In Kerala, the ruling LDF is main in 88 of the 140 meeting constituencies whereas the opposition Congress-headed UDF was ahead in 50 segments.
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan was main by 3,351 votes in his dwelling turf towards his nearest rival C Raghunathan of the Congress, in accordance with Election Commission figures.
The counting of votes for the meeting polls in 4 states and a union territory is being taken up at a time when the nation is grappling with a raging COVID pandemic.
According to tendencies out there for 271 out of 292 constituencies in West Bengal, the TMC was main in 184 whereas the BJP in 84.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was trailing her BJP rival Suvendu Adhikari in Nandigram by 3460 votes after two rounds of counting,
In Tamil Nadu, Chief Minister Okay Palaniswami was main in his dwelling section of Edappadi in Salem district and chief of opposition and DMK president M Okay Stalin was ahead in Kolathur constituency right here, in accordance with early tendencies.
While the DMK was ahead in 76 seats, the AIADMK was in 68, in accordance with tendencies out there for 170 out of 234 constituencies.
The tendencies indicated that the DMK was ahead in constituencies together with Kurinjipadi, Neyveli, Virudhachalam.
BJP’s state unit chief L Murugan was ahead in Dharapuram and AIADMK leaders and state Ministers Okay C Veeramani and Benjamin have been ahead in Jolarpet and Maduravoyal he
In Assam, the ruling BJP-led NDA was main in 71 seats, whereas the Grand Alliance spearheaded by the Congress is ahead in 38 locations, in accordance with out there tendencies.
Assam has a 126-member meeting and 64 seats are wanted for a easy majority.
In Puducherry, the AINRC-led NDA was main in 9 seats whereas the Congress headed alliance was ahead in three segments after first spherical of counting of votes polled in April 6 elections, officers stated.
INRC chief N Rangasamy was main in his constituency
Counting of votes started at 8 AM and proceed late into the night time with as many as 1,100 counting observers watching the method.
Exit polls have forecast a decent contest between the incumbent Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress and the BJP in the essential West Bengal meeting polls and put the ruling saffron mix ahead in Assam whereas projecting that the Left alliance will retain Kerala, a feat unseen in 4 a long time.
For the Congress, the exit polls predicted that it might fall quick in Assam and Kerala and lose in Puducherry to the opposition alliance of AINRC-BJP-AIADMK.
The solely excellent news for the Congress was from Tamil Nadu, the place the exit polls predicted that the DMK-led opposition alliance, of which it’s a half, will trounce the AIADMK-BJP coalition.
The ballot outcomes in the 4 states and the UT are additionally prone to mirror how the dealing with of the COVID pandemic has performed on the voters’ thoughts.
Polling was held in eight phases in West Bengal between March 27 and April 29, in Assam in three phases on March 27, April 1 and 6, whereas votes have been forged in Tamil Nadu, Kerala and the Union Territory of Puducherry in a single part on April 6, when the COVID surge had begun in lots of the states.
Kerala, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal are among the many 11 states that account for 78.22 per cent of the full energetic circumstances, in accordance with the Health ministry.
A 3-tier safety association is in place in West Bengal’s counting centres and 256 firms of central forces deployed throughout 23 districts of the state that voted in a gruelling election marred by violence and cruel private assaults.
The consequence will resolve whether or not Banerjee, who has been in energy for 10 years and is arguably combating the hardest ballot of her political profession, has been in a position to thwart the problem by the battle-hardened election military of the BJP led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah.
The BJP, which had simply three seats in the 294-member Assembly after the polls and went to win 18 out of 42 seats in the 2019 Lok Sabha election, had pulled out all of the stops in the state in a decided bid to oust Banerjee, a vocal critic of Prime Minister Modi, and add one other state to its tally of 17.
The Left-Congress alliance is the third foremost contestant in the state.
In Tamil Nadu, each Dravidian events — AIADMK and DMK — went into the election with out their stalwarts, J Jayalalithaa and M Karunanidhi.
In Kerala, the Left Democratic Front (LDF) is searching for to interrupt the state’s four-decade-old pattern of swinging between the communists and the Congress-led United Democratic Front.
In Assam, the ruling BJP is dealing with a problem from ‘Mahajoth’ or ‘Grand Alliance’ comprising the Congress, AIUDF, Bodoland Peoples’ Front (BPF), CPI(M), CPI, CPI(ML) Liberation, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and the Anchalik Gana Morcha (AGM).
The BJP has an alliance with the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), the United People’s Party Liberal (UPPL) and the Gana Suraksha Party (GSP),
In Puducherry, the AINRC-led NDA and the Congress-led Secular Democratic alliance are in a contest. While AINRC fielded candidates in 16 of the full 30 constituencies the BJP is contesting 9 seats whereas the AIADMK is contesting 5 seats.
Counting will even be held in 4 Lok Sabha seats and 13 meeting seats throughout 13 states the place bypolls have been held.
The EC has banned victory roadshows and car rallies.
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