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Exit Poll Results 2019 Highlights: Buoyed by predictions, BJP sets eyes on 2020 Delhi Assembly elections

Updates of the 2019 Lok Sabha election exit poll results. Counting of votes will happen on May 23

  • May 22, 07:33 AM (IST)

    Buoyed by favourable exit polls, BJP sets eyes on 2020 Delhi Assembly elections

    Boosted by positive exit poll forecasts for the Lok Sabha elections, the BJP is now laying foundation for the assembly elections in the city in 2020, party leaders said yesterday.

    To improve the party's image here, the BJP leaders are focusing on performance of the three municipal corporations it has majority in, said a senior party leader. (PTI)

  • May 21, 04:14 PM (IST)

    ‘Exit polls just to discourage you,’ Priyanka Gandhi tells Congress workers

    Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi sent out an audio message to her party workers on May 20, asking them not to fall for “rumours” that are aimed at drowning their spirit ahead of the counting of votes on May 23. Her comments were in reference to the exit polls foretelling a resounding win for the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in the Lok Sabha polls.

    She can be heard saying in the audio clip: “My dear Congress workers, sisters, and brothers... Don’t let rumours and exit polls discourage you. This is being done just to break your determination.”

    Click here to read more. 

  • May 21, 12:31 PM (IST)

    Buoyed by predictions, Shiv Sena says Modi govt will get second term

    The Shiv Sena yesterday expressed confidence that a government headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be re-elected for a second term as the exit polls show a "clear trend" in the BJP-led NDA's favour.

    At the same time, it also praised Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and his sister and party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra for their "hard work", saying their party will get enough seats to bag the Leader of Opposition's post in the new Lok Sabha. (PTI)

  • May 21, 12:07 PM (IST)

    “Exit polls are entertainment, real result will be out on May 23. Only then we should react. We are not taking it seriously. Final results will be altogether different from what is being shown in the exit polls,” Rajeev Shukla said.

  • May 21, 12:06 PM (IST)

    Congress leader Rajeev Shukla at a press conference: I request the EC to take action against faulty EVMs. People of the country are looking forward into it. Lot of complains are coming in from every party of the country. We need to maintain the trust of people.

  • May 21, 11:13 AM (IST)

    Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has sought to bolster the morale of party workers by asking them to not be disheartened by "rumours" and exit poll results and urged them to be alert at their respective booths.

    Read the full story here

  • May 21, 09:39 AM (IST)

    Meanwhile, after a strong closing in the previous session the benchmark indices opened on positive note on May 21 with Nifty and Sensex test a new record highs.

    At 09:16 hrs IST, the Sensex is up 104.58 points at 39,457.25, while Nifty is up 28.80 points at 11,857.10. About 534 shares have advanced, 266 shares declined, and 64 shares are unchanged. 

    Track the markets LIVE: Sensex, Nifty open at record highs

  • May 21, 09:04 AM (IST)

    WATCH | Explained: How is your vote counted?

  • May 21, 08:07 AM (IST)

    Indian government bonds jump as exit polls predict new term for PM Modi

    Exit poll results sent bonds soaring yesterday, as markets cheered a likely second term for PM Modi-led government.

    Read the full story here

  • May 21, 07:59 AM (IST)

    Exit polls 'nautanki', truth will be out on May 23: Sharad Pawar

    NCP chief Sharad Pawar yesterday doubted the exit poll projections, calling them a nautanki (farce), adding the "truth" will be out in two days when counting of votes is held on May 23.

    "There is a strange atmosphere in the country today...After 6 pm yesterday, there was a sense of unease after seeing all TV channels and newspapers,” he said.

    "People have been calling me...I told them that an attempt is being made by those who control the electronic media to present a different view (through the exit polls)... The truth will come out after two days (on May 23)," Pawar added. (PTI)

  • May 20, 09:57 PM (IST)

    Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge: No accuracy in exit polls... don't agree with the figures shown in exit polls. 

  • May 20, 04:55 PM (IST)

    SP leader Azam Khan on exit polls: We will know the results on 23rd... the current government has a lot of power, they can do anything... people of the country are living under some kind of fear... people are scared that what will happen if the present government is re-elected. Democracy is under danger. 

  • May 20, 03:38 PM (IST)

    Huge maturing of Indian democracy taking place: Arun Jaitley on exit polls 

    "If the Exit Polls are read along with the 2014 election results, it would be clear that there is a huge maturing of Indian democracy taking place. The electorate keeps national interest paramount before exercising a choice on whom to vote for. When well-meaning people with similar ideas vote in the same direction, it leads to the making of a wave," Union Minister Arun Jaitley has written in a blog post. 

  • May 20, 02:55 PM (IST)

  • May 20, 01:15 PM (IST)
  • May 20, 01:01 PM (IST)

    Exit polls may be understating the NDA's tally

    "Pollsters have forecast the NDA to get anywhere between 277 and 365 seats. But it is possible that the alliance’s eventual tally could actually be higher -- or at least the higher end of the range forecast," Moneycontrol's Nazim Khan writes.

    Read the full story here

  • May 20, 12:28 PM (IST)

    Opinion: Congress needs to rethink its options if it wants to stay relevant

    "The so-called Congress revival was a highly deceptive proposition and Modi’s promise of a Congress-free India appears to be as relevant today as it was at the time of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly election, which the saffron party swept in 2017,” writes K Raveendran.

    Read the full story here

  • May 20, 12:05 PM (IST)

    “We do not accept the exit polls be it pro or anti DMK. Like Kalaignar has taught us, we will wait for the official results. People’ mandate will be clear in three days,” MK Stalin has been quoted as saying by News18.

  • May 20, 11:57 AM (IST)

    Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president N Chandrababu Naidu has said that exit polls have failed time and again.

    "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 (sic)," Naidu said in a late night tweet.

    Read more: Time and again, exit polls have failed to catch the people's pulse: Chandrababu Naidu

  • May 20, 11:57 AM (IST)

    Political Economy | Ten messages from the exit polls

    “If the exit poll results are correct, the BJP will once again form the government. The final seat tally for the ruling coalition is likely to be around the same as in the 2014 elections. But there are crucial differences,” Moneycontrol’s Manas Chakravarty writes.

    Read the full opinion piece here

  • May 19, 10:38 PM (IST)
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  • May 19, 09:54 PM (IST)

    Tamil Nadu:

    In Tamil Nadu, which went to polls without the two stalwarts of the state politics— J Jayalalithaa of the AIADMK and M Karunanidhi of the DMK— the News18-IPSOS survey has predicted that the DMK+ would win 22-24 seats while the AIADMK+ will win 14-16 seats.

    Congress is a part of the DMK+ alliance while the BJP is a part of the AIADMK+ alliance. 

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