The Election Commission (EC) on Friday (4 March 2016) set the dates for elections in Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Kerala and Assam and Puducherry.
West Bengal will have the most spread-out polling, staggered over six phases. Assam will have a two-phase poll. Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry will go to the polls in a single phase on 16 May.
The counting of votes in all five states will take place on 19 May.
Trinamool Congress announced candidates for all constituencies of Bengal.