Wait till Dec 8: Outgoing Himachal CM on exit-poll projections

Reacting to the exit-poll projections for Himachal Pradesh, outgoing chief minister Jai Ram Thakur on Monday said that though many pollsters have predicted a return of the BJP in the state, the people should wait for the final outcome on December 8.”Many polls”>exit polls are showing that the BJP is forming government again in Himachal while some others are predicting a neck-to-neck fight in a few segments. We should wait till December 8 for the final outcome. According to our analysis, there is a very good possibility of the BJP forming the government with a comfortable majority,” Thakur added.Senior Congress leader and former Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat was silent on his party’s prospects in the hill-state but exuded confidence of the Congress winning about 40 seats in Gujarat saying that the people of the state have voted in favour of the Congress. “Looking at the general public mood, I personally feel the voters in Gujarat are in favour of the Congress. We did change our tactic while campaigning for the polls.I can say that we are winning about 40 seats,” said Rawat. Speaking to ANI on Monday, Gujarat Home Minister Harsh Sanghvi said, “The BJP and the people of Gujarat have decided to create history. Our relationship has remained strong for 27 years and will only get stronger in the coming days. This will not be a victory for power but to reaffirm our relationship with the people of Gujarat.