Tripura Assembly election: Two exit polls give state to BJP, third says photo finish

In Tripura, the Axis My India exit poll on News 24 channel gave the BJP and its allies 44-50 seats, Left 9-15 seats, and others 0-3 seats. The NewsX survey gave the BJP 35-45 seats, Left 14-23 seats, and none for the Congress.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: February 28, 2018 8:28 am
Polling was conducted for 59 seats in both the states with one candidate declared unopposed in Nagaland and election in one constituency of Meghalaya countermanded. (Photo by Kallol Dey)

According to two exit polls on Tuesday, the BJP is set to storm to power in Tripura, dislodging the CPI(M) which has ruled the state for the last 25 years. A third exit poll predicted a close fight. In Nagaland, two exit polls gave the BJP-NDPP alliance an edge over the ruling Naga People’s Front (NPF). The NDPP (Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party) is led by former chief minister Neiphiu Rio.

In Meghalaya, one exit poll said the Congress would emerge as the single largest party, while another said Conrad Sangma’s National People’s Party (NPP) would be ahead of the ruling Congress, with the BJP finishing third.

CPI(M) leaders, however, maintained that the party would trounce the BJP in Tripura and hold on to power.

In Tripura, the Axis My India exit poll on News 24 channel gave the BJP and its allies 44-50 seats, Left 9-15 seats, and others 0-3 seats. The NewsX survey gave the BJP 35-45 seats, Left 14-23 seats, and none for the Congress.

A third poll by CVoter predicted a close fight between the Left (26-34 seats) and the BJP (24-32 seats), according to a PTI report.

In Meghalaya, the Axis My India poll said the Congress would emerge as the single largest party with 20 seats, while Sangma’s NPP would come second with 14 seats, BJP 5 and others 20. The NewsX poll said the NPP would win 23-27 seats, Congress 13-17, BJP 8-12, and others 2-6 seats.

The CVoter poll said the NPP would get 17-23 seats, while the Congress would come second with 13-19 seats.

In Nagaland, the Axis My India poll said the ruling NPF would have an edge, but did not specify the number of seats. The NewsX survey gave the BJP-NDPP alliance 27-32 seats, followed by the NPF with 20-25, Congress 0-2, and others 5-7 seats.

The CVoter poll said the BJP-NDPP would emerge first with 25-31 seats, while the NPF would get 19-25 seats.

Each of the three states has a 60-member assembly. The results will be declared on March 3.

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  1. Mohit Grover
    Feb 28, 2018 at 6:51 pm
    4: The idea is to first suggest through totally RIGGED EXIT POLLS that BJP is winning, then the EVMs rigging becomes that much more easier as when BJP is announced as the winner, the people who would otherwise would have been shocked are not shocked, as the EXIT polls had already ‘suggested’ so! This is the total gameplan of Modi/Shah in connivance of the SLAVE Election Commission (Tampering of EVMs) and SLAVE SOLD OUT TV NEWS MEDIA (Rigged EXIT POLLS). All the EXIT POLLSTERS from the TV NEWS MEDIA have been BOUGHT OUT by the Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance, who in return gets favors from Modi in terms of policy when Modi wins any election of any state or the entire country!
    1. Mohit Grover
      Feb 28, 2018 at 6:50 pm
      3:So they come out with a supposed EXIT POLL which is the typical way of letting the people know, that the party winning is BJP, so that people of the country are not shocked to see the actual result, when it comes out later. This is a way of suggesting to the people that the result is for the BJP, when they are simply obeying the orders of the Modi Govt, to show they are winning and then the EVMs can be tampered to make BJP win. This has been happening since the 2014 elections when Modi came to power!..He did not win, he won because of the tampered EVMs. So now there are various supposed ‘EXIT’ polls done by the Lapdog slave bought out TV News media, that are suggesting that BJP is winning is the second ‘Helper’.
      1. Mohit Grover
        Feb 28, 2018 at 6:49 pm
        This is happening in Goa, where the Christians are a majority. The Hindutva BJP Go vt is putting all kinds of restrictions on the lifestyle of the people and the tourists are just completely repulsed by the behavior of the Terrorist Hindutva Goons and have stopped coming to Goa because of that. This has caused the biggest industry of Goa – Tourism to be suffered. This is exactly what they will do the states in the northeast. 2: And the people of NorthEast already know that! Why would the people of Tripura then vote for the BJP?!!..Nobody from the NorthEast is voting for the BJP except the SLAVE Election Commission which got SOLD OUT with a DIME to the BJP, completely compromising the sovereignity of the country, where elections are rigged using tampered EVMs.. And then the other ‘HELPERS’ the SOLD OUT media that has been completely bought over by Mukesh Ambani, a crony of Modi, and Modi works for Mukesh Ambani.
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          Vijay Venkataraman
          Feb 28, 2018 at 10:04 pm
          Mohit - Stop this CRAP. What about Punjab - Did congress fool with the EVM? If it is Congress victory all is well. If it is not, BJP is at fault? I know you are a Pucca ANTI HINDU and probably have a fake name as well. Don't paint the nation bad. The country is doing good and it will continue to do good. You are SLAVE of your DIRTY mind. Don't paint your emotions as the truth and that the people of India will agree with you. All people who looted --- Your days are numbered.
        2. Mohit Grover
          Feb 28, 2018 at 6:48 pm
          1: There is NO CHANCE in H ELL that the BJP can come to POWER in Tripura,for many reasons. Firstly why should a state that is largely Christian (minorities) and the COMMUNAL EXTREMIST HINDUTVA MODI Govt has gone after the minorities in the country, like a free-for-all hunting trip in the jungle, ever since it came to power in 2014. They have been targeting and attacking the Christians just like the Muslims in various places in India like UP, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat and even Goa! They have made a MESS of GOA and now the BIGGEST industry of GOA – TOURISM is suffering because the claustrophobic, communal, atmosphere that is being created by BJP Govt there, using the Terrorist elements of RSS, Bajrang Dal, who attack minorities everyday.
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