The seventh phase of Lok Sabha elections 2019 has concluded, bringing the curtains on the world’s largest democratic exercise, which went on for over five weeks.
On Sunday evening, most exit polls forecast a majority for the ruling BJP-led NDA in Lok Sabha polls with varying numbers. All exit polls released at the conclusion of the seven-phase 17th general election predicted a second term for Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The counting of votes will take place on May 23.
Most polls indicated minor to considerable setback for Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Uttar Pradesh where it won 71 of 80 seats in 2014, but they were in agreement that the party would firmly hold on to its strongholds in the north and west and make considerable gains in West Bengal.
The India Today-Axis My India poll points to a thumping win for the National Democratic Alliance (NDA); it predicts that the ruling coalition will win 339 to 365 seats.
The Times Now-VMR and News 24 India-Today’s Chanakya exit polls projected seat shares of 306 and 340 (give or take 14 seats), respectively, for the NDA.
In Tamil Nadu, the exit polls have predicted an average of 8 seats for the BJP-AIADMK alliance in Tamil Nadu and 27 for the Congress-DMK alliance.
The India Today-My Axis poll predicted between 0 to 4 seats for the AIADMK-BJP alliance and 34 to 38 seats for the DMK-Congress alliance. The Times Now-VMR polls predicted about 9 seats for the AIADMK-BJP alliance and upto 29 seats for the DMK-Congress alliance.