Based on the poll of exit polls for Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Telangana and Mizoram published by Republic TV and others on Friday, it seems the battle is close between BJP and Congress, especially in the Hindi belt.
The exit polls which were conducted by CVoter and Jan Ki Baat have predicted a win for the Congress in Rajasthan and a close tie between the two parties in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.
In Chhattisgarh, since it seems that the two parties will come very close, and BSP leader Mayawati will be the one to decide to will get to rule the state.
In Telangana, the Jan Ki Baat exit polls shows TRS to have an edge over the Congress-TDP alliance.
In Mizoram, the CVoter exit poll shows a neck to neck fight between the Congress and MNF.
From the (exit poll) results there are six takeaways.
1. The Modi factor has brought the BJP back into the fight but not enough to obliterate the 15 years of anti-incumbency in Madhya Pradesh and Chhatisgarh and the cyclical incumbency in Rajasthan
2. A possible sweep by the Congress that was projected three months back has turned into a close battle in the three Hindi speaking states.
3. That TRS is making a comeback - This is a blow to the Congress in Telangana.
4. If they lose Mizoram, Congress is also out of the North-East.
5. The battle becomes closer for 2019, but Mayawati in my view can end up getting a lot of clout in the Mahagatbandhan.
6. Expect the fireworks to get very intense between now and March
Watch what he said in the video above.