Republic TV on Friday announced the result of the Jan Ki Baat exit polls for the state of Madhya Pradesh, the elections for which took place on November 28.
As per the Jan Ki Baat exit poll in Madhya Pradesh, Bharatiya Janata Party is predicted to have the edge. However, the seat share for BJP is anticipated to fall from 165-seat performance in 2013 to 108-128 seats in 2018 assembly elections. For Congress, the seat share is projected to rise from 58 seats to 95-115 seats in the 2018.
Meanwhile, Others are predicted to win only 7 seats out of the total 230 seats in Madhya Pradesh.
In crucial Madhya Pradesh, electoral campaigning from both BJP and Congress saw controversial attacks on each other on the basis of caste and religion. Massive outrage triggered in the political landscape in the state over the video of Congress Madhya Pradesh Chief Kamal Nath resolving to Muslim votes to win election. Following this controversy, there were racial and casteist attacks on the Prime Minister from the Congress party.
The people of Madhya Pradesh have kept their faith in the leadership of BJP leader Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan who has been in power for three consecutive terms since 2003 in the state. With 2018 assembly elections, Congress is fielding to drive BJP out of power by contesting Arun Yadav against the incumbent Chouhan.
In 2013 assembly elections, BJP won 165 seats out of 230 seats while Congress secured 58 seats at the second position.
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.