As polling ended in the national capital, marking the completion of polls in what is considered the semi-final before the general elections, new entrant Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) appears to be playing the role of a spoiler notching up to 11 seats in the 70-member Delhi Assembly.

Delhi witnesses record turnout in tight triangular contest

According to exit polls, the BJP is well ahead on the road to retaining power in Madhya Pradesh and wresting it from Congress in Rajasthan while placed ahead with a slender lead in Chhattisgarh.

CNN-IBN-CSDS-The Week survey gave 136-146 seats to BJP in the 230-member Madhya Pradesh Assembly and 45-55 in the 90-member Chhattisgarh Assembly. Rival Congress is slated to get 67-77 in Madhya Pradesh and 32-40 in Chhattisgarh.

'Today's Chanakya' gave a clear majority to BJP with 161 seats in Madhya Pradesh, 51 in Chhattisgarh and 147 in Rajasthan, while it gave Congress only 62 in Madhya Pradesh, 39 in Chhattisgarh and a meagre 39 in Rajasthan.

Times Now-C-Voter also gave the BJP lead in all the three major states, with 128 in Madhya Pradesh, 44 in Chhattisgarh and 130 in the 200-member Rajasthan Assembly. The survey gave Congress only 92 seats in Madhya Pradesh, 41 in Chhattisgarh and only 48 in Rajasthan.

The survey predicted a hung Assembly in Delhi, with 31 seats to BJP, 24 to Congress and 11 to AAP.

(Agencies)

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