Exit Polls Predict Modi Magic Works, Rahul Gandhi’s Campaign May Not Translate to Seats

Exit polls on Thursday predicted a victory for the BJP in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh, giving it a clear majority in the keenly-contested assembly polls in the two states.

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 23:49
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NEW DELHI: Exit polls on Thursday predicted a victory for the BJP in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh, giving it a clear majority in the keenly-contested assembly polls in the two states.

14 December 2017, 23:44 PM

VMR exit poll projects BJP to sweep Himachal Pradesh.

BJP expected to bag 51 seats, Congress 16 and Others 1.

14 December 2017, 23:37 PM

Himachal Pradesh: Total assembly seats 68

Today's Chanakya predicts 55 seats for the BJP and 13 for the Congress.

14 December 2017, 21:18 PM

Himachal Pradesh Maha exit poll

VMR predicts 51 seats for BJP, 16 for Congress.

Today's Chanakya predicts huge win for BJP. 55 seats projection for the BJP and 13 for the Congress.

According to News BJP will get anywhere between 47-55 seats and Congress 18-24.

Axis projects 51 seats for BJP and 17 for Congress.

14 December 2017, 20:32 PM

Gujarat polls 2017: NewsX predicts BJP to win 110-124 assembly seats, Congress 65-75.

14 December 2017, 19:15 PM

BJP's national IT cell head Amit Malviya on Thursday exuded confidence as the majority of exit poll results showed the saffron brigade winning the Gujarat elections and said the party will come back to power for another term.

“On 18 Dec, Gujarat would have trusted BJP for the sixth time in a row!” he tweeted.

14 December 2017, 19:09 PM

Gujarat: Today's Chanakya predictions -

135 + 11 (plus / minus 11) seats for the BJP.

47 + 11 (plus / minus 11) seats for the Congress

0 + 3 (plus / minus 3) seats for Others

Click here for Himachal Pradesh exit poll results

14 December 2017, 18:46 PM

Gujarat 'Maha' exit poll:

Axis: BJP likely to win 106 seats, Congress 75 and Others 2.

CSDS: BJP projected to have 117 seats in its kitty, Congress 64 and Others 1.

VMR: BJP expected to bag 109 seats, Congress 70 and Others 3.

Today's Chanakya predicts 135 seats for BJP and 47 for Congress

C Voter says BJP will win 108 seats and Congress would get 74.

14 December 2017, 18:40 PM

Policies like demonetisation and GST may have received a thumbs up from voters in Himachal as Zee News' Super Exit Poll shows BJP is likely to win over 50 seats in the 68-seat assembly. Congress likely to get a maximum of 20 which means a timid end to the political career of current CM Virbhadra Singh.

14 December 2017, 18:37 PM

Gujarat: Today's Chanakya predicts 55 + 7 (plus / minus 7) seats for BJP.

13 + 7 (plus / minus 7) seats for Congress

0 ± 3 (plus / minus 3) seats for others


14 December 2017, 18:34 PM

CSDS Exit Poll: BJP likely to win 49 percent vote share in North Gujarat. Congress to get 42 percent vote share.

14 December 2017, 18:25 PM

Today's Chanakya: BJP likely to win 110-120 seats in Gujarat, Congress to get 65-75, Others 2-4.

14 December 2017, 18:17 PM

Sahara Samay predicts 110-120 assembly seats for BJP in Gujarat.

14 December 2017, 18:14 PM

Axis exit poll predictions for Gujarat Elections 2017: BJP projected to win 106 seats, Congress to get 75 and Others 1.

14 December 2017, 18:09 PM

Today's Chanakaya predictions: BJP to bag 55 seats in Himachal Pradesh. Congress likely to manage 13.

14 December 2017, 18:07 PM

CVoter predictions: BJP to get 108 seats, Congress 74.

14 December 2017, 18:04 PM

India TV says BJP will win 49-61 seats, whereas the Congress will win 29-37 seats in the first phase of Gujarat elections.

