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Chhattisgarh Exit Polls 2023: Congress to form govt again in state, BJP keeps fingers crossed

Chhattisgarh Exit Poll Results 2023: According to most of the agencies, Congress may manage to keep its bastion safe by winning between 54-64 seats, while BJP may get between 29-39 seats.

(File) Voters queue up to cast their votes for the second phase of the Chhattisgarh Assembly elections, in Chhatarpur district on Friday. (ANI Photo) (CEO Chhattisgarh-X)Premium
(File) Voters queue up to cast their votes for the second phase of the Chhattisgarh Assembly elections, in Chhatarpur district on Friday. (ANI Photo) (CEO Chhattisgarh-X)

With the polling for the 90 Assembly seats completed for Chhattisgarh in two phases – 7 and 17 November, and the polling in all other states concluded, the India Today-Axis My India, ABP News-CVoter, News 24-Today's Chanakya and Times Now-ETG have released their predictions. 

The main election results for all 5 states will be announced on 3 December by the Election Commission of India.

TV5 News Exit Polls 2023 predictions: 

Making the predictions for exit polls 2023 for Chhattisgarh, TV5 News claimed that the ruling Congress will manage to keep its bastion safe by winning between 54-64 seats, while BJP may get 29-39 seats. Other parties may get 0-2 seats. 

Today's Chanakya Exit Polls 2023 predictions:

With the exit polls for Chhattisgarh coming out, Today's Chanakya on 30 November predicted Congress to get around 57 seats, while BJP may win 33-8 seats. Others may win between 0-3 seats. 

Jan Ki Baat Exit Polls 2023 predictions:

Another agency Jan Ki Baat in its predictions said that Congress may retain the state, as they are likely to win around 42-53 seats in Chhattisgarh. While it claimed BJP may get between 34-45 seats.  

India Today-Axis My India Exit Polls 2023 predictions:

India Today Axis My India on 30 November in their prediction predicted Congress to win 40-50 seats, while BJP may get between 36-46 seats. Others may get 1-5 seats. 

Times Now-ETG Exit Polls 2023 predictions:

Times Now-ETG Research predicts advantage Congress in Chhattisgarh. As per the exit poll projections, the grand old party is predicted to win 48-56 seats. The BJP is likely to win 32-40 seats while others may bag 2-4 seats.

ABP-CVoter Exit Polls 2023 predictions:

ABP-CVoter predicted that Congress will winning 47 seats against BJP's 42 in a neck and neck contest. It predicted the Congress securing a majority by winning 47 seats in a tight contest with BJP. The saffron party is projected to win 42 seats.

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According to the details, Chhattisgarh is the only state to go to polls in two phases, where the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the ruling Congress are fighting for the throne.

Compared to the 2018 elections, where the voting percentage was recorded at 76.88 percent, this time the voter turnout appeared satisfactory at 76.31 percent.

Currently, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel-led Congress government in is power in Chhattisgarh and is hoping to retain it. On the contrary, the BJP is trying to snatch the power from Congress, which dethroned it with a three-fourths majority in 2018.

ALSO READ: India Today-Axis My India exit polls: BJP to sweep MP, close contest with Congress in Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh

The key candidates from the Congress include CM Bhupesh Baghel, Deputy CM TS Singh Deo, and assembly speaker Charan Das Mahant.

As per details, as many as 1,63,14,479 voters including 81,41,624 men, 81,72,171 women, and 684 of third gender were eligible to vote at 18,833 polling booths in the 2023 assembly polls.

ALSO READ: Exit Poll 2023: BJP lead in MP, Rajasthan; Congress ahead in Chhattisgarh, Telangana

What did 2018 predictions say, what reality was?

In 2018, the Congress had won 51 seats, while the BJP could bag only 13. The Janata Congress Chhattisgarh (J) had won four seats and the Bahujan Samaj Party had won 2 seats.

In the 2018 Election Exit poll predictions, CSDS–ABP News had predicted 52 seats for the BJP and 35 seats for the Congress.

While C Voter-Republic TV had predicted 45 seats for the Congress and 39 seats for the BJP. And News 24-Pace Media had predicted 39 seats for the BJP and 48 seats for the Congress.

Even Axis My India–India Today had predicted 60 seats for the Congress and 26 for the BJP.

News X-NETA in its prediction claimed 42 seats for the BJP and 41 seats for the Congress, while, Today's Chanakya had predicted 36 seats for the BJP and 50 seats for the Congress.

However, in the actual poll result, the Congress had defeated the BJP by winning 68 seats.

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Published: 30 Nov 2023, 05:57 PM IST
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