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Gujarat election results will prove exit polls wrong on BJP win, says Congress

Ahead of the Gujarat election results on Monday, most exit polls show that the BJP will secure more than 100 seats out of total 182 in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state.

india Updated: Dec 17, 2017 17:48 IST
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BJP national president Amit Shah with his wife after casting his vote in the second phase of assembly elections in Ahmedabad on December 14, 2017.(PTI Photo)

The Congress on Friday rebuffed the exit polls that showed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) sweeping the Gujarat polls, saying the election results will prove the predictions wrong.

Speaking to ANI, Congress leader Shaktisinh Gohil said: “There have been many incidents where exit polls have been proven wrong. These exit polls will be proved wrong on the date of results, December 18.”

As soon the two-phase Gujarat assembly elections came to an end on Thursday, various exit polls predicted that the BJP would secure a big win in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state.

Most of the exit polls showed that the BJP would secure more than 100 seats out of total 182 in Gujarat.

In Himachal Pradesh, where the electorate has chosen the Congress and BJP alternately in Assembly elections, the exit polls projected a clear majority for the saffron party, unseating the Congress.

Today’s Chanakya gave BJP 135 seats in Gujarat and predicted a measly 47 for the Congress, 14 fewer than the opposition party has in the current Assembly.

A party or an alliance has to win at least 92 seats in the 182-member House to form government in Gujarat.

In the 2012 assembly polls, the BJP had won 115 seats, the Congress 61 and others six.

The Times Now-VMR Exit poll predicted 113 seats for the BJP and 66 for the Congress, with the remaining going to others.

The Republic-C Voter Exit Poll gave the BJP 108 seats and the Congress 74.

The ABP-CSDS exit survey by ABP News predicted a BJP victory in 117 seats as against the Congress’s 64.

First Published: Dec 15, 2017 21:45 IST