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Neck-And-Neck Race In Madhya Pradesh, Present Very Early Leads

The Congress’ 2018 election win broke a streak of three successive wins for the BJP (File).

New Delhi:

The BJP is ready to say an enormous win within the Madhya Pradesh Meeting election.

That is regardless of exit polls predicting a good race and a few even giving the Congress an out of doors likelihood at ousting the BJP from a state it has dominated since 2003. At 12.30 pm the BJP was forward in 160 seats – greater than double the Congress’ 67. These numbers characterize a staggering acquire of 51 seats for the BJP and an equally staggering lack of 47 for the Congress, relative to the 2018 outcomes.

Ex-Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati’s BSP is main in two of the three remaining seats.  

Among the many heavyweights, Chief Minister Shivraj Chouhan was main from Budhni and his predecessor, the Congress’ Kamal Nath, was forward in his bastion of Chhindwara.

Talking after BJP win turned clear, Mr Chouhan praised the occasion’s ‘double engine’ strategy.

“The explanation for this (win for the BJP) is the double-engine authorities and the welfare schemes. These touched the hearts of voters… we’ll win with a snug majority.”

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Earlier in the present day Kamal Nath had declared himself “very assured” of a Congress win.

On Thursday too he performed down exit polls’ prediction. In a publish on X (previously Twitter) he stated, “I wish to remind all Congress staff of their power… it’s due to your arduous work and dedication the general public has voted overwhelmingly… public will put a stamp on the Congress authorities.”

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Nevertheless, Shivraj Chouhan was assured the BJP would return to energy and kind the federal government for a fifth time. This morning he stated the occasion would retain energy with a commanding majority.

“… I’m assured that with the blessings of the folks and the in a position management of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the BJP will kind authorities once more with a full majority,” Mr Chouhan stated on X.

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Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia – whose walk-out of the Congress in 2020 introduced down the Kamal Nath authorities – stated he too was assured the folks would put their religion within the BJP. “We’ll wait until the whole outcomes are in. We’ll kind authorities with full majority. The folks’s religion in PM and the welfare schemes are the explanations for such a mandate.”

What Did Exit Polls Say?

The exit polls had predicted a good BJP vs Congress race, with the chances, maybe, in favour of the previous.

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4 of 9 exit polls gave the BJP a snug win; three gave it over 139 of the Meeting’s 230 seats.

Madhya Pradesh has been a BJP stronghold – the occasion has gained three of the previous 4 elections – since Digvijaya Singh led the Congress to back-to-back wins in 1993 and 1998. These wins have been the final time the Congress defended a state.

The Congress had stated it was assured it might upset the BJP’s apple cart this time and, crucially, its plans for subsequent yr’s Lok Sabha election. The exit polls, nevertheless, disagreed. Solely 4 predicted a return near the 116+ seats it must win.

Even then, in every case the BJP remained inside hanging distance in a state they’ve dominated since 2003.

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