The Congress could lose power in Manipur and face a tough fight from the BJP in Uttarakhand, exit polls predicted on Thursday, with the Aam Aadmi Party unlikely to make a mark in its debut outing in Goa.
An exit poll by India TV-CVoter for Goa gave between 15 and 21 seats to the BJP, 12 to 18 seats to the Congress and 0 to 4 seats to the Aam Aadmi Party. The Goa assembly has 40 seats and the halfway mark is 20. Official results are out on March 11.
The NewsX-MRC poll gave 15 seats to the BJP, 10 to the Congress and seven to the debutant AAP.
In Uttarakhand, the India TV-CVoter exit poll gave between 29 and 35 seats to the Congress and the BJP each. The hill state has an assembly strength of 70 and is ruled by the Congress.
In Manipur, the India TV-CVoter exit poll gave the BJP between 25 and 31 seats, the Congress between 17 and 23 seats and others between nine and 13 seats. The state has 60 seats.
Exit polls have frequently gone wrong in the past, including in Bihar and Delhi in 2015.