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Exit polls indicate UPA victory in West Bengal, Kerala

Exit polls indicate UPA victory in West Bengal, Kerala
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First Published: Tue, May 10 2011. 06 13 PM IST
Updated: Tue, May 10 2011. 06 13 PM IST
New Delhi: First reports of exit poll indicate history in West Bengal and regime change in Kerala while it’s too close to call in Tamil Nadu.
An exit poll conducted by Star News television channel has projected Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA)’s victory in West Bengal and Kerala.
The survey projects Trinamool Congress - Congress alliance wiping out more than three decades old Left Front government in West Bengal.
According to the exit polls telecast in the channel on Tuesday says the TMC and Congress will win 181 and 40 respectively while Left Front will be reduced to 62 from 227.
In Kerala, the Congress-led United Democratic Front is expected to win 88 while CPM-led Left Democratic Front will win 49.
In Tamil Nadu, AIADMK is projected as winning 110 and ruling DMK will have 124 seats in the 234 member assembly.
In a close contest, Tarun Gogoi led Congress has a chance to create history in Assam by returning to power for a third consecutive term,post poll surveys predict. The Headlines Today poll predicts 44 of the 126 seats for Congress in Assam,with potential ally AUDF slated to win 14.
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First Published: Tue, May 10 2011. 06 13 PM IST