Voting for the 17th Lok Sabha came to a close yesterday and the exit polls delivered a surprise. While talk during the election campaign centred around whether the BJP-led NDA would be able to attain the magical 272 mark in the absence of a ‘Modi wave’, exit polls show that the ruling alliance may face no such problem.
Pollsters have forecast the NDA to get anywhere between 277 and 365 seats. But it is possible that the alliance’s eventual tally could actually be higher – or at least the higher end of the range forecast.
|News 18 – IPSOS||276||46|
|News 24 Today’s Chanakya||291+/-14||57+/-9|
|Times Now VMR||306||142|
|Republic TV C-Voter||287||128|
|News X – Neta||242||164|
|Republic Bharat – jan ki baat||305||124|
As for the vote share, News18-IPSOS survey has predicted that the NDA will win 48.5 percent of the total votes. Predictions state that the UPA will win 25 percent of the vote share.
Overall, other regional parties, including the TMC, SP, BSP, TRS, BJD, YSRCP, AAP AND TDP have polled 26.5 percent votes, according to the survey.