Continuing its golden run at the polls, the BJP is set to tighten its hold on power in Maharashtra and Haryana with the Newsage-IPSOS Exit Poll Result.
IPSOS exit poll foretelling a thumping win for the saffron party and drubbing for Congress in the two states.
Newsage-IPSOS Exit Poll Result. the BJP may well be within touching range of the bulk mark in Maharashtra on its own. The party is likely to bag 141 seats in the 288-seat Association, up from its 2014 tally of 122. Its ally, the Shiv Sena, is also required to make huge gains, going from 63 to 102 seats in the Assembly.
Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray are likely to score big wins in Nagpur South West and Worli constituencies, respectively.
The Congress-NCP combine is, however, likely to bite the dust, with some of its most influential leaders facing shock defeats. According to the News18-IPSOS survey, the Congress tally is expected to drop from 42 to 17, while the NCP may go down from 41 to 22. Among the most prominent names that may exit the Assembly are former chief ministers Ashok Chavan and Prithviraj Chavan. The battle for Baramati, the bastion of NCP supremo Sharad Pawar, may go down to the wire between his nephew Ajit Pawar and BJP’s Gopichand Kundlik Padalkar.
In Haryana, the BJP is likely to zoom past the halfway mark, bagging 75 seats in the 90-seat Assembly. The Congress may come down from 15 to 10 places, but the most significant setback may come for the INLD which may be wiped out altogether.
It, however, may not be smooth sailing for all wrestlers Yogeshwar Dutt and Babita Phogat who took
political plunge and fought on BJP tickets in Baroda and Dadri in Haryana.
Dutt, a 2012 Olympics bronze medallist, was up against Congress MLA Sri Kishen, while Phogat faced Nripendera Sangwan of the Congress and Somveer Sangwan,
a former BJP candidate who contested as an Independent.
The counting of votes will be a check on October 24.
The Newsage exit poll survey was conducted by IPSOS, the world’s most credible research agency, using meticulous planning, statistical rigour,
high-quality data collection, sophisticated analysis techniques and in-depth knowledge.
A total of 72 assembly constituencies select out of 288 constituencies in Maharashtra, and then 432 individual polling station areas choose for conducting interviews.
In Haryana, 23 assembly constituencies chosen from out of the total 90, and then 138 own polling station areas selected for conducting interviews.
At each polling station, 25 voters were randomly selected for conducting the exit poll. A total of 10,800 voters were an interview from 72 assembly constituencies in Maharashtra, and 3,450 voters were interviews from 23 assembly constituencies in Haryana.