New Delhi: Taking a cue from exit poll results, the BJP has gone into a huddle facing dismal prospect of sub-par performance in the recently concluded State Assembly Elections – dubbed semi-finals before the General Elections in 2019.
On Saturday, BJP leader and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje met with party’s state president Madan Lal Saini and co-ordinator of election committee Gajendra Shikawat after exit poll results and ahead of the election results. After the meeting, Raje didn’t speak to the media but if pollsters’ premonition come true, the party leadership will want some answers. The results will be declared on December 11.
Meanwhile, in MP, where the poll of all exit polls gave an edge to Congress over the saffron party, BJP leaders on Saturday held a meeting at party headquarters in Bhopal. CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan, state President Rakesh Singh, state Home Minister Bhupendra Singh and BJP MP Manohar Untwal were present at the meeting.
Madhya Pradesh elections Exit poll results
In MP, CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan slammed the exit poll results. He said there is no dilemma or confusion that BJP will form the government. “I am the biggest pollster as I spend most of my time amidst common people. I can say with conviction that BJP will form the government,” he told mediapersons after the meeting.
Polling in MP and Rajasthan concluded on Friday. In MP, as per the overall trend, both national parties BJP and Congress appear to be pitted in a close battle, however, some exit polls gave Congress an edge while others say the grand old party might land near the magic number of 116 seats in the 230-member Assembly. The poll of all exit polls projects the grand bagging 113 seats, while the BJP is likely to garner 106 seats, 10 short of the majority. Others could win 10 seats.
Rajasthan Pradesh election Exit poll results
Pollsters have made a clear case for Congress to emerge as numero uno in the north-western state. The saffron party is in for a major jolt in the Hindi heartland as exit polls have predicted a Congress win in Rajasthan, tight race in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. It might be easy for BJP’s election managers to write a eulogy for the Vasundhara Raje administration in Rajasthan as the state is notorious for showing the door the ruling party in successive elections –a trend predominant in the last twenty years. What about Modi wave, though? Will the faith of party workers who swear on Modi magic, then be dwindled?
After all, the chant heard on the streets of Madhya Pradesh was on the lines of “Modi tujhse bair nai, Vasundhara teri khair nahi (No grudges against you, Modi! Vasundhara, you’re in for some trouble)”.
Congress is projected to win 116 seats in the 200-member Assembly to form the government, as per the poll of all exit polls, the BJP is likely to contend with 75 seats leaving 8 seats for Others. Polling was conducted on 199 seats on December 7.
After pollsters’ premonition for MP and Rajasthan, BJP goes into huddle ahead of assembly election results – Times Now