Maharashtra Exit Polls: BJP-Sena set to return to power, comfortably placed according to most polls

The BJP had fielded its nominees in 164 Assembly seats, including candidates of smaller allies contesting on its lotus symbol, while the Shiv Sena is contesting 124 seats. Besides the assembly polls, bye-elections were also held.

Exit poll results: BJP-Shiv Sena sweep predicted in Maharashtra
Voting in Maharashtra to elect a fresh 288-member assembly from among 3,237 candidates has just concluded. Most exit polls are predicting a thumping win for the BJP-Sena alliance. The alliance is predicted to cross the 200-mark comfortably.

With the conclusion of voting, action now shifts to various exit-polls trickling in. The BJP had fielded its nominees in 164 Assembly seats, including candidates of smaller allies contesting on its lotus symbol, while the Shiv Sena is contesting 124 seats. Besides the assembly polls, bye-elections were also held in Satara Lok Sabha constituency.

Besides the assembly polls, bye-elections were also held in Satara Lok Sabha constituency. In the 2014 elections, the BJP won 122 seats, the Shiv Sena-63, the Congress-42 and the NCP-41.


EXIT POLLS:

TIMESNOW BJP-SS
230
Congress-NCP
48
Others
10
Poll of Polls 213 61 14
ABP-CVoter 204 69 18
JAAN KI BAAT 223 54 11
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Maharashtra Exit Polls
Image Credit: Times of India

Aditya Thackeray entering the electoral fray

In the run-up to the polls, the news of 29-year Aditya Thackeray dominated political spaces as he became the first member from the Thackeray family to enter the electoral fray after Shalini Thackeray, the wife of Jeetendra Thackeray, a cousin of MNS founder Raj Thackeray, who had unsuccessfully contested the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

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