Exit polls 2019: Modi set to return as PM, NDA to get 286 seats, predicts News Nation
New Delhi, May 19: The Narendra Modi government is predicted to storm back to power with a clear majority, according to the News Nation exit poll, with the NDA forecast to get 290 seats.
The News Nation exit poll predicted 282-290 seats for the BJP, 118 to 126 for the Congress, while 130 to 138 votes will be bagged by other parties.
PM Modi had made national security and fighting terror one of his key campaign points to blunt opposition attacks on his handling of the economy, attempted to paint the Congress as corrupt and run down the effort by opposition parties to consolidate votes against the ruling NDA calling them power hungry.
An election exit poll, not always known to be correct, is a poll of voters taken immediately after they exit the polling stations. The survey was conducted after each round of voting starting from the first on 11 April. The Election Commission, however, did not allow the exit poll outcome to be released till the last vote was cast in the seventh phase.
The exit poll results was done by news channels including Times Now-CNX, India Today-Axis, NEWSX-NETA, ABP-CSDS and Republic - Jan Ki Baat.
The exit polls, known to be off the mark at times, are based on responses of the people who have cast their votes. Pollsters, assuming that the voters have correctly revealed their choice, predict the results much before the actual counting of votes.