With the Maharashtra assembly elections taking place on Monday, Republic-Jan Ki Baat's Exit Poll has brought viewers the most accurate projection of what to expect on October 24 when counting of votes takes place. The projection is based on extensive and statistically significant on-ground sapling on voting-day.
In Amravati, BJP's Dr. Sunil Deshmukh is predicted to win, defeating the Indian National Congress' Sulbha Sanjay Khodke. Also in fray are Dr Moin Mufeez Deshmukh of Bahujan Samaj Party, Dr Roshan Prabhakarrao Ardak of Aam Aadmi Party, Raju Madhukarrao Kalane of Kisan Samaj Party and Alim Patel Mo. Wahid of Vanchit Bahujan Aaghadi.
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In the 2014 Maharashtra Assembly elections, Dr. Deshmukh Sunil Panjabrao of the Bhartiya Janata Party had won in this seat by defeating the INC candidate by a margin of 35,072 votes which was 21% of the total votes polled in the constituency. BJP had a vote share of 51% in 2014 in the seat.
In the larger Amravati region, meanwhile, BJP and Shiv Sena are projected to garner 23 seats. Meanwhile, UPA is projected to win only 5 seats, with 2 for others.
As per the Republic-Jan Ki Baat exit poll, the NDA is projected to secure in the range of 216 to 230 seats in Maharashtra with BJP in line to almost reach majority-mark on its own with 135 to 142 seats. BJP is followed by ally Shiv Sena, which is predicted to secure 81 to 88 seats in Maharashtra. Sharad Pawar's NCP is predicted to grab 30 to 35 seats. Meanwhile, Congress is estimated to contribute 20 to 24 seats to the UPA alliance.
In Maharashtra, the 'Mahayuti' alliance of BJP, Shiv Sena and smaller parties is up against the 'Maha-agadhi' led by the Congress and the NCP. In the 288-member Assembly, the Bharatiya Janata Party is contesting on 164 seats, which includes candidates of smaller allies. Shiv Sena has fielded 126 candidates. Congress, on the other hand, has candidates in 147 constituencies and NCP will contest 121 seats.