New Delhi190C
Monday, Mar 4, 2024

Chhattisgarh exit poll highlights: Projections show advantage Congress

Chhattisgarh exit poll results 2023 LIVE updates: The Congress is seeking a second term. The BJP is eyeing a comeback in the state it ruled for 15 years.
A provisional turnout of around 71 per cent was recorded in the first phase of Chhattisgarh assembly elections amid Naxalite violence and the call for boycott, officials said.
A provisional turnout of around 71 per cent was recorded in the first phase of Chhattisgarh assembly elections amid Naxalite violence and the call for boycott, officials said.

Chhattisgarh exit poll results 2023 highlights: Several exit polls on Thursday predicted a clear advantage to Congress in a neck-and-neck contest with the Bharatiya Janata Party in Chhattisgarh.

Chhattisgarh voted in a two-phased assembly election on November 7 and 17, the only state among the five which went to polls in a high-octane electoral contest this month. Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Telangana and Mizoram are the other states that voted to elect their respective state assemblies.

Assembly elections 2023 exit polls: Complete LIVE coverage

Chhattisgarh, the tribal dominated state carved out of Madhya Pradesh has a 90-member strong legislative assembly. The first phase of the election were held on November 7 in which 20 constituencies voted. Polling for remaining 70 seats took place on November 17.

Chhattisgarh is witnessing a direct contest between the ruling Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party. The grand old party is expecting to retain power in the state for another term. On the other hand, the BJP is hoping to make a comeback in the state it ruled for 15 years from 2003 to 2018.

Exit Polls for 2023 Assembly elections: When and where to check results

Chief minister Bhupesh Baghel contested from Patan seat. He was pitted against BJP's Vijay Baghel, who happens to be his distant nephew. The CM was also challenged by Janata Congress Chhattisgarh's Amit Jogi, son of ex-chief minister Ajit Jogi.

The other key Congress candidates include deputy CM TS Singh Deo (Ambikapur), Charan Das Mahant (Sakti), Tamradhwaj Sahu (Durg Rural), Ravindra Choubey (Saja) and Jai Singh Agrawal (Korba).

Former chief minister and BJP leader Raman Singh contested from his stronghold Rajnandgaon. The other saffron party candidates include Tamradhwaj Sahu (Durg Rural), Ravindra Choubey (Saja), Jai Singh Agrawal (Korba), Umesh Patel (Kharsia).

These elections are crucial as they are taking place months before the Lok Sabha elections scheduled for April-May next year.

The counting of votes will take place on December 3.

Follow all the updates here:
Nov 30, 2023 10:06 PM IST

EC cracked whip on several occasions; seizures over ₹2,000 cr made

The Election Commission cracked its whip on several occasions to ensure a level playing field for all parties in the five states where assembly polls were held even as authorities seized freebies, drugs, cash and liquor worth over 2,000 crore aimed at alluring voters.

Elections were held in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Rajasthan and Telangana between November 7-November 30 and the counting of votes would take place on December 3.

Acting on complaints and inputs by the local poll machinery, the EC issued show cause notices and advisories to top politicians to adhere to the provisions of the model code.

Nov 30, 2023 9:48 PM IST

Chhattisgarh exit polls 2023 LIVE updates: ‘Counting of votes will put all speculations to rest,’ says BJP leader

On exit poll predictions, BJP leader Santosh Pandey tells news agency ANI,"Rest assured that the BJP will form the government with an absolute majority in the state. The counting of votes on December 3 will put all speculations at rest."

Nov 30, 2023 9:33 PM IST

Chhattisgarh exit polls 2023 LIVE updates: After exit polls, both Congress and BJP predict ‘thumping’ wins

While exit polls are predicting a close fight between the ruling Congress and the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party in Chhattisgarh, both Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel and former CM Raman Singh on Thursday predicted thumping wins for their parties. Deep dive

Nov 30, 2023 8:53 PM IST

Chhattisgarh exit poll results 2023 LIVE updates: ‘Confident of forming govt with handsome majority,’ says Baghel

Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel told PTI he is confident of the Congress forming government with a 'handsome majority. “Are the numbers consistent in the seven exit polls? After two days, the numbers quoted in these exit-poll projections will stabilise and settle. Regardless of the exit-poll projections, we are confident of forming the government in Chhattisgarh with a handsome majority,” he said.

Nov 30, 2023 8:38 PM IST

Chhattisgarh exit poll results 2023 LIVE updates: ‘High command to decide next CM’, says TS Singh Deo

Chhattisgarh deputy Chief Minister T S Singh Deo on Thursday said he takes exit polls results with a pinch of salt and the Congress will retain power in the state. The party high command's choice for the chief minister's post would be acceptable to all, he told PTI in Delhi.

