As the intense election battle came to a close with the conclusion of the seventh phase of Lok Sabha elections, three exit polls predicted that the BJP-led NDA will win more than 300 seats and return to form its second successive government. In the 2014 elections, the NDA together won 336 seats.
India TV predicts a landslide 7 out of 7 seat win in Delhi for the BJP. In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the BJP had won all of these seven seats with a vote share of 46.6 per cent.
However, exit polls have often proved to be unreliable in the past.
For instance, exit polls on the 2004 Lok Sabha polls wrongly predicted the BJP-led NDA coalition winning again, while in 2009 they underestimated Congress-led UPA’s seat share. In 2014, however, most of the exit polls turned out to be accurate with BJP securing a majority of its own.
Clean sweep for the BJP in Gujarat
The News18 IPSOS Exit Poll has predicted a clean sweep for the BJP in Gujarat with 25-26 seats in favor of the saffron party. It has predicted 0-1 seat for Congress.
Times Now-VMR prediction
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News18-IPSOS on regional parties
Regional satraps such as Mamata Banerjee and Naveen Patnaik are expected to do well in West Bengal and Odisha respectively, the survey has predicted. TDP’s N Chandrababu Naidu and YSRCP’s YS Jaganmohan Reddy are expected to win almost evenly in Andhra Pradesh.