If the CVoter Exit Poll Survey data for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections is to be believed, Maharashtra will see a saffron wave with the Indian National Congress losing nearly 8 seats to the Bharatiya Janata Party-Shiv Sena in what is considered India's most industrious state.
The exit poll gives 9 seats to the Congress party, 14 seats to the Shiv Sena, 17 to the BJP and 5 to the NCP. The exit polls also predict the Bahujan Vikas Aaghadi, Swabhimani Shetkari Paksha and AAP winning 1 seat each.
The Bahujan Vikas Aaghadi, Swabhimani Shetkari Paksha are part of the NDA alliance collectively referred to as the Mahayuti in the state. The other NDA partner, the Republican Party of India (led by Ram Athavale) though would not win any seat according to the predictions.
The exit polls also give 0 seats to the MNS which has run a high decibel campaign in the state over the last few months.
Together the exit polls gives the NDA 33 seats in the state and 14 to the UPA.
(With agency inputs)