As the nation faces Coronavirus crisis, new governments are going to be formed today in 4 states, Bengal, Assam Tamil Nadu and Kerala, and, in the Union Territory of Puducherry. The focus is least on who wins in all these places but the winning governments must have a plan of action to battle this ongoing crisis. Today’s result has to be a verdict for action as there’s no time to wait on swearing in ceremonies, etc. The winning parties have to immediately hit the ground and work in the direction to curb the Covid-19 crisis.

A few things the new governments must immediately do are, establish blood camps, initiate research in triple mutant virus, ramp up oxygen storage and production capacity, augment beds and other essential hospital equipment, ensure routine inspections in hospitals to prevent oxygen leakage and wastage, create awareness on when, whom and how to give oxygen support, increase plasma availability, encourage people to donate plasma before taking the vaccine, etc.

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Jagdeep Dhankhar, Governor of West Bengal congratulate Mamata Banerjee's party win in West Bengal assembly elections

Congratulated Mamata Banerjee's party win in West Bengal assembly elections. Tomorrow at 7 PM, CM will be calling on me at Raj Bhawan: Jagdeep Dhankhar, Governor of West Bengal

PM Modi: The people of Assam have again blessed the NDA’s development agenda

The people of Assam have again blessed the NDA’s development agenda & the pro-people track record of our Government in the state. I thank the people of Assam for the blessings. I appreciate the hard work of NDA Karyakartas & their untiring efforts in serving the people: PM Modi

BJP Suvendu Adhikari: My sincere thanks to great people of Nandigram and for choosing me as their representative & MLA from Nandigram

My sincere thanks to great people of Nandigram for their love, trust, blessings& support&for choosing me as their representative & MLA from Nandigram. It's my never-ending commitment to be of service to them & working for their welfare. I'm truly grateful: BJP's Suvendu Adhikari

PM Narendra Modi: I would like to congratulate Pinarayi Vijayan and the LDF for winning the Kerala Assembly elections

I would like to congratulate Pinarayi Vijayan and the LDF for winning the Kerala Assembly elections. We will continue working together on a wide range of subjects and to ensure India mitigates the COVID-19 global pandemic: PM Narendra Modi

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan wins from Dharmadam Assembly constituency

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan wins from Dharmadam Assembly constituency, as per Election Commission of India

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee: BJP has lost the elections; They played dirty politics

BJP has lost the elections. They played dirty politics. We faced the horror of Election Commission: West Bengal CM and TMC leader Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee wins Nandigram constituency by 1200 votes, defeating BJP's Suvendu Adhikari

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee wins Nandigram constituency by 1200 votes, defeating BJP's Suvendu Adhikari.

Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal: Counting is still underway but it is clear that BJP is forming the government once again

Counting is still underway but it is clear that BJP is forming the government once again. This has been possible because of the public cooperation: Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee: I would like to thank everyone. I will address the media after 6pm

I would like to thank everyone. I request all to not take out victory processions. I urge everyone to go back to their homes now. I will address the media after 6pm: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee

Kerala Health Minister KK Shailaja wins Mattannur constituency

Kerala Health Minister KK Shailaja wins Mattannur constituency.

She says, "The LDF in Kerala got a thumping victory in assembly elections and are thankful to people of Kerala."

Assam: Himanta Biswa Sarma wins Jalukbari constituency for the 5th consecutive term

Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma wins Jalukbari constituency for the 5th consecutive term by a margin of 1,01,911 votes.

