The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is set to return to power for the second term on May 23 when the results of the Lok Sabha elections 2019 will be announced, according to the News Nation exit poll that was announced on Sunday. The channel predicted that the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) will win anything between 282 and 290 seats, while the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) may garner only a maximum of 126 seats.
Interestingly, Others will perform better than the UPA with the maximum of 138 seats. The NDA won 336 seats in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, while the UPA, which had been in power for two straight terms, was reduced to 59.
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If we want to strengthen institutions we've to keep in mind institutions are serving well in this country&if democracy has succeeded, it's largely due to perfect conduct of elections by Election Commissioner starting from Sukumar Sen to present Election Commissioners: Pranab Mukherjee
Election Commission: Sec-144 (prohibits assembly of more than 4 people in an area) has been imposed in Bhatpara for undefined time-period to combat post-poll violence.
They (BJP) have been trying this since day 1,have proved majority at least 4 times in last 5 months.They want to do it again, we have no problem.They'll try their best to disturb present govt to save themselves from getting exposed. Govt is ready for floor test: CM Kamal Nath
Andhra Pradesh N Chandrababu Naidu meets his counterpart Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata.
National Commission for Women issues notice to actor Vivek Oberoi demanding explanation over his tweet on exit polls.
Maharashtra Congress MLAs unanimously pass resolution that decision on name of the Leader of Opposition of State Assembly will be taken by Congress President Rahul Gandhi. Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil had resigned as Leader of Opposition(LoP) last month.
Andhra Pradesh CM and TDP leader N Chandrababu Naidu arrives in Kolkata to meet TMC leader Mamata Banerjee.
West Bengal: Andhra Pradesh CM & TDP leader N Chandrababu Naidu arrives in Kolkata to meet CM & TMC leader Mamata Banerjee. pic.twitter.com/6BflCZqZ94— ANI (@ANI) May 20, 2019
RSS General Secretary Bhaiyaji Joshi leaves after meeting Union Minister Nitin Gadkari in Maharashtra's Nagpur.
BJP requests Election Commission to conduct repolling in booths affected by violence in the Lok Sabha elections.
BJP MLA and Minister of State Anil Rajbhar has been given additional charge of departments headed by Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party (SBSP) Chief OP Rajbhar who was dismissed by Governor on recommendation of CM office.
Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu: I am 1000 per cent confident that TDP will win the elections. I don't have even 0.1 per cent doubt, we are going to win. There are many problems in counting process. The EC should take steps to resolve all those problems. There are many rumours regarding EVMs, including that printers may be manipulated &that control panels will be changed. EC has given scope for suspicion
Madhya Pradesh Leader of Opposition and BJP leader Gopal Bhargava: It will fall on its own (MP Government), I don't believe in horse-trading but I feel its time has come and it will have to go soon. We are sending a letter to Governor requesting an assembly session as there are a lot of issues.
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav leaves after meeting BSP Chief Mayawati at her residence in Lucknow.
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav leaves after meeting BSP Chief Mayawati at her residence in Lucknow. pic.twitter.com/j76Ut5MqBJ— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) May 20, 2019
Piyush Goyal, BJP after meeting with EC: We gave the Election Commission detailed information of the violence inflicted upon our workers. We reiterated our demand for re-poll for constituencies where violence occurred in 7th phase and earlier phases, particularly in West Bengal.
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav reaches BSP Chief Mayawati's residence in Lucknow.
Nagpur, Maharashtra: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and actor Vivek Oberoi launch poster of biopic 'PM Narendra Modi'
Nagpur, Maharashtra: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and actor Vivek Oberoi launch poster of biopic 'PM Narendra Modi' pic.twitter.com/bUuwSBGLsQ— ANI (@ANI) May 20, 2019
We will accept the people's mandate: Shivpal
SP leader Shivpal Yadav says that the party that comes to power will need our support.
Madurai bench of Madras High Court grants anticipatory bail to Kamal Haasan in a case filed against him by Hindu Munnani party for his comments on Nathuram Godse.
Sources: Union Council of Ministers likely to meet tomorrow; BJP President Amit Shah to host a dinner for NDA leaders tomorrow.
Watch: JD(S) spokesperson Tanveer Ahmed speaks exclusively to News Nation on Exit Polls predicting NDA win:
#Video | JD (S) spokesperson Tanveer Ahmed speaks exclusively to News Nation on #ExitPolls predicting NDA win. Watch video!#ExitPollWithNewsNation#ElectionsWithNewsNation— News Nation (@NewsNationTV) May 20, 2019
EVMs and VVPATs brought to Lahaul & Spiti district headquarters on a Border Security Force (BSF) helicopter from Tashigang, world's highest polling station, reports ANI.
EVMs and VVPATs brought to Lahaul & Spiti district headquarters on a Border Security Force (BSF) helicopter from Tashigang, world's highest polling station, reports ANI.#HimachalPradesh— News Nation (@NewsNationTV) May 20, 2019
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Office: "CM has requested the governor to dismiss Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party chief Om Prakash Rajbhar from the UP Cabinet with immediate effect." Rajbhar, a minister for backward class welfare and divyangjan' empowerment, had earlier resigned from Cabinet but his resignation wasn't accepted.
When I said I'll win 22 seats in the state, no one took me seriously. I'm sure now the media will understand. All surveys have predicted the same thing, it's not a surprise if we win 22 seats. It's clear that some big names will see a setback, says BS Yeddyurappa, Karnataka BJP president.
#Video | When I said I'll win 22 seats in the state no one took me seriously. I'm sure now media will understand. All surveys are saying the same' says B. S. Yeddyurappa@BSYBJP #ElectionsWithNewsNation— News Nation (@NewsNationTV) May 20, 2019
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The Left Front and the Congress may end up getting 18 per cent and 10 per cent of the total votes, respectively. As far as the vote share is concerned, the Trinamool Congress is predicted to get 36 per cent of the total votes followed by the BJP (30%), Left (18%) and Congress (10%).
According to News Nation Exit Poll, BJP may get 10-12 seats, while AITC may win 26-28 seats in West Bengal.
HD Kumaraswamy: Whom are you (media) trying to help by misusing our name. I'm thinking of bringing in a law. What have you thought of us politicians? You think we're jobless? Do we look like cartoon characters to you? Who gave you authority to show everything humorously?
BSP leader SC Mishra to ANI: Mayawati ji has no programme or meetings scheduled in Delhi today, she will be in Lucknow.
The BJP on Sunday accused the TMC of letting loose widespread violence in the last phase of the Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal, and demanded repolling in several booths in eight out of the nine constituencies. Over 72 per cent of voters of the over 1.49 crore electorate exercised their franchise till 5 pm in the nine constituencies of West Bengal during the seventh and final phase of polling.
According to News Nation Exit Poll, BJP-Shiv Sena alliance is likely to win 33-35 seats while Congress-NCP may get 13-15 seats.
BJP is likely to win 22-24 seats, while Congress may get 2-4 seats in Gujarat.
BJP may sweep Uttarakhand winning all 5 seats.
According to News Nation Exit Poll, BJP-led NDA and SP-BSP alliance are likely to win 38-40 seats each, while Congress may win 2-3 in Uttar Pradesh.
News Nation Exit Poll predicts 8-10 seats for BJP, while BJD is predicted to win 11-13 seats in Odisha.