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The BJP is likely to form government in Uttarakhand, Goa, Manipur while Congress may return in Punjab, according to exit poll results of the five states that went to polls. The safforn party, however, is expected to fall short of majority in Uttar Pradesh. Interestingly, amid prediction of a hung assembly in UP by various exit polls, Akhilesh Yadav has said his party is ready to form an alliance with arch-rival BSP.
The India Today Axis exit poll gave BJP 18 seats in Goa out of 40 assembly seats and predicted 185 seats for it in Uttar Pradesh followed by Samajwadi party-Congress alliance at 120 seats and BSP at 90 seats. In Manipur too, BJP is likely to win 25 to 31 seats out of 60 Assembly seats. In Punjab, however, it is going to be a big setback for Punjab where Congress is expected to win 62-71 seats followed by new entrant Aam Aadmi Party with 52 seats. The BJP-SAD alliance is expected to win a dismal 4-7 seats.
Today’s Chanakya with News 24, which got its prediction right in Lok Sabha elections in 2014 and other assembly polls subsequently, has predicted 285 seats for BJP in Uttar Pradesh. Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance is far behind with 88 seats. Mayawati’s BSP is predicted to win a dismal 27 seats. Voting for Assembly elections in five state ended on March 8.
Here are the exit poll results
The BJP is likely to emerge as the single largest party is Uttar Pradesh which went to polls. According to a survey conducted by India Today, the party is likely to get 185 seats in the 403 state assembly. The survey has predicted that the alliance forged by the Samajwadi Party and the Congress will get 120 seats. The exit poll has predicted 90 seats for Mayawati-led BSP.
India Today | SP+Congress (120), BJP (185), BSP (90), Others (9)
India TV | SP+Congress (135-147), BJP (155-167), BSP (81-93), Others (8-20)
News 24 and Today’s Chanakya | SP+Congress (88+/-), BJP (285 +/-), BSP (27), Others (3+/-)
The people in Uttarakhand seems to have voted against Harish Rawat’s Congress government as the exit poll predicted a clean sweep by the BJP which is expected to get over 50 out of 71 Assembly.
India Today | Congress (12-21), BJP (46-53), BSP (1-2), Others (1-4)
News24 |Congress (15+), BJP (53), BSP (), Others ()
MRC | Congress (38), BJP (30), others (3)
Like Assam, the BJP is likely to win another north eastern state Manipur with India TV predicting 25-31 for the saffron party followed by Congress with 17-23 seats.
India Today | Congress (17-23), BJP (25-31), Others (9-15)
After Delhi, the Aam Aadmi party has made its presence felt in Punjab as it is predicted to win 42-51 seats there. However, Congress will emerge the clear winner with 62-71 seats. The BJP-SAD alliance is likely to thrown out of power after two full terms.
India Today | Congress (62-71), BJP + Akali Dal (4-7), AAP (42-51), Others (0-2)
News24 | Congress (54+), BJP + Akali Dal (9-15), AAP (54+), Others ()
The BJP is likely to retain Goa with the support of independent winners as exit poll predict 15 seat for it followed by Congress at 10. The AAP to has made some gains in the state.
India TV | Congress (10), BJP (15), AAP (7), Others (8)
India Today | Congress (9-13), BJP (18-22), AAP (0-2)
8:24 pm Today’s Chanakya predicts 285 seats for BJP, 88 for SP and 27 for BSP
7:05 pm MRC predicts 30 seats fro BJP in Uttarakhand, 38 seats for Congress and three for others.
7:01 pm VMR predicts 190-210 seats for BJP in UP, 110-130 for SP-Congress alliance, 54-74 for BSP
6:48 pm: India News predicts 185 seats for BJP in Uttar Pradesh, 120 seats for SP+Congress, 90 seats for BSP and 8 for others.
6:36 pm ABP predicts 164-176 seats for BJP in Uttar Pradesh, 156-169 for SP+Congress, 60-72 for BSP, 2-6 for others
6:35 pm India today predicts 18-22 for BJP, 9-13 for congress AAP 0-2 in Goa
6:34 pm C voters predicts 43 seats for BJP in Uttarakhand followed by 23 seats for Congress.
6:32 pm Times Now predicts 190-210 seats for BJP in Uttar Pradesh, 110 to 130 seats for SP and 57-74 seats for BSP
6:26 Times Now with C voters predict 15-21 seats for BJP, 12-18 seats for Congress and 0-4 for AAP in Goa