Exit polls bring cheer to all parties
held in 199 of the 200 constituencies. India Today exit poll said the party will win 141 in seats and Republic-c Voter gave the Congress 129 to 145 seats. The party will scrape through with 101 seats, said the opinion poll of ABP NEWS-CSDS.
Times NOW-CNX has predicted that the incumbent BJP led by Vasundhara Raje will manage to bag 85 seats, while the India Today’s exit polls projected 55 to 72 seats will go to her party’s kitty. Republic-c Voter gave BJP anywhere between 52 and 68 and the ABP NEWS-CSDS claimed the number for Raje’s party would be 83.
Opinion polls pointed to a close contest for the Congress and the BJP in Madhya Pradesh, where the Shivraj Singh Chouhan-led BJP government has been in power for the past 15 years, with a majority of them predicting an edge for the Congress. Turn to P4