 3, 2006, 49 ACs on May 8, 2006.
Elections in Pondicherry
for 3 ACs occurred on May 3, 2006 and 27 ACs on May 8, 2006.