Assam 2016

Thumping win predicted for BJP in Assam

The exit polls aired by TV channels on Monday predicted a thumping win for the BJP in Assam. While the India Today-Axis My India gave the BJP and its allies 79-93 seats, NewsX-Today’s Chanakya gave the NDA 90 seats, the ABP-Nielsen survey gave the party 81 seats while the Times Now -C Voter poll gave the party 57 seats out of the 126-member Assembly.

Improved performance

The Badruddin Ajmal-led All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF), which got the same number of the Lok Sabha seats (3 out of 14) in the 2014 polls as the Congress, varied between 10 to 18 seats.

In West Bengal, all four exit polls showed Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee winning a second term despite a historic alliance between the Congress (which had fought the 2011 polls with the Trinamool Congress) and the Left Front.

The NewsX-Today’s Chanakya poll gave the TMC 210 seats, the ABP-Nielsen poll gave the party 163, India Today-Axis My India poll gave the party a whopping 233-253 seat tally while the Times Now-C Voter survey pegged the TMC tally at 169 seats, in the 294-member Assembly.

In Puducherry, the two surveys, one by Times Now-C Voter and the other by India Today-Axis My India showed the Congress forming the government in the State and the defeat of the incumbent, N. Rangaswamy of the NR Congress.

The former showed the Congress getting 14 seats while the India Today exit poll showed a combined show of Congress and DMK as posting a comfortable tally of 15-21 seats in the 30-member Assembly.

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