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Published: Fri, March 10, 2017
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Strong showing for Modi's BJP

Strong showing for Modi's BJP

In conversation with CNBC-TV18, BJP spokesperson Syed Zafar Islam said that the question of a post poll alliance between Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) doesn't arise as BJP will win the state elections with two-thirds majority.

India Today projected 18-22 seats for the BJP in 40-seat Goa Assembly followed by the Congress with 9-13 seats.

In Manipur, meanwhile, the BJP made impressive gains, but the exit polls show the Congress managed to fight back some as the battle is still neck and neck.

The Bharatiya Janata Party will look to move on from its dismal showing in the state where it failed to open its account in the 60-seat state assembly.

TimesNow-VMR: The BJP is expected to form the next government in Uttar Pradesh winning 190-210 seats in the 403-member Assembly.

The BJP would win 179 seats, according to an average of four exit polls compiled by news channel NDTV. The incumbent Akali Dal-BJP alliance was predicted to be staring at a virtual decimation with only 7 seats in the 117-member Assembly.

In the recently concluded assembly polls in five states, most parties did not give a substantial representation to female candidates, but women voters turned out in droves to elect their new legislators. Not only will the baton formally pass to the BJP as the principal pole of Indian politics, but the opposition, particularly the Congress, even though it is forecast to win in Punjab, will have to figure out how to deal with the Narendra Modi phenomenon.

Jalalabad, considered a pocket borough of the ruling Badal family, has two sitting MPs- Ravneet Singh Bittu (Congress) and comedian-turned-politician Bhagwant Mann (AAP)- up against SAD president and Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal. The vote count is due March 11.

CVoter is a little more conservative, giving the BJP between 155 and 167 seats.

Naga Peoples Front has put up 11, National Peoples Party seven, Trinamool Congress (6), Lok Jan Shakti (5), Manipur National Democratic Front (4), Independendents (9), CPI and PRJA (2 each), Manipur Peoples Party and Peoples Democratic Alliance (one each). NewsX-MRC poll, though, gives BJP around 185 seats, the SP-Congress 120 and the BSP 90-actually the only survey to give Mayawati's party so many seats.

A slew of exit polls on Thursday agreed that the BJP would be the frontrunner in Uttar Pradesh while disagreeing on whether it would get a majority.

Congress has been in power in Manipur for three terms now but the economic blockade and the resultant violence may have dented its chances a bit.

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