Lok Sabha Election 2019: Exit Polls predict comfortable win for NDA
New Delhi : Minutes after voting for the Lok Sabha Election 2019 concluded on Sunday, the exit polls by various agencies and news channels predicted a comfortable win for Prime Minister Narendra Modi government.
NDTV's poll of polls said the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) would get 296 seats, the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) 128 seats and other parties (Others) 118 seats.
The Today's Chanakya exit poll predicted 340 seats for the Narendra Modi-led NDA and 70 for the Congress-led UPA.
The Republic TV exit poll gave the NDA 305 seats, the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) 124 and others 120. Times Now exit poll gave the BJP alliance 306 seats, the UPA 132 seats and Others 104.
News Nation gave the NDA between 282 to 290 seats, the UPA between 118 and 126 seats and Others 130 to 138 seats. Sudarshan News gave the NDA 313 seats, UPA 121 seats and Others 109+.
According to analysts, it was PM Modi's pitch for nationalism and a tough stance against Pakistan which worked in favour of the Bharatiya Janata Party in fetching the votes. While, on the other hand, the Opposition's pitch against NDA over issues like unemployment, farmers' distress and corruption seem not to be working as per expectations.
Voter turnout in the first six rounds was approximately 66 per cent, according to the Election Commission, compared with 66.40 per cent in the nine-phase Lok Sabha elections in 2014.
The actual results by the Election Commission will be announced on May 23.