New Delhi Feb 28 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its allies are likely to outperform incumbent Governments in the recently-concluded Meghalaya and Nagaland Assembly elections, an exit poll conducted by C-Voter Exit poll suggests.
In Tripura, the Communist Party of India Marxist (CPM) leads, but Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party, which has fared rather well in recent State elections, isn’t far behind.
Counting of votes for all three elections will be held on March 3.
We’ve broken down C-Voters numbers from each state for you. Remember, all three Assemblies have 60 seats, and the winning number is 31.
In Nagaland, too, the BJP could outdo the incumbent again, with a little help from its friends.
The alliance between the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) and the BJP is projected to get 38.4 per cent of all votes and 25 to 31 Assembly seats.
On the other hand, Chief Minister TR Zeliang’s Naga People’s Front could get 27.1 per cent of votes and 19 to 25 seats.
The Congress may want to look away now : According to C-Voter, its vote share will be 19.7 per cent, and 4 seats.
In Meghalaya, Chief Minister Mukul Sangma’s Congress appears to be on its way out. C-Voters poll shows that the BJP’s ally, the National People’s Party, could get 29.4 per cent of all votes and 17 to 23 seats.
Add that to the vote and seat share projections for the BJP – 16.6 per cent, and 4-8 seats, respectively and the Meghalaya Congress has good reason to be worried. C-Voter predicts that the Grand Old Party will get 36.5 per cent of votes, and 13 to 19 seats.
The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPM) and the BJP appear to be neck-and-neck here. C-Voters poll suggests the CPM’s vote share will be 44.3 per cent, and the BJP’s, 42.8 per cent. As for seat share numbers, the CPM is projected to bag 26 to 34 seats, and Modi’s party, 24 to 32 seats.
More bad news for Congress president Rahul Gandhi : His party’s vote share and seat will be 7.2 per cent and 2 respectively, according to the poll.