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Assembly Elections 2018: Exit polls suggest tight race between BJP and Congress

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The exit poll results to Assembly Elections 2018 on Friday predicted a Congress win in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, and a tight finish in Madhya Pradesh. They also predicted that the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi storming to power in the youngest state.

The exit poll results to Assembly Elections 2018 on Friday predicted a Congress win in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, and a tight finish in Madhya Pradesh. They also predicted that the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi storming to power in the youngest state.

Here are the overall predictions for Chhattisgarh

 

Here are the overall predictions for Madhya Pradesh

 

Here are the overall predictions for Mizoram

 

Here are the overall predictions for Rajasthan

 

Here are the overall predictions for Rajasthan

 
A look at the trends emerging from the exit poll results:
India Today-Axis 
While Congress is likely to win 55-65 seats in Chhattisgarh, BJP may secure 21-31 in the state, according to the exit poll.
The exit poll predicted that BJP may nab 102-120 seats in Madhya Pradesh, while the Congress likely to win 112-230 seats.
In Rajasthan, Congress is likely to win 119-141 seats. The exit poll predicted 55-72 seats for BJP.
The survey has forecast 79-91 seats for the TRS in Telangana, 21-33 for Congress+TDP, 4-7 for Owaisi’s AIMIM, and 1-3 for BJP.
Times Now-CNX
The exit poll said the BJP is likely to win 46 seats in Chhattisgarh. It further said that the Congress will win 35 seats in the state, while BSP+ will win 7 seats. Other candidates are likely to win 2 seats.
According to the Times Now-CNX exit poll, the BJP is likely to win 126 seats in the 230-seat Madhya Pradesh Assembly. Congress+ is likely to win 89 seats in the Assembly while BSP is likely to win 6 seats, according to the exit poll.
The survey has predicted 16 seats for the Congress, 18 for MNF+ and 6 for Others in Mizoram assembly.
In the 200-seat Rajasthan Assembly, the Congress is likely to win 105 seats while BJP will bag 85 seats in the Assembly, according to the exit poll. BSP is likely to win two seats while others will win seven.
In Telangana, the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) is likely to win set to win 66 seats. The exit poll further said the Mahakutami alliance led by Congress will win 37 seats in Telangana. BJP is expected to win seven seats while others will win 9 seats in 119-seat Assembly.
Republic-CVoter
BJP is likely to win 35-43 seats in Chhattisgarh, according to the Republic-CVoter exit poll. Congress is likely to win 40-50 seats, while BSP+ may secure 3-7 seats.
According to exit poll, the BJP is likely to win 90-106 seats, Congress 110-126 and others 6-22 seats in Madhya Pradesh assembly.
The exit poll said Congress likely to win 14-18 seats, MNF 16-20, ZPM 3-7 and others 0-3 in Mizoram.
BJP is likely to win 60 seats in Rajasthan, according to the Republic-CVoter exit poll. Congress may secure 137 seats and others 3.
TRS is likely to win 48-60 seats in Telangana, the Congress-led Mahakutami alliance may secure 47-59 seats, BJP 5 and others 1-13.
News Nation 
According to exit poll, the Mizo National Front is likely to get 16-20 seats and Congress may secure 10-15 seats in Mizoram assembly.
According to exit poll, the BJP will win 38-42 seats in Chhattisgarh. Congress may secure 40-44 seats, while BSP likely to win 4-8 seats in the Assembly.
According to the exit poll, the TRS likely to get 53-57 seats, while the Congress-led Mahakutami will win 51-55 seats in Telangana.
NewsX-Neta 
According to exit poll, the BJP is likely to win 43 seats, Congress 40 and others 7 in Chhattisgarh assembly.
The poll predicted 106 seats for BJP, 112 for Congress and 12 for others in Madhya Pradesh.
The survey has predicted 15 seats for the Congress, 19 for MNF+, and 6 for others in Mizoram assembly.
The survey has forecast BJP to get 80 seats in Rajasthan, the Congress 112 seats and 7 for others.
According to exit poll, TRS is likely to get 57 seats and Congress-led Mahakutami may win 46 seats in Telangana assembly.
ABP News and Lokniti-CSDS
According to exit poll, the BJP is likely to win 52 seats, Congress 35 and others 3 in Chhattisgarh assembly.
The exit poll says that the BJP will win 94 seats in Madhya Pradesh, while Congress may secure 126 seats in the state. Other candidates likely to win 10 seats.
The results of poll in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Telangana and Mizoram would be out on December 11.
Chhattisgarh
The election to the 90-member Chhattisgarh Assembly was held in two phases — November 12 and 20. The incumbent Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is in power for the last 15 years.
The first phase of the polls, which were held on November 12 in 18 seats across eight Naxal-affected districts, had recorded a voter turnout of 76.28 percent. Whereas, the second phase which took place on November 20, saw a turnout of 71.93 percent.
Madhya Pradesh
In Madhya Pradesh, as many as 2,899 candidates, including 1,094 independents, are in the fray for the 230 seats, polling for which concluded on November 28. The state has 5.04 crore, eligible voters. The BJP fielded candidates for all 230 seats while the Congress contested 229, leaving one seat, Jatara in Tikamgarh district, for the Sharad Yadav-led Loktantrik Janata Dal (LJD).
Mizoram
The state went to polls on November 28 recorded over 80 percent turnout. Over 200 candidates are in the fray for the 40-member Mizoram Assembly. The state has over 7 lakh voters. Mizoram is the only northeastern state where the Congress is in power and the BJP is keen on making inroads in the Christian-dominated state. The Congress has been in power in the state since 2008 and is eyeing a third consecutive term.
Rajasthan
The state with over 4.75 crore voters, went to polls today. In the 200-member Rajasthan Assembly, over 2,000 candidates are fighting for 199 assembly seats, in a high decibel battle between the incumbent BJP and opposition Congress. In the current House, the BJP has 160 seats and Congress 25.
Telangana
The state with over 2.80 crore voters went to polls today. Over 1,800 candidates including 135 women were in the fray for the 119-member Telangana Assembly.
The Congress has stitched together an allaince, "Prajakutami" (People's Front), along with the Telugu Desam Party (TDP), the Telangana Jana Samiti (TJS) and the Communist Party of India (CPI) to take on the ruling TRS, led by K Chandrasekhar Rao. The TRS, seeking a second term in office, is going alone, as also the BJP.
Assembly polls in Telangana were originally scheduled to be held simultaneously with the Lok Sabha polls next year. However, the Legislative Assembly was dissolved prematurely on September six following a recommendation made by the TRS government.

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