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Exit polls see Congress win in Rajasthan, tight race in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, TRS retaining Telangana

An election official marks a voter’s finger at a polling station in Jodhpur on December 7, 2018.   | Photo Credit: AFP

Exit polls on December 7 predicted a win for the Congress in Rajasthan and close contests between the BJP and the Congress in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.

The Telangana Rashtra Samiti seemed to be headed for a win in Telangana, with the Congress alliance close behind. In Mizoram, the MNF seemed to have a slight edge over the Congress.

The Times Now-CNX exit poll showed the BJP winning 126 out of 230 seats in Madhya Pradesh, and the Congress winning 89 seats. The ABP-Lokniti CSDS poll gave the Congress 126 and the BJP just 94. The India Today-Axis My India poll showed a close contest, with the Congress winning 104-122 seats and the BJP 102-120. The Republic-Jan Ki Baat poll showed the BJP winning 108-128 seats in MP, and the Congress bagging 115-95.

Exit polls see Congress win in Rajasthan, tight race in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, TRS retaining Telangana

Mixed results

In Chhattisgarh, too, results were mixed. TN-CNX showed the BJP winning 46 in Chhattisgarh, out of 90 seats, and the Congress 35. The poll gave the BSP-Ajit Jogi front seven seats in the State. However, India Today-Axis My India poll gave the Congress a clear majority in Chhattisgarh with 55-65 seats and the BJP just 21-31. The Republic-Jan Ki Baat poll showed the BJP winning 40-48 and the Congress 37-43 seats. C Voter forecast an edge for the Congress, with 42-50 seats, with the BJP getting 35-43. ABP-CSDS, however, gave the BJP 52 and the Congress 35 seats.

Exit polls see Congress win in Rajasthan, tight race in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, TRS retaining Telangana

Exit polls have evoked immense interest in past polls but haven't always proved accurate. In Rajasthan, the polls predicted a victory for the Congress. India Today-Axis My India gave the Congress 119-141 and the BJP 55-72. News Nation saw a tighter contest, with the Congress getting 99-103 out of 200 seats and the BJP 89-93. First India News Rajasthan gave the Congress 110-115 and the BJP 65-70. India TV-CNX gave the Congress barely a majority at 100-110 and 80-90 to the BJP.

Exit polls see Congress win in Rajasthan, tight race in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, TRS retaining Telangana

Exit polls saw the TRS ahead in Telangana, closely followed by the Congress. India Today-Axis My India gave it 79-91 out of 119 seats, with the Congress alliance winning 21-33 seats. But Republic-C Voter saw a close contest, with the TRS winning 48-60 and the Congress alliance 47-59.

Exit polls see Congress win in Rajasthan, tight race in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, TRS retaining Telangana

In Mizoram, Republic-C Voter saw the Mizo National Front winning 16-20 seats and the Congress bagging 14-18 seats. Times Now-CNX said the MNF would win 18 and the Congress 16, out of 40 seats.

Exit polls see Congress win in Rajasthan, tight race in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, TRS retaining Telangana


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