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Cong-NCP to win Maharashtra, Congress in Haryana: Exit polls

india Updated: Oct 13, 2009 22:13 IST
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Exit polls by two television channels today projected that Maharashtra's ruling Congress-NCP alliance would emerge victorious in the state assembly elections and one of them predicted Congress victory in Haryana polls.

IBN Lokmat-CNN IBN exit poll gave Congress-NCP combine between 135 and 145 seats in 288-member Maharashtra assembly with Congress surging ahead with 75-85 seats and its alliance partner NCP winning between 55 and 65.

Shiv Sena is projected to win between 55 and 65 seats and BJP emerging victorious in 45-55 seats, it said.

Raj Thackeray's MNS is seen by the exit poll as winning between eight and 12 constituencies while others and Independents 25-35 seats.

Star News predicted Congress victory in 89 seats and NCP in 48. With 137 seats, it put the ruling alliance within sniffing distance of 145 seats required for a simple majority.

The same exit poll showed Shiv Sena getting 62 seats and its ally BJP 51 seats. It gave MNS 12, Republican Party of India-led alliance five and others 21 seats.

Star News exit poll projected a Congress win in Haryana with the party winning 57 seats in the 90-member assembly.

INLD is shown winning 18 seats, Haryana Janhit Congress (nine), BSP (three), BJP (one) and Others (three).