New Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party seemed set for a clear majority in the Delhi Assembly elections, with exit polls on Saturday giving it between 35 and 43 seats in the 70-member House. The BJP were projected to get 23 to 29 seats. The Congress was being given three to five.
As per the India Today Cicero exit poll BJP is expected to get 23-29, AAP 35-43 seats and Congress 3-5 seats.
The ABP News-Nielsen exit poll gave BJP 28, AAP 39 and Congress 3 seats.
An estimated 67 per cent voters exercised their franchise in the Delhi Assembly polls, an increase of 1.37% over 2013.
The Delhi polls are seen as a direct contest between AAP and BJP and being billed as a referendum on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a description rejected by his party leaders.
In 2013 assembly polls, the overall voting percentage was 66 which was an increase of around 9 per cent from 57.58 per cent in 2008.
This is the second Assembly polls in Delhi within little over one year. The Assembly polls in December 2013 had thrown a hung verdict with BJP winning 31 seats and AAP making a stunning debut by wresting 28 seats while Congress got only eight in the 70-member Assembly.
The elections are significant as a defeat for BJP may bolster the opposition while a victory for the party will increase its confidence ahead of Assembly polls in Bihar later this year.
Kejriwal, who led AAP’s spirited campaign, today exuded confidence of getting a clear mandate for his party as he said truth will triumph in the polls.