The exit poll result for three Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ruled states, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh, one Congress party ruled state, Mizoram, and Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) ruled, Telangana, have brought a ray of hope to the downfalling Congress party, while causing a heart attack to the saffron party, BJP. The much known heart of BJP, Rajasthan, brought a very worrisome news for BJP as it’s star campaigner and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, himself, addressed around 10 rallies in the state, as much as he did in Madhya Pradesh. It is also worrisome for BJP as the upcoming battle of 2019 Lok Sabha elections will, notably, be almost based on the outcome of the result of these five states. The prodigious Congress leaders, Sachin Pilot and Ashok Gehlot, are on their cloud nine feeling after the exit poll result for Rajasthan shows Rajasthan close to the ‘hand’ of Congress party.
“I am of the firm belief that when the results come out on Tuesday (December 11), the numbers for the Congress party will be better than what any of the exit polls have predicted,” reacted Pilot post the exit poll result on December 7, quoted New Indian Express. Further adding, he recalled the extent to which he and his party workers went to gaze people’s decision over welcoming Congress this time. He also blamed the BJP leaders sitting in the central government, for neglecting Rajasthan. “For five years what did the central government do to help Rajasthan? The PM only came to seek votes. The 2019 elections will set a tone for a difficult times for BJP,” Pilot said, quoted India Today.
The other Congress leader in the race to be the Chief Minister of the state is the two time Chief Minister and three time Union minister, Ashok Gehlot. Gehlot expressed his happiness on the Exit Poll result, but dodged the question if he is becoming the Chief Minister of Rajasthan for the third time this time, if Congress party wins in the state. “My duty is to do what the party decides. I have been a chief minister for 10 years, a union minister thrice, I have never asked for anything and the party gave me everything. Why ask now?,” Gehlot told NDTV. However, the final result on Rajasthan is unfolding on Tuesday, which will tell us if Congress party wins as predicted in the exit poll result or will it be just a ‘golden dream’ for Congress party. The exit poll result for Rajasthan by various sources for 200 total seats are as follows
India Today – Axis My India: 119 – 141 Seats (Congress) + 55 – 72 Seats (BJP) + 1 – 3 Seats (BSP+) + 3 – 8 Seats (Others)
ABP: 101 Seats (Congress) + 83 Seats (BJP) + 0 Seats (BSP+) + 15 Seats (Others)
Republic – Jan Ki Baat: 81 – 101 Seats (Congress) + 83 – 103 Seats (BJP) + 0 Seats (BSP+) + 16 Seats (Others)
Times Now – CNX: 105 Seats (Congress) + 85 Seats (BJP) + 2 Seats (BSP+) + 7 Seats (Others)
CVoter: 129 – 145 Seats (Congress) + 55 – 68 Seats (BJP) + 0 Seats (BSP+) + 5 – 11 Seats (Others)