Live: Congress loses 2 states, BJP wins 1

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Kerala polls: All results in, with 85 seats LDF scores thumping win over Congress-led UDF, which could only manage 46 seats

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Tamil Nadu assembly polls: Kanimozhi refused to talk and waved at party cadre as she left her father and DMK chief Karunanidhi’s house at Gopalapuram

MK Stalin left Karunanidhi’s house through the back door02:31 PM (IST)

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The women on top

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The Left Democratic Front (LDF) is within swiping distance of its biggest victory ever in Kerala in 30 years. Around noon, the LDF had either won or was leading in 85 of the state’s 140 constituencies. The performance outstrips most exit poll predictions and conforms to Kerala’s yo-yo tradition of alternating power between the two primary alliances.02:22 PM (IST)

My party and I are indebted to people of Tamil Nadu for giving us this historic victory

Jayalalithaa02:21 PM (IST)

I’ll continue to strive for the betterment of Tamil Nadu till my last breath

Jayalalithaa02:21 PM (IST)

Truly historic victory because after 1984, no ruling party in state has been able to win in elections for second successive time

Jayalalithaa02:19 PM (IST)

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal calls Mamata Banerjee to congratulate her for TMC’s performance in the West Bengal polls.

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Tarun Gogoi: I am sad, but not disheartened

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The election results are not fully out, but it has become clear that the people have given the AIADMK a grand victory, says AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa

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It’s a historic win because this is the first time since 1984 that the ruling party has come back to power: J Jayalalithaa

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The Congress on Thursday moved two more steps closer to accomplish Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 2014 call for “Congress-mukt Bharat” as it is all set to lose two key states in this round of assembly elections.01:53 PM (IST)

Assam assembly polls: I congratulate Sarbananda Sonowal & BJP for their grand success, we will fulfil our role as opposition, Tarun Gogoi says

(ANI)01:52 PM (IST)

Assam assembly polls: I congratulate Sarbananda Sonowal & BJP for their grand success, we will fulfil our role as opposition, Tarun Gogoi says

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Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday conceded defeat in states, including Tamil Nadu, where the Congress had contested the assembly elections.01:49 PM (IST)

AIADMK general secretary and chief minister J Jayalalithaa on Thursday extended her heartfelt thanks to the people of Tamil Nadu for giving a resounding victory to her party for the second consecutive term, after her mentor M G Ramachandran won two terms in 1984.01:47 PM (IST)

West Bengal assembly polls: Tie-up with Congress did not work. Tying up with them was wrong. It did not give us the dividends we expected. it was not good on our part to unite with the Congress for this election, says Gurudas Dasgupta

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With victory in Assam assembly elections, the BJP on Thursday moved one step closer to realize its dream of a “Congress-mukta Bharat”. From Jammu to Assam, India’s map is turning saffron.01:38 PM (IST)

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West bengal assembly polls: Ex-India cricketer Lakshmi Ratan Shukla won from Howrah (north) by defeating Roopa Ganguly

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We will form a corruption free government in Kerala and give good governance to the people of the state, Prakash Karat says

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West Bengal assembly polls: Vaishali Dalmia, daughter of former cricket boss Jagmohan Dalmia, wins in Bally constituency on a TMC ticket

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J Jayalalithaa has become the first person in 32 years to be voted back to the chief minister’s office in Tamil Nadu . The victory in the Assembly election should seem sweet for Jayalalithaa, whose persona loomed over an embattled government over the past two years.01:27 PM (IST)

West bengal assembly polls: BJP Bengal president Dilip Ghosh wins his first election from Kharagpur Sadar by over 12,000 votes

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Tamil Nadu assembly polls: Anbumani Ramadoss trails by 6,700 votes in Pennagram

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Surely in West Bengal we expected to do better, alliance had a strong showing in Tamil Nadu. In Puducherry, we performed well, Jairam Ramesh says

(ANI)01:17 PM (IST)

