BJP Set To Wrest Tripura From CPI(M), Congress Unlikely To Retain Power In Meghalaya: Exit Polls BJP worker and supporters celebrate after winning Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh Election. (Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led alliance is likely to wrest power from the 25-year-old Communist Party of India (Marxist) government in Tripura, once an impregnable citadel of the Left. The saffron party, along with the Indigenous People's Front of Tripura, may get over 35 seats, two exit polls suggest.

According to the JanKiBaat-NewsX poll, the BJP-IPFT alliance in Tripura will win 35-45 seats with a vote share of 51 per cent. Another exit poll, conducted by AxisMyIndia, predicts that the alliance may win 44 to 50 seats with a vote share of 49 per cent. While the JanKiBaat-NewsX poll says that the ruling Left front will get 14-23 seats with a vote share of 45-46 per cent, the AxisMyIndia poll predicts that the Left front to win 9-15 seats with a total vote share of around 40 per cent.

However, the exit poll conducted by CVoter predicts a close finish. According to the poll, the Left may get 26 to 34 seats with a vote share of 44.3 per cent and the BJP-IPFT alliance is likely to win 24 to 32 seats with a vote share of 42.8 per cent.

In Meghalaya, where the Congress has been in power for eight years, the party is unlikely to retain sufficient number of seats. According to an exit poll conducted by NewsX, the BJP could get between 8 to 12 seats, the Congress between 13-17 seats and the National People's Party between 23-27 seats. Another exit poll, conducted by AxisMyIndia, predicts that the BJP may win 30 seats and the Congress will retain 20 seats in the 60-member house. However, the C-Voter exit poll predicts 17 to 23 seats for the NPP, 13 to 19 seats for the Congress and 4 to 8 seats for the BJP.

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