Kerala and Bengal mark a historic win while BJP retains power in Assam

The incumbent governments in Kerala and West Bengal bounced back to power with a thumping majority marking their victories historically significant.

BJP alliances in Puducherry and Assam are all set to form the government while DMK has swept TN. The Left Democratic Front (LDF) led by the sitting Chief Minister of Kerala Pinarayi Vijayan(CPIM) registered a clean sweep by winning 99 out of the 140 seats in Kerala.

By defeating the Congress-led United Democratic Front(UDF), the LDF government has crushed down the jinx of Kerala’s electoral history, where there will always be alternating wins. The election verdict has washed out BJP where it did not win even a single seat. While this was the case in Kerala, Trinamool Congress(TMC) emerged victorious in West Bengal by winning 217 seats out of 294.

Though Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has lost in Nandigram to her former trusted lieutenant Suvendu Adhikari by a slim margin of 1956 votes, the party has marked a landslide win. Mamata has emerged as the Chief Minister of West Bengal for the third consecutive term, disproving the anti-incumbency factors that the BJP had claimed. The BJP led National Democratic Alliance(NDA) has set foot in the Bengal Assembly with a considerable number of 70 seats thereby becoming the main opposition party.

The incumbent NDA government has retained its power in Assam by winning 73 seats out of the 126. The BJP is set to form the government for the second consecutive term defeating the Congress-led ‘Grand Alliance’, which was a new front that was stimulated by the Anti-CAA protests.

After a decade of the AIADMK rule, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(DMK) supremo M K Stalin marked his thumping victory in Tamil Nadu where the DMK alliance marked its victory by a comfortable margin. While the counting is still on for certain constituencies, DMK is leading in 159(won and leading) while the AIADMK alliance has already emerged successful in 75 seats The NDA alliance led by the All India NR Congress marked its victory in Puducherry by winning 16 seats out of the 30.

The UPA has won 8 seats with the breakout of 6 and 2 by DMK and Congress respectively. This is a clear victory for the NDA alliance thereby bringing N R Rangasamy back to power in the Union Territory of Puducherry. While N R Rangasamy contested in two seats, he was able to win only in Thattanchavady.

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