Live: Jayalalithaa, Mamata buck anti-incumbency; BJP wins in Assam

| Updated on January 20, 2018
Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa being greeted with boquet at her residence after her party's victory in the Assembly elections. Photo: R. Ragu

Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa being greeted with boquet at her residence after her party's victory in the Assembly elections. Photo: R. Ragu   -  The Hindu

Celebrations outside West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's residence. Photo: Ashoke Chakraborty

Celebrations outside West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's residence. Photo: Ashoke Chakraborty   -  BusinessLine


AIADMK party workers in jubliant mood.

AIADMK party workers in jubliant mood.   -  BusinessLine

Erode, 19/05/2016: An employees displays EVM before the start of counting at IRTT Engineering College in Erode district, Tamil Nadu, on Thursday. PHOTO: M. GOVARTHAN   -  THEHINDU


TN results

LDF dethrones UDF in Kerala, Congress takes Puducherry

The Bharatiya Janata Party unseated the Congress in Assam, for the first time. Grabbing power in the State is a sign its political influence is expanding beyond its traditional northern and western belt. The BJP won 86 of the 126 seats in the State.

The Congress, which has ruled the State since 2001, won 26 seats. Modi has called the Assam victory an “exceptional win” on Twitter and congratulated his party leaders.

The J Jayalalithaa-led AIADMK bucked the incumbency factor by winning Tamil Nadu for a straight second term. The last time a ruling party returned to power was in 1989. In West Bengal, Trinamool Congress led by Mamata Banerjee is all set for a sweep.

In the Union Territory of Puducherry, the Congress-DMK combinination will be in the hotseat; with a simple majority of 17 in the 30-member Assembly. In Kerala, the CPI(M)-led Left Democratic Front landed a blow of the United Democratic Front with a massive win with the front securing 85 seats. For the first time, the BJP opened its account in the 140-member State Assembly.

8.25 p.m.: TN: Constituency name: Dr R K Nagar J JAYALALITHAA AIADMK 97,218 defeats SHIMLA MUTHUCHOZHAN DMK 57,673 by a margin of 39,545 votes

8.05 pm.: Kerala: Nemom: Winning candidate: O Rajagopal (BJP) Total Votes Polled: 1,42,882

O Rajagopal BJP 67,813 2. wins by a margin of 8,671 votes beating his nearest rival V Sivankutty CPI(M) 59,142 3.

7.15 p.m: Kerala: Ramesh Chennithala INC 75,980 beat his nearest rival P Prasad CPI 57,359 by a margin of 18,621 votes

6:44 pm: In Puthuppally, Kerala's outgoing chief minister Oommen Chandy polled 71,597 votes, defeating CPI-M rival Jaik C Thomas by a margin of 27,092 votes.

In Malampuzha, LDF's VS Achutanandan won 73,299 votes, beating BJP candidate C Krishnakumar, who polled 46,157, by a margin of 23,142 votes.

Kerala's Social Justice Minister MK Muneer (IUML) wins Kozhikode (South) by a margin of 6327 votes, beating nearest rival Abdul Wahab of INL.

5.53 pm: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa retains RK Nagar constituency defeating DMK rival by 39,545 votes. Jayalalithaa secured 97,218 votes against Shimla Muthuchozhan, who polled 57,673 votes.

West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh beats sitting Congress MLA Gyan Singh Sohanpal from the Kharagpur Sadar seat in West Midnapore district by 6,309 votes. 91-year-old Sohanpal is the senior-most member of the outgoing Assembly.

Outgoing Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi wins from Titabor constituency for the fourth consecutive term. He defeated BJP MP Kamakhya Prasad Tasa by 17,495 votes

5.46 pm: DMK Treasurer MK Stalin retained the Kolathur constituency by a margin of 37,730 votes. Stalin secured 91,303 votes, defeating his nearest AIADMK rival JCD Prabhakar, who polled 53,573 votes.

Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) founder Thol Thirumaavalavan lost by a thin margin of 87 votes in Kattumannarkoil (SC) constituency. The Dalit leader, who contested as the candidate of DMDK - People’s Welfare Front - TMC, lost to AIADMK’s N Murugumaran. Thirumalavan polled 48,363 votes, while Murugumaran, a sitting MLA, got 48,450 votes.

