Exit poll results 2017: BJP sweeps Assembly polls, storms to power in UP, Uttarakhand, Goa, Manipur; Cong back in Punjab

Demonetisation seems to have not stopped the Modi wave as the BJP is expected to win in four out of five states that went to polls recently, according to exit poll by various media houses.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: March 9, 2017 11:33 pm
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Demonetisation seems to have not stopped the Modi wave as the BJP is expected to win in four out of five states that went to polls recently, according to exit poll by various media houses. The surveys predicted BJP’s win in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa, Manipur and Punjab, while Congress is expected to stage a comeback in Punjab. Today’s Chanakya which got its prediction right after the 2014 Lok Sabha elections and subsequent Assembly polls, has given 285 seats to the BJP, 88 seats to the Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance and just 27 seats to Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party.

The India Today Axis exit poll predicted 185 seats, little short of the majority, for BJP in Uttar Pradesh followed by Samajwadi party-Congress alliance at 120 seats and BSP at 90 seats. As per India TV, the saffron party is expected to win 155 to 167 seats in Uttar Pradesh, while SP-Congress alliance is likley to win 135 to 147 seats follwoed by BSP with 81 to 93 seats.

Times Now-VMR poll forecast 190-210 seats for the BJP in the UP assembly, while India News-MRC gave it 185 and ABP-Lokniti CSDS 164-176 seats. If BJP wins UP, it would be a return to power for the party in the politically significant and volatile state after 15 years. In the NDTV poll of polls, an average of several exit polls, the BJP was projected to win 179 seats, the SP-Congress 136 and the BSP 77 seats in UP.

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There were good news from Uttarakhand, Manipur and Goa too for the BJP as the party is likely to form government in all three states, according to the surveys. After storing to power in Assam, the BJP is expected to make its base strong in the north east with likely win in Manipur. India Today predicted 25-31 out of 60 seats for the saffron party followed by Congress with 17-23 seats. NDTV predicted a close fight between the ruling Congress and the BJP with the former getting 26 and the latter 24. Congress has been ruling the northeastern state for the last 15 years.

The BJP is likely to retain Goa with the support of independent winners as India Today predicted 18-22 seats win for the BJP, while Congress is expected to with 9-13 seats while 0-2 seats are expected to be bagged by the Aam Aadmi Party. India TV predicted a hung assembly in Manipur, projecting 15-21 seats for the BJP and 12-18 for the Congress.

BJP also looked set to return to power in Uttarakhand, with India Today and News 24 projecting a comfortable majority for the party, giving it 46-53 and 53 seats respectively, in the 70-member House, way more than the halfway mark of 30. However, India TV gave 29 and 35 seats to the two parties. NDTV gave the BJP a majority with 43 seats followed by the ruling Congress with 23.

In Punjab, India Today-Axis exit poll predicted 62-71 seats for the Congress in 117-member assembly, a comfortable majority, and 42-51 to Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP. The Shiromani Akali Dal-BJP combine was projected to be decimated in the state which it has ruled for a decade. All polls showed the alliance getting reduced to a single digit tally. However, India TV-C Voter projected 59-67 seats for debutante AAP and 41-49 for the Congress. India News-MRC and News 24-Chanakya forecast a dead heat by giving 55 and 54 seats each to both parties.

NDTV forecast 55 seats for the Congress in Punjab, closely followed by the AAP with 54 seats. The incumbent Akali Dal-BJP alliance was predicted staring at a virtual decimation with only 7 seats in the 117-member assembly.

The results of the state elections  will be announced on March 11.

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    Kannaiah
    Mar 9, 2017 at 5:22 pm
    Oh.. we all know what those s predicted in Bihar, don't we?
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      IML sood
      Mar 9, 2017 at 4:31 pm
      Yes,yes truth is always hard some time bitter for those who were crying on roof tops against PM, Govt.,what not. Now see their frustration, if result comes like exist poll they will Cary rigging or EVM mischief. What one can say about sore,crying losers.
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        Ajitdada
        Mar 9, 2017 at 6:40 pm
        Cast and Vote bank politics had natural death in this election. Good start, BJP changed the people's thinking!
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          MarG G
          Mar 9, 2017 at 10:08 pm
          India Today is giving 251-279 to BJP, what are you smoking Indian Express people????
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            MyTake
            Mar 9, 2017 at 6:41 pm
            (Demonetisation seems to have not stopped the Modi wave as the BJP is expected to win in four out of five states that went to polls recently, according to exit poll by various media houses.)lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Modi is smart enough to go behind you and use your negative campaign (if you only understand what that means - it's a trade secret for time being. In grossnterms it's called trapping. More you shout more people take it as the a sign effectiveness of the decision Modi is making), on top of positive campaign he was doing!
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              MyTake
              Mar 9, 2017 at 6:32 pm
              ..dia is on its way to c r e m a t e the G h o s t s of vote bank and a p p e a s e m e n t s politics! lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;First it was T o p i politics (which no one does any more) and now it is a p p e a s e m e n t politics the r a s c a l s invented for lack of gray matter in the brain - everything going to find its own place!lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Modi, the f a t h e r of modern India is in the seat with the blessings of the people, who, also have been suffering for centuries and then decades when they were taken for a r i d e in the name of (f a k e) independence!
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                MyTake
                Mar 9, 2017 at 6:35 pm
                After this election and starting from the day of UP election results people should celebrate G h o s t burying day, every year, thereafter!
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                  MyTake
                  Mar 9, 2017 at 7:11 pm
                  Approach should be muktipronged for its effectiveness, other wise they will slip out! You need to catch them so you can put them in them in their place.
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