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Assembly Elections 2021 Results LIVE Updates | Congress's Assam president Ripun Bora resigns after poll debacle, sends letter to Sonia Gandhi

Five Indian states will declare results on May 2 from local elections held in March and early April. The election results are seen as an early test of the impact the devastating second wave of the coronavirus pandemic is having on support for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his right-wing BJP party.

May 02, 2021 / 11:34 PM IST
Counting of votes in Assam, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry began on May 2 morning.

Counting of votes in Assam, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry began on May 2 morning.


Counting of votes in Assam, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry began on May 2 morning.

West Bengal Election Result LIVE Updates

Over 1,000 count observers will conduct the process with everyone expected to produce a negative COVID-19 test report or show they have been fully vaccinated.

Tamil Nadu Election Result LIVE updates

Most of the votes in the state elections were cast in March, but polling in some constituencies continued through April, just as India started detecting thousands of fresh coronavirus infections every day.

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Kerala Election Result LIVE updates

No time to celebrate 'huge win', says CM P Vijayan as LDF sweeps polls in Kerala. AINRC’s Chandira Priyanga defeats A. Marimuthu in Nedungadu.

Meanwhile, Rajnath Singh has congratulated DMK MK Stalin on his party's victory. In Assam, CM Sarbananda Sonowal and Himanta Biswa Sarma defeat rivals.

10.00 pm

Congress's Assam president Ripun Bora resigns after poll debacle, sends letter to Sonia Gandhi

9:15 pm

Coimbatore South -- actor Kamal Haasan loses by abt 1300 votes to BJP's Vanathi Srinivasan

Live Updates @ 8:23

TMC: Win: 58, Leading: 156

BJP: Win: 11, Leading: 65

7:31 pm

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: PM Narendra Modi

7:14 pm

Trends | TMC- 216, BJP- 73

6:55 pm

Kamal Haasan sees set back in Coimbatore south with BJP's Vanathi Srinivasan leading by 900 votes at the end of round 23 at 6.55 PM

6.53 pm

Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor hails Mamata Banerjee for her "spectacular victory" in West Bengal Assembly polls, says BJP has met its match in Bengal and lost.

6: 20 pm

Let the Nandigram people give whatever verdict they want, I accept that. I don't mind, says Mamata.

6: 15 pm

The swearing-in will be a low-key event because of the prevailing COVID19 situation, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee says.

6:05 pm

Top BJP leaders had announced that they were moving towards forming a government. At that point, we were told that their current account here would be closed in this election: Kerala CM

4: 52 pm

It would be my privilege to represent the constituency for 5th consecutive term: Himanta Biswa Sarma

4:35 pm

Mamata Banerjee has won Nandigram. She beat her nearest rival BJP's Suvendu Adhikari by 1,200 votes.

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4:01 pm

Left in Kerala moves to a historic win as LDF's leads touch 100.

Meanwhile, Congress is still confident that the tally will reverse even though NDA seems to have swept in Assam, leading in 73 off 126 seats.

3:39 pm

Mamata Banerjee, who was trailing in the first rounds of counting in Nandigram, is now leading after the 14th round of counting.

3:13 pm

Amid TMC's thumping victory in West Bengal, its political aide Prashant Kishor has told NDTV that he was quitting political consultancy and election strategising.

"I have no desire to continue in this space. In victory, I can tell you that I am quitting this space. I have had enough. It’s a tough job. I don’t want to be doing this all my life. It's time for my I-PAC colleagues to takeover," he said.

2:41 pm

AINRC Candidate Djeacoumar. C has won 2021 Puducherry Assembly Elections from Mangalam, defeating DMK candidate sun. Kumaravel by 2,751 votes. MNM chief Kamal Haasan is now leading by a thin margin in Coimbatore South.

In Assam, BJP has secured a comfortable lead over the Congress-led alliance.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has congratulated P Vijayan as LDF's lead touched 95 out of 140 seats.

Meanwhile, TMC's lead has touched 210, securing a thumping dominance against the BJP. Former J&K CM Omar Abdullah has also congratulated Banerjee for the 'remarkable' win.

2:00 pm

Celebrations start in Bengal as TMC supporters go green.

Meanwhile, EC has asked chief secretaries to lodge FIR over celebratory congregations in anticipation of poll victory. It has also asked to suspend the police station in-charge in places where such gatherings happen.

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1:49 pm

In Puducherry, NDA is leading on 8 seats, UPA on 3. In Tamil Nadu, DMK leads in over 140 seats, ruling AIADMK 91.

Meanwhile, Delhi Chief Minister Kejriwal has congratulated his Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee on TMC's 'landslide victory'. Banerjee, who has been trailing since morning in Nandigram, has now regained a leading position against BJP Suvendu Adhikari.

1:29 pm

Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, for the first time in the day, is leading in Nandigram.

1:08 pm

LDF is leading in 94 out of 140 seats in Kerala while, in Assam, BJP is leading in 77 seats.

Mamata Banerjee has cut margin in Nandigram while TMC now leads in more than 200 seats.

In Tamil Nadu, DMK leads in over 140 seats while ruling AIADMK leads in 91. In Puducherry, NDA leads on 8 seats, UPA on 3.

