Majority of exit polls predicted close fight between BJP & Congress both Uttrakhand & Goa while majority of BJP in Manipur.
New Delhi: Exit polls conducted by several media groups on Monday predicted majority for BJP in Uttar Pradesh while majority of AAP in Punjab. In Uttrakhand, exit polls have predicted close fight between BJP and Congress while in Goa, there is slight edge to BJP over Congress. Majority of exit polls have predicted victory of BJP in Manipur, a North Eastern state.
CNN News 18, Times Now, Republic TV, and News X channels showed the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) getting anywhere between 211 and 277 seats and its main challenger in the Samajwadi Party-led alliance getting anywhere between 119 and 160 seats in the 403-member Uttar Pradesh assembly. CNN News 18-Matrize predicted 262-277 seats for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and allies and 119-134 for the Samajwadi Party (SP) and allies in Uttar Pradesh. Times Now-Veto predicted 225 and 151 seats for them respectively.
Exit polls have predicted a big win for Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Punjab, with India Today-Axis projecting up to 76-90 seats in the 117-member assembly. A few exit polls also forecast a hung assembly in Punjab, the only poll-bound state where the Congress is in power, while giving a clear edge to the AAP.
In Uttrakhand, exit polls predicts a close fight, with the BJP marginally ahead but both the ruling party and the Congress within striking distance of power. The BJP could win 35 seats and the Congress 32, say exit polls. AAP could land one seat, the polls say.
In neck-and-neck fight in Goa, the BJP and the Congress were predicted to win 16 of the state’s 40 seats. Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool is given three seats by 10 exit polls.
In Manipur, BJP is set to emerge as the largest party. The BJP, in the North Eastern state, is likely to win 30 seats in the 60-seat assembly, the exit polls say – just one below the majority mark. The Congress may win 13 seats, they say.