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Exit polls seem to believe Congress would be decimated across India; may not cross 120 seats

Monday, 12 May 2014 - 9:33pm IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: dna webdesk

Hours after various exit polls were released, it seems clear the Congress party has been completely decimated across India's 543 constituencies, with the party slated to win not more than 130 seat according to the CVoter exit poll. 

In south India, IBN-CSDS has predicted 12-16 seats for Congress in Karnataka while CVoter predicts Congress gets 7 seats. In Andhra Pradesh too,  CVoter believes the Congress could win 7 seats.

Kerala has always been a stronghold of the Congress-led UDF, but this time the alliance wins 16 seats according to the Times Now survey. According to CVoter, the alliance may win 11 seats and the Left Front (LDF) 9 seats. According to IBN-CSDS, Congress-led UDF will get 11-14 seats in Kerala and the LDF could win 6-9 seats. 

In Tamil Nadu, NN-IBN CSDS-Lokniti believes the Congress won't win a single seat. 

In Delhi According to Times Now-ORG and CVoter exit polls the Congress may be looking at a complete rout in the 7 seats there. This after putting up heavy weight candidates in the state. 

In Gujarat the Congress is predicted to gain only four seats, according to CVoter's exit polls. This figure is in a contrast to 2009 general elections when the Congress party gained 11 seats. 

In Maharashtra the CVoter exit poll gives 9 seats to the Congress, a big drop from the 17 seats the party held previously. 


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