The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party may form governments for a record fourth term in the key Hindi-speaking states of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, but may lose Rajasthan, while the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samiti is projected to secure a clear majority in the state assembly polls, according to India TV-CNX exit poll results telecast this evening.
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WATCH VIDEO: IndiaTV-CNX Exit Polls: Congress likely to form govt in Rajasthan, may get 100-110 seats
In Rajasthan, the Congress is projected to return to power, according to exit poll survey, It may win 100 to 110 seats in a House of 200, while the ruling BJP headed by CM Vasundhara Raje, may slip to 80 to 90 seats. BSP may win one to three seats, while 'Others' may win 6 to 8 seats. 'Others' include Rashtriya Loktantrik Party, Bharat Vahini Party and independents. In 2013 polls, BJP had swetp to power with 163 seats, Congress got 21 seats, BSP won three seats, and Others 13.
Vote share wise projection says, Congress may get 43.5 per cent of total votes, a huge 10.43 pc jump over 2013 voteshare, while the ruling BJP may get 41.75 pc, a decline of 3.42 per cent compared to five years ago. BSP may get 3.15 pc votes.
Region wise seat prediction from the exit poll shows, in Harouti region, having 63 seats, Congress may win 37, BJP may win 23, BSP may win one and two seats may go to Others.
In Marwad region, having 56 seats, Congress may get 27 and BJP 26 seats, leaving the remaining three to Others. In Mewar region, having 64 seats, Congress may win 33 seats, BJP may win 30 seats, leaving the lone remaining seat to Others.
In Shekhawati region, having 16 seats, Congress may win eight, BJP six seats, and one seat each may be shared between BSP and Others.
The exit poll was conducted today in 670 polling states covering 67 assembly seats. A questionnaire was distributed to 8040 men and women in the age group 18-60 years.
WATCH VIDEO: IndiaTV-CNX Exit Polls: Shivraj Singh Chouhan likely to form govt in MP, BJP may get 122-130 seats
In Madhya Pradesh, partywise seat wise prediction by India TV-CNX exit poll shows, BJP may get 122 to 130 seats in a House of 230, a clear majority for the party led by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who has been ruling the state continuously for last 13 years.
The main opposition party Congress may secure 86 to 92 seats, while the Bahujan Samaj Party may get four to eight seats, and 'Others' may get 8 to 10 seats. Others include Gondwana Ganatantra Party, Samajwadi Party, Left Front and independents.
In the 2013 Assembly polls, BJP had won 165, Congress had won 58, BSP four and 'Others' had won three seats.
Vote share wise exit poll shows, BJP getting 42.5 per cent of the total votes, a drop of 2.38 per cent, while the Congress may get 38.33 per cent, a hike of 1.95 pc votes compared to 2013 polls.
Region wise exit poll results show, BJP may win 15, Congress 16, BSP 2 and Others one in Chambal (which has 34 seats), while in Malwa-Nimar, having 72 seats, BJP may win 44, Congress 25 and Others three seats.
In Baghelkhand, having 52 seats, BJP may win 25, Congress 21, BSP 4 and Others two seats, while in Bhopal region, having 22 seats, BJP may get 15 amd Congress may get only six seats, with the remaining seat going to Others.
In Mahakoshal region, having 50 seats, BJP may get 27 seats, while Congress may get 21 seats, BSP nil, and Others may win 2 seats.
The exit poll in Madhya Pradesh was conducted in 710 polling stations covering 77 assembly constituencies, and questionnaire was given to 9240 men and women voters in the age group 18-60, CNX said.
WATCH VIDEO: IndiaTV-CNX Exit Polls: BJP may win 42-50 seats in Chhattisgarh, Raman Singh likely to form govt
In Maoist-affected state of Chhattisgarh, the ruling BJP, headed by CM Dr Raman Singh, may just hit the midway mark of 45 by winning within a range of 42 to 50 out of a total of 90 assembly seats, while the main opposition party Congress may win 32 to 38 seats.
The Bahujan Samaj Party and Ajit Jogi's Janata Congress Chhattisgarh(J) combine may win only six to eight seats, while 'Others may win one to three seats. 'Others' include independents and small regional parties.
Vote share wise exit poll shows, BJP may get 42.09 per cent of total votes, a hike of 1.05 per cent, while Congress may get 37.93 pc votes, a decline of 2.36 pc votes compared to 2013 polls.
Region wise exit poll predictions show, in Raipur region, having 20 seats, BJP may win 11, Congress eight, BSP-JCCJ nil, and Others one seat.
In Durg region, having 20 seats, BJP and Congress may share ten seats each, while in Bilaspur, having 24 seats, BJP may get 10 seats, Congress eight, and BSP-JCCJ may win six seats.
In tribal-dominated Bastar region, having 12 seats, BJP may win nine and the Congress may win the remaining three seats.
In Sarguja, having 14 seats, BJP and Congress may share six seats each, while BSP-JCCJ combine and Others may share one seat each.
The exit poll was conducted on polling days at 300 polling states covering 30 assembly seats, and a questionnaire was given to 3600 men and women voters in the age group 18--60 years, CNX said.
WATCH VIDEO: IndiaTV-CNX Exit Polls: In Telangana, TRS is likely to form government, may bag 62-70 seats
In Telangana, having a total of 119 seats, the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samiti, headed by Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao, may get a clear majority by winning 66 seats within a range of 62 to 70 seats and retain power for a second term.
The Maha Kootami (Maha Gathbandhan) of Congress, TDP, Telangana Jana Samiti and CPI, may win only 37 seats. Out of this, Congress may win 32 to 38 seats and TDP may win one to three seats. Asaduddin Owaisi's AIMIM may win six to eight seats, while the BJP may win six to eight seats, leaving two seats to independents.
Vote share wise, TRS may get 37.11 pc of total votes, a hike of 2.81 pc compared to 2014 polls, while Congress may get 29.23 pc and TDP may get 2 per cent votes. AIMIM may get 3.5 per cent votes.
Region wise exit poll shows, in Greater Hyderabad having 24 seats, TRS mat get seven, Congress four, TDP one, AIMIM seven, BJP four seats, while the remaining one seat may go to an independent. In North Telangana, having 54 seats, TRS may score hugely by winning 33 seats, Congress may win 19, BJP may win two, and TDP and AIMIM may not win a single seat. In South Telangana, having 41 seats, TRS may win 26 seats, while Congress may win 12 seats, and its ally TDP may win a single seat. BJP may win one seat, while the remaining one seat may go to an independent.
The exit poll was conducted today at 400 polling states covering 40 assembly seats, and questionnaire was given randomly to 4800 men and women voters in the age group 18-60 years.