Exit polls Results 2017 live updates: Rahul Gandhi, Mayawati vent anger on Exit polls; BJP hits back

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New Delhi | Updated: March 10, 2017 10:50 PM

Exit polls 2017: The exit poll results indicate at BJP's dominance in Uttar Pradesh while Congress has got a massive boost in Punjab. Goa is likely to have a neck to neck fight.

According to the Times Now VMR Exit Poll, the BJP, and its allies can win seats in the range of 190 to 210 in Uttar Pradesh.

Exit polls Results 2017: The exit poll results indicate that BJP may just be able to fight off Congress-SP alliance in Uttar Pradesh. However, despite most polls giving BJP higher number of seats in the state, none of them has indicated at clear majority which means we may be up for a hung assembly on 11th March. Congress’s dominance in Manipur has also taken a hit while the party is likely to win Punjab. BJP also dominates in Uttarakhand but Goa is likely to be a neck in neck fight.

The Exit Poll results are out. Here are the live updates of Exit Polls 2017 from all states:

10: 47 PM: Uttar Pradesh: ‘Ladoos’ being prepared in Varanasi ahead of the Election Result tomorrow

10: 15 PM: Read Also: Election Results 2017: How the vote counting will take place

9: 30 PM: Akhilesh’s statement has compelled Mulayam Singh to go and touch Mayawati’s feet: Lalji Tandon, BJP

Lalji Tandon, BJP (ANI)

6:35 PM: In an exclusive interview to CNN-News18, Keshav Prasad Maurya said that he was not the CM candidate for the BJP. He said that being the president of the state unit he will stand strongly behind whoever the national leadership chooses as CM.

4: 01 pm: Modi has Akhilesh and Rahul to thank for BJP’s performance in UP: Amar Singh

3: 35 pm: Modi not wrong in saying ‘kaam nahi karname bolte hain’, says Amar Singh

1:55 pm: Ram temple will be an important issue for BJP government, says Maurya.

Read Also: As exit polls forecast big win in UP, BJP harps on Ram temple

1:52 pm: Party high command will decide who will be the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, said Maurya.

1:49 pm: BJP, if voted to power, will create job opportunities for youth, said Maurya.

Read Also: On UP Poll pitch, Narendra Modi bowled like Kumble, Akhilesh and Rahul failed to read the googlies; read how

1:47 pm: Grateful to party high command that it has given me a big role, said Maurya.

1:41 pm: We will repeat the success of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections tomorrow. BJP, if wins, credit must go to PM Narendra Modi: UP BJP president Keshav Prasad Maurya to India Today.

1:38 pm: We will get the majority. I will expose certain people, who had conspired against me, on March 11, says Naresh Agrawal.

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1:36 pm: “CM was misquoted though there are no permanent foes or friends in politics, and ‘impossible’ word has no place in it,” says Naresh Agrawal on Akhilesh Yadav’s interview.

1:35 pm: “Modi should thank (Congress Vice President) Rahul Gandhi and Akhilesh for BJP’s performance in the state,” Amar Singh told News18.

1:30 pm: “From ‘donkey’ to ‘terrorist’ to ‘pagal Modi’, filthiest words were used to attack the Prime Minister. They (Rahul Gandhi and Akhilesh Yadav) neither had any issue nor any concrete plan for the polls. They talked about Metro rail which is still to come into existence, they talked about roads which are full of potholes. So Modi isn’t wrong when he says there has been no development (in Uttar Pradesh),” Singh said.

1:25 pm: “Akhilesh had admitted but for the feud with the family, he would never have aligned with the Congress. So this alliance was a compulsion,” said Amar Singh, adding the tie-up disillusioned Yadav and Muslim voters.

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1:20 pm: We will win again and with full majority, says Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat.

1:15 pm: BJP workers have started celebrating in Allahabad after Exit Polls show the party leading/winning in Uttar Pradesh.

Read also: Exit polls are right. Rahul Gandhi’s presence may have spoilt Akhilesh Yadav’s chances in UP

12:47 pm: “Results will come out tomorrow. Do not blame Rahul Gandhi if the alliance loses,” says Congress MP Raj Babbar.

