Published On: Mon, Dec 5th, 2022

Gujarat exit poll projections: BJP set for landslide victory

New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is most likely to make a massive comeback in Gujarat – a state that the saffron party has been ruling since over 2.5 decades. Unlike the 2017 Gujarat assembly election, which was largely a two-party battle, the Aam Aadmi Party’s entry made the current contest a three-cornered fight.

Other parties in the state are expected to get 2 to 6 seats in Gujarat

However, the exit poll result, which don’t always get it right, shows that BJP is likely to win for the seventh consecutive term.

The India Today-Axis My India exit poll has predicted that the BJP may secure 46 per cent vote share in Gujarat, followed by Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) with 26 per cent and 20 per cent vote shares, respectively.

Other parties in the state are expected to get 2 to 6 seats in Gujarat.

Other exit polls, including Jan Ki Baat, TV9, P-MARQ have also given a clear mandate to the BJP in Gujarat Assembly election. Jan Ki Baat predicted 117-140 seats for the BJP in Gujarat, 34-51 for the Congress and 6-13 for AAP. Likewise, P-MARQ survey gave 128-148 seats to BJP, 30-42 to Congress and 2-10 to AAP.

A voter turnout of 58.80 per cent was recorded across 93 seats in the second phase of the Assembly elections in Gujarat which was held today. The turnout in the first phase of elections across 89 Assembly seats, where voting took place on December 1, was 63.31 per cent.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel, Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) chief ministerial candidate Isudan Gadhvi were prominent among those who cast their votes in the second and final phase.

The counting of votes polled in all the 182 Assembly seats will be taken up on December 8.

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