Tamil Nadu assembly polls: Man who dedicated his land for Jayalalithaa’s meetings becomes MLA for first time

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Congress rejects suggestions that Rahul Gandhi should accept blame for party’s debacle in five states, party’s chief spokesperson says: PTI

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It’s great day for India. Finally, we’re moving towards an India which doesn’t have footprints of Congress, almost anywhere in country, BJP’s Piyush Goyal says

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Assembly election results of five states — Assam, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry — were declared today. Here are the 10 key takeaways from the election results.01:07 PM (IST)

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Celebrations on a high note in Kerala’s Tripunithura where LDF candidate M Swaraj defeated excise minister and UDF candidate K Babu

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Party workers wait outside DMK chief Karunanidhi’s house in Gopalapuram

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Anti-incumbency, corruption, maladministration … Mamata Banerjee has been able to blunt all the weapons in the opposition armoury and script an emphatic victory for her party, almost single-handed.01:00 PM (IST)

A spirited campaign by the opposition, trying to corner the Trinamool on the corruption plank seem to have found little favour with voters in West Bengal.12:59 PM (IST)

Assam assembly polls: Gogoi leading in Titabor. Congress leading in 5 of 3 hill constituencies

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Results a setback and unexpected

Kerala CM Oommen Chandy12:57 PM (IST)

Assam assembly polls: Latest EC data shows BJP-56, Congress-27, AIUDF-9, BPF-12, AGP-15, CPI(M)-1, Others-6

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I thank the people of Assam. It is reiteration of faith of the people in leadership of PM Modi, MoS PMO Jitendra Singh says

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Mamata declares victory in West Bengal polls

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Unmatched efforts and sacrifice of party workers in Kerala, WB and TN has established a strong party base in these states

Amit Shah12:44 PM (IST)

There has been a lot of ‘poriborton’ in Bengal

Mamata Banerjee12:42 PM (IST)

PM Modi congratulates Sonowal on BJP’s victory in Assam

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Promises made in manifesto will be fulfilled, will continuously strive towards making Tamil Nadu the first in all spheres of development

J Jayalalithaa12:36 PM (IST)

Tamil Nadu assembly polls: Senior DMK leader Durai Murugan wins at Katpati

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False campaigning by DMK has been defeated. People of Tamil Nadu have rejected family politics carried out by our opponents, Jayalalithaa says

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I convey my heartiest thanks to voters who have reaffirmed their faith on me and given me another chance

J Jayalalithaa12:33 PM (IST)

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

Mamata Banerjee12:33 PM (IST)

Mamata Banerjee hints at national ambitions, sets her sights on Tripura

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Tomorrow we have called a meeting of all the newly-elected MLAs at 12:30pm, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee says

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There is no corruption in Bengal. Bengal is a corruption-free state

Mamata Banerjee12:28 PM (IST)

J Jayalalithaa has become the first person in 32 years to be voted back to the Chief Minister’s office in Tamil Nadu .12:25 PM (IST)

Reporter asks Mamata Banerjee: You are against BJP, Left & Congress, would you promote a 3rd front? Her reply: Wait and watch

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After PM Modi, Arun Jaitley and Amitabh Bachchan congratulate Mamata Banerjee.

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We will take oath on May 27. A session of assembly will be called before May 29

Mamata Banerjee12:11 PM (IST)

Lotus blooms in more states

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Tamil Nadu assembly polls: DMK senior leader Durai Murugan wins at Katpati

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A smear campaign was launched against us for the last 2 years but we’re thankful to people for rejecting such campaigns & giving us victory

Mamata Banerjee12:05 PM (IST)

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We fought alone this time. Last elections, Trinamool had won 184 seats in alliance. This time, the opposition was united against us

Mamata Banerjee12:03 PM (IST)

We accept the verdict of the people with humility. My best wishes to the parties that have won the elections

Rahul Gandhi12:02 PM (IST)

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee and TMC leaders show the victory sign

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Kerala assembly polls: Dharmadom Pinarayi Vijayan wins by 36,905 votes