12:40 pm: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) today alleged that BJP has tampered with Electronic Voting Machines (EVM), according to a TV report.

12:25 pm: Exit polls outcome are not surprising even as BJP is waiting for the final verdict tomorrow: Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad to Times Now.

12:20 pm: The spectacular Punjab elections are done and dusted and pollsters are predicting a victory for Congress under Capt Amarinder Singh and certain demise for hapless SAD-BJP. But dark horse AAP led by Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal can upstage Congress in its hour of triumph. Watch video

Read Also: Head in clouds, Rahul Gandhi fails to read Narendra Modi juggernaut, paves way for Congress-mukt Uttar Pradesh

12:11 pm: I am confident that we will win with full majority; won’t need to ally with anybody, says Goa CM Laxmikant Parsekar.

12:06 pm: Watch Rahul Gandhi rejecting Exit polls

12:01 pm: With exit polls projecting a good show by BJP, including in the crucial state of Uttar Pradesh where it is projected to emerge as the single largest party, its highest decision-making body is likely to take stock of the situation and chalk out future strategy.

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11:45 am: According to PTI report, BJP Parliamentary Board meeting has been tentatively scheduled for tomorrow. However, there is a possibility that it could be held on Sunday depending on how the results pan out.

11:40 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party chief Amit Shah are among the board’s 12 members who also include Union ministers Rajnath Singh, Arun Jaitley, Nitin Gadkari, Sushma Swaraj, Venkaiah Naidu, Ananth Kumar, Thawarchand Gehlot and J P Nadda.

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11:24 am: Our alliance is winning, such exit polls we saw in Bihar also. Will talk tomorrow, says Rahul Gandhi.

Read Also: UP polls 2017: Rahul Gandhi blasts exit polls says ‘We are going to win Uttar Pradesh’

11:13 am: “BJP’s performance will be historic in Manipur. The party had won no seat in 2012 and now we are poised to gain majority,” says Ram Madhav.

10:45 am: What pressure was Ramgopal ji under when SP allied with Congress? Or when Akhilesh ji talks of alliance with BSP? : Shrikant Sharma, BJP.

10:32 am: In a veiled attack at UP CM Akhilesh Yadav, Union Minister MA Naqvi said ‘Jugaad’ government is dreaming but the dream won’t be fulfilled.

Read Also: Uttar Pradesh Assembly Polls 2017: Ram Gopal rejects exit poll predictions, claims SP-Congress alliance will form government

10:12 am: BJP Parliamentary Board meeting is likely to be held tomorrow at 4 PM after poll results.

9:42 am: I have information that the original exit polls were changed under pressure by channels few days back, says Ram Gopal Yadav.

9:40 am: We are 100% winning the elections, says SP’s Ram Gopal Yadav.

9:21 am: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is not in talks with Akhilesh Yadav and Mayawati, says a report.

9:19 am: “We will wait and watch for results, as of now not thinking of alliance with anyone,” BSP sources to ANI.

8:25 am: Samajwadi Party-Congress workers are performing ‘Havan’ ahead of election results in Kanpur.

8:21 am: “I am hopeful that the people of Manipur will give a clear mandate to our party. We are confident of getting a clear majority this time. We will win anywhere between 40 and 42 seats,” Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh.

8:10 am: “What is better to know than the fact that BJP is winning as per the exit polls? I have done quite a lot of campaign; we have all worked very hard for the election,” Mathura MP Hema Malini.

8:00 am: “The Samajwadi Party is hopeful that we will make government in UP with full majority,” Samajwadi Party leader Juhi Singh.

