The exit polls establish Modi as both the BJP's trump card and a potent threat to regional parties in all states where the BJP is today an also-ran. The exit polls prove that the BJP's various bypoll losses post 16 May were more a local reaction and had nothing to do with Modi's fading charisma. If anything, he looms larger than ever.
Some of the most influential voices from India Inc list down their expectations from the new state governments as they cast their vote today.
Rajdeep Sardesai, Editor-in-Chief, CNN-IBN believes there will always be bickering over seats and also that the alliances trouble perhaps is being overdone.
Anna Hazare is likely to announce a coordination panel by Saturday to take his apolitical anti-corruption movement forward. Hazare, who arrived here this afternoon, said he will hold a series of discussions with his associates in the next two days and visit a couple of places which have been shortlisted to house the movement's office in Delhi.