Election results LIVE: Mamata wins Bengal, DMK TN, LDF Kerala, BJP Assam

Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Assam, Puducherry Election Results 2021 Live Updates: Counting of votes to the legislative assemblies of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, West Bengal, Assam and the union territory of Puducherry is underway. The Assembly elections 2021 were held amid a surge in Covid-19 cases across the country – a second wave that has ridden the country to an unprecedented crisis, even as hospitals struggle with oxygen and beds.

Number of seats in the four states and 1 UT are as follows: Assam (126), West Bengal (294 seats), Tamil Nadu (234 seats), Kerala (140 seats) and Puducherry (30 seats).

West Bengal election result 2021 LIVE updates: While the counting of votes for the 294-seat West Bengal election 2021 is underway, the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress (TMC) has already a majority in the West Bengal assembly by winning 196 of the 292 seats where polling was held. Mamata lost to Suvendu Adhikari after EC retracted its earlier announcement of her win from Nandigram.

 
Tamil Nadu election result 2021 LIVE: After a decade in Opposition, the DMK won a convincing victory over arch-rival AIADMK in Tamil Nadu. M K Stalin, the 68-year-old DMK president, is all set to become the Chief Minister for the first time. Counting of votes for the 234-seat Tamil Nadu election 2021 is underway. DMK-led alliance is ahead in 155 seats, followed by AIADMK in 78 assembly constituencies. 

 
Kerala election results LIVE updates: The Left rewrote history in Kerala on Sunday by becoming the first government to get a second term in four decades. Pinarayi Vijayan, the 76-year-old CPI(M) leader, became the third chief minister in Kerala's history to be re-elected and the first to continue in office after completing a full term. The LDF is expected to finish between 95 and 100 seats, eclipsing its 2016 tally of 91 seatss, while the opposition United Democratic Front (UDF) is leading in 41 seats.

 
Assam election result 2021: The BJP-led NDA is set to form the government in Assam for the second consecutive time, as the ruling alliance according to the latest trends is likely to win 74 seats in the 126-member Assembly. The Congress-led "Mahajot" is expected to win 50 seats.

Puducherry election result 2021: The AINRC-led National Democratic Alliance will take power in union territory Puducherry after winning 16 seats in the 30-member assembly. The Congress alliance won nine seats and other parties four.

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BJP workers being attacked, says Swapan Dasgupta

BJP leader Swapan Dasgupta who lost elections in West Bengal has alleged his party workers are being "targeted" after the Trinamool Congress's victory.

 

It's BJP again in Assam, but who will be the next chief minister?

Although there was no doubt that the ruling BJP-led alliance in Assam will form the government, there was little clarity about the next chief minister in the state, with Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma adding to the mystery by declaring only that the next CM would be from the BJP, without naming Sarbananda Sonowal, the CM of the outgoing government.
 
The party, which fought in alliance with the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and the United People’s Party Liberal, had originally claimed it would win 100 seats. But the BJP chief in the state, Ranjeet Das, claimed hours before the result that the BJP would win 83 seats. The party could fall short of this figure as it is currently well ahead in 78 of the state's 126 Assembly constituencies. The Opposition Grand Alliance spearheaded by the Congress is ahead in 45 constituencies, but has given up hope of forming a government. Read on...

Centre-state relationship: Going just got tougher for Narendra Modi govt

A more assertive non-Congress, non-BJP opposition is on the cards after the stupendous victory of the Trinamool Congress in West Bengal, the Left Front in Kerala, and the DMK alliance in Tamil Nadu.
 
This is bound to manifest itself in fora like the GST Council, but more immediately in the distribution of vaccines to handle the Covid-19 pandemic, as both Pinarayi Vijayan and Mamata Banerjee announced tackling the pandemic would be their top priority and made it clear that a slowdown in vaccine delivery to states not ruled by the BJP would not be tolerated. At her press conference after the results, Banerjee said her fight will be to ensure free vaccines to everyone across the country. Read on...

75% jobs to locals in Tamil Nadu: Will poll promise translate into policy?

The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) and its allies cruised to a comfortable victory in Tamil Nadu, dislodging the 10-year-old All India Anna DMK (AIADMK) government, led by EK Palaniswami.
 
DMK President M K Stalin, who inherited the political legacy of his father and long-time chief minister M Karunanidhi, is set to occupy the office at Chennai’s Fort St Geroge.
The Congress, the Left parties, and the Viduthalai Chiruthagal Katchi (VCK) are part of the DMK-helmed alliance. Read on...

