Assembly Election Results 2016: Election results 2016: West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Assam, Kerala & Puducherry have given a decisive mandate. While it’s been a clean sweep for TMC’s Mamata Banerjee and AIADMK’s J Jayalalithaa in West Bengal and Tamil Nadu respectively, BJP has scripted history with the NDA alliance winning in Assam for the first time, ousting Tarun Gogoi-led Congress government. BJP has also opened its account in Kerala for the first time by winning one seat. Commenting on the historic win in Assam, PM Narendra Modi said that the result shows that people are supporting the party’s ideology of development.
The election results 2016 have been bad news for Congress with its UDF alliance losing badly to LDF in Kerala. The only ray of hope for the grand old party is its win in the union territory of Puducherry, where its alliance with DMK has scored a simple majority.
Here a is a summary of the election results across the 4 states – West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Assam, Kerala and 1 Union Territory – Puducherry on Thursday. Read on to know Assembly Election Results 2016 updates:
Tamil Nadu election results 2016 == updates: AIADMK which won the May 16 Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu has bettered its vote share marginally at 40.8 per cent but DMK too improved its pie significantly compared to the previous polls. Actor Vijayakant’s DMDK, which boasted of around eight percent vote share in the previous hustings, saw a dip in its fortunes by about five per cent. Elections were held only to 232 out of the 234 Assembly constituencies since the Election Commission has deferred polling in Aravakurichi and Thanjavur over allegations of bribing voters. With the results declared in 220 seats, AIADMK clocked a 40.8 per cent vote share, a marginal increase from the 39.08 per cent in 2011, despite contesting without major allies.
Claiming victory, AIADMK supremo and Chief Minister Jayalalithaa today termed the people’s verdict as historic as against the “family rule” of DMK. “This election has upheld true democracy shattering to pieces the campaign of lies of DMK,” she said in a statement as her party forged ahead in the counting of votes polled in the May 16 Assembly elections.
“My life is dedicated to the people of Tamil Nadu,” said Jayalalithaa. (Read: Victorious J Jayalalithaa hails people’s faith in AIADMK)
Result: 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.
West Bengal election result: Led by mercurial Mamata Banerjee, Trinamool Congress on Thursday stormed back to power in West Bengal getting more than two-thirds majority decimating the opposition Left-Congress alliance while BJP captured three seats. Contesting the poll on its own, TMC bagged 211 of the 294 seats at stake while Congress-Left combine got 76 seats. TMC had secured 184 seats in 2011 Assembly election when it had fought in alliance with Congress. (Mamata Banerjee lashes out at opposition after sweeping polls)
The Congress-Left combine did not make much headway despite prediction by political pundits. Congress, however, did better than its Left partners securing 44 seats. Left partners CPI-M bagged 26 seats, RSP-3, CPI-1 and Forward Bloc-2. The tally of BJP which had one seat in the outgoing House, has gone upto three with state party president Dilip Ghosh winning from Kharagpur. He defeated Congress veteran Gyan Singh Sohanpal who had won the seat nine times in a row. The other two seats won by BJP are Madarihat and Baishnabnagar. Rahul Sinha, BJP national secretary, and the party’s lone member in the outgoing Assembly Shamik Bhattacharya lost. Rupa Ganguly, actor turned BJP state Mahila Morcha president, was also defeated. In Darjeeling hills, Gorkha Janmukti Morcha won three seats. Apart from TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee, other prominent winners of the party included ministers Subrata Mukherjee, Amit Mitra, Partha Chatterjee, Firhad Hakim, Moloy Ghatak and city mayor Sovan Chatterjee. The ministers who lost included Manish Gupta, Chandrima Bhattacharya, Krishnendu Narayan Chowdhury, Sabitri Mitra, Shyamapada Mukherjee, Shankar Chakrabarty, Upen Biswas and Abdul Karim Chowdhury. Another prominent TMC leader Madan Mitra who was in jail in connection with Saradha chit fund scam, lost. CPI-M state secretary Surjya Kanta Mishra was defeated in Narayangarh constituency in West Midnapore. Another CPI-M veteran and former minister Kanti Ganguly lost from Raidighi. CPI-M veteran and Siliguri mayor Ashok Bhattacharya, however, emerged victorious.
