AIADMK, Trinamool Congress laps major vote share
In West Bengal and Tamil Nadu, where the incumbent Trinamool Congress and AIADMK respectively are surging ahead in initial rounds of counting, the vote share seems to be tilting heavily in their favour.
According to data collated by the Election Commission, Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress (TMC) has so far grabbed 46.1% of the vote share, while J Jayalalithaa's AIADMK has managed 42% of the votes counted so far.
The TMC has so far managed 40.39 lakh votes while the opposition CPI-M has managed 16.57 lakh votes (18.9 %) in West Bengal.
In Tamil Nadu, the AIADMK has so far managed 15.92 lakh (42 %). Its arch rival DMK has managed 10.98 lakh (29.9 %) votes.
In Assam, where incumbent Congress is trailing in initial counting, it has managed 30 % or over 5 lakh votes. The BJP, which is leading, has managed 26.6 % or 4.39 lakh
votes. The BJP had contested the assembly polls in Assam with smaller allies.