The ruling BJP will retain power comfortably in Maharashtra and Haryana, exit polls predicted today for the first election to be held since Prime Minister Narendra Modi's landslide victory in May. The BJP is set for a walkover in both Maharashtra - where it is contesting the polls in an alliance with the Shiv Sena - and Haryana, according to NDTV's poll of exit polls. For Maharashtra, the poll of exit polls, or an aggregate of various exit polls, gives the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance 211 of 288 seats and the Congress-Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) 64 seats. A party needs 145 seats for a majority. In Haryana, the BJP is likely to win 66 of 90 seats, predicts the polls of polls, and the Congress may be limited to 14. The majority mark is 46.