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December 06, 2022 / 07:27 AM IST

Exit polls predict easy win for BJP in Gujarat, close contest in Himachal Pradesh

The Bharatiya Janata Party is set to win the Gujarat assembly elections comfortably, exit polls have predicted, although it will be a tight finish in Himachal Pradesh. In the Delhi municipal elections, the Aam Aadmi Party is set to win, pollsters said. A low voter turnout of less than 60 per cent was seen in the second phase of polling in Gujarat, down from nearly 70 per cent in 2017. The Congress’s tally will be drastically reduced in the 182-member Gujarat Assembly, but it will fight back in the 68-seat Himachal Pradesh assembly.

Why it’s important: The seventh consecutive win for the BJP in Gujarat assembly polls shows the party’s political dominance in that state. The AAP’s win in Delhi municipal elections will end the BJP’s 15-year winning streak. The decline of Congress continues.

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