Live Blog: Kerala Elections 2016 Results – Latest updates

Live Blog: Kerala Elections 2016 Results – Latest updates
Live Blog: Kerala Elections 2016 Results – Latest updates
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The big day is here!

The results of the much-awaited Kerala assembly elections 2016 held on May 16 will be announced today. A record turnout of 77.35% was recorded in this assembly election, and most surveys have predicted a win for the LDF.

With 80 counting centres across the state, vote counting will be completed in 12 rounds. A total of 1203 candidates, including 109 women candidates are contesting for the 140 assembly seats. 

TNM brings you live and latest updates right here on this page. Stay here for updates every few minutes.

4.46pm: Country bomb thrown at CPI(M) celebration rally in Pinarayi, one dead- Asianet

4.20pm: Responding on the victory of LDF in the assembly election, CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said, "This is a verdict against unprecedented corruption of the Kerala government." -Asianet

4.15pm: S Surendran loses in Manjeswar despite re-counting- ReporterTv

3.55pm: Prakash Karat, former General Secretary of CPI(M) said that the next Chief Minister will be announced on Friday- Asianet

3.15pm: One voting machine in limbo in Wadakkanchery constituency of Thrissur district. While LDF demands repolling, UDF demands that the machine be fixed at the earliest. UDF candidate Anil Akkara is leading by 3 votes- Asianet news.

2.00pm: Ramesh Chennithala wins in Haripad by a margin of 18,621; Thomas Issac wins in Alappuzha constituency- Manorama

1.35pm: UDF candidate PC Vishnunadh wins in Chengannur- Manorama

1.21pm: JD(U) candidate Sreyams Kumar loses in Kalpetta- Manorama

1.17pm: UDF candidate VD Satheesan wins in Paravur; Hibi Eden wins in Ernakulam- Manorama

1.06pm: UDF candidate PJ Joseph wins in Thodupuzha; Minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan wins in Kottayam-Manorama

1.01pm: LDF's Ramachandran Kadannappalli wins in Kannur constituency- Mathrubhumi

12.58pm: BJP candidate O Rajagopal wins in Nemom by 8744 votes- Asianet news

NDA candidate S Sreesanth, who lost in Thiruvananthapuram constituency, took to Facebook to congratulate O Rajagopal over his victory.

12.53pm: Recounting in Manjeswar, where PB Abdul Razak was earlier declared the winner by a lead of 89 votes- Manorama news

12.39pm: "Did not expect this loss, we consider it as a major setback. The responsibility lies with the party and the front and we will discuss the defeat in the coming days. Congress will make a comeback. It is up to the party to decide the leader of opposition, " Oommen Chandy told reporters. 

12.33pm: LDF wins in 8 out of 9 constituencies in Alappuzha- Mathrubhumi.

12.32pm: K Muraleedharan wins in Vattiyoorkavu- Asianet news.

12.27pm: UDF's K Muraleedharan inches towards victory in Vattiyoorkavu- Asianet news.

12.25pm: LDF candidate Mukesh wins in Kollam-Mathrubhumi

He later took to Facebook to thank voters for their support.

12.24pm: BJP's K Surendran loses to PB Abdul Razak by 89 votes in Manjeswar- Mathrubhumi.

12.21pm: IUML leader PK Kunhalikutty wins in Vengara- Asianet news

12.12pm: UDF candidate Aryadan Shoukath loses in Nilambur- Asianet news

12.15pm: LDF candidate VS Sunil Kumar wins in Thrissur; Padmaja Venugopal loses- Mathrubhumi

12.07pm: MM Mani wins in Udumbanchola with 2376 votes- Manorama

12.02pm: VS wins for 27,148 votes in Malambuzha- Asianet

12.02pmL MK Munner wins by 2508 votes in Kozhikode South constituency- Manorama

12.01pm: Mohammed Mohsin wins in Pattambi –Asianet

11.47am: VS achuthanandan leads in Malambuzha by more than 25000 votes -Asianet News 

11.46am: Minister K Babu loses in Trippunithura; M Swaraj wins by 4353 votes. "This is not my individual victory, I would like to see this as a political victory," M Swaraj told The News Minute.

