Arnab Predicts 5 Key Political Shifts After Republic Exit Poll Results


With the BJP is projected to sweep both states overcoming anti-incumbency, Republic Media Network's Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami has 5 predictions for Congress

Written By Suchitra Karthikeyan | Mumbai | Updated On:

With the BJP and its allies are projected to sweep both states - Maharashtra and Haryana, overcoming anti-incumbency, according to Republic TV - Jan Ki Baat Exit Poll, Republic Media Network's Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami, on Monday, has predicted 5 major political shifts in the near future for the Opposition- mainly, Congress. Meanwhile, both CMs Devendra Fadnavis and Manohar Lal Khattar are predicted to comfortably win a second term in their respective state assemblies. The results will be announced on October 24.

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Here are Arnab's 5 predictions after Exit polls:

  • Congress will break up completely in the next 3-6 months
  • Top Congress leaders will be quitting now not only in Maharashtra and Haryana but also in Karnataka, Assam, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Chhatisgarh - which are among the last few states where the Congress has some presence left.
  • The Madhya Pradesh government will fall because the BJP will find it easy to make the divided Congress erode at the edges.
  • The NCP will face an even deeper investigation on their links with D-gang and Dawood.
  • The year 2024 will see the first simultaneous elections in India. 2024 will not be just a general election but also a simultaneous election for the Centre and the State. The rate at which the BJP has consolidated will make simultaneous elections extremely easy from here.

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Maharashtra Exit polls:

The BJP is projected to almost reach the halfway mark on its own winning 135-142 seats, while its saffron ally, Shiv Sena is projected to win 81-88 seats. Meanwhile, the Congress is projected to win only 20-24 seats while its ally NCP is projected to win 30-35 seats. The other Opposition parties comprising of VBA, AIMIM and other independents are projected to win only 8-12 seats while the Raj Thackeray-led MNS is projected to not win a single seat.

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Haryana Exit polls:

On the other hand, the BJP is set to single-handedly sweep Haryana, with 2/3rd of the seats, awarding CM Manohar Lal Khattar a second term. While the BJP is projected to win 52-63 seats, the Congress is left far behind likely to win only 15-19 seats. Meanwhile, the JJP is projected to win 5-9 seats while others are projected to win 7-10 seats.

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