Exit polls bring cheer to all parties
India Today-Axis exit poll has projected a victory for the BJP between 102-120 seats with 40 per cent vote share, while giving the Congress 104-124 seats with 41 per cent vote share. The C-Voter has predicted 90-106 seats for the BJP and 110-126 seats for the Congress. Today’s Chanakya said the Congress will win 125 seats in the 231-member House, while the BJP will bag 103 seats.
Times Now-CNX exit poll, however, has predicted a victory for the BJP with 126 seats and 89 seats for Congress.
Similarly, in Chhattisgarh, pollsters have predicted a close contest between the two, with the BJP leading by a small margin. Times NowCNX has predicted BJP bagging anywhere between 42 and 50 seats, while Republic C-Voter predicting between 35 and 43 seats. India Today Axis-My India has predicted 21 to 31 seats, while ABP CSDS point to 52 seats for the BJP. Times Now-CNX has predicted 32 to 38 seats for the Congress, while Republic CVoter has predicted 42 to 50 seats, and India Today Axis My India has predicted 55 to 65 seats for the Congress. Additionally, ABP-CSDS has predicted 35 seats for the Congress. With several pollsters predicting anywhere between 0 and eight seats for the Janta Congress Chhattisgarh and Bahujan Samaj Party combine, they could emerge as the kingmakers in the state.
TRS supremo K Chandrasekhar Rao’s gamble to call for early polls might pay off, with exit polls predicting that the TRS retaining the newest state of the country. India Today-My Axis was the most generous to the TRS, predicting anywhere between 79 and 91 seats in the 119-member Assembly.
Times Now-CNX has predicted 66 seats for TRS, while NewsX-ITV Neta has foreseen 57 seats to be in TRS’s kitty. Republic-C Voter has predicted that TRS will win 50 to 65 seats.
As per poll predictions, the Congress is likely to lose its last government in the Northeast, the Lal Thanhawla-led government in Mizoram, to the Mizo National Front, which is an ally of the BJPled National Democratic Front at the Centre.