In Kerala, the ruling Left combine is projected ahead of its rival UDF, according to exit polls. The exit polls were telecast soon after the eight-phase elections ended in West Bengal.

For Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan-led Left Front, winning Kerala is of utmost importance as it is the last bastion where it holds power. They have already lost West Bengal and Tripura, the other two states they used to rule.

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The LDF is expected to get 72-80 seats in the 140-member Assembly. The UDF is predicted to win 58-64 seats and NDA 1-5 seats, according to the Republic-CNX exit poll.

India Today-Axis My India exit poll has predicted that the LDF will win 104-120 seats, while the Congress-led UDF is expected to win 20-36 seats. The NDA, on the other hand, may get 0-2 seats.

Today’s Chanakya has predicted that LDF will win 93-111, UDF 26-44, and NDA 0-6.

According to ABP C-Voter, LDF will rule the state assembly 71-77. UDF is predicted to win 62-68 and NDA 0-2.

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Kerala voted in a single phase on April 6 for 140 assembly seats. More than 2.7 crore voter exercised their franchise to decide the fate of over 957 candidates.The voter turnout was 74.02% as compared to the last assembly elections in 2016 which had recorded more than 77%. 

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The Congress-led opposition is hoping that the state will live up to its cyclic tradition of never voting in the incumbent government. Kerala has had alternate coalition governments for the past several decades. This time around, a third front has emerged led by the Bharatiya Janata Party, which hopes to ride on the Modi wave.

The votes will be counted on May 2, along with four other states — Assam, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Puducherry.