5.33 pm: CPI-M state secretary Surjya Kanta Mishra, who was the Opposition leader in the outgoing Assembly, lost his Narayangarh seat in West Midnapore district to Trinamool Congress nominee Prodyut Kumar Ghosh by 13,589 votes.

5.20 pm: BJP state election convener Himanta Biswa Sarma wins Jalukbari constituency defeating Congress rival Niren Deka by a record 85,935 votes.

5.15 pm: Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee wins from Bhabanipur constituency defeating her closest rival Deepa Dasmunshi of Congress by 25,301 votes.

4.49 pm: People have rejected ‘corrupt’ UDF govt: Prakash Karat. Read more

4.30 pm: Final party position in the Assembly elections in the Union territory of Puducherry.

No of seats: 30

Results declared: 30

Congress: 15

DMK: 2



Independent: 1

4.13 pm: NDA headed for landslide victory in Assam. Read more

3.55 pm: Former Indian football captain and Trinamool candidate Bhaichung Bhutia was defeated from Siliguri by 14,072 votes. Siliguri Mayor and former CPI-M minister Ashok Bhattacharya won the seat.

3.51 pm: Tamil Nadu: DMK President M Karunanidhi wins the Thiruvarur constituency with a margin of 68,366 votes.

3.46 pm: O Rajagopal scripts history; BJP makes debut in Kerala. Click here to read more

3.41 pm: Congress-DMK combine storms to power in Puducherry; wins simple majority of 17 in the 30-member Assembly. Read more

3.29 pm: CPI(M)-LDF heading for massive win in Kerala.

3.26 pm: Jayalalithaa says TN verdict against DMK’s family rule. More on this

3.18 pm: Congress appears set to grab power in Puducherry. Read more

3.12 pm: Tamil Nadu: V Radhakrishnan (AIADMK) defeated K Anbazhagan (DMK) by 4,778 votes in Mayiladuthurai.

Durai Murugan (DMK) retained Katpadi, defeating S R K Appu (AIADMK) by a margin of 23,946 votes.

2.59 pm: Assam: South Salmara: AIUDF Chief and Dhubri Lok Sabha MP Badruddin Ajmal loses to Congress candidate Wajed Ali Choudhury by 16723 votes.

2.48 pm: Former West Bengal cricket captain Laxmi Ratan Shukla wins Howrah North seat on a Trinamool ticket by defeating his nearest rival Santosh Kumar Pathak of the Congress by 26,959 votes.

2.46 pm: The expressions of the party workers says it all in these pictures from across the country. See the slideshow

(Union Donner Minister Jitendra Singh (middle) and Mahendra Singh (left), BJP's Assam-in-charge, along with BJP supporters celebrating after winning what looks like a majority of seats in the Assam assembly elections in Guwahati on Thursday. -- Ritu Raj Konwar)

2.37 pm: West Bengal Finance and Industry Minister Amit Mitra retains his Khardaha seat by defeating CPI(M)’s Asim Kumar Dasgupta by 21,200 votes.

2.36 pm: Kerala: Former Union minister O Rajagopal of BJP wins from Nemom in Thiruvananthapuram defeating sitting MLA V Sivankutty of CPI-M.

2.27 pm: Assam: Of the 20 seat results declared by the Election Commission, 11 have been won by the BJP.

In 2 each the INC, UDF and the Bodoland People's Front have been victorious, while the Asom Gana Parishad has won 3. BJP is currently leading in 49, INC in 23, UDF and BPF in 10 seats, AGP in 11 and Independents in 3 seats.

2.22 pm: Kerala: CPI(M) leader Pinarayi Vijayan elected from Dharamadom in Kannur district, defeating nearest rival Mambaram Divakaran of Congress by 36,905 votes.

2.10 pm: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy declared elected from Puthuppally in Kottayam district defeating nearest rival Jaick C Thomas of CPI(M) by 27,092 votes.

Former Finance Minister K M Mani (KC-M-UDF) wins from Pala against Mani C Kappan (NCP-LDF) by a margin of 4,703 votes.

