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The counting of votes begins for the high-stakes assembly polls in four states- Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, and the union territory of Puducherry. All necessary arrangements have been made by the Election Commission for counting which will begin at 8 am across counting centres. The outcome of assembly polls is likely to have implications for politics at the national level.

Catch here all the latest updates of Assembly Election Results 2021 on Assam, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Puducherry:

-Mamata Banerjee now leads over Suvendu Adhikari in Nandigram by 2700 votes

-You’ve to be secular in the fight against a communal force. That was done by TMC. We’re committed to secularism, committed to development. We’re committed to bringing the people together. We can’t fight a communal battle against a communal force: Firhad Hakim, TMC

-I was always telling the press that Mamata Banerjee will be CM for the 3rd time. BJP tried their best to crack but they didn’t succeed. The Left has now vanished from West Bengal due to their wrong policy of taking a communal force against a communal force: Firhad Hakim, TMC

-Assam polls: NDA leading in 77 seats, Grand Alliance ahead in 40, show EC trends.

-Kerala polls: LDF leading in 88, UDF in 50 seats, show EC trends.

-‘It’s a stupendous victory for Mamata Banerjee’: Shard Pawar

Congratulations@MamataOfficial on your stupendous victory! Let us continue our work towards the welfare of people and tackling the Pandemic collectively.

Congratulations @MamataOfficial on your stupendous victory!

Let us continue our work towards the welfare of people and tackling the Pandemic collectively. — Sharad Pawar (@PawarSpeaks) May 2, 2021

-CPIM’s Prakash Karat on LDF leading in Kerala

This is a significant victory as in the past 40 yrs no govt re-elected for a 2nd successive term. This shows people of Kerala have appreciated the performance of the Pinarayi Vijayan govt, the way it tackled floods, Covi and pro-people development, tweets ANI.

-EC takes note of reports of celebrations in poll-bound States: ECI has directed Chief Secretaries of all 5 states to file FIR in each such case, suspend concerned SHO and report the action taken immediately of each such incidence.

Election Commission of India writes to Chief Secretaries of all States/UTs to “prohibit victory celebrations urgently”. ECI also directs that responsible SHOs and other officers must be suspended immediately and criminal and disciplinary actions must be initiated against them pic.twitter.com/4aEydSH42P — ANI (@ANI) May 2, 2021

-West Bengal poll results 2021: As the day progressed, the ruling Trinamool Congress seemed to have an advantage in the race as the Trinamool Congress is leading in 202 seats while the Bharatiya Janata Party is leading in 77 seats as per the initial trends. The trends pointing towards TMC crossing the halfway mark in the state having 294 assembly seats.

-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.

-TMC’s Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay leading from the Bhabanipur constituency.

-TMC supporters celebrate in Kolkata as party leads on 202 seats. Watch video.

#WATCH TMC supporters celebrate at Kalighat, Kolkata as party leads on 202 seats as per official trends#WestBengalElections2021 pic.twitter.com/iiOyPhf8be — ANI (@ANI) May 2, 2021

-DMK’s Ezhilan N leading from Thousand Lights constituency, BJP’s Khushbu Sundar trailing.

-DMK President MK Stalin leads from Kolathur Assembly constituency

West Bengal polls: According to the Election Commission of India (ECI) website. The TMC was ahead in 198 seats and the BJP in 79.

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-Suvendu Adhikari, BJP candidate from Nandigram continues to lead from the Assembly constituency.

-Tamil Nadu polls: DMK’s Udhayanidhi Stalin leading from Chepauk-Thiruvallikeni constituency.

-Kerala polls: Suresh Gopi, BJP candidate from Thrissur, leading from the Assembly constituency.

-As per the trends, it is clear that Bharatiya Janata Party will form the government in Assam: Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal, ANI tweets.

As per the trends, it is clear that Bharatiya Janata Party will form the government in Assam: Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal#Assam pic.twitter.com/EuxHnucmtD — ANI (@ANI) May 2, 2021

-DMK workers and supporters celebrate outside Anna Arivalayam, the party headquarters in Chennai, as official trends show the party leading. Watch the video here.'

#WATCH | DMK workers and supporters celebrate outside Anna Arivalayam, the party headquarters in Chennai, as official trends show the party leading.#TamilNaduElections2021 pic.twitter.com/61tbcETHYk — ANI (@ANI) May 2, 2021

-Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan is leading from the Dharmadam Assembly constituency.

-EC trends at 11.08 am

West Bengal polls: TMC-166; BJP -83

Assam polls: BJP - 50

Asom Gana Parishad - 10

Indian National Congress - 20

Tamil Nadu polls: DMK leading on 98 seats, AIADMK on 81 seats.

-West Bengal polls: TMC leading on 112 seats, BJP on 58

-Tamil Nadu polls: DMK leading on 76 seats, AIADMK on 68, show EC trends.

-Puducherry polls: Congress leading on 6 seats, BJP on 2, DMK and Congress on 1 each, show EC trends.

