BJP attacked the Congress governments in Assam and Kerala, alleging they have become "synonymous with bad governance" and people are keen to get "rid" of them.

"In Assam, there is a lot of corruption and law and order is in bad shape. Infiltration is a big concern and people are looking at the BJP-led alliance with hope. We will provide a good alternative," party National Secretary Shrikant Sharma said.

The Election Commission yesterday announced that the elections to five state assemblies of Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Puducherry will be held between April 4 and May 16 and counting of votes on May 19.

Assam will go to polls in two phases on April 4 and 11 while election in West Bengal will be held in six phases on April 4 and 11 (under Phase one), 17, 21, 25, 30 and May 5.

Sharma accused the Mamata Banerjee-led TMC government in West Bengal of failing to fulfill its promises and said it had "belied" the hopes of people who voted it to power to remove the Left front.

"The TMC government is resorting to vote-bank politics in Bengal. BJP is confident that we will perform well in all the states, including Tamil Nadu," he said, claiming that governments of the same alliance at the Centre and states will be good for the latter.

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