Live Results: 2021 assembly polls: DMK, LDF and Trinamool romp home

Stay with us for live coverage as votes are counted in West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Assam and Puducherry

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Welcome to The Federal’s live coverage of 2021 election results. Mamata Banerjee’s TMC has retained power in West Bengal despite BJP’s high-voltage campaign involving Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah.

MK Stalin’s DMK looks on course to win Tamil Nadu with a significant majority. At 5.50pm, the party and its allies were ahead in 145 seats. The DMK alone was either leading or had won 121 seats, four more than the majority mark of 118.

The Left Democratic Front looks set to have a majority in the Kerala assembly. As of 4.45pm, the ruling alliance was leading in 95 seats, while the Congress-led United Democratic Front was ahead in 44, according to NDTV. It is the first time in 40 years that a ruling party is going to return to power in the state.

The people of Assam seem to have reposed faith in the BJP-led alliance. As of 4.55pm, the saffron-party alliance was ahead in 76 seats, while the Congress-led coalition was leading in 45.