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Election Result updates: Rahul Gandhi says he's happy to congratulate Mamata

2021 Election Results Live Updates: After a high-octane election campaign in West Bengal, Assam, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and the union territory of Puducherry, counting of votes has begun. Results for all four states and the UT are expected to pour in from 5pm.
Election Results 2021: Counting of votes in West Bengal, Assam, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry assembly elections began at 8am amid tight security.(ANI Twitter)
Election Results 2021: Counting of votes in West Bengal, Assam, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry assembly elections began at 8am amid tight security.(ANI Twitter)

As counting of votes is nearing close in West Bengal, Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and union territory (UT) Puducherry, the predictions of the exit polls have mostly come true with Assam and Puducherry remaining with the BJP alliance, Kerala with the LDF, Tamil Nadu with the DMK and West Bengal with the Trinamool Congress. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated the winning party chiefs and thanked voters....Read More

The counting of votes is being conducted amid tight security in view of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) and the results are expected to start rolling out after 5pm.

The high-octane election campaign in these states was followed by voting that was spread out over a month. West Bengal voted in eight phases, starting March 27 and ending on April 29, while Assam voted in three. Elections in Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry were held in a single phase on April 6.

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BJP in West Bengal is contesting to wrestle the power out of the hands of three-time chief minister Mamata Banerjee. Assam is seeing a contest between the ruling BJP and a grand alliance of eight opposition parties including Congress, the AIUDF and the Bodoland People’s Front.

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In Tamil Nadu, the incumbent All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) has gone up against MK Stalin's Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) while the battle for Kerala prominently features LDF and the Congress-led UDF.

The alliance of All India NR Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is up against the Congress-led alliance in Puducherry.

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May 2, 2021 11:20 PM IST

Suvendu Adhikari wins Nandigram against Mamata, according to EC official data

BJP's Suvendu Adhikari wins Nandigram constituency against West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, as per Election Commission of India.

May 2, 2021 10:23 PM IST

Amit Shah congratulates Mamata, Pinarayi Vijayan and Stalin

Congratulations to @MamataOfficial Didi, Shri @vijayanpinarayi , and Shri @mkstalin for their parties success in the assembly elections. I am sure the state governments will work shoulder to shoulder with the central government for the welfare of the people.
May 2, 2021 9:06 PM IST

Happy to congratulate: Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said he is happy to congratulate Mamata and the people of West Bengal for soundly defeating the BJP.

May 2, 2021 8:45 PM IST

Trinamool asks for a recount in Nandigram seat

3-member Trinamool delegation is meeting Chief Electoral Officer at EC Office in Kolkata asking for a recount in Nandigram and certain other serious issues

May 2, 2021 8:07 PM IST

Suvendu Adhikari thanks voters

May 2, 2021 7:40 PM IST

BJP's presence significantly increased: PM Modi's message for Bengal

"I would like to thank my sisters and brothers of West Bengal who have blessed our party. From a negligible presence earlier, BJP’s presence has significantly increased. BJP will keep serving the people. I applaud each and every Karyakarta for their spirited effort in the polls."

May 2, 2021 7:38 PM IST

PM Modi's message for Kerala

"Gratitude to the people of Kerala who supported our Party in these elections. I appreciate the efforts of our industrious Party Karyakartas, who will continue serving the people of the state and strengthen the party at the grassroots level," PM Modi wrote.

May 2, 2021 7:37 PM IST

PM Modi's message for Tamil Nadu

"I would like to thank the people of Tamil Nadu who supported NDA. I assure the people of Tamil Nadu that we will keep working towards the state’s welfare and to further popularise the glorious Tamil culture. I applaud our Karyakartas for their hard work," PM Modi tweeted.

May 2, 2021 7:25 PM IST

Udhaynidhi Stalin hands over a brick with AIIMS written on it to Stalin to celebrate their win

May 2, 2021 6:13 PM IST

Nirmala Sitharaman shares tweet claiming attack on BJP office in West Bengal

May 2, 2021 6:05 PM IST

Rahul Gandhi congratulates MK Stalin

May 2, 2021 5:57 PM IST

Accept the verdict with humility, says Congress

"People's mandate is the final word in democracy. People of West Bengal, Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry have given their democratic mandate for next five years. We accept the verdict with humility and a sense of responsibility. We recognise that the election results are not as per our expectations, particularly those of Assam and Kerala," Randeep Surjewala said.

May 2, 2021 5:42 PM IST

Historic win but not a time to celebrate, says Pinarayi Vijayan

"It is a historic win. We are indebted to people. This victory will empower us to take more people friendly measures," Vijayan says.

May 2, 2021 5:29 PM IST

Shashi Tharoor congratulates Mamata

May 2, 2021 5:14 PM IST

Mamata's 1st message after victory

I would like to thank everyone. I request all to not take out victory processions. I urge everyone to go back to their homes now. I will address the media after 6pm, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee said.

