Chhattisgarh exit poll 2018 highlights: The election to the 90-member assembly in Chhattisgarh were held in two phases. The first phase was held on November 12 while the voting for the second phase had taken place on November 20. The state recorded a voter turn out of 76.35%. According to Neta exit poll on NewsX, BJP likely to get 43 seats and is having a slight edge than the Congress which is expected to 40 seats. According to the survey, BJP can grab 41% vote share which is almost equal to Congress is also appears to be getting which is 40%. Therefore, BJP which is currently ruling the state does not seem to be in a strong position but might have a slight edge.

Chhattisgarh witnessed a three-way contest between BJP, Congress and Janata Congress led by Ajit Jogi and its alliance with Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP). Political analysts have been of the view that Ajit Jogi and Mayawati might emerge as a possible third front or may also act as vote splinter factor for the Congress party. Ajit Jogi was the first chief minister of Chhattisgarh, therefore, he is very much capable of swinging the election results when they will be declared on December 11. 

The BJP is in power in Chhattisgarh since 2003, therefore, an anti-incumbency factor is there, however, if it is able to retain the power in the state, it will be a big win for the party’s leadership in the state.

BJP banked upon PM Modi, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for its election campaign in the state who made people aware about the work was done by the Raman Singh government especially in the Naxal affected areas.

Speaking about the 2013 Chhattisgarh Assembly Election results, the state recorded an overall voter turnout of 77.40%. BJP won the election by winning 49 seats, while Congress bagged 39 seats and Mayawati’s BSP could only win 1 seat in the 90 member assembly.

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Chhattisgarh exit poll 2018

Almost all the exit polls have predicted that BJP's tally will take a hit as the party seems to be losing more seats. Exit polls are of the view that BJP might lose Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram. In Telangana, its the TRS which might retain the state. The Congress on the other side is expected to increase its tally and might put up a good show.

Chhattisgarh exit poll 2018

The results of Chhattisgarh will be declared along with the Mizoram, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Telangana on December 11. The recently concluded assembly elections in 5 key states are touted to be the semi-final ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha elections and a lot will depend on how the results get unfold on December 11.

The BJP has been ruling the state since 2013, therefore, it was facing an anti-incumbency factor. Most of the exit polls says that BJP might have an edge over Congress but its going to be others, independent candidates who will finally decide which party will form the next government in the state.

Chhattisgarh exit poll 2018

NewsX-Neta exit poll predicts that BJP will get around 43 seats, Congress 40 and other 7.

While News Nation exit polls says that BJP will get somewhere between 38-42, Congress will get around 40-44, BSP 4-8 and others 0-4.

India TV-CNX poll predicts 42-50 seats for the BJP, Congress will get around 32-38, BSP 6-8 and others 1.

Exit poll of News 24-Pace Media says that BJP will get around 36-42, Congress 45-51, BSP 0 and others 4-8.

Republic TV-CNX exit poll predicts 35-43 seats for the BJP, Congress will get around 40-50, BSP might get 3-7 and others 0.

ABP News-CSDS exit poll predicts that BJP will get around 52 seats, Congress might get around 35, BSP 0 and others 3.

India Today-Axis My India says BJP will bag around 21-21 seats, Congress 55-65, BSP 4-8 and others 0.

Chhattisgarh exit poll 2018

As the exit poll predicts 43 seats for the BJP, 40 seats for the Congress, and close to 7 seats for others, going by the exit poll survey, the BJP is facing a loss of 6 seats if the data is compared to 2013 results where BJP had received 49 seats. However, there is not much difference in Congress' tally as it is only seen gaining a single seat in 2018, but there is a decent swing in others tally as they might get 5 additional seats.

Chhattisgarh exit poll 2018

A look at predicted vote share in Chhattisgarh elections. BJP is likely to get 41% vote share, the Congress is very close to BJP and might get 40% vote share and Ajit Jogi-led party will get around 20% vote share. Results in all the 5 states will be declared on December 11.

Chhattisgarh assembly election exit poll 2018

A look at predicted seat share in Chhattisgarh elections. BJP is likely to get 43 seats, but the Congress is also not too far and may bag around 40 seats while others might get around 7 seats. Political analysts are of the view that Ajit Jogi would be the kingmaker in the state.

Chhattisgarh exit poll 2018

The exit poll data in Chhattisgarh predicts that the BJP will get a vote share of 41%, Congress 40% and others including Ajit Jogi-Mayawati alliance may bag 20% vote share.

Chhattisgarh 2018 exit poll

According to NewsX-Neta exit polls, BJP is seen ahead in projections but more likely a hung house is being expected in Chhattisgarh. As per the exit poll survey, BJP may get around 43 seats, Congress 40 and others between 6-7 seats and it seems that it's going to be others and independents who will decide the kingmaker.