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A lot of election experts may have been thinking that following its family feud the election symbol of cycle, used traditionally by the Samajwadi Party, may be frozen and that the two new factions of the party may have to contest the upcoming assembly elections with new symbols. However, in what can be termed as a major development, the Election Commission (EC) has decided that the faction headed by Akhilesh Yadav is the actual Samajwadi [...]

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  State Winner Exit Poll Predictions Elections.in IndiaToday-Axis Today’s Chankya CVoter NDTV News Nation Tamil Nadu AIADMK (134) 95 99 90 139 103 97 West Bengal TMC (211) 125 243 210 167 184 153 Kerala LDF (91) 90 94 75 78 79 69 Assam BJP+ (86) 60 86 90 57 73 65 Puducherry Congress+ (17) – 18 – 14 16 – *Table showing exit poll predictions and actual result for all the four states and one [...]

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The BJP slipped into a celebratory mood today as the party clinched a victory (although expected) in Assam. Its narrative that the ‘invasion’ of Assam by Bangladeshi immigrants will become irreversible if the Congress comes to power did yield visible result as people handed over the responsibility to Sarbananda Sonowal. Some of the party loyalists were ecstatic at having opened an account in West Bengal with five seats. But is it really a reason for [...]

Performance of National Parties in 2016 Elections

At first glance, the verdict of 2016 assembly elections seems a no-brainer. Regional parties – TMC and AIADMK – hold onto their fortress; BJP gets a chance to dislodge the Congress government in Assam and Left parties get their turn to rule Kerala for five years. However, if you drill down into the metrics that have emerged after the results, you get an interesting perspective on how prosperously or pathetically the national parties have fared [...]

Kerala Assembly Elections Exit Polls 2016

Kerala registered 72.57 per cent turnout at the close of polling. According to Election Commission officials, the figure could cross the 75.12 per cent mark that was recorded in 2011 assembly elections. About 18 million out of the 26 million voters had cast their vote in a much-contested elections where the BJP is trying to make inroads. There were 21,498 regular polling booths and 148 auxiliary booths, out of which, 1,233 were considered critical and [...]

Tamil Nadu Assembly Elections Exit Polls

Tamil Nadu witnessed an impressive voting across 232 constituencies . Despite heavy rains, frequent power cuts and reports of technical snags in EVMs, the people managed to cast their vote under the vigilance of more than 300 companies of paramilitary personnel. Elaborate security arrangements were made at all 66,007 booths across the state. Voting Percentage While Tamil Nadu witnessed 73.76% voter turnout at the end of the polling, Chennai recorded the lowest polling in the state. Candidates [...]

West Bangal Assembly Election 2016, First Phase

Bengal reported a voter turnout of 80% at close of the 1(B) round of voting, while Assam reported a high voter turnout of 81.96%. After a voter turnout of 84.22% in West Bengal during the first round of voting (1A) of the 1st phase, Bengal today went to polls in the 2nd round  of the 1st phase of voting, covering a total of 31 constituencies of Bankura, West Midnapore and Burdwan. Assam, which too saw [...]

West Bangal Assembly Elections 2016 Phase 1

The people of West Bengal and Assam get to choose their representatives to the state Assembly from today. The elections in Bengal is spread over 6 phases while the 1st phase will be held in two parts. In Assam, the voting will be held in 2 phases – 4 April and 11 April, 2016. West Bengal Assembly Elections 2016 Total number of seats at stake is 294. Total electors: 6,55,46,101 Voting commences on 4 April [...]

Puducherry Assembly Elections 2016

The union territory of Puducherry is bracing for assembly elections this year as chief minister N. Rangaswamy’s government ends its tenure in June 2016. Elections will be held to select representatives from 30 constituencies in the legislative assembly. Incumbent chief minister N. Rangaswamy resigned from Congress and launched the All India N R Congress on 7 February 2011. This party managed to clinch 15 seats in the assembly elections held three months later. Rangaswamy has [...]

Kerala Assembly Elections Updates 2016

With the Oommen Chandy government ending its tenure in May 2016, the state of Kerala goes to elections again this year. Over the decades, power has changed hands between the CPI(M)-led Left Democratic Front (LDF) and the Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) at regular intervals in the state. In the last assembly elections held in April 2011, the UDF subjugated the LDF by a slender margin of four seats. Parties & Alliances The leftist LDF [...]