Goa Exit polls predicted by various exit poll agencies shows the trend of BJP and Congress are running neck to neck while the AAP have been reduced to a minority. Meanwhile, it looks like the OTHERS will be going to play the major in forming the government this time in the state. The only other options remain under such circumstances is the hung assembly.
According to the sources, CVoter exit poll predicted a close-fought battle between the Congress and the BJP to gain control of Goa, with both parties unlikely to gain a clear majority in the 40-member state assembly. The ruling BJP is expected to win anywhere between 15-21 seats in North and South Goa, CVoter exit poll reported. The Congress is projected to win 5 to 9 seats in North Goa, and between 6 to 10 seats in South Goa.
Based on the survey declared by the CVoter agency, the fate of AAP (Aam Aadmi Party) who debuted in Goa election is seen as an interloper by opponents, hangs in the balance. CVoter predicts a narrow margin of 0-4 seats for the predominantly north-Indian party.
An alliance formed by the MGP (Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party) GSM (Goa Suraksha Manch) and Shiv Sena may eat into the share of others to a certain extent. In the last election BJP had formed the alliance with MGP but this time due to their differences, the party went alone to the polls.
According to the sources, if these figures turn out to be accurate, a hung house becomes a very real possibility in the country’s smallest state. Axis exit poll’s prediction is cautiously hopeful of BJP coming back to power, bagging 18 to 22 seats. It estimates Congress will get between 9 and 13 seats, while AAP is predicted to be at the bottom of the table, with a maximum of two seats. Goa, which went to polls on February 4, had a record-breaking 83 percent voter turnout. The counting of votes in Goa will take place on March 11, along with four other states – Uttarakhand, Punjab, Manipur and Uttar Pradesh, where Assembly polls were held.