Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s led BJi is likely to win Indian general elections 2019, exit polls suggested. Analysts warn exit polls have often been wrong in the past.
Many exit polls predicted that SP-BSP alliance in Uttar Pradesh is likely to trump the BJP in the country’s politically most crucial State. The BJP had won 71 and its ally Apna Dal two of its 80 seats in 2014. However, many news channels are yet to give a final figure. The saffron alliance may not touch even half way mark of 40 in Uttar Pradesh this time, some exit polls said.
In India, the seventh and final phase of the Lok Sabha Election concluded amid clashes and many controversies. Voting took place in 59 seats, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s constituency in Varanasi, in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Over ten crore people were eligible to vote in the phase which saw 918 candidates across seven States and one Union Territory.
Besides the Lok Sabha seats, bypolls were also held four Assembly seats in Tamil Nadu and one in Goa. An average of 66.88 per cent voters exercised their franchise in the last six phases. The counting of votes will be held on May 23.
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23 July, 2019