Mamata Banerjee may retain power in West Bengal and Jayalalithaa in Tamil Nadu while it may be a hung assembly in Assam with an edge to the BJP and the Left return to power in Kerala, says a recent poll survey.
According to the India TV C-Voter poll carried out in the four election-bound states, West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress and Tamil Nadu’s ruling AIADMK are poised to retain power with comfortable majorities.
Banerjee’s Trinamool is projected to win 160 seats in a house of 294, a slight decrease over its landslide victory of 184 seats five years ago.
The Left Front and Congress, which are fighting the state under a strategic understanding, could win a total of 127 seats together---106 and 21 respectively.
The poll projects the BJP winning only four and ‘others’ three seats.
The opinion poll projects that the BJP-led alliance in Assam could win 55 seats in a House of 126, nine short of majority while Congress led by chief minister Tarun Gogoi is projected to win 53 seats, down from the 78 it had won five years ago. The BJP-led alliance includes the AGP and Bodo People’s Front. Badruddin Ajmal’s All India United Democratic Front is projected to win 12 seats, six less than last time, while ‘Others’ may win six seats.
In Tamil Nadu, Jayalalithaa’s AIADMK-led combine may get a comfortable majority with 130 seats in a house of 234, with the DMK-Congress alliance likely to win 70 seats.
The BJP may not win even a single seat, according to the poll, while the rest, including Vijayakanth’s DMDK, may get around 34 seats.
In Kerala, the Left Democratic Front (LDF) is going to stage a comeback, with a comfortable majority of 86 seats in a house of 140, the survey says.
The Congress-led United Democratic Front may win 53 seats, while the BJP-led alliance may get only one seat, according to the opinion poll.
The poll was conducted in the fourth week of March according to C-Voter, the release said.