Exit polls predict BJP win in Maharashtra, Haryana

Major exit polls have projected the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance to win between 166 and 194 seats in the 288-member Maharashtra Assembly while the Congress-NCP alliance is predicted to win between 72 and 90 seats.

In 2014 state election, the BJP had won 122 and the Shiv Sena 63 seats. At that time, BJP and Sena fought elections separately with no alliance. Later, both the parties stitched an alliance post-election results and the joint tally stood at 185. However, this time the BJP is set to win 109-124 seats on its own and Shiv Sena between 57 and 70, the exit poll predicted. The NCP-Congress camp, on the other hand, is expected to win between 72 and 90 seats in the 2019 Maharashtra assembly election.

Pollsters forecast 72 seats for the ruling BJP in the 90-member House in Haryana, while the Congress is projected to win only eight seats in the 2019 Haryana assembly election. The Times Now survey gave the BJP and the Congress 71 and 11 seats. The CNN-IPSOS projected 75 and 10 seats for BJP and Congress respectively. 

In the 2014 Haryana assembly election, the BJP won 47 seats in the 90 member assembly, the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) won 19 seats, the Congress won 15 seats while others won 9 seats.