However, the BJP may fall short of a clear majority in Haryana where it is contesting the election on its own after the Haryana Janhit Congress ended its alliance with the saffron party.
The poll was conducted in the first week of September and included 2700+ samples across all assembly constituencies in Maharashtra. In Haryana, it was conducted among 2218+ samples across the state.
In Maharashtra, the grand alliance comprising the BJP, Shiv Sena, RPI(Athawale), Swabhimani Paksha and Rashtriya Samaj Paksha is projected to win 206 seats in the assembly, which is roughly 72 per cent of the total of 288 seats.
The Congress-Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) alliance, which is currently in power in the state, is projected to win just 59 seats, down from 144 in 2009, while the others 23. The NDA won 90 seats in 2009.
The victory will mean the return of the saffron alliance to
power in the state after 15 years.
The voteshare projected in Maharashtra is: NDA 45 per cent, Congress-NCP 34 per cent, others 21 per cent.
In Haryana, the tracking poll projected the BJP to win 37 out of 90 assembly seats, which is nine short of the magic figure of 46. The Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) may win 22 seats while the ruling Congress could win just 19 seats. The HJC and others may win six seats.
In the 2009 assembly election in Haryana, the Congress won 40 seats while the BJP won just four seats. The INLD won 31 seats while the HJC six.
The voteshare projected in Maharashtra is: BJP 33 per cent, Congress 28 per cent, INLD 26 per cent, HJC 6 per cent and others 7 per cent.