The campaigning for the assembly elections in Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry will end on Saturday evening.
The polling for 234 seats in Tamil Nadu, 140 constituencies in Kerala and 30 seats in Puducherry will be held on May 16.
The counting of votes in these states, along with Assam and West Bengal will be taken up on Thursday.
In Kerala assembly elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is contesting in 98 seats, the Congress in 87 seats and the CPI-M in 85 seats. There are 782 independent candidates.
A total of 1,203 contestants, including 109 women, are in the fray. About 2, 61, 06,422 registered voters will exercise their franchise.
For the assembly elections in Puducherry, 344 candidates are in the fray, including 96 Independents, 21 women and one transgender.
Tamil Nadu has 234 assembly seats. In the 2011 assembly elections, AIADMK had won 150, DMDK-29, DMK-23, CPM-10, CPI-9 and others-13 seats respectively.