11.39am: LDF candidate Veena George wins in Aranmula by 7646 votes- Asianet news

11.39am: K Sabarinath wins from Aruvikkara- Asianet News

11.37am:  Minister K Babu trailing in Trippunithura by more than 3000 votes-Asianet News

11.35am: KK Rema loses in Vadakara -Asianet news

11.35am: Speaker Sakthan loses in Kattakkada; NDA candidate CK Janu loses in Sulthan Bathery - Asianet News

11.30am: Minister KP Mohanan loses in Koothuparamba- Asianet news

11.30am: KM Mani wins in Pala. "Truth finally won, thank god. Everybody attacked me, including the media. Thank you to all my Pala voters ," KM Mani- Asianet News

11.25: UDF 46 LDF 92 NDA 1 OTH 1; Minister K Babu trailing by 2300 votes in Trippunithura- Asianet News

11.25am: VS Achuthanandan leads by 18000 votes in Malampuzha -Asainet News

11.20am: Thomas Chandy, one of the richest candidates wins from Kuttanad constituency-Asianet News

11.20: VS Sivakumar wins in Thiruvnanthapuram for more than 10000 votes; Minister Shibu Baby John loses-Asianet News

11.15am: K Sudhakaran of UDF loses in Uduma -Asainet news

11.15am: Oommen Chandy is leading by more than 21000 votes in Puthupally- Asianet News

11.10am: Celebrations begin in Dharmadom CPI(M) party office; Nikesh Kumar fails by 2462 votes from Azhikode -Asianet News

11.05am: Celebrations begin in Nemom as O Rajagopal leads by 8,600 lead -Asianet News

11.05am: MV Nikesh Kumar trailing by 2200 votes in Azhikode- Asianet News

11.00 am: Muslim league losing its hold in Malappuram, LDF leading -Asianet News

10.57am: LDF candidate Veena George leads by 6000 votes in Aranmula -Asianet News

10.54am: NA Nellikkunnu, UDF candidate wins in Kasaragod; KB Ganesh Kumur wins in Pathanapuram by more than 24000 votes, Actor Jagadheesh loses- Asainet News

10.47am: JD(U)'s Sreyams Kumar trailing in Kalpetta by more than 3000 votes; K Babu trailing in Trippunithura by 2000 votes -Asainet News

10.46am:  UDF's PT Thomas wins in Trikkakkara constituency; LDF's MV Nikesh Kumar trailing by 600 votes in Azhikode -Asianet news

10.40am: LDF-91 UDF-47 BJP-1 Oth-1. LDF back in power in Kerala -Manorama

10.40am: KM Mani leads by 3700 votes in Pala, celebrations begins -Asianet News

10.39am: VS Sivakumar leads in Thiruvananthapuram -Mathrubhumi

10.37am: UDF's Shafi Parambil leading in Palakkad by 1841 votes- Election Department Kerala

10.35am: Kadakampally Surendran wins in Kazhakkoottam -Asianet news

10.33am: MV Nikesh Kumar struggles in Azhikode, Veena George ahead in Aranmula- Manorama

10.30am: VS Achuthanandan crosses lead of 12000 votes in Malampuzha constituency- Asianet news

10.30am: UDF : 48 LDF 89 NDA 2 OTH 1 -Asianet News

10.27am: BJP 1, CPI 18, CPI (M) 51, INC 20, NCP 3, IUML 16, JD (S) 2, Kerala Congress (M) 5, CMP Kerala State Committee 1, JD (U) 1, Kerala Congress (Jacob) 1, Kerala Congress (B) 1, Independents 5- ECI website

10.25am: MV Nikesh Kumar leads with 600 votes in Azhikode, NDA candidate CK Janu trails in Sulthan Bathery, KK Shailaja leads in Koothuparamba, PC George in Poonjar leads by more than 10000 votes- Asianet news

10.22am: P Joy, LDF candidate in Varkala wins  -Asainet News

10.20am: Neyyattinkara LDF candidate KA Ansalan wins for 9000 votes -Asianet News

10.19am: LDF candidate George M Thomas wins from Thiruvambady constituency- Asianet news

10.15am: Independent candidate PC George crosses 9000 votes majority in Poonjar -Asianet News 

