After three exit polls predicted that the BJP has an advantage in Rajasthan, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on Friday said that the assembly results of December 3 will be in favour of the BJP.
The exit polls reinforced the perception of a hard contest in Rajasthan, with differences in their prediction of the winner in the crucial Hindi heartland state that has a nearly three-decade tradition of not repeating an incumbent government.
“People want transformation. I am sure the BJP is forming the government with a full majority in Rajasthan…The competition is limited to the exit polls only. The results of December 3 will be in favour of the BJP,” Rathore said after three exit polls predicted the BJP to be the clear winner in the state.
While three exit polls predicted the BJP to be the clear winner, two others showed Congress was ahead in the sweepstakes to form the next government in the state.
The exit poll predictions showed that “others” including smaller parties and independents could play a crucial role in the formation of the government when the results are announced on December 3. Rajasthan went to the polls on 199 of 200 assembly seats on November 25.
The Congress government in the state led by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot unleashed a series of populist schemes closer to the assembly election to ward off the challenge from the BJP.