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Delhi Election 2020: AAP set for landslide victory; BJP, Congress reject exit poll

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 9 February 2020, 10:37 IST
Delhi Election 2020

Arvind Kejriwal led Aam Admi Party is all set to return to power in Delhi, as per all the exit polls released by various pollsters on Saturday, after the closing of polls.

The Times Now-Ipsos exit polls predicted that Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will retain his chair with the AAP winning 44 seats against 26 for the BJP.

The Republic-Jan ki Baat survey gave the AAP 48-61 seats and the BJP 9-21 seats. The TV9 Bharatvarsh-Cicero predicted 54 seats for the AAP, 15 for the BJP and one for the Congress. The exit polls predicted little improvement in the fortunes of the Congress which could not bag any seat in the 2015 polls. The AAP had scored an overwhelming victory in the 2015 polls, winning 67 seats and reducing the BJP to three.

However, the BJP and Congress have rejected the exit poll and said exit poll are not exact polls.

BJP leader Meenakshi Lekhi on Saturday dismissed exit polls which showed AAP winning a big majority in the Delhi Assembly Elections saying that "exit polls are not exact polls".

While expressing confidence that BJP will perform well, she claimed that Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is losing his Assembly seat.

"We used to have these review meetings daily. Today, this meeting took place a bit early. In this review meeting, we analysed what we, our workers observed on the ground, the strong and weak points. Second, the exit polls were analysed," she said while talking to ANI after a meeting.

"Exit Polls have taken the analysis of two booths per Assembly Constituency. This analysis is based just on 0.12 or 0.15 per cent considering that there are over 13,000 booths. Second, this analysis is based till 4 or 5 pm after which 11 to 15 per cent votes have been polled. So we think that our voter comes out of home after lunch. So these exit polls do not include that 11-15 per cent votes," she added.

Recalling the exit polls during the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, she said: "Exit Polls are not the exact poll. I want to give an example that in 2019, exit polls were giving 220 seats to NDA whereas BJP alone won 303 seats. I am sure BJP will perform well."

"I am saying Kejriwal is losing this Assembly seat. I do think so and I am saying that with complete faith. BJP is winning it," the BJP leader said.

Similarly, Congress has also dismissed the poll survey.

Delhi Congress chief Subhash Chopra said his party had done better and it would be proved on February 11.

"We will do better than predicted by the exit poll," Chopra said, pointing to the failure of the exit poll in Haryana and Maharashtra.

Voting for Delhi Assembly Elections took place earlier in the day while the counting of votes is on February 11.

(With ANI Inputs)

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First published: 9 February 2020, 10:00 IST