Assam election results 2016 updates : BJP created history today storming to power in Assam, the first time in a north eastern state, as the party along with its allies won 86 of the total 126 seats and pushing ruling Congress to a dismal defeat. (Meet Himanta Biswa Sarma, the man behind BJP’s historic victory)
With the win the BJP-led alliance achieved its pre-poll target of winning two-third majority ‘Mission 84’. BJP won 60 seats, its allies AGP and BPF 14 and 12 seats respectively. Congress was decimated to only 26 seats compared to 68 in the outgoing Assembly and its dream of returning to power for the fourth consecutive term was shattered. AGP’s win in 14 seats was also an improvement over the last Assembly polls where it had managed to win only nine. BJP’s other ally BPF retained all the 12 seats it had won in the last Assembly polls. The performance of AIUDF, the main opposition party in the outgoing Assembly, was disappointing as its tally came down to 13 from 18 in the last Assembly polls and its chief Badruddin Ajmal losing to Congress candidate Wajed Ali Choudhury in South Salmara.
Kerala election results 2016 updates: CPI-M led LDF, which came to power in Kerala defeating Congress headed UDF, has secured a vote share of 39.9 per cent, besides claiming a major portion of the 5.3 per cent votes garnered by independents in the May 16 assembly polls. The LDF has won 91 seats– CPI(M) accounting for 58, CPI 19, Janata Dal(S) 3, NCP 2, KC-B, CMP, RSP(L) and Congress (S) one each and LDF supported independents 5. CPI(M) the lead partner, got 26.5 per cent vote share (53,65,472 votes), while CPI garnered 8.1 per cent vote share (16,43,878 votes).
Sitting MLA Anwar Sadat (Congress) wins by a margin of 18,835 votes against V A Saleem (CPI-M) in Aluva. PWD Minister V K Ibrahim Kunju (IUML-udf) wins by 12,118 votes against A M Yousaf (CPI-M) in Kalamassery. Sitting MLA Hibi Eden (Congress) wins by 21,949 votes against Anil Kumar (CPI-M) in Ernakulam. V P Sajeendran (Congress) wins by 2,679 votes against Shuji Shivaji (CPI-M) from Kunnathunad. Sitting MLA S Rajendran (CPI-M)defeats A K Moni (Congress) by 578 votes in Devikulam. M M Mani (CPI-M) wins by 1,109 votes against Senapathy Venu (Cong-UDF) from Udumbanchola. Roshy Augustine (KC-M-UDF)won by a margin of 9,333 votes against Francis George (Democratic Kerala congress-LDF) in Idukki. C K Asha (CPI-LDF) wins by 24,584 votes against A Saneesh Kumar (Cong-UDF) in Vaikom. Sitting MLA K Suresh Kurup (CPI-M-LDF) beats Thomas Chazhakadan (KC-M-UDF) in Ettumanoor by 8,899 votes. Sitting MLA C F Thomas (KC-M-UDF) defeats K C Joseph (Democratic Kerala Congress-LDF) by a margin of 1849 votes in Changanssery. N Jayaraj (KC-M-UDF) defeats V V Binu (CPI-M) by a margin of 3,897 votes in Kanjirappally. (Read: Oomen Chandy goes down battling graft charges against his government)
Puducherry election results 2016 updates: Pushing behind ruling AINRC, Congress-DMK combine on Thursday appeared to be cruising to victory winning 13 of the 30 constituencies in the assembly elections. With results of 25 constituencies declared, Congress won 12 seats and was leading in three others while DMK bagged one seat and ahead in another as the alliance looked set for a comfortable majority. After an initial close fight, AINRC managed to win only eight seats, including the Indira Nagar constituency by party founder and Chief Minister N Rangasamy. AIADMK, which fought the elections on its own, won three seats while an independent emerged the victor in one constituency. AIADMK was also leading in another seat. Prominent among the succesful Congress candidates were former chief minister and leader of the opposition in the outgoing assembly V Vaithilingam (Kamaraj Nagar), Pradesh Congress Commitee President A Namassivayam (Villianur). In Karaikal South constituency, five-time DMK MLA A M H Nazeem lost to AIADMK’s K A U Asana by a slender margin of 20 votes. Congress heavyweight E Valsaraj lost to independent V Ramachandran in Mahe.
What Amit Shah: There is good news for BJP in North-East. We are set to form government in Assam. Even in West Bengal, compared to the Lok Sabha polls, our vote share has gone up. In Kerala, BJP has worked very hard. Our hard work has yielded results. Now, NDA has increased it’s vote share in Kerala too. We may not have won in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, but our vote share has not gone down. I want to assure the people of Assam, that NDA is committed to the welfare of the state. I believe that the attempt that we made to face the politics of violence in Kerala has been a commendable one. We have laid a strong foundation in these states for 2019. I am sure we will perform well in these states in the 2019 elections.