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

Election Results 2021 live updates: West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Assam Election Results 2021 will be declared today. Follow our live blog for the latest counting updates

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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

9:56 AM

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...
9:40 AM

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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
11:40 PM

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

Kerala election result 2021 LIVE updates: Kadakampally Surendran wins from Kazhakkoottam constituency
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TMC writes to Chief Electoral office, West Bengal for, "immediate re-counting of votes in Nandigram votes"

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

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

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First Published: May 02 2021 | 5:59 AM IST

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