New Delhi:  Polling in 475 assembly constituencies spread across 4 states and UT— West Bengal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Assam and Puducherry is underway. In West Bengal, polls are being held in 31 Assembly seats spread across three districts, while Kerala is witnessing a triangular fight on 20 seats. Assam’s third and final phase polling in 40 of the 126-member Assam Assembly is said to be a litmus test for both the ruling BJP-led alliance and the opposition Congress-led ‘Mahajot’ (grand alliance). Tamil Nadu, on the other hand, is seeing the most intense battle in its electoral history and the first polls in the absence of stalwarts, AIADMK’s J Jayalalithaa and DMK’s M Karunanidhi. With women (3,19,39,112) outnumbering men (3,09,23,651), the 6.28 crore voters, which includes 7,192 third gender people, would decide the fortunes of 3,998 candidates. As many as 13 candidates, including BJP’s Pon Radhakrishnan and Vijay Vasanth of Congress are in the fray for the bypoll to the Kanyakumari Lok Sabha seat. On the other hand, in Puducherry, 10 lakh voters will exercise their franchise in the fight for the 30-member Assembly. Stay here for LIVE updates: Also Read - Mamata's Advice Instigated People to Attack CISF: Amit Shah on Cooch Behar Violence

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Live Updates

  • 7:35 PM IST

    Voter turnout in Assembly Elections 2021 till 7 PM

    – Assam: 82.29%,
    – Kerala: 70.04%,
    – Puducherry: 78.13%,
    – Tamil Nadu: 65.11%
    – West Bengal: 77.68%
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  • 5:10 PM IST

    According to the Election Commission’s approximate voter
    turnout trends till 4.30 pm, Kerala records voter turnout of 58.72 percent,
    Puducherry of 66.85 percent, Tamil Nadu of 54.10 percent and West Bengal of
    68.04 percent.

  • 5:09 PM IST

    By 4.15 pm, Tamil Nadu’s Dharmapuri records highest turnout
    of 61.35 percent while Chennai witnesses low polling at 39.23 percent,
    according to the Election Commission’s approximate voter turnout trends

  • 4:21 PM IST

    Tamil Nadu: AIADMK’s Babu Murugavel filed a complaint
    against DMK leader Udhayanidhi Stalin for wearing a shirt with party logo while
    casting his vote earlier today.

  • 4:18 PM IST

    There is an accusation that a senior police officer is
    cutting TMC voters here. They’ve hit many people & abused women with an
    idea to ensure that people must leave. I find it objectionable that there are
    West Bengal Police personnel without any name tags: Swapan Das Gupta, BJP