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NDA leading in Assam, TMC in Bengal

New Delhi, May 2 (UNI): As per early trends of counting of votes for the Assembly elections, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK)-led Congress alliance in Tamil Nadu, the All India Trinamool Congress in West Bengal, BJP-led NDA in Assam, Left Democratic Front in Kerala and All India N R Congress-led BJP alliance in Puducherry are leading.

In the initial hour of counting of votes reserved for postal ballots, in Tamil Nadu, DMK was leading in 40 while AIADMK in 32 while in West Bengal, TMC has maintained a lead in 74 seats while BJP in 72.

In Assam, NDA was ahead in 29 seats and the Congress in lead in 18.

In Kerala, LDF was leading in 61 seats while UDF in 47. In Puducherry, NRC was ahead in four constituencies while Congress in one.

After postal, the EVM ballots will be counted.

The elections were held between March 27 and April 29. West Bengal (294 seats) went for polls in eight phases. However, polling on two seats was postponed due to the death of candidates. Voting for Assam (126) was held in three phases while in Tamil Nadu (234), Kerala (140) and Puducherry (30), the polling was conducted in a single phase.

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