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Saturday 16 December 2017
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Congress has edge in Exit polls

Though there are three more days for the results of 2012 Himachal assembly election, yet speculations are high. According to the outcome of exit polls, in the 2012 Himachal assembly election, the Congress appears to have an edge over the BJP in sweepstakes to form the next government in Himachal Pradesh. Whereas Narendra Modi led Gujarat BJP is again looking to sweep poll.

According to an exit poll conducted by C-Voter, the Congress will get 30 to 38 seats in Himachal Pradesh while the ruling BJP will win 27 to 35 seats. A party needs 35 seats to form the government in the 68-member Himachal Pradesh assembly. The elections were held in the state November 4. Results for both Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh will be out December 20.

The C-Voter exit poll said the Congress is expected to get 44 percent votes, a 5% gain for the party from the last elections in 2007. It said the BJP is also poised to get 44% votes, almost the same as it got in the last elections.

The CNN-IBN-The Week post-poll survey showed the two parties locked in an intense fight with both expected to win between 29 and 35 seats each in Himachal Pradesh. Others, including independents and smaller parties, are expected to win between two to six seats. It said the Congress is set to get 41% votes while the BJP will get 40%.

The survey said price rise was the main concern of voters.

News 24-Today’s Chanakya exit poll predicted a clear victory for the Congress in the hill state. It said the party will win 40 seats (plus or minus seven) while the BJP will be reduced to 23 seats (plus or minus seven). The survey said other parties will five seats (plus or minus three seats).



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