Punjab went to elections on February 4, 2017, and witnessed as much as 77.36% voters after the re-polling in some booths
Punjab went to elections on February 4, 2017, and witnessed as much as 77.36% voters after the re-polling in some booths, a number that was a little below the initial percentage of 78.6%. The percentage of the third gender voting had also been revised to 23.61%. The battle in Punjab is between 3 major parties — the ruling BJP-SAD alliance, the Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party. While the Akali Dal-BJP alliance might be facing charges of anti-incumbency from the public, Captain Amarinder Singh of the Congress looks tireless in his pursuit of the post of Chief Minister after 10 barren years. Meanwhile, the Aam Aadmi Party, which fought elections without a Chief Ministerial candidate received some support, looking at the gatherings at its rallies.
Earlier, according to a HuffPost-CVoter pre-poll survey, the Aam Aadmi Party was predicted to be the winner of the Punjab elections. Although, the survey asked people about who they preferred as a Chief Ministerial candidate. The results saw a sharp decline in the case of the sitting Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal and highlighted the current administration as incapable of dealing with the situation in Punjab. Captain Amarinder Singh of the Congress, however, emerged as the first choice, although the people preferred AAP over the Congress as a party. The sample size was 19,417 spread across all the 117 seats. Punjab went to poll on February 4 to elect its 117-member house.
Exit Polls 2017:
Axis My India Exit polls predict 42-51 seats for the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party while Congress remains in a clear lead with 62-71 seats. Meanwhile, the BJP -SAD remains with 4-7 seats. Other candidates might win 0-2 seats.
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Vote shares: The India Today-Axis My India Exit Polls state that Congress is to win 36% of the vote share, while the AAP comes a close second with 34%.
According to the India Today-Axis My India Exit Polls, Congress may be coming to power in Punjab after 10 long years. “Both Akali & BJP appealed to people to vote for Congress as they don’t want us to come to power in Punjab”, says Raghav Chadha
According to the News18 Gramener Projections, the Aam Aadmi Party is predicted to win 57 seats, while the Congress just trails by 4 with 53 of its own. According to the predictions, AAP remains just 2 seats away from having a complete majority. Meanwhile, the ruling BJP SAD alliance can only manage 7 seats, according to the projections.
According to the Today’s Chanakya Exit Polls, the ruling SAD-BJP alliance, led by Prakash Singh Badal will win just 9 seats. Meanwhile, both the Congress and Aam Aadmi Party will be sharing 54 seats each. According to the Chanakya Exit Polls, no single party will win an absolute majority in the state.
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The MRC Exit Polls predict a sad condition for the ruling SAD-BJP alliance with just 7 seats. There is a tough fight expected between the Indian National Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party are expected to share 55 seats each.
It looks like the state of Punjab is going to have a hung assembly.
— CVoter India (@CvoterIndia) March 9, 2017
The C-Voter Exit Polls predicts an AAP victory with a clear majority with 59-67 votes, while the Congress managing 41-49 votes. The ruling BJP SAD alliance remains at the bottom with a prediction of 5-13 seats.