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Exit polls: AAP has finger on Delhi pulse, BJP to better tally, existential crisis for Congress

NEW DELHI: At least 10 exit polls have projected the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) to retain power in the national capital, indicating a third consecutive term for Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

The Bharatiya Janata Party is expected to improve its tally but things look bleak for the Congress.

The average of the 10 exit polls shows the AAP is likely to get 50 seats, the BJP 14 and the Congress a mere one. In 2015, the AAP managed an unprecedented brute majority, winning 67 of the total 70 seats, reducing the BJP to three and the Congress to zero.

Axis gave the maximum seats to the AAP, with the upper range at 68 seats while Times Now and India TV gave the ruling party in Delhi the least with 44 seats.

As for the BJP, the maximum was projected by Sudarshan News at 28 seats while Axis gave it only two seats, less than its current tally. Reacting to the exit polls, Deputy CM Manish Sisodia lauded party workers for their hard work.

“How selfless and strong is the relationship of all of us, this election is the proof of this. We are winning by a huge margin,” he tweeted.