Exit polls predict BJP-led NDA government, opposition rejects figures
New Delhi: The exit polls of the Lok Sabha election 2019 have been released by various agencies, on Sunday, right after the seventh and the last phase of the election got over. The figures reflect that the reign of the Indian democracy might once again fall back into the hands of the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance.
Various pollsters point that out of the total 542 Lok Sabha seats BJP will comfortably win 339-365 seats. However, leaders from opposition parties have ridiculed the polls and believe that the exit poll figures are making inaccurate claims.
Meanwhile, the numbers predict a crisis for the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance, which may win a paltry 70 seats and the alliance of all the other parties may not win more than a total of 133 seats.
Some opposition leaders criticized the results of exit polls. West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, in a tweet, said, “I don’t trust exit poll gossip. The game plan is to manipulate or replace thousands of EVMs through this gossip.”
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— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial)May 19, 2019
Congress president Rahul Gandhi assailed the Election Commission and tweeted: “The EC used to be feared & respected. Not anymore.”
From Electoral Bonds & EVMs to manipulating the election schedule, NaMo TV, “Modi’s Army” & now the drama in Kedarnath; the Election Commission’s capitulation before Mr Modi & his gang is obvious to all Indians.— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) May 19, 2019
The EC used to be feared & respected. Not anymore.
Some results from the exit poll are:
News X Neta
News 18 Epsos
However, it must be noted that exit-poll results have been way off mark in the last 15 years, whether in accurately predicting the Lok Sabha election results or assembly election results of the states.
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