A new opinion poll has predicted comfortable wins for the ruling Trinamool Congress and AIADMK in West Bengal and Tamil Nadu respectively, while Assam is likely to have hung assembly.
A survey by India TV-Cvoter said that Kerala, currently ruled by Congress-led UDF, will go to the communists-led LDF alliance.
The survey gave the ruling Congress 53 seats, down from the 78 it won five years ago. The BJP is projected to win 55 seats in a House of 126, nine short of majority.
Badruddin Ajmal’s All Indian United Democratic Front could win 12 seats, while ‘Others’ may win six.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is likely to retain power, with her party Trinamool Congress projected to win 160 seats in a 294 seats assembly. The CPI(M)-Congress combine may win 137 seats, while BJP could win just four seats.
Like her counterpart in West Bengal, Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalitha too is expected to retain power with her party AIADMK projected to win 130 seats in a house of 234. The DMK-Congress alliance may win 70 seats. The BJP-led alliance is expected score zero here.
Keeping up with the tradition, the ruling Congress-led UDF may have hand over the governance its rival Left-led LDF this time around. Kerala has the history of changing governments between the LDF and the UDF every five years.
The LDF is projected to get a comfortable majority with 86 seats in 140 seats assembly, while the UDF may win 53 seats. The BJP-led alliance is projected to win just one seat.
The ABP News-Nielsen opinion poll too has given comfortable win to Trinamool in Bengal but it said that the BJP may get comfortable majority in Assam.