Poll Of Polls: BJP May Beat Its Own 300-Plus Record In UP, Retain Manipur; AAP To Pip Cong in Punjab; U’khand A Tight Game

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By: Subham Tiwari
Updated: March 8, 2022 12:28

NEW DELHI: Uttar Pradesh will continue to remain in BJP’s basket, while Punjab will see Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) overthrowing Congress in the assembly elections widely covered by the reporters of The New Indian, exit polls surveys showed on Monday.

As per most of the exit poll agencies, a tight race is expected between ruling BJP and Congress in Uttarakhand and Goa. Manipur will remain in the grip of BJP and its allies, the National People’s Party (NPP), Naga People’s Front (NPF), and Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal (United), the exit poll predicted.

In Uttar Pradesh, the BJP will win the election with a comfortable majority though with reduced seats this time, the polls showed. The majority mark is 202 seats.


According to Times Now exit poll, the saffron party is expected to register victory at 225 out of 403 seats and former chief minister Akhilesh Yadav’s Samajwadi Party will fetch 151 seats.

India Today-Axis survey has predicted between 288-326 seats for the BJP and 71-101 seats for the Samajwadi Party-led alliance in the largest populous state of India. Former chief minister Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) is slated to get 3-9 seats.

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In the border state of Punjab, India Today Axis-poll has given 76-90 seats for AAP, 19-31 seats for Congress, 7-11 seats for Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), 1-4 seats for BJP in 117-seat Assembly. At least 59 seats are needed for a party or alliance to form the government in the state.

According to the NewsX-Polstart poll, AAP will win 56-61 seats, Congress 24-29 seats, SAD 22-26 seats, and BJP is expected to cling 1-6 seats in Punjab.

In the 70-seat Uttarakhand assembly, BJP is expected to win 37 seats, Congress 31 seats, and AAP could grab one seat in this election, showed the exit poll by Times Now-Veto.

According to India TV-CNX exit poll, BJP will bag 35-43 seats and Congress will see its candidates emerging victorious at 24-32 seats.

In the 40-member Goa Legislative Assembly, the Congress is expected to win 16 seats, followed by BJP with 14 seats and AAP with 4 seats, as per the exit polls of Times Now-Veto. The majority mark for forming the government in the coastal state is 21.

As per C-Voter exit poll, the BJP is likely to win 13-17 seats, Congress 12-16 seats, and TMC 5-9 seats in Goa.

In the 60-member Manipur assembly, the ruling BJP is poised to get 33-43 seats with 41% vote share, while Congress is expected to win just 4-8 seats with 18% votes polled.

The majority mark in the Manipur Legislative Assembly stands at 31.

Meanwhile, India News exit poll has projected 23-28 seats for the BJP and 10-14 seats for the Congress.

The elections for five state assemblies were held in seven phases, with only Uttar Pradesh voting in all seven phases culminating on Monday.

The counting of votes is scheduled to take place on March 10.


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