Puducherry election result 2021 LIVE: On back of ally, BJP finds another key opening in South

The NR Congress on Sunday won eight seats in Puducherry and its ally BJP secured four while the Congress-led Secular Democratic Alliance (SDA) emerged victorious in three constituencies as the counting continued for the votes polled in the April 6 elections.
 
As the results for 14 out of 30 assembly seats were declared, the AINRC bagged eight, BJP three, DMK one and Congress two, the Election Commission said. Read on...

West Bengal election result LIVE: Mamata Banerjee's wheelchair stops the BJP juggernaut in West Bengal

May 2, 2021, the hundredth birth anniversary of filmmaker Satyajit Ray, will forever belong to Mamata Banerjee. Defeating all odds, the Trinamool Congress (TMC), headed by her, coasted to a comfortable and credible majority in West Bengal, winning 216 seats, bettering its performance of 211 in the outgoing Assembly. While she lost her own seat, Nandigram, her party’s performance elicited opposition congratulations from across the country. Read on...

Historic day for Left: In Kerala, gets second term but fails to bag even one seat in West Bengal

The Left rewrote history in Kerala on Sunday by becoming the first government to get a second term in four decades but its fortunes fell to a historic low in West Bengal where it failed to bag even one seat, resulting in its complete decimation in a state it once ruled for over three decades.
 
The Left's fall in Bengal was a sharp one. It not only drew a blank in the 2019 national elections but lost its traditional supporters to the BJP, as conceded by its own leaders.
 
Matters came to such a pass that the 2021 assembly polls became a bipolar contest between the BJP and the TMC, with the CPI(M), CPI and the Congress playing in the background.
 
The CPI(M) in a politburo statement said the results of the five assembly polls were a resounding defeat for the BJP, but shed very little light on its own losses.

Tamil Nadu election result 2021 LIVE updates: Kamal Haasan loses to BJP's Vanathi Srinivasan in Coimbatore

Makkal Needhi Maiam Chief Kamal Haasan loses to BJP women's wing national President Vanathi Srinivasan in Coimbatore South constituency
 

Mamata Banerjee wins West Bengal again, to take vaccine fight to Centre now

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee landed a landslide victory for her Trinamool Congress (TMC) in the West Bengal Assembly election, the result of which was announced on Sunday, decimating the challenges by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). But there remains a confusion over the outcome in Nandigram, the seat of her prestige fight with former party colleague and now a BJP member, Suvendu Adhikari. Read on...

Kerala election result 2021 LIVE updates: Kadakampally Surendran wins from Kazhakkoottam constituency

Kerala election result 2021 LIVE updates: Kadakampally Surendran wins from Kazhakkoottam constituency

TMC writes to Chief Electoral office, West Bengal for, "immediate re-counting of votes in Nandigram votes"


Election results 2021 LIVE: Sonia Gandhi congratulates Mamata Banerjee, M K Stalin

Congress Interim President Sonia Gandhi has spoken to Mamata Banerjee and MK Stalin over phone and congratulated them for their victory in assembly polls

West Bengal election result 2021 LIVE: TMC demands recounting in Nandigram

West Bengal election result 2021 LIVE: TMC demands recounting in Nandigram

3-member TMC delegation meets CEO in Kolkata, seek recount of votes in Nandigram

Three-member Trinamool Congress delegation is meeting Chief Electoral Officer at EC Office in Kolkata seeking a recount of votes in Nandigram and other issues

Assam election result 2021 LIVE: CM Sarbananda Sonowal wins from Majuli constituency, as per ECI

Assam election result 2021 LIVE: CM Sarbananda Sonowal wins from Majuli constituency, as per ECI

Assam election result 2021 LIVE: CM Sarbananda Sonowal wins from Majuli constituency, as per ECI

Assam election result 2021 LIVE: CM Sarbananda Sonowal wins from Majuli constituency, as per ECI

Election results 2021: Counting on smoothly, but website slow due to server overload, says EC

Election results 2021: Counting on smoothly, but website slow due to server overload, says EC

Kerala election result 2021 LIVE updates: Kerala: Former union minister K J Alphons loses from Kanjirappally

Kerala election result 2021 LIVE updates: Kerala: Former union minister K J Alphons loses from Kanjirappally

West Bengal election results 2021 LIVE: 'Sincere thanks to people of Nandigram', says Suvendu Adhikari

"My sincere thanks to great people of Nandigram for their love, trust, blessings, support and for choosing me as their representative and MLA from Nandigram. It' is my never-ending commitment to be of service to them and working for their welfare. I'm truly grateful," BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari said, after he was declared the winner against Mamata Banerjee in Nandigram.

