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UP Exit Polls 2019 highlights: SP-BSP alliance gains in UP, claim exit polls

UP Exit Polls Results 2019 Live Updates: ABP News-AC Nielsen predicts clean sweep for Mahagathbandhan. Heavy losses for BJP+, likely to win 22 seats

The seven-phase Lok Sabha elections, one of the most bitterly fought in recent memory, ended today after polling concluded in 59 constituencies including Varanasi where Prime Minister Narendra Modi is seeking to retain the seat.

With 80 Lok Sabha seats, Uttar Pradesh has the largest number of parliamentary seats compared to other states in India.

Keeping aside the political competition, the Samajwadi Party- Bahujan Samaj Party combined has put all its strength to keep Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) out of power. While Congress president Rahul Gandhi is contesting against Smriti Irani in Amethi, Sonia Gandhi is trying to retain her seat in Rae Bareli.

Fate of several key leaders like SP chief Akhilesh Yadav, Mulayam Singh Yadav, Dimple Yadav and BJP leaders Maneka Gandhi, Varun Gandhi, Rita Bahuguna Joshi, and Bhojpuri film actor Nirahua are on stake.

In 2014 general elections, BJP had won 71 seats, Apna Dal bagged 2, Samajwadi Party 5, Congress 2 and BSP drew a blank. BJP’s impressive show in Uttar Pradesh helped BJP to pull off a record 282 seats in the 545-seat parliament to oust Congress, which was decimated to just 44 seats.

While BJP will hope to better its previous margin of 3.37 lakh votes, the opposition is likely to give a tough fight.

Voting took place on April 11, 18, 23, 29, May 6, 12 and 19. The counting of votes for the 17th Lok Sabha will take place on 23rd May.

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19 May 2019, 08:40:15 PM IST

Times Now-VMR prediction

BJP+ : 43

Cong + : 2

Others: 25

19 May 2019, 08:40:15 PM IST

Republic - Jan Ki Baat prediction

NDA: 46-57

UPA: 2-4

Others: 21-32

19 May 2019, 08:27:34 PM IST

Republic-CVoter prediction

NDA: 38

UPA: 2

Others: 40

19 May 2019, 08:12:56 PM IST

SP-BSP alliance gains in UP, claim exit polls

Uttar Pradesh will see the NDA tally coming down, predict exit polls.

According to projections, the NDA tally will come down to 38, the Mahagathbandhan (BSP-SP-RLD) 40 seats and the UPA 2 seats, says Republic TV exit poll

19 May 2019, 08:12:56 PM IST

Times Now-CNX prediction

NDA: 58

UPA: 2

Others: 20

19 May 2019, 07:45:27 PM IST

ABP News-AC Nielsen Uttar Pradesh prediction

ABP News-AC Nielsen prediction: Mahagatbandhan projected to sweep UP with 56 seats, BJP to suffer massive reverses

19 May 2019, 07:40:59 PM IST

SP+BSP to score big predicts ABP-AC Nielsen

ABP News-AC Nielsen predicts clean sweep for Mahagathbandhan (SP+BSP+RLD) with 56 seats in India's largest state - Uttar Pradesh (80 seats).

Heavy losses for BJP+, likely to win 22 seats. (BJP had won 71 seats in 2014 polls)

Congress+ may get 2 seats.

19 May 2019, 07:22:33 PM IST

ABP News-AC Nielsen Uttar Pradesh prediction

NDA: 22

UPA: 2

Others: 56

19 May 2019, 07:11:53 PM IST

Republic TV Uttar Pradesh Exit Poll prediction

Republic TV Uttar Pradesh Exit Poll prediction

NDA-38

UPA-2

Mahagathbandhan (SP-BSP-RLD)-40

19 May 2019, 07:04:18 PM IST

ABP News-AC Nielsen predicts clean sweep for Mahagathbandhan in UP

ABP News-AC Nielsen predicts clean sweep for Mahagathbandhan (SP+BSP+RLD) with 56 seats Uttar Pradesh (80 seats).

