As voting for the seven-phase Lok Sabha elections came to an end on Sunday, a host of national pollsters telecasted their exit poll results from 6:30 pm this evening. Going by the News Nation Exit Poll, the YS Jaganmohan Reddy-led YSRCP is predicted to emerge victorious with 42 per cent vote share in the state. Whereas, the TDP, BJP and the Congress are likely to get 35 per cent, 9 per cent and 7 per cent votes respectively.
When it comes to seat share, the YSRCP, TDP, are likely to bag 15-17, 7-9 seats respectively. On the other hand, both the BJP and Congress may bag 0-2 seats each. Talking about the National Exit Poll Survey, conducted by News Nation, the BJP-led NDA will sail past the magic figure winning 282-290 seats, while UPA may get 118-126 seats.
According to News Nation Exit Poll, Jaganmohan Reddy-led YSRCP is likely to get 15-17 seats while @ncbn-led TDP may get 7-9 seats in Andhra Pradesh#ExitPollWithNewsNation#ElectionsWithNewsNation— News Nation (@NewsNationTV) May 19, 2019
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Meanwhile, reacting to the Exit Poll, conducted by various TV channels, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu denied to accept the data, saying that time and again it has proved to be incorrect and far from ground reality in many instances.
Taking to Twitter, Naidu wrote, "Time and again exit polls have failed to catch the People's pulse. Exit polls have proved to be incorrect and far from ground reality in many instances. While undoubtedly TDP govt will be formed in AP, we are confident that non-BJP parties will form a non-BJP govt at the center".
"We reiterate our demand to the ECI to count VVPATs in at least 50% of polling stations. VVPATs should be counted in 5 polling stations in each Assembly Constituency at the beginning of counting process. In case of discrepancy, all VVPATs of Assembly Constituency shall be counted," Naidu added.
We reiterate our demand to the ECI to count VVPATs in at least 50% of polling stations. VVPATs should be counted in 5 polling stations in each Assembly Constituency at the beginning of counting process. In case of discrepancy, all VVPATs of Assembly Constituency shall be counted.— N Chandrababu Naidu (@ncbn) May 19, 2019
Voting for all the 175 Assembly and 25 Lok Sabha constituencies across Andhra Pradesh were conducted in a single phase on April 11. The high-stakes battle for power in the state Assembly and the Centre unfolded with widespread violence between workers of the regional giants - the Telugu Desam Party and YS Rajashekar Congress Party.
Allegations of distribution of money and EVM malfunctions drew considerations from the Election Commission regarding repolling in certain constituencies. The exit polls, conducted by News Nation are based on responses of the people who have cast their votes in their respective constituencies in Andhra Pradesh. In constituencies like Puthalapattu, the inter-party clashes turned so violent that polling came to an end at 3 pm. A total of 2,395 candidates were in the fray in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections in the state.
In the 2014 General Elections, out of the total 25 parliamentary constituencies, Telugu Desam Party (TDP) won a majority of 15 seats, while Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party (YSRCP) and the BJP bagged 8 and 2 seats respectively.
Moving on to the Andhra Pradesh Assembly Elections 2014, the Telugu Desam Party formed the state government having secured a majority of 102 seats.