News18-IPSOS exit poll predicts BJP-Shiv Sena to win over 200 seats in Maha
New Delhi, Oct 21: The News18-IPSOS exit poll on Monday predicted that the Bharatiya Janata Party-Shiv Sena alliance getting a clear majority in the Maharashtra, with the party winning 243 seats in the 288-member Assembly.
The News18-IPSOS exit poll survey predicts 243 seats for the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance, while the Congress-NCP combine has been pegged to get 41 seats.
According to the exit poll, the Congress-NCP combine is likely to bite the dust with some of its strongest leaders facing shock defeats.
As per the poll, the BJP may well be within touching distance of the majority mark in Maharashtra on its own. While, the Congress tally is likely to drop from 42 to 17, while the NCP may go down from 41 to 22.
In 2014, the BJP and Shiv Sena had come together to form the government with a combined total of 185 seats, while the Congress had managed to win just 42 seats and the NCP 41.
The exit polls for the Maharashtra polls are being released after voting concluded in the state on Monday, 21 October.
While the BJP is contesting the polls in an alliance with Shiv Sena for the 288-member Maharashtra Assembly, the Congress has partnered with the NCP. The counting of votes and the declaration of the final results will take place on 24 October.