-Kerala polls: CPI(M) leading on 46 seats, Congress on 20, show EC trends

-Assam polls: BJP leading on 31 seats, its ally Asom Gana Parishad on 6. Congress leading on 9, its ally AIUDF on 5, show EC trends.

-Tamil Nadu polls: DMK crosses the halfway mark

-West Bengal polls: Mamata Banerjee trails from Nandigram.

Locket Chatterjee trails from Chunchura.

Mukul Roy leads from Krishnanagar North.

Rajib Banerjee leads from Domjur.

TMC’s Aroop Biswas leading from Tollyganj, BJP’s Babul Supriyo trailing.

TMC’s Madan Mitra leading from Kamarhati.

TMC’s Firhad Hakim leading from Kolkata Port.

BJP’s Kummanam Rajasekharan leading from Nemom.

-Kerala polls: CPI(M) leading on 36 seats, Congress on 18.

-Assam polls: BJP leading on 18 seats, its ally Asom Gana Parishad on 6. Congress leading on 5 seats, its ally AIUDF on 1 seat.

-Kerala polls: Former CM and Congress candidate Oommen Chandy leading from Puthuppally.

-West Bengal polls: BJP national vice president Mukul Roy is leading from Krishnanagar Uttar and Tollywood actor-turned-TMC candidate Koushani Mukherjee is trailing in the constituency.

-Assam polls: BJP leading on 6 seats, its ally Asom Gana Parishad on 2. Congress leading on 2, show EC trends. Read more

-Assam polls: Postal ballot count shows lead for Sarbananda Sonowal, Himanta Biswa Sarma

-DMK’s MK Stalin is leading in his constituency Kolathur and AIADMK’s Edappadi Palaniswami is leading from Edappadi seat. BJP state chief L Murugan is leading in Dharapuram.

-West Bengal polls: TMC leads in 7, BJP in 3 constituencies, show EC trends

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-Kerala: Congress leading on 3 seats, CPI(M) leading on 1.

-West Bengal polls: Mamata Banerjee trailing as BJP’s Suvendu Adhikari gains lead in Nandigram. 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.

-Metro Man E Sreedharan leads in Palakkad with 1,000 votes, according to initial trends. Widow of late Marxist renegade K Rema establishes clear lead in Vadakara.

Official trends | ‘Metro man’ E Sreedharan, BJP candidate from Palakkad, leading from the constituency. #KeralaElections2021 pic.twitter.com/398EajJbVB — ANI (@ANI) May 2, 2021

-Kerala Assembly Elections Result 2021: Communist Party of India (Marxist) leading in Kongad of Palakkad district.

-West Bengal: Gopal Som, a counting agent of Congress candidate from Panihati (North 24 Parganas), Tapas Majumder, was taken to a hospital after he fell unconscious at the counting centre.

West Bengal: Gopal Som, a counting agent of Congress candidate from Panihati (North 24 Parganas), Tapas Majumder, was taken to a hospital after he fell unconscious at the counting centre. pic.twitter.com/uCpeJxuF11 — ANI (@ANI) May 2, 2021

-Tamil Nadu Election Results 2021: MK Stalin Leading In Kolathur, Son In Chepauk; DMK gains in 5 seats. Read more

-Visuals from a counting centre in Haldia of East Midnapore where votes in Haldia, Mahishadal and Nandigram are being counted. TMC leader and CM Mamata Banerjee had contested against BJP’s Suvendu Adhikari from Nandigram.

Counting of votes for #WestBengalPolls is underway. Visuals from a counting centre in Haldia of East Midnapore where votes in Haldia, Mahishadal and Nandigram are being counted.

TMC leader and CM Mamata Banerjee had contested against BJP’s Suvendu Adhikari from Nandigram. pic.twitter.com/Z7T7mJhw7E — ANI (@ANI) May 2, 2021

-Tamil Nadu Assembly Election Result 2021: DMK gains in 4 seats

-Bengal Assembly Election Result 2021: Early leads show gain for BJP. Read more

-Kerala: Counting of votes for the Assembly Elections 2021 to the 4 states and 1 union territory has begun. Visuals from Idukki where counting of postal ballots is underway.

Kerala: Counting of votes for the #AssemblyElections2021 to the 4 states and 1 union territory has begun. Visuals from Idukki where counting of postal ballots is underway. pic.twitter.com/sa79GEqKPY — ANI (@ANI) May 2, 2021

-Counting of votes for 4 states, Puducherry begins.

-Counting of votes for Assam Assembly Polls to be held at two locations in Dibrugarh, at Dibrugarh Govt Boys Higher Secondary School and Deputy Commissioner Office, Dibrugarh.

-Kerala: Congress leader and former CM Oommen Chandy offer prayers at Puthuppally Church. He is also the party’s candidate from the Puthuppally Assembly constituency.

-Counting of votes will begin at 8 am across counting centres.

-All necessary arrangements have been made by the Election Commission for counting.

