Kolkata: LIVE West Bengal Exit Polls: As the polling for the eighth and final phase for the West Bengal Assembly elections has come to an end, the Exit polls have started coming. Interestingly, the exit polls of ABP and Times Now are suggesting that the Trinamool Congress (TMC) would retain power in the state and beating all the adversities TMC chief Mamata Banerjee is going to form the government. On the other hand, according to Republic TV, the Bharatiya Janata Party seems to be gaining ground.
Assembly elections were held in the state in eight phases. The eighth and final round of voting took place today. The results will come on May 2. The Election Commission had directed the media institutions to release the exit poll figures after 7:30 p.m.
LIVE West Bengal Exit Polls:
According to the exit poll of ABP, Trinamool Congress is seen coming back to power in the state. According to this, TMC can get 152-164 seats. BJP can get 109-121 seats. Congress + can get 14-25 seats.
According to Republic of India, the BJP seems to be gaining ground. According to this, TMC can get 126-136, BJP 138-148 and Congress + 11-21 seats.
According to the exit poll of Times Now, TMC is appearing to score a hat trick. According to this, TMC seems to get 158, BJP 115 and Congress + 19 seats.
LIVE West Bengal Exit Polls: Exit polls would be issued only after the elections
Explain that exit poll data is released by various media institutions after all the phases of voting have been completed. Through this, an attempt is made to find out in whose favour the election result is coming. Which party is going to form the government. However, at times these also prove to be wrong. As per the rules, exit polls would be issued only after the elections, so that the elections could be fair. This is against Section 126A of the Representation of the People Act, 1951.
LIVE West Bengal Exit Polls: Voting took place in eight stages
The voting took place in eight phases in West Bengal. The voters’ turnout was 84.13 per cent in the first phase on March 27, 86.11 per cent in the second phase on April 1, 84.61 per cent in the third phase on April 6, 79.90 per cent in the fourth phase on April 10, 82.49 per cent in the fifth phase on April 17, 82 per cent in the sixth phase on April 22. The turnout was 76.90 per cent in the seventh phase on April 26 and 76.07 per cent in the eighth phase on April 29. The entire election in the state was affected by violence. The results will be announced on May 2.