Jayalalitha, Mamata withstand Modi wave as Kerala is Cong’s only saving grace

May 12, 2014 11:56 am

In a clear cut mandate that looks more against the Congress than for the BJP, the ruling party has been voted out after ten years in power, an exit poll survey conducted by CNN-IBN and CSDS said.

The BJP is likely to win 5-7 seats in Delhi while AAP may make its debut in the Lok Sabha with two seats in the national capital, according to the CNN-IBN and CSDS exit poll.

The Congress party is staring at a rout in Delhi. In the Assembly elections held last year, the Sheila Dikshit government was routed reducing it to a distant third in the Vidhan Sabha.

The BJP is holding on to Punjab with the party tipped to win 6-9 seats. However, the Congress which was hoping to win big in the state, is likely to sail through in 3-5 seats.

Arvind Kejriwal’s AAP is likely to win 1-3 seats –  not bad for a party formed last year only.

The Congress may not open its account in Tamil Nadu while its former ally the DMK may win 7-11 seats, the exit poll projected. Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa’s AIADMK is tipped to win in 22-28 seats in the state. However, the Modi factor does not seem to have any impact on the voters in Tamil Nadu with the party being tipped to win just 4-6 seats. The numbers will give enough leverage to Jayalalithaa to play her card after the actual results are declared on May 16.

There is some good news for the Congress in Kerala. Its alliance the UDF may corner 11-14 seats. The LDF may register wins in 6-9 seats.

Mamata Banerjee is likely to repeat her historical assembly elections win with Trinamool Congress being tipped to emerge victorious  in 25-31 seats. The Left Front failed to revive its fortunes in the state and the grouping likely to win 7-11 seats. The news is not good for the Congress either and the party may win just 2-4 seats. The BJP may improve its tally in the state with 1-3 seats.

The BJP, which led a high-voltage campaign in Uttar Pradesh, is likely to regain its foothold in the state. As per the exit poll, BJP is likely to win 45-53 seats. Mulayam Singh’s Samajwadi Party and Mayawati’s BSP may see their tally going down with each winning 13-17 and 10-14 respectively. As per the survey, Rahul Gandhi once again failed to make any imapct on the voters. The party is likely to win in just 3-5 seats.

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar faces a drubbing and his decision to break alliance with the BJP proved fatal for the JD(U), for the exit suggests the party may end up winning only 2-4 seats. The poll has projected 21-27 seats for the BJP-led NDA.

Former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad has scripted a dramatic comeback after being convicted in the fodder scam. His party the RJD’s alliance with the Congress is tipped to win 11-15 seats.