If majority of exit polls, conducted by various agencies, are to be believed then the ruling BJP looks set to retain power in Madhya Pradesh for a record 4th term.
According to India TV-CNX exit polls, the BJP is likely to win both Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh while the Congress may make a comeback in Rajasthan. In Telangana, TRS is likely to retain power
Except for ABP-CSDS exit poll, all other exit polls predicted the BJP to win in Madhya Pradesh and the Congress to return in Rajasthan. While, all the agencies predicted favourable outcome for TRS in Telangana.
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According to IndiaToday-AXIS, Republic-Jan Ki Baat and Republic-C Voter, Congress may form government in Chhattisgarh.
Here's a statewise compilation of what these exit polls have predicted:
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, according to IndiaTV-CNX exit poll.
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, the exit poll predicted.
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, according to IndiaTV-CNX exit poll.
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 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.
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.