New Delhi: In a big boost to the Narendra Modi-powered BJP, two exit polls on Tuesday predicted that the saffron party will win big in the northeastern state of Tripura.
According to the exit polls, the BJP will comfortably dethrone the Manik Sarkar-led Left Front government from power, ending 25-years of its rule in the state. Further, the BJP is also expected to consolidate its position in two other northeastern states – Meghalaya and Nagaland – which too went to polls recently, the exit polls suggested.
The JanKiBaat-NewsX predicted that the BJP-IPFT alliance in Tripura will win between 35-45 seats with a vote share of 51 percent.
While another exit poll by AxisMyIndia gave 44-50 seats to the BJP-IPFT combine with a vote share of 49 percent and others may get 0-3 seats with a vote share of 11 percent.
The ruling Left Front in Tripura is likely to get between 14-23 seats with a vote share of 45-46 percent, while AxisMyIndia poll predicted the Left to win 9-15 seats with a vote share of 40 percent.
The CVoter Exit Poll predicted a close finish in Tripura, with the CPI-M likely to get 26 to 34 seats with 44.3 percent vote share, the BJP and its allies 24 to 32 seats with a vote share of 42.8 percent.
CVoter Exit Poll said that the Congress may win only 0-2 seats with a vote share of 7.2 percent.