2.05 pm: In Kerala, 101 of the 140 seats have been declared


CPI (M) – 46

INC- 14

Nationalist Congress Party- 2

IUML— 11

Kerala Congress (M): 4

Communist Marxist Party Kerala State Committee- 1

Kerala Congress (Jacob)- 1

Kerala Congress (B)- 1

Independent- 4

Janata Dal (Secular) – 1

Congress (Secular)- 1

1.57 pm: Assam: Bokakhat: AGP President Atul Bora defeats sitting Congress MLA Arun Phukan by 40,193 votes.

1.51 pm: In Kerala 88 of the 140 seats have been declared


CPI (M) - 39

INC- 13

Nationalist Congress Party- 2


Kerala Congress (M): 4

1.50 pm: Jayalalithaa to create history with second term win in Tamil Nadu. Click here to read more

1.47 pm: Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala (Congress) wins from Haripad by a margin of 18,621 votes defeating P Prasad of CPI.

1.46 pm: Excise Minister K Babu defeated by a margin of 4,467 votes by M Swaraj of CPI(M) in Tripunithura constituency.

1.36 pm: West Bengal: Mamata Banerjee's TMC has won 9 seats and is leading in another 205. More on this

INC has won its first seat and leads in 42, CPM leads in 24, BJP in 4, Forward Bloc in 2, GJM in 3, CPI, RSP and an Independent candidate are leading in one each.

1.35 pm: DMK opens in account in Tamil Nadu wining its first seat.

The AIADMK has won 5 of the 6 seats which have been declared so far.

1.32 pm: Trinamool Congress head for a resounding victory in West Bengal.

1.29 pm: Puducherry PCC President A Namassivayam wins in Villianur, defeating nearest AINRC rival Theni C Jayakumar by margin of over 8,000 votes.

1.25 pm: AIADMK has won all the 5 seats which have been declared in Tamil Nadu till now.

1.22 pm: The BJP and the AIUDF win their first seats in Assam.

BJP is leading in another 56 while the AIUDF in 8. INC leads in 25, AGP in 16, BPF in 12 and Independents lead in 6 seats.

1.14 pm: AIADMK has won all the three seats in Tamil Nadu for which results have been declared so far

1.13 pm: West Bengal

In Arambagh, Trinamool candidate Krishna Chandra Santra won by 36,457 votes defeating his nearest rival Asit Malik of CPI(M).

In Kashipur-Belgachia seat, Trinamool’s Mala Saha won by 25,810 votes against CPI(M)’s Kaninika Bose.

In the remaining 290 seats, Trinamool is leading in 205 seats, while the Left-Congress alliance is leading in 77 seats.

1.12 pm: Results of 71 seats declared out of 140 seats in Kerala

Communist Party of India 11

Communist Party of India (Marxist) 32

Indian National Congress 11

Nationalist Congress Party 2

Indian Union Muslim League 5

Kerala Congress (M) 4

Communist Marxist Party Kerala State Committee 1

Kerala Congress (Jacob) 1

Kerala Congress (B) 1

1.04 pm: The AIADMK has won both the seats for which results have been declared in Tamil Nadu.

No final seat result is out in Assam yet, but BJP is looking comfortable.

It is leading in 56, while INC leads in 27, AGP in 15, Bodoland People's Front in 12, UDF in 9, CPM in 1 and independent candidates are leading in 6 seats.

1.03 pm: West Bengal: Leads are now known for all constituency seats.

Trinamool Congress has already won 4, while it is leading in another 205. INC is leading in 45, CPM in 27, BJP is leading in 4 Forward Block in 2, GJM in 3 and CPI, RSP and an Independent are leading in one each.

1.01 pm: DMK wins one seat in Puducherry. Till now 16 of the 30 results have been declared.

INC has won 7, All India NR Congress 7 and one seat each has gone to an Independent and INC.

12.59 pm: Kerala: A P Anil Kumar (Cong-UDF) defeats K Nishant (CPI-M-LDF) by a margin of 23,864 votes in Wandoor.

Industries minister, P K Kunhalikutty, (IUML-UDF) defeats P P Basheer (CPI-M-LDF) by a margin of 38,057 votes in Vengara constituency.

