Exit Polls: Congress ahead in Maharashtra
The assembly polls for Maharashtra, Haryana and Arunachal Pradesh went off peacefully on Tuesday with 60% voter turnout in Maharashtra, 68% in Haryana and 72% in Arunachal Pradesh.
The exit polls have predicted that the Congress led UPA is ahead and likely to form the governments in Maharashtra and Haryana. No exit poll was conducted in Arunachal Pradesh.
The CNN-IBN poll projected that the UPA would win 135-145 seats in the 288-member Maharashtra assembly. The Congress is estimated to bag 75-85 seats compared to the NCP’s 55-65. The Sena-BJP alliance is estimated to get 105 to 115 seats with the Sena between 55 and 65 seats and the BJP 45-55 seats. Raj Thackeray’s MNS was projected to win 8-12 seats and others will win 25-35 seats.
In Haryana, Star News gave the Congress 57 seats in the 90-member assembly, while CVoter gave the party between 57 and 65 seats.