Uttarakhand Exit Poll results 2017: BJP set to gain big, Congress routed under CM Harish Rawat

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Updated: March 10, 2017 6:26 PM

Uttarakhand Exit polls: C-Voter India has predicted a very close tie. Meanwhile, India Today Axis poll too suggested a win for BJP. Chanakya Poll has predicted BJP's runaway win, while MRC has said that Congress is not far behind.

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Uttarakhand Exit polls: C-Voter India has predicted a very close tie. Meanwhile, India Today Axis poll too suggested a win for BJP. Chanakya Poll has predicted BJP’s runaway win, while MRC says Congress not far behind. Exit poll numbers in general show a big win for BJP, while Congress seems to have been uprooted. Following months of election campaigns filled with drama, all eyes were on the exit polls. Exit polls, before the main result day typically grab a lot of attention, and it is especially important this time around, as many as five states went to the elections, including the biggest one Uttar Pradesh. This year’s assembly polls are also important because it will a litmus test for PM Narendra Modi post his government’s demonetisation move. Meanwhile, Uttarakhand went to the polls for assembly seats on February 15. Currently, the state is ruled by the Congress party, but the Bharatiya Janata Party is expected to overthrow them. Meanwhile, several key agencies like India Today Axis Opinion Poll, Chanakya-News 24 and ABP-CSDS is predicting all kinds of scenarios for the political parties in the state.

There are 70 constituencies in Uttarakhand. BJP fought in Uttarakhand, on the lines of Uttar Pradesh, Goa and Manipur, without declaring its CM candidate. Yet, the main battle in the state seems to be evenly split between former. The Uttarakhand Polls were held on February 15 in a single phase. The constituencies recorded a 68 percent voter turnout. However, after the death of BSP candidate, Kuldeep Singh Kanwasi, from Karnaprayag constituency, the voting was postponed to a later date. Meanwhile, BJP, ahead of the polls, made a popular announcement about the construction of an all-weather Chardham Express with a budget of Rs 12,000 crore. BJP has been quite confident about winning the elections after the polling, and it was reiterated after the release of opinion polls. But that didn’t stop the current chief minister Harish Rawat from claiming that Congress will be re-elected and accusing BJP of using money power in the elections.

The 2017 Assembly election results also showcases Rawat’s inability in the Kedar valley where he had claimed to undertake rehabilitation and reconstruction following the devastating 2013 floods.

Here’s a look at the Exit Polls 2017:

Chanakya has predicted BJP to be the clear leader in Uttarakhand.

BJP – 53 seats
Congress – 15 seats

Also read | Uttarakhand Exit Polls 2017: India Today-Axis predicts a BJP win, C-Voter says Congress very close

C-Voter India has predicted a close tie between BJP and INC in Uttarakhand.

BJP – 32 seats
INC – 32 seats
Others – 5 seats

Vote Share:
BJP – 40.5 percent
INC – 40.4 percent
Others – 19.2 percent

MRC has predicted that BJP is ahead, but Congress is not too far behind.

BJP – 38 seats
Congress – 30 seats
Others – 2 seats

India Today-Axis:BJP: 46-53 seats

BJP: 46-53 seats
Congress: 12-21 seats
Others: 2-6 seats

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