Exit polls predict BJP win in Gujarat, Himachal

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All the exit polls showed the BJP far ahead of the Congress and above the majority mark in both assemblies.

According to the final figures released by the poll panel, the voter turnout in the second phase of balloting yesterday for 93 seats of north and central Gujarat stood at 69.99%. BJP president Amit Shah had in a speech told BJP MLAs and workers not to burst crackers if they do not achieve the target of 150 plus seats.

The Congress will also have reason for some cheer as it is expected to improve on its performance since the 2012 polls, but not one of the polls predicted that it would even come close to winning the election. The three are seen as the safe seats for the BJP. Congress is like to win 9-13 seats with 40 per cent vote share.

IndiaToday-Axis My India exit poll predicted 99-103 seats for BJP, 68-82 for Congress and 1-4 for Others. The BJP is likely to get 50 per cent of the vote share, while the Congress would get 41 per cent and others would bag about nine per cent of the electorate.


This is likely to be a positive push for the Rahul Gandhi-led Congress party as it starts taking steps in the right direction under the new party leadership by denting the vote share of the ruling BJP in the home state of the party's star campaigner Narendra Modi. 'Himachal to go to BJP too' Exit polls on Thursday said the BJP would oust the Congress and regain power in Himachal Pradesh.

In 2012 Assembly polls, the BJP had won 28 seats out of 35 seats in the region.

According to ABP-CSDS survey, in Saurashtra, the BJP will win 31-37 seats and the Congress may get 16-22 seats.

The total number of registered voters in Ahmedabad district is 52.75 lakh, of whom about approximately 34.81 lakh exercised their right to vote, while nearly 18 lakh voters kept away from polling. Naranpura, another safe seat for the ruling party, saw almost 66% turnout. The official results will be declared on Monday. The second phase was to pick 93 seats, out of the total 182 constituency seats. The first phase on December 9 saw 66.75 per cent balloting from the Suarashtra- Kutch and southern regions of Gujarat.

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