Exit poll suggests big win for BJP in four states out of five
On March 10 there will be a big day for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. Exit polls suggested that out of five states, BJP will win four states including Hindi heartland Uttar Pradesh.
New Delhi: The majority of the exit poll surveys predicted that BJP will come back to power in the most crucial state Uttar Pradesh.
Poll also suggested that bjp will return to power in Goa, Uttarakhand, and will bag tiny Manipur state too.
Uttar Pradesh Assembly poll has seen as semi-final for 2024 Lok Sabha elections. Both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath took Uttar Pradesh battle as a prestigious issue.
Despite three controversial farm laws, which witnessed year-long protests of the farmers at the Delhi border, an exit poll survey indicated that the BJP would retain the power in UP.
In 2017, the BJP got landslide victory by winning 304 seats of the 403-member strong UP Legislative Assembly even without a chief ministerial candidate, which, to many, was a clear rejection of the other prominent political parties, namely the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party.
All exit polls give BJP anywhere between 240 and 250 seats, which might be less than 2017 but is still well beyond the majority mark. If Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath retains Uttar Pradesh, this would be a vote for his stance on law and order in the state, and a resounding go-ahead from the voter for the state's development program government has undertaken in the last five years.
Voters have rejected the opposition hue and cry of the Covid mishap of the Yogi Adityananth government. Yogi government has received severe criticism from his own party lawmakers for badly handling the Covid crisis in 2021. Thousands of people have died during the second wave of the Covid pandemic in Uttar Pradesh.
However, during elections, law and order, unemployment, and poor governance remain the core issues.
AAP has corrected its mistake of the 2017 Assembly elections in Punjab. In 2017, it has won 20 plus seats. But not naming of CM candidate and poor organization setup has made AAP to satisfied with 20 plus seats. This time Arvind Kejriwal has corrected his mistakes of the past. Naming Bhagwant Mann as CM face for Punjab helps the party lot.
An organized and focused campaign also helps the party to win the hearts of Punjabis. Despite of negating narratives of the opposition parties and ruling Congress, AAP has approached the voters with its freebies and positive campaign.
Multi cornered fight was seen in Punjab, Congress, Akali Dal, BJP, Punjab Congress party led by Captain Amarinder Singh, BSP and AAP fought in the elections.
Congress has received a jolt due to its factionalism. After Amarinder left the party, infighting did not stop. Both Navjot Singh Sidhu and Charanjit Channi are at loggerheads, Naming Channi as the CM face for Punjab did not go well to Sidhu and he has not actively campaigned for the party.
The exit polls have given N Biren Singh, the incumbent Chief Minister of Manipur, a clear win, and this is a vote for his work and the Modi government that has made developing the Northeast a priority. The Prime Minister campaigned on the platform of 'double engine government', the party being in power at the Centre and in a state, for better development of the states.
Uttarakhand is sending mixed signals as both Congress and BJP seem to be winning, In Uttarakhand, there is a close contest between the ruling BJP and Congress. Few exit polls suggested the return of BJP in the state.