Exit Polls Live: How Will Uttarakhand, Manipur & Goa Fare in 2017?

  • Uttarakhand polled for 70 seats, recording a 68% voter turnout
  • Goa voted for 40 constituencies with a solid turnout of 83%
  • Manipur voted for 60 assembly seats in two phases, with an impressive turnout of 84 and 86 percent, respectively

Stay tuned for all the live updates on the exit polls for Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur.

  • For exit polls for Uttar Pradesh, click here.
  • For exit polls for Punjab, click here.

Uttarakhand: Will BJP Impress?

Uttarakhand went to polls on 15 February, voting on the back of a year which saw the worst political crisis in the state’s history.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which failed to win the state in 2012, will be hoping that it can reap the benefits of a major revolt against Chief Minister Harish Rawat by his party MLAs, which resulted in nearly two months of President’s rule.

Both Modi and Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi ran an extensive campaign in the hill state to woo the 75 lakh-plus voters on behalf of their candidates. It will be interesting to see which of the two national parties wins the state in 2017.

Here’s how the state fared in 2012.

(Photo: The Quint)

Also Read: Uttarakhand Elections: 68% Voter Turnout Till 5 PM

Manipur: Blockade Crisis the Decider?

The 2017 assembly polls in Manipur were conducted under the shadow of the continuing economic blockade and the resultant violence in the North-Eastern state.

Before the polls, the Ministry of Home Affairs had made desperate attempts to postpone elections in trouble-torn Manipur, but after the Election Commission decided to go ahead with the elections on time, the Congress party in Manipur looked like it regained lost ground against the BJP, which had fast been gaining popularity until the crisis.

The Bharatiya Janata Party will look to move on from its dismal showing in the state where it failed to open its account in the 60-seat state assembly. It will be interesting to see if the BJP, using the blueprint from Assam, can finally make headway into a state which has been ruled by the Congress for 15 years.

Here’s how the state fared in 2012.

(Photo: The Quint)

Also Read: In Manipur, the Dead Will Decide Who the Living Will Vote for

Goa: Will AAP Leave a Mark in 4-Way Fight

Political equations in Goa witnessed several twists in 2016, with friends turning foes overnight over petty issues.

The year 2016 saw the resurgence of an unexpected political force, Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party, which took the BJP head-on in the water-locked state. The Aam Aadmi Party, along with the Congress, were also part of the 4-way fight for the 40-seat assembly polls in 2017.

Here’s how the state fared in 2012.