The exit polls of Assembly elections held in Rajasthan, Telangana, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Mizoram on November 7 predicts an agonizing upshot for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.
Except for Telangana, which is governed by K Chandrashekar Rao's Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), the other four states are ruled by either BJP or Congress and the leaders of both parties have done all things possible to woo the voters.
Over 2,000 candidates are fighting for 199 seats in the 200 member Rajasthan state Assembly. The election results will decide whether the BJP will retain its position or Congress will come to power.
Rajasthan is governed by Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje. But there are many allegations against Raje including corruption, unemployment and insensitiveness. All of this has resulted in a decrease in BJP's followers.
The chief ministerial candidates from Congress in the state are Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot.
Congress state president and former Member of Parliament (MP) Sachin Pilot has the possibility of becoming the next CM of Rajasthan if Congress bags the elections. Pilot has been working actively since 2013 after the BJP came into power winning 163 seats out of the total 200 assembly seats.
Ashok Gehlot, Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) of Sardarpura constituency, Jodhpur and two-time CM of Rajasthan, also has a huge follower base in the party.
CM Vasundhara Raje during a core committee meeting of state party leaders in Jaipur said that she was confident on winning and that BJP will form the state government with a majority.
In the last twenty years, Rajasthan has never voted for the same party for two consecutive terms and has alternated between BJP and Congress. If this trend continues, the chances are that the state will choose Congress over BJP.
An aggregate of ten exit polls predicted that Congress will win 110 seats and the BJP will win 78 seats out of the 200 member state assembly. The Congress is said to make a massive sweep in the state of Rajasthan.