In a significant turn of events, the latest exit polls conducted by CVoter for ABP News indicate that the political landscape in India is on the brink of change. The surveys project a potential comeback for the Congress in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and Telangana, while the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) appears set to reclaim Rajasthan.
Madhya Pradesh: Congress Looks Set to Oust BJP
The ABP-CVoter exit poll highlights a promising outlook for the Congress in Madhya Pradesh. Following a narrow defeat in 2018 and subsequent loss of power in 2020 due to the defection of Jyotiraditya Scindia and his supporters to the BJP, the Congress is poised for a resurgence. The projections suggest that the party is likely to secure a majority in the 230-seat assembly.
According to the exit poll, the Congress is estimated to win between 113 and 137 seats, comfortably crossing the simple majority mark of 116. This forecast indicates a significant turnaround for the Congress in the state.
Chhattisgarh: Congress Nears Retention
Contrary to the 2018 elections when the Congress ended the BJP’s 15-year rule by securing 68 out of 90 seats in Chhattisgarh, the latest exit poll suggests a close contest for the party’s retention of power. The ABP CVoter poll, conducted with a sample size of 19,171, projects the Congress winning between 41 and 53 seats. The party’s vote share is estimated at 43.4%, slightly higher than in 2018.
Telangana: Congress Eyes a Spectacular Comeback
In Telangana, the exit poll indicates a potential spectacular comeback for the Congress, which faced a setback in the 2018 elections against the regional party BRS. The Congress is projected to win between 49 and 65 seats, a significant improvement from its 2018 performance when it secured only 15 seats out of 119. The BRS is forecasted to win between 38 and 54 seats, while the BJP trails behind with a projection of 5 to 13 seats.
Rajasthan: BJP Poised for a Comeback
The exit poll suggests that the BJP is set to recapture Rajasthan, a state it lost to the Congress in 2018. While the Congress is projected to secure 41.1% of the votes, up from 39.3% in 2018, the BJP’s vote share is expected to rise even more significantly, reaching 44.7%, compared to 38.8% in the previous election. This substantial gap in vote share positions the BJP favorably to attain the majority mark of 101 seats in the state Assembly.
The exit poll results indicate a potential shift in political dynamics, with the Congress eyeing a comeback in key states and the BJP poised for significant gains. However, it’s crucial to note that exit polls are indicative and not conclusive. The actual election results may vary, and the final outcome will be known when the votes are counted. The winds of change appear to be blowing, setting the stage for an intriguing political scenario in the coming days.