Minutes after the exit polls predicted clean sweep for the BJP in Gujarat, PAAS leader Hardik Patel trashed the predictions saying “the numbers were shown in BJP’s favour so that no one raises the issue EVMs tampering”.
In a tweet, which he posted in Gujarati language, Hardik said that there is no change of the ruling BJP retaining power in the state.
“In exit polls, BJP was deliberately shown that it will win. This was done in order to avoid the allegations of EVM tampering in the polls. This is an old plot… If elections were fought honestly, there were no chance of BJP. Satyamev Jayate,” his tweet reads.
The much awaited exit polls of the high-voltage battle between BJP and Congress in Gujarat was declared today with all media houses and agencies predicting clean sweep for the ruling BJP in the western state.
According to the exit poll conducted by India TV-VMR (Votersmood Research), the BJP is projected to get a clear majority. While the BJP is likely to get seats within a range of 108-118, the Congress is expected to bag seats within a range of 61-71, says the IndiaTV-VMR exit poll.
उत्तर से आँधी,सौराष्ट्र से शेर,दक्षिण से ग़ुस्सा यह मिलकर होगा महापरिवर्तन— Hardik Patel (@HardikPatel_) December 14, 2017
The ABP-CSDS Lokniti exit poll showed the BJP winning a maximum of 117 seats and Congress 64. The India Today-Axis poll predicted 99-113 seats for the BJP and 68-82 seats for the Congress.
The Times Now exit poll predicted the BJP will win 113 and the Congress 66.
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The Republic-Jan Ki Baat survey put the number for the BJP at 108 and the Congress at 74. The predictions by NewsX-CNX placed the BJP on the top with 110-120 seats and the Congress between 65 and 75.
The poll by News24-Chanakya predicted 135 for the BJP and 47 for the Congress in Gujarat.
In the 2012 assembly elections, the BJP had won 115 seats and the Congress 61 while the others got six.