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Jayalalithaa creates history, celebrations begin in Chennai

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Assam results: Sonowal thanks people for historic mandate

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West Bengal assembly polls: Jailed TMC leader Madan Mitra is still trailing in the Kamarhati seat

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Tamil Nadu assembly polls: Trends at 11:30am show AIADMK leading with 136+ seats

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Tamil Nadu assembly polls: AIADMK supporters make offerings, worship bust of MG Ramachandran at AIADMK HQ

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Assam assembly polls: Trends at 11.30am

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Kerala assembly polls results: Thomas Chandy wins in Kuttanad

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BJP has started to win in Assam and other states; Congress will be wiped off as and when elections are held in other states, says BJP’s Kiren Rijiju

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BJP’s Sarbananda Sonowal thanks people for historic mandate in Assam

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PM Narendra Modi speaks to Mamata Banerjee and Jayalalithaa, congratulates them on their victories in assembly polls

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Trends show that Assam will make history, BJP is heading towards a big win, MP CM Shivraj S Chouhan says

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Assam results, a big lesson for Congress: BJP

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Celebrations begin in true Bengali style outside Mamata’s home

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AIADMK, DMK bribed the voters: PMK’s Anbumani Ramadoss

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Kerala assembly polls: UDF candidate VS Sivakumar set for victory in Thiruvananathapuram

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BJP Parliamentary Board meeting to be held at 6pm today in Delhi

(ANI)11:01 AM (IST)

Assam assembly polls: This victory is important for BJP. It is also a lesson for Congress, BJP’s Ram Madhav says

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Celebrations outside AIADMK headquarters as trends show AIADMK leading in Tamil Nadu

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Tamil Nadu assembly polls results: People smear sweets on amma’s photo

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Assam assembly polls: Want to thank people of Assam for giving us 48% – 49% vote, government is committed to the development of the state, BJP’s Ram Madhav says

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Kerala assembly polls results: LDF gains absolute lead in 10 districts out of 14, sweeps Kollam and Thrissur

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The youngest CM candidate in the Tamil Nadu assembly election, Dr Anbumani Ramadoss, is leading in his constituency of Pennagaram in Dharmapuri district.10:48 AM (IST)

Tamil Nadu: Celebration at AIADMK HQ in Chennai

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Tamil Nadu: Celebration at AIADMK HQ in Chennai

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Kerala assembly polls: UDF csndidate Ramesh Chennithala leads by 9,975 votes

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Latest pictures of CM Tarun Gogoi offering prayers at Assam’s Namghar temple

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Many users believe that despite the major dissatisfaction over relief disbursal during Chennai floods, the only reason the AIADMK was in the lead is because of the complete lack of choices.10:36 AM (IST)

Mamata’s Trinamool surges ahead in West Bengal

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Tamil Nadu assembly polls: Celebrations outside Jayalalithaa’s residence as trends show AIADMK leading

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West Bengal assembly polls results: Celebrations outside Mamata Banerjee’s residence after early trends show her leading by over 3,000 votes

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Puducherry assembly polls results: Maladi Krishna Rao of Congress wins Yanam

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Assam latest EC data: BJP-34, Congress-15, AIUDF-8, BPF-10 ,AGP-18, Others-4

(ANI)10:23 AM (IST)

West Bengal assembly polls: Mamata Banerjee takes lead of over 3,000 votes over BJP’s Chandra Bose in Bhowanipur constituency

(ANI)10:22 AM (IST)

Tamil Nadu assembly polls: Followers gather outside Jayalalitha’s residence

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Assam assembly polls: BJP workers glued to TV screens at party office in Guwahati

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Tamil Nadu assembly polls: Outside DMK HQ in Chennai

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DMK has established slender leads in most of the Chennai city constituencies as per initial trends. This includes DMK treasurer M K Stalin at Kolathur and J Anbazhagan in Chepauk.10:13 AM (IST)

