|The exit polls of five states on different TV channels have created more confusion about the electoral outcome in 5 states including Punjab.The results of the exit polls in five states predict close fight in Punjab between Congress and Akalis. In Uttar Pradesh, hung assembly is predicted.
As far as Punjab is concerned, the CNN-IBN-The Week exit poll predictions for Uttar Pradesh are SP 185, BSP 85, BJP 56 and Congress 55 seats. The India TV-C-Voter exit poll has predicted bleak picture for the Congress. It predicts 141 seats for SP, 126 for BSP, 83 for BJP and Congress 36 seats.
The Headlines Today-Aaj Tak exit poll predictions give SP between 145 and 165, BSP 115-125, Congress plus (Congress and Ajit Singh's RLD) 45-65 and BJP more than 60 seats.Star News-ACNielson figures are- SP (160), BSP (86), BJP ( 80), Cong+ (70) and others( 7). The News 24-Chanakya poll predicted 185 for SP, 85 for BSP, 55 for BJP, 55 for Congress+ and 23 for others.
Coming to Punjab, the IBN predicts Congress to get Congress: 60, SAD-BJP between 51-63 and others: 3-9 seats. The News 24-Chanakya poll predicts: Cong-60, SAD+BJP 52 and others: 5. However, the India TV-C Voter figures give clear edge to Congress predicting 65 seats for its and SAD-BJP 47.
In Uttrakhand, congress and BJP are involved in close race as per exit poll predictions. Manipur could go to Congress as it is projected to bag 23-27 seats in the 60-member house. In 2007, Congress tally was 30. MPP and allies are expected to get 10-14 seats while TMC is getting 7-11 seats. In Goa, exit poll projections put BJP as the largest party expected to win 18-22 seats while Congress party could win 15-19 seats.
In Goa, BJP is emerging as the single largest party with 18-22 seats while Congress party is on second with 15-19 seats.
In the backdrop of all this, the exit polls seem to have created more confusion and due to this, one will have to wait till March 06 for actual declaration of results as accuracy of exit poll predictions is questionable. CV Madhukar, founding director of Delhi-based PRS Legislative Research said that exit polls are not accurate but are indicative of the results.