Guwahati: With less than three days to go for the 2019 Lok Sabha election results to be declared on May 23, most exit polls on Sunday predicted a clear majority to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government at the Centre.
At the top of the spectrum, TimesNow and Today’s Chanakya exit polls have predicted a landslide victory to the saffron party-led NDA government with over 306 and 350 seats, respectively, with the key opposition Congress obtaining 132 and 95 seats, respectively.
Going by the predictions made by the pollsters for the crucial Northeastern states of India, the lotus is likely to bloom for another five years. As per the India Today-Axis My India exit poll results, the BJP along with its North East Democratic Alliance partners will manage to obtain an average of 18 seats while the Congress is likely to hold a maximum of four Parliamentary seats in the region.
In Assam, the ruling NDA that has received much flak from the opposition Congress in the recent past over issues like the Citizenship Amendment Bill, among others, is likely to continue its hefty hold of power for another tenure, as per the India Today-Axis My India exit poll results. While BJP will win 8-10 seats, the Congress is likely to be at a distant second with 2-4 seats out of the 14 Lok Sabha seats in the state. Meanwhile, the Chanakya-News24 exit poll predicted a BJP sweep with 10 seats, with the Congress gaining a total of three seats in Assam.
The exit poll by India Today-Axis My India, however, predicted that the Congress is likely to maintain a control over Nagaland and Mizoram. The party may also get one out of the two seats in Meghalaya. The regional parties are likely to score the other seat in Meghalaya, the exit poll predictions noted.
In Arunachal Pradesh, the BJP is likely to win both the Lok Sabha seats in the state, while the Congress and others will fail to open their accounts, revealed the Times Now-VMR exit poll.
In Manipur, the exit poll further projected that Congress will win one out of the two seats, while the BJP is likely to win the other.
The Naga People’s Front (NPF) will fail in opening its account in the state once again, the exit poll noted.
In Meghalaya, the BJP and its alliance partners might fail to win a single seat in state. According to the Times Now-VMR exit poll, the Congress is likely to win one Lok Sabha seat while the National People’s Party (NPP) is likely to win the other.
In Mizoram, the Mizo National Front (MNF) is expected to win the lone Lok Sabha seat in the state as per the TimesNow exit poll predictions.
Coming to Nagaland, the TimesNow-VMR exit poll predicted an outcome similar to the 2014 elections in Nagaland as the NPF is all set to win the lone Lok Sabha seat in the state with the Congress scoring a blank