May 2, 2021 4:46 PM IST

'Mamata Banerjee has sent out a clear message...': Sanjay Raut

"Mamata Banerjee has sent out a clear message -- that Modi Ji and Amit Shah Ji are not invincible. They can also be defeated," Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut said.

May 2, 2021 4:19 PM IST

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan to address press conference at 5.30pm

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan to address press conference at 5.30pm as LDF marches towards victory in assembly elections

May 2, 2021 4:10 PM IST

Rajnath Singh congratulates Mamata Banerjee

Union defence minister Rajnath Singh conveyed his best wishes to Mamata Banerjee as counting of votes was underway in West Bengal assembly elections. TMC is leading in 206 seats. "Congratulations to the Chief Minister of West Bengal, @MamataOfficial Didi on her party’s victory in West Bengal assembly elections. My best wishes to her for her next tenure," he tweeted.

May 2, 2021 4:04 PM IST

Results in for 8 Puducherry constituencies; AINRC wins 4, BJP 3, DMK 1

Results have been declared by the ECI for eight Puducherry constituencies. The AINRC has won in four seats, the BJP in three and the DMK in 1.

May 2, 2021 3:51 PM IST

Metro Man defeated in Kerala's Palakkad constituency

The Metro Man, E Sreedharan, was defeated in Palakkad constituency. Congress sitting legislator Shafi Parambil retained the seat.

May 2, 2021 3:34 PM IST

CPI(M) has won 1 seat in Kerala, and is leading in 56

In Kerala assembly elections, the CPI(M) has won 1 seat and is ahead in 56 out of the total 140 seats. The LDF alliance is leading in 86 seats.

May 2, 2021 3:30 PM IST

'Avoid victory celebrations': DMK chief MK Stalin tells party workers

As his party leads in 139 assembly seats in Tamil Nadu, MK Stalin has asked DMK workers to avoid victory celebrations in view of Covid-19 pandemic.

May 2, 2021 3:26 PM IST

Mamata ahead of Adhikari by around 3,200 votes in Nandigram

At 3 pm, Mamata Banerjee was ahead of Suvendu Adhikari by around 3,200 votes in Nandigram. The TMC candidates were ahead in most of the seats in South 24 Parganas, Howrah, Hooghly and Kolkata regions.

May 2, 2021 3:16 PM IST

Puducherry: All India NR Congress wins 4 seats, BJP secures 2, DMK gets 1

Results for 7 seats out in Puducherry: All India NR Congress has won 4 seats, the BJP has won two and the DMK has secured one seat.

May 2, 2021 3:13 PM IST

Server slowed down due to heavy load, not counting: ECI

The Election Commission of India told ANI that due to heavy load, the server has slowed down but counting has not. "Counting is continuing in the constituencies without any let-up," ECI said.

May 2, 2021 2:34 PM IST

Omar Abdullah congratulates TMC for a 'remarkable' victory

"Heartiest congratulations to @MamataOfficial didi & everyone at @AITCofficial for the remarkable victory in West Bengal. The BJP & a throughly partisan Election Commission threw everything including the kitchen sink at you & you prevailed. All the best for the next 5 years,"Omar Abdullah said.

May 2, 2021 2:23 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal congratulates Stalin on his 'resounding' victory

As DMK headed for victory in Tamil Nadu, chief minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal tweeted his best wishes for Stalin. "Many congratulations to @mkstalin on a resounding victory in the Tamil Nadu assembly polls. I wish him a successful tenure and the very best in fulfilling the aspirations of people of Tamil Nadu," he tweeted.

May 2, 2021 2:16 PM IST

NCP chief Sharad Pawar congratulates Mamata Banerjee, MK Stalin

NCP chief Sharad Pawar has congratulated TMC's Mamata Banerjee for her 'stupendous' victory in assembly polls. The TMC is leading in 202 seats in West Bengal. "Congratulations @MamataOfficial on your stupendous victory! Let us continue our work towards the welfare of people and tackling the Pandemic collectively."

In another tweet, he congratulated DMK's MK Stalin too. Stalin's DMK is ahead in 134 seats in Tamil Nadu. "Congratulations @mkstalin on your win, a truly well deserved victory! Wishing you the best to serve people who have instilled their faith in you!" he tweeted.

May 2, 2021 1:59 PM IST

DMK a 'responsible' party, cadres should celebrate at home, says leader

"The cadres are simply jubilant. Our leader's advice to the cadres is that let them celebrate from their homes as Election Commission is taking serious note of any violation. We are a responsible political party," DMK's TKS Elangovan said.

May 2, 2021 1:50 PM IST

Mamata Banerjee leads in Nandigram

Mamata Banerjee surpasses BJP's Suvendu Adhikari to lead in Nandigram after three rounds of counting.

May 2, 2021 1:29 PM IST

AIADMK's V Ramu leading in Tamil Nadu's Katpadi

In Tamil Nadu's Katpadi, AIADMK's V Ramu is leading and DMK's Durai Murugan is trailing.

May 2, 2021 1:07 PM IST

EC takes note of crowd gathered to celebrate victory in elections

The Election Commission of India has taken note of crowds gathered to celebrate victory in elections and has directed chief secretaries of all four states and Puducherry to file FIRs in each such case.