10.15am: UDF -49, LDF- 88 NDA 2 OTH -1 -Asianet News

10.15am: K Babu trails in Tripunithura by 1540 votes while speaker N Shakthan struggles to stay afloat in Kattakada- Manorama 

10.13am: M Swaraj leads in Trippunithura by 1500 votes, K Babu trails -Asianet News

10.10am: LDF-88 UDF-49 BJP-2 Oth-1 ; BJP's O Rajagopal surges ahead with a lead of over 9000 votes - Manorama

10.10am: VS Achuthanandan watch live results from Palakkad guest house, while VM Sudheerana and Shashi Tharoor watch results from Thiruvananthapuram KPCC office. "The trends indicate that Kerala does not stand with corruption or subjugation of women through violence," VS said- Asianet news

10.09am: "Looks like will have to concede defeat in Kerala, responsibility will be fixed", PC Chacko- ANI

10.05am: Mukesh leads by 5000 in Kollam; visits vote counting centre -Asianet News

10.05am: BJP leads in two constituencies and is in second place in five constituencies, which includes VS Achuthananthan’s constituency of Malampuzha -Manorama

10.05am: Ministers Abdu Rabb, VS Sivakumar, Shibu Baby John, K Babu trailing -Asianet News

10.00am: Two hours into counting, LDF-88 UDF-49 BJP-2 Oth-1 ; BJP leads in Nemom and Palakkad - Manorama

9.58am: BJP's Sreesanth trails by 5745 votes in Thiruvananthapuram, while O Rajagopal leads by over 7000 votes in Nemom -Manorama

9.57am: MV Nikesh Kumar leads by 1701 votes- Manorama

9.55am: UDF 47 LDF 91 NDA 1 OTH 1 -Asianet news

9.54am: Chief Minister Oommen Chandy is leading by 6,884 votes in Puthuppally over his nearest CPM rival Jake C Thomas after first round of counting- PTI

9.51am: Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan leads in Kottayam -Mathrubhumi 

9.48am: BJP now leads in Nemom, Manjeswaram, Palakkad and Kasargod -Manorama 

9.47am: BJP 2, CPI 15, CPI (M) 34, INC 22, NCP 2, IUML 13, JD (S) 1, Kerala Congress (M) 6, CMP Kerala State Committee 1, Kerala Congress (B) 1, Independents 4- ECI website

9.46am: K Surendran leads in Manjeshwar- Asianet

9.45am: Minister Anoop Jacob ahead for the first time in Piravom after counting began-Manorama

9.45am: O rajagopal leads by more than 7000 votes in Nemom -Asianet News 

9.40am: LDF-89 UDF-47 BJP-3 Oth-1 ; Ex State Finance Minister KM Mani of UDF trails by 317 votes in Pala -Manorama 

9.35am: Nikesh Kumar leading in Azhikode -Asianet News

9.34am: BJP 2, CPI 14, CPI (M) 35, INC 18, NCP 2, IUML 8, JD (S) 1, Kerala Conress (M) 3, CMP Kerala State Committee 1, Kerala Congress (B) 1, Independents 3 - ECI website

9.32am: Chandy, Chennithala, Kunjhalikutty of UDF lead, PC George leads in Poonjar, BJP leads in Palakkad, Nemom & Kasargod - Manorama

9.31am: Ravisha Thanthri Kuntar leading in Kasargod - Election Department Kerala

9.30am: After one and a half hours of counting LDF wave on a high! LDF-86 UDF-50 BJP-3 Oth-1 -Manorama

9 28am: VS Sunil Kumar leading in Thrissur by 4642 votes- Mathrubhumi 

9.25am: UDF 49 LDF 88 NDA 2 OTH 1 ; Pinarayi Vijayan leads with 15000 votes in Dharmadom  -Asianet news

9.22am: K Muraleedharan leads in Vattiyoorkavu -Asianet news 

9.17am: Mons Joseph in Kaduthuruthy leading by 7268 votes -Election Department Kerala 

9.10am: LDF-86 UDF-48 BJP-3 Oth-1 BJP leads in Palakkad, Kasargod and Nemom -Manorama News

