Early trends from the Election Commission showed the Trinamool Congress was ahead of the Bharatiya Janata Party in West Bengal.
In Kerala, the ruling Left was leading. The saffron party was ahead in Assam while the DMK and its allies were leading in Tamil Nadu.
West Bengal went to polls in eight phases, Assam voted in three and the elections for the remaining – Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Puducherry — took place in a single phase on April 6.
In view of the coronavirus situation, the Election Commission of India has barred the entry of polling agents into the counting centres without a negative Covid-19 test or full vaccinations.
The poll panel has also taken other measures to check the spread of the infection.