AAP set to storm back to power, say exit polls
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AAP set to storm back to power, say exit polls

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New Delhi, Feb 8 : Exit polls by various television channels on Saturday predicted a return to power by the ruling Aam Aadmi Party for its third term in national capital. Exit polls conducted by different news channels predicted a massive victory for the Arvind Kejriwal-led party in the elections to the 70-member Delhi Assembly for which the election was held on Saturday. India Today-Axis exit poll has predicted a landslide win for AAP.

The India Today-Axis exit polls forecast 59-68 seats for the ruling party, while giving 2-11 seats to the BJP. The Congress was given zero seat. The India Today has predicted 56 per cent of total vote share for AAP. Poll of polls predicting around 56 seats for AAP while 14 for BJP and zero for Congress. According to an exit poll by IPSOS-Times Now, AAP is expected to win 44 seats while the BJP could garner 26 seats.

The grand old party might not be able to open their account second consecutive time. On the other hand, an exit poll by Pollstrat-NewsX forecast 50 to 56 seats for AAP and 10 to 14 seats for the saffron party. The exit poll predicted a zero seat for the Congress. The exit polls by Jan ki Baat-Republic has predicted between 48 and 61 seats to the ruling party in Delhi , while they are giving 9 to 21 seats to BJP.

The Exit polls also predicted 0 to one seat for Congress party. According to exit poll by Neta-India News, AAP would get 53-57, BJP 11-17 and Congress 0-2. As per the C-Voter ABP News exit poll, AAP will win 49-63 seats in Delhi, while the BJP is predicted to win 5-19 seats and Congress 0-4. The exit poll by Cicero-TV9 Bharatvarsh says that AAP would secure 54 seats, while BJP would get plus 15 and Congress plus one. The majority mark in the 70-member Assembly is 36. A tentative voter turnout of 57.06 per cent was recorded in the Delhi polls .

The Election Commission said that the percentage of the voting might go up as the voting was still underway at many places. In 2015, AAP had registered a landslide victory in the national capital by winning 67 of 70 seats, while BJP was limited to three seats. The Congress drew a blank first time in national capital. About 57.06 per cent voting was registered in Delhi Assembly polls till 1800 hrs on Saturday, the Election Commission said, adding that the figure would rise as long queues of people were still waiting in several booths to cast their votes. (UNI)

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