Excerpts from the article are below:
"Three factors worked for the BJP in Assam........a wave of anti-incumbency; pre-poll alliances worked and Infiltration and corruption-vexed voters"
"In West Bengal, Mamata gets a long rope; Congress alliance damages Left..........Today’s results make it clear that none of the recent incidents–a sting operation or a financial scam or the collapse of a flyover in Kolkata–affected TMC’s fortunes.This is testimony to the fact that West Bengal’s voters allow their leaders to make mistakes."
"Jayalalithaa’s dominance continues but declines in Tamil Nadu: The victory of J Jayalalithaa’s All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhakam (AIADMK) signals her dominance. AIADMK has now won the state four times under Jayalalithaa: 1991, 2001, 2011 and 2016. However, the gap between the AIADMK alliance and the alliance headed by runner-up DMK is closing: They were separated by 218 seats in 1991; that’s down to 37 seats in 2016, indicating a decline in popular sentiment."
"Kerala continues history of voting out incumbent governments: Approximately 20 million voters voted in Kerala to decide the fate of 140 legislators in the state assembly (there were 1,203 candidates).The Communist Party of India (Marxist)-led Left Front defeated the Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) with a clear majority, 91 seats to 48 in the 140-seat assembly. The UDF had won 72 seats in 2011.The BJP, which contested 51 seats, won its first seat ever with O Rajagopal’s victory in Nemom constituency."
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