Results a setback and unexpected: Kerala CM Oommen Chandy.

12.58 pm: AINRC, Congress win six seats each in Puducherry

12.56 pm: VCK leader Thol Thirumavalavan trailing AIADMK and Congress in Kattumannarkoil (SC) constituency.

12.55 pm: Kerala: CPI(M) veteran V S Achutanandan wins from Malampuzha constituency by a margin of 23,142 votes, defeating C Krishna Kumar of BJP.

12.48 pm: AIADMK Bags first seat in Tamil Nadu

12.47 pm: Kerala poll seats position


CPI (M) - 19

INC- 8

Nationalist Congress Party- 2

IUML-- 3

Communist Marxist Party Kerala State Committee- 1

Kerala Congress (Jacob)- 1

Kerala Congress (B)- 1

Independent- 3

12.43 pm: Tamil Nadu: Jayalalithaa claims victory; says the outcome has put an end to the family politics of DMK

12.34 pm: Assam: Leads are now known for all the 126 constituencies.

BJP leads in 55, INC in 25, AGP in 15, Bodoland People's Front in 12, CPM leads in 1, while Independent candidates lead in 6 seats.

12.33 pm: Seats Won at 12.30




All India NR Congress - 7

Independent- 1



CPI (M) - 16

INC- 4

Nationalist Congress Party- 2

IUML-- 2

Communist Marxist Party Kerala State Committee- 1

Kerala Congress (Jacob)- 1

Kerala Congress (B)- 1

Independent- 1


Sitting MLA K S Sabarinathan of Congress wins by 21,314 votes against A A Rasheed of CPI(M) in Aruvikkara constituency.

K Kunhiraman of CPI(M) wins by a margin of 3,832 votes against K Sudhakaran of Congress from Udma in Kasargod district.

P T Thomas of Congress wins by a margin of 11,996 votes defeating Sebastian Paul (LDF-ind) in Thrikakara constituency.

Roji M John of Congress defeats Benny Moonjely (JDS-LDF) by 9,186 votes in Angamally constituency.

N A Nellikkunnu (IUML-UDF) defeats Ravisha Thantri Kuntar (BJP-NDA) by 8,607 votes in Kasaragod.

Kovur Kunjumon (RSP(L)-LDF) wins by a margin of 20,529 votes against his rival Ullas Kovoor (RSP-UDF) from Kunnathur constituency.

Agriculture Minister K P Mohanan (JDU-UDF) defeated by Shailaja Teacher (CPI-M-LDF) by a margin of 12,291 votes in Kuthuparamba constituency.

V Satyan of CPI(M) wins by a margin of 40,383 votes against nearest rival K Chandra Babu (RSP-UDF) in Attingal constituency.

Sitting MLA V Sasi (CPI-LDF) wins by a marign of 14,322 votes against his rival K S Ajit kumar of Congreses in Chirayinkeezhu consitutency in Thiruvananthapuram district.

In Neyyatinkara, CPI(M)’s S K Ansalan wins the seat from Congress sitting MLA R Selvaraj by 9,543 votes.

Actor K B Ganesh Kumar (Kerala congress(b)-LDF) defeats actor P V Jagadeesh Kumar of Congress by a margin of 24,562 votes in Pathanapuram constituency in Kollam district.

In Payyannur, C Krishnan of CPI(M) wins by 40,263 votes against his rival Sajith Mavvan of Congress by 40,623 votes.

Mattannur: E P Jayarajan of CPI(M) wins by a margin of 43,381 votes against A P Prashanth of (JDU-UDF).

M Naushad (CPI(M) wins by margin of 28,803 votes from Eravipuram in kollam district against sitting RSP-UDF MLA A A Azeez.

In Kayamkulam, U Pratibha Hari of CPI(M) wins by a margin of 11,857 vtoes against M Liju of Congress.

12.30 pm: Trinamool Congress wins its first three seats in West Bengal.

It Is leading in 211, while INC is leading in 44, CPM in 23, GJM in 3, Forward Block in 2, CPI, RSP and Independent lead in one each.

