Exit poll results of Lok Sabha elections 2019 have started to flow in as the final round of the seven-phase election ended today. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had earlier this week said that he is confident of securing a second term when results of the staggered 39-day Lok Sabha election are announced on May 23. PM Modi-led BJP in 2014 had swept the Lok Sabha election, becoming the first party to win a majority in over three decades. Meanwhile, many opposition leaders are holding talks as part of their efforts to unite non-NDA parties and bring them together on one platform to stake their claim for next government formation in case the NDA fails to get the majority mark.
Andhra Pradesh chief minister and TDP leader N Chandrababu Naidu today held another round of talks with top opposition leaders, including Rahul Gandhi and Sharad Pawar, in an apparent bid to rally support for a non-NDA government at the centre. The TDP chief has held discussions with various opposition leaders, including TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee, AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal and CPI (M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati. In 2019 Lok Sabha elections, voting was held for 542 out of 543 Lok Sabha seats as poll in Vellore was postponed. (Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Exit Polls - Live Updates)
Here are the highlights of Exit Polls for Lok Sabha Elections 2019:
8: 38 pm: In Delhi it is expected BJP 5, Congress 2, AAP 00, OTH 00 according to the exit poll survey by NewsX
7:59 pm: ABP Exit Poll predicts clean sweep by BJP+JDU in Bihar. BJP+JDU is set to bag 34 out of 40 seats and Congress+RJD to get 6 seats, predicts ABP Exit Poll.
7:52 pm: ABP Exit Poll predicts BJP to make big inroads in West Bengal. It forecasts 16 seats for BJP, 24 seats for TMC and 2 seats for Congress in West Bengal (42 seats).
7:45 pm: India Today-Axis Exit Poll predicts clean sweep for BJP in Gujarat and Rajasthan. BJP may bag 25-26 out of 26 seats in Gujarat and 23-25 out of 25 seats in Rajasthan, says the exit poll.
7:36 pm: If India Today-Axis Exit Poll predictions come true, AAP may not bag any seat in Delhi. The exit poll gives 6-7 seats for BJP and 0-1 seat for Congress.
7:29 pm: Today's Chanakya Exit Poll also predicts BJP to sweep Lok Sabha elections. IT projects BJP+ to 23 ± 4 seats, Congress+ 5 ± 4 seats.
7:23 pm: An exit poll on News 18 forecast that the NDA will win 292-312 seats while it gave 62-72 seats for the UPA.
7:22 pm: CVoter-Republic exit poll forecasts NDA is likely to get majority. It has forecast 287 and 128 seats for the NDA and UPA respectively (PTI)
7:01 pm: India Today-Axis Exit Poll predicts big win for BJP+ in Karnataka, which has 28 seats. BJP+ is set to get 21-25 seats, Congress-JDS 3-6 seats and others 0-1 seats, predicts India Today-Axis Exit Poll.
6:44 pm: Times Now-VMR 2019 Exit Poll gives majority for NDA; predicts 306 seats for NDA, 132 for UPA and 104 for others.
6:36 pm: India Today-Axis Exit Poll gives advantage to Jagan Reddy in Andhra Pradesh Lok Sabha elections. India Today-Axis Exit Poll predicts 18-20 seats for YSRCP with 45% vote share, TDP 4-6 seats with 38% vote share and 0-1 seats for others.