The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is likely to retain power in Assam, NDTV’s poll of exit polls, an aggregate of exit polls, has predicted.
The BJP is expected to win 76 of 126 seats. The Congress is likely to win 49 seats, says the poll of exit polls.
The India Today-Axis My India exit poll has predicted wins in 75-85 seats for the NDA. The Congress’s grand-alliance is likely to win 40-50 seats, it says.
The Manorama News-VMR exit poll has also predicted the same numbers of seats for the ruling and opposition alliances.
The P-MARQ exit poll says the grand alliance might win 56-64 seats. The BJP is likely to get 62-70 seats, it says.
The Republic TV-CNX exit poll also predicts an easy win for the BJP. According to the poll, the BJP and its allies are winning 74-84 seats, whereas the Congress-led alliance will win 40-50 seats.
The majority mark in Assam is 64.
Assam voted in three phases on March 27, April 1 and April 6. According to the Election Commission, the polling turnouts were 79.93%, 80.96% and 82.33% respectively.
In the 2016 Assembly elections, the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance had won 86 of the state’s 126 seats. The alliance is facing the grand alliance of eight parties led by the Congress.
The ruling party has contested 92 seats in alliance with the Asom Gana Parishad, which has contested 26 seats. The United People’s Party Liberal is contesting 8 seats.
In the opposition grand alliance, the Congress has contested 94 seats, whereas Badruddin Ajmal’s AIUDF is contesting 14.
The Assam results will be declared on May 2.