12.24 pm: All elected members of TMC will meet at 12.30 hrs tomorrow to elect their leader: Mamata Banerjee

12.20 pm: We have ideological differences with BJP but we will always support on issues that are beneficial to the people. We will support GST: Mamata Banerjee

12.18 pm: TMC bags Shyampukur, Chowringhee seats in Kolkata

12.11 pm: Tamil Nadu: DMK chief M Karunanidhi is leading by 29,372 votes over AIADMK’s A N R Paneerselvam in Tiruvarur constituency.

12.10 pm: Puducherry Chief Minister and AINRC founder N Rangasamy wins Indira Nagar Assembly constituency.

Party position at 12 noon

No of seats: 30

Results declared: 6


Congress 4

12.09 pm: West Bengal: It is an unprecedented victory despite a joint opposition unleashing violence, says Mamata Banerjee on TMC’s election win. I thank people of Bengal from bottom of my heart for keeping faith in TMC. The opposition had spun a web of lies, she added. People of West Bengal have rejected attempts to mislead them, and the conspiracies. Development will be my priority, she further said.

12.06 pm: Kerala: Labour minister Shibu Baby John (RSP-UDF) defeated by N Vijayan Pillai (CMP-LDF) by a margin of 6,189 votes in Chavara in Kollam.

12.04 pm: NDA leading in 72 seats in Assam, Congress leading in 21. More on this

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today termed the BJP’s victory in Assam as “historic” and “phenomenal”

11.43 am: PM speaks to Sarbanand Sonwal to congratulate him on poll win, says BJP will do everything possible to fulfil dreams of people of Assam.

11.40 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi calls up Jayalalithaa and Mamata Banerjee to congratulate them on poll victory.

11.31 am: DMK Treasurer M K Stalin is leading in Kolathur constituency by 2,758 votes.

Stalin, seeking re-election from the seat, was leading with 6,182 votes over his nearest AIADMK rival J D C Prabhakar (3,424 votes)

11.30 am: BJP’s Tamil Nadu unit President Tamilisai Soundararajan is trailing in Virugambakkam constituency.

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi is leading by 3642 votes over his BJP rival Kamakhya Prasad Tasa in Titabar constituency.

BJP’s chief ministerial candidate Sarbananda Sonowal is leading by 3,886 votes over Congress sitting MLA Rajib Lochan Pegu in Majuli (ST) constituency.

11.27 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweets congratulating Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa on her victory in the Assembly elections.

11.24 am: Election results: Congress faces historic defeat. Read more

11.23 am: West Bengal: With 213 leads out of 294 constituencies, it is party time for the Trinamool.

CPM leads in 23, INC in 41, GJM and Forward Bloc are both leading in 3, while CPI, RSP and Independents are leading in one each.

11.19 am: West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee is leading by 1,499 votes in Bhawanipur Assembly constituency over her nearest rival Congress candidate Deepa Dasmunshi.

11.18 am: BJP is clearly in the saddle in Assam with the party leading in 50 seats out of 124 results known.

INC leads in 26, UDF in 14, AGP in 15, Bodoland People's front in 11 while 7 Independents are forging ahead.

Latest trends in Tamil Nadu, according to EC. Read more

11.17 am: Kerala: V Joy of CPI(M) wins by 2,386 votes against sitting MLA Varkala Kahar of Congress in Varkala.

Sitting MLA G S Jayalal (CPI-LDF) wins by 34,407 votes against his BJP rival B B Gopakumar at Chattanoor.

11.15 am: Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) chief ministerial candidate Anbumani Ramadoss is trailing in Pennagaram constituency.

Ramadoss is behind the DMK candidate Inbasekaran and AIADMK nominee K P Munusamy.

11.09 am: West Bengal: TMC crosses 200 mark; Congress emerges second largest party. More on this

11.06 am: DMDK-PWF-TMC combine Chief Ministerial candidate Vijaykant trailing at the third spot in Ulundurpet.

AIADMK is leading in the segment followed by DMK.

11 am: Results as of 11 am:

Puducherry: Indian National Congress 4 seats

All India NR Congress 2 seats


CPI (M) 3


10.59 am: Makkalal nan makkalu kakave nan. Amma ku theriyum than kuzhanrhaiku Enna vendum endrum. Nan solvadaiyum driven solladathaiyumseiven.

