Modi Trolled On Twitter For Comparing Kerala With Somalia

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was BJP’s star campaigner in Kerala, was being trolled on Twitter today for comparing the coastal state to Somalia in a recent election speech. Among the top twitter trends this morning was #PoMoneModi which means Go Back Modi. Kerala votes on Monday for its next government.

On Sunday, the PM said that for basic and essential health and development factors, Kerala is worse than Somalia, leading to public umbrage and a strong letter of complaint from current CM Oommen Chandy that was made public yesterday.

Schedule for the General Elections to the Legislative Assemblies of Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Puducherry.

Schedule for the General Elections to the Legislative Assemblies of Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Puducherry.

The terms of the Legislative Assemblies of Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Puducherry are normally due to expire as follows:

Tamil Nadu 22.05.2016
West Bengal 29.05.2016
Kerala 31.05.2016
Puducherry 02.06.2016
Assam 05.06.2016

As per the established practice, the Election Commission holds the General Elections to the Legislative Assemblies of the States whose terms expire around the same time, together. By virtue of its powers, duties and functions under Article 324 read with Article 172(1) of the Constitution of India and Section 15 of Representation of the People Act, 1951, the Commission is required to hold elections to constitute the new Legislative Assemblies in the States of Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Puducherry before expiry of their present terms.

Ban on Exit Poll during State Assembly elections of Assam, Kerala, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal

Ban on Exit Poll during State Assembly

The Commission has notified the period of prohibition of conduct of Exit Polls for ongoing states Assembly election of Assam, Kerala, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal.exit-poll

Commission has decided that the poll hours in the State / Union Territory of Kerala, Puducherry and Tamil Nadu will be from 7 am to 6 pm. According to the provisions of section 126 A of representation of the People Act, 1951 the exit polls cannot be conducted and publicized by means of print or electronic media or dissemination in any other manner starting from 4th April 2016 at 7.00 am to 16th May 2016 6.30 pm.

It is further clarified that under section 126(1)(b) of the Representation of the People Act, 1951, displaying any election matter including results of any opinion poll or any other poll survey, in any electronic media, would be prohibited during the period of 48 hours ending with the hour fixed for conclusion of poll in each of the phases in connection with aforesaid General Elections.