Srinagar, Dec 20: The five-phased assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir ended on Saturday, Dec 20. The election results will be declared on Tuesday, Dec 23.
As soon as the elections got over, the TV news channels presented the exit polls that painted a grim picture for the BJP. [Updates: Jharkhand, Jammu and Kashmir final phase polling end peacefully]
No 'Modi wave' effect in Kashmir Valley
If the exit polls are to believed, then there seems to be no effect of Modi-wave on the voters. The BJP, that had campaigned extensively in the state, looks far away from getting majority.
India TV- C Voter Exit Poll
India TV- C Voter exit poll survey predicted that Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will get the maximum number of votes.
It projected that PDP is likely to get 32 to 38 seats while the BJP may get 27 to 33 seats. Congress may get 4 to 10 seats while the ruling National Conference may beg 8 to 14 seats.
ABP-Neilson Exit Poll
This exit poll survey predicted 27 to 33 seats for BJP, 32 to 38 seats for PDP, 8 to 14 seats for NC and Others may get 2 to 8 seats.
NewsNation exit poll survey
BJP may get between 22 to 26 seats, PDP- 29 to 33 seats, NC-12 to 16 and Congress- 5 to 9 seats.
Most of the exit poll surveys projected BJP at number 2 position, thus making it the strong contender for the main opposition party.
Riding on the Modi-factor, the BJP seems to become the principal opposition party, which is not at all a bad for a party that was nowhere in scene before in Jammu and Kashmir.