BJP ahead in Assam, Mamata set to retain power in WB


Counting of votes begin for the Assembly polls held in Assam, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu and Kerala, both Congress and BJP await outcome with bated breath.

While the BJP is sensing an outside chance in Assam and would be keen to open its account in the northeastern state, a loss for Congress, especially in Assam and Kerala, could lead to political uncertainty for it.

The BJP is buoyed by the exit poll results, which have unanimously handed over Assam to it. If this happens then it would not only open doors of the northeast for the saffron party, but also help break its pariah status in other states.

The exit polls have also predicted the DMK-Congress alliance’s victory in Tamil Nadu, though their predictions have sparked a sea of reactions on social media. Meanwhile going by the exit polls’ prediction of a BJP win in Assam, Congress is going to be the biggest loser in such a scenario.

With the Congress-led government ousted under controversial circumstances in Arunachal Pradesh and Tripura being a Left bastion, it currently holds power in Meghalaya, Mizoram and Manipur apart from Assam.

If the Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) loses in Kerala, as has been predicted by exit polls, then it would only be left with the aforementioned mountain states in the north and the three northeastern states. Apart from these, Congress is in power only in Karnataka.

West Bengal seems to be maintaining status quo, as exit polls have predicted a heavy win for ruling Trinamool Congress. While the TMC has 184 seats in the 294-member assembly, the exit polls have predicted similar numbers and even more, for Mamata Banerjee outfit.

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