Seven-phase assembly elections in five states ended on Monday, with exit polls predicting a clear victory for the BJP and its allies in Uttar Pradesh, but with a low majority.
According to most of the exit poll agencies, this time the AAP is expected to defeat the Congress in Punjab, while in Uttarakhand and Goa there will be a tough fight between the Congress and the BJP. In Manipur, the saffron party, along with its allies – the NPP, NPF and JD(U) – will have an edge over the Congress, the exit polls showed.
In Punjab, India Today Axis-poll predicted 76-90 seats for AAP, 19-31 seats for Congress, 1-4 seats for BJP and 7-11 seats for SAD in the 117-seat assembly.
According to Pollstrat, out of 403 seats in Uttar Pradesh, BJP and allies will win 211-225, SP and its allies 146-160, BSP 14-24 and Congress 4-6.
Times Now-Veto prediction showed that BJP is winning 37 seats and Congress is getting 31 Uttarakhand. According to the Times Now-Veto exit poll, the Congress is expected to get 16 seats in the 40-seat Goa Assembly, while the BJP is expected to get 14.
According to India News estimates, the number of seats for the BJP in Manipur will vary from 23 to 28 and that of the Congress between 10 and 14.
The results of the assembly elections will be declared on March 10.