Exit poll highlights: It's DMK in TN, LDF in Kerala; TMC has edge in Bengal

Exit polls 2021
Exit poll prediction 2021: Exit poll results 2021 LIVE updates: Pollsters have given an edge to the Trinamool Congress (TMC) in West Bengal, clean sweep for DMK-led alliance and CPI(M)-led LDF in Tamil Nadu and Kerala, respectively. BJP is likely to retain Assam and Puducherry, according to most pollsters. Votes will be counted on 2 May.

Tamil Nadu exit poll results 2021: Stalin-led DMK is set to sweep the state and is expected to win anywhere between 140-173 seats, while the AIADMK and its allies are predicted to win 58 seats, if exit polls are to be believed. Elections in the state were held for 234 seats in one phase.

West Bengal exit poll results 2021: An all out high-octane campaign by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) may fail to fetch power for it in Bengal, exit polls showed. The ruling TMC, led by Mamata Banerjee may grab 152-64 seats, according to ABP-Cvoter survey. According to a poll of polls by NDTV, TMC is winning 156 seats and the BJP will be limited to 121 seats in the Assembly of 291 seats.

Kerala exit poll results 2021: Exit polls showed that the left front is all set to beat the 40-year anti-incumbency trend and may win by a huge margin. An India Today-Axis My India Exit Poll gave LDF 104-120 seats, and the UDF a meagre 30-36 seats.

Assam exit poll results 2021: BJP may retain power in Assam by winning 75-85 seats, predicted India Today-Axis My India poll, while opposition alliance may get 40-50 seats despite a “Grand Alliance” of more than five parties led by the Congress. All India United Democratic Front, the CPI, the CPI(M), the CPI(ML) Liberation, and the Anchalik Gana Marcha (AGM) are part of the alliance along with the Congress.

Puducherry exit poll results 2021: In Puducherry, the electoral war is between two alliances. A group of four political parties led by the Congress is pitched against a combination of three parties headed by the All India NR Congress (AINRC). The BJP and AIADMK are aligned with the AINRC while the DMK along with Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) and CPI are fighting together with Congress.

Who conducts the exit polls?

The polls are conducted by private firms and media organisations such as Today's Chanakya, ABP-Cvoter, News18, India Today-Axis, Times Now-CNX, NewsX-Neta, Republic-Jan Ki Baat, Republic-CVoter, ABP-CSDS and Chintamani.

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Puducherry Exit Poll results 2021: What pollsters predict


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Tamil Nadu Exit Poll results 2021: Here's what pollsters predict


Assam Exit Poll results 2021: Here's what pollsters predict


West Bengal Exit Poll results 2021: Here's what pollsters predict


Assam exit poll results 2021: The majority mark in the 126-member Assembly is 64

Here are the exit polls results for the Assam Assembly. The majority mark in the 126-member Assembly is 64.
 
ABP-C Voter
 
NDA: 58-71
Congress+: 53-66
Others: 0-5
 
P-MARQ
 
BJP alliance 62-70
Cong alliance 56-64
Others 0-4
 
India Today-Axis My India
 
BJP alliance 75-85
Cong alliance 40-50
Others 1-4
 
Republic TV-CNX
 
BJP alliance 74-84
Cong alliance 40-50
Others 1-3

Puducherry exit poll results: Republic-CNX voter survey predicts victory for BJP-led NDA

Republic-CNX voter survey predicts victory for BJP-led NDA in the 30 seat Puducherry Assembly with 16-20 seats, with the Congress-led SDA coming second with 11-13 seats. The majority mark in the Assembly is 16.
 
NDA: 16-20
SDA: 11-13
Others: 0 
 
 

Tamil Nadu exit poll result 2021: AIADMK likely to get between 46-68 seats, predicts Today's Chanakya

Today's Chanakya has predicted AIADMK+ is to get between 46-68, whereas DMK+ is expected to get between 164-186. Others will be at 0, as per exit poll prediction. Tamil Nadu assembly has a total of 234 seats.

Kerala exit poll results 2021 LIVE: Axis-My India exit poll predicts LDF likely to get 104-120 seats

Kerala Exit Poll Results | Axis-My India exit poll has predicted that LDF is to get between 104-120 seats, UDF to get 20-36 and BJP + to get 0-2 in Kerala which has a total of 140 seats. 

Tamil Nadu Exit Polls 2021 Live Updates: Exit polls predict win for MK Stalin-led DMK

Tamil Nadu Exit Polls 2021 Live Updates: Exit polls predict win for MK Stalin-led DMK
 

Tamil Nadu exit polls 2021 LIVE updates: P-MARQ predicts 165-190 seats for DMK alliance

AIADMK alliance-40-65
 
DMK alliance-165-190
 
AMMK alliance-1-3

Tamil Nadu exit polls 2021 LIVE updates: Republic TV-CNX predicts clear win for DMK alliance

THere are the exit polls results for the Tamil Nadu Assembly. The majority mark in the 234-member Assembly is 118.
 