The dialogue keeps repeating as AIADMK party workers cry out jubilantly. Nothing could stop them.

(Photo by: Swathi Moorthy)

10.58 am: Kerala: LDF candidate Kadakampally Surendran wins Kazhakoottam constituency in Thiruvananthapuram district by a margin of 7347 votes against his nearest rival V Muraleedharan of BJP.

CPI opens account in Kerala assembly wins first seat.

10.57 am: Puducherry: Congress leader and former Puducherry Chief Minister V Vaithilingam retains Kamaraj Nagar constituency by a margin of 5106 votes over nearest rival, P Ganesan of AIADMK.

10.56 am: Indian National Congress wins 4th seat in Puducherry

10.54 am: Kerala: Continuing its winning streak the CPI (M) wins its third seat in the Assembly.

10.50 am: The CPI (M) has bagged both the seats for which results have been declared in Kerala.

10.48 am: Indian National Congress wins third seat in Puducherry

10.47 am: Assam lead results cross 100 mark, with BJP leading in 39, INC in 21, Asom Gana Parishad leads in 17, UDF in 14, Bodoland People's Front in 10 and Independent in 7.

10.46 am: All India NR Congress wins second seat in Puducherry

10.45 am: Of the 203 constituencies for which the status of counting is known in Tamil Nadu, AIADMK is leading in 120, DMK in 68, PML in 5 and IUML in 1 The Indian National Congress is leading in 7 constituencies in the state at present

10.43 am: Tamil Nadu: AIADMK is now leading in 120 seats, DMK in 68, Congress in 7, PMK in 5 & IUML&MMK, Puthiya Tamilagam 1 each

West Bengal: Trinamool crosses the 200 seat lead mark. It is leading in 206, while the CPM is in 25, the INC in 40, BJP in 7 seats and Forward Block in 3 seats.

10.42 am: Puducherry: The Indian National Congress that has won two of the three seats in Puducherry is leading in another two constituencies.

The All India NR Congress which has won one seat is leading in another 5 constituencies. An Independent is leading in 1 constituency

10.40 am: Kerala: CPI-M veteran V S Achuthanandan establishes lead of over 10,000 votes over rival C Krishnakumar of NDA.

10.38 am: INC wins second seat in Puducherry

Communist Party of India (Marxist) is leading in 50 of the 129 constituencies for which counting is currently on going.

The CPI is leading in 18 constituencies, INC in 21, IUML in 17 and BJP in 1

10.37 am: Tamil Nadu: With Jayalalitha leading, AIADMK party office is in a quite jubilant mood. Possiblity of her breaking the anti-incumbency record has added to the celebration starting from the sweet distribution, fire crackers and complete with paal abhishekam to MGR statue in party office. Women especially on a high note at the victory.

DMK office was relatively less crowded though party workers tried to keep up the momentum, reports Swathi Moorthy

10.34 am: CPI (M) wins one seat in Kerala

10.32 am: Tamil Nadu: The AIADMK has garnered 41.8 per cent of the votes which have been counted till 10.22 a.m.

DMK has got 29.9 per cent of the votes counted while Indian National Congress has gained 6.8 per cent.

BJP vote share among votes counted is at 2.1 per cent.

1.2 per cent of the votes counted had clicked on None of the Above.

10.31 am: Congress is leading in seven seats in Tamil Nadu.

AIADMK leading in 110 constituencies, DMK in 67, Congress in 7, PMK in 5 and IUML and MMK 1 each.

10.28 am: Kerala: CPI-M politburo member Pinarayi Vijayan is leading by over 23,000 votes against nearest Congress rival Mambaram Divakaran in Dharmadam constituency in Kannur.

10.22 am: Puducherry: The Indian National Congress has won 1 seat. Out of the 30 seats results have been declared.

10.18 am: PMK leading in about 5 seats, according to EC numbers.

10.16 am: AIDMK is leading in 101 constituencies, DMK in 47 constituencies, PMK in 5 and IUML in 1 of the 159 Assembly constituencies for which leads are available.