Counting of postal ballots for #KeralaAssemblypolls will begin at 8 am. Visuals from a counting centre in Kannur. pic.twitter.com/angvoLRV2v — ANI (@ANI) May 2, 2021

-The Election Commission has made multiple arrangements—such as increasing the number of counting halls, limiting the number of officials inside, and making vaccination certificates or negative tests mandatory for entry.

Third term for Mamata Banerjee?

After eight-phased Assembly polls in West Bengal ended on April 29, the results will finally come out on Sunday with the Election Commission set to begin counting of votes at 8 am today.

While Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress (TMC) is seeking to seize power for the third consecutive term, the BJP is making claims of winning 200 seats in the 294-member West Bengal Assembly.

Exit polls predictions

A clear victory for DMK-led alliance in Tamil Nadu.

LDF retaining power in Kerala.

BJP-led NDA in Assam.

A tight contest in Bengal with several surveys giving an edge to the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC).

In Puducherry, the polls predicted victory for NDA.

How to check Assembly Election Results 2021 online

For interested citizens, the election commission will be posting the results on its official website as well as through an application. The election regulator will be posting the results on eciresults.nic.in. The ECI will display the information as it is being filled in the system by the Returning Officers from their respective Counting Centers.

West Bengal: Bengal has the highest 294 seats and saw 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. BJP leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and party chief JP Nadda held several rallies across the state. The Trinamool Congress has been in power in the state since 2011. Several TMC leaders joined the BJP in the run-up to the elections and Mamata Banerjee contested Nandigram against her former ministerial colleague Suvendu Adhikari.

Kerala: In Kerala, leaders of both LDF and UDF have expressed confidence of victory in Kerala polls ahead of counting. LDF leaders have said that the exit polls reflect the acceptability of the ruling alliance among people. The counting of votes for 140 member assembly will begin at 8 am. The polling was held in a single phase on April 6.

Assam: In Assam, the BJP is seeking a second term after a thumping win in the 2016 elections where the party ended Tarun Gogoi-led Congress' 15-year rule when it won 86 out of 126 seats.

The main contest is between the alliances led by the BJP and Congress. The BJP-led led alliance also includes the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and United People’s Party Liberal (UPPL).

The Congress has stitched a broad alliance called the Mahajot which includes All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF), Communist Party of India, the Communist Party of India (Marxist), the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Liberation, the Anchalik Gana Marcha (AGM) and the Bodoland Peoples' Front (BPF).

Jailed activist Akhil Gogoi’s Raijor Dal has stitched an alliance with Assam Jatiya Parishad. The BJP is banking on the performance of the Sarbanand Sonowal government in the state in the past five years, the initiatives of the central government and the appeal of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Tamil Nadu: In Tamil Nadu, the assembly polls will be the first in the absence of two towering leaders of the state and former chief ministers J Jayalalithaa and M Karunanidhi. The fate of 3,998 candidates was sealed during polling on April 6. The state has 234 constituencies.

While ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) made a determined bid to retain power, the DMK-led alliance campaigned hard to oust it. DMK has been out of power since 2011. Makkal Needhi Maiam has also made efforts to put up a strong fight. Several other parties were also in the fray.

The AIADMK-led alliance includes BJP and Paattali Makkal Katchi (PMK). The DMK has allotted 25 seats to Congress, six each to CPI, CPI (M), Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) and Vaiko’s Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK).

Puducherry: In Puducherry, the counting of votes is likely to take place in batches. The results will decide the fate of 324 candidates. The battle is seen mainly between NDA and Congress-DMK alliance.

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Elections Results 2021 Live News Updates: Election results 2021 or Vidhan Sabha results 2021 for West Bengal, Assam, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry assemblies will be announced today on May 2. Counting of votes with regard to West Bengal, Assam, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry election results will start around 8 AM. It’s a big day for political parties but election results are being announced amid an extremely bad Covid-19 situation in the country. BusinessToday.In will bring all the latest action on assembly election results 2021. Stay tuned to catch all the news updates on West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Assam, and Puducherry election results 2021 or Vidhan Sabha results 2021 LIVE news updates.

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1.35 pm: Pawar congratulates Mamata on “stupendous victory!”

National Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar congratulates Mamata on “stupendous victory!”. “Let us continue our work towards the welfare of people and tackling the pandemic collectively,” he adds.

Congratulations @MamataOfficial on your stupendous victory!

Let us continue our work towards the welfare of people and tackling the Pandemic collectively. — Sharad Pawar (@PawarSpeaks) May 2, 2021

1.30 pm: Police swing into action after EC order

A cop instructing TMC supporters to stop celebrations in Asansol.

#WATCH | A police personnel instructs TMC supporters to stop celebrations in Asansol

EC asks States/UTs to “prohibit victory celebrations urgently”, also directs that responsible SHOs/officers must be suspended immediately and criminal& disciplinary actions must be initiated pic.twitter.com/QUuVO3CrzV — ANI (@ANI) May 2, 2021

1.27 pm: West Bengal election 2021 result status

TMC comfortably ahead of the victory margin of 147. From now on, it looks pretty clear that Mamata Banerjee-led TMC is winning the West Bengal Assembly polls 2021.

