PM Narendra Modi sweeps Gujarat, PAA sweeps Delhi, Himachal close

The exit poll poll gave the BJP 132 out of 182 seats in Gujarat.

New Delhi:
The BJP is poised to sweep Gujarat with Prime Minister Narendra Modi leading his party to its best victory in his home state in decades, according to exit polls. The party is likely to retain Himachal Pradesh, according to polls.

Here’s your 10-point cheat sheet for this big story:

  1. Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is set to tighten its grip on Delhi by winning the civic body election, according to four exit polls.

  2. But in Gujarat, AAP is likely to finish third and manage single digits despite campaigning aggressively, according to polls. A health warning – exit polls are often wrong.

  3. The BJP is likely to win its seventh consecutive term in Gujarat, exit polls predict, in a morale boost for the ruling party ahead of national elections in 2024.

  4. The exit poll poll gave the BJP 132 of Gujarat’s 182 seats and Congress and its allies 38. The AAP would win eight, according to the polls.

  5. That would make it the BJP’s best performance since the 2002 elections, months after riots in which 1,000 people, mostly Muslims, were killed.

  6. The Congress tally is set to drop significantly since 2017 when it limited the BJP to double digits (99) and achieved its best performance since 1985. This time the party’s campaign has been listless as it prioritized Bharat Rahul Gandhi’s Jodo Yatra as the AAP projected itself. as the main rival of the BJP.

  7. The BJP could just overtake Congress in Himachal Pradesh and win a record second consecutive term in the hill state, polls show. Exit polls predict 35 of 68 seats for the BJP – barely a majority – with Congress close behind with 29 seats. The AAP might not even register in the state, according to the polls.

  8. But two exit polls showed a stalemate between the BJP and the Himachal Pradesh Congress, which has traditionally alternated between the two parties.

  9. An average of three polls said the AAP would take over Delhi’s civic body, ending the BJP’s 15-year rule. Out of 250 districts in the redesigned civic body, the AAP is expected to win 155 and the BJP 84. Congress is expected to drop further to seven seats.

  10. Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh election results will be announced on Thursday. The results of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections will be released the day before.

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