Indian polls: Jaya, Mamata retain power; BJP ousts Cong in Assam; Left wave in Kerala

(From Indian Express)

As final results start pouring in of Indian state assembly elections, it is now clear that Mamata Banerjee and J Jayalalithaa will retain their chief ministerships in West Bengal and Tamil Nadu respectively.

Jayalalithaa (L) and Mamata Banerjee

J Jayalalithaa (L) and Mamata Banerjee

Kerala has gone with Left this time as is the tradition, while Assam has chosen BJP after three terms of Tarun Gogoi.

Puducherry seems set to see a new chief minister, and is the only hope for Congress this time. Interestingly, BJP is making inroads into both Kerala and Bengal.  Read More


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