TMC may retain power in West Bengal
The trends available in the Assembly polls in five states show that TMC seems to retain power in West Bengal and AIADMK in Tamil Nadu. BJP allies seem to wrest power from Congress in Assam and LDF in Kerala. In Puducherry, Congress and DMK are well ahead of AINRC.
The trends indicate that TMC is leading in 150 constituencies in West Bengal, Left Front and Congress in 60 and BJP in 2. Others are leading in 3. Trends also show that the opposition is doing well in North Bengal districts while Trinamool Congress is far ahead of opposition in South Bengal districts. in Kolkata too Trinamool Congress candidates including Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee are forging ahead against their rivals.
In Kerala, LDF is leading in 88 Constituencies, UDF in 49 and BJP allies in 2. Others are leading in one. Of the prominent candidates leading are Oommen Chandy, Achuthanandan, Pinari Vijayan and Ramesh Chennithala. Cricketer Sreesanh and P.V.Jagdish Kumar are trailing.
In Assam, BJP and its allies are leading in 37 constituencies followed by Congress and its allies in 17. AIUDF is leading in 11. Prafulla Kumar Mahanta is leading in Berhampur.
In Tamil Nadu, AIADMK is leading in 117 constituencies and DMK allies in 68 and Congress in 13.
In Puducherry, Congress allies are leading in 9 constituencies and NRC in 6.