Counting of votes underway for assembly elections in Assam, West Bengal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu & Puducherry

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As per latest trends available with Election Commission, in West Bengal, out of 292 seats, trends are available for 284 seats.
All India Trinamool Congress is leading on 202, BJP 77 and Independent and others on 5.

In Assam, out of 126 seats, trends are available for 119 seats. BJP is leading on 60, Indian National Congress 26, Asom Gana Parishad 10, AIUDF 11 and Independent and others on 12.

In Tamil Nadu, out of 234 seats, trends are available for 231 seats.
DMK is leading on 118, AIADMK 79, Indian National Congress 12 and others on 22.

In Kerala, trend of all 140 seats is available now. CPM is leading on 55, CPI 16, Indian National Congress 25, IUML 14 and others on 30.

In Puducherry, out of 30 seats, trends are available for 12 seats. All India N R Congress is leading on 05, BJP 03, Indian National Congress 02, DMK 01 and Independent 01.

Counting of votes for assembly elections in Assam, West Bengal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry began this morning at 8 AM. The counting began with postal ballots before the first round of counting began for the EVMs.

Assembly elections in four states and union territory were held from March 27 to April 29.

In view of second wave of pandemic and to ensure a complete COVID safe arrangements during counting, the Election Commission has rolled out strict COVID protocols for the counting day.

As per the safety measures, no candidates or poll agents is being allowed inside the counting hall without undergoing RT-PCR or Rapid Antigen Test. However, those who have been administered both the doses of COVID vaccination have been allowed. The Commission has also prohibited public gathering outside the counting venues during the process of counting.

The Election Commission has already banned all victory processions on or after the day of counting. Not more than two people will be allowed to accompany the winning candidates to receive the certificate of election from the concerned Returning Officer.