Naveen Patnaik is likely to win in Odisha Assembly elections 2019, shows exit polls
Naveen Patnaik is likely to win in Odisha Assembly elections 2019, shows exit polls

Exit polls highlights: BJP making inroads in Odisha, YSRCP to pip TDP in Andhra

  • Jagan Reddy likely to win 18 Lok Sabha seats Andhra, shows India Today Exit polls
  • Naveen Patnaik retaining power in Odisha, BJP getting majority in Lok Sabha, say exit polls

A total of 543 constituencies, seven phases spanned over a month, millions of voters — the great Indian “battle of ballots" ended today. All eyes are now on May 23, the day of counting and final outcome, when the results of India’s 17th Lok Sabha elections will be declared. Four states — Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim – have also voted for to choose their state assemblies along with the Lok Sabha elections 2019.

According to exit polls predictions, YS Jaganmohan Reddy of the Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress (YSRC) is likely to win in Andhra Pradesh Assembly Elections. Telugu Desam Party will come second in the state.

Naveen Patnaik's Biju Janata Dal is predicted to retain power in the coastal state Odisha. BJP is likely to get 12-16 Lok Sabha seats from Odisha, shows exit polls.

Arunachal Pradesh has two parliamentary constituencies and 60 Assembly seats. The state went to polls on April 11 to decide the fate of 181 candidates.

Sikkim went to polls for 32 assembly seats and a lone parliamentary seat on April 11.


Heath Warning: Exit Polls often get it wrong

19 May 2019, 09:00:04 PM IST

Today's Chanakya exit poll predictions for Odisha

BJD - 7 ± 3 Seats, BJP 14 ± 3 Seats, Congress NIL, Others NIL

19 May 2019, 09:00:04 PM IST

Jan Ki Baat exit poll projections for Odisha Lok Sabha

BJD-8, BJP-12, Congress-01

19 May 2019, 07:59:24 PM IST

BJP predicted to get 9 Lok Sabha seats in Odisha: ABP Exit Poll 2019

ABP Exit Poll 2019 — BJP predicted to get 9 seats in Odisha (21 seats), BJD likely to get 12. Congress to draw a nil in the state

19 May 2019, 07:45:29 PM IST

YSR Congress gets 18 Lok Sabha seats in Andhra: Times Now-VMR

Times Now-VMR predicts 18 Lok Sabha seats for YSR Congress.

19 May 2019, 07:37:01 PM IST

UPA and NDA zero Lok Sabha seats in Andhra: INS-CVoter

INS-CVoter exit poll has predicted has zero Lok Sabha seats for both UPA and NDA in Andhra Pradesh.

19 May 2019, 07:36:07 PM IST

Times Now-VMR projection for Andhra Pradesh

Times Now-VMR seat share projection for Andhra Pradesh

YSRC: 18

TDP: 7

Congress: 0

BJP: 0

19 May 2019, 07:29:22 PM IST

NDA gets majority: Neta-News X

Neta-News X has predicted that the National Democratic Alliance could fall short of the majority and win 242 seats. It gave the UPA 164 seats.

19 May 2019, 07:27:25 PM IST

NDTV predicts neck-and-neck battle in Odisha

NDTV predicts neck-and-neck battle between BJD and BJP in Odisha

BJD-10, BJP-10, Cong-0

19 May 2019, 07:05:47 PM IST

BJP is getting 12 Lok Sabha seats in Odisha

Times Now-VMR exit poll results indicate 12 LS seats for BJP in Odisha

19 May 2019, 06:57:39 PM IST

TIMES NOW-VMR 2019 Exit Poll for Odisha Lok Sabha

Seat Share: BJP- 12, Cong- 01, BJD- 08 | Vote Share: BJP- 42%, Cong- 21.8%, BJD- 33.2%. Others- 3%

19 May 2019, 06:53:41 PM IST

Naveen Patnaik coming in Odisha, shows News18 exit polls

With exit poll results starting to come in, Naveen Patnaik's Biju Janata Dal is predicted to retain power in the coastal state, shows News18 exit polls

19 May 2019, 06:47:27 PM IST

Republic-Jan Ki Baat Exit poll: NDA will form the government

Republic-Jan Ki Baat Exit poll projection: NDA will form the government, likely to cross 300+ mark comfortably; Congress to fall short of 100

19 May 2019, 07:05:48 PM IST

YSR Congress will take the lead with 13-14 seats: News18

Jagan Mohan Reddy's YSR Congress will take the lead with 13-14 seats while the ruling Telugu Desam Party will come in second with 10-12 seats, says News18 Exit Polls

19 May 2019, 06:41:40 PM IST

Jan Ki Baat seat-share projection

Jan Ki Baat seat-share projection


NDA: 305

UPA: 124

Mahagathbandhan: 26

Others: 87 (Total: 542)

