Guwahati: The BJP-led alliance is likely to retain Assam for the second consecutive time with at least 83 seats in the 126-seat assembly, an aggregate of BJP’s own exit polls, has predicted.
Informing about the exit poll survey while addressing the media at Vajpayee Bhawan here in Guwahati on Friday, state BJP president Ranjeet Dass confidently claimed that his party is expected to win 70 seats alone.
BJP allies UPPL and AGP are likely to win 5 and 8 seats each whereas; their credibility in at least 21 constituencies remain on standby, the exit poll survey predicted further.
Earlier, on Thursday, 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.
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.
The Assam results will be declared on May 2.