Delhi Assembly election 2015: Exit polls predict majority for AAP, BJP lags behind

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New Delhi, Feb 7: As voting for this year's first prestigious Delhi Assembly election comes to an end, the exit poll predictions have started coming in.

Has Delhi given 'thumbs up' to AAP?
As per the first cut of exit poll surveys, Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is ahead of rivals BJP and Congress in early projections in the national capital.

Based on voting until 3 pm, the AAP is going to get clear majority in the 70-member Delhi Assembly.

ABP News-Nielsen exit poll

According to ABP News-Nielsen exit poll, AAP will get 39 seats in Delhi while its close contender BJP is projected to get 28 seats and Congress is getting 3 seats.

Times Now-C-Voter exit poll

The C-Voter exit poll gave the AAP 31-39 seats, the BJP 27-35 and the Congress two to four seats.

India Today-Cicero exit poll

The India Today-Cicero exit poll survey gave 35-43 seats to AAP, while BJP is getting only 23-29 seats and Congress will get 0-2 seats.

Today's Chanakya exit poll

Today's Chanakya exit poll survey has given a whopping 48 seats to AAP, while giving a paltry 22 seats to the BJP and Congress is not going to open its account in the national capital.  

A party needs at least 36 seats to form a majority government and AAP seems to be getting pretty close to the magical figure. The AAP and the BJP were widely seen as the principal contenders for power in Delhi.

In the 2013 Assembly polls BJP got 32 seats, AAP bagged 28 seats, Congress received 8 seats and Independents got 2 seats.

In view of the heavy voter turnout, the Election Commission has extended the voting time beyond the scheduled deadline of 6 pm to enable those in the queues to exercise their franchise. Large number of voters were still queuing up outside polling stations in various localities beyond the official deadline of voting.

The Commission said all those who entered the booth premises before 6 pm will be able to vote. An estimated 63.46 per cent voters exercised their franchise till 5 pm and Election Commission officials said voter turnout may break the record of 2013 assembly polls.

In 2013 assembly polls, the overall voting percentage was 66 which was an increase of around 9 per cent from 57.58 per cent in 2008.

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