Assam Elections

BJP takes over Assam, AIADMK to remain in Tamil Nadu, LDF remains in Kerala

BJP takes over Assam, AIADMK to remain in Tamil Nadu, LDF remains in Kerala

BJP is supposed to take power in Assam dethroning Congress which also looks like losing Kerala as incumbent TMC. AIADMK continues to retain power in Tamil Nadu.

In Puducherry, Congress and DMK alliance was ahead in the 30 member assembly. AINRC followed the alliance which is headed by Chief Minister and former Congressman N Rangaswamy.

In Assam, BJP is going to make history and set to get its first government in the North East by dethroning Congress which has been in power for three consecutive terms.

BJP was leading in 73 of the 126 seats while the ruling Congress was at 33. The ADUF led by Badaruddin Ajmal got 13 seats. ‘Others’ got 8 seats.

In West Bengal, TMC led by Mamata Banerjee maintained its power against the alliance of CPI(M) and Congress and TMC’s performance seems to be better as compared to last elections . TMC was ahead in 216 seats out of total 294. The Left parties got 30 and Congress in 37 while BJP got 9 seats.

AIADMK led by Jayalalithaa seems to be winning Tamil Nadu for a second term again , since 1989, following the tradition when a ruling party has not returned to power. AIADMK’s performance has also invalidated several exit poll predictions which had knocked over DMK-Congress alliance.

AIADMK was leading in 126 seats while DMK-Congress alliance got 91 seats.

While the third front of parties headed by DMDK’s Vijaykant failed to make any impact, the PMK which contested all the 234 seats and only got 7 seats.

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In Kerala, the Left Front maintained the tradition of voting out the incumbent government.
The Left Democratic Front was ahead in 88 of the 140 seats while the ruling UDF got 50 and BJP got only 1 seat.

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In Puducherry, the Congress-DMK alliance was leading in 13 of the 30 seats. The ruling AINRC was leading in 12 seats while AIADMK was ahead in two seats.

TamilNadu Assembly elections

All the exit polls, except one DMK -Congress alliance predicts the edge over long time rival over AIADMK. Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has promised in her manifesto, free laptops to students, mobile phones for ration-card holders, and the expansion of the noon-meal scheme to include breakfast. DMK has promised smartphones for poor families and tablets or laptops with internet connections for students.

Polling for Aravakurichi and Thanjavur constituencies have been postponed to May 23 because complaints of widespread bribes. Tenkasi constituency had repolling on May 18 because polling officials mistakenly counted votes polled during the ‘mock poll‘ period.

Kerala Assembly elections

A decisive verdict will be delivered by the Kerala electorate? Will it throw up a fractured one as a result of a tough triangular contest? Will the BJP open its account? In the State, these are the questions that will be answered after the results of 140 seats and are declared for 14th Assembly elections.

Will the Kerala electorate deliver a decisive verdict in the triangular fight?

West Bengal Assembly elections

Will the Mamata Banerjee get a second term or the CPI(M)-Congress alliance succeed in dethroning Banerjee? Had Saradha and Narada moved the electorate? How would the Muslim vote go this time? Will Narendra Modi and the BJP make a depression into the TMC-Left-Congress choked on Bengal’s politics?

Puducherry Assembly elections

Opinion and exit polls predicts that it is a tight race between the ruling AINRC led by Chief Minister N. Rangasamy and the Congress led by A. Namassivayam.

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Who will win ? Is it Mr. Rangasamy’s washing machines or Mr. Namassivayam’s 20-kg rice and 5-kg wheat? AIADMK, which decided to fight the elections alone, assured to phase-out liquor in Tamil Nadu, but has remained silent about it here.

Assam Assembly elections

Assam Assembly elections result will decide fate of of 525 candidates with Congress presently in power, BJP-AGP-BPF alliance and the AIUDF.

Congress is contesting in 57 seats, the opposition AIUDF in 47, and the BJP in 35 while its allies the Bodo Peoples’ Front and the Asom Gana Parishad are in the running in 10 and 19 each. The CPI(M) is contesting in 9 seats, the CPI in 5.

After staying in power for 15 years , Congress is threatened by the BJP, which is on course( if you believe the exit polls) to snatch control of the government for the first time in the state’s history.

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