10.08 am: According to latest EC numbers

Tamil Nadu: AIADMK is leading in 84 constituencies, DMK in 39, Congress in 2, PMK in 3, and MMK and IUML one each.

West Bengal: TMC - 172, BJP - 5, GJM - 3, CPI - 1, CPI-M - 25, Congress - 32, Forward Bloc - 3, RSP - 2

Assam: BJP leads in 25 out of the 77 seat results known. INC leads in 14, UDF in 8, AGP in 16, BGP in 1 and Independents are leading in 4 seats.

10.03 am: Tamil Nadu: The AIADMK is leading in 75 of the 116 constituencies. DMK is leading in 35, INC in 2 and PMK in 3

10.00 am: Puducherry: All India NR Congress wins 1 seat and is leading in 4 other seats.

INC leads in 4 constituencies and Independent in 1.

9.58 am: As per EC website, lead numbers in West Bengal

TMC- 142


CPI - 1

RSP- 2

Forward Bloc - 1

Independent - 1

Congress - 26

BJP - 6

GJM - 2

9.57 am: In Kerala of the 106 of 140 Assembly Constituency for which leads are available.

CPM leads in 39, CPI in 16, INC in 20 IUML in 14 and BJP in 2

9.56 am: AIADMK is leading in 75 constituencies, DMK in 35, Congress in 2, PMK in 3 and IUML in 1, according to EC numbers

9.50 am: Kerala: Chief Minister Oommen Chandy is leading by 6,884 votes in Puthupally over his nearest CPI(M) rival Jaik P Thomas after first round of counting.

9.49 am: Jayalalithaa leading by over 5,000 votes in R K Nagar constituency.

AIADMK leading in 47 constituencies, DMK in 24, Congress in 2, PMK in 3 and IUML in 1. Read more

9.47 am: Assam: Status of leads is known for 24 seats out of 126 constituencies.

BJP leads in 10, INC in 6, Bodoland People's front in 5, Asom Gana Parishad in 2 and United Democratic front in 1.

9.46 am: Puducherry: Status from 4 of the 30 constituencies shows All India NR Congress (AINRC) leading in 3 Assembly constituencies and Indian National Congress in 1.

9.41 am: West Bengal: Status of leads is known for 114 seats out of 294 constituencies.

Trinamool Congress is clearly leading with 112 leads, CPM with 14, INC with 18, CPI with 1, Revolutionary Socialist Party with 1, Gorkha Janmukti Morcha in 2 and an Independent in 1.

In Tamil Nadu, according EC numbers, AIADMK is leading in 35 constituencies, DMK in 19, Congress in 3 and PMK in 2 and MMK in 1.

9.37 am: Tami Nadu: Congress which is part of the DMK alliance, is leading in 3 constituencies.

9.34 am: Voters in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry have made use of None Of The Above option (NOTA).

In Kerala 0.5 per cent of the votes counted

In Tamil Nadu 1.1 per cent of the votes counted

In Puducherry 1.8 per cent of votes counted

9.30 am: Assam: Out of 13 leads, BJP leads in 6 seats, Bodoland People's Front in 3, United Democratic Front in 1 and INC in 3.

9.27 am: Tamil Nadu: First round of counting in completed till 9.22 a.m. This includes Egmore and Dr Radhakrishnan Nagar

9.25 am: West Bengal: Thirty-two leads are in, of which Trinamool Congress leads in 23, INC in 5, CPM in 3 and BJP in one seat.

9.24 am: Tamil Nadu: Thol.Thirumavalavan of VCK is trailing in his constituency. AIADMK is leading in all constituencies in Tirupur district

9.22 am: At Thuraiyur, DMK was initially trailing but forged ahead. It was also leading in Thiruvaiyaru.

AIADMK was leading in Mayiladuthurai, Poompuhar, Sankari, Udhagamandalam and Athur, Election Commission said quoting early trends.

9.21 am: Assam: BJP leads in 3, Indian National Congress in 2 and Bodoland People's Front in one seat.

9.19 am: Tamil Nadu: AIADMK appears to be leading in about 95 seats and DMK in 75 seats.

