Lok Sabha Elections 2019

Exit Polls 2019

Chanakya which got the right numbers in 2014 have the following list as per the exit polls they conducted.

  • BJP 300 ± 14 Seats
  • NDA 350 ± 14 Seats
  • Cong 55 ± 9 Seats
  • UPA 95 ± 9 Seats
  • Others 97 ± 11 Seats

According to the NewsX-Neta exit poll

  • BJP-led NDA will get 242 seats
  • Congress led-UPA to get 162 seats
  • SP-BSP-RLD Mahagathbandhan likely to win 43 seats
  • Others may win 88 seats in the 17 Lok Sabha

Whereas most exit polls are projecting the following numbers

  • 302 seats for the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance
  • 122 for the Congress-led UPA
  • 118 for "non-aligned" parties

Lok Sabha Parliamentary Elections 2019 is the biggest election of India. With around 90 crore voters ready to exercise the franchise, this election can also be termed as the biggest democratic exercise in history. The elections were held in 7 phases starting April 11. Counting of votes will be done on May 23. Since all phases of elections are now over we have the Exit Polls all of which are showing BJP to be back to power. However exit polls do go wrong so we will have to wait and watch.

The Commission will be using Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) along with Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) at every polling station of all the States and Union Territories to enhance the transparency and credibility of the election process as VVPAT allows the voter to verify his / her vote. Assembly elections were held in 4 states - Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim and Odisha - along with the Lok Sabha election 2019. Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir were not held. Tamil Nadu also simultaneously saw elections in 21 assembly constituencies that may well decide the fate of the present government in the state.

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Before elections many experts felt that the elections will be fought on issues like the Rafale deal, demonetisation, lack of economic growth, beef ban etc. As a result, several opinion polls predicted a decline in seats for the ruling BJP and an increase for the Congress. Based on the alliance, the Congress could be back in power they said. But the exit polls predict that the BJP will be back in power.

Parliament Elections 2019 Schedule Map
Source: Election Commission of India

Phase-wise election schedule and their State-wise break-up.

Phase 1 of Lok Sabha elections on April 11: 91 seats, 20 States

Polls will be held on April 11, 2019 in a total of 91 constituencies spread across 20 states.
Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jammu and Kashmir, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Odisha, Sikkim, Telangana, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Andaman and Lakshadweep.

Phase 2 of Lok Sabha elections on April 18: 97 seats, 13 States

Polls will be held on April 18, 2019 in a total of 97 constituencies spread across 13 states.
Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Manipur, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, and Puducherry.

Phase 3 of Lok Sabha elections on April 23: 115 seats, 14 States

Polls will be held on April 23 in a total of 115 constituencies spread across 14 states.
Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Goa, Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, and Daman and Diu.

Phase 4 of Lok Sabha elections on April 29: 71 seats, 9 States

Polls will be held on April 29 in a total of 71 constituencies spread across 9 states.
Bihar, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.

Phase 5 of Lok Sabha elections on May 6: 51 seats, 7 States

Polls will be held on May 6 in a total of 51 constituencies spread across 7 states.
Bihar, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.

Phase 6 of Lok Sabha elections on May 12: 59 seats, 7 States

Polls will be held on May 12 in a total of 59 constituencies spread across 7 states.
Delhi-NCR, Bihar, Haryana, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal.

Phase 7 of Lok Sabha elections on May 19: 59 seats, 8 States

Polls will be held on May 19 in a total of 59 constituencies spread across 8 states.
Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, West Bengal, Chandigarh (UT), Uttar Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh.







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    Updated On : Apr 30,2019   9:58 am
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    Updated On : Apr 30,2019   9:34 am
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    Updated On : Apr 30,2019   8:32 am
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    Updated On : Apr 29,2019   11:14 pm
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    Updated On : Apr 29,2019   10:14 pm
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    Updated On : Apr 29,2019   10:04 pm
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    Updated On : Apr 29,2019   10:00 pm
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    Updated On : Apr 29,2019   9:44 pm
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BJP complains to EC against MP Chief Secretary, DGP

    Updated On : Apr 29,2019   9:36 pm
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1.33% VVPATs malfunctioned in 4th phase: EC

    Updated On : Apr 29,2019   9:28 pm
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    Updated On : Apr 29,2019   9:16 pm
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    Updated On : Apr 29,2019   9:14 pm
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