According to various exit polls shown on TV channels on May 16, Assam, Tamil Nadu and Kerala have voted for change giving BJP its first government in the northeastern state dislodging Congress which also lost Kerala while DMK was set to regain power trouncing AIADMK. While the ruling AIADMK and opposition DMK-Congress duo went full board in campaign strategies, spending huge resources on the polls and voters by way of bribes for votes, notwithstanding the top geared efforts to deny chances of inland money laundering and bribing the voters.
Another exit poll undertaken by ABP News said the DMK would win in 132 seats, the AIADMK would get 95 seats, and the "Others" could win six seats and the BJP in one seat.
The ruling Trinamool Congress led by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will retain power in West Bengal with a slightly reduced majority, two exit polls said on Monday evening.
AIADMK's Sathyanarayana and DMK's Dr. N.S. Kanimozhi are also in the fray from T. Nagar constituency, which is a popular commercial and residential area in the city.
"A total of Rs.110 crore were seized in Tamil Nadu".
Almost 13 million people had voted by Monday afternoon in Kerala to pick a new assembly, with both the Congress and the Left insisting they were on the road to victory. Even the most optimistic C Voter has reduced the AIADMK's strength from 203 to 139, down by 64 seats, which could mean a colossus loss for a charismatic leader.
Polling in the 232 out of 234 assembly constituencies began in Tamil Nadu at 7.00 a.m. and will end at 6.00 p.m.
Chennai: Election authorities in Tamil Nadu have made a recommendation to the Election Commission to extend time to vote in rain hit regions of Tamil Nadu following representations from AIADMK, DMK and Congress.
The Election Commission had earlier said at Delhi that the cash seized from three containers belongs to the State Bank of India but it will not be handed over to the bank before a proper probe by the Income-Tax department.
Chanakya-News X's exit poll, which estimated that the DMK would win in 140 constituencies, said the non-Dravidian parties might win in four seats.