The Congress party led by Rahul Gandhi and teaming up with regional politicians has run a tough campaign aiming to weaken Modi in his home base and rouse public discontent over lack of jobs and a softening economy.
Former Himachal Pradesh chief minister and senior BJP leader Prem Kumar Dhumal on Saturday hailed the surveys and predictions made by various TV channels giving clear cut victory to the party in the recently concluded Himachal Pradesh Vidhan Sabha elections, the result of which would be announced on Monday.
Singh said he visited every nook and corner of the state during the election campaign and has no doubt the Congress was in a strong position."The Congress would certainly for the government".
Hardik tweeted in Hindi: "In exit polls, BJP is winning".
Counting of votes in both the states will begin on December 18.Prasad arrived here on his way to Rohtas district, where he is scheduled to address a four-day training camp for the party's state-level office bearers that began yesterday. The BJP formed the government with the help of Himachal Vikas Congress in 1998 and the Congress was back in power in 2003.
Patel led a long agitation of his community for reservation, while Thakor led a counter-protest against the inclusion of Patidars in the OBC reservation list.
The total voter turnout this time has seen a dip of 2.91%, as compared to the 2012 polls when 71.32% polling was registered.
The 182-member Gujarat Assembly went to polls in two phases on the 9th and 14th of this month, while polling for 68 seats of Himachal Pradesh was held on the 9th of last month. The EC data released on Friday said tribal-dominated Narmada district witnessed the highest voter turnout of 79.15%, while Devbhumi-Dwarka of Saurashtra region recorded the lowest at 59.39%.
Of the total 33 districts, 15 recorded over 70% polling, while 17 others clocked between 60 and 70%.
Only Devbhumi Dwarka district registered polling below 60%.