With the voting over in 93 of the 183 assembly seats over in Gujarat, the exit polls from various media sources have started pouring in. All the seven major exit polls have predicted a landslide victory for BJP in Gujarat. According to News 24 which has hit most of the predictions right for the BJP in earlier polls, BJP is set to win 135 seats in Gujarat and Congress is likely to bag 37 seats.
As per the survey, BJP is on a winning spree as it’s also expected to win a fair share in Himachal bagging 55 seats while the Congress wins just 13 seats.
Exit polls from Today’s Chanakya revealed that BJP is definitely slated to win the elections in Gujarat with a two-thirds majority in Prime Minister’s home state while the Congress will lose to Himachal Pradesh.
In Himachal Pradesh BJP is predicted to win over 50 seats with a comfortable margin, crossing the minimum requirement of 35, in the 68 seat assembly. But the crux of BJP’s indomitable victory rests in Gujarat where it’s destined to win more than 100 seats, a way above the majority mark of 92, in the 183 seat assembly. Though it’s too early to tell, as per the exit polls celebrations are ringing in for BJP everywhere.
According to IndiaTV-VMR Exit poll BJP will win the central Gujarat poll with 23 seats while Congress will be limited to just 16 seats. They also hold good news for BJP in South Gujarat where it’s expected to win 24-30 seats whereas the Congress will possibly win just 6 to 8 seats.
The Republic-C Voter Exit Poll gave the BJP 108 seats and the Congress, 74. The ABP-CSDS survey by ABP News predicted a BJP victory in 117 pitched against the Congress’s 64.
NewsX has given BJP between 110-120, Congress has been given 65-75, others 2-4.
Sahara Samay predicts 110 to 120 seats for the BJP in Gujarat and 65-75 seats for Congress.
A survey by India Today’s ‘Aaj Tak’ news channel also predicted that the BJP, which has been ruling Gujarat for almost 20 years, will retain power in the state.
Some surprises may be in offing in North Gujarat, where the BJP and Congress might hold a neck to neck contest, with 30 seats predicted for BJP and 23 seats for Congress.
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani already feels elated at the results of the exit polls, showing faith in the people of Gujarat who according to him will never fail BJP.
Even though the exit polls point marginal difference in their figures, the survey trend shows an infallible victory for BJP in Gujarat.
Ironically in an opinion poll by CSDS a month ago, before the prime contestant, Narendra Modi hit the ground, predicted a tight-knit contest between BJP and Congress, ruled out in the recent exit polls.
The elections in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh is a litmus test for both Narendra Modi who was the former Gujarat CM and the ruling Prime Minister and Rahul Gandhi who recently christened as the Congress President. Both the leaders conducted extensive campaigns across Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat. Counting in both the states will commence on Monday, December 18th which will eventually declare which party gets the clear mandate.