New Delhi, December 7: The India Today-Axis exit polls for the state of Chhattisgarh predict a huge majority for the Congress party. The exit polls say that Congress will sweep the state and win anywhere between 55-65 seats and the incumbent BJP is shown to suffer huge blow with just 21-31 seats. Others are expected to win between 4 to 8 seats. Chhattisgarh Assembly Elections 2018 Exit Poll Results Live News Updates: Congress to Sweep State, Win 55-65 Seats Predicts India Today- Axis Survey.
On Friday, the voting for the 2018 assembly elections came to an end as the states of Telangana and Rajasthan voted to select a new assembly in their respective states. The states of Chhattisgarh, Mizoram and Madhya Pradesh went to polls earlier for the assembly elections 2018.
The numbers can see an upward trend as the Election Commission allows those standing in the queue to cast their vote even after the stipulated time limit of 5.30 pm.
The elections in Chhattisgarh this time is a three way contest. The incumbent Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is challenged by the Congress, who believe that they can win the state. However, things took a new turn with BSP chief Mayawati joining forces with Ajit Jogi's Janta Congress Chhattisgarh and CPI for the 90 seats assembly in Chhattisgarh.
In 2013, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won 49 seats out of the total 90 seats in the assembly elections. The Indian National Congress (INC) was the second largest party with 39 seats. One Independent and one Bahujan Samaj Party candidate had also won. BJP retained majority in state legislative assembly for consequently third time and Raman Singh sworn in as a Chief Minister for the third time.