Republic TV on Friday announced the result of the CVoter exit polls for the state of Chhattisgarh. The first phase of voting in the state took place on November 12 and the second phase on November 20.
As per the CVoter, Congress is projected to form the government in Chhattisgarh by winning a seat share between 42-50 seats as compared its second position in the 2013 elections where it has won 39 seats. Moreover, BJP is predicted to lose with a seat share between 35-43 out of the total 90 seats.
Others including the newly formed alliance of Ajit Jogi and Mayawati's BSP are anticipated to win between 3-7 seats in the assembly elections 2018.
Talking about the vote shares, Congress and BJP are predicted to have a neck-to-neck fight with 40.5%and 40% vote share respectively. Others are projected to get vote share of 19.5%.
For the 90 seats in Chhattisgarh state, there is a three-way contest between the BJP, Congress and the newly formed Mayawati-Ajit Jogi led alliance. With the Congress and BJP going head-to-head, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress president Rahul Gandhi campaigning heavily in the state, along with long-time Chief Minister Raman Singh of the BJP and surprise face Navjot Singh Sidhu for the Congress, there is every chance that the election result may also be a referendum on the faces of the various parties.
BJP's Raman Singh being the longest serving Chief Minister in Chhattisgarh has been a popular face among the voters, thanks to the various pro welfare schemes that he introduced during his tenure.
While there was a call for boycott of elections by Maoists in the state, there was a massive voters turnout who went ahead to cast their vote to form the new government.
In 2013, BJP won the majority in the state with 49 seats while Congress stood second with a wafer thin margin by winning 39 seats. Moreover, BSP secured only one seat in the state.
With the assembly elections, the final countdown to the 2019 Lok Sabha elections has begun. The results of the assembly polls in all five states, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, Mizoram and Chhattisgarh will profoundly determine the national mood.
Results for all 5 states will be declared on December 11
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