Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry Exit Poll Results 2021.
Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry Exit Poll Results 2021.(ANI)

Kerala, Tamil Nadu Exit Poll 2021 updates: Stalin likely to win, Vijayan to retain Kerala

  • Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry Exit Poll Results 2021 Live Updates: India Today-Axis My India, Times Now-C Voter, India News, Jan ki Baat, India TV, News 24, Today's Chanakya will be announcing the exit poll results.
By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2021 11:13 PM IST

The assembly elections in the state of Tamil Nadu and the Union Territory of Puducherry were held in a single phase on April 6. Tamil Nadu held its first assembly election after the death of former chief ministers M Karunanidhi and J Jayalalithaa, the two Dravidian stalwarts. The contest on 234 assembly seats of Tamil Nadu remains mainly between MK Stalin-led Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) and the ruling party All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK).


The 140 assembly constituencies of Kerala also went to the elections in a single phase on April 6. As many as 2.74 crore voters exercised their franchise to decide the fate of 957 candidates. The ruling Left Democratic Front (LDF), led by the Communist Party of India (Marxist), and Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) are the main contenders. Of the 33 members of the Puducherry legislative assembly, 30 are elected directly by voters while three are nominated by the central government. Elections for the 30-member Puducherry assembly were announced days after the Congress-led government in the Union Territory fell due to defections.


The Election Commission has prohibited the publishing of results of any exit polls between March 27, 7am and April 29, 7pm. Exit poll results for Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Puducherry will be out only after the last phase of the West Bengal assembly elections are over. The counting of the votes will be done on May 2.

Follow all the updates here:

  • APR 29, 2021 11:13 PM IST

    CVoter predicts comfortable win for BJP alliance in Puducherry

    CVoter has predicted 19-23 seats out of 30 in Puducherry for the alliance of All India N.R. Congress and BJP.

  • APR 29, 2021 08:43 PM IST

    NDA to form govt in Puducherry, projects Axis My India

    India Today-Axis My India has projected 20-24 seats for the alliance of All India N.R. Congress and BJP out of 30 assembly seats. Congress-led alliance is projected to win 6-10 seats.

  • APR 29, 2021 08:08 PM IST

    Axis My India predicts huge win for DMK in Tamil Nadu

    India Today-Axis My India has projected 175-195 seats for DMK out of 234 assembly seats. It has predicted that AIADMK will shrink to 38-54 seats in the Tamil Nadu assembly. Vote share for DMK and AIADMK has been projected at 48% and 35% respectively.

  • APR 29, 2021 07:49 PM IST

    Today's Chanakya predicts a two-thirds majority for DMK in Tamil Nadu

    Today's Chanakya has projected 175 seats for DMK with an error margin of 11 as against 57 seats for AIADMK with the same error margin.

  • APR 29, 2021 07:38 PM IST

    CPI(M)-led LDF to sweep Kerala, India Today-Axis My India predicts

    India Today-Axis My India has projected 104-120 seats for incumbent LDF as against 20-36 seats for UDF. It has projected 0-2 for National Democratic Alliance.

  • APR 29, 2021 07:25 PM IST

    Comfortable win for DMK in Tamil Nadu, Republic-CNX projects

    Republic-CNX exit poll results predict 160-170 seats for DMK and 58-68 seats for AIADMK.

  • APR 29, 2021 07:18 PM IST

    Republic-CNX projects Pinarayi Vijayan-led LDF win

    Republic-CNX Exit Polls has projected a second consecutive win for the Left Democratic Front (LDF). It projects 58-64 seats for Congress-led alliance.

  • APR 29, 2021 06:59 PM IST

    Tamil Nadu 2016 assembly election results

    AIADMK won 134 seats in the 2016 assembly elections as against DMK's 88.

  • APR 29, 2021 06:51 PM IST

    Kerala assembly elections voter turnout

    Kerala witnessed a 74.02 per cent voter turnout as a total of 2.74 crore voters exercised their franchise.

  • APR 29, 2021 06:47 PM IST

    Tamil Nadu assembly elections voter turnout

    Tamil Nadu recorded a voter turnout of 72.78%, with Palacode constituency in Dharmapuri registering the highest polling at 87.33%. A total of 37 constituencies recorded over 80% voter turnout.

  • APR 29, 2021 06:39 PM IST

    Tamil Nadu Exit Polls 2021

    DMK president MK Stalin has emerged as the main challenger for the chief minister's office in the Tamil Nadu assembly elections 2021.

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