New Delhi:  The Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress is set to return to power in West Bengal for a third consecutive term by bagging 152-64 seats in the 294-seat Assembly, predicted ABP-C-Voter exit poll survey on Thursday. In the 2016 Assembly elections, the Trinamool had won 211 seats, the BJP had secured 3 seats while the Left-Congress combine had cornered 76 seats. Meanwhile, most of the exit polls predicted a clear majority for NDA in Assam. As per the India Today-Axis My India voter survey, the NDA is projected to bag 75-80 seats in the 126-member Assembly. On the other hand in Kerala, the Left alliance is expected to form a government, predicted ABP News C-Voter, Axis My India as well as Jan Ki Baat. For Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, pollsters predict a big win for MK Stalin-led Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) and NDA respectively.Also Read - Pinarayi Vijayan To Retain Power With Thumping Win In Kerala, Predict Exit Polls

The post-poll predictions were released after 7 PM, as the eighth and final phase of polling in West Bengal concluded.  A post-voting survey conducted soon after a voter walks out after casting his/her vote is known as an exit poll. It aims at predicting the result based on the information collected from voters. They are conducted by a number of organizations. Sampling is the basic step to predict exit polls. The exact results for the Assembly elections in 4 states and UT Puducherry will be declared on May 2. Notably, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, and Kerala went to the polls in a single phase on April 6. In West Bengal, polling was held in eight phases from March 27 to April 29. In Assam polling took place in three phases from March 27 to April 6.

Here Are The Highlights.

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  • 10:07 PM IST

    West Bengal Exit Polls: Reacting to the exit polls predictions for Bengal, Former External Affairs Minister and senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid said,”The BJP had carried out an expensive and high-decibel campaign in Bengal, using everything at its disposal, but the people there generally believe that despite the shortcomings, the government led by Mamata Banerjee has empowered them for some time.”

  • 9:28 PM IST

    CNX-REPUBLIC TV Exit Poll Prediction For West Bengal, Kerala, Assam, TN and Puducherry


    West Bengal: The CNX-REPUBLIC TV exit poll predicted a victory for the BJP in West Bengal with 128-138 seats in West Bengal. The exit poll gives TMC 128-138 seats and the Left-Congress alliance 11-21 seats.

    Assam: BJP may retain power in Assam with 74-84 out of a total of 126 assembly seats. Congress is likely to get 40-50 seats in the state.

    Kerala: LDF is expected to get majority with 72-80 seats, followed by Congress-led UDF with 58-64 seats.

    Puducherry: BJP is likely to form government with 16-20 seats and Congress is expected to win 11-13 seats in the UT

    Tamil Nadu: DMK may get majority with 160-170 seats, followed by AIADMK which is expected to win 58-68 seats.

  • 9:21 PM IST

    Jan Ki Baat exit poll predictions


    West Bengal: BJP is expected to get thumping victory with 150-162 seats, followed by the TMC with 118-134 and the Left-Congress alliance with 10-14 assembly seats.

    Tamil Nadu: DMK is likely to win 160-170 seats, followed by the AIADMK with 56-68 seats.

    Assam: BJP is expected to return to power with 68-78 seats. Congress may get 48-58 seats.
    Puducherry: NDA- 19-24; UPA- 11-6; Others – 0
    Kerala: LDF- 64-76; UDF- 71-61; NDA- 4-2
  • 9:15 PM IST

    Axis-My India Exit Poll For 4 States and 1 UT

    West Bengal: TMC is likely to get between 130-156 seats, BJP+ 134-160, Left+ 0-2; Others 1

    Tamil Nadu: AIADMK+ is likely to win 38-54 seats, DMK+ to get between 174-195, MNM+ between 0-2 and AMMK+ to get 1-2 seats.

    Kerala: LDF is projected to win 104-120; UDF: 20-36; NDA: 0-2

    Puducherry: AINRC-BJP alliance – 20-24 seats; Congress – 6-10 seats

    Assam: NDA-75-85, UPA-40-50, Others-1-4


  • 8:59 PM IST
    ABP-C Voter Exit Poll Predictions For 4 States and 1 UT

    West Bengal: TMC is set to return to power. While the Mamata Banerjee-led TMC is expected to bag 152-164, BJP is likely to become second largest party with 109-121 seats. Congress-Left alliance may get 14-25

    Tamil Nadu: Congress + DMK is expected to Sweep Tamil Nadu.

    Kerala: The ruling Left Democratic Front LDF is expected to retain power in Kerala. In the 140-member assembly, the Pinarayi Vijayan-led LDF may get between 71-77 seats. While UDF is likely to get 62-68; NDA- 0-2

    Assam: BJP-led NDA is expected to get 58 to 71 seats. Congress-led UPA is projected to bag seats in the range of 53 to 66 in 2021 Assam Assembly polls.
    Puducherry: The NDA is expected to get a majority in Puducherry. The ABP-C-Voter Exit Poll said that NDA will be able to secure 19 to 23 seats in the 30-member elected assembly.

  • 8:44 PM IST
    TIMES NOW-CVoter Exit Poll for Kerala
    LDF – 74 seats
    UDF – 65 seats
    BJP – 1
    Others – 0
  • 8:29 PM IST
    West Bengal Exit Polls 2021: Here are the exit polls results for the West Bengal Assembly.

    ABP C-Voter

    TMC: 152-164

    BJP: 109-121

    Congress-Left alliance : 14-25

    Republic TV-CNX

    TMC-128-138

    BJP-138-148

    Congress-Left alliance-11-21

    P-MARQ

    TMC-152-172

    BJP-112-132

    Congress-Left alliance-10-20

    CNN News18

    TMC-162

    BJP-115

    Congress-Left alliance-15

    The majority mark in the 294-member Assembly is 148.
  • 8:27 PM IST
    Axis-My India Exit Poll For Tamil Nadu: AIADMK+ is likely to win 38-54 seats, DMK+ to get between 174-195, MNM+ between 0-2 and AMMK+ to get 1-2 seats.
  • 8:23 PM IST
    West Bengal Exit Polls 2021: Here are the exit polls results for the West Bengal Assembly.

    *ABP C-Voter

    TMC: 152-164

    BJP: 109-121

    Congress-Left alliance : 14-25

    *Republic TV-CNX

    TMC-128-138

    BJP-138-148

    Congress-Left alliance-11-21

    *P-MARQ

    TMC-152-172

    BJP-112-132

    Congress-Left alliance-10-20

    *CNN News18

    TMC-162

    BJP-115

    Congress-Left alliance-15

    Note: The majority mark in the 294-member Assembly is 148.