India Assembly Election 2021 results live: Vote counting underway

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Assam: Counting of votes in Assam to be held at two locations: Dibrugarh Govt Boys Higher Secondary School and Deputy Commissioner Office, Dibrugarh.
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Follow live updates as votes get counted in four states and one union territory in India.

The election schedule spread across four states and one Union Territory began on March 27 and continued till April 29. The counting of votes began today for the high-stakes assembly polls in four states – Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, and the Union territory of Puducherry. The process is in strict adherence to COVID-19 protocols as the country is grappling with the soaring daily number of cases.

LDF leading in Kerala

In what could be a historic turn of events, LDF is leading in Kerala as early trends come in. 

West Bengal

Early trends show Khela shesh so far as Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is trailing from Nandigram seat while her opponent, BJP’s Suvendu Adhikari is leading from the seat.

Initial trends suggest that the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) is leading on 68 seats while Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is leading in 36 seats. TMC’s Aroop Biswas is leading from Tollyganj while BJP’s Babul Supriyo is trailing.

BJP leading in Assam

ANI reported that BJP is leading on 31 seats in Assam while ally Asom Gana Parishad was leading on 6. Congress leading on 9, and it ally AIUDF on 5.

West Bengal

The ruling Trinamool Congress is leading in seven seats while Bharatiya Janata Party is leading in three seats as per the initial trends. The counting of votes on 294 seats in the state began on Sunday at 8am [IST] following COVID-19 protocols.

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The early trends showed that West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee is trailing from Nandigram seat. Bengal witnessed a fierce contest between the ruling Trinamool Congress and BJP across eight phases. The Samyukta Morcha comprising the Congress, Left parties and ISF has also tried to put up a strong fight. The BJP has made a concerted attempt to dislodge the TMC.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is contesting to wrestle the power out of the hands of three-time chief minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee.

Tamil Nadu

In Tamil Nadu, ANI reported that AIADMK was leading on 52 seats, DMK on 49.

Kerala

Congress and the Communist Party of India (Marxist) are leading in five seats each in early trends of counting of votes for Kerala Assembly.

Assam

The counting of votes in the Assam polls has commenced and early trends have started to pour in showing Bharatiya Janata Party leading on six seats while Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) is leading on two seats. Meanwhile, Indian National Congress and Bodoland Peoples Front are leading on one seat each.

Counting of votes for Assam Assembly Polls is underway at two locations in Dibrugarh — Dibrugarh Government Boys Higher Secondary School and Deputy Commissioner Office of Dibrugarh.

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