New Delhi: Exit polls projected Samajwadi Party emerging as the single largest party in Uttar Pradesh assembly poll with some predicting ruling BSP would finish a distant second.

Congress and BJP have been projected to be bettering their performance in the 2007 assembly elections with the Congress being relegated to the fourth position.

The Star News-AC Neilson exit poll showed SP emerging as the single largest party with 160 seats, followed by BSP with 86 seats.

According to it, BJP would win 80 seats, Congress 58 and its ally RLD 12 seats. Independents and others are shown victorious in two and five seats respectively.

The Headlines Today exit polls showed SP getting between 195 and 210 seats followed by BSP with 88-98 seats. It showed BJP getting 50-56 seats followed by Cong-RLD combine with 38-42. The exit poll showed Independents and others securing 12-18 seats.

India TV-C-Voter exit poll showed SP emerging as the single largest party with 137-145 seats, closely followed by BSP with 122-130 seats.

It showed BJP emerging victorious on 79-87 seats, Congress-RLD winning 39-55 seats and Others getting 2-10 seats.

Exit poll conducted by News24 and Today's Chanakya showed SP emerging victorious on 185 seats with an error margin of 18 seats.

They predicted BSP to win 85 seats, BJP 55 and Congress 55. The error margin for the three parties was 15 seats. Others were shown getting 23 seats with an error margin of 17.

(Agencies)