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Exit Poll results highlights: Most polls predict majority to BJP-led NDA

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Lok Sabha Elections Exit Polls Results 2019 by ABP-CSDS, News18-IPSOS, India Today-Axis, Chanakya, Republic-CVoter, Times Now-CNX

Just a few hours left to complete the Lok Sabha elections 2019 and the fate of candidates in the 542 Lok Sabha seats has been closed in the EVM. Only 3 days left to decide on who will be captured on the power of the country and whose government will be formed at the center. With election results coming on May 23, the way to form a new government will be clear. The decision of the Modi government that will be re-elected at the center or the unity of the opposition and the alliance will be brought to light on May 23.

At a press conference, the Election Commission said that polling has concluded in 542 parliamentary constituencies across states and Union Territories. Across the seven-phased mammoth electoral exercise, a voter turnout of 67.37 percent was recorded, India Today reported.

The poll panel said that a total of 7.27 crore voters took part in elections of which 3.47 crore were women and 3,377 were persons of third gender.

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7:05 PM IST- TMC to retain grip in West Bengal despite BJP inroads. Here is News18’s IPSOS prediction for West Bengal

TMC: 25 to 28 seats
BJP: 3 to 7 seats

In the previous Lok Sabha elections in 2014, the Mamata Banerjee-led TMC had won 34 seats with a vote share of 39.8 per cent. BJP bagged only 2 seats.

CSDS professor Abhay Dubey says that BJP is contesting the highest number of Lok Sabha seats and in this regard, it is necessary for BJP to do well in this election. If Opposition could play its cards properly then they could have done better against the modi government. If there is anybody fighting against PM Modi and BJP in Uttar Pradesh, then it is BSP chief Mayawati. Even if the opposition had fought together in a good way, it would have been difficult for the BJP.

How top political parties fared in 2014?

In the 2014 Lok Sabha election, in face of a strong Modi wave, 17 crore votes went to BJP alone, while 11 crore votes went to Congress. BSP got 2 crore, CPM 2 crore, and NCP 86 lakh. In terms of percentage, BJP secured 31.3 percent votes, Congress won 19.5 percent, ADMK got 3.3 percent, AITC 3.9 percent while BJD secured 1.7 percent votes.

Anil Anand, former senior assistant editor of DNA, says that this time the UPA government can return to power. Although it is doubtful whether Rahul Gandhi will become the Prime Minister or not, because the party which has the highest number of seats, the party will be able to make a claim for the prime minister’s post in power. Certainly nothing can be said about it that the Congress party will be able to get the most seats.

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