BJP set to sweep Gujarat: exit polls

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Published: 12/6/2022 6:51:38 AM

The BJP is set to sweep Gujarat, with the Congress as a distant second, and Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will finish third, predicted an aggregate of exit polls yesterday evening. The BJP is also likely to win a record second consecutive term in Himachal Pradesh, the polls said.

The BJP will win its seventh successive term in Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state, the exit polls predicted. AAP, despite an aggressive campaign, is likely to win less than 10 seats, the polls said.

AAP promised voters subsidies on electricity and other bills during the election campaign.

The poll of exit polls gives the BJP 131 of 182 seats in Gujarat and the Congress and its allies 41. The Congress's tally will drop significantly since 2017, when it stopped the BJP from winning more than 100 seats, reports NDTV.

In Himachal Pradesh, the exit polls predict 37 of 68 seats for the BJP with the Congress close behind at 30 seats. The counting of votes will be taken up on December 8. About 58.7 percent of the 2.5 crore people eligible to vote in Phase II of the Assembly elections turned up at the polling booths in Gujarat yesterday, reports The Hindu.



Source: NDTV 

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