Exit polls on Saturday predicted an emphatic victory for the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Admi Party (AAP), which if confirmed by the actual results on Tuesday, would mean the first significant political setback for PM Narendra Modi since the BJP’s sweeping victory in Parliamentary polls in May 2014.
Since then, the BJP, led by what appeared to be the unassailable combination of PM Modi and party chief Amit Shah, had won three state Assembly elections in Maharashtra, Haryana and Jharkhand, establishing the narrative of a seemingly irresistible Modi wave.
The exit polls also mark a dramatic comeback for Kejriwal who was written off by political pundits seven months ago, his nascent party apparently ambling towards an early political sunset. The exit polls also seemed to confirm the continuing decline of the Congress, the principal opposition party, which had ruled Delhi for 15 years. An average of five exit polls…
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