The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) looks set to retain power in Assam, according to nearly all exit polls that came out today.
According to the India Today-Axis My India exit poll, the NDA will win 75-85 seats, while the Congress-led Grand Alliance will win 40-50 seats.
Interestingly, the Manorama News-VMR exit poll has predicted the same numbers of seats for both the BJP alliance and the Congress alliance.
The P-MARQ exit poll believes the Congress-led alliance might even win 56-64 seats which could allow them to form the government. The P-MARQ believes the BJP is likely to get 62-70 seats, it says.
The majority mark in Assam is 64.
News 24-Today’s Chanakya exit poll says the BJP-led alliance is likely to win 70 seats. The grand alliance might win 56 seats, it says.
The Republic TV-CNX exit poll predicts an easy win for the BJP and expects them to win between 74 and 84 seats. They have given about 40-50 seats for the Congress-led alliance.
The ABP News-C Voter poll believes that the Assam elections will be a close affair and while the NDA will get 58-71 seats, the Congress-led alliance is likely to win 53-66 seats.
Voting for Assam elections took place over three phases, with poll turnouts in the three phases well above 75% in all three phases. In the 2016 elections, the BJP had stormed to power with a massive 86 of the 126 seats. However, all polls now indicate that it will be a much closer affair this time.