BJP set to retain Maharashtra, Haryana, predict exit polls
Most exit polls released at the end of assembly elections in Maharashtra and Haryana predicted a win for the Bharatiya Janata Party. The counting of votes will take place on October 24.
Time Now Exit polls predicted a total of 230 seats for the BJP-Shiv Sena combine and gave the Congress-NCP alliance only 48 seats in the 288-member Maharashtra Assembly. The News18-IPSOS exit polls gave the BJP-Sena combine 243 seats while the Congress-NCP was only given 41 seats in Maharashtra.
The BJP has already declared that Devendra Fadnavis will be the CM. The halfway mark for the state assembly is 145. PM Modi, while campaigning in the state, said “Narendra in Delhi and Devendra in Maharashtra is a superhit formula”.
The ABP News-C Voter exit polls numbers also gave the BJP-Sena combine anywhere between 192-216 seats. The prediction for the Congress-NCP was anywhere between 55-81 seats.