Economy

Post-poll surveys give AIADMK the edge in TN

Press Trust of India New Delhi | Updated on May 13, 2011 Published on May 10, 2011

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The Trinamool Congress-Congress (I) alliance is set to sweep the Assembly elections in West Bengal, according to post-poll projections on television channels, while it was a mixed verdict in other States. While the CNN-IBN-CSDS survey projects an edge for the AIADMK-led alliance in Tamil Nadu, Headlines Today predicted a close race in the State between the AIADMK- and DMK-led combinations.

Kerala, Assam

Similarly in Kerala, the CNN-IBN survey says the Left Democratic Front (LDF) is placed marginally ahead but verdict too close to call, while Headlines Today gave the Congress-led UDF a clear majority.

Assam is likely to give the Congress (I) a third time in power, according to CNN-IBN while it could be a hung verdict in prediction made by Headlines Today.

According to research agency C-VOTER exit poll, the TMC alliance is set to win a mammoth victory in West Bengal, the AIADMK to get a good majority in Tamil Nadu, hung verdict in Assam and clear victory for Congress (I) in Kerala.

In the 294-member Assembly in West Bengal, the CNN-IBN survey gives the Trinamool Congress alliance 222 to 234 seats. It suggests that the Left Front Government is heading for its worst-ever performance in three decades with the Front set to get only between 60 and 72 seats.

In the 2006 elections, the Trinamool Congress-Congress (I) alliance had only 40 seats while the Left parties had more than 230 seats.

Headlines Today has predicted 210-220 seats for the TMC alliance, while for the Left it gives 65 to 70 seats.

The C-VOTER survey gives the TMC alliance 227-235 seats, while for the Left Front it gives between 48 and 56 seats.

In Tamil Nadu, the CNN-IBN survey gives AIADMK alliance a seat projection of 120 to 132 seats and for the DMK alliance between 102 and 114 seats.

The Headlines Today survey projects the DMK front to get between 115 and 130 seats, while for the AIADMK alliance it is between 105 and 120 seats.

The C-VOTER survey gives the AIADMK alliance 168 to 176 seats and 54 to 62 seats for the DMK alliance.

In the last elections, the DMK alliance had 163 seats in the 234-member assembly while the AIADMK alliance had 69.

In the other Left-ruled State of Kerala, CNN-IBN has given the CPM-led front 69 to 77 seats in the 140-member assembly, while the Congress-led UDF is likely to get 63 and 71 seats.

Headlines Today projects a clear majority for the UDF with 85 to 92 seats and 45 to 52 for LDF.

Published on May 10, 2011
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