As TMC surmounts Bengal challenge, some see Mamata pivot of politics against BJP going forward

With Mamata Banerjee powering the Trinamool Congress to a "landslide" victory in West Bengal overcoming 10 years of anti-incumbency, a full-throttle BJP campaign and a rebellious former lieutenant, she has become the "natural leader" to guide the Opposition's politics against the BJP in the coming days, some leaders said Sunday.
 
The TMC's victory in the keenly, and at times acrimoniously, fought elections in the state comes barely a month after Banerjee wrote to Opposition leaders urging them to unite against the BJP.
 
The TMC's success in many ways is being seen as a victory of the non-saffron parties whose leaders were quick to congratulate her, even though she trailed her former lieutenant, but now BJP leader, Suvendu Adhikari, in Nandigram.

Citing outcome in West Bengal polls, NCP seeks Amit Shah's resignation

Stating that the public mandate is a referendum in democracy, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Sunday demanded the resignation of Union Home Minister Amit Shah reminding him of his reported remarks during the campaigning for the West Bengal elections.
 
"During West Bengal violence, Mamata Didi asked for Amit Shah's resignation. He said I will resign only if people ask me to. In a democracy, election is a referendum and today it is against him. So when are you resigning Mr.Amit Shah?" NCP spokesperson and Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik tweeted.

The swearing-in will be a low-key event because of the prevailing Covid situation: Mamata

The swearing-in will be a low-key event because of the prevailing Covid situation: Mamata
 

I struggled for Nandigram because I fought a movement, says Mamata Banerjee

Don't worry about Nandigram, I struggled for Nandigram because I fought a movement: Mamata Banerjee
 

Kerala election result 2021 LIVE updates: Congratulations, Kerala!, tweets Sitaram Yechury

Assam election result 2021 LIVE updates: Rajnath Singh congratulates PM Modi, CM Sonowal on BJP victory

Kerala election results LIVE: Not the time to celebrate due ot Covid-19 pandemic, says Pinarayi Vijayan

"The people of Kerala have once again reposed faith in the Left front. But this is not a time to celebrate due to the large spread of Covid-19. We have to continue the fight against Covid-19," Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on LDF's strong performance in the state elections.

Kerala election result LIVE: Pinarayi Vijayan says LDF's victory is the result of govt's policies and work

Claiming victory of the ruling LDF alliance in the Kerala elections, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan today said, "Our victory today is the victory of the people. We believe in the people and they have trust in us. That's why we have won more seats than 2016. We can go into the details of the election at a later time."

West Bengal election result LIVE: Mamata Banerjee wins Nandigram, say TV reports

West Bengal election result LIVE: Mamata Banerjee wins Nandigram by a thin margin of 1,200 votes.

West Bengal election result 2021 LIVE updates: TMC's Manoj Tiwary wins from Shibpur

TMC's Manoj Tiwary wins from Shibpur in Howrah
 

West Bengal election result 2021 LIVE updates: What a fight!, Kejriwal congratulates Mamata Banerjee

Tamil Nadu election result 2021 LIVE updates: Arvind Kejriwal congratulates M K Stalin

Kerala election result 2021 LIVE updates: Arvind Kejriwal congratulates Vijayan

West Bengal election result 2021 LIVE updates: Suvendu Adhikari leads by 6 votes against Mamata Banerjee

BJP candidate from Nandigram, Suvendu Adhikari leads by 6 votes after the 16th round of counting

Counting has not slowed down, due to heavy load the server has slowed down: ECI

Counting has not slowed down, due to heavy load the server has slowed down. Counting is continuing in the constituencies without any let-up: Election Commission of India

Puducherry election result 2021 LIVE: AINRC-led NDA continues to maintain lead in 8 seats

The AINRC-led NDA maintained its lead in 8 out of 30 assembly seats in Puducherry while the Congress-led front was ahead in two segments as the counting of votes polled in April 6 elections was underway.
 
However, Founder leader of AINRC and former Chief Minister of Union Territory N Rangasamy was trailing behind an Independent candidate Gollapalli Srinivas Ashok in Yanam constituency, according to trends available by 12.30 pm on Sunday.
 
Ashok was backed by the Congress. Read on...

