Andhra Pradesh Elections 2024 Total Confusion

Andhra Pradesh Assembly Elections 2024 have been closely watched

Exit polls provide insights into the prevailing public sentiment. Here’s what we know:

  1. Triangular Contest:
    • The election has shaped up as a triangular contest among three major players:
      • YSRCP (Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party) led by Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy.
      • NDA alliance, which includes the BJP in strategic alliance with Chandrababu Naidu’s TDP and the Pawan Kalyan-led Jana Sena Party (JSP).
  2. Exit Polls:
    • Various pollsters, including India Today-Axis My India, Chanakya, Times Now-ETG, C-Voter, and CSDS-Lokniti, have released their exit poll projections.
    • These exit polls aim to predict the likely seat tally for each political party.
    • However, it’s important to note that exit polls are not the same as official election results, which will be declared by the Election Commission of India on June 4, 2024.
    • The release of exit polls is strictly regulated, with a ban in place from 7 a.m. on April 19 until 6:30 p.m. on June 1, 2024.
    • Media houses are allowed to share their exit poll findings with the public after voting concludes at 6:30 p.m. on June 1.
  3. Early Predictions:
    • Exit polls for Andhra Pradesh are creating more confusion, given the nature of unpredictability of exit polls from past history, better wait till June 4th.
      • TDP+ (Telugu Desam Party and alliance) is expected to win more seats from 2019 but whether they are able to form the government will be known only on 4th June 2024.

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