An election staff member shows a paper to polling agents after opening an electronic voting machine (EVM) inside a vote counting centre in Kolkata, on Thursday. Rupak De Chowdhuri/ Reuters
The Bharatiya Janata Party is giving a tough fight to West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress as both are leading in two seats each, while the Congress is ahead in only one of the 42 constituencies as per early trends.
For BJP, John Barla in Alipurduar and Raju Bist in Darjeeling were leading.
In Jalpaigurii, Trinamool's Binay Chandra Burman is leading, while in Ghatal, Bengali film star Dev was in the lead.
Former state Congress President Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury has established a slender lead from his constituency in Bahawalpur.
Indo-Asian News service
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was leading in 14 of the 28 Lok Sabha constituencies in Karnataka, while the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) in two and the Congress in 1, an official said on Thursday.
Bihar's ruling NDA is leading in eight Lok Sabha seats of the state, early trends showed on Thursday Union Minister Giriraj Singh, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from the Begusarai seat is ahead by over 1,000 votes.
Officials on Thursday morning began counting the millions of votes cast in the Lok Sabha elections across the country whose verdict will determine who gets to rule India for the next five years.
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