9.18 am: According to initial trends, DMDK chief Vijaykanth trails in Ullundurpet.

PMK seems to be leading in a constituency.

09.15 am: According to latest trends, AIADMK appears to be leading in more seats in western and southern parts of Tamil Nadu, while DMK is surging in northern Tamil Nadu.

9.12 am: Trinamool Congress takes lead in 16 seats of Bengal; Congress in 4, CPI-M and BJP in one each.

9.11 am: Round one of counting not yet completed in Puducherry for the Union Territory's 30 Assembly constituencies

9.10 am: Latest trends indicate that AIADMK is leading in more number of constituencies. The gap between AIADMK and DMK is very small. AIADMK Chief Jayalalithaa, DMK Chief M Karunanidhi and his son M K Stalin are leading their respective constituencies.

9.06 am Tamil Nadu

Status known For 5 out of 234 constituencies

AIADMK leads in 3 Assembly seats DMK Leads in 2 Assembly constituencies

9.04 am: Kerala : The LDF is now leading in 81 seats against 48 by the ruling UDF in the first hour of counting in 140 constituencies.

9.01 am: West Bengal: Outgoing finance minister Amit Mitra takes early lead in Khardah. Leader of Opposition Surya Kanta Mishra takes early lead in home seat, Narayangarh.

8.58 am: Puducherry: Indian National Congress leads in 1 of 30 Assembly constituency

8.56 am: LDF leads in 29 seats. NDA in 1 UDF in 28 OTHERS 3

8.51 am: Kerala: LDF leading in 18 seats

Early trends show CPI-M-led LDF leading in 18 seats and Congress-headed UDF in 13.

Kerala Minister AP Anil Kumar (Cong) is leading by 2,325 votes in Wandoor constituency and minister KC Joseph (Cong) leading by 635 votes at Irrikur in Kannur district. Former Finance minister, KM Mani, is leading by 155 votes in Pala. LDF candidates leading include Ramachandran Kadanapally in Kannur, A M Shamseer (Thalassery), James Mathew (Thalaiparambu) and Mathew T Thomas of JDS in Pathnamthitta.

Others are leading in one segment.

8.48 am: Tamil Nadu: Latest trends also indicate tough fight between the two big Dravidian parties. Others are yet to open their numbers. No sign of third front, BJP or other parties leading in any place. In most of the constituencies, its either AIADMK or DMK

8.47 am: BJP takes early lead in North Kolkata seat of Jorasankho; TMC leads in 4 others of the city.

8.42 am: Leads in Kerala

LDF 29


UDF 28


8.41 am: AIADMK candidates leading in Ambur, Nanguneri, Omalur, Orathanadu.

DMK candidates inThiruvaiyaru, Tirukkoyilur,, Saidapet (Chernnai), Attur

8.40 am: The DMK has secured early lead in Tamil Nadu in 8 seats, followed by the AIADMK in 5.

In West Bengal, TMC is ahead in 71 seats, Left in 24 and the BJP in 2.

In Kerala, LDF is leading in 38, UDF in 31 and the BJP in 1.

8.32 am: Counting of votes for the 232 Assembly constituencies in Tamil Nadu, will decide the fate of over 3,700 candidates. More on this

8.31 am: Initial trends show neck-and-neck competition between AIADMK and DMK with the former leading in about 6 constituencies and the latter in 8 constituencies.

8.23 am: First trends available when counting of postal votes is in progress in 64 constituencies in Kerala, the LDF is leading in 36, the ruling UDF in 27 and the BJP in one. Here's more

8.22 am: The votes will decide the fate of 1,203 contestants, including 109 women, in Kerala. More on this

Poll position: Barring Mamata Banerjee, exit polls predicted a rout for all the other incumbent chief ministers. Read more

The results will pose yet another challenge for the Congress, which is fighting to retain two States — Kerala and Assam.

The results will end the suspense on one of the hardest-fought poll battles in Tamil Nadu history. Arrayed in the field are five major players with four chief minister-hopefuls. Forecasts of the outcome were mixed ahead: while most exit polls predicted a win for the DMK, one said the AIADMK would return. Read more

Published on May 19, 2016

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