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Exit polls show close contest in MP, Chhattisgarh; give Rajasthan to Congress
This round of election is seen as a semi final before the parliamentary election next summer, when prime minister Narendra Modi will seek re-election. Out of the five states where voting was held since last month, the BJP rules three, all states that contributed immensely to Modi’s majority in the 2014 Lok Sabha election.

  Exit polls show a close contest between the ruling BJP and the Congress in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. In Rajasthan, exit polls predict a Congress win, while in Telangana, they favour Chief Minister K Chandrashekhara Rao’s TRS.

Elections were held in five states since last month. Votes will be counted on Tuesday, December 11. Surveys for all states are being released today after polling ended in Rajasthan and Telangana. Mizoram too had voted last month.

A poll conducted by Axis My India - India Today and Aaj Tak predicts a range of 102 to 120 seats for the BJP, seeking a fourth straight term in Madhya Pradesh and 104 to 122 for the Congress. But a Times Now- CNX survey predicts a clear majority for the BJP with 126 seats, while it gives the Congress 89 seats, a marked improvement over its tally in the last election but still trailing the BJP.

India TV poll gives BJP 122-130 seats against its 165 in 2013 and Congress 86-92 seats as opposed to its 58 seats in 2013. The Republic Jan Ki Baat survey predicts 108-128 seats fopr the BJP, 95 -111 for the Congress

Madhya Pradesh has 230 seats and the majority mark for a party to win is 116.
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