Status known for 284 out of 292 constituencies

AJSU Party: 1

All India Trinamool Congress: 202

Bharatiya Janata Party: 77

Independent: 2

Indian National Congress: 1

Rashtriya Secular Majlis Party: 1

1.20 pm: Important victory for left in Kerala: CPIM’s Prakash Karat

CPIM’s Prakash Karat has said it’s an important victory for left in Kerala as in the past 40 years, no government was re-elected for a second successive term. “This shows people of Kerala have appreciated performance of Pinarayi Vijayan govt, the way it tackled floods, COVID and pro-people development,” he adds.

1.05 pm: EC takes serious note of parties celebrating amid Covid concerns

“ECI takes serious note of reports coming in of congregation(s) of people to celebrate anticipated victory. EC has directed Chief Secretaries of all 5 states to file FIR in each such case, suspend concerned SHO and report action taken immediately of each such incidence,” says the Election Commission of India.

12.55 pm: Mamata has won hearts & minds with her guts: Abhishek Singhvi

Congress leader Abhishek Singhvi says irrespective of Nandigram result - and she is trailing there - Mamta showed her tigress fighting instincts by eschewing multiple safe seats available and took the fight right to the heart of the enemy’s den. “Win or lose, she has won hearts & minds with her guts,” says the Congress leader.

#WB remarkable 4variety of reasons—best brake on #BJP arrogance; shows mere money pumping wo boots on ground does nt work; that decibel levels often inversely proportional 2reality; tht local vs outsider is imp; tht polarisation has limits & drawing room perceptions dangerous! — Abhishek Singhvi (@DrAMSinghvi) May 2, 2021

12.44 pm: Akhilesh Yadav congratulates Mamata Banerjee

Former UP CM Akhilesh Yadav congratulates Mamata Banerjee for defeating “the politics of hate of BJP” in Bengal.

प. बंगाल में भाजपा की नफ़रत की राजनीति को हराने वाली जागरुक जनता, जुझारू सुश्री ममता बनर्जी जी व टीएमसी के समर्पित नेताओं व कार्यकर्ताओं को हार्दिक बधाई!

ये भाजपाइयों के एक महिला पर किए गए अपमानजनक कटाक्ष ‘दीदी ओ दीदी’ का जनता द्वारा दिया गया मुँहतोड़ जवाब है।

दीदी_जिओ_दीदी pic.twitter.com/wlnUmdfMwA — Akhilesh Yadav (@yadavakhilesh) May 2, 2021

12.33 pm: TMC erupts into celebrations

TMC supporters celebrate at Kalighat, Kolkata, as party leads on 202 seats as per official trends. – ANI

#WATCH TMC supporters celebrate at Kalighat, Kolkata as party leads on 202 seats as per official trends#WestBengalElections2021pic.twitter.com/iiOyPhf8be — ANI (@ANI) May 2, 2021

12.30 pm: Mamata all set for victory in Bengal

Of the total 292 seats, Trinamool Congress is leading on 202 seats, the BJP is leading on 77. TMC supporters celebrate in Kolkata as party surges ahead towards the victory.

12.19 pm: Assembly polls results in Assam

Trends show clear majority for BJP-led alliance in Assam, we will retain power for sure, says CM Sarbananda Sonowal. As per the trends of 98 seats, BJP is leading on 50 seats, its ally Asom Gana Parishad on 11. Congress leading on 19 seats, its ally AIUDF on 9 seats.

12.18 pm: Mamata closes in gap with Adhikari

Mamata closes in gap with former aide Suvendu Adhikari in the Nandigram Assembly constituency in Bengal. Adhikari now ahead by just 3,710 votes. Suvendu has got 51.32 per cent vote share, while Mamata has received 44.43 per cent votes as yet.

11.56 am: Assembly election result 2021 in Kerala

‘Metro man’ E Sreedharan, BJP candidate from Palakkad, leading from the Assembly constituency. As per the EC trends, Communist Party of India (Marxist) is winning on 55 seats, while Indian National Congress is winning on 24 seats in 140-seat assembly.

11.50 am: BJP wins big in Assam

The BJP has big reason to smile in Assam where the party is winning big. As per the latest EC trends, the BJP is leading on 56 seats in the state, while the Congress is behind with lead on 29 seats in 126-seat assembly. All India United Democratic Front is winning on 11 seats, while Asom Gana Parishad is surging ahead on 10 seats.

11.46 am: Tamil Nadu assembly election results 2021

TN deputy CM O Panneerselvam leads by 360 votes in Bodinayakanur. BJP is winning big in the southern state.

11.37 am: Tamil Nadu assembly election results 2021

Election Results 2021 LIVE News Updates: Celebration erupts at DMK headquarters in Chennai. DMK is marching towards victory in Tami Nadu. Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) is ahead on 108 assembly seats, while All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) is leading on 80. DMK has already crossed the halfway mark in the state with 234 constituencies.

