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Exit Polls Predict Big Win For BJP In Gujarat, Close Battle In Himachal

According to most exit polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party is expected to have a massive win once again in Gujarat, with Congress coming second and AAP standing third.

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As polls ended in Gujarat on Monday, Exit polls have predicted a good win for the Bharatiya Janta Party in Gujarat and a close fight in Himachal Pradesh. According to most polls, BJP is expected to win big in Gujarat, with Congress trailing far behind and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) finishing third in the state. 


With stakes being the highest in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state Gujarat, it seems to be good news for BJP as exit polls have predicted that the ruling BJP will win its seventh successive term. However, for the Aam Aadmi Party, it’s not such good news. The party campaigned aggressively across Gujarat and tried to garner votes on the issues of unemployment and inflation, but it is likely to win less than 10 seats, the polls predict.


The counting of votes in both states will take place on December 8. Elections for the Himachal Pradesh Assembly took place on November 12, while polling in Gujarat happened in two phases on December 1 and 5.


Most exit polls predicted a big mandate for the BJP in Gujarat in the range of 117-148 seats in the 182-member assembly, while the Congress was predicted to bag seats in the range of 30-51 seats. The Aam Aadmi Party was projected to bag anything between three and 13 seats. The majority mark in Gujarat is 92.


In Himachal Pradesh, the exit polls projected a range of 24-40 seats for the BJP and 26-40 seats for the Congress. The AAP was projected to bag seats in the range of 0-3. The majority mark is 35 seats.


Exit Poll Predictions

 

- According to the News X-Jan Ki Baat exit poll on Gujarat elections, the BJP was likely to get between 117 to 140 seats, Congress-NCP between 34 to 51, AAP between 6 to 13 and others between 1 or 2. 


- The Republic TV P-MARQ poll predicted 128 to148 seats for the BJP, 30 to 42 for the Congress-NCP, AAP between 2 to 10 and others between 0 to 3.


- TV9 Gujarati has forecast that the BJP would get 125-130 seats, Congress-NCP 40-50, AAP 3-5 and others 3-7.


- Aaj Tak-Axis My India predicted for Himachal Pradesh a close contest between the Congress and the BJP. It said the BJP would get 24-34 seats and the Congress 30-40 seats.


- While India TV predicted that the BJP would bag 35-40 seats, Congress 26-31 and AAP zero.