Election results: TMC in Bengal, BJP loses all states barring Assam
Election results: The Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress (TMC) pulled off a spectacular win in a high-stakes election battle, beating BJP to form the government for a third consecutive term in Bengal. As per the data from the Election Commission, TMC has won 213 seats in a 294-member Assembly, while BJP has won 77 seats. In the hot seat Nandigram, BJP’s Suvendu Adhikari defeated his former chief minister Mamata Banerjee. However, Mamata has urged the Election Commission to do recounting of votes in Nandigram.
In Tamil Nadu, MK Stalin is set to become the Chief Minister with the DMK-led alliance has won 133 seats in the 234 seat assembly. In Kerala, the Pinarayi Vijayan-led LDF government created history by retaining power, the first time in the last 40 years that the same party will form the government for the second time in a row. The CPM-led LDF alliance has won around 97 seats in the 140-member assembly, while the Congress-led UDF alliance had a disappointing performance as it is expected to get only 43 seats.
For the BJP, Assam emerged as the lone hope with the ruling NDA won 75 of 126 seats to retain power in the state. Meanwhile, in Puducherry, the NDA looked set to form the government with NR Congress winning eight seats and its ally BJP securing four seats in the 30-member House.