India Today-Axis gave 4-9 seats for "others", while the other two agencies said the others would get 2-8 and 8 seats, respectively.
With the dangers of polarisation looming over the Hindi heartland of UP, considerable movement of narcotics in Punjab, and a not so optimum an environment in Manipur, the elections were a challenge.
However, exit polls remain short of accuracy as Bihar Exit polls showed a clear win for BJP and finally the JD, RJD, Congress combine won the elections as shown in the table below that is circulating in Twitter now.
Meanwhile, the MRC exit poll in collaboration with News X predicted 15 seats for the BJP, 10 for Congress and seven for AAP. "Though there is no upward swing in the party's performance, BJP has definitely consolidated its national presence and has successfully replaced the Congress in national politics", said N. Bhaskara Roa, a Delhi-based political analyst. During the Bengal State elections in 2016, India Today declared that Trinamool Congress would win 211 seats, easily forming the government. But India News-MRC predicted the Congress' victory in Uttarakhand with 38 seats. The IndiaTV-CVoter polls forecast 155-167 seats to the BJP, 135-147 to the SP-Congress and 81-93 to the BSP. Whether any political party will be winning a clear mandate or state's political fate will hang in balance will only be clear on Saturday, when the election results are announced. VMR poll shows the BJP getting between 190 to 210 seats, the upper end of which will get it past the half-way mark.
There are 403 seats up for grabs in the state's assembly. There were some 1,100 candidates in the triangular contest between the ruling combine, the Congress and AAP, which contested the Assembly elections in the state for the first time. In 2017, it gives the BJP a massive majority, at around 285 seats, with the SP-Congress alliance being a distant second. Except BJP, no political party fully agrees with the outcome of the exit poll results. It predicted 46-53 seats for the BJP. As for India Today-Axis, the BJP is forming government in UP, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur. Today's Chanakya predicted a tie between Congress and AAP by projecting 54 seats for both the parties. India TV-C-Voter, however, predicted a BJP government with 25-31 seats.