New Delhi: The counting of votes has started for the assembly elections held in five states. But in the early trends, the Congress seems to get a big shock in all the four states except Tamil Nadu.
Talking about West Bengal, the Congress is looking clean. In West Bengal, the Left and Congress alliance seems to be leading in just three seats. Out of total 292 seats, TMC is leading in 138 seats out of 120 seats.
Similarly, in Assam, the Congress seems to be clearly failing to defeat the BJP despite five years of anti-incumbency. Of the total 126 seats here, 64 seats are needed for a majority. But in the trends here, the Congress is leading in just 22 seats. While the BJP seems to be moving towards a clear majority with a lead of 46 seats. In such a situation, it can be assumed that the issue of CAA-NRC has given a big benefit to the BJP.
If we talk about the biggest loss in terms of Congress, then it seems to be getting the party in Kerala. Let me tell you that the Congress and the Left, which are contesting elections together in West Bengal, are beating the tables in front of each other in Kerala. Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi himself is also an MP from Wayanad in Kerala. That is why Rahul Gandhi spent the most time in Kerala.
In such a situation, there was a possibility that Kerala could deliver good news for the Congress. One reason for this is also that there is a trend of change of power in Kerala every five years. But this does not seem to be happening in this election. Of the 140 seats here, a majority would require 71 seats.
Among these trends, the Left seems to be close to a majority, taking the lead in 78 seats. Whereas, in Congress trends, only 44 seats are seen. However, BJP has not got any major benefit here. Here BJP is leading in only 2 seats.
Congress has suffered a major setback in Puducherry as well. In the initial trends out of 30, BJP is leading in 16 seats. While the Congress is limited to only three seats. And here the other two seats are leading.
Let us know that till February this year in Puducherry, the government with coalition of Congress and DMK was in power, headed by V Narayanasamy was doing. But after the resignation of several MLAs, the Narayanasamy government came to a minority in Puducherry.
Like Kerala, there is a trend of change of power in Tamil Nadu every time. But for the last ten years the AIADMK (BJP alliance) had been in power here. In such a situation, it was believed that DMK (Congress alliance) would take away the key of power from AIADMK. But here too, the Congress faction may be disappointed that the big or unilateral victory they were expecting in Tamil Nadu is not visible.
In fact, there are a total of 234 seats in Tamil Nadu, out of which the DMK is seen to have an edge over 106 seats and AIADMK giving a tough competition in the initial trends. At the same time, others are leading in two seats in this state.