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Assembly Election Results 2016: As it happened

By Kamna Arora | Last Updated: Friday, May 20, 2016 - 00:26
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West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress on Thursday crushed the Opposition and Tamil Nadu's AIADMK proved exit polls wrong by retaining power in Assembly elections. On the other hand, the BJP stormed to power in Assam while the Left made a comeback in Kerala amid a washout in West Bengal.

20 May 2016, 00:14 AM

Final Tally - Tamil Nadu (232 seats):

Indian National Congress - 8. All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam - 134. Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam - 89. Indian Union Muslim League - 1. 

19 May 2016, 22:23 PM

Final tally - Assam (Total seats 126):

Bharatiya Janata Party - 60. Indian National Congress - 26. All India United Democratic Front - 13. Asom Gana Parishad - 14. Bodoland Peoples Front - 12. Independent - 1. 

19 May 2016, 22:21 PM

Final tally - West Bengal (294 seats):

Bharatiya Janata Party - 3. Communist Party of India - 1. Communist Party of India (Marxist) - 26. Indian National Congress - 44. All India Forward Bloc - 2. All India Trinamool Congress - 211. Revolutionary Socialist Party - 3. Gorkha Janmukti Morcha - 3. Independent - 1. 


19 May 2016, 22:19 PM

Final tally - Puducherry (30 seats):

Indian National Congress - 15. All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam - 4. All India NR Congress - 8. Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam - 2. Independent - 1. 

19 May 2016, 22:08 PM

Final figures of Kerala: (140 seats)

Bharatiya Janata Party - 1. Communist Party of India - 19. Communist Party of India (Marxist) - 58. Indian National Congress - 22. Nationalist Congress Party - 2. Indian Union Muslim League - 18. Janata Dal (Secular) - 3. Kerala Congress (M) - 6. Congress (Secular) - 1. Independent - 6.

19 May 2016, 21:24 PM

19 May 2016, 21:03 PM

Om Mathur and Thawar Chand Gehlot appointed observers for the formation of state government in Assam.

19 May 2016, 20:10 PM

19 May 2016, 20:02 PM

We have given enough complaints to chief election officer regarding violations by AIADMK and we've lost confidence in EC. DMK may move court if EC doesn't act on their allegation against AIADMK (of using its influence to win elections): MK Stalin.

19 May 2016, 19:53 PM

19 May 2016, 19:10 PM

Puducherry Chief Minister N Rangasamy resigns following defeat of his AINRC in Assembly elections.

19 May 2016, 19:08 PM

19 May 2016, 18:57 PM

PM Modi addresses party workers at BJP headquarters, says "People across the 5 states voted in large numbers and the polls were also more or less peaceful.

Very encouraging results for the BJP and the NDA. Want to thank the voters in these 5 states: PM.

BJP forming a government in Assam surprised many just like the time when we joined a Government in J&K: PM Modi.

Together we have to work to fulfil dreams of the people: PM.

Want to congratulate Amit Shah and his team, the state units: PM Modi.

19 May 2016, 18:17 PM

Outgoing Assam CM Tarun Gogoi wins from Titabor constituency for the fourth consecutive term.

19 May 2016, 18:14 PM

Latest figures from West Bengal:

Bharatiya Janata Party has won 3.

Communist Party of India has won 1.

Communist Party of India (Marxist) won 21 and leading in 5.

Congress has won 32 and leading in 12.

All India Forward Bloc has won 2.

All India Trinamool Congress has won 185 and leading in 26.

19 May 2016, 18:09 PM

Latest figures from Tamil Nadu: 

All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam has won 96 and leading in 36.

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam has won 67 and leading in 22.

Indian National Congress has won 8.

19 May 2016, 18:03 PM

Latest figures from Puducherry:

​Congress has won 15.

All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam has won 4.

All India NR Congress has won 8.

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam has won 2.

19 May 2016, 18:01 PM

Latest figures from Kerala:

Communist Party of India has won 19.

Communist Party of India (Marxist) had won 57 and leading in 1.

Congress has won 19 and leading in 3.

Nationalist Congress Party has won 2.

Indian Union Muslim League has won 17 and leading in 1.

The BJP has won 0 and leading in 1.

19 May 2016, 17:57 PM

Latest figures of Assam:

​Bharatiya Janata Party has won 41 and leading in 20.

Congress has won 21 and leading in 4.

All India United Democratic Front has won 8 and leading in 5.

Asom Gana Parishad has won 10 and leading in 4.

Bodoland Peoples Front has won 9 and leading in 3.

19 May 2016, 17:47 PM

I want to thank the people of Assam,they made this victory possible: BJP's Sarbananda Sonowal.

19 May 2016, 17:38 PM

We will introspect into reasons for our loss and will rededicate ourselves to service of people with greater vigour. I congratulate the people of Puducherry for giving the party the mandate: Congress President Sonia Gandhi.

19 May 2016, 17:38 PM

We accept the verdict of the people of Assam, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Kerala with utmost humility, says Congress president Sonia Gandhi. 


19 May 2016, 16:28 PM

DMK president M Karunanidhi has been elected to the Tamil Nadu Assembly from Thiruvarur, defeating his nearest AIADMK rival by 68,366 votes, says the Election Commission.

