Exit polls forecast Modi party defeat in Delhi election

February 7, 2015 4:33 PM

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India's Narendra Modi was forecast to suffer the first major setback of his premiership Saturday as exit polls showed his party had been defeated in elections to Delhi's state assembly by a self-styled anarchist.

Five exit polls released after voting ended at 6:00pm (1230 GMT) indicated that the capital's former chief minister Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) had comfortably beaten Modi's Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), with four of them forecasting an overall majority.

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