Exit polls projections on UP, Uttarakhand proven wrong

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New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) Most exit polls that predicted a hung Uttar Pradesh assembly and AAP winning power in Punjab were proven wrong on Saturday with the BJP poised to get over 300 seats in the 403-member UP house, and AAP getting less than 30 seats in the 117-member Punjab assembly.

Some surveys that had put the Congress and AAP in a neck and neck finish in Punjab were also proven wrong as well as those claiming a similar situation between the BJP and the Congress in Uttarakhand.

However, exit polls that indicated a rout for the Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alliance in Punjab have been proven right as the ruling alliance was limited to less than 20 seats as well as the predictions that BJP would do well in Uttarakhand, with the party poised to get over 55 seats out of total 70.

Projections that Goa may get a hung assembly were also proven right with no party seeming to be gaining the required number of seats to form the government in 40-seat house.

Surveys about Manipur that BJP would win within a range of 25-31 of the 60 seats, have also been proven wrong with the Congress leading the race with over 25 seats.

In 2015 Bihar assembly elections also, most exit polls had predicted a close contest between the Grand Alliance of the Janata Dal-U, the Rashtriya Janata Dal and the Congress and the BJP, but the former went on to register a huge victory.

–IANS

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