Who is likely to win the ‘battle of ballots’? All eyes are on Exit Polls today

  • Exit polls of Lok Sabha elections 2019 will start once the seventh phase of elections concludes
  • Exit poll trends will set the tone for the equity markets in the initial part of the coming week

Lok Sabha elections 2019 has reached its final phase on Sunday. Around 900 million voters exercised their voting rights for over a month in the seven-phase Lok Sabha Elections 2019. Counting for the 543 constituencies will be on May 23. Along with the 17th Lok Sabha elections, there were Assembly elections in four states — Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim.

Once the polling of the seventh phase of Lok Sabha elections concludes today, numerous pollsters will release their predictions. Some of the famous poll predictions will be telecast from News18-IPSOS, India Today-Axis, Times Now-VMR, NewsX-Neta, Republic Bharat-Jan Ki Baat, Republic-CVoter, ABP-CSDS and Today's Chanakya.

How India’s stock markets are poised ahead of election results week

Poll prediction, famously known as exit poll, is a post-voting poll, which is conducted just after a voter walks out after casting his or her vote. Exit polls have often proved unreliable in India. In the past, there had been instances when exit polls had predicted the verdict of an election incorrectly.

What are exit polls and how accurate are the results?

In March, Election Commission announced that exit polls can only be telecast after the final phase of polling for the Lok Sabha elections ends on 19 May. The advisory is also applicable for the assembly elections in Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Odisha and Sikkim.

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.

Exit poll trends will set the tone for the equity markets in the initial part of the coming week. Experts are of the opinion that bourses may be indecisive till the final election outcome is known.

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