Prashant Kishore, the man behind Mamata's 2021 success, quits as political strategist

Prashant Kishore, the man behind Mamata's 2021 success, quits as political strategist

West Bengal election result 2021 LIVE updates: Server down for the last 40 minutes in North 24 Parganas

Counting for 30 seats paused in North 24 Parganas.
 

Assam election result 2021 LIVE: BJP's Himanta Biswa Sarma leading from Jalukbari


Kerala election result 2021 LIVE: This is a significant victory, says CPIM's Prakash Karat on LDF leading

Kerala election result 2021 LIVE: This is a significant victory, says CPIM's Prakash Karat on LDF leading

West Bengal election results: I always knew that Mamata Banerjee would be CM for 3rd time, says Firhad Hakim

I was always telling the press that Mamata Banerjee will be CM for the 3rd time. BJP tried their best to crack but they didn't succeed. The Left has now vanished from West Bengal due to their wrong policy of taking a communal force against a communal force: Firhad Hakim, TMC
 

West Bengal election results LIVE: A police personnel instructs TMC supporters to stop celebrations in Asansol

Tamil Nadu election result 2021 LIVE updates: DMK supporters celebrate outside party headquarters in Chennai

Kerala election result 2021 LIVE: Latest updates


West Bengal election results LIVE: National politics set to change as Mamata Banerjee keeps Bengal

The sometimes eccentric, frequently vindictive but deeply rooted chief minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee is coasting towards victory, ensuring a place in history as the third consecutive non-Communist chief minister of Bengal. At last count, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) was heading towards a tally of more than 200 seats, lower than its 2016 mark of 229 in a house of 292 (two constituencies did not go to the polls). True, the gains of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are no less stupendous: from 3 MLAs in the outgoing house to around XXX in this one. But as the song says, "the winner takes it all". And today must go down as Mamata Banerjee’s: who gave her all to the poll, even though her own election from Nandigram hangs in balance, writes Aditi Phadnis. Click here to read more

West Bengal election result LIVE: Mamata Banerjee overtakes Suvendu Adhikari in Nandigram


West Bengal election result 2021 LIVE updates: Akhilesh Yadav hails TMC's lead

West Bengal election result 2021 LIVE updates: Aroop Biswas leading against Babul Supriyo by over 29,000 votes

Tollygunge assembly constituency of West Bengal has witnessed a high-stake battle this time. TMC heavyweight and PWD Minister Aroop Biswas is leading from the seat against BJP candidate and Union Minister Babul Supriyo. According to reports, Biswas is leading by more than 29,000 votes.

Tamil Nadu election result 2021 LIVE updates: Kamal Haasan, M K Stalin, Palaniswami lead


West Bengal election result 2021 LIVE updates: Manoj Tiwary leads from Shibpur


Poll panel takes note of anticipated victory celebrations

ECI takes serious note of reports coming in of congregation(s) of people to celebrate anticipated victory. EC has directed Chief Secretaries of all 5 states to file FIR in each such case, suspend concerned SHO and report action taken immediately of each such incidence: ECI

West Bengal election result 2021 LIVE updates: Trinamool crosses 200 mark

Do note, the numbers are still leads and there are several rounds left to be counted.
 

West Bengal election results LIVE: BJP MP Locket Chatterjee trails

West Bengal election results LIVE: BJP MP Locket Chatterjee trails

West Bengal election result 2021 LIVE updates: Mamata Banerjee, Aishe Ghosh, Swapandas Gupta trail


Kerala election result 2021 LIVE updates: K K Shailaja's lead in Mattanur is more than 23,000 votes

Kerala health minister K K Shailaja's lead in Mattanur is more than 23,000 votes.

West Bengal election result 2021 LIVE updates: TMC consolidates lead, trends hint victory by wide margins

The ruling TMC looks set to retain power in West Bengal with its candidates leading in 187 of the state's 292 seats that went to poll against BJP's 85, as trends were available for 275 seats.
 
Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee was, however, trailing her former protege-turned-BJP rival Suvendu Adhikari in Nandigram by over 8,000 votes.
 
Belying expectations of a tight contest, the TMC candidates appeared galloping to victory, and, if the current trends hold, the party will easily form its third successive government in the state.

Election results LIVE updates: NDA surges ahead of Congress-led Grand Alliance in Assam

The ruling BJP-led NDA surged ahead of the Grand Alliance spearheaded by the Congress in Assam, leading in 71 of the 110 seats from where trends were available till 11.25 am on Sunday.
 