19 May 2019, 06:41:40 PM IST

CVoter Exit poll prediction

CVoter seat-share projection

NDA: 287

UPA: 128

Mahabathbandhan: 40

Others: 87

19 May 2019, 06:32:38 PM IST

Jagan Reddy gets Andhra Pradesh: India Today-Axis Exit polls

Jagan Reddy gets 8-10 seats in Andhra Pradesh, according to India Today-Axis Exit polls

19 May 2019, 06:31:17 PM IST

YSRCP gets 45% vote share

YSRCP of Jagan Reddy gets vote share of 45%, according to India Today-Axis Exit Polls

19 May 2019, 06:23:29 PM IST

Voter turnout in Andhra Assembly Lok Sabha Elections

About 70 per cent of votes have been polled till 3pm in seven polling stations in Chandragiri assembly constituency under the Chittoor Lok Sabha

19 May 2019, 06:14:32 PM IST

Modi govt will return to power with majority: Sumitra Mahajan

Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan Sunday said the Narendra Modi government would return to power with absolute majority for the second time.


"There is an encouraging atmosphere for the BJP in the country. I have full faith that the Modi government will once again form the government with full majority," Mahajan (76), popularly known as 'Tai' (elder sister in Marathi), said

19 May 2019, 06:13:15 PM IST

Jana Sena's strength should not be underestimated: Pawan Kalyan

Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan asserted that the strength of the party should not be underestimated as change has begun and it will be reflected in the assembly.

19 May 2019, 06:09:52 PM IST

Voter turnout in 7th phase

Meanwhile, 60.21% voter turnout has been recorded till 6 pm in the final round of voting

19 May 2019, 06:06:38 PM IST

Triangular fight in Andhra Pradesh

The main fight is between the TDP and the YSR Congress but eyes will also be on Jana Sena Party of Telugu film star Pawan Kalyan.

19 May 2019, 06:02:21 PM IST

Fight in Arunachal

Arunachal went to polls on April 11, 2019. The fight was between the BJP, Congress, NPP, PPA and Janata Dal (Secular).

19 May 2019, 05:53:35 PM IST

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Andhra, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Telangana 2019 Exit Polls LIVE: Less than an hour to go

19 May 2019, 05:51:48 PM IST

Odisha Assembly elections turnout

Odisha assembly elections were held in four phases on April 11, 18, 23 and 29 along with Lok Sabha elections.

After four phase polling in Odisha barring the Patkura Assembly segment, the state recorded an average polling of 73.08%

19 May 2019, 05:51:48 PM IST

Lok Sabha Elections 2019 concluded: EC

Election Commission: Polling has concluded in 542 parliamentary constituencies across states and union territories.

19 May 2019, 05:40:28 PM IST

TDP seeks action against PM Modi

Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday took strong objection to the telecast of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's activities in Kedarnath and Badrinath, saying it was a "clear violation" of the election Model Code of Conduct as voters could be influenced during the last phase of Lok Sabha polls and attacked the Election Commission for being a "mute spectator".

The Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister also demanded action against the Prime Minister for talking about "betting" during his press conference, saying it amounted to promotion of the unlawful activity.

19 May 2019, 05:38:16 PM IST

Naidu holds second round of talks with Rahul Gandhi, Sharad Pawar

Naidu holds second round of talks with Rahul Gandhi, Sharad Pawar

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and TDP leader N Chandrababu Naidu Sunday held a second round of talks with top opposition leaders, including Rahul Gandhi and Sharad Pawar, in an apparent bid to rally support for a non-BJP government at the Centre, PTI reported.

19 May 2019, 05:27:26 PM IST

Odisha's battle

Kalahandi, Nabarangpur, Berhampur, Koraput went to poll in the first phase of the Lok Sabha elections on April 11 while Bargarh, Sundargarh, Bolangir, Kandhamal, Aska went to polls in the second phase of the elections on April 18.


Meanwhile, polling was conducted in Bargarh, Sundargarh, Bolangir, Kandhamal, Aska in the third phase on April 23 and the remaining constituencies--Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur-went to polls in the fourth phase on April 29.

19 May 2019, 05:23:21 PM IST

You will see a saffron surprise in Odisha in the line of Tripura: Dharmendra Pradhan

“You will see a saffron surprise in Odisha in the line of Tripura. We will stage an upset in the state and form the government," BJP leader and union minister Dharmendra Pradhan.

Dharmendra Pradhan. Photo: Manoj Verma/Mint
Dharmendra Pradhan. Photo: Manoj Verma/Mint
19 May 2019, 05:15:57 PM IST

Exit polls 2019: What's at stake for Congress?

Senior leaders of the Congress party would be keeping a close watch to get a sense of what is in store for the party when counting takes place on 23 May.