9.10am: Pinarayi leads by 10463 votes in Dharmadom -Asianet news  

9.06am: Oommen chandy leading by 2376 votes in Puthupally -Manorama news

9.05am: Vs Achuthanandan leading by 4056 votes - Election Department Kerala 

9.05am: UDF 53 LDF 79 NDA 2 OTH 1 -Asianet news

9.04am: PC  George leading by 2673 votes -Manorama news

9.02am: UDF 51, LDF 78 NDA 3 other 1 -Asianet news

9.00am: After first one hour counting LDF crosses half-way mark. Leading LDF-76 UDF-45 BJP-2 Oth-1- Manorama

8:56am: NDA candidate S Sreeshanth trailing in Thiruvananthapuram -CNN news 18

8.55am: UDF 54 LDF 69 NDA 2 OTH 1 -Asianet news

8.50am: Kummanam Rajasekaran trailing by 85 votes - Kerala informatics 

8.50am: LDF 60, UDF 55 NDA 2 OTH 1; LDF leads in all constituencies in Pathanamthitta and Thrissur- Asianet news

8.48am: UDF 53 LDF 60 NDA 2 -Asianet news

8.45am: 3 BJP candidates leading - Shoba Surendran of Palakkad, O Rajagopal of Nemom, K Surendran of Manjeswaram - Manorama News

8.43am: NDA candidate Shobha Surendran leads in Palakkad- Asianet News

8.39am: Former Excise Minister K Babu trailing- Manorama News

8.38am: UDF 49, LDF 47 , BJP 2, Other-0 Manorama News

8.36am: LDF 46, UDF 45 BJP 2 Other 0-Manorama News

8.35am: UDF leads in Sulthanbathery ; CK janu trails-Asianet News

8.34am: Jagadish trailing in Pathanpuram -Asianet News

8.31am: UDF 34 LDF 55 NDA 1 - Asianet News 

8.31am: Oommen Chandy leads in Puthupally; KS Sabarinathan leads in Arruvikkara- Mathrubhumi

8.30am: UDF 33 LDF 54 NDA 1 -Asianet News

8.28am: LDF's Veena George leads in Aranmula -Mathrubhumi

8.26am: UDF 34 LDF 52 NDA 1 - Asianet News

8.26am: CPM leads in Thaliparamba constituency- NDTV

8.25am: UDF 33 LDF 48 NDA 1 -Asinet News

8.20am: Independent candidate PC George leads in Poonjar.

8.15am: LDF's Ramchandran Kadanapally leads in Kannur;  Mani C Kappen leads in Pala

8.14am: BJP leading in one seat in Kerala, O Rajagopal in Nemom. LDF surging ahead 

8.11am: Mukesh leads in Kollam by 300 votes

8.10am: UDF- 28. LDF- 40. BJP- 0 Others 

8.09 am: UDF 26 LDF 40 BJP 0

8.09am: KC Joseph leading in Irikkur; MV Nikesh Kumar leading in Azhikode

8.08 am: UDF- 22. LDF- 35. BJP- 0 Others 0

8.07am:  UDF- 16. LDF- 21. BJP- 0 Others 

8.06: As first leads trickle in, LDF candidate Ganesh Kumar is leading, Jagadeesh trailing in Pathanapuram.

8.05am: LDF 1; UDF 0; NDA 0;  Oth 0

8.02: Counting at all centres begins. Counting of postal votes begins in Thiruvananthapuram.

7.55am: Tight security at all counting centres.

7.55am: CPI(M) leaders Pinarayi Vijayan, MV Jayarajan assembles at EK Nayanar's tomb in Payyambalam in Kannur district to carry out floral tribute.

7.52am: Strong rooms opened 

7.47am: Minister of Fisheries, Ports and Excise K.Babu reaches Ernakulam counting centre.

7.45am: KPCC President VM Sudheeran says, "Positive about retaining power"- Mathrubhumi

7.40am: Postal votes to be counted first, clear electoral picture to emerge by 9 am

7.35am: Strong room at Thiruvananthapuram Mar Ivanios college campus opens.

7.10am: Minor explosion at a Muslim League leader's house in Vadakara, 2 injured- Asianet News 

7.07am: "Will make inroads in Kerala," NDA candidate S Sreeshanth said.

6.00am: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy offers prayers at a church in Puthupally. 

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