Sebi, bourses enhance vigil after Gujarat exit polls

Prime Minister Narendra Modi talks of Pakistan China but not Gujarat Rahul Gandhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi talks of Pakistan China but not Gujarat Rahul Gandhi

According to ABP NewscCSDS exit poll, BJP is set to retain Gujarat with 117 seats while Congress may win only 64 seats.

India Today and Zee News give 99-113 seats to the BJP and 68-82 seats to the Congress; Times Now and Republic give 108-109 seats to the BJP and 70-71 seats to the Congress; ABP gives BJP 91-99 seats, Congress 78-86 seats. "Still why BJP workers and leaders not happy????" The final results are due on Monday.

Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Friday mocked the Congress party and said that the latter should not react so soon over exit polls as it is yet to experience a major shock after final results are declared, reports ANI.

The more interesting exit poll numbers come in the form of vote share in the state of Gujarat.

Regional trend: The Axis-My-India exit poll shows the Congress ahead of the BJP in terms of seat share in Saurashtra and Kachchh region and also in north Gujarat. The current analysis by NewsX in collaboration with CNX says that BJP would get 45.40% of votes whereas Congress would get a 37.75% vote share.

With the Karnataka Assembly Elections around the corner, the increase in faith of the electorate in Congress may prove to be a headache that the BJP strategist Amit Shah may have to deal with, even as the party hopes to change the fortunes in the Congress-ruled state. In Ahmedabad city, Vejalpur seat reported 69.01% voting, the highest among the 16 urban seats. While BJP is winning 19 seats in Kangra and 15 in Mandi, Congress is trailing behind with 5 and 9 seats in the respective areas.

After Bihar elections in 2015, except one, all exit polls indicated a clear win for BJP. The saffron party is likely to get 21-27 seats with 52 per cent vote share. Gujarat has about 4.33 crore eligible voters, and saw a contest over 182 seats, in which 1,828 candidates fought it out. The first phase on December 9 saw 66.75 per cent balloting from the Suarashtra- Kutch and southern regions of Gujarat.

The second and last phase of Gujarat poll ended on Thursday. The combined figures stand at around 67.75 per cent - lower than the 72 per cent of the 2012 Assembly elections.

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