‘Should wait till Dec 8’: Jai Ram as exit polls project BJP to retain Himachal


Reacting to majority of exit polls projecting that the BJP would retain power in Himachal Pradesh, chief minister Jai Ram Thakur on Monday said people should still wait till December 8 (counting day).

Thakur, however, also said the BJP is likely to form the government comfortably.

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“Many of the exit polls are showing the BJP forming the government, while some show a neck-to-neck fight on a few seats. We should wait till December 8. According to our analysis, there’s a complete possibility of the BJP comfortably forming the government,” said Thakur, according to news agency ANI.

Himachal Pradesh voted on November 12 to elect members of its sixty-eight seat legislative assembly. On Monday, news channels came out with the results of their exit polls for election in the hill state. The seat projections were as follows:

Republic-P Marq: BJP (34-39 seats), Congress (28-33)

Times Now-ETG: BJP (38), Congress (28)

NewsX-Jan Ki Baat: BJP (32-40), Congress (27-34)

Zee News: BJP (35-40), Congress (20-25)

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