Republic TV-CNX
 
AIADMK alliance-58-68
 
DMK alliance-160-170
 
AMMK alliance-4-6

Puducherry exit poll result 2021 LIVE: Republic-CNX has predicted BJP+ between 16-20, Congress to get 11-13

Republic-CNX Exit Poll has predicted BJP+ between 16-20, Congress to get 11-13 and others at 0. There are a total of 30 assembly seats in Puducherry.

Kerala exit poll LIVE: Congress led-UDF likely to bag 20-36; NDA 0-2

Kerala exit poll LIVE: Congress led-UDF likely to bag  20-36; NDA 0-2, predicts India Today exit poll

Kerala exit poll results LIVE: CPI(M)-led LDF predicted to retain Kerala with 104-120 seats

Kerala exit poll results LIVE: CPI(M)-led LDF predicted to retain Kerala with 104-120 seats, according to India Today exit polls

The Congress-Left-ISF tie-up is expected get 14-25 seats in Bengal, Times Now-CVoter Exit Poll predicts

The Congress-Left-ISF tie-up is expected get 14-25 seats in Bengal, Times Now-CVoter Exit Poll predicts
 

Tamil Nadu exit polls 2021 LIVE updates: NDTV Poll of polls predicts AIADMK+ victory on May 2

Tamil Nadu exit polls 2021 LIVE updates: NDTV Poll of polls predicts AIADMK+ victory on May 2

Exit poll 2021 live updates

Exit poll 2021 live updates: India Today-Axis My India, Times Now, C Voter, India News, Jan ki Baat, India TV, News 24, Today's Chanakya will be announcing the exit poll results of Assam, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Puducherry and West Bengal 

Assam exit poll result 2021 LIVE: India Today-Axis My India exit poll says BJP+ may bag 75-85 seats

As per the India Today Exit Poll for Assam, Bharatiya Janata Party is expected to get 75-85 seats out of the total 126 seats being contested. On the other hand, Congress Party is expected to get 40-50 seats and others may get 1-4 seats.

West Bengal exit poll results LIVE: ABP C-Voter exit poll predicts TMC win in Bengal

Vote percentage on 292 seats as per ABP C-Voter survey
 
TMC: 42.1% votes ; 152-64 seats
BJP: 39% votes ; 109-21 seats
Congress+ : 15.4% votes ; 14-25 seats

Assam exit poll result LIVE: India Today-Axis my India exit poll says BJP+ may bag 75-85 seats, Cong+ 40-50

India Today-Axis my India exit poll: BJP+ 75-85; Congress+ 40-50 ; Others 1-4

Exit poll result 2021 LIVE: BJP may retain Assam, says India Today exit poll

Exit poll result 2021 LIVE: BJP may retain Assam, says India Today exit poll

Exit poll results 2021 LIVE update: Exit polls indicate trend, not actual results: Experts

Before the actual results are out, the demand for the exit poll data usually outweighs the accuracy of its prediction, as these polls normatively indicate what the nation could expect on the counting-day.

These predictions serve two purposes -- provide real time data on voting trends, and electorate's views on election issues and candidates. But they have a problematic history.

About 50% voter turnout was recorded till 3 pm in UP panchayat polls

About 50 per cent voter turnout was recorded till 3 pm for the fourth and final phase of the Uttar Pradesh panchayat polls, which is being held on Thursday amid an unprecedented surge in COVID-19 cases in the state.
 
Over 5.27 lakh candidates are in the fray for more than 2.10 lakh seats in 17 districts in this round of the election.
 
"Polling started in the fourth phase at 7 am and will continue till 6 pm. Till 3 pm about 50 per cent votes were cast. Polling is going on peacefully," a State Election Commission (SEC) official said.
 
While Hapur had the highest polling percentage at 54.60, Banda had the lowest 42.99 per cent till 3 pm, the official said.
 
There are over 2.98 crore voters in this phase of the polls.

West Bengal election LIVE: BJP agents beaten up by unindentified people, according to media reports

Two BJP agents in booth numbers 166 and 167 in the Daskal village of Birbhum district were allegedly abducted by people in motorcycles and beaten up mercilessly. The victims were found lying unconscious on the side of a road and have now been shifted to hospitals.

Exit polls 2021 LIVE updates: Who conducts the exit polls?

