Exit polls predict BJP surge in Northeast

Voting time People wait in line outside a polling station to cast their votes at Nongpoh in Ri Bhoi district of Meghalaya on Tuesday. Polling in Meghalaya and Nagaland was held in 59 of 60 Assembly seats.  

Two exit polls on Tuesday predicted that the BJP will dethrone the Left Front in Tripura and consolidate its position in the other two northeastern States — Meghalaya and Nagaland, where elections were held.

JanKiBaat-NewsX has predicted that the BJP-IPFT alliance in Tripura will win 35-45 seats with a vote share of 51%. The AxisMyIndia poll predicts 44-50 seats for the BJP-IPFT with a vote share of 49% while others may get 0-3 seats with a vote share of 11%.

The NewsX poll predicted the ruling Left front in Tripura was likely to get 14-23 seats with vote share of 45-46%, while AxisMyIndia poll predicted the Left would win 9-15 seats with a vote share of 40%.

The CVoter Exit Poll has predicted a close finish in Tripura, with the CPI-M likely to get 26 to 34 seats with 44.3% vote share, the BJP and its allies 24 to 32 seats with a vote share of 42.8%, while the Congress may win only 0-2 seats with a vote share of 7.2%.

NPP win predicted in Meghalaya

In Meghalaya where the Congress is in power, the JanKiBaat-NewsX exit poll shows that the National People’s Party (NPP) is set to gain 23-27 seats while the BJP will get 8-12 seats, with vote shares of 39 and 12% respectively. The Congress is predicted to win 13-17 seats with a voteshare of 21% and others are likely to get 2 to 6 seats.

BJP alliance likely to storm NPF bastion

In Nagaland, the BJP-NDPP alliance is likely to storm the ruling NPF bastion as it is predicted to win 27-32 seats with a vote share of 48%, against the NPF’s 20-25 seats and a vote share of 42%, according to the JanKiBaat-NewsX exit poll.

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