New Delhi, March 9: As the Assembly elections in all five states – Uttar Pradesh, Manipur, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Goa – are over today, now all eyes are set on Exit Polls Results 2017 that will come today at 5:30 PM. Before the results are announced on March 11, people across India are eagerly waiting for the Exit Polls Results 2017 for Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur Assembly elections which will be announced in few minutes. After the polling in two constituencies, in Alapur, Uttar Pradesh and Karnaprayag in Uttarakhand is over, India.com will give you minutes by minutes Live coverage on Exit Polls Results 2017. The India Today-Axis, ABP News-CSDS and Chanakya-News 24 will come up with their exit poll results. India.com will give you Live coverage of Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Goa, Uttarakhand and Manipur Assembly Election Exit Poll Results.
Earlier the exit polls of these five state were scheduled for March 8, but the Election Commission had put a ban on exit polls till 5:30 PM, March 9. Who is winning the 2017 Assembly Elections and who will be a looser, the exit polls will give a clear picture today and the numbers are expected to start pouring in at 5:30 PM today. Meanwhile, the news channel has already started their predictions, analysis and guess-work have already begun. Political pundits, astrologers and experts are all set in front of news television camera and had started giving their expert opinions.
Ahead of the Assembly Elections in five states, Dr Prannoy Roy, a senior journalist of NDTV and his team suggested a big win for Bharatiya Janata Party in Uttar Pradesh. Also, Rajdeep Sardesai, who travelled across Uttar Pradesh also reported that the BJP has the best chance of winning 2017 Assembly Polls. Another senior journalist, Barkha Dutt, said in a report that BJP’s vote share in Uttar Pradesh may go up and Samajwadi’s vote share could fall.
Uttar Pradesh Assembly Election Exit Poll Results 2017:
The polling in Uttar Pradesh for 403 assembly seats was conducted in seven phases and it started from February 11 and ended today at 5:30 pm. In last few months Indias most populous state has witnessed a high-voltage drama, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, had addressed a whopping 24 rallies in the state to defeat Samajwadi Party and Congress alliance. In Uttar Pradesh, many poll pundits, journalists and experts have argued that there is a clear Modi wave in the state and that the BJP may be sweeping the most crucial state. Some experts also predict that ‘UP key ladkey’, Akhilesh Yadav and Rahul Gandhi, may sweep the elections while some predict that Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati may be the dark horse in the race for UP.
The elections in Uttar Pradesh is much more than politics. In the crucial state, caste-based votes, minority votes, community sentiments play a significant role in turning the results. In Uttar Pradesh, regional parties like, the BSP, Samajwadi Party has a loyal voter base, due to this experts are left confused.
The exit polls in Bihar Assembly elections 2015 went horribly wrong. While most exit polls gave BJP a clear mandate, it was the grand alliance that took away 178 seats in the Bihar elections 2015.
Punjab Assembly Election Exit Poll Results 2017:
This Punjab Assembly Elections became interesting after the Aam Adami Party led by Arvind Kejriwal made an entry in states mainstream politics. For more than three decades Punjab has witnessed a traditional two-way fight but the battle in the state further intensified when it turned out to be a three-way intense battle. In fact, some political experts have suggested that the party could be doing well this election and may stand on the second position by winning 45 to 50 seats. The state is also looking at anti-incumbency factor with the Prakash Singh Badal government having completed two terms in Punjab.
As Exit Polls Results are out withing few minutes, it will be interesting to see if there is any unanimity on the state of Punjab. In 2012 Exit Polls failed even when it was a two-way battle in Punjab in 2012. Whatever the Exit Poll results say buy political pundits believe that the election is likely to be a tough one to crack.
Goa Assembly Election Exit Poll Results 2017:
In Goa Assembly election which was conducted in a single phase, this year saw a record voter turnout of 83 per cent. Like Punjab, there are chances that the Aam Aadmi Party make a political entry in Goa state politics. The Assembly Elections in Goa turned out to be a four-cornered fight between the ruling BJP, Congress the AAP and the grand alliance of Shiv Sena, Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) and Goa Suraksha Manch (GSM). Some predict that the first time voters in Goa are willing to vote for the AAP. In 2015 a high voter turnout in Delhi favoured the AAP and the changed the political scenario of the state completely. There are chances that the AAP may act as a spoiler in the state.
In 2012, the Exit Polls Results for Goa had indicated a tough fight between the BJP and the Congress. But in next two days when the results were made public, the BJP emerged as a clear winner then.
Uttarakhand Assembly Election Exit Poll Results 2017:
In Uttarakhand state where assembly elections were conducted in a single phase has been a fierce battle with rebels creating chaos within the Congress as well as the BJP. In past one year the state saw at least 1000 candidates switching their loyalties. Since then the state has seen a political turmoil, with the BJP asking for President Rule in the state while Harish Rawat government proved its majority retaining power.
Manipur Assembly Election Exit Poll Results 2017:
This year Manipur Assembly Election is crucial for the Bharatiya Janata Party as in 2012, the party was unable to win a single seat in the state after it contested from 19 out of 60 seats. But this year it seems that the situation in Manipur is different and the BJP has a close chance to emerge there as a winner. The BJP has fielded its candidates on all 60 seats. Some political experts that this election may be an end of Congress’s 15-year old rule in the state. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at his Imphal rally, promised to remove the economic blockade and BJP national president Amit Shah even said that this will be done withing 24 hours of the party coming to power. Human rights activist, Irom Sharmila, who has been fighting against the Armed Forces Special Power Act (AFSPA) for the past 16 years, has also entered the fray.