The Grand Alliance is ahead in 38 places.
 
BJP candidates are leading in 54 seats, while those of its ally AGP in 10 and UPPL in seven. Read on...

Kerala election result 2021 LIVE: BJP's Suresh Gopi leading from Thrissur Assembly constituency

Kerala election result 2021 LIVE: BJP's Suresh Gopi leading from Thrissur Assembly constituency

West Bengal election result 2021 LIVE updates: TMC’s Becharam Manna is leading in the Singur constituency

Trinamool’s Becharam Manna is leading in the Singur constituency, according to initial trends. Since 2001, the seat was held by Rabindranath Bhattacharjee, who moved to the BJP ahead of the election.

Kerala election result 2021 LIVE updates: Congress' Ramesh Chennithala leading from Haripad constituency

Kerala election result 2021 LIVE updates: Congress' Ramesh Chennithala leading from Haripad constituency

Kerala election results 2021 LIVE updates: LDF ahead in 89 seats


Kerala election results 2021 (140/140 seats)
Party Lead Won
LDF 89  
UDF 48  
BJP 2  
Others 1  

Assam election result 2021 LIVE updates: BJP past halfway mark; eyes second term in power


Assam election results 2021 (117/126 seats)
Party Lead Won
BJP+ 79  
INC+ 37  
Others 1  

West Bengl election results LIVE updates: TMC's Madan Mitra lead from Kamarhati, BJP's Anindya trails

According to Election Commission's official data, former Bengal minister and TMC leader Madan Mitra is leading from Kamarhati with 5,577 EVM votes, while BJP candidate Anindya Banerjee is trailing with 1,817 votes. 
 

Tamil Nadu election results LIVE: Kamal Haasan leads in Coimbatore

Tamil Nadu election results LIVE: Kamal Haasan leads in Coimbatore

Kerala election result 2021 LIVE updates: Pinarayi Vijayan leads by 3,351 votes

Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan leads by 3,351 votes in Dharmadom
 

West Bengal Elections Result LIVE updates: BJP ahead in North Bengal

BJP is leading in six out of 10 seats in North Bengal while the ruling Trinamool in ahead in four. North Bengal has been a stronghold of the saffron party since the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
 

Election results 2021 LIVE update: West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Assam, Puducherry

West Bengal — TMC: 107, BJP: 106 | Tamil Nadu — DMK+: 46 AIADMK+: 23 | Kerala — LDF: 47, UDF 18 | Assam — NDA: 38, UPA 25 | Puducherry — UPA: 3, NDA: 7
 

Election results 2021: Counting agent taken to hospital in West Bengal

Gopal Som, a counting agent of the Congress candidate from Panihati (North 24 Parganas) Tapas Majumder, was taken to a hospital after he fell unconscious at the counting centre

Trends for by-polls to Parliamentary Constituency | Cong' Satish Jarkiholi leading from Belgaum in Karnataka


Assam election results 2021: As exit polls had predicted, BJP takes lead in early trends


Assam election results 2021 (26/126 seats)
Party Lead Won
BJP+ 19  
INC+ 6  
Others 1  

Election results 2021 LIVE updates: What is postal voting?

A restricted set of voters can exercise postal voting. Through this facility, a voter can cast her vote remotely by recording her preference on the ballot paper and sending it back to the election officer before counting.

West Bengal election result 2021 LIVE: Mamata Banerjee leads in Nandigram

West Bengal election result 2021 LIVE: Mamata Banerjee leads in Nandigram

West Bengal election result 2021 LIVE updates: Early trends indicate neck and neck fight between TMC and BJP

Mamata Banerjee-led TMC is leading in 63 seats, BJP in 54.

Election result 2021 LIVE: Slight delay likely in results due to more number of polling stations

The Election Commission expects a slight delay in the announcement of results as there is an 89% increase in polling stations this time and therefore the number of EVMs/VVPATs has also gone up, while there is a reduction in the number of counting tables per hall to ensure social distancing within the closed premises. The first trend is expected by 10am. On average, there will be 15 rounds of counting in every constituency. So, by 4pm or 5pm, the first results can be expected, chief electoral officer Teeka Ram Meena told agencies.

Counting underway for by-elections

Counting of votes also being done for by-election to Parliamentary constituencies in Andhra Pradesh (Tirupati), Karnataka (Belgaum), Kerala (Malappuram) and Tamil Nadu (Kanyakumari). Votes also being counted for by-election to Vidhan Sabha in 10 states.