The outcome would be significant for the Congress party. This is the first general election which took place after Gandhi took over the top post.

Read more

19 May 2019, 05:12:55 PM IST

Take a look at Odisha polls

Odisha, which has 21 Lok Sabha constituencies, saw lower voter turnout this year due to Cyclone Fani. Polling for all the constituencies was completed in four phases.

19 May 2019, 05:12:15 PM IST

Re-polling underway at 7 Andhra Pradesh booths; 32% turnout recorded until 11 am

Nearly 32% voters exercised their ballots in seven polling stations as re-polling was underway in Andhra Pradesh's Chittoor Lok Sabha constituency on Sunday amid tight security, IANS reported.

As of 11 a.m., 31.92% voter turnout was recorded in the polling stations located in Chandragiri, one of the Assembly segments under Chittoor, according to the office of the Chief Electoral Officer.


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19 May 2019, 05:02:55 PM IST

Tough fight in Arunachal Pradesh?

Arunachal Pradesh has two parliamentary constituencies and 60 Assembly seats. The state went to polls on April 11 to decide the fate of 181 candidates. Arunachal East has traditionally been a Congress stronghold with the BJP winning just once in last 15 years.

19 May 2019, 05:02:55 PM IST

Battle in Arunachal Pradesh

Arunachal Pradesh has been the political playground of primarily three main parties - Indian National Congress, Bharatiya Janata Party and People’s Party of Arunachal (PPA)

19 May 2019, 05:00:23 PM IST

Anti-BJP front in Lok Sabha?

Former Andhra Pradesh chief minister and TDP leader N Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday held a second round of talks with top opposition leaders, including Rahul Gandhi and Sharad Pawar.

19 May 2019, 04:55:25 PM IST

Will Odisha spring a saffron surprise?

After four consecutive terms in office, Naveen Patnaik-led Biju Janata Dal (BJD) faced the toughest battle during this simultaneous polls primarily due to the Bharataiya Janata Party (BJP) putting up a strong fight in the state.


Despite a missing Congress, which was earlier the principal opposition to the BJD, a resurgent BJP made the polls competitive and is hoping to to bag a good number of Lok Sabha seats in the state. As the seven phase polls in the country comes to a close Sunday evening there is curiosity in the air: will Patnaik get a record fifth term or will Odisha spring a saffron surprise? Read more

19 May 2019, 04:51:40 PM IST

Triangular contest in Odisha

Odisha witnessed a triangular contest among the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD), the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress in the four-phased Lok Sabha elections and Assembly elections

19 May 2019, 04:49:30 PM IST

Who will win in Odisha?

Ahead of the countiung of votes on May 23, Odisha's ruling Biju Janata Dal said it will no more adhere to its policy of maintaining "equal distance" from both the BJP and the Congress

19 May 2019, 04:42:53 PM IST

Exit polls will start coming after 6.30 pm

Exit polls will start coming on Sunday after 6.30 pm. For the first time, Election Commission covered websites and social media platforms in its advisory.

19 May 2019, 04:42:13 PM IST

What are exit polls and how are they conducted?

Exit poll is a post-voting poll, which is conducted just after a voter walks out after casting his or her vote. Such polls aim at predicting the actual result on the basis of the information collected from voters. They are conducted by a number of organisations. The basic step to predict exit polls is sampling.

19 May 2019, 04:38:04 PM IST

EC ordered re-poll after YSR's petition in Andhra Pradesh

ECI had ordered repoll in five polling stations, on a petition by YSR Congress candidate Chevireddy Bhaskara Reddy, who alleged that a certain section of voters was not allowed to exercise their franchise.

The Telugu Desam Party had on Friday petitioned the EC for a repoll in two polling stations in the same constituency, alleging irregularities

19 May 2019, 04:35:29 PM IST

Re-polling in Andhra Pradesh

The Election Commission has decided to conduct re-polling on May 19 (Sunday) in five polling stations coming under 166 Chandragiri constituency and 25 Chittoor (SC) parliamentary constituency

19 May 2019, 04:35:29 PM IST

Voter turnout in Andhra Pradesh

Around 73% exercised their franchise in the single phase assembly and Lok Sabha elections in Andhra Pradesh, according to the Election Commission

19 May 2019, 04:30:17 PM IST

First Assembly election in Andhra since it was bifurcated

Andhra Pradesh went to polls on April 11. This was the first election to the state assembly after Andhra was bifurcated in 2014.

19 May 2019, 04:27:54 PM IST

Naidu vs Reddy: Who will win Andhra Assembly?

The fight for 175 assembly seats in Andhra Pradesh was between three major political titans — former chief minister Chandrababu Naidu of Telugu Desam Party (TDP), YS Jaganmohan Reddy of the Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress (YSRC) Pawan Kalyan of Jana Sena

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