Exit polls are mostly unanimous about the outcome of polling to the four states and one union territory that just concluded. If pollsters are right--and this would be a good time to remember that all of them lost their shirt during the last assembly polls in Bihar--BJP will come to power in Assam, the CPIM-led Left Front in Kerala, incumbent Mamata Banerjee in West Bengal, 91-year-old M. Karunanidhi-led DMK in Tamil Nadu and the DMK-Congress coalition in Puducherry.
The results will be known on Thursday.
Exit poll by Times Now C-Voter shows that out of the total 126 seats in Assam, the BJP is expected to win 57 seats followed by the Congress (41 seats), AIUDF (18 seats) and others (10 seats). In Bengal, the TMC is expected to return to power winning 167 seats followed by the Left (75 seats), Congress (45 seats) and others (7 seats), the poll showed.
According to an exit poll conducted by India Today, the LDF is likely to win 94 seats and come to power in Kerala while the incumbent UDF is expected to win 43 seats. The BJP, according to the poll, may open its account in the state with one seat.
However, an India TV Poll predicted that the LDF will win 78 seats in Kerala while the UDF with 58 seats is likely to come second. The BJP, according to the poll is expected to win two seats.
The DMK is expected to emerge as the winner in Tamil Nadu with 132 seats with AIADMK coming second with 95 seats. Once again, the BJP may not succeed in making inroads into the southern state, the India Today poll predicted, adding that in Puducherry, the DMK is likely to lead with 18 seats followed by NRC (10 seats), AIADMK (1) and others (1).
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