Assam assembly polls: AIUDF chief Badruddin Ajmal is now trailing by over 8,000 votes in South Salmara

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Kerala assembly polls: In Dharmadom Pinarayi Vijayan leads by over 18,000 votes

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Kerala assembly polls: In Dharmadom Pinarayi Vijayan leads by over 18,000 votes

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West Bengal assembly polls: BJP’s Chandra Bose closes gap in Bhowanipur constituency, Mamata Banerjee now leads by 158 votes

(ANI)10:01 AM (IST)

DMK has established slender leads in most of the Chennai city constituencies as per initial trends. This includes DMK treasurer M K Stalin at Kolathur and J Anbazhagan in Chepauk.09:57 AM (IST)

WATCH: AIADMK supporters gather outside Jaya’s residence

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Oommen Chandy leading by 6,884 votes

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. (PTI)09:52 AM (IST)

As fears mounted that the DMK might not be able to take the lead over the AIADMK in Tamil Nadu as counting of votes continued on Thursday, stock of Sun TV fell more than 7% to Rs 396.95 at 9.20am on the BSE.09:51 AM (IST)

Assam assembly election: AIUDF chief Badruddin Ajmal trailing by over 2,400 votes to Congress’s candidate from Salmara South constituency (ANI)

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West Bengal latest: TMC-124, Left alliance-34, BJP-3

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As per latest trends, the BJP is ahead in 44 seats while Congress is leading in 22 places in Assam.09:43 AM (IST)

West Bengal assembly polls: BJP’s Chandra Bose in 3rd position in Bhowanipur constituency, Mamata Banerjee leads

(ANI)09:33 AM (IST)

Mamata’s Trinamool Congress has taken a healthy lead over the Left Front and the Congress in the initial rounds of counting.09:32 AM (IST)

West Bengal assembly polls: Mamata Banerjee leads in Bhawanipore

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AIADMK, DMK locked neck-and-neck in Tamil Nadu

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Assam assembly polls: Tarun Gogoi leading in 1st round of counting of postal ballots

Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi is leading over his nearest BJP rival Kamakhya Prasad Tasa by over 405 votes in the first round of counting of postal ballots in the key constituency of Titabar. (PTI)09:29 AM (IST)

Assam assembly polls: Sonowal leads from Majuli after first round of counting

BJP chief ministerial candidate Sarbananda Sonowal is leading in Majuli (ST) constituency in Assam over his nearest Congress rival sitting MLA Rajib Lochan Pegu by 1,510 votes after the first round of counting of votes comprising postal and EVM ballots. (PTI)09:23 AM (IST)

Who’s been in power in Kerala till now

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Assam assembly polls: BJP’s Tapan Gogoi is leading in Sonari against Congress minister Sarat Barkotoki

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BJP headquarters in Guwahati readying for celebration

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Assam assembly polls: BJP leading in Dibrugarh, Moran, Lahoal and Tingkhong, according to latest EC data from postal ballots

(ANI)09:13 AM (IST)

Kerala assembly polls: NDA candidate Sreesanth pushed to 3rd position at Thiruvananthapuram. Minister VS Sivakumar is leading with over 2,000 votes

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West Bengal polls: BJP’s Roopa Ganguly trails

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Assam assembly polls: Rain delays counting in Golaghat and Nagaon districts

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Kerala assembly polls: Oommen Chandy leading from Puthupally constituency by 2019 votes (ANI)

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The rains that have lashed parts of Tamil Nadu seems have done nothing to reduce the heat of the battle. Early trends coming in from the state showed the AIADMK and the DMK locked in a neck-to-neck battle.08:58 AM (IST)

West Bengal assembly polls: Bratya Basu leads from Dumdum, Sovan Chatterjee leads in Behala(east), Madan Mitra leads from Kamarhati, Rabin Deb leads in Singur

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Tamil Nadu assembly polls: AIADMK leads in Tiruparankundram in Madurai district as of 8.50am

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Kerala assembly polls: NDA candidate Sobha Surendran leads in Palakkad constituency by 124 votes

