New Delhi: Samajwadi Party is all set to regain power in the Uttar Pradesh as it is likely to win 185 seats in the 403 member state assembly though this is short of clear majority, according to News24-Today’s Chanakya exit poll. BSP is facing total rout as it is likely to secure barely 85 seats.
Congress and BJP are fighting tooth and nail to secure third spot. Exit poll indicates that both the parties are getting 55 seats each. The rest 23 will be shared by others.
According to the News 24-Today’s Chanakya exit poll, there can be shift of 15 to 18 seats in favour of any party. If we talk about the vote percentage, SP is likely to secure 31 per cent votes followed by BSP 23 per cent,Congress-BJP around 16 per cent each.
The rest will go in favour of others. It may be recalled that in the 2007 assembly elections, BSP got staggering 206 seats and SP managed to secure only 97 seats. Then BJP and Congress bagged 51 and 27 seats respectively.
Meanwhile, Congress is heading for decisive victory in the Punjab assembly elections, while the party is emerging as the single largest party with wafer-thin margin in Uttarakhand, according to News24-Today’s Chanakya exit poll.
As far as Punjab is concerned, Congress is winning 60 seats in the 117 member assembly. This is big gain from party’s dismal 2007 elections when it bagged only 44 seats. According to News24-Today’s Chanakya exit poll, Congress took winning lead over SAD-BJP combine thanks to just three per cent votes swing.
It is translated into big gain for Congress. SAD-BJP combine is facing humiliating defeat in the exit polls, is getting 52 seats. This is massive slide in terms of their seats in the last elections when they got 67 seats. The remaining 5 seats will be shared by Manpreet Singh Badal’s PPP and independents.
And it is a photo finish in Uttrakhand as the difference between projected winner of exit poll is barely two seats between Congress and BJP. In the 68 member assembly of hill state, Congress is getting 30 seats compare to arch-rival BJP 28. In the last 2007 elections, Congress and BJP got 21 and 34 seats respectively.
Exit poll results show that BSP is emerging as a powerful force there. BSP and other parties are likely to get 12 seats.