West Bengal, Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry Assembly elections 2016 - Exit polls: As it happened

Exit polls at the end of five-state elections on Monday evening predicted a Trinamool sweep in West Bengal, a BJP win in Assam, a Left victory in Kerala but the verdict was split over Tamil Nadu.

By Manisha Singh | Last Updated: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 00:56

Delhi: The high-octane Assembly elections in five states - West Bengal, Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry came to an end on Monday.

While the voting in West Bengal and Assam had concluded earlier, polling was held for 232 Assembly seats in Tamil Nadu, 140 in Kerala and 30 in Puducherry today.

After the polling, various exit polls predicted that Assam, Tamil Nadu and Kerala had voted for change.

On the other hand, it was said to be advantage DMK in Tamil Nadu.

Counting of votes will take place on May 19.

Following are the updates:

16 May 2016, 20:19 PM

Today’s Chanakya News X seat projection for Kerala: LDF - 75 ± 9, UDF - 57 ± 9, BJP+ - 08 ± 4 and Others - 0 ± 1.

16 May 2016, 20:12 PM

India TV-CVoter exit polls: In Puducherry, the DMK-Congress combine is projected to win 10-18 seats.

On the other hand, AINRC is projected to win 5-13 seats, AIADMK 1-9 seats, BJP 0-2 seats and Others 0-4 seats in a House of 30 members. 

16 May 2016, 20:08 PM

India TV-CVoter exit poll: In Tamil Nadu, the ruling AIADMK is projected to win 135 to 143 seats.

On the other hand, DMK-Congress combine is projected to win 74 to 82 seats and BJP-led NDA may get only 0-1 seats.

Others 13-21 seats. 

16 May 2016, 20:07 PM

Exit  poll conducted by CVoter and telecast on India TV - In West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress projected to win within a range of 163 to 171 seats in a House of 294. (TMC had won 184 seats in the last Assembly electyions).

The Left-Congress alliance may win 112-128 seats. (CPI(M)-led Left Front is projected to win 71-79 seats and Congress may bag 41-49 seats.)

BJP is projected to win two to six seats and Others one to five seats. 

16 May 2016, 20:02 PM

CVoter-India TV poll - In Kerala, the United Democratic Front has been projected to win within a range of 54 to 62 seats.

The CPI(M)-led Left Democratic Front is projected to win 74-82 seats in a House of 140.

BJP-led NDA may win 0-4, and Others also 0-4 seats. 

Also Read - Assembly Elections 2016: Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry register over 71%, 69% and 81% polling respectively as millions caste vote

16 May 2016, 20:01 PM

Exit  poll conducted by CVoter, telecast on India TV predicts BJP-led alliance to get seats within a range of 53-61 in a House of 126.

On the other hand, the ruling Congress is projected to get 37-45 seats, while the AIUDF is projected to win 14-22 seats, with 6-14 seats going to Óthers and Independents.

The half way figure is 64.

16 May 2016, 19:53 PM

16 May 2016, 19:47 PM

Times Now C-voter exit poll: AIADMK+ - 139 DMK+ - 78, BJP - 0 and Others - 17.

16 May 2016, 19:45 PM

Mamata all set to rule the roost in West Bengal as per NewsXTodaysChanakya exit poll.

TMC to win 210 (+ / - 14) and Left-Congress 70 (+ / - 9).

16 May 2016, 19:41 PM

Tamil Nadu exit poll: Axis My India poll for India Today - DMK-Congress 106 to 120; AIADMK 89 to 101; BJP 0 to 3 and Third Front 4 to 8.

16 May 2016, 19:26 PM

BJP all set to win Assam, says NewsX-Today’s Chanakya exit poll.

The exit poll gives 90 (+/ -9) seats to BJP, 27(+/-7) seats to Congress, All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) has been predicted to get 9 (+/- 3) seats and 00 (+2) seats to other parties. 

 

16 May 2016, 19:18 PM

Kerala Assembly elections - LDF: 88-101 seats, UDF: 38-48, BJP: 0-3 and Others 1 to 4 says IndiaToday-AxisMyIndia.

16 May 2016, 19:17 PM

C-Voter-Times Now exit polls: LDF 74-82 seats, UDF 54-62 seats and NDA 0-4 seats in Kerala.

16 May 2016, 18:51 PM

News Nation Exit Poll: AIADMK - 95-99 (35%), DMK - 114-118 (39%), PWF - 12-16, BJP - 0-1 and Others - 5-9.

16 May 2016, 18:47 PM

Assam Assembly elections - TimesNow-CVoter Exit Poll - Congress 41, BJP+ 57, AIUDF 18 and Others 10 (Margin of error +/- 3).

16 May 2016, 18:42 PM

Poll conducted by ABP Ananda predicts a huge win for Trinamool Congress in West Bengal.

TMC expected to win 178 seats and Left-Congress 110.

BJP to win 1 and others 5.

16 May 2016, 18:39 PM

According to India Today-Axis My India polls TMC to win 233-253 seats in West Bengal. 

16 May 2016, 18:37 PM

TimesNow-CVoter exit poll predicts TMC to win 167 seats, CPM+ 75, Congress 45,  BJP 4 and others 3. 

16 May 2016, 18:29 PM

BJP-led alliance to form government in Assam with 81 seats, Congress at 33 seats as per ABP News.

16 May 2016, 18:27 PM

Congress may win 26-33 seats in Assam out of 126 seats as per India Today polls.

AIUDF may win 6 to 10 seats.

16 May 2016, 18:25 PM

As per India Today survey BJP-AGP combine expected to win win 79-93 seats in Assams.

16 May 2016, 18:23 PM

Exit polls project victory for BJP-AGP combine in Assam.

16 May 2016, 18:17 PM

As we wait for the exit polls results, some of the pertinent questions are as follows - 

- Can Mamata Banerjee repeat her amazing win of 2011?

- Can Congress-Left combine dent Mamata's fortune?

- Can Jayalalithaa create history in Tamil Nadu?

- Can the 93-year-old Karunanidhi make one last comeback?

- Can BJP wrest power from Congress and Tarun Gogoi in Assam?

- Can Oommen Chandy storm back to power in Kerala?

16 May 2016, 18:05 PM

69.19% voters turnout recorded till 5 PM in Tamil Nadu.

16 May 2016, 17:51 PM

70.35% voter turnout recorded till 5 PM in Kerala.

16 May 2016, 17:45 PM

Meanwhile, an earlier tweet from PM Modi:

16 May 2016, 17:28 PM

 Tamil Nadu recorded 42.1 percent polling till 1 PM, Chief Electoral Officer Rajesh Lakhoni said today, as per PTI.

16 May 2016, 17:27 PM

 Picking up pace rapidly, the Union Territory of Puducherry recorded 71.08 per cent voting till about 4 PM. At 11.30 AM, it had been just 30 per cent, Election Commission officials said.

16 May 2016, 17:27 PM

An estimated 57.54 percent voters exercised their franchise till 3 PM in the elections to 140 Assembly constituencies in Kerala today.

16 May 2016, 17:27 PM

An estimated 57.54 percent voters exercised their franchise till 3 PM in the elections to 140 Assembly constituencies in Kerala today.

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