Gujarat elections 2017: 1 in 3 did not cast vote in Ahmedabad

Taking to Twitter on Friday, Yadav posted the exit poll results of Bihar Assembly elections 2015 and posted,"Remember Exit Poll predictions for Bihar Elections- 2015: Today's Chanakya: BJP-155, GA-83; NewsX/CNX: BJP- 95, GA -135 Times Now-CVoter: BJP-111, GA-122; Dainik Jagran: BJP-130 GA - 97; ABP/ Nielsen: BJP-130 GA- 108; India Today-Cicero: BJP-120 GA- 117".

The Times Now-VMR exit poll predicted 109 seats for the BJP and 70 for the Congress while three will go to others. Leaders of both Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have asserted that their respective parties will win the elections. Others in the state are likely to bag around 2 to 4 seats as against the 6 seats they had won in 2012. In the big cities, such as Ahmedabad, Surat, Rajkot, Vadodara, despite the strong Patidar movement led by Hardik Patel, and the OBC-Dalit agitation driven by Alphesh Thakor and Jignesh Mevani, the cities seem to have stuck their necks out to retain the incumbent BJP. The final results will be out on December 18. They were also unanimous in predicting that the BJP would win the polls in Himachal Pradesh.

Punters on Gujarat polls have predicted 100-103 seats for BJP. While BJP is winning 19 seats in Kangra and 15 in Mandi, Congress is trailing behind with 5 and 9 seats in the respective areas. In north Gujarat, the Congress leads on 18 of the 32 seats in the region and the BJP leads on only 14.

After Bihar elections in 2015, except one, all exit polls indicated a clear win for BJP.

The exit polls predict that the urban swathes of the state have remained firmly with the ruling BJP and have chosen to put their faith in Brand Narendra Modi and his version of development. While the Hindus in the state voted for the saffron party, the Muslims have shown their support for Congress by giving the party majority of the votes. The first phase of the elections to 89 seats in Gujarat was held on December 9, with a 68% voter turnout. A total of 851 candidates were in the fray in the final phase.

Saurashtra-Kutch region sends the largest number of MLAs, 54, to the Gujarat Assembly.