New Delhi, October 21: The Modi wave of 2014, which further intensified in the 2019 general elections, is now apparently turning into a tsunami. All major exit polls released on Monday predicted a historic mandate for the incumbent Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The saffron camp is expected to dominate all corners of Maharashtra and Haryana, with the Opposition likely to be reduced to its lowest strength in the two assemblies in the last couple of decades. Exit Poll Results for Maharashtra Elections 2019.
In Maharashtra, where the BJP is contesting in alliance with the Shiv Sena, the coalition is predicted to win at least more than 200 constituencies. The Congress-NCP combine, which faced a spree of desertions ahead of the polls, is expected to win less than 80 seats by most of the post-election surveys. Exit Poll Results for Haryana Elections 2019.
In Haryana, the rout for Congress and the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) is expected to be worse than 2014. Either of the parties are not expected to cross the single-digit mark. In some of the surveys, the anti-BJP bloc is not even being spared the Leader of Opposition post.
What Major Exit Polls Have Predicted For Maharashtra?
The India Today/Aaj Tak-Axis My India survey, while predicting a clean sweep for the BJP, has given the party a vicious edge over its regional ally - Shiv Sena. The Devendra Fadnavis-led camp is expected to win 109-124 constituencies, whereas, the Sena is expected to secure 57-70 seats.
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ABP News-CVoter Predicts 204 Seats For BJP-Shiv Sena Alliance
What Major Exit Polls Have Predicted For Haryana?
None of the post-election surveys have predicted less than 65 seats for the BJP in Haryana, which is incrementally higher than what the party had won in 2014. Here's what the Times Now survey has predicted:
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TV9 Bharatvarsha Predicts 69 Seats For BJP
In the 2014 assembly elections, the BJP had won Haryana for the first-time ever, bagging 47 out of the 90 constituencies. Manohar Lal Khattar was appointed as the Chief Minister of the state. In Maharashtra, the BJP and Sena succeeded in ending their 15-year hiatus from power, winning 122 and 63 constituencies, respectively.