#WATCH | DMK workers and supporters celebrate outside Anna Arivalayam, the party headquarters in Chennai, as official trends show the party leading.#TamilNaduElections2021pic.twitter.com/61tbcETHYk — ANI (@ANI) May 2, 2021

11.30 am: BJP to form govt in Assam, says Sonowal

As per the trends, it is clear that Bharatiya Janata Party will form the government in Assam, says Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal.

As per the trends, it is clear that Bharatiya Janata Party will form the government in Assam: Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal#Assampic.twitter.com/EuxHnucmtD — ANI (@ANI) May 2, 2021

11.26 am: Babul Supriyo is trailing

West Bengal Election Results 2021 LIVE News Updates: BJP leader Babul Supriyo is trailing from Tollygunge constituency.

Current status in West Bengal

TMC leading on: 184 seats

BJP: 84

Total seats: 292

11.22 am: West Bengal slipping away from BJP

As per the latest EC trends, TMC has crossed the halfway mark and is leading on 178 seats in West Bengal. BJP is far behind and is leading on 87 seats.

11.14 am: MK Stalin leads by 10,000 votes in Tamil Nadu

DMK’s MK Stalin leads by 10,000 votes. His party Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) is leading on 104 seats, while AIADMK is leading on 81 seats in the southern state.

11.11 am: BJP will wait till final numbers are in: Dilip Ghosh

Election Results 2021 LIVE News Updates: BJP chief Dilip Ghosh says the numbers are only “early trends” and that the BJP is waiting for the final numbers to come in.

11.01 AM: Assembly election result 2021 update from West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Assam

Election Results 2021 LIVE News Updates: Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress Party gains early leads across 175 out of 292 seats. The DMK is ahead of the halfway mark in Tamil Nadu. The BJP is surging ahead in Assam. The ruling LDF is leading in 75 seats in Kerala.

10.45 am: West Bengal assembly poll results 2021

Trinamool Congress is surging ahead with 50.2 per cent vote share, while BJP is trailing with 35.7 percent voteshare.

10.41 am: Bypoll 2021 results

NCP candidate Bhagirath Bhalke leading in Pandharpur Assembly bypoll in Maharashtra, according to initial trends.

Telangana Assembly bypoll: TRS candidate Nomula Bhagat leading in Nagarjuna Sagar seat, according to EC trends. – PTI

10.39 am: Key candidates winning in Kerala

Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan, Health Minister KK Shailaja, Congress leaders Oommen Chandy and Ramesh Chennithala leading in respective constituencies, according to initial trends.

10.35 am: Official EC trends from Tamil Nadu

All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam: 70

Bharatiya Janata Party: 3

Communist Party of India: 2

Communist Party of India (Marxist): 2

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam: 82

Indian National Congress: 8

Makkal Needhi Maiam: 1

Pattali Makkal Katchi: 9

Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi: 1

Total seats: 234

10.32 am: Visuals from West Bengal

DEO Kalimpong overseeing the Postal Ballot counting for 22 Kalimpong Assembly Constituency of Darjeeling District.

10.31 am: Official trends for 11 seats in Puducherry

NR Congress leading on: 6 seats

BJP: 2

DMK and Congress: 1 each

10.20 am: West Bengal Assembly election 2021 results: Mamali losing Nandigram

Mamata Banerjee is trailing by more than 8,000 votes from Nandigram assembly constituency. BJP’s Suvendu Adhikari ahead by 8,106 votes.

10.15 am: Official trends for by-election to Vidhan Sabha

BJP leading in Gujarat and Jharkhand

BJP and Congress leading on 1 seat each in Karnataka

Zoram People’s Movement leading in Mizoram

Congress leading on 2 BJP in 1 in Rajasthan

TRS leading in Telangana

10.05 am: Kerala assembly election results 2021

Former CM and Congress candidate Oommen Chandy leading from Puthuppally. Early trends of parties leading as per the EC data are:

Bharatiya Janata Party leading on: 1 seat

Communist Party of India: 8

Communist Party of India (Marxist): 36

Independent s: 2

Indian National Congress: 18

Indian National League: 1

Indian Union Muslim League: 8

Janadhipathiya Kerala Congress: 1

Janata Dal (Secular): 2

Kerala Congress: 2

Kerala Congress (Jacob): 1

Kerala Congress (M): 5

Loktantrik Janta Dal: 1

Nationalist Congress Party:1

Revolutionary Marxist Party of India: 1

Total: 88

10.00 am: Assembly election results 2021 Tamil Nadu

DMK candidate from Chepauk assembly constituency, Udhayanidhi Stalin arrives at Queen Mary’s College in Chennai where counting of votes for Tamil Nadu Assembly polls is underway.

AIADMK leading on: 8 seats

DMK: 1

PMK: 2

DMK candidate from Chepauk assembly constituency, Udhayanidhi Stalin arrives at Queen Mary’s College in Chennai where counting of votes for #TamilNaduAssemblyPolls is underway.