The polls are conducted by private firms and media organisations such as Today's Chanakya, ABP-Cvoter, News18, India Today-Axis, Times Now-CNX, NewsX-Neta, Republic-Jan Ki Baat, Republic-CVoter, ABP-CSDS and Chintamani.

West Bengal election 2021 LIVE: 76.07% voter turnout recorded till 5.30 pm

West Bengal election 2021 LIVE: 76.07% voter turnout recorded till 5.30 pm

West Bengal exit poll result 2016: IndiaToday-Axis had predicted a clean sweep for the TMC with 233-253 seats

In West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee’s TMC retained its hold over the 294-seat assembly bagging (211) seats. IndiaToday-Axis had predicted a clean sweep for the TMC with 233-253 seats, while Today’s Chanakya was closest to the actual numbers with its 210; C-Voter stuck to 167 seats and ABP News-Nielsen had given Didi’s team 163 seats.
 

West Bengal election 2021 LIVE updates: BJP candidate Anirban Ganguly's car ransacked

BJP candidate Anirban Ganguly's car ransacked allegedly by villagers in Bolpur's Ilambazar in West Bengal with bamboo poles and bricks. Ganguly remains unhurt. Polling for eight and last phase is underway in the state.

Kerala exit poll results 2021: Today’s Chanakya had given the LDF 75-84 seats of the total 140

In Kerala, where the BJP made a debut by winning its first ever seat in the assembly, and gained in vote share, the pollsters had put their money on the LDF, which bagged 91 seats. Today’s Chanakya had given the LDF 75-84 seats of the total 140, while C-Voter suggested 74-82 and India Today-Axis predicted 88-101.
 
In Kerala, Today’s Chanakya had given the BJP 4-8 seats, while India Today-Axis and C-Voter were more conservative with 0-3 and 0-4.

Assam exit poll results 2016: Almost all pollsters get it right

In Assam, where most exit polls indicated a win for the BJP, the predictions were close to the actual results. Here C-Voter forecast 57 seats for the BJP, which eventually walked away with 60 seats on its own and 86 with its allies. Today’s Chanakya and India Today-Axis had foreseen a comfortable win for the BJP with 90 and 79-83 seats in the 126-seat assembly. ABP News-Nielsen too had predicted 81 seats for the BJP in the north-eastern-state.

Tamil Nadu exit poll results 2016: C-Voter’s assessment of 139 seats for AIADMK

In the 234-seat assembly in Tamil Nadu, the AIADMK was expected to lose to an anti-incumbency vote, but C-Voter’s assessment of 139 seats for the J Jayalalitha-led party, which eventually bagged (134) came closest. Today’s Chanakya had given the party 90 to 99 seats while India Today-Axis predicted 89-101 for the party and 124-140 for its arch rival the DMK.
 

Exit poll results 2016: Chanakya nailed West Bengal, Assam and Kerala

 The pollster that had apologised for getting the Bihar assembly results wrong, after hitting headlines for getting right two general elections, managed to pip its competitors in getting the seat haul for Assam, West Bengal and Kerala nearly correct. However, it erred in giving AIADMK, which swept back to power with (134) seats, only 90-99 seats.
 

West Bengal election: Preliminary probe has revealed that firecrackers were set off outside central Kolkata

Preliminary probe has revealed that firecrackers and not bombs were set off outside central Kolkata's Mahajati Sadan: Official
 

West Bengal election 2021: Voting underway at polling stations under 168 Kashipur-Belgachia constituency

West Bengal election 2021: Voting underway at polling stations under 168 Kashipur-Belgachia Assembly Constituency

Tamil Nadu govt extended night curfew and complete lockdown on Sundays until further orders

Tamil Nadu govt extended night curfew and complete lockdown on Sundays until further orders

West Bengal election: TMC writes to ECI over 'inadequacies' in its direction for counting of votes on May 2

Trinamool Congress writes to Election Commission of India regarding 'inadequacies' in its direction for counting of votes on May 2; says no provision has been made for submission of negative RT-PCR test by polling officers and CAPF personnel

West Bengal election: TMC supporters gherao car of BJP candidate Kalyan Chaubey in Maniktala, North Kolkata

West Bengal election: BJP candidate from Malda accuses TMC, Congress of April 18 attack

Days after being allegedly shot at during campaigning for the West Bengal Assembly elections, BJP candidate from Malda, Gopal Chandra Saha termed Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee-led TMC governance in the state 'jungle raj' and said that the attack was either carried out by the TMC or Congress 'goons'.
 
His remarks came after casting his vote for the eighth and final phase of the West Bengal Assembly elections at a polling booth in Malda on Thursday.
 
