Tamil Nadu civic body elections to be held in two phases on Oct 17, 19

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Assembly Election Results 2016

West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress crushed the opposition and Tamil Nadu's AIADMK proved exit polls wrong by retaining power in assembly elections, the biggest popularity test after the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. The BJP stormed to power in Assam while the Left made a comeback in Kerala amid a washout in West Bengal.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her Tamil Nadu counterpart J. Jayalalithaa.

The only consolation was in Puducherry, where the Congress-DMK alliance was poised to form the government.

Assembly Election Results 2016

West Bengal Results 2016

Parties Leading Won
TMC - 211
Left Front - 76
BJP+ - 6
Others - 1
INC - -
BSP - -
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No of Constituencies 294
% of Polls 86.76 %
Dates of Poll April 4, 11, 17, 21, 25, 30 and May 5
Results May 19

Tamil Nadu Results 2016

Parties Leading Won
AIADMK - 134
DMK+ - 98
DMDK+ - -
PMK - -
NTK - -
BJP+ - -
Others - -
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No of Constituencies 234
% voter turnout 72%
Date of Poll May 16
Results May 19

Assam Results 2016

Parties Leading Won
BJP+ - 86
INC - 26
AIUDF - 13
Others - 1
CPI - -
CPM - -
NCP - -
Click here to view Constituency wise Results
No of Constituencies 234
% voter turnout 79.51%
Date of Poll April 4, 11
Results May 19

Kerala Results 2016

Parties Leading Won
LDF+ - 89
UDF+ - 50
BJP+ - 1
Others - -
Click here to view Constituency wise Results
No of Constituencies 140
% voter turnout 71%
Date of Poll May 16
Results May 19

Puducherry Results 2016

Parties Leading Won
INC+ - 18
Others - 1
BJP - -
CPM - -
Click here to view Constituency wise Results
No of Constituencies 30
% voter turnout 81.94%
Date of Poll May 16
Results May 19

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    Updated On : Sep 28,2016   9:54 pm
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    Updated On : Sep 28,2016   9:32 pm
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    Updated On : Sep 28,2016   4:30 pm
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    Updated On : Sep 28,2016   12:36 pm
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    Updated On : Sep 27,2016   9:16 pm
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    Updated On : Sep 27,2016   7:16 pm
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Parties wary of free, fair polls in UP: CEC

    Updated On : Sep 27,2016   4:02 pm
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    Updated On : Sep 27,2016   11:42 am
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    Updated On : Sep 27,2016   10:12 am
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    Updated On : Sep 27,2016   9:06 am
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    Updated On : Sep 27,2016   7:26 am
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    Updated On : Sep 27,2016   5:14 am
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Italian cabinet sets constitutional reform vote for December 4

    Updated On : Sep 27,2016   12:14 am
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EC tells UP officials to ensure fearless environment for polls

    Updated On : Sep 26,2016   7:42 pm
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    Updated On : Sep 26,2016   1:56 pm
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    Updated On : Sep 26,2016   12:00 pm
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Revamp of Congress party in Kerala begins

    Updated On : Sep 25,2016   3:12 pm
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    Updated On : Sep 24,2016   8:56 pm
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