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BJP has taken early leads in Assam assembly elections where counting of votes for 126 seats is under way at 51 counting centres across the state amidst tight security.08:46 AM (IST)

Assam polls: BJP takes first lead as counting begins

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Rahul Sinha of the BJP leading from Jorasanko in central Kolkata. This is where Vivekananda Road flyover had collapsed in March

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First trends from Kerala: LDF ahead

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PT Thomas leading in Kerala’s Thrikkakkara constituency. Counting in 8 of 148 booths completed

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Kerala polls: Latest EC data shows LDF leading in 22 seats, UDF in 23 seats and NDA opens it account with a lead in Kottayam

(ANI)08:38 AM (IST)

Tamil Nadu polls: DMK leading in 11 seats and AIADMK in 6 as counting of postal ballots continues

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Kerala assembly polls: LDF leading in 18 seats, UDF in 7, others 1, NDA still to open it’s account

(ANI)08:36 AM (IST)

Who’s been in the hot seat in Puducherry?

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Poll results: Can Tarun Gogoi script history?

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Women power Tamil Nadu polls

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Total postal ballots counted in Chennai’s Harbour: 311

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Actor and former minister Ganesh Kumar (LDF) leading by 70 votes (postal ballots) in Pathanapuram constituency in Kollam (Kerala)

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Total postal ballots counted in Tamil Nadu’s Villivakkam: 958

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TMC leads in Coochbehar (south), Sitai and Alipurduar as counting begins in West Bengal

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Will Mamata Banerjee’s rise continue?

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Assam first lead as counting of postal ballots begin:

BJP+: 9

Congress+: 3

AIUDF: 208:20 AM (IST)

Counting of postal voting at Loyola college in Chennai

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Kerala assembly polls: Ramachandran Kadannappalli of LDF leads in Kannur constituency by 16 votes, when counting of postal votes began

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Total postal ballots opened in Chennai’s Anna Nagar constituency: 938

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Kerala assembly polls: O Rajagopal of NDA leads in postal votes in Nemom constituency

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Total postal ballots counted in Chennai’s RK Nagar: 545

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Who’s been in the hot seat in Assam?

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Assembly polls results: All eyes on Assam, TN may go down to the wire

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First lead in, LDF ahead in 6 seats in Kerala

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Who’s been in the hot seat in West Bengal?

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Strong rooms opened at SRV Girls High School in Kerala, as counting begins

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BJP’s CM candidate for Assam Sonowal visits temple before results

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Counting of votes begins in Kerala, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Assam, Puducherry

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The UT comprises Puducherry and its enclaves Yanam in Andhra Pradesh and Mahe and Karaikal. There are 9.41 lakh voters out of whom 4.94 lakh are women.07:57 AM (IST)

Puducherry a multi-cornered contest

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A Congress loyalist, V Narayanaswamy, 68, finally got his due when he was inducted in Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s council of ministers.07:56 AM (IST)

Counting will begin at 8am in Loyola college, one of the three counting centres in Chennai

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Battleground Kerala

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The election wing has made elaborate arrangements for counting of votes in the district.07:53 AM (IST)

Battleground Tamil Nadu

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The Election Commission on Wednesday appointed a seven-member committee to investigate malpractices in Aravakurichi and Thanjavur constituencies in Tamil Nadu where the polling has been postponed to May 23.07:52 AM (IST)

The election commission should have derecognised parties indulging in bribing voters rather than postponing the election, said coordinator of PWF-DMDK-TMC alliance Vaiko at Aravakurichi in Karur.07:51 AM (IST)

Too few women in politics

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Women should stop waiting and take the plunge into politics, said Michelle Bekkering, director, global initiatives and senior gender adviser at International Republican Institute (IRI). Bekkering said women take longer to get into politics.07:46 AM (IST)

