Early trends show neck and neck race between BJP and Congress in Gujarat. And in Himachal, as was earlier predicted, it does not seem like a landslide win for the BJP.
New Delhi: An hour into counting of votes, it's a close fight in Gujarat. The BJP is leading in 91 of the key state's 182 seats, the Congress in 84. Analysts have called the Gujarat election a pivotal moment, a contest important not only for the state but also national politics. And in Himachal, as was earlier predicted, it does not seem like a landslide win for the BJP.
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Supporters perform a havan outside Congress President Rahul Gandhi's residence in Delhi (Photo: ANI)
NDTV's poll of exit polls, which is an aggregate of 10 exit polls shows the BJP is set to win in both Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh.
The poll of exit polls shows the BJP will get 116 seats in Gujarat and the Congress will get 65 seats. The total number of seats in the Gujarat assembly is 182.
In Himachal Pradesh, the poll of exit polls paints a more grim picture for the Congress. Out of a total number of 68 seats, the BJP is predicted to clinch 47 seats while the Congress could get around 20 seats.