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Exit polls bring cheer for BJP

Exit polls bring cheer for BJP

The keenly-contested elections in Gujarat, the home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is likely to have an impact on the central government's economic agenda as well as on Lok Sabha polls in 2019. Others in the state are likely to bag around 2 to 4 seats as against the 6 seats they had won in 2012. The survey gives the BJP less than 110 seats, which it comes out to be true, will prove to be a big setback for the party has ruled over Gujarat for 22 years. The final results are due on Monday. But after the results were out, it was a different one contrary to the predictions of exit polls. The Today's Chanakya exit polls on the Himachal Pradesh elections predicts 55 seats for the BJP and 13 for the Congress. ABP-CSDS projects a 49-seat win for the BJP and 41 for the Congress.

The survey by India Today-Axis MyIndia Poll also gave BJP a clear edge predicting 99 to 113 seats while giving 68 to 82 seats to the Congress which put up a determined fight.

Incidentally, based on Thursday's exit polls the pricing in the betting market was vying on 92-94 seats for BJP and 90-92 seats for Congress. While BJP is winning 19 seats in Kangra and 15 in Mandi, Congress is trailing behind with 5 and 9 seats in the respective areas.

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With the Karnataka Assembly Elections around the corner, the increase in faith of the electorate in Congress may prove to be a headache that the BJP strategist Amit Shah may have to deal with, even as the party hopes to change the fortunes in the Congress-ruled state. While the Times Now-VMR exit poll gave 16 seats to the Congress and one to another, the Zee News-Axis poll gave 17 seats to the party in power in Shimla. The second phase was to pick 93 seats, out of the total 182 constituency seats. The first phase of the elections to 89 seats in Gujarat was held on December 9, with a 68% voter turnout. There were 851candidates in the fray and around 2.23 crore voters.

The second and final phase of the Gujarat elections were held on Thursday, with a 68.70% voter turnout.

Saurashtra-Kutch region sends the largest number of MLAs, 54, to the Gujarat Assembly.


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