Exit polls for the Maharashtra and Haryana assembly elections didn’t paint a picture any different from the already expected result- a landslide victory for the BJP.
New Delhi| As the voting for the two of the most crucial assembly elections in the country-Maharashtra and Haryana was over, a number of Exit polls started pouring in. However, the Exit polls didn’t paint a picture any different from the already expected result- a landslide victory for the BJP.
The two assembly elections that were held after the centre abrogated Article 370 and bifurcated Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories saw the BJP making it a poll plank. Prime Minister Modi, home minister Amit Shah-who delivered the decision in the Lok Sabha, both centred their campaigns on Article 370.
However, the Exit Polls show that the shadow of Economic Slowdown, which dominated the narrative in the last few months did not have any impact on the voting pattern.
Maharashtra Exit Polls:
Maharashtra has 288 assembly seats. With directionless opposition, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis is the powerful contender in the ring. Though NCP chief Sharad Pawar who is in his 80s is trying to revive the party, the scores of leaders jumping the ship has dented the party’s claim to the power. Shivsena, on the other hand, has eyes fixed on the Deputy CM post as the first-ever Thackeray is entering the electoral battlefield. Congress mainly remained aloof from the buzz. Even the Exit polls don’t provide much respite to the party.
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Haryana Exit Polls:
Haryana which was once considered, Congress’ bastion was penetrated by the BJP in 2014 Lok Sabha elections. The BJP’s dominance was confirmed after the 2014 Haryana Assembly Elections. The 2019 Lok Sabha reiterated Haryana’s favour for Modi. But would that repeat for Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar? Exit Polls believe so.
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