Kerala election result 2021 LIVE updates: Here are the leads so far


Kerala election results 2021 (4/140 seats)
Party Lead Won
LDF 4  
UDF    
BJP    
Others    

Tamil Nadu election result 2021 LIVE updates: Here are the leads so far


Tamil Nadu election results 2021 (4/234 seats)
Party Lead Won
AIADMK+ 1  
DMK+ 3  
AMMK    
Others    

Assam election result 2021 LIVE updates: Here are the leads so far


Assam election results 2021 (7/126 seats)
Party Lead Won
BJP+ 4  
INC+ 3  
Others    

West Bengal election result 2021 LIVE updates: Here are the leads so far


West Bengal election results 2021 (294 seats)
Party Lead Won
TMC 25  
BJP 20  
CPI (M)+    
Others    

Counting of votes has begun for UP Panchayat Election 2021

Counting of votes has begun for UP Panchayat Election 2021

Election results 2021 LIVE update: 200% increase in counting halls amid coronavirus pandemic

Election results 2021 LIVE update: 200% increase in counting halls amid coronavirus pandemic

Election results LIVE: Counting in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Bengal, Assam begins

Election results LIVE: Counting in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Bengal, Assam begins

Election results 2021 LIVE updates: Postal ballots will be more this time

As is the norm, counting of votes begins with postal ballots. That takes up the first hour of counting. However, with the ongoing pandemic, the EC allowed Covid-19 positive patients to vote in the elections and in some parts postal votes were used. So we can expect this election to have a larger amount of postal ballots.

Counting of votes for Assam Assembly Polls to be held at two locations in Dibrugarh

Counting of votes for Assam Assembly Polls to be held at two locations in Dibrugarh, at Dibrugarh Govt Boys Higher Secondary School and Deputy Commissioner Office, Dibrugarh.
 
Visuals from both locations as counting to begin at 8 am.

Tamil Nadu election results LIVE: Exit poll an attempt to discourage and paralyze the partymen, says AIADMK

The Tamil Nadu exit poll was an attempt to discourage and paralyze the partymen and to prevent them from discharging the democratic duty on counting day. The partymen should not believe in such conspiracies but stay vigilant from the beginning of counting, AIADMK coordinator O Panneerselvam and joint coordinator Edappadi K Palaniswami said.

Election results LIVE: Covid-19 negative reports mandatory for the officials (on election duty)

The Election Commission of India (ECI) has made Covid-19 negative reports mandatory for the officials (on election duty) and agents to enter the counting centres. The authorities have conducted exclusive camps to conduct RT PCR tests for the agents and journalists in the last three to four days. For each assembly constituency, there would be 14 to 20 tables depending upon the number of voters. The seating arrangements for counting agents will be made in such a way that between two agents, one will be in PPE.

West Bengal election result 2021 LIVE updates: How many seats are required to form government in West Bengal?

With the halfway mark of the 294-seat Assembky at 147, atleast 148 seats are needed to form the next govt.

Tamil Nadu election results 2021 LIVE updates: Congress' hope lies in Tamil Nadu alone

The only good news for the Congress was from Tamil Nadu, where the exit polls predicted that the DMK-led opposition alliance, of which it is a part, will trounce the AIADMK-BJP coalition.
 

West Bengal election result 2021 LIVE updates: Will Mamata Banerjee retain Bengal

Exit polls have forecast a tight contest between the incumbent Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress and the BJP in the crucial West Bengal assembly pollsExit polls have forecast a tight contest between the incumbent Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress and the BJP in the crucial West Bengal assembly polls.

Assam election result 2021 LIVE updates: Check out the list of key candidates

1. Sarbananda Sonowal - BJP
 
Incumbent Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal contested from Majuli – an ST reserved constituency against Congress’ Rajib Lochan Pegu.

2. Himanta Biswa Sarma- BJP
 
Health Minister and BJP strongman Himanta Biswa Sarma is one of the high-profile candidates of the Assembly polls. Sarma fought from Jalukbari for the fifth consecutive term. Congress pitched Romen Ch Borthakur against Sarma from the constituency. 

3. Ripun Bora- Congress
 
Congress Assam Pradesh chief Ripun Bora contested from Gohpur constituency. The BJP fielded Utpal Borah against him. 
 

Election results LIVE: Counting in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, West Bengal, Assam, Puducherry at 8 am

Election results LIVE: Counting in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, West Bengal, Assam, Puducherry at 8 am

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