Based on our assessment, here is an opinion of who will form the next State Governments and UT Administration. In Kerala, the momentum is clearly with the UDF, although infighting could still throw it off course. In Puducherry, the Congress is a sure winner.
In Tamil Nadu, interestingly, the AIADMK's formula of substituting the PMK with DMDK could bare fruit as the combine looks set to come to power, albeit with a manifesto full of freebies. In West Bengal, the TMC looks all set to make history. The Left bastion could finally be breached and Mamata Banerjee is the clear front-runner for CM.
Lastly, in Assam, with the fractured Opposition, Tarun Gogoi seems confident of winning a third term and that too on his own, unless the BPF emerges more powerful than it was five years back. Even then, a Congress-led coalition is virtually guaranteed. The AGP and the BJP will have to worry about their future prospects.