New Delhi: Exit polls on television channels projected Samajwadi Party emerging as the single largest party in Uttar Pradesh assembly poll with one of them giving it a clear majority while Congress is set to have a clear edge in Punjab, Uttarakhand and Manipur.
In Goa, one of the channels has predicted an edge to BJP over ruling Congress.
In widely-watched Uttar Pradesh, ruling BSP appears to be taking a knock while BJP is projected to nudge Congress to the fourth place.
Star News-AC Neilson exit poll showed SP emerging as the single largest party with 183 seats, followed by BSP with 83 seats.
According to it, BJP would win 71 seats, Congress 51 and its ally RLD 11 seats. Independents and others are shown victorious in two seats each.
Headlines Today exit polls showed SP getting between 195 and 210 seats followed by BSP with 88-98 seats. It showed BJP getting 50-56 seats followed by Cong-RLD combine with 38-42.
The exit poll showed Independents and others securing 12-18 seats.
India TV-C-Voter exit poll showed SP emerging as the single largest party with 137-145 seats, closely followed by BSP with 122-130 seats.
It showed BJP winning 79-87 seats, Congress-RLD winning 39-55 seats and Others getting 2-10 seats.
Exit poll by News24 and Today’s Chanakya showed SP winning 185 seats with an error margin of 18 seats.
They predicted BSP to win 85 seats, BJP 55 and Congress 55. The error margin for the three parties was 15 seats. Others were shown getting 23 seats with an error margin of 17.
In Goa, the India TV-C-Voter exit poll projected BJP getting 20 seats followed by Congress with 17. Others were shown emerging victorious in three seats.
The same team forecast a Congress victory in Punjab (65) followed by the Akali Dal-BJP combined winning 47 and others getting five.
In Uttarakhand, the News24-Today’s Chankya gave Congress an edge with 30 seats and the BJP getting 28. Others were given 12 seats.
The same team forecast a win for the Congress in Punjab with the party getting 60 seats followed by the Akali Dal-BJP combine getting 52. Others were projected to win five seats. In Manipur the team forecast a Congress win with 25 seats followed by NCP (10 seats) and Trinamool Congress getting nine seats.
A CNN-IBN exit poll projected a clear majority for SP in Uttar Pradesh, a win for Congress in Uttarakhand and Manipur and a close finish between Cong and SAD-BJP alliance in Punjab.
In case of UP, the poll does not, however, specify the number of seats SP and other parties are projected to get but says “clear majority for SP in Uttar Pradesh”. However, it says Congress will get 31-41 seats in Uttarakhand against BJP’s 22-32 and Others 4-10. Congress is projected to get 24-32 in Manipur as against Progressive Democratic Front alliance’s 5-11, Trinamool Congress’ 7-13 and Others 10-18.
In Punjab, the survey shows Congress will secure 48-60 seats while SAD-BJP will bag 51-63 seats while Others 3-9.