Assembly Elections 2021: With the final phase of Assembly Elections of this year getting over, exit polls conducted at the four states and one union territory show us who is to be expected taking the throne in each of the states. The exit polls conducted by India Today Axis My India, ABP-C-Voter Poll, Today Chanakya and Jann Ki Baat and CNX show us a glimpse of the results.
Here is what you need to know about the exit polls for the four states and one union territory:
West Bengal Assembly Elections 2021:
West Bengal had surely the longest election of all in the five elections. Its election was spread out into eight separate phases spanning from March 27th to April 28th. The exit polls for Bengal shows us once more that ruling Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her Trinamool Congress Party will retain power for the third consecutive term.
In 294-assembly seats elections where past-148 assembly seats hit the majority, TMC party is projected to retain at least 164-176 seats for themselves. While BJP wins around 112-132 seats and Congress and its alliance will be left with 10-15 seats.
According to the exit polls done by various institutions in Bengal, TMC will clearly will win a minimum of 152 to maximum of 176 and BJP’s might win minimum 109 to maximum 148.
Assam Assembly Elections 2021:
In Assam, elections were spread out into three different phases spanning from March 27th to April 6th, 2021. The current ruling Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and his BJP is projected to retain the power and position for the second time. In Assam’s 126-seats assembly, 64 seats win the majority for any party.
BJP is predicted to win a minimum of 58 seats and a maximum of 85 seats, while opposition Congress party wins a minimum 40 seats to maximum 66 seats and the rest win a maximum of 5 seats.
Puducherry Assembly Elections 2021:
Elections in Puducherry were held on April 6th along with its neighboring states Tamil Nadu and Kerala. In days leading up to the Assembly Elections, Puducherry witnessed another political coup that resulted in the fall of Congress led government under V. Narayanaswamy.
Even before elections, Puducherry was largely expected to come under BJP’s control. In just 30-seats assembly of Puducherry, 16 seats win the majority. Exit polls predict BJP winning at least a minimum 20 seats and a maximum of 24, while Congress led SDA might win a minimum of 6 and maximum of 13 seats in the union territory.
Kerala Assembly Elections 2021:
Assembly Elections in Kerala were held in a single phase on April 6th along with its two other neighbours. In its 140-seat assembly, 72 wins majority. Despite growing dissatisfaction with the ruling LDF alliance and Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, it is projected that LDF and him will only retain their power and position despite controversies.
In Kerala, BJP was seen a little stronger than before this time and had some of the notable faces like Dr. E. Sreedharan and Suresh Gopi at their party. Despite great expectations, BJP led NDA is projected to win only a maximum of 5 seats and a minimum of 0.
While LDF alliance will retain its power with a majority of at least 104-120 seats and UDF will win somewhere between 20-36 seats.
Tamil Nadu Assembly Elections 2021:
In Tamil Nadu, assembly elections were held on April 6th as in Kerala and Puducherry. This was one of the important elections, that witnessed the absence of two bulwarks of Tamil Nadu politics i.e. ADMK’s Amma Jayalalitha and DMK’s Kalaignar Karunanidhi.
In December 2017, the then Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha got ill and subsequently passed away. The absence of ADMK strongwoman Jayalalitha with no strong and fit successors the party witnessed infighting and placed two unlikely leaders, O. Panneerselvam and Edappadi Pazhaniswamy as the head(s) of the state.
On the other hand, DMK Chief Karunanidhi had also passed away in 2019, who was soon succeeded by his son M.K Stalin. Though the ruling ADMK government was expected to be taken down in a coup by opposition, it did stand the test of time for the five years until now.
In a 234-seat assembly, 114 seats win the majority. DMK and alliance is projected to win at least 160-170 seats maximum and ADMK to win only a minimum of 40 seats and a maximum of 68 seats, with the rest of the parties winning 4-6 seats.