It seems that the results of exit polls have worried the Samajwadi Party (SP) and Congress equally as these have forecast a win for PM Narendra Modi's party.
It seems that the results of exit polls have worried the Samajwadi Party (SP) and Congress equally as these have forecast a win for PM Narendra Modi’s party. Most of the exit polls released on Thursday have shown a major victory of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the state. SP-Congress combine is coming in at second. Therefore, considering their not so successful exercise to woo the voters of UP, the party workers are now wooing gods and praying for a positive result in the polls that will be announced on Saturday (March 11). The worry is so great that a group of them even performed ‘hawan’, a holi ritual, in Kanpur on Friday. Several workers of the two political parties, gathered at a site and even as they held placards of the images of Akhilesh Yadav and Rahul Gandhi, they prayed for the victory of the alliance.
Months before the polls, BJP, SP, Congress and BSP had left no stone unturned to win power in Uttar Pradesh. From tall promises in massive rallies to roadshows and public interaction, the party leaders adopted all the steps to convince the voters. While SP surprised with its allaince with Congress party, BJP brought Prime Minister Narendra Modi for campaigning in the state. Now, after the high-pitched battle for power in state, all eyes are now on the result. But before that, it is time for exit polls that may or may not give a clear picture about the winning party. On several occasions in past, exit polls have gone terribly wrong. But then they do manage to give a sense of polls to the voters sometimes.
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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. It will need 203 seats for forming the government and return to power after 14 years. This exit poll has predicted 110-130 seats for the Samajwadi party-Congress alliance, 57-74 seats for the BSP and 8 seats for others.
The MRC Exit poll has predicted over 185 seats for the BJP. In what may surprise many, the MRC Exit polls predict just 120 seats for Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance, 90 seats for Bahujan Samaj Party (BS) and eight seats for others. ABP-CSDS exit polls, however, predicted a neck-to-neck fight between SP-Congress and BJP. The saffron party can win 175 seats while the SP-Congress combine may get 163 seats. Mayawati-led BSP may have to be happy with just 66 seats.