Speaking to ANI after casting his vote, Saha said, "There was a public rally on April 18 in Sahapur where I was shot at. It was done by either TMC or Congress goons. There is 'jungle raj' here".
 
Saha was allegedly shot at while he was returning from campaigning on April 18. Saha, who received a bullet injury on his neck, was taken to Maldah Medical Hospital where he underwent an operation.

68.46% voter turnout recorded till 3.37 pm in West Bengal election 2021: ECI


Tamil Nadu election 2021 LIVE: Contest between AIADMK-led front and DMK-led front

The election has five fronts in the fray, but the contest could ultimately between the ruling AIADMK-led front (which includes the BJP, PMK, Tamil Maanila Congress and other smaller parties) and the DMK-led front (which includes the Congress, Left parties, MDMK, VCK and other parties). Besides, a front led by Makkal Needhi Maiyam (MNM) founded by actor Kamal Haasan, another led by Sasikala’s nephew T.T.V. Dinakaran (Amma Makkal Munetra Kazhagam) and the Tamil nationalist party Naam Thamizhar are also in the race. There are also smaller players like Puthiya Thamizhagam’s Krishnasamy, who left the AIADMK alliance after his demands were not met, and former IAS officer Sahayam is contesting in alliance with smaller parties.

West Bengal assembly polls: Bomb hurled in north Kolkata, EC seeks report

With polling for the eighth phase in the West Bengal Assembly underway on Thursday, a bomb was hurled near Mahajati Sadan Auditorium in north Kolkata today.
 
Election Commission has sought details of the incident.
 
The bomb was allegedly hurled by unknown miscreants from the moving car. Read on...

UP Panchayat polls: 10.51% voter turnout till 9 am

Uttar Pradesh recorded a voter turnout of 10.51 per cent till 9 am across 17 districts in the fourth and final phase of the Uttar Pradesh panchayat elections, according to the State Election Commission (SEC).
 
Voting began at 7 am. People were seen queued up to cast their votes at various polling booths while following Covid-19 protocols.
 
The polls are being held for the posts of members of zila panchayats and kshetra panchayats.Over 527,000 candidates are in the fray for more than 210,000 seats across 17 districts in this round of the election. More than 2.98 crore voters will be casting their votes in the final phase of the polls.
 
Voting is being held in the districts of Ambedkar Nagar, Aligarh, Kushinagar, Kaushambi, Ghazipur, Farrukhabad, Bulandshahr, Basti, Bahraich, Banda, Mau, Mathura, Shahjahanpur, Sambhal, Sitapur, Sonbhadra and Hapur.

Stray violence, attack on candidates mark last phase of West Bengal

Stray incidents of violence were reported on Thursday from several areas where voting is underway for the eighth and last phase of assembly elections in Bengal, but the overall polling process has been peaceful with 37.80 per cent turnout till 11 am, EC officials said.
 
Voting is being held in 11,860 polling stations of 35 constituencies -- 11 each in Murshidabad and Birbhum, six in Malda and seven in north Kolkata.
 
Earlier in the day, one person was killed and two others injured as a car hit them in Murshidabad district, triggering tension in the area, a police officer said.
 
The CPI(M) alleged that its member Kader Mondal (42) was killed, and two others -- Asim Al Mamoon (43) and Lal Chand Mondal (42) -- sustained injuries after TMC candidate Jafikul Islam ran his car over them.
 
Islam, the TMC's Domkal seat candidate, rubbished the allegation, claiming that he was nowhere near the site of the incident.
 
Chief Election Officer (CEO) Aariz Aftab has sought a report from district authorities in the matter.

'Surprised' that EC didn't make Covid negative report mandatory for poll officers, CAPF: TMC

A day after the Election Commission announced that candidates or their agents will not be allowed inside counting halls without a negative Covid-19 report, the TMC on Thursday said it is "surprising" that the directions are not applicable to polling officers and Central Armed Police Forces' (CAPF) personnel.
 
This, the Trinamool Congress said in a letter to the Election Commission, endangers the life and health of thousands of CAPF personnel who will be deployed outside counting halls.
 
In its latest guidelines issued on Wednesday for the counting of votes for assembly polls in four states and one union territory on May 2, the EC said that candidates or their agents will not be allowed inside counting halls without a negative coronavirus report or without having taken both doses of a Covid-19 vaccine within 48 hours of the start of counting.
 
Issued amid spiralling coronavirus cases in the country, the guidelines bar public gatherings outside venues during the counting process, but allow candidates to name a fresh agent if the first one tests positive for Covid-19.

Results of exit polls for elections in Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Assam, Kerala, Puducherry will be aired from 7 pm

Results of exit polls for elections in Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Assam, Kerala, Puducherry will be aired from 7 pm

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