Nov 30, 2023 8:07 PM IST

Chhattisgarh exit poll results 2023 LIVE updates: ‘BJP will win 52 seats, form govt’, says ex-CM Raman Singh

"BJP will win on 52-55 seats and form a government in Chhattisgarh," says former chief minister Raman Singh.

Nov 30, 2023 7:51 PM IST

Chhattisgarh exit poll results 2023 LIVE updates: ‘BJP will form government’, says state BJP chief

Chhattisgarh BJP chief Arun Sao exudes confidence of BJP forming government in state. "These exit polls are based on a limited sample. I have been visiting places across the state and meeting people for the last 1.5 years. Because of PM Modi's guarantee and Congress government's failures, I can say that BJP will form government in Chhattisgarh," Sao told PTI after exit poll projections predicted a neck-and-neck fight in the state.

Nov 30, 2023 7:40 PM IST

Chhattisgarh exit poll results 2023 LIVE updates: ‘Will remain close to target of getting 75 seats’, says Baghel

Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel tells ANI,"We had set a target of getting 75 seats and we will remain close to that figure..."

Nov 30, 2023 7:23 PM IST

Chhattisgarh exit poll results 2023 LIVE updates: TV9 Bharatvarsh-Polsrat predicts close BJP-Cong contest

Chhattisgarh exit poll results 2023 LIVE updates: The TV9 Bharatvarsh-Polstrat predicted close contest in Chhattisgarh

Here are the predictions.

BJP 35-45

INC 40-50

OTH 0-3

Nov 30, 2023 7:10 PM IST

Chhattisgarh exit poll results 2023 LIVE updates: ‘Cong will get 60 seats’, says deputy CM Deo on projections

Chhattisgarh exit poll results 2023 LIVE updates: Chhattisgarh deputy chief minister TS Singh Deo predicts Congress will get 60 seats. “It is a matter of satisfaction that projections are showing Congress ahead and I believe Congress will get around 60 seats...The decision on CM will be taken by the Congress high command. Whatever they decide, we will accept,” Deo told ANI.

Nov 30, 2023 6:55 PM IST

Chhattisgarh exit poll results 2023 LIVE updates: Republic-Matrize predicts advantage Cong over BJP

Chhattisgarh exit poll results 2023 LIVE updates: Republic-Matrize exit poll projections have showed that the Congress is likely to win 44-52 seats. The BJP is predicted to bag 34-42 seats.

Nov 30, 2023 6:50 PM IST

Chhattisgarh exit poll results 2023 LIVE updates: Today's Chanakya- News24 predicts 57 seats for Cong

Chhattisgarh exit poll results 2023 LIVE updates: Today's Chanakya- News24 projections point to Congress winning 57 seats against BJP's tally of 33.

Nov 30, 2023 6:45 PM IST

Chhattisgarh exit poll results 2023 LIVE updates: Times Now-ETG Research predicts Cong clinching 48-56 seats

Chhattisgarh exit poll results 2023 LIVE updates: Times Now-ETG Research predicts advantage Congress in Chhattisgarh. As per the exit poll projections, the grand old party is predicted to win 48-56 seats. The BJP is likely to win 32-40 seats while others may bag 2-4 seats.

Nov 30, 2023 6:20 PM IST

Chhattisgarh exit poll results 2023 LIVE updates: Track projections for all states that went to polls

Chhattisgarh Exit Poll live Updates: Here is a consolidated list of exit poll projections of all the five states that voted this month.

Nov 30, 2023 6:15 PM IST

Chhattisgarh exit poll results 2023: Edge to Congress in neck-and-neck contest with BJP

The Congress party is likely to edge out BJP in Chhattisgarh in a neck-and-neck electoral contest, early exit polls predictions said. The party had scored a landslide victory in 2018, winning 68 of the 90 seats in the state's assembly. Deep dive

Nov 30, 2023 6:09 PM IST

Chhattisgarh exit polls 2023 LIVE updates: Jan Ki Baat predicts advantage Cong in tough fight with BJP

The Jan Ki Baat exit poll predicts advantage Congress with 42-53 seats. The Bharatiya Janata Party is predicted to bag 34-45 seats.

Nov 30, 2023 5:58 PM IST

Chhattisgarh exit polls 2023 LIVE updates: ABP-CVoter predicts Cong winning 47 against BJP's 42 in a neck and neck contest

The ABP-CVoter exit poll has predicted the Congress securing a majority by winning 47 seats in a tight contest with BJP. The saffron party is projected to win 42 seats.

