GUWAHATI: With just three days to go for the assembly poll results in Mizoram and anticipation brewing over the outcome, exit polls have been pouring in from a number of pollsters about the state’s potential political scenario.
The exit poll results released by Jan Ki Baat forecast that the Zoram People’s Movement (ZPM) might secure a significant lead with 15-25 seats, positioning itself as a formidable contender.
Meanwhile, the ruling Mizo National Front (MNF) is anticipated to clinch between 10-14 seats, indicating a competitive race for the incumbent.
According to the independent global, on-ground public opinion technology company’s survey, the Congress party may secure 5-9 seats, while the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is expected to garner 0-2 seats.
The remaining political parties collectively fall within the range of 1-5 seats.
The primary contenders in the electoral battle are the ruling MNF, the Congress, and the ZPM, with the BJP aspiring to play the role of a “kingmaker.”
Earlier on November 7, the state reached about 78.40% voting during the single-phase polls. A total of 174 candidates are vying for the 40 Assembly seats.
Notably, the 2018 Assembly elections in Mizoram resulted in the Mizo National Front securing 26 seats with a vote share of 37%. The Congress party managed to secure five seats, while the BJP clinched one seat.
Other prominent pollsters who have come up with exit polls include India Today-Axis My India, ABP News-CVoter, News 24-Today’s Chanakya, and Times Now-ETG.
In the 2018, the predictions varied among pollsters, with CVoter-Republic TV forecasting 16-20 seats for the Congress and 14-18 seats for the MNF.