14 December 2017, 17:51 PM

C Voter predicts a win for the Modi-powered BJP in Gujarat. The ruling party is likely to get 108 seats.



14 December 2017, 17:50 PM

VMR exit poll says the BJP is tipped to take power in Gujarat with 109 seats, Congress to get 70.

14 December 2017, 17:47 PM

Axis exit poll prediction: BJP to register an emphatic win in Himachal Pradesh.

Total number of Assembly seats 68. BJP projected to win 51 sets, Congress 17, Others 0

14 December 2017, 17:44 PM

62.24% voting recorded till 4 pm in the second phase of polling in Gujarat Assembly Elections. 

14 December 2017, 17:41 PM

CSDS exit poll: BJP projected to sweep Himachal Pradesh by a huge margin.

BJP likely to win 47-55 seats 

Congress 13-20 

Others O

14 December 2017, 17:37 PM

CSDS Exit Poll prediction for Saurashtra-Kutch region: BJP likely to bag 34 seats, Congress 19 and Others 1.

Total number of seats in the region 54.

14 December 2017, 17:34 PM

The Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), Gujarat, BB Swain on Thursday said the Congress party's complaint alleging violation of the poll code by Prime Minister Narendra Modi was "anticipatory" as it had been filed before the incident actually took place. Swain said the complaint would be looked into. 

A total of 44 complaints of violation of the Model Code of Conduct was received by the CEO Gujarat on Thursday.

14 December 2017, 17:23 PM

Gujarat Elections 2017

First phase: 68 percent polling was recorded on December 9 in the first phase of polls in 89 Assembly seats in Gujarat.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress president-elect Rahul Gandhi are locked in a bitter, high-stakes political battle after a 22-year BJP reign.

The election in Modi's home state is crucial for the Congress and the BJP ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls and is seen as a prestige battle for the prime minister, who was the chief minister of Gujarat from 2001 to 2014, and a litmus test for the opposition party's heir-apparent Rahul Gandhi.

In the 2012 Gujarat Assembly polls, the BJP had won 115 seats, while the Congress had bagged 61.

Second phase:

Voting in second phase of Gujarat assembly elections concluded on Thursday.

Voting was held in 93 assembly constituencies across 14 districts in northern and central regions. There are 851 candidates in the fray. Elections were held in Banaskantha, Patan, Sabarkantha, Mehsana, Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad, Aravalli, Mahisagar, Panchmahal, Dahod, Kheda, Anand, Vadodara and Chhota Udepur districts in the northern and central regions.

The influential Patidar community, which accounts for around 12 per cent of the state's population, could prove to be the 'X factor' in the polls. Patidar quota warrior Hardik Patel has pledged support to the Congress and appealed to the people to "uproot the BJP" this time.

Himachal Pradesh Elections 2017

Himachal Pradesh on November 9 recorded a voter turnout of 74 percent, highest ever in the state where the BJP is seeking to dislodge the Virbhadra Singh-led Congress government on the issue of corruption while deflecting attacks by rivals on demonetisation and GST. It has a total of 50,25,941 voters.

The total number of Assembly Constituencies in the Himachal Pradesh and seats

reserved for the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes are:

- Total number of Assembly constituencies 68

- Reserved for SCs 17

- Reserved for STs 3

A total of 337 candidates, 19 of them women, are in the fray. There are 112 Independent candidates. The main contest is between the ruling Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

The Congress has projected incumbent Virbhadra Singh, 83, as its Chief Ministerial candidate, while former Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, 73, is the BJP’s. Both are contesting the elections.

As many as 7,525 polling booths were set up and 37,605 personnel deputed for poll duty in the state.

The ruling Congress and the BJP, led by Dhumal, contested all 68 seats. The BSP fought for 42 seats, the CPI(M) 14, Swabhiman Party and Lok Gathbandhan Party six each and the CPI three. There are also 112 independents in the fray.