Assembly polls: LDF, TMC, AIADMK take early leads; BJP eyes Assam

Assembly polls: LDF, TMC, AIADMK take early leads; BJP eyes Assam

Submitted by alvin on Thu, 2016-05-19 10:56 Thiruvanathapuram: In a dramatic see-saw, the early trends in Kerala as the counting for the assembly polls is underway saw a neck-to-neck battle between the Congress led-UDF and the LDF, while the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) failed to make any impact despite aggressive campaigning by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party chief Amit Shah. The LDF was leading with 59 seats and UDF with 47. BJP's star candidate S. Sreesanth is third in his constituency in Thiruvananthapuram. Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy was leading from Puthupally constituency by 2,019 votes. Former chief minister V.S. Achuthanandan was leading from Malampuzha constituency by 6,800 votes. Senior CPI (M) leader Pinari Vijayan was leading in Dharmadom constituency by 11,688 votes. NDA's Ravisha Thantri Kuntar was leading from Kasargod seat by 4,517 votes. Meanwhile in Tamil Nadu, the AIADMK was leading in 93 seats AND DMK in 76 seats while the others were yet to open their accounts. Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa was leading in R.K. Nagar constituency seat (Tamil Nadu) by 1,906 votes. Meanwhile the Trinamool Congress (TMC) established its supreme dominance in West Bengal, as according to latest Election Commission data TMC stands at 83, Congress-12, Left-13, BJP-2, RSP-1, GJM-2, Independent-1. TMC's candidate from Siliguri, Bhaichung Bhutia, was trailing CPI (M) candidate Ashok Bhattacharya by 1373 votes. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee led in Bhabanipur constituency as BJP's Chandra Bose fell in third position. TMC's Bhaichung Bhutia from Siliguri trailed CPI (M) candidate Ashok Bhattacharya by 1,373 votes. According to latest Election Commission data, the BJP was leading in 79 seats in Assam, Congress in 4, AIUDF in 1, BPF leading in 3 seats and AGP was leading on 1 seat. BJP's chief ministerial candidate Sarbananda Sonowal was leading from Majuli and Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi was leading from Titabor. In Puducherry, the Congress-DMK combine lead the chase for the Union Territory with 14 votes, leaving incumbent Chief Minister N. Rangaswamy's party trailing behind with five leads. (ANI)