Nov 30, 2023 5:50 PM IST

Chhattisgarh exit polls 2023 LIVE updates: TV5 predicts Cong comfortably retaining state

The TV5 News Exit Poll has predicted the Congress sweeping the polls by winning 54-66 seats. The BJP is predicted to win 29-39 seats.

Nov 30, 2023 5:38 PM IST

Chhattisgarh exit polls 2023 LIVE updates: India Today-Axis My India predicts Cong ahead in tight contest

The India Today-Axis My India exit poll has predicted Cong to bag 40-50 seats against BJP's 36-46 seats. The other parties predicted to bag 1-5 seats in a tight contest.

Nov 30, 2023 5:21 PM IST

Chhattisgarh exit polls 2023 LIVE updates: When were last elections held?

The last elections were held in Chhattisgarh on November 12 and 20 in 2018. The counting of votes was held on December 11 that year.

Nov 30, 2023 5:12 PM IST

Chhattisgarh exit poll 2023 LIVE updates: Who is Bhupesh Baghel, the man who led Cong to win in 2018 elections

Bhupesh Baghel, hailing from the Kurmi (OBC) community that comprises 14 per cent of the state's population, is the chief minister since 2018. He took over as the state Congress chief in October 2014, nearly a year-and-a-half after the Maoist attack in in May, 2013, in which many of the party’s senior leaders were killed.

He was first elected as a legislator from Patan in 1993 and then consecutively in 1998 and 2003 from the same constituency.

In the 2008 assembly polls, he lost to BJP’s Vijay Baghel, following which he was given a ticket from Raipur for the 2009 Lok Sabha election, which he also lost to the saffron party’s Ramesh Bais.

But he bounced back in the state in 2013 by winning from Patan assembly seat and again emerging victorious from the same seat in the 2018 polls.

Nov 30, 2023 4:47 PM IST

Chhattisgarh exit polls 2023 live updates: How much vote share did parties secure in 2018

The 2018 assembly elections witnessed a Congress sweep with 68 out of 90 seats in the Chhattisgarh assembly. The grand old party secured a vote share of 43.04 per cent. The BJP, that was then ruling the state, bagged 15 seats with a vote share of 32.97 per cent. Mayawati's BSP won two seats with a vote share of 3.87 per cent. The Janta Congress Chhattisgarh won five seats with a vote share of 7.61 per cent.

Nov 30, 2023 4:39 PM IST

Chhattisgarh exit polls 2023 live updates: How Congress recovered from deadly Maoist attack to give BJP a tough fight in 2013

The 2010s witnessed the rise of Maoism in Chhattisgarh, not to forget the 2010 Dantewada attack in which 76 Central Reserve Police Force personnel lost their lives.

On May 25, 2013, a convoy of state Congress leaders was ambushed by Maoists in Bastar district. At least 27 people including state Congress chief Nand Kumar Patel, his son Dinesh, party leader Mahendra Karma and former MLA Uday Mudaliyar were killed in the attack. Veteran Congress leader Vidya Charan Shukla was grievously injured and succumbed to his injuries in the hospital later.

The BJP won that election with 49 seats, and the Congress secured 39.

Nov 30, 2023 4:29 PM IST

From Ajit Jogi to Bhupesh Baghel: A brief recap of Chhattisgarh's chief ministers

Madhya Pradesh was divided in 2000 leading to the creation of Chhattisgarh. Out of the 90 seats that went to the new state, the Congress had 48 MLAs. Ajit Jogi, a former Indian Administrative Services (IAS) officer who joined Congress in 1986, was elected chief minister.

But the Congress paid the price of purported infighting and lost the 2003 assembly election to the BJP. Raman Singh was sworn in as the chief minister and remained in office till 2018.

The 2018 assembly election witnessed the Congress secure a landslide win as it clinched 68 seats, reducing the then ruling BJP to mere 15 seats. Baghel was chosen to lead the state.

Nov 30, 2023 4:15 PM IST

How the Chhattisgarh assembly looks like now?

According to the Chhattisgarh assembly website, the 90-member house is led by the Congress with 71 seats. Principal opposition BJP has 13 members. The Janta Congress Chhattisgarh has three legislators while Mayawati-led Bahujan Samaj Party has one member. One seat is lying vacant.

Nov 30, 2023 4:03 PM IST

Chhattisgarh exit polls 2023 LIVE updates: Key BJP candidates in fray

The Bharatiya Janata Party is eyeing a comeback in the state that was created during its rule at the Centre in 2000. The saffron party had ruled Chhattisgarh for 15 years from 2003 to 2018 when it was routed by the Congress.

