As polling for the 7th and last phase of the Lok Sabha elections ended on Sunday, the exit polls by various agencies are giving the BJP-led NDA a thumping majority in the country.
Most exit polls predicted a clear majority to BJP-led NDA, some with seeing the party garner over 300 seats, out of total 542 Lok Sabha seats polled. The NDA, according to the exit polls, is also seen making gains in Bihar, West Bengal, Odisha, Maharashtra, and Madhya Pradesh.
India Today-My Axis and Chanakya exit polls predicted a landslide win for the BJP-led alliance with over 350 seats, while ABP News-Nielsen and Neta-News X said the ruling alliance may fall short of a majority at 267 and 242 seats, respectively.
Exit polls were also divided in their prediction for the most crucial state of Uttar Pradesh with some ABP-Nielsen saying that the BJP’s tally may fall to 22 from 71 while a few others like New 18-Ipsos and News 24-Chanakya tipping its tally over 60 seats.
All India exit poll prediction by different channels-
Surprisingly, the saffron party appeared to make major gains in West Bengal and Odisha.
Several exit polls on television channels have projected that the BJP-led NDA will retain power at the Centre with most pollsters giving PM Modi a clear majority again in the 543-member Lok Sabha.
In the 2014 general elections, the NDA got 341 seats of which BJP alone accounted for 282 seats. The UPA had 60 seats of which 44 were won by the Congress.