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan: Kerala has given a verdict in favor of the LDF

Kerala has given a verdict in favor of the LDF. But this is not the time to celebrate with great joy as COVID19 continues to spread. This is the time to continue the fight against COVID19: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan

Puducherry: BJP's A Namassivayam wins from Mannadipet constituency

BJP's A Namassivayam wins from Mannadipet constituency in Puducherry

"I am thankful to the voters for electing me as their representative. NDA will take up welfare activities for people of Puducherry and continue to work for them," he says

Puducherry: BJP's A Namassivayam wins from Mannadipet constituency

BJP's A Namassivayam wins from Mannadipet constituency in Puducherry

"I am thankful to the voters for electing me as their representative. NDA will take up welfare activities for people of Puducherry and continue to work for them," he says

Rajnath Singh: Congratulations to the Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee Didi on her party’s victory in West Bengal assembly elections

Congratulations to the Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee Didi on her party’s victory in West Bengal assembly elections. My best wishes to her for her next tenure: Defence Minister and BJP leader Rajnath Singh

Assam: BJP workers celebrate by distributing sweets at party office in Guwahati

Assam: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers celebrate by distributing sweets at party office in Guwahati, as official trends show BJP leading in 57 seats.

Kerela: CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury thanks people of Kerala for reposing faith in LDF

CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury thanks people of #Kerala for reposing faith in LDF

Assam: Congress claim Grand Alliance of opposition parties will emerge victorious and form government

Congress claims Grand Alliance of opposition parties will emerge victorious and form government in Assam once final results are out despite trends showing comeback for BJP

WB: BJP candidate from Nandigram Suvendu Adhikari leads by 6 votes after the 16th round of counting

BJP candidate from Nandigram Suvendu Adhikari leads by 6 votes after the 16th round of counting

TN: DMK lead in 119 Assembly constituencies as per Election Commission trends

Avoid victory celebrations: DMK chief MK Stalin to party workers

DMK is leading in 119 Assembly constituencies in Tamil Nadu, as per Election Commission trends

WB: Counting has stop in the North 24 Parganas district as the server crashed around 40 minutes back.

Counting has been stopped in the North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal as the server crashed around 40 minutes back.

Counting continuing in the constituencies without any let-up: Election Commission of India

Counting has not slowed down, due to heavy load the server has slowed down. Counting is continuing in the constituencies without any let-up: Election Commission of India

TN: Delhi CM Kejriwal congratulate DMK supremo MK Stalin for victory in the Tamil Nadu assembly polls

Many congratulations to @mkstalin on a resounding victory in the Tamil Nadu assembly polls. I wish him a successful tenure and the very best in fulfilling the aspirations of people of Tamil Nadu: Arvind Kejriwal

TN: DMK supporters continue to celebrate outside party headquarters in Chennai as official trends show the party leading on 118 seats so far

DMK supporters continue to celebrate outside party headquarters in Chennai as official trends show the party leading on 118 seats so far.

Election Commission of India has banned any victory procession amid the #COVID19 situation in the country.

TMC supporters gather outside the BJP office in Kolkata's Hastings area, as TMC leads in 200 plus seats

Trinamool Congress supporters in large numbers gathered outside the BJP office in Kolkata's Hastings area, as TMC leads in 200 plus seats

No victory gatherings or celebrations of any kind: Commissioner of Police, Bengaluru City

In view of election results, no victory gatherings or celebrations of any kind can be held as COVID protocol & prohibitory order u/s 144 CrPC is in force. Any such attempt by any individual/organization will have serious legal implications: Commissioner of Police, Bengaluru City

Police personnel tells TMC supporters to stop celebrations in Asansol

EC asks States/UTs to "prohibit victory celebrations urgently", also directs that responsible SHOs/officers must be suspended immediately and criminal& disciplinary actions must be initiated

We're committed to secularism: Firhad Hakim, TMC

You've to be secular in fight against a communal force. That was done by TMC. We're committed to secularism, committed to development. We're committed to bringing the people together. We can't fight a communal battle against a communal force: Firhad Hakim, TMC

ECI writes to Chief Secretaries of all States/UTs to "prohibit victory celebrations urgently"

Election Commission of India writes to Chief Secretaries of all States/UTs to "prohibit victory celebrations urgently". ECI also directs that responsible SHOs and other officers must be suspended immediately and criminal and disciplinary actions must be initiated against them

People of Kerala have appreciated performance of Pinarayi Vijayan govt: CPIM's Prakash Karat on LDF leading in Kerala

This is a significant victory as in past 40 yrs no govt re-elected for a 2nd successive term. This shows people of Kerala have appreciated performance of Pinarayi Vijayan govt, the way it tackled floods, COVID&pro-people development: CPIM's Prakash Karat on LDF leading in Kerala

Assam: BJP's Himanta Biswa Sarma leading from Jalukbari

As per official trends, BJP's Himanta Biswa Sarma is leading from Jalukbari in Assam.