AIADMK leading on 8 seats, DMK on 1 and PMK on 2 seats. pic.twitter.com/LwXBTJrn7m — ANI (@ANI) May 2, 2021

9.50 am: Assam election result 2021 news updates: EC update

All India Trinamool Congress: 45

Bharatiya Janata Party : 29

Independent : 1

Total: 75

9.45 am: Assam election result 2021 news updates: EC update

Asom Gana Parishad: 2

Bharatiya Janata Party: 8

Bodoland Peoples Front: 1

Indian National Congress: 2

United People’s Party, Liberal: 1

Total: 14

9.40 am: Assam election results 2021 live news updates

Just like West Bengal, it’s tight contest between the BJP+ and the Congress alliance in Assam, shows the early trends. The BJP has gained an early lead on 36 seats, while the Congress is ahead on 20 assembly seats. Other parties and independents are leading in total 4 seats.

9.32 am: Mamata Banerjee Vs Suvendu Adhikari in West Bengal

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is trailing from Nandigram assembly constituency by 1,497 votes. Suvendu Adhikari had joined the BJP before the polls, ending his long-time association with TMC and Mamata.

Official trends for #WestBengalElections2021 | BJP’s Suvendu Adhikari leading from Nandigram.

(File photo) pic.twitter.com/P9a4ZD0Gf9 — ANI (@ANI) May 2, 2021

9.29 am: Assembly election results 2021 Puducherry

The BJP gains early lead in the Union Territory by surging ahead on three seats – Manadipatti, Nellithop, and Kamaraja Nagar. Congress has gained early lead on just one seat.

9.25 am: West Bengal assembly election result 2021

Neck-and-neck fight between both the BJP and the Congress in West Bengal. Early trends show TMC leading on 70-87 seats, while BJP ahead on 63-89. The Left-Congress alliance is ahead on 2-4 seats.

9.18 am: Early trends on Assam assembly polls 2021

BJP+ leading on: 24 seats

Congress alliance: 19

9.17 am: Assembly election result 2021 in Kerala

‘Metroman’ E Sreedharan, who’s contesting on the BJP ticket, is leading from the Palakkad assembly seat in Kerala.

9.10 am: Suvendu Adhikari Vs Mamata Banerjee

BJP’s Suvendu Adhikari now leading in Nandigram assembly seat, while chief minister Mamata Banerjee is trailing. Suvendu Adhikari was a one-time close confidante of Mamata who defected to the BJP.

8.59 AM: Assembly election results 2021 West Bengal: Mamata leads in early trends

Election Results 2021 LIVE News Updates: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is leading from her constituency Nandigram. Other leaders who are leading in early poll trends are BJP’s Babul Supriyo in Tollygunge; Bengal minister and TMC leader Moloy Ghatak in Asansol Uttar; BJP’s Swapan Dasgupta in Tarakeswar Assembly; and BJP’s Mukul Roy in Krishnanagar Uttar.

Also read: West Bengal Election Results 2021: Counting of votes underway in 292 assembly seats

8.55 am: Assembly election results Tamil Nadu: DMK leading on 17 seats, AIADMK 12

Election Results 2021 LIVE News Updates: The early poll trends show expected results in Tamil Nadu. The DMK alliance is leading 17 assembly constituencies, while AIADMK is leading on Tiruchirappalli East, Kumarapalayam, Cuddalore and nine other assembly seats.

8.45 am: Visuals from Darjeeling

Media centre seating arrangement at counting venue of 23 Darjeeling assembly constituency of Darjeeling district.

8.43 am: Visuals from a counting centre in Haldia

Counting of votes for West Bengal polls is underway. Visuals from a counting centre in Haldia of East Midnapore where votes in Haldia, Mahishadal and Nandigram are being counted. TMC leader and CM Mamata Banerjee had contested against BJP’s Suvendu Adhikari from Nandigram.

Counting of votes for #WestBengalPolls is underway. Visuals from a counting centre in Haldia of East Midnapore where votes in Haldia, Mahishadal and Nandigram are being counted.

TMC leader and CM Mamata Banerjee had contested against BJP’s Suvendu Adhikari from Nandigram. pic.twitter.com/Z7T7mJhw7E — ANI (@ANI) May 2, 2021

8.39 am: Where to get official info on poll trends?

For official trends and results data on assembly election results 2021, log on to https://results.eci.gov.in or download “Voter helpline” mobile app from Google Play Store and Apple App store.

Trends and results can be accessed at https://t.co/JCoAEDlky2 and “Voter helpline” mobile app available at Google Play Store and Apple App store pic.twitter.com/TZT3S6b2XK — Sheyphali Sharan (@SpokespersonECI) May 1, 2021

8.35 am: TMC takes early lead in Bengal

TMC leads on 38 seats in West Bengal, while the BJP is catching up fast, shows early poll trends.

