Election Highlights: 3-way contest in Delhi, Gujarat, Himachal; all eyes set on result
The stage is all set for the results of Delhi civic polls, Gujarat Assembly elections and Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections on December 7 and 8.
With exit polls out, all eyes are now on the results for the civic elections in Delhi, Gujarat assembly elections and Himachal Pradesh elections on December 7 and 8 respectively.
Gujarat - that voted in two phases on December 1 and 5 - is seeing a three-cornered contest among the BJP, Congress, and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). According to the exit polls prediction, BJP is set to register a massive victory in Gujarat with 117-148 seats in the 182-member assembly, while the Congress has been 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.
In Himachal Pradesh as well ,the BJP is likely to retain the power as the exit polls on Monday show it would win the most seats in the assembly election. The polling for the Himachal assembly elections was held for 68 constituency seats on Saturday, and the counting of votes is scheduled to be taken up on December 8.
Meanwhile, the civic polls in Delhi is the first municipal election in the national capital after the fresh delimitation of wards. The election is largely being seen as a three-way contest among the AAP, BJP, and Congress. The BJP has been in power in the civic body since 2007.
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Dec 06, 2022 06:05 PM IST
Congress to form govt in Hindu majority state: Himachal Pradesh leader
Himachal Pradesh Congress Committee President Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu exuded confidence in the Congress party that it will win the assembly elections in the Hindu majority state and said that BJP ideologies are not working.
He lauded Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra for striking an emotional connection during poll campaigning to woo voters by constructing a house at Mashobra near Shimla.
Dec 06, 2022 04:31 PM IST
Time for exit polls to exit, says Congress' Jairam Ramesh
Dismissing exit polls' prediction of a BJP victory in Gujarat, Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said it was time for the exit polls to exit. "The questions based on exit polls are unfair. We know who conducts these polls, under the influence of whom and why they are conducted. I don’t believe in these exit polls," he said.
Dec 06, 2022 01:44 PM IST
Nitish Kumar ducks queries on exit polls predicting BJP win
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday ducked queries about exit polls predicting wins, in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh assembly polls, for his former ally BJP which he has vowed to defeat with the help of a united opposition in the next general elections.
Dec 06, 2022 12:18 PM IST
Gujarat BJP chief on exit polls
A day after exit polls indicated a clear win for the incumbent BJP, Gujarat party chief CR Patil said that the “BJP was not contesting the elections to make the government, but to create a record.” Speaking to news agency ANI, he said, "The voters have taken this fight on themselves and I believe that BJP will come back to power with a record number of seats."
Dec 06, 2022 11:23 AM IST
Arvind Kejriwal thanks Delhi for faith in AAP after exit polls
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday thanked Delhi for “faith in AAP” after exit polls. AAP is projected to win the MCD elections.
Dec 06, 2022 10:09 AM IST
‘Wait for final outcome’: outgoing Himachal CM Jairam Thakur on exit polls
Reacting to the exit-poll projections for Himachal Pradesh, outgoing chief minister Jai Ram Thakur on Monday said that though many pollsters have predicted a return of the BJP in the state, the people should wait for the final outcome on December 8.
Dec 06, 2022 09:16 AM IST
People voted in MCD polls for good work done by party: AAP
After three exit polls on Monday predicted a clear win for the AAP in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) polls, the party said that the people have voted for the good work done by it while the BJP said it will do much better than the survey predictions.
Dec 06, 2022 08:17 AM IST
Himachal Assembly elections: Congress hopeful to win with full majority
Even after the exit-poll projections for Himachal Pradesh that have predicted a return of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the state, Congress is still hopeful that the party would form the government with a full majority in the hill state. "People have voted for the change in state and Congress will form the government. We shall have to see the sample and sample size. Exit polls are sometimes correct but during the last few elections, it has been questioned. We have our internal survey too, we will get over 40 seats," said Naresh Chauhan vice-president of the Congress state unit, reported PTI.
Dec 06, 2022 07:36 AM IST
Gujarat saw a 60.94% voter turnout in final phase of polling
A moderate voter turnout of 60.94 per cent was recorded in the second and final phase of the Gujarat Assembly elections covering 93 seats across 14 districts of north and central regions on Monday.
Dec 06, 2022 06:32 AM IST
All eyes set for December 7 and 8
With the exit polls out, all eyes are now on the results for the civic elections in Delhi, Gujarat assembly elections and Himachal Pradesh elections on December 7 and 8 respectively.