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Maharashtra Exit Poll: BJP-Shiv Sena alliance likely to dominate state with 34 seats

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 19 May 2019, 11:12 PM
Maharashtra Exit Poll: BJP-Shiv Sena alliance likely to dominate state (File Photo)
Maharashtra Exit Poll: BJP-Shiv Sena alliance likely to dominate state (File Photo)

The BJP-Shiv Sena alliance is likely to suffer a loss in Maharashtra compared to its performance in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. According to News Nation exit poll, it is expected to emerge victorious on 34 seats – a dip of 12 seats from its 2014 tally.

Meanwhile, the Congress-NCP bonhomie is likely to win 14 seats with 39 per cent vote share – a massive jump of 12 seats from 2014 when it won only two seats.

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In the state, the BJP contested on 25 Lok Sabha seats while Shiv Sena on 23 seats. On the other hand, the Congress and the NCP fought on 25 and 19 seats respectively, leaving two seats each for their allies. Union Ministers Nitin Gadkari, Hansraj Ahir, Subhash Bhamre and Anant Gite are some of the key contestants of Maharashtra in Lok Sabha 2019 polls. While Congress veteran Ashok Chavan and NCP’s Supriya Sule are also in the fray.

Out of the six Lok Sabha seats in Mumbai, all eyes will be Congress heavyweights Milind Deora and Priya Dutt, who could not win the 2014 polls. They are contesting elections from their bastions of Mumbai South and Mumbai North Central parliamentary seats respectively. Another interesting contest in this polls would be between actor-turned-politician Urmila Matondkar, who has been fielded by the grand old party, and BJP's Gopal Shetty in Mumbai North. In 2014, Congress's Sanjay Nirupam had lost the Lok Sabha seat by a margin of 4.40 lakh votes.

BJP-led NDA is likely to form the government by winning 282 to 290 seats, News Nation exit poll indicates.

 

What other agencies predict?

According to India TV-CNX exit poll, the BJP-Shiv Sena combine is likely to win 34 out of 48 Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra. The Congress-NCP alliance is likely to increase its 2014 tally and may win 14 seats (Congress 8, NCP 6).

In Mumbai, Shiv Sena is predicted to win 3 and BJP 2 seats. Similarly, NCP is likely to gain 1 seat but the Congress party failed to open account in India's commercial capital.

According to Today’s Chanakya exit poll, the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance is likely to win 33 to 43 seats in Maharashtra. The coalition of Congress-NCP is likely to win 10 to 15 seats.

Lok Sabha elections 2019, which were held in 7 phases, for 542 of 543 constituencies came to an end on Sunday (May 19) evening. Votes will be counted on May 23. While PM Modi-led NDA is seeking second term, the Congress-led UPA is keen to make a comeback.

In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, BJP-led NDA won 336 seats while UPA won 59 seats, 44 of which were won by the Congress. Others had bagged 148 seats. In Maharashtra, BJP and its ally Shiv Sena bagged solid 46 seats of 48, while Congress and its ally managed to win only 2 seats.  

First Published: Sunday, May 19, 2019 10:41 PM
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