The results of exit polls on Thursday by various agencies have confirmed the widespread feeling that the voter sentiment is still in the favour of the Bharatiya Janata Party could emerge as the single-largest party in three of five states. The Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party were locked in a tight race in Punjab and the principal opposition party was battling with the BJP to retain power in Manipur.
In Punjab, all exit polls unanimously predicted a drubbing for the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal-BJP combine. But the polls were divided on whether the Congress or the Aam Aadmi Party, which is fighting its debut assembly election in the state, will form the next government.
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News 24-Chanakya and India Today-Axis have predicted massive Modi wave in UP as according to them BJP will clinch 280 plus seats. The NewsX -MRC poll gave the BJP 185 seats, the Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance 120 and the Bahujan Samaj Party 90.The Times Now-VMR poll gave the BJP between 190 and 210 seats, the SP-Congress combine between 110 and 130 seats and the BSP between 57 and 74 seats. The ABP-CSDS poll gave the BJP 164-176 seats, the SP-Congress 155-169 and the BSP 60-72 seats. The IndiaTV-CVoter polls forecast 155-167 seats to the BJP, 135-147 to the SP-Congress and 81-93 to the BSP.
The BJP and the Congress are projected to finish neck and neck with 32 seats each in the 70-member assembly. According to ABP’s exit poll projects BJP will emerge as largest party with 34-42 seats whereas Congress is predicted to get 23-29 seats. The India Today/Axis exit poll predicts BJP will win 46-53 seats and Congress 12-21.News 24-Chanakya is giving BJP 53 seats and Congress 15. BJP and Congress both are predicted to win same no of seats (29-35) according to India Tv-C Voter.
All the exit polls for Punjab show the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) making significant inroads into Punjab but they aren’t in agreement over whether the Congress or AAP will win more seats. The magic number in Punjab is 59. CVoter predicts AAP winning between 59 and 67 seats in the 117-strong Assembly. The India Today/Axis exit poll predicts the Congress will win between 62 and 71 seats and AAP wlil get between 42 and 51 seats. The SAD-BJP alliance is expected to languish between 4 and 7 seats.
The India News/MRC poll puts the Congress and AAP neck and neck at 55 seats each. This poll gives SAD-BJP 7 seats.
CVoter exit poll predicts a close-fought battle between the Congress and the BJP to gain control of Goa, with both parties unlikely to gain a clear majority in the 40-member state assembly. Axis exit poll’s prediction is cautiously hopeful of BJP coming back to power, bagging 18 to 22 seats. It estimates Congress will get between 9 and 13 seats, while AAP is predicted to be at the bottom of the table, with a maximum of two seats.
Axis poll now predicts Congress victory as party may win 30-36 seats and BJP is predicted to be limited 16-22. CVoter exit poll has projected BJP as the largest party in Manipur elections, winning 28 seats. Congress is projected to be winning 20 seats in the state while Others are expected to win close to 12 seats.