Jayalalithaa created history today by becoming the first chief minister who successfully fought an election after five years rule. Mamata Banerjee made spectacular performance by winning more than 200 seats in the 294 seats, relegating CPIM to the third spot. In Assam BJP got a thumping majority with 83 seats in 126 seats. Left front came back to power in Kerala, where the BJP also opened its account for the first time.
In Tamil Nadu Jayalalithaa won though with a reduced margin. ADMK won 127 seats while DMK managed 101 seats. The third front could not make any impact in the state.
15 years rule in Assam is going to end with the party suffering a major set back in hustings. It could get only 26 seats in the state assembly. This is first time the BJP is coming to power in a North eastern state
The big victory in this election is that of Mamata Banerjeee. She beat all the anti- incumbency and proved that she is most impressive political leader in West Bengal. Left’s attempt to revive suffered a major blow with the party trailing behind the congress in numbers. Congress won 45 seats while 28.