The survey had predicted that BJP would dethrone the Left in Tripura while consolidating its position in Meghalaya and Nagaland.
Noida: The NewsX-JankiBaat Exit Poll for Tripura, Nagaland and Meghalaya Assembly Elections 2018 delivered the most credible survey results for the much-anticipated assembly elections in the northeastern states. Each of the three states has a 60-member assembly and the polls have been one of the most closely-watched political battles in the region this year. The survey not only managed to successfully represent the trends but were remarkably close to the actual results.
The NewsX-JankiBaat Exit Poll for the Tripura Elections 2018 had predicted that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura alliance (BJP-IPFT) will bag 35 to 45 seats, with the ruling Left front predicted to grab 14 to 23 seats and the Congress, none. The BJP-IPFT managed to grab a total of 43 seats in the state, dethroning the Left that lagged way behind with just 16 seats and the Congress left high and dry with no seats at all.
In Nagaland, NewsX survey showed the BJP-Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party alliance (BJP-NDPP) winning 27 to 32 seats, followed by the Naga People’s Front (NPF) with 20 to 25 seats, Congress with 0 to 2 seats and others with 5 to 7 seats. The exit polls represented the election trends accurately once again with the BJP-NDPP, NPF, Congress and others grabbing 28, 29, 0 and 2 seats, respectively.
In Meghalaya, the NewsX-JankiBaat Exit Poll predicted the National People’s Party (NPP) would win 23 to 27 seats with the Congress likely to grab 13 to 17, BJP 8 to 12 and others 2 to 6 seats. The exit polls represented the election trends accurately once again with the BJP, NPP, Congress, others grabbing 8, 19, 21 and 11 seats, respectively.