Raman Singh, who helmed the state as CM during the BJP's rule, contested once again from his Rajnandgaon seat. BJP heavyweight and former minister Kedar Kashyap contested from Narayanpur. The other prominent BJP candidates include Tamradhwaj Sahu (Durg Rural), Ravindra Choubey (Saja), Jai Singh Agrawal (Korba) and Umesh Patel (Kharsia)

Nov 30, 2023 3:43 PM IST

Chhattisgarh exit polls 2023 LIVE updates: Key Cong candidates in fray

The key Congress candidates include Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel who contested from Patan seat. His deputy TS Singh Deo was in fray from Ambikapur.

Assembly speaker Charan Das Mahant contested from Sakti assembly constituency. Parliamentary affairs minister Ravindra Choubey is contesting from the Saja assembly constituency.

Nov 30, 2023 3:34 PM IST

How 2018 Chhattisgarh exit polls fared

How different agencies predicted the 2018 Chhattisgarh exit polls
How different agencies predicted the 2018 Chhattisgarh exit polls

The 2018 exit polls for Chhattisgarh witnessed various pollsters predicting a tough contest between the BJP and the Congress. CNX-Times Now and CSDS-ABP had predicted a BJP win but with a comfortable majority. However, CVoter-Republic had predicted a hung assembly with the Bahujan Samaj Party projected to play a kingmaker in the formation of the next government in the state.

But the results were indeed surprising for many as the Congress swept the elections by winning 68 out of the 90 seats.

Nov 30, 2023 3:16 PM IST

Chhattisgarh exit poll results 2023 LIVE: Election Commission notification for embargo on exit polls

The Election Commission of India (EC), in a notification informed that the exit polls can be out after 5:30 pm.

"In Commission's Notification No. 576/Exitl2023/SDRIV 01.1 dated 3pt October 2023 for the words and figures "7:00 AM on 7th November 2023(Tuesday) and 6.30 PM on 30th November 2023 (Thursday)" the words and figures 7:00 AM on 7th November 2023(Tuesday) and 5.30 PM on 30th November 2023 (Thursday) may be substituted," the ECI said.

Nov 30, 2023 4:03 PM IST

Chhattisgarh exit polls 2023 LIVE updates: Key BJP candidates in fray

The Bharatiya Janata Party is eyeing a comeback in the state that was created during its rule at the Centre in 2000. The saffron party had ruled Chhattisgarh for 15 years from 2003 to 2018 when it was routed by the Congress.

Raman Singh, who helmed the state as CM during the BJP's rule, contested once again from his Rajnandgaon seat. BJP heavyweight and former minister Kedar Kashyap contested from Narayanpur. The other prominent BJP candidates include Tamradhwaj Sahu (Durg Rural), Ravindra Choubey (Saja), Jai Singh Agrawal (Korba) and Umesh Patel (Kharsia)

Nov 30, 2023 3:43 PM IST

Chhattisgarh exit polls 2023 LIVE updates: Key Cong candidates in fray

The key Congress candidates include Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel who contested from Patan seat. His deputy TS Singh Deo was in fray from Ambikapur.

Assembly speaker Charan Das Mahant contested from Sakti assembly constituency. Parliamentary affairs minister Ravindra Choubey is contesting from the Saja assembly constituency.

Nov 30, 2023 3:34 PM IST

How 2018 Chhattisgarh exit polls fared

How different agencies predicted the 2018 Chhattisgarh exit polls
How different agencies predicted the 2018 Chhattisgarh exit polls

The 2018 exit polls for Chhattisgarh witnessed various pollsters predicting a tough contest between the BJP and the Congress. CNX-Times Now and CSDS-ABP had predicted a BJP win but with a comfortable majority. However, CVoter-Republic had predicted a hung assembly with the Bahujan Samaj Party projected to play a kingmaker in the formation of the next government in the state.

But the results were indeed surprising for many as the Congress swept the elections by winning 68 out of the 90 seats.

Nov 30, 2023 3:16 PM IST

Chhattisgarh exit poll results 2023 LIVE: Election Commission notification for embargo on exit polls

The Election Commission of India (EC), in a notification informed that the exit polls can be out after 5:30 pm.

"In Commission's Notification No. 576/Exitl2023/SDRIV 01.1 dated 3pt October 2023 for the words and figures "7:00 AM on 7th November 2023(Tuesday) and 6.30 PM on 30th November 2023 (Thursday)" the words and figures 7:00 AM on 7th November 2023(Tuesday) and 5.30 PM on 30th November 2023 (Thursday) may be substituted," the ECI said.