New Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is set for a hat-trick in Delhi with around 56 seats, predicted NDTV’s poll of exit polls on Saturday after voting in the capital. An aggregate of four exit polls also said the BJP will win 14 of Delhi’s 70 seats and the Congress, zero. Health warning – exit polls often get it wrong. Times Now predicted 47 seats for AAP and 23 for the BJP. ABP News-C Voter predicted 49-63 seats for AAP and 5-19 for BJP. Republic TV-Jan Ki Baat gives AAP between 48 and 61 seats and BJP, between nine and 21 seats. India Today-Axis My India says AAP will win 59 to 68 seats while the BJP will get between two and 11 seats.
A party needs 36 in the Delhi assembly for a majority.
AAP won 67 seats in 2015; since then the party has conceded one seat to the BJP in a bypoll and six of its lawmakers have been disqualified after joining other parties.
Most polls have given the Congress, which ruled Delhi for three straight terms before AAP came to power, between one and three seats.
If exit polls prove correct, Mr Kejriwal’s party is set to lose around 16 seats since its 2015 sweep.