Poll of Exit Polls: BJP-led NDA projected to return with majority
The exit polls have predicted that the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance will return to power after Lok Sabha election 2019.
The prediction is based on the polls conducted by India Today-Axis My India Exit Poll, Today’s Chanakya Exit Poll, Times Now-VMR Exit Poll and Republic CVoter Exit Poll. The poll of polls puts NDA safely above the majority mark at 312, while UPA is likely to score 110 seats and others will have to do with 98.
However, only two polls predicted that the NDA would fall short of a majority: NewsX-Neta (242) and ABP News-Nielsen (267).
In UP, with 80 seats, most polls predicted that the SP-BSP gathbandhan could bring down the BJP’s all-time-high tally of 72 to less than 50. Here, the polls show, the BJP is expected to win anywhere between 22 and 65 seats.
In Bengal, where the elections are being marred by violent campaigning, the exit polls show that the TMC would have to concede some ground to the BJP this time. However, there is a wide difference across exit polls on the tallies, with the BJP predicted to win between four and 22 of the 42 seats.
The Today’s Chanakya Exit Poll result has predicted a landslide victory for the NDA in the Lok Sabha election 2019. The BJP is projected to win a total of 340 out of 542 Lok Sabha seats. The UPA, it predicted, may manage to win only 70 seats.
Times Now-VMR has predicted 306 Lok Sabha seats in NDA’s kitty and 132 for the UPA. The others may bag 104 seats, according to the Times Now VMR Exit Poll results.
the Republic CVoter has predicted an increase in the vote share of the NDA in the Lok Sabha Election 2019 results. The BJP-led NDA, it has predicted, will grab a total of 287 seats, while the UPA will likely have to manage with 128 Lok Sabha seats.
The ABP Nielsen Exit Poll result has projected lesser numbers for the NDA as compared to other exit poll results. It has given 277 seats to the NDA and 130 to the UPA. The regional parties are projected to win 135 seats.
“I don’t trust Exit Poll gossip. The game plan is to manipulate or replace thousands of EVMs through this gossip. I appeal to all Opposition parties to be united, strong and bold. We will fight this battle together,” West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC leader Mamata Banerjee said as she expressed lack of trust in the exercise.
The results for the Lok Sabha election 2019 will be declared on Thursday, May 23.