Mamata To Retain Bengal, BJP To Conquer Assam: Exit Polls


New Delhi: The ruling Trinamool Congress led by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will retain power in West Bengal with a slightly reduced majority, two exit polls said on Monday evening.

ABP Ananda predicted that the Trinamool was poised to get 178 of the 294 seats — it had 184 in the outgoing assembly — while the Left-Congress combine would get 110. The BJP would get one seat while others would bag five seats.

CVoter predicted 167 seats for the Trinamool, 75 for the Left, 45 for the Congress, four to the BJP and three to others.

On the other hand,  exit polls by Times Now has predicted BJP victory in Assam with the minority party AIUDF emerging as the king maker.

The BJP-AGP alliance is poised to get around 57 seats in Assam, AIUDF will will get around 18 seats and Congress will be around 47 seats while other will get around 10 seats.

Assembly Elections in Assam for the 126 seats were held in two phases. The first phase polling was conducted on April 4 and the second on April 11. The overall polling percentage in Assam Assembly elections of 2016 was 84.72 per cent.