8.32 am: Assam Assembly election results: BJP leads on 4, Congress 3

Counting for postal ballets underway in Assam. There’s a close fight between the BJP and Congress in Assam, with the saffron party taking an early lead on 4 seats, while the opposition Congress ahead on three seats.

8.26 am: West Bengal election results 2021

Total seats: 294

TMC ahead on: 25

BJP: 20

CPI (M)+: 0

Others: 0

8.20 am: TMC ahead on 15, BJP 13

Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress gains early lead on 15 assembly seats in West Bengal. The BJP is ahead on 13 assembly seats.

8.15 am: Sanitisation on in West Bengal

Sanitisation is going on before entering counting venue, Medinipur college, Paschim Medinipur district.

8.01 AM: Counting of votes begins in West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Assam, Kerala and Puducherry. Early trends will start showing in a few moments from now.

7.50 AM: Where to watch live streaming of West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Assam, Kerala, Puducherry voting results:

BusinessToday.In will be bringing you a 360-degree coverage of election results from four states and a UT. You can follow BusinessToday.In live blog and other coverage to get the latest insights of election results.

will be bringing you a 360-degree coverage of election results from four states and a UT. You can follow live blog and other coverage to get the latest insights of election results. You can also watch live streaming of election results on India Today online and India Today TV.

AajTak channel and its online platform will also be running live commentary on election results on its platforms.

channel and its online platform will also be running live commentary on election results on its platforms. You can keep a tab on the EC website (website-results.eci.gov.in) or its mobile app (‘Voter Helpline’ app).

7.30 AM: Congress not to take part in election debates on TVs today

The Congress on Saturday decided that it will not participate in election debates on television on Sunday when the results for assembly polls for five states are out. Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said in view of the serious coronavirus situation in the country, the party’s spokespersons will not participate on the TV debates after poll results are out. The results for assembly elections in states of Assam, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Kerala would be declared today. “At a time when Nation is facing an unprecedented crisis, when Govt under PM Modi has collapsed, we find it unacceptable to not hold them accountable and instead discuss election wins and losses. We @INCIndia have decided to withdraw our spokespersons from election debates,” he said on Twitter.

7.24 am: EC moves SC over Madras HC remarks

The Election Commission (EC) has moved the Supreme Court over the Madras High Court’s remarks criticising the poll body for conducting elections amid the second wave of pandemic and failing to ensure political parties adhere to Covid-19 norms. The matter will be heard by the SC on Monday. The EC, in its plea, has termed the HC remarks as “uncalled for and blatantly disparaging”.

7.15 am: Ban on victory processions amid critical Covid-19 situation

The Election Commission has banned any victory procession amid critical Covid-19 situation in the country. It was also directed that banning victory procession would include any kind of procession by or congregation of supporters of victorious candidates anywhere in constituency(ies) beyond limits on number prescribed by concerned state/UT. The commission has also directed the chief secretaries of all these States/UT to ensure that all directions of ECI and extant instructions of NDMA/SDMA concerning gatherings etc in the wake of counting should be complied with.

7.06 am: Counting arrangement in West Bengal

Counting arrangements of Phansidewa (ST) Assembly Constituency of Darjeeling District. Counting of votes for West Bengal assembly elections will start around 8 am. BJP may throw a surprise in the state today.

Counting arrangements of Phansidewa (ST) Assembly Constituency of Darjeeling District.#WestBengalElections2021@ECISVEEP@SpokespersonECI@rajivkumarec@PIBKolkatapic.twitter.com/HtlGqDZdcJ — CEO West Bengal (@CEOWestBengal) May 1, 2021

7.05 AM: Counting of votes to start at 8 am

Counting to begin from 8am on 2nd May 2021 at 2,364 counting halls across 822 ACs in 5 atates/UT & 4PCs and 13ACs where byepolls were held.

Trends and results can be accessed at https://t.co/JCoAEDlky2 and “Voter helpline” mobile app available at Google Play Store and Apple App store pic.twitter.com/TZT3S6b2XK — Sheyphali Sharan (@SpokespersonECI) May 1, 2021

7.00 AM: Assembly polls results in Assam

Opposition may not be able to spring a surprise in Assam as the BJP-led NDA is likely to come back to power in the state. However, the ruling BJP may face a stiff challenge from ‘Mahajoth’ or ‘Grand Alliance’, including the Congress and Bodoland Peoples' Front. The counting of votes will begin at 8 am today.

6.57 AM: Negative report must for candidates, agents entering counting halls

Election Results 2021 LIVE News Updates: If you are an election candidate or a party agent and want to enter the vote counting hall, you must produce a Covid-19 negative report or the certificate of double dose vaccination to the EC officials to get an entry.

6.52 AM: Counting officials to adhere to strict Covid rule compliance

To ensure strict compliance amid the raging Covid-19 wave, the Election Commission authorities have made elaborate arrangements for the counting of votes. This time around, there are 2,364 counting halls as compared to 1,002 set up in 2016 for 822 assembly constituencies. At least 15 rounds of sanitation will be carried out at each counting centre and all other social distancing norms will be followed.