Battleground Bengal – Phase 6

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She was one of the youngest parliamentarians ever. She was India’s first woman railways minister. She was West Bengal’s first woman chief minister. Time magazine named her one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World” in 2012. And, most of all, she is the person who put an end to the 34-year reign of the Left parties in West Bengal.07:44 AM (IST)

Bengal elections phase V

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CPM’s Nilotpal Basu is also mystified by the vote-share arithmetic. “I fail to understand how Trinamool’s vote share can go up amid strong anti-incumbency. It can only happen if the projected fall in BJP’s vote share is added to Trinamool’s account. As far as I understand this is not going to happen. The BJP vote share in 2014 was basically anti-Trinamool.07:41 AM (IST)

Battleground Bengal Phase 4

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Two days before the assembly election results are announced, every political party was busy re-energising their cadres who will be holding fort at counting centres on Thursday.07:40 AM (IST)

The repeated threats of violence that looms large over the state seems to be coming through hours after news channels telecast their exit poll figures. Even as the ruling Trinamool Congress denied having links with these attacks, the incidents were reported from seven districts -most of them ruling party bastions in south Bengal. At least one person was killed and another 15 were injured in the clashes.07:40 AM (IST)

Battleground Bengal Phase 3

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Unlike the national exit polls predictions which gave clear win to BJP, the Assam-based Centre for Minority Studies, Research and Development Assam (CMRD) on Tuesday projected that out of total 126 seats Congress is expected to get 48 to 52 seats.07:38 AM (IST)

Parts of the scenic riverine island of Majuli are already in celebration mode. The exit polls are pre- dicting a victory for BJP’s CM candidate Sarbananda Sonowal and that has sent a shiver of excitement through his supporters, party cadres, voters, friends and relatives, who now wait for the verdict on Thursday.07:37 AM (IST)

Battleground Assam

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Tamil Nadu assembly polls: AIADMK supporters outside CM J Jayalalithaa’s Poes Garden residence in Chennai (ANI)

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TOI’s Nalin Mehta & Sanjeev Singh list 5 things that stand out in the Kerala & Tamil Nadu Assembly polls

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Tamil Nadu assembly polls: Security tightened outside counting centre in Chennai (ANI)

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Kerala assembly polls: We should be able to get 30 to 35 seats hopefully and mark our entry in Kerala, S Sreesanth of BJP says (ANI)

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Assam polls 2016: Exit polls were wrong, we will get 30 to 40 seats. I am confident, Badruddin Ajmal of AIUDF says (ANI)

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In Tamil Nadu there was widespread use of black money, by surveillance & flying squads we were able to seize more than 110 crores, CEC says

(ANI)07:01 AM (IST)

Draw satisfaction that elections were largely peaceful. Want to thank voters and political parties, CEC says: ANI

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With election results to four major states and the smaller assembly of Puducherry less than an hour away, attention is riveted on whether BJP can regain its winning ways and form a government for the first time in the northeast by snatching Assam from Congress, which has held office for three successive terms.06:48 AM (IST)

Though exit polls predicted an LDF win in the Kerala assembly elections, there is one Congress leader supremely confident about UDF retaining power – chief minister Oommen Chandy.06:47 AM (IST)

Refuting the claims by exit polls, which predicted a victory for Trinamool Congress in West Bengal assembly elections, CPI(M) state secretary Suryakanto Mishra on Tuesday expressed confidence that the CPI(M) and Congress alliance would come to power.07:19 PM (IST)

The near-unanimity among psephologists that BJP could be cruising to form its first government in Assam under Union sports minister Sarbananda Sonowal immediately reinforced the simmering speculation about a minor shake-up of the Modi government.01:49 PM (IST)

Union territory of Puducherry witnessed the highest poll percentage: 80%

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Exit polls predict Mamata Banerjee to win West Bengal comfortably

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Mamata Banerjee will sweep West Bengal again, the Left will win back Kerala, the BJP will gain Assam, the DMK will take Puducherry and Tamil Nadu, well, the mercurial state will keep everyone guessing until May 19, exit polls’ results released on Monday from five states indicate.

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