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Uttarakhand Election 2017 Exit Poll Results: Chanakya, MRC, MyAxis predict BJP win; CVoter claims BJP-Congress tie

Assembly elections in Uttarakhand ended on 15 February in a fight mainly between the ruling Congress and the BJP

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Uttarakhand Election 2017 Exit Poll Results: Chanakya, MRC, MyAxis predict BJP win; CVoter claims BJP-Congress tie

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Mar 09, 2017 - 20:20 (IST)

What's the story behind BSP's no-show?

Political analysts are finding it difficult to understand the impact of the exit polls, which seem to be giving a clear mandate in favour of BJP in Uttarakhand. In the previous 2012 election, when Congress and BJP finished neck and neck, it was BSP which played kingmaker by lending support to Harish Rawat's Congress government. But this time, none of the exit poll agencies have predicted BSP to do well

Mar 09, 2017 - 20:10 (IST)

Exit polls see a saffron wave sweeping through Uttarakhand

Almost all exit polls in Uttarakhand predicted a big share of seats falling to the BJP. Except C-Voter, which predicted an equal division of seats between BJP and Congress, saying both will win 32 seats apiece. Today-Chankya shows a major difference of seats between the parties, giving 53 seats to BJP and just 15 to Congress. Likewise, India Today-Axis saw 46-53 seats in favour of BJP and between 12-21 for Congress.

Mar 09, 2017 - 19:15 (IST)

Gramener predicts 38 seats for BJP

This is a weighted average based on the past success rates of the agencies.

Mar 09, 2017 - 18:53 (IST)

Uttarakhand the only state to see a direct fight between BJP and Congress

Uttarakhand is the only state where there is a direct fight between Congress and BJP. While BJP has tried to travel many extra miles to ensure a victory in the state, pushing its top leaders and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the campaign, Congress has not lagged behind.

Mar 09, 2017 - 18:50 (IST)

Uttarakhand presents a chance for Congress to save itself

It’s a fight for survival for the Congress party in the state. The party is losing ground in national perspective being uprooted from many states. By saving its existence in Uttarakhand, the party can heave a sigh of relief. Winning Assembly polls might resurrect it.

Mar 09, 2017 - 18:48 (IST)
Kedarnath and Gairsan: Two major poll issues
 
Kedarnath reconstruction and permanent capital in Gairsain have been the major poll issues for Congress. BJP has been successful in drawing the lines between development verses corruption in the state.
 
Narendra Modi has constantly reminded the voters about demonetisation, OROP and surgical strikes and other work done by BJP government in the Centre. So, it was between Rawat and Modi till the elections, but BJP can now face a tough challenge projecting a face for state if wins.

Mar 09, 2017 - 18:44 (IST)

Exit polls for 69 seats only; Karnaprayag witnessed delayed voting

As soon as voting ended for the Karnprayag Assembly seat in Uttarakhand, various exit polls started predicting results for parties in the fray. Chankya said BJP might win 53 seats, while giving 15 seats to congress and two for others.

News X-MRC predicted 38 seats for BJP and 30 for Congress, while two seats are for others.

Mar 09, 2017 - 18:37 (IST)

A selection of exit polls have all given the hill state of Uttarakhand to BJP

Mar 09, 2017 - 18:35 (IST)

MyAxis predicts easy win for BJP

Mar 09, 2017 - 18:27 (IST)

CVoter predicts tied assembly in Uttarakhand

Assembly elections in Uttarakhand ended on 15 February in a fight mainly between the ruling Congress and the BJP. Officials found that the vote percentage was higher than it was in 2012. Polling in 69 of the 70 constituencies in the hill state ended on a peaceful note, Election Commission officials said.

Maximum voting was reported from Haridwar (65 per cent) — where Chief Minister Harish Rawat is a candidate in one of the constituencies — followed by 63 per cent in Uttarkashi. Voters turnout in Uddhamsinghnagar was 63 per cent, followed by Nainital (57), Rudraprayag (54), Bagheshwar (53), Pithoragarh and Dehradun (51), Chamoli and Tehri (50) and Almora (47).

This is the fourth assembly polls in the state where 7.5 million voters decided the fate of 628 candidates. Men and women braved inclement weather at some places and voted in large numbers, officials said.

Polling in Karnprayag is being held on 9 March; it was suspended due to the death of the Bahujan Samaj Party candidate. According to an official, postal ballots will be received till March 11 morning, the day votes will be counted in all five states including Uttarakhand.

Uttarakhand had 10,685 polling stations. A total of 1,409 of them were classified "very sensitive", an official euphemism to mean trouble could be expected there. A polling station at Yamunotri was located at a height of 9,800 feet above sea level.

Although the Bahujan Samaj Party is also in the race, the Uttarakhand contest was dominantly between the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

with inputs from IANS

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