The 38 days long LokSabha Elections came to an end today at 6 pm. The exit polls were released at 6:30 which predict that BJP may win almost as many seats as it did in 2014 and form a government comfortably. The poll of polls, an aggregate of exit polls, has given the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) 303 of 543 seats and the Congress and its allies 126 seats.
The poll of polls has indicated that the saffron party will make up for its losses in Uttar Pradesh with Odisha and West Bengal.
In Bengal, CM Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress will get 24 of 42 seats and the BJP will move to double digits at 14.
Meanwhile, Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik's Biju Janata Dal (BJD) will be on the same level as BJP
The Mayawati-Akhilesh Yadav alliance is given 34 seats while the Congress is set to do with two seats, nothing better than 2014.
Congress may also benefit much from its December victories in the three big states, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh.
It should also be noted that exit polls aren’t the real results, they just predict the results and can go wrong too.
Back in 2014, it predicted BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) to get 288 of the 545 seats in parliament and the Congress-led UPA 102. However, the gap turned out to be far wider. The NDA won 336 seats while the UPA, which had been in power for two straight terms, was reduced to 59.
The results will be declared on Thursday, May 23rd.