19 May 2016, 16:24 PM

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan credits the BJP's win in Assam and its inroads in Kerala and West Bengal to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party president Amit Shah.

19 May 2016, 16:21 PM

BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma tells a television channel that the dynastic politics of Congress led to its defeat in Assam. The Congress also needs to do some introspection and change its style of functioning, says Sarma.

19 May 2016, 16:17 PM

19 May 2016, 15:57 PM

Former Indian football captain and Trinamool candidate Bhaichung Bhutia was defeated from Siliguri by 14,072 votes. Siliguri Mayor and former CPI-M minister Ashok Bhattacharya won the seat. 

19 May 2016, 15:56 PM

Also Read: Assembly poll results 2016: Amit Shah credits Modi-govt, says voters giving impetus to BJP's 'Congress mukht Bharat' campaign

19 May 2016, 15:30 PM

Finally, some good news for Congress. Congress-DMK combine storms to power in Puducherry, wins simple majority of 17 in the 30-member Assembly.

19 May 2016, 15:29 PM

AIADMK supremo and Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa says her party has managed the "historic" win despite absence of an alliance and hailed people's faith in her.

Also Read: Indebted to the people of Tamil Nadu, says Jayalalithaa after historic victory

19 May 2016, 15:27 PM

19 May 2016, 14:58 PM

Tamil Nadu Assembly Elections results:

  • Jayanthi Padmanaban (AIADMK) defeated K Rajamarthandan (DMK) at Gudiyatham by 11,470 votes.
  • At Poompuhar, P Pavunraj (AIADMK) defeated Shajahan AM (IUML) by 19,935 votes.
  • S Raja (AIADMK) defeated T K Rajeswaran (Congress) by 37,374 votes at Sankagiri.
  • Periyapullan alias Selvam (AIADMK) defeated AP Ragupathy (DMK) by 19,723 votes in Melur.
  • Balasubramani (AIADMK) defeated Nazir Ahmed (MMK) by a margin of 28,006 votes in Ambur.
  • N Natarajan (AIADMK) defeated Jerome Arockiaraj G (Congress) by 21,894 votes in Tiruchirappalli-East.
  • V Radhakrishnan (AIADMK) defeated K Anbazhagan (DMK) by 4,778 votes in Mayiladuthurai.
  • Durai Murugan (DMK) retained Katpadi, defeating S R K Appu (AIADMK) by a margin of 23,946 votes.

19 May 2016, 14:57 PM

Assam Assembly Election Results 2016: AIUDF chief and Dhubri Lok Sabha MP Badruddin Ajmal loses to Congress candidate Wajed Ali Choudhury by 16,723 votes in South Salmara.

19 May 2016, 14:57 PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi "should not be arrogant about power" following the assembly election results in five states: Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala

19 May 2016, 14:56 PM

The new chief minister of Kerala will be decided on Friday, says CPI-M leader Prakash Karat. While a majority in the CPI-M in Kerala is known to support Pinarayi Vijayan, it remains to be seen if the national leadership wants to give a second term to 92-year-old VS Achuthanandan. 

19 May 2016, 14:26 PM

19 May 2016, 13:40 PM

Kerala's Excise Minister K Babu defeated by a margin of 4,467 votes by M Swaraj of CPI(M) in Tripunithura constituency.

19 May 2016, 13:40 PM

Kerala Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala (Congress) wins from Haripad by a margin of 18,621 votes defeating P Prasad of CPI. 

19 May 2016, 13:17 PM

19 May 2016, 13:15 PM

  • In Arambagh, Trinamool candidate Krishna Chandra Santra won by 36,457 votes defeating his nearest rival Asit Malik of CPI(M).
  • In Kashipur-Belgachia seat, Trinamool's Mala Saha won by 25,810 votes against CPI(M)'s Kaninika Bose.
  • In the remaining 290 seats, Trinamool is leading in 205 seats, while the Left-Congress alliance is leading in 77 seats. 

19 May 2016, 13:14 PM

19 May 2016, 13:07 PM

19 May 2016, 13:04 PM

Former union minister O Rajagopal was on Thursday elected to the Kerala Assembly, giving the BJP its first ever representation in the house. The Election Commission said the 86-year-old political veteran had won from Nemom constituency in Thiruvananthapuram district by over 8,000 votes. He defeated outgoing CPI-M legislator V Sivankutty. 

19 May 2016, 13:03 PM

CPI(M) veteran VS Achutanandan wins from Malampuzha constituency by a margin of 23,142 votes, defeating C Krishna Kumar of BJP. 

19 May 2016, 13:03 PM

Kerala election results a setback and unexpected: Kerala CM Oommen Chandy

19 May 2016, 13:02 PM

Congress rejects suggestions that Rahul Gandhi should accept blame for party's debacle in five states: Party's chief spokesperson

19 May 2016, 13:00 PM

19 May 2016, 13:00 PM

19 May 2016, 12:48 PM

Following is the party position in Kerala at 12:40 hours: 

Total seats: 140   Results declared 35
LDF: CPI(M) 16 CPI 3 KC (B) 1 CMP 1 RSP (L) 1 JD(S) 1 NCP 1
UDF: Congress 6 IUML 4 KC(J) 1