Gujarat: An exit poll by Times Now-VMR predicts a win for the BJP with 113 seats and 66 seats for the Congress.
Daskroi constituency, which was a direct fight between sitting MLA and BJP candidate Babu Jamna Patel, and Congress's Pankaj Patel, the richest candidate in the Gujarat elections with declared assets of Rs231 crore, 71,5% voting, the second highest. Several reports have suggested that earlier the rates were divided into three segments - Rs 1.50 for 110 seats, Rs 3.50 for 125, and Rs 7 for 150 seats. "Still why BJP workers and leaders not happy????" The final results will be out on December 18. The Congress can make a gain of 17 seats at most and the BJP's seat share might come down to 99 from the 115 that was predicted in October 2017.
Sebi as well as stock exchanges have stepped up surveillance to keep a close tab on possible manipulations and excessive volatility in the markets as exit polls on Thursday indicated a clear majority for the ruling BJP in Gujarat. The main opposition party, the Congress, is projected to win 36-82 seats before the official tally on Monday.
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With the Karnataka Assembly Elections around the corner, the increase in faith of the electorate in Congress may prove to be a headache that the BJP strategist Amit Shah may have to deal with, even as the party hopes to change the fortunes in the Congress-ruled state.
According to ABP-CSDS survey, in Saurashtra, the BJP will win 31-37 seats and the Congress may get 16-22 seats. The TV 9-C Voter survey gives the BJP 108 seats and Congress 74. The exit poll also indicates that Congress will not be too far behind and are estimated to bag 65 of 75 seats, a marked improvement from the 2012 elections where they had managed 61 seats. There are a total of 68 seats in Himachal Pradesh, elections to which were held on November 9.
The second and final phase of the Gujarat elections were held on Thursday, with a 68.70% voter turnout.
The turnout in Ahmedabad was 69.16% in 2012 elections, and 58.24% in the 2007 assembly elections.