May 2, 2021 1:00 PM IST

'Tremors will be felt in Delhi': Shiv Sena's taunt to BJP on impact of election results

Shiv Sena lawmaker Sanjay Raut said that 'tremors will be felt' in Delhi after May 2. “Those claiming that there would be political developments in Maharashtra after May 2 [election results] should also remember that tremors will also be felt in Delhi,” he said in his weekly column in his party’s mouthpiece Saamana.

May 2, 2021 12:47 PM IST

TMC gains lead in 202 seats out of the total 294 in West Bengal

Mamata Banerjee's TMC has gained lead in 202 seats while the BJP trails with lead in 77 seats in West Bengal assembly elections, according to currents trends.

May 2, 2021 12:30 PM IST

BJP ahead in 17 seats, crosses majority mark in Puducherry; retains lead in Assam

BJP is ahead in 17 seats and has crossed the majority-mark in the 30-member Puducherry assembly, according to early trends. The party has also retained its lead in Assam.

May 2, 2021 12:24 PM IST

DMK supporters celebrate as trends show party leading in Tamil Nadu

Official trends show DMK leading in 141 seats in Tamil Nadu.

May 2, 2021 12:11 PM IST

Trends clearly show victory for BJP in Assam, says CM Sarbananda Sonowal

Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal told news agency ANI that "it was clear" that the BJP was going to retain power in the state, according to the trends.

May 2, 2021 12:03 PM IST

Kerala Election 2021: 3 candidates elected

Three candidates in Kerala -- labour minister T K Ramakrishnan in Perambra, power minister M M Mani in Idukki and Mani C Kappan (NCP breakaway faction) in Pala -- have been elected.

May 2, 2021 12:02 PM IST

Tamil Nadu: Some heavyweights leading in their respective constituencies

In Tamil Nadu, heavyweights who are leading in their strongholds include chief minister Edapaddi Palaniswami in Edappadi constituency, opposition leader M K Stalin in Kolathur seat, municipal administration minister S P Velumani in Thondamuthur and health minister C Vijayabhaskar.

May 2, 2021 11:57 AM IST

If LDF retains Kerala, it would end a four-decade-old electoral tradition in state

If LDF retains power, it would be an end of the four-decade-old electoral tradition of Kerala, wherein the government changes after every five years.

May 2, 2021 11:54 AM IST

After 4 rounds of counting in Kerala, LDF emerges as leader in 90 seats

After four rounds of counting in Kerala, LDF is leading in 90 seats and opposition Congress-led United Democratic Front is way behind in 47 seats. The BJP-led NAD is leading in three seats.

May 2, 2021 11:46 AM IST

BJP, which leads in 108 seats in West Bengal, said it will win over 200 seats

The BJP, which has taken lead in 108 seats, has said its target is to win over 200 seats West Bengal. In 2016 elections, the party won just three seats.

May 2, 2021 11:32 AM IST

As TMC takes lead in Bengal, BJP leader says 'situation will be clear only by evening'

As TMC took lead in West Bengal, BJP's Kailash Vijayvargiya said it was too early to say anything because there are so many rounds pending. “Situation will be clear only by evening. We had started from 3 and were challenged that we won't get even 100, we have crossed that mark,” he was quoted by a news agency.

May 2, 2021 11:23 AM IST

Pinarayi Vijayan watches the election trends along with party members

Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan is leading from the Dharmadam Assembly constituency.

May 2, 2021 11:08 AM IST

West Bengal: TMC's Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay and Firhad Hakim leading, early trends show

TMC candidates Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay and Firhad Hakim leading from Bhabanipur and Kolkata Port seats respectively, according to initial trends.

May 2, 2021 10:56 AM IST

Puducherry Election 2021: BJP leads in 15 seats, Cong alliance in 8

In Puducherry, the BJP alliance was leading in 15 seats, one short of the majority mark, and the Congress alliance trailed with leads in 8 seats.

May 2, 2021 10:55 AM IST

TMC crosses majority mark in West Bengal, BJP in Assam

The TMC has crossed the majority mark in West Bengal with lead in 162 seats, while the BJP has crossed the mark in Assam with 71 seats. DMK is ahead in Tamil Nadu with lead in 131 seats, according to early trends.

May 2, 2021 10:39 AM IST

DMK leads in 128 seats, AIADMK in 71 in Tamil Nadu

In Tamil Nadu, DMK is leading in 128 seats while the ruling AIADMK is ahead in 71 seats.

May 2, 2021 10:36 AM IST

West Bengal election 2021: TMC alliance ahead in 133, BJP in 77 seats

The TMC alliance is leading in West Bengal in 133 seats while the BJP is ahead in 77 seats. The Left alliance has lead in 6 seats.

May 2, 2021 10:34 AM IST

Kerala Election 2021: CPI(M) leading on 46 seats, Congress on 20

According to the ECI, CPI(M) is leading on 46 seats and Congress on 20 in Kerala.

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