Uttar Pradesh (403 seats)

India Today Axis My India | SP+Congress (82-112), BJP (251-279), BSP (28-42), Others (0)

CNN-IBN | SP+Congress (120), BJP (185), BSP (90), Others (9)

ABP | SP+Congress (156-169), BJP (164-176), BSP (60-72), Others (2-6)

India TV-CVoter | SP+Congress (135-147), BJP (155-167), BSP (81-93)

NewsX-MRC | SP+Congress (120), BJP (185), BSP (90), Others (8)

TimesNow-VMR | SP+Congress (110-130), BJP (190-210), BSP (57-74)

News 24-Chanakya | BJP (285) SP+ (88 seats), BSP (27), Oths (3)

Watch our analysis of UP exit poll results

ALSO READ: UP Election Results 2012: Full list of winners from all constituencies in Assembly elections of Uttar Pradesh and how is it expected in 2017

Punjab (117 seats)

India Today-Axis My India | Congress (62-71), BJP + Akali Dal (4-7), AAP (42-51), Others (0-2)
News24 | Congress (54+), BJP + Akali Dal (9-15), AAP (54+), Others ()
India TV-CVoter | Congress (41-49), BJP+Akali Dal (5-13), AAP (59-67)
Aaj Tak-Cicero | Congress (62-71), BJP+Akali Dal (4-7), AAP (42-51), Others 0-2

ALSO READ: Punjab Election Results 2012: Full list of winners of all constituencies in assembly elections of Punjab and how it can change in 2017

Manipur (60 seats)

India Today-Axis My India | Congress (17-23), BJP (25-31), Others (9-15)
India TV-CVoter | Congress (17-23), BJP (25-31), AAP (7), Others (9-15)

News 24 Today’s Chanakya | Congress (17-23), BJP (25-31), Others (9-15)

Goa (40 seats)

India Today-Axis My India | Congress (10), BJP (15), AAP (7), Others (8)
India TV-CVoter | Congress (12-18), BJP (15-21), AAP (0-4), Others (2-8)

ALSO READ: Goa Election Results 2012: Full list of winners from all constituencies in assembly elections of Goa and how is it expected in 2017

Uttarakhand (71 seats)

India Today-Axis My India | Congress (12-21), BJP (46-53), BSP (1-2), Others (1-4)
News24 |Congress (15+), BJP (53), BSP (), Others ()
NDTV | Congress (21), BJP (45)
NewsX-MRC | BJP (38), Congress (30), Others (2)

10.10 pm: “Nobody will want BJP controling Uttar Pradesh in the form of a President rule,” Akhilesh Yadav said to BBC earlier in the day.

9.50 pm: Various expert suggest waiting for the final day.
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8:15 PM: India Today’s survey hints at a whopping win for BJP in Uttar Pradesh with 251-279 seats:

8:10 PM: BJP’s Siddharth Nath Singh has hit out at UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav by saying, “Akhilesh Yadav has shown his weakness, his claim of getting complete majority proved false.”

7:45 PM: Here is the full analysis of exit poll data for Uttarakhand:

7:30 PM: Another twist in UP as BSP has rejected Akhilesh Yadav’s offer:

7:15 PM: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav says he will do anything to keep BJP out of UP. Is he hinting towards an alliance with Mayawati’s BSP?

6:47 PM: Aaj Tak-Cicero survey predicts a massive win for Congress in Punjab.

6:36 PM: Coming to regions, CVoter predicts a clean sweep for BJP in Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. The party is likely to win 16 of 23 seats. On the other hand, Congress is likely to dominate the Kumaon region by winning 16 of the 26 seats.

6:25 PM: Prof Dipankar Gupta believes PM Modi’s popularity may have played an important role.

6:13 PM: MRC data indicates win for BJP in Uttarakhand:

6:03 PM: Here is the Chanakya exit poll for assembly elections 2017:

6:00 PM: The Modi factor has clearly worked in BJP’s favour as the poll suggests that party may break its jinx in Uttar Pradesh as well as Manipur. However, Congress is likely to win in Punjab which is a big blow for BJP.

5:55 PM: Here is the vote share prediction for Goa. CVoter says BJP is likely to win 35.8% seats while Congress may end up with 31.9 % votes:


5:54 PM: MRC survey suggests no AAP impact in Goa:

5:53 PM: C-Voter Exit Poll: BJP seen winning 185 seats in Uttar Pradesh
C-Voter Exit Poll: SP + Congress seen winning 120 seats in Uttar Pradesh
C-Voter Exit Poll: BSP seen winning 90 seats in Uttar Pradesh
C-Voter Exit Poll: Others seen winning 8 seats in Uttar Pradesh

5:48 PM: CVoter Poll for Manipur:


5:47 PM: A close battle predicted in Goa C-Voter Poll says BJP will win 15-20% while Congress will get 12-18%.

