Delhi exit polls decoded: AAP win predicted, BJP makes gains, Congress lags
After a high-energy, and often controversial, campaign season, residents of the National Capital Territory of Delhi cast their votes today to choose their representatives for the state Assembly. Hindustan Times decodes the exit poll results to gain a sense of what will be revealed on February 11, when the votes are counted. Will the Aam Aadmi Party be able to retain its sole bastion? Or will the Bharatiya Janata Party steamroll into power on the back of a campaign focused on national issues like CAA and protests against it? Or will the Indian National Congress, largely relegated to the sidelines in the campaign, be able to wrest back a state which it ruled for 3 consecutive terms before AAP? What has made the contest interesting is that the Election Commission’s voting estimations have suggested a lower turnout than last time. What does this portend? Watch Shivam Chabra of the BJP, Yashpal Sharma of AAP, and senior journalist Aparna Dwivedi break-down the exit poll numbers and answer these questions.