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

  • 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.

  • 19:15 (IST)

    Gramener predicts 38 seats for BJP

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 18:37 (IST)

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

  • 18:35 (IST)

    MyAxis predicts easy win for BJP

  • 18:27 (IST)

    CVoter predicts tied assembly in Uttarakhand

  • 18:25 (IST)

    Is Harish Rawat on his way out?

  • 18:24 (IST)

    India Today-Axis claims BJP win

    BJP will win 46-53 seats out of 70, while the Congress may have to settle for 12-21 constituencies, according to an India Today-MyAxis exit poll

  • 18:16 (IST)

    BJP will win big in Garhwal, Congress' gains down to the plains: CVoter

  • 18:12 (IST)

    Will Uttarakhand see a tied Assembly?

  • 18:11 (IST)

    Neck and neck battle for Uttarakhand, says CVoter

  • 17:59 (IST)

    Chanakya predicts comfortable win for BJP in Uttarakhand

  • 17:59 (IST)

    Close win for BJP, say exit polls

  • 17:54 (IST)

    CVoter predicts tied finish

    A CVoter exit poll has said it will be a tied finish in Uttarakhand, with BJP and Congress winning 32 seats each. UKP, BSP and independent candidates are expected to share five seats among themselves.

  • 17:53 (IST)

    BJP to win 38 out of 70 seats, says MRC

  • 17:51 (IST)

    Close win for BJP, says MRC exit poll

  • 17:50 (IST)

    NewsX-MRC exit poll gives BJP the edge in Uttarakhand

    The MRC exit poll predicts a closer contest, but still says BJP will inch ahead with 38 seats. Congress with 30 seats will come second, the poll says.

  • 17:46 (IST)

    Anti-incumbence may work against Congress again

  • 17:44 (IST)

    53 out of 70 seats for BJP in Uttarakhand, says Chanakya

    An exit poll conducted by Chanakya has said BJP will win 53 seats out of 70. Congress may have to settle for just 15 seats.

  • 17:38 (IST)

    Chanakya exit poll gives Uttarakhand to BJP

    The Chanakya exit poll has predicted a comfortable win for the BJP in Uttarakhand, leaving Congress far behind.

  • 17:25 (IST)

    Will Uttarakhand stave off anti-incumbency?

    Uttarakhand has always voted anti-incumbency, a trend going back to the first ever Assembly election in 2002. Will Harish Rawat be the first ever Uttarakhand chief minister to win an Assembly election? Exit poll results will be out very shortly.

  • 10:54 (IST)

    Harish Rawat dropped hints of defeat 

    Current chief minister of Uttarakhand, Harish Rawat has dropped the hints about possibilities of defeat of Congress party as he instructed the party workers and leader to be prepared for opposition, during his conversation in party office.

    Campaigning by prime minister Narendra  Modi and big leaders of BJP, seems to be enough to strengthen the belief of BJP workers as they are almost sure of government formation in the state. All the clouds will be clear on March 11 when counting will end. Both the political parties are eyeing on the day of counting to take their moves ahead.

  • 10:52 (IST)

    Counting for Uttarakhand polls will begin on 11 March, but speculation about results in the air 

    As the 70th seat is going for polls today in Uttarakhand, state is all set for counting on March 11. Speculation about results are in the air and both the political parties Congress and BJP are not sparing each other for using wrong means in the elections. 

  • 10:50 (IST)

    91,849 voters will use their vote

    A total of 91,849 voters will use their vote, in which 46268 are male and 45581 are female voters.

    Poor weather conditions and snow fall in the higher hills of Chamoli district may cause hindrance in voting at some polling booths.

    Polling parties have reached on all the 169 polling booths in the constituency.

  • 10:49 (IST)

    Gairsain: A prominent poll issue

    Gairsain, which has been demanded by hill dwellers to be made a permanent capital of the state, is a prominent poll issue in 2017 assembly elections in Uttarakhand. Gairsian falls in the same Chamoli district, Karnprayag assembly seat comes from. Gairsain is expected to be a deciding factor in polling because of hill sentiments among the voters.


  • 10:48 (IST)

    Karnaprayag polling 

    A total of nine candidates are in fray, including sitting MLA Anusuya Prasad Maikhuri from congress and Surendra singh Negi from BJP.

    This assembly seat has been the battle field of eminent leaders in Uttarakhand politics as former chief minister Ramesh Pokhariyal has contested three times from Karnprayag. Now deputy speaker of legislative assembly, Anusuya Prasad Maikhuri is sitting MlA from this seat.

  • 10:47 (IST)

    Polling begins in Karnprayag Assembly seat 

    Polling began in Karnprayag assembly seat in Chamoli district today in the morning. Elections in this constituency were deferred due to the death of BSP candidate Kuldeep Singh Kanwasi in a road accident. Kuldeep’s wife is contesting from BSP on this seat.

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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Updated Date: Mar 09, 2017 20:25:21 IST