Gujarat can win for the seventh time. However, after 15 years, the BJP may lose power in the Delhi Municipal Corporation, according to various booth return surveys. And while the Gujarat and Delhi municipal results were lopsided, in Himachal Pradesh there were signs of a close fight between the BJP and the Congress.
Booth returns survey
Along with Himachal Pradesh, and Gujarat assembly polls, the results of the booth return survey of the Delhi vote came out yesterday. BJP’s opponents claim that Narendra Modi and Amit Shah have decided to go to polls in three municipal councils in Delhi during assembly polls in other states to retain power. At the end of the day, all booth returns surveys, however, indicated that Arvind Kejriwal’s party is going to win at least 150 seats in the 25-seat Delhi Municipal Corporation. Like the Assembly, the people of Delhi are trusting AAP in the Delhi Municipal Assembly.
But despite good results in Delhi, Kejriwal’s party has finished third in Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat. On the positive side for the Aam Aadmi Party though, according to the booth return polls, they could capture at least 15 per cent of Gujarat’s votes. Even though congress has been getting anti-BJP votes so far, the survey indicates that the AAP candidates have divided the opposition votes. As a result, the number of seats in Congress is decreasing. Most of the booth return polls suggest that Congress’s number of seats in Gujarat is likely to remain close to 50.
Advantage of BJP
Which is at least twenty-seven less than last time. BJP is going to gain an advantage in Gujarat due to the division of opposition votes. Most surveys indicate that the BJP is going to close to 125 seats. Last time it was 99.
According to various booth return surveys, the Congress is breathing down the neck of the BJP in Himachal Pradesh, even as the people of Gujarat and Delhi have expressed a clear opinion at the ballot box. There is a possibility of a tough fight. Most of the booth return surveys have said that there is a strong possibility of Congress coming to power in the BJP-ruled state. A Headlines Today-Axis survey has made it clear that there is a shift in power in Himachal Pradesh.
Dozens of BJP candidates contested as independents in Himachal without getting tickets. Their struggle has made it difficult for the BJP to win. However, Chief Minister Jairam Thakur said, “Several booths return polls have indicated that the BJP is coming to power. Some have claimed that there will be a close fight in Himachal. We should wait for the results on December 8. However, according to our analysis, the BJP is going to come to power.”
However, the results of booth return surveys are not always consistent. But it is possible to understand the dynamics of voters’ minds. So, it’s all just a matter of time. Only then will this much-awaited result be known.