Poll verdict: Counting of votes for five states today
Counting of votes begins at 8 am on Thursday for elections held in five states. They are Assam, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry. Exit polls have predicted a BJP win in Assam, ending the 15-year reign of the Congress' Tarun Gogoi. A close contest is expected between AIADMK and DMK in Tamil Nadu. Mamata Banerjee is having an edge over Left and Congress alliance in West Bengal.