EC Takes Action On Crowd Gathering

ECI takes serious note of reports coming in of congregation(s) of people to celebrate anticipated victory. EC has directed Chief Secretaries of all 5 states to file FIR in each such case, suspend concerned SHO and report action taken immediately of each such incidence: ECI

TMC supporters celebrate at Kalighat, Kolkata

TMC supporters celebrate at Kalighat, Kolkata as party leads on 202 seats as per official trends

Bengal: TMC's Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay leads from Bhabanipur constituency

As per official trends, TMC's Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay is leading from Bhabanipur constituency in Bengal.

TMC supporters celebrate in Kolkata as party leads on 202 seats

Official trends for 284 seats | Trinamool Congress leading on 202 seats, BJP leading on 77

TN: DMK's Ezhilan N leading from Thousand Lights constituency

As per official trends, DMK's Ezhilan N is leading from Thousand Lights constituency, BJP's Khushbu Sundar trailing.

BJP's Suvendu Adhikari continues to lead from Nandigram

As per official trends, Suvendu Adhikari, BJP candidate from Nandigram continues to lead from the Assembly constituency.

BJP's Suvendu Adhikari continues to lead from Nandigram

As per official trends, Suvendu Adhikari, BJP candidate from Nandigram continues to lead from the Assembly constituency.

Tamil Nadu: DMK's Udhayanidhi Stalin leading from Chepauk-Thiruvallikeni

DMK's Udhayanidhi Stalin is leading from Chepauk-Thiruvallikeni constituency in Tamil Nadu

Kerala: BJP candidate Suresh Gopi leading from Thrissur

As per official trends, Suresh Gopi, BJP candidate from Thrissur is leading from the Assembly constituency in Kerala.

BJP will form govt in Assam: CM Sarbananda Sonowal

As per the trends, it is clear that Bharatiya Janata Party will form the government in Assam: Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal

DMK workers celebrate as initial trends show DMK leading in TN

DMK workers and supporters celebrate outside Anna Arivalayam, the party headquarters in Chennai, as official trends show the party leading.

Kerala: 'Metro man' leading from Palakkad constituency

As per official trends, 'Metro man' E Sreedharan, BJP candidate from Palakkad, is leading from the Assembly constituency.

Kerala: Congress' Ramesh Chennithala leading from Haripad

Congress' Ramesh Chennithala is leading from Haripad constituency in Kerala.

Bengal: TMC leading on 166 seats, BJP leading on 83

As per official trends for 253 seats, TMC is leading on 166 seats, BJP is leading on 83 in Bengal.

Tamil Nadu: DMK leading on 98 seats, AIADMK on 81 seats

As per official trends for 209 seats, DMK is leading on 98 seats, AIADMK on 81 seats in Tamil Nadu.

Puducherry: NR Congress leading on 6 seats, BJP leading on 3

As per official trends for 12 seats, NR Congress is leading on 6 seats, BJP leading on 3 seats in Puducherry.

Kerala: CPI(M) leading on 55 seats, Congress on 23 seats

As per official trends for 137 seats, CPI(M) is leading on 55 seats, Congress is leading on 23 seats in Kerala.

BJP leading on 50 seats, Asom Gana Parishad on 11

As per official trends for 98 seats, BJP is leading on 50 seats, its ally Asom Gana Parishad on 11. Congress is leading on 19 seats, its ally AIUDF on 9.

Kamal Haasan leading from Coimbatore (South)

Makkal Needhi Maiam chief Kamal Haasan is leading from Coimbatore (South) constituency in Tamil Nadu.