Heavy losses for BJP+. Likely to win 22 seats. (BJP had won 71 seats in 2014 polls)

Congress+ may get 2 seats

19 May 2019, 07:04:18 PM IST

ABP News-AC Nielsen prediction on Purvanchal (26/80 seats)


BSP - 11

SP - 7

BJP+ - 8

19 May 2019, 06:59:49 PM IST

ABP News-AC Nielsen prediction

NDA: 6

UPA: 0

Alliance: 21

19 May 2019, 06:45:51 PM IST

ABP News-AC Nielsen prediction on Bundelkhand- UP (4/80 seats):

BSP -1

SP - 2

BJP+ - 1

19 May 2019, 06:45:51 PM IST

ABP News-AC Nielsen Uttar Pradesh prediction

NDA: 6

UPA: 0

Alliance: 21

19 May 2019, 06:38:52 PM IST

ABP Exit Poll 2019 on Western Uttar Pradesh (27/80 seats): BSP -10 SP - 9 BJP+ - 6 Cong - 0 RLD - 2

19 May 2019, 06:28:47 PM IST

53% voter turnout recorded till 5 pm in Varanasi and entire UP

19 May 2019, 05:59:03 PM IST

Election Commission: In 7th phase of Lok Sabha Elections 2019 7.27 crore voters took part of which 3.47 crore were women and 3,377 were persons of third gender

19 May 2019, 05:57:08 PM IST

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

19 May 2019, 05:57:08 PM IST

Can BJP retain its hold in Hindi heartland?

The battle for Uttar Pradesh is important for the BJP since the state will not just elect PM Modi, but is also crucial for the party to form a majority government on its own.

In 2014 general elections BJP’s impressive show in the state helped the saffron party to pull off a record 282 seats in the 545-seat parliament to oust Congress, which was decimated to just 44 seats.

A file photo of BJP supporter
A file photo of BJP supporter (PTI)
19 May 2019, 05:45:29 PM IST

Highest turnout recorded in Deoria, lowest in Ballia

According to the Election Commission Voter Turnout app 48.90% voting was recorded till 5 pm in 13 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh.

The turnout in Varanasi was 46.53%, while in Gorakhpur, it was 48.17%. The highest turnout was 53.30% in Deoria, while Ballia reported the lowest turnout of 42.51%, the Election Commission said.

Ballia reported the lowest turnout of 42.51%
Ballia reported the lowest turnout of 42.51%
19 May 2019, 05:18:17 PM IST

Highest number of candidates in fray are from Varanasi

The seventh phase of Lok Sabha polls in Uttar Pradesh will decide the fate of 8 Samajwadi Party (SP) and 5 Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) candidates. In all, there are 167 candidates in the fray for 13 seats.

The highest number of 26 candidates in the fray are from Varanasi, while Bansgaon has the least number of 4 candidates fighting the polls.

The highest number of 26 candidates in the fray are from Varanasi
The highest number of 26 candidates in the fray are from Varanasi (PTI)
19 May 2019, 05:30:19 PM IST

Over 46% polling recorded till 4 pm in PM Modi's constituency Varanasi

All eyes are on PM Narendra Modi's constituency Varanasi, where over 46.53% voting was recorded till 4 pm.

According to the EC's Voter Turnout app, 46.53% polling was reported till 4 pm in the constituency. Maximum polling was recorded in the Sevapuri assembly segment (49.30%), followed by 48.33% in Rohaniya, 44.39% in Varanasi North, 47.11% in Varanasi South and 44.40% in Varanasi Cantt, as per the app.

There are 18.54 lakh voters in the constituency where 1,819 polling booths have been set up, and 273 of them are categorised as 'critical'.

Modi's main challengers this time are Congress's Ajay Rai. In 2014, PM Modi had defeated AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal by a margin of 3.37 lakh and trounced all other 40 candidates including Rai who lost their deposit.

A file photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi
A file photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Mint)
19 May 2019, 04:44:53 PM IST

46% polling reported in UP till 3 pm

Over 46% polling recorded till 3 pm in 13 Lok Sabha seats of Uttar Pradesh, officials said.

In Varanasi, where PM Narendra Modi is seeking a second term, the voter turnout was 43.71%.

"Till 3.00 pm, the turnout (across 13 seats) was 46.17%," a state election office spokesperson said.

In Gorakhpur, the turnout was 46.91%. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was among the early voters.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was among the early voters.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was among the early voters. (PTI)
19 May 2019, 04:30:25 PM IST

What are exit polls and how accurate are the results?

A total of 543 constituencies, seven phases spanned over a month, millions of voters — India's battle for the ballot has reached its final stage on Sunday. All eyes are set on May 23 when the results of the Lok Sabha elections 2019 will be declared. Before that, there will be numerous exit polls predicting the fate of candidates who took part in the fray.

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. Read More

Voters line up at a polling booth in West Bengal.
Voters line up at a polling booth in West Bengal. (PTI )
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