5:45 PM: NEWSX-MRC Exit Poll: BJP seen winning 185 seats in Uttar Pradesh.

BJP 185
SP 120
BSP 90

India Today- Axis
BJP 4-7
AAP 42-51

BJP 53
Cong 15
Others 2

Times Now – VMR
BJP 190-210
SP+Cong 110-130
BSP 57-74
Others: 8

5:43 PM: Big blow for Congress in Uttarakhand. Exit Polls result suggest 53% votes for BJP while only 15% for Congress.

5:40 PM: Here are the numbers for Punjab’s 117 seats:

Congress: 62-71

AAP: 42-51

BJP: Sad: 4-7

Others: 0-2

5:35 PM: Here are the numbers for UP’s seats:

BJP: 190-210

SP: 110-130

BSP: 57-74

Others: 8

5:32 PM: The Times Now, UP-VMR Poll suggest win for BJP in all seven regions. Here is the percentage:

BJP – 33%

SP- 27%

BSP – 26%

Others – 14%

5:26 PM: These are the number of seats won by parties in 2012 in UP:

Samajwadi Party – 224
Bahujan Samaj Party – 80
Bharatiya Janata Party – 47
Congress + RLD – 46

5:22 PM: Home Minister Rajnath Singh believes BJP will get a clear majority in Uttar Pradesh. It will be a big challenge for BSP in the state as well which has lost its thunder in last 5 years.

5:17 PM: Understand this year’s Exit Polls with this video:

ALSO READ: Punjab Election Results 2012: Full list of winners of all constituencies in assembly elections of Punjab and how it can change in 2017

5:15 PM: R Rajagopalan believes that BJP will form the government in Uttar Pradesh. Nalin Mehta hints at hung assembly with 160 seats for BJP.

5:10 PM: Shahid Siddiqui believes BJP will over 220 seats in Uttar Pradesh. However, he also says that it will be a hung house in UP while speaking to Times Now.

5:02 PM: One big question this year will be ‘Is Modi wave still intact and can he still make his party win?’ Well, we’ll know that in a couple of days but today, we’ll have a clear idea of that.

4:58 PM: SP leader Ravidas Mehrotra has attacked Akhilesh Yadav right before the exit polls. He says, “Akhilesh could’ve formed the government alone. At many places Congress tried to defeat SP candidates, even if it meant victory for BJP.”

4:52 PM: Watch in-depth analysis of Polls:

4:45 PM: In 2012, Goa’s Exit poll was probably most accurate as most predictions backed BJP to win 20-25 seats out of 40. Under the leadership of Manohar Parrikar, the party proved predictions right and ended up securing 24 seats. On the other hand, Congress was tipped to win 15-20 seats but managed only 9. This year AAP’s emergence in the state has added an interesting angle to the battle.

4:36 PM: In Uttarakhand, Exit polls showed a close fight between Congress and BJP. As it turned out, it was indeed a close battle as Congress managed to win just one seat more than BJP’s 32. Chief Minister Harish Rawat has had a roller-coaster ride since then but managed to save his government last year in the floor test.

This is what Prime Minister Narendra Modi had to say in UP:

4:26 PM: In 2012, most Exit Polls predicted Samajwadi’s Party’s win. India TV-CVoter predicted 137-145 sears for the party while CNN-IBN-The Week predicted 232-250 seats. As it turned out, Akhilesh Yadav’s party got a clear majority by winning 224 out of the 403 seats in the state.

ALSO READ: Goa Election Results 2012: Full list of winners from all constituencies in assembly elections of Goa and how is it expected in 2017

4:20 PM: In the final phase of polling in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday, 60.03 percent turnout was reported. Prime Minister Narendra aggressively promoted his party in his home constituency of Varanasi before this round of voting.

4:10 PM: Election Commission confirmed 86% voting in the second and final phase of polling in Manipur on 8th March. This was the highest voter turnout since 2009.


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