Exit polls predict victory for Akali-BJP in Punjab

via PTI published on February 13, 2007

New Delhi: Exit polls on two television news channels tonight predicted majority for Akali Dal-BJP combine in Punjab assembly polls.

The survey conducted by AC Nielson for Star News gave 60 seats to BJP-SAD(Badal) combine, 48 to Congress and 7 to other parties/independent candidates out of 115 constituencies that went to poll out of a total 117.

NDTV 24×7 came out with almost similar projections giving between 55 to 65 seats to Akali Dal-BJP combine and between 45 to 55 to Congress.

The vote share Star News survey puts Congress quite behind Akali Dal-BJP combine with 37 and 41 per cent respectively. Other parties/independent candidates are predicted to pull as much as 22 per cent of the voters.

About 13,000 people were questioned across 50 constituencies in the state during the survey, the Star News said.

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