12:41 pm

LDF now leads in 96 seats as trends continue to indicate big Left wave in Kerala. In Assam, trends suggest a saffron sweep as the grand alliance trails.

In what has been the most-watched assembly constituency fight in the state, TMC supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee continues to trail former party leader and BJP candidate Suvendu Adhikari by around 3,700 votes after the fourth round of counting.

However, the TMC continues to claim that the tables would quickly turn after counting for seven rounds are over. The party coined the term "Bengal wants its daughter" as its election slogan.

The Election Commission has confirmed there will be a total of 17 rounds of counting for the seat, situated in Purba Medinipur district.

12:18 pm

There is a big LDF wave in Kerala as the Vijayan government marches to a historic win, mid-day trends reveal.

Meanwhile, CM Mamata Banerjee continues to trail while her party looks to be back in West Bengal for the third term. TMC is now leading in more than 200 seats in Bengal.

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11:51 am

TMC is now leading in 198 seats in West Bengal while the neared rival - BJP - far behind leading in 90 seats.

The situation seems quite clear for DMK in Tamil Nadu, BJP in Assam and LDF in Kerala. All these parties seem to secure victory in their respective state.

11:31 am

TMC is holding the fort in Bengal, leading in 195 seats. BJP is far behind (93) even though it is a major leap from the last time.

DMK is leading in 138 off 214 seats in Tamil Nadu.

Kerala, which often votes against the incumbent government, seems to have change the strategy this time. LDF is leading in 92 off 140 seats in God's Own Country.

BJP is looking for a comfortable win in Assam, leading in 80 off 126 seats. In Puducherry, BJP is leading in 11 off 30 seats while Congress is leading in six seats.

11:06 am

Mamata Banerjee's TMC is looking to touch the 200 mark in West Bengal even though it is quite early to come to any conclusion at the moment. BJP is leading in 90 seats, which is a huge improvement from the previous state elections in 2016. However, it is far from the magic number (147) to form the government.

DMK is seemingly all set to form the government. It is leading in 136 seats while 114 seats are needed to form the government.

LDF is leading in 92 seats in Kerala (the magic number is 71) while BJP looks to be back in Assam. it is leading in 84 seats. In Puducherry, BJP is leading in 11 seats while Congress is leading in 5.

10:42 am

TMC looks to be in a more comfortable position to win Bengal even though CM Mamata Banerjee is still trailing in Nandigram. TMC is now leading in 177 seats while BJP is claiming 88 seats, a huge leap from the three seats it gained in 2016.

DMK is now leading in 133 seats in Tamil Nadu while AIADMK is leading in 100. In Kerala, LDF seems to secure an emphatic victory. It is leading in 92 seats while UDP is leading in 45.

BJP, leading in 77 seats, is likely to be back in power in Assam. The party is leading in Puducherry as well. It is leading in 11 seats.

10:26 am

Several BJP stars in Bengal are trailing at this moment. Such leaders include Babul Supryo and Locket Chatterjee. In Tamil Nadu, Makkal Needhi Maiam's star candidate Kamal Haasan is trailing whereas DMK's M. K. Stalin is leading.

10:16 am

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee is trailing BJP's Suvendu Adhikari even though TMC is now quite ahead in the state.

10:01 am

Communist Party of India (Marxist) candidate and Kerala Health Minister KK Shailaja is leading in Mattannur Assembly constituency. She is facing a challenge from Illikkal Agasthy of Revolutionary Socialist Party of Kerala (Bolshevik), and Biju Elakkuzhi of the Bharatiya Janata Party, along with other independent candidates.

Tamil Nadu CM EK Palaniswami is leading in Edappadi while  BJP chief Ranjit Kumar Dass is leading in Patarcharkuch assembly constituency in Assam.

The BJP is leading in Puducherry's Kamaraj Nagar seat, while the Congress is ahead in the Mahe constituency.

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9:45 am

Even after the second round of counting, BJP’s Suvendu Adhikari is ahead of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Nandigram. The leads is now for more than 4,500 votes.

9:35 am

After the first round of counting, BJP’s Suvendu Adhikari is ahead of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Nandigram.

9:29 am

The early trend continues as Trinamool Congress (TMC) is leading in 84 seats in West Bengal, with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leading in 70.

In Tamil Nadu, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) alliance is leading in 97 seats while the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) is leading in 62 seats.

In Kerala, the Left Democratic Front (LDF) is quite ahead, leading in 88 seats against the United Democratic Front (UDF) that is leading in 48 seats.

The BJP is well ahead in Assam, leading in 42 seats. However, in Puducherry, the battle seems to be close now. The BJP is leading in seven seats while the Congress alliance is leading in six.

9:00 am

Early trends show that there is a neck and neck fight in West Bengal between the TMC and the BJP. However, TMC is slightly ahead at this moment.

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Assam Election Result LIVE Updates

In Tamil Nadu, the DMK alliance is leading while the LDF is quite ahead in Kerala.

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Puducherry Election Result LIVE Updates

The BJP is leading in both Assam and Puducherry.

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