Exit Polls: BJP set to lose Rajasthan, close fight in MP, Ch’garh while KCR to sweep Telangana

New Delhi: Exit polls for the five states – Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Telangana and Mizorma, being dubbed as semi-final ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections shows worrying trend for the BJP and big boost for the Congress.

If exit polls are to be believed, the ruling BJP is set to lose Rajasthan, one of the crucial states of Hindi heartland while Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh are heading for a close contest.

Exit polls show Congress strengthening its grip in Vasundhara Raje-ruled state, making big gains in Chhattisgarh while the fight in MP heading towards a photo-finish. In Telangana, KCR Rao-led Telangana Rashtriya Samiti (TRS) will retain power while in Mizoram, the Congress is set to lose.

Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh is seen going to the wire, with no party being seen to emerge as clear winner. In the 230-member assembly, the BJP and Congress are seen engaged in neck-and-neck fight.

The results in Madhya Pradesh may swing to either side with BJP projected to win 102 to 120 seats and Congress 104 to 122 seats.

According to an aggregate of 10 exit polls, the BJP will get 109 seats in the state, while the Congress will get 111 seats. The halfway mark is at 115.

Chhattisgarh

Some exit polls forecast ouster of Raman Singh government with Congress heading towards clear majority while few others have projected close call in the state.

According to poll of exit polls, BSP-JCC alliance will also extract 4-7 seats in the 90-member assembly. Majority required is 46 seats.

Rajasthan

Rajasthan is giving clear signal. Keeping up with the 20-year-old trend, the incumbent BJP will be ousted while Congress is seen forming government in the state with victory on 110 seats while BJP is seen getting 78 seats in poll of exit polls.

According to India-Today-Axis My India, Congress is predicted to win 119-141 seats while the BJP may win anything between 55 and 72 seats.

Telangana

In Telangana, caretaker Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao’s decision to call for snap polls may help the TRS clinch victory, while one survey has predicted a Congress win.

CM Chandrasekhar Rao dissolves Telangana assembly, calls for early pollsVoters in Telangana have reposed faith in KCR and his party is likely to win 79-91 seats in the 119-member house.

The Congress-Chandrababu Naidu combine will get 41 seats and the BJP five seats, an aggregate of eight exit polls have predicted.

Mizoram

According to exit poll, Congress is set to lose this North-eastern state. The aggregate of exit polls shows the Congress getting 16 seats while MNF getting 18 seats in the 40-member assembly.

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