New Delhi: In what could be a major setback to the Bharatiya Janata Party, the counting trends for West Bengal and Tamil Nadu are showing a clear sign of success for the regional parties. Contradicting most of the exit polls, in West Bengal, the Trinamool Congress is leading in 193 seats by 11 30 am. The Bharatiya Janata Party, which played a high pitched battle in Bengal is leading in 96 seats. While the TMC is going to retain power in the state, the Bharatiya Janata Party will become the main opposition. Mamta Banerjee meanwhile is trailing in her own seat in Nandigram with about 4000 votes against BJPs Suvendu Adhikari.
In Tamil Nadu, if the trends go as they are, the DMK led alliance is going to form the next government after a gap of ten years. By 11.30 am, the DMK and Congress combine was leading in more than 130 seats and whereas the AIADMK was leading in about 100 seats.
In Kerala, the LDF is the clear leader with leads in 89 seats and the UDF leading in about 46 seat. The Bharatiya Janata Party is leading in just four seats in Kerala.
In Assam, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party is all set to form the next government with a clear majority. The BJP is leading in 80 seats and the congress is leading in 44 seats till 11.30 am.