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Exit polls give overwhelming majority to BJP in Gujarat, edge over Congress in Himachal

PM Narendra Modi (Image courtesy: PIB)

The first exit poll results that came in after voting was over in Gujarat were announced by TV 9, Jan Ki Baat and P-MARQ, all of which gave an overwhelming majority to the BJP in the 182 seats of the state assembly.

While a party is required to win 92 seats to get a majority for forming a government in Gujarat, the lowest number of seats that one of these exit polls gave the BJP was 117 while the highest was a staggering 148.

The IndiaToday-Axis exit poll results show the BJP winning 129-151 seats with the Congress getting a mere 16-30 seats in Gujarat.

The number of seats, which the Congress is seen winning varies from a low of 30 to a high of around 50 seats. On the other hand, the exit polls project a dismal performance for AAP ranging from as few as 2 seats to a maximum of 13.

Exit poll results for Himachal Pradesh announced by ETG, NewsX and BARC see the BJP winning a majority but the margin is narrower for the hill state than in the case of Gujarat (See chart below).

An India Today-Axis poll sees a tight fight between the BJP and the Congress in Himachal.