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The state poll results - Congress has lost almost all regional bastions in India

The state poll results Congress has lost almost all regional bastions in India pardesi news 1463633320

In 2014, Indian PM Modi Modi raised the slogan of a 'Congress-mukt Bharat' and waltzed his way to the Prime Minister's chair. Two years down the lane, the slogan appears to become true.

The state poll results certainly suggest that the biggest loser in these assembly polls, is the Congress. As this news goes to press, BJP is ahead in 63 of Assam's 126 seats. It needs 64 seats to form a government in the state, where it projected Union Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal for chief minister against the Congress' Tarun Gogoi, who was CM for the last 15 years.  

In Tamil Nadu, J Jayalalithaa's AIADMK looks set to form the government again with a comfortable majority.  The AIADMK has started celebrating outside the chief minister's residence in Chennai. The congress-DMK alliance is way behind.  

In still more bad news for the Congress, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) of Mamata Banerjee has raced way ahead in around 200  seats out of total 294 seats in West Bengal, with its alliance with the Left trailing far behind. This is outstanding landslide victory by the Trinamool.     

In Kerala, the BJP is leading in two seats and if it holds that, it will open its account in state, where it has never won an assembly or parliament seat before. Here also, the CPI-M headed LDF is set to oust the Congress. Even, Congress CM M Rangaswamy government in Puducherry, also appears to be in danger.

Elections were held in the five states - Assam, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Kerala and Puducherry - over April and May and it’s a foregone conclusion now, that Congress is gone and dusted. It has governments only in 6 Indian states now including just one big state Karnataka; the other states include Harish Rawat-led Congress government in Uttarakhand, Himachal and 3 smaller North-East states. 

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