Exit Poll Results 2017 Live News Updates of Gujarat Assembly Elections: BJP Likely to Retain Gujarat With a Big Win
New Delhi, Dec 14: As was expected, Gujarat Assembly Elections 2017 proved to be hard-fought and intense as the bigwigs of Indian politics resorted to high-voltage commenting on each other includes Prime Minister Narendra Modi and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. After an intense election, the exit poll results will be released by various poll agencies after the second phase of Gujarat polls gets over on December 14. The exit polls will be an indication as to what would happen when the final results are announced on December 18, when counting for Gujarat and Himachal Assembly polls will happen. (Also read: Watch Live: Zee News Exit Poll Results of Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh Assembly Elections 2017)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah campaigned extensively in the state of Gujarat. It is a matter of prestige for them as the state is their bastion and they have made it big in national politics because of their performance in the coastal state. Amit Shah said during poll campaign that the Bharatiya Janata Party will win at least 150 seats as BJP’s vote share has risen ever since Modi became the Prime Minister of the country. (Also read: Manmohan Singh’s Rare Attack on PM: ‘Fearing Imminent Defeat in Gujarat, Modi’s Desperation is Palpable’)
Meanwhile, Congress President-elect Rahul Gandhi also addressed numerous rallies in the state. He slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for implementing decisions like demonetisation and Goods And Services Tax. He also questioned Modi’s development rhetoric.
The election campaigning took an ugly turn when Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar called Prime Minister ‘neech’. He was dismissed by the Congress leadership. The BJP top brass responded by opening a different front: PM Modi alleged that former PM Manmohan Singh and vice-president Hamid Ansari had met Pakistan high commissioner and its former foreign minister in a secret meeting. He alleged that Congress was colluding with Pakistan.
“I am deeply pained and anguished by the falsehood and canards being spread to score political points in a lost cause by none less than Prime Minister, Sh. Narender Modi. Fearing imminent defeat in Gujarat, desperation of Prime Minister to hurl every abuse and latch on to every straw is palpable. Sadly & regrettably, Sh. Modi is setting a dangerous precedent by his insatiable desire to tarnish every constitutional office, including that of a Former Prime Minister and Army Chief,” Manmohan Singh reacted on the accusations.