The Big Fight, a news show hosted by Marya Shakil, recently turned its focus to the exit polls results for the states of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Telangana, Chhattisgarh, and Mizoram. The discussion panel, boasting of names like G. Ranjith Reddy, Robert Romawia Royte, Sandeep Shastri, Ajay Alok, Rohan Gupta, Manisha Priyam, Amitabh Tiwari, and Sanjay Singh, delved into the implications of the exit poll results, potential political outcomes, and the accuracy of these polls in predicting election results.
Exit Polls: A Mixed Bag for BJP and Congress
The exit poll results, released by several media outlets, painted a picture of a neck and neck fight between the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh. The India Today Axis My India exit poll and Jan Ki Baat exit poll echoed this sentiment. The exit poll survey conducted by ABP News and CVoter threw up mixed results for these two major parties across the five states.
The Weight of Exit Poll Predictions
The heavyweight duo, Axis My India and CVoter, gave exactly opposite estimates in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Mizoram, adding to the confusion rather than providing clarity. The Big Fight aimed to dissect these predictions and provide audiences with a comprehensive understanding of the exit polls' significance and their role in shaping the political landscape.
Shaping the Political Future
An aggregate of exit polls predicted that the BJP is likely to retain power in Madhya Pradesh and may form the government in Rajasthan. Most exit polls predicted an edge to the Congress in Chhattisgarh and Telangana. In Mizoram, Zoram People's Movement (ZPM) was locked in a close race with the Mizo National Front (MNF).
The elections took place between November 7 and November 30, and the counting of votes is set to occur on December 3. However, in Mizoram, the counting of votes will take place on December 4, a day after it was originally scheduled, as per the Election Commission.