New Delhi (India): Buoyed by the exit polls that give NDA a clear majority in the 543 member Lok Sabha, BJP leader GVL Narasimha Rao on Sunday said that the BJP was even more confident of doing better than the exit polls’ predictions.
“The BJP will get a huge majority by itself although all the exit polls are giving a majority to the NDA. Most of the polls are giving NDA more than 300 seats,” said Rao.
“It is clear that there is yet another Narendra Modi led NDA government at the Centre, but the BJP is confident of doing better than the exit polls predictions,” he said.
“It is a public reaffirmation of faith in our Prime Minister. What Narendra Modi has done in Gujarat by scoring repeat victories, the same phenomenon is today evident at a national scale,” he said.
Exit polls on television channels on Sunday projected the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) to retain power at the Centre with most of the pollsters giving Prime Minister Modi a clear majority again in the 543-member Lok Sabha.
CNN News 18-IPSOS exit poll gave the BJP and its allies the highest number of 336 seats with the saffron party on its own getting 276 seats, four more than it had won in the 2014 elections.
The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) is projected to get 82 seats of which the Congress will get 46, two more than it bagged in the last elections.
ABP-Nielsen poll projected 267 for the NDA, 127 for the UPA and 148 for ‘Others’. Of the ‘Others’, the grand alliance in Uttar Pradesh is getting an estimated 50 seats.
Times Now-VMR projected 306 seats for the BJP and its allies, while Republic TV-C-Voter put it at one seat less. In the Times Now poll, the UPA, including the Congress and its allies have been projected to get 132 seats, while ‘Others’ are likely to secure 104 seats. The halfway mark in the Lok Sabha is 272.
In the Republic TV-C-Voter, the UPA has been projected to get 124 while ‘Others’ are projected to get 113 seats. Of this, BSP-SP-RLD alliance is slated to get 26 seats out of 80 seats in Uttar Pradesh.
In the 2014 general elections, the NDA got 341 seats of which BJP alone accounted for 282 seats. The UPA had 60 seats of which 44 were won by the Congress.