6.44 AM: What do exit poll surveys say?

Exit polls have announced their verdicts and it’s not a pretty picture for Mamata in West Bengal. AIADMK also seems to be losing the state of Tamil Nadu and Pinarayi Vijayan is seen to be bucking the anti-incumbency trend in Kerala. The saffron party will retain Assam, while the NDA will spring to power in the union territory of Puducherry.

Also read: BJP may throw a surprise in Bengal; DMK win in TN, Left in Kerala: India Today-Axis My India exit poll

6.40 AM: Counting of votes in all states will begin on May 2 (Sunday). The Election Commission of India (ECI) will begin uploading the election trends on its website and app from 8 am onwards.

How to check election result on ECI website

Step 1: Visit the ECI results website-results.eci.gov.in

Step 2: Click on the link reading ‘General Assembly Elections 2021’

Step 3: You will be redirected to a new page

Step 4: Results of the elections will display on your screen

Also read: Exit polls 2021: Neck-to-neck fight in Bengal; DMK victory likely in Tamil Nadu

How to check election result on ECI app

Step 1: Download the ECI’s ‘Voter Helpline’ app from the Google Play Store or Android App Store

Step 2: Fill in registration details and the one-time password (OTP) received

Step 3: You can also leave this step and directly visit the results page

Step 4: Once done, go to the ‘results’ option on the homepage to find ‘Assembly Elections 2021’ results

6.30 AM: The Election Commission has made elaborate arrangements for counting of votes on May 2 for the West Bengal assembly polls and put in place measures to ensure strict adherence to health safety protocols, amid a raging second wave of COVID-19, an official said on Saturday. A three-tier security arrangement has been in place at 108 counting centres of West Bengal where polled electronic voting machines (EVMs), along with voter-verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) units, have been kept in strong rooms.

Also read: West Bengal Election 2021: Voting dates, election results, full poll schedule, timings, all FAQs

ECI Election Results 2021: How to check live counting on eciresults.nic.in and eci.gov.in

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Election Commission of India (ECI) Election Results 2021: Following a high octane elections to the assemblies of West Bengal, Kerala, Assam, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry that took place under the shadow of the Covid-19, the results of the same are scheduled to be declared on Sunday (May 2).

The elections across four states and one Union Territory kicked off on March 27 and continued till April 29 amid Covid-19 protocols. While the West Bengal (292 seats) and Assam (126 seats) voted in eight and three phases respectively, Kerala (140 seats), Assam (234 seats), Tamil Nadu (30 seats) went for single-phase elections on April 6.

The counting of votes and results on individual seats will be declared live on the following websites of Election Commission of India – eci.nic.in, eciresults.nic.in and eci.gov.in.

Apart from the ECI website, the results can also be tracked on various news channels ––– Hindi, English and regional languages of the respective states. The indianexpress.com will also run a live blog on the election results with a detailed analysis of incoming trends and political opinions.

For West Bengal, most exit polls have given an edge to the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress while a very few have given the BJP an advantage. The Times Now-C Voter predicted a clear majority for the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress by projecting 162 seats for the party and 115 for the BJP. ABP-C Voter predicted 152-164 seats for the TMC and 109-121 for the BJP, whereas CNN News18 predicted the TMC’s win by 162 seats as against the BJP’s 115. Jan Ki Baat exit polls predicted a majority for the BJP, giving it 162-185 seats, against 104-121 to the TMC.

Nearly all the exit polls have predicted a clear majority for the ruling BJP in Assam. India Today-Axis My India predicted 75-85 seats for the BJP in the 126-member assembly and 40-50 to the Congress-led Opposition. Today’s Chanakya predicted 70 seats for the BJP and 56 for Congress and allies, ABP-C Voter predicted 58-71 seats for BJP and 53-66 seats for Congress and allies, and Republic TV-CNX predicted 74-84 seats for the BJP and 40-50 seats for the Congress.

For Kerala, the pollsters have predicted a major setback for the Congress as the Pinarayi Vijayan’s LDF government is seen to retain power in the state for the second consecutive time. Pinarayi’s re-election would break the jinx as in Kerala, no government has been elected in back-to-back terms. Axis My India predicted a big win for the CPM-led LDF by projecting 104 seats for it in the 140-member Assembly and predicting only 20-36 seats to the Congress-led UDF. Today’s Chanakya forecast 93-111 seats for the LDF and 26-44 for the UDF, while CNX predicted a closer fight by giving 72-80 seats for the LDF against 54-64 for the UDF.

In Tamil Nadu, Axis My India and CNX forecast a big win for the DMK-Congress alliance. The ruling AIADMK-led alliance, which includes the BJP, was projected to get 38-54 and 58-68 respectively. Today’s Chanakya predicted 164-186 seats for the DMK combine and 46-68 for the AIADMK alliance while Republic TV-CNX survey predicted 160-179 seats for DMK and 58-69 seats for the AIADMK combine.

In Puducherry, the exit polls have predicted a major victory for the NDA.