The exit polls have predicted that the Bhartiya Janata Party-Shiv Sena alliance will retain power in Maharashtra. The India Today-Axis exit poll projected 166-194 seats for the BJP-Shiv Sena in the 288-member Maharashtra assembly and 72-90 for the Congress-NCP alliance. The ABP-C Voter predicted 204 seats for the BJP-Shiv Sena and 69 for the Congress-NCP.
Seizure of cash, drugs, and freebies aimed at inducing voters in assembly polls in Maharashtra and Haryana have seen a massive jump as compared to the last elections, the Election Commission said on Monday.
In Maharashtra, the overall seizure stood at Rs 156.94 crore. It included Rs 60.69 crore in cash, over 23 crores worth of liquor and drugs worth Rs 19.5 crore. In the 2014 assembly polls, the total seizures were to the tune of Rs 30 crore. It is a five-time jump.
The poll of polls stated that the alliance will win a whopping 213 seats out of 288 in the state. Meanwhile, the voter turnout in the state is 61%. The fate of the two alliances, BJP-Sena and INC-NCP, will get decided on October 24.