Almost all the exit polls released by various pollsters on Saturday soon after the closing of polls in Delhi predicted a clean sweep by Arvind Kejriwal led Aam Admi Party.
The Times Now-Ipsos exit polls predicted that Kejriwal will retain his chair with the AAP winning 44 seats against 26 for the BJP.
The Republic-Jan ki Baat survey gave the AAP 48-61 seats and the BJP 9-21 seats. The TV9 Bharatvarsh-Cicero predicted 54 seats for the AAP, 15 for the BJP and one for the Congress.
The exit polls predicted little improvement in the fortunes of the Congress which could not bag any seat in the 2015 polls. The AAP had scored an overwhelming victory in the 2015 polls, winning 67 seats and reducing the BJP to three.
Meanwhile, the BJP and Congress have rejected the exit poll and said exit poll are not exact polls.
BJP leader Meenakshi Lekhi dismissed exit polls saying that “exit polls are not exact polls”. She expressed confidence that BJP will perform well and claimed that Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is losing his Assembly seat.