New Delhi: According to the trends of election counting in four states and Union Territory of Puducherry, the ruling Trinamool Congress and BJP in West Bengal are in a thumping contest, while in Tamil Nadu, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) is it’s rival and for 10 years. All India Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) is ruling in the state.
According to the trends so far, the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is leading in Assam, but the Congress-led alliance is not far behind. According to the trends, the NDA was ahead in 22 seats while the Congress alliance was ahead in 15 seats. The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CMP) -led Left Democratic Front (LDF) in the 140-member assembly of Kerala has gained a major edge in the initial trends. It is leading in 75 seats while the Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) is leading in 56 seats.
Mamata government again in Bengal
According to Election Commission officials, among the early trends in West Bengal, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) has a slight edge over its nearest rival BJP. The Trinamool Congress was leading in 64 assembly seats while the BJP was leading in 60 assembly seats. A coalition of the Left, Congress and the Indian Secular Front (ISF) has been able to gain an edge in just three seats. After counting the two phases, the Chief Minister of the state Mamata Banerjee is trailing behind her BJP rival Shubhendu Adhikari on the Nandigram seat.
In Singur seat, Trinamool Congress minister and candidate Becharam Manna are leading his nearest rival BJP’s Rabindranath Bhattacharya after counting the first phase. TMC candidate from Bhawanipur, Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay, leads and Firhad Hakim is also leading from the Kolkata Port constituency. Mamta Banerjee had left the Bhawanipur seat.
DMK’s sting in Tamil Nadu
The DMK has taken the lead in the initial trend of counting of votes for the Tamil Nadu assembly elections and the ruling AIADMK lags behind it. Voting was held on April 6 for the assembly elections. About an hour after the counting of votes started on Sunday morning, Chief Minister K Palaniswami is leading in his home segment of Edappadi in Salem district and leader of opposition and DMK president MK Stalin is ahead in Kolathur constituency. Stalin’s son, Udhayanidhi, is leading in Chepauk-Thiruvallikeni constituency. It is from here that Karunanidhi was elected thrice — 1991, 2001 and 2006.
The DMK-led coalition is ahead in 30 and the AIADMK in 18 seats. According to the trends, DMK is ahead in several seats including Kurinjipadi, Neyveli, Virudhachalam.
BJP state unit president L Murugan Dharapuram and state ministers KC Veeramani and Benjamin were leading in Jolarpet and Maduravoyal seats respectively.
LDF created history in Kerala
Early trends in Kerala include the Marxist Communist Party (CPM) -led ruling Left Democratic Front coalition (LDF) leading in 75 of the state’s 140 seats, while the Congress-led opposition United Democratic Front (UDF) in 56 seats. is at the front. Initial trends indicate that the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) was ahead in two seats in Palakkad. One of these seats is Nemon from where ‘Metro Man’ E Sridharan is in the election ground. In the last assembly election, the BJP had won only in Nemon in the whole of Kerala.
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, Health Minister KK Selja, former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, Leader of the Opposition Ramesh Chennithala, leads in their respective seats.
State BJP president K Surendran is trailing behind Konni and Manjeshwar. He contested from both the right seats. According to the Election Commission website, the CPI (M) was leading in five seats, the Communist Party of India (CPI) in two seats and the Congress in five seats.
BJP returns to power in Assam
According to the initial trends available from the counting of postal ballots in Assam, the ruling BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is leading in 22 seats, while Congress is leading in 15 seats. The newly formed Assam Jatiya Parishad-Raijor Dal coalition is leading in four seats in the assembly.