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TMC to retain Bengal, LDF headed for 2nd time period in Kerala: ABP Opinion Poll

A day after the Election Commission introduced ballot dates for 4 states and a Union Territory, the ABP opinion ballot has predicted a 3rd time period for the Mamata Banerjee-led TMC in West Bengal and a second time period for the Communist Party in Kerala.

ABP News together with C-Voter has additionally predicted that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will retain Assam and win Puducherry, whereas the DMK-Congress alliance will type the federal government in Tamil Nadu.

West Bengal

According to the opinion ballot, the TMC is predicted to bag 148 to 164 seats. It might face an in depth competitors with the BJP successful someplace near 92-108 seats.

The election to the 294-seat Assembly in West Bengal is touted to be a excessive profile one because the TMC will primarily struggle the BJP, which has already made inroads within the state. Several TMC MLAs, together with Suvendu Adhikari and celebration MP Sunil Mondal, have defected to the BJP.

Bengal will go to polls in eight phases beginning March 27 with the ultimate part scheduled on April 9.


The Assembly election in Kerala, scheduled to be held in a single part on April 6, is all set to be a crucial struggle between the CPI (M)-led LDF and the Congress-led UDF.

The LDF coming to energy for a second time period can be fascinating because the state typically votes every coalition into energy on an alternate foundation. Since 1980, no incumbent celebration or coalition has been voted again to energy within the state.

Kerala is the one state the place the CPI(M) is in energy and a defeat within the upcoming election would imply a complete wipeout of the celebration. Elections will likely be held in 140 seats.


The opinion ballot has predicted victory for the BJP within the state for the second time.

Assam, which was a conventional Congress stronghold, made historical past in 2016 because the BJP got here to energy within the state for the primary time, overthrowing the Congress which had been in energy for 15 years.

The Assembly polls will likely be held in Assam in three phases — on March 27, April four and April 6.

Tamil Nadu

In the southern state, MK Stalin’s DMK, which is in alliance with Congress, will defeat ruling AIADMK to type the federal government, the opinion ballot has predicted.

In the 2016 Assembly polls, the AIADMK with J Jayalalithaa on the helm was voted again to energy, with a 3rd entrance led by the Left and Dalit events splitting the anti-incumbency votes and spoiling the probabilities for the DMK.

Tamil Nadu will go to polls in a single part on April 6.


Puducherry will see a tricky struggle between the Congress-DMK alliance and NDA comprising the BJP, NR Congress and AIADMK in 30 constituencies. However, the opinion ballot has predicted the NDA alliance to type the govenment.

In the 2016 Assembly elections, the Congress had received 15 seats. One MLA was disqualified by the celebration final 12 months beneath the anti-defection regulation. Another 5 resigned lately.

The Union Territory may even go to polls in a single part on April 6.


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