Time to switch off TV, says Omar Abdullah as exit polls predict NDA win

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 20 May 2019, 09:42 AM
The Lok Sabha Elections 2019 were held in seven phases, starting from April 11
The Lok Sabha Elections 2019 were held in seven phases, starting from April 11

National Conference leader Omar Abdullah on Sunday while commenting on exit polls' prediction that the BJP may win the Lok Sabha election with full majority said that every exit poll can’t be wrong. Taking to micro blogging website Twitter, Omar wrote, “Every single exit poll can’t be wrong! Time to switch off the TV, log out of social media & wait to see if the world is still spinning on its axis on the 23rd (sic).”

Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Narendra Modi is set to return as Prime Minister 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 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 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.

The Lok Sabha Elections 2019 were held in seven phases, starting from April 11. Ninety-one constituencies went to the polls in the first phase on April 11, followed by 97 constituencies in the second phase on April 18. The third phase was held on April 23 and fourth on April 29, fifth on May 6, sixth on May 12 and seventh phase on May 19. 115 constituencies went to the polls in the third phase, 71 in the fourth phase, 51 in the fifth phase, 59 in the sixth phase and 59 in the seventh phase.

First Published: Monday, May 20, 2019 09:42 AM
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