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

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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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