ABP News-Nielsen exit poll
According to ABP News-Nielsen exit poll, based on voting till 3 pm, the BJP will emerge as single largest party in Maharashtra by winning 127 seats.
The Nielsen exit poll is giving Shiv Sena 77 seats in Maharashtra. While the NCP is predicted to win 34 and its former ally Congress is predicted to get 40 assembly seats in the 288 member Maharashtra assembly.
Raj Thackeray's MNS is expected to get 5 seats, says Nielsen exit poll while Others are predicted to win 5 seats as well.
C-Voter exit poll
The C-Voter exit poll, shown on Times Now, has given 129 seats to the BJP, on the basis of voting till 3 pm. While its former ally Shiv Sena seems to be getting just 56 seats.
The Prithviraj Chavan-led Congress is predicted to get 43 seats. While its former ally NCP is set to get 36 seats.
MNS is predicted to win 12 seats while others are slated to win 12 seats.
Since the BJP is still lagging behind from the clear majority hence, it will be interesting to see how BJP is going to form government in the state because it will have to form a post poll alliance either with the help of Shiv Sena or NCP or others.
Polling ended peacefully in Maharashtra with a little over 55 per cent of the state's 8.35 crore voters exercising their franchise.
Voting also took place for the lone Lok Sabha by-elections for Beed parliamentary seat amidst tight security.
In Mumbai, around 48 per cent of the electorate cast their votes till 5 pm. The fate of 4,119 candidates have been sealed in EVMs and now the focus shall be Oct 19 when the counting will take place.