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TMC to retain Bengal, BJP may win Assam, TN going to DMK: Poll

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Incumbent political parties are likely to retain power in three of the four major states going to the polls in March-April, an opinion poll by C-Voter has predicted.

KOLKATA, WEST BENGAL, INDIA - 2019/03/30: Masks of the Two Major Opposition leaders are seen at a retail shop ahead of India Election 2019, (Left, Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India from BJP and Mamata Banerjee, Chief Minister, West Bengal, TMC). (Photo by Avishek Das/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
KOLKATA, WEST BENGAL, INDIA - 2019/03/30: Masks of the Two Major Opposition leaders are seen at a retail shop ahead of India Election 2019, (Left, Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India from BJP and Mamata Banerjee, Chief Minister, West Bengal, TMC). (Photo by Avishek Das/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

West Bengal

In West Bengal, the ruling Trinamool Congress could bag 154 of the state’s 294 seats, 6 more than the majority mark of 147, while the Bharatiya Janata Party could secure 107 seats: a huge gain from its current tally of just 3. The Left-Congress combine could win around 33 seats, as per the opinion poll.

Tamil Nadu

The poll predicted that in Tamil Nadu, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam-led United Progressive Alliance is likely to sweep the Assembly elections, winning a whopping 158 seats out of 234.

With a 38.4 percent popularity rating, DMK President MK Stalin is the most favoured politician for the post of chief minister. The AIADMK-led National Democratic Alliance is expected to win about 65 seats.

Assam

The BJP-led NDA is slated to retain Assam by a thin margin. The survey has projected the NDA to win 67 constituencies, Congress-led UPA 57 and Others 2, in the 126-member assembly. The NDA had won 74 seats in the 2016 state polls.

Kerala

The Left Democratic Front is expected to score a consecutive win in Kerala and retain its government in the state. The party is projected to bag 82 of the total 140 seats, while the Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) is expected to get 56 seats. The BJP is expected to win one seat.

Puducherry

The NDA is likely to form the government in Puducherry by winning 18 of the total of 30 seats. It had won 12 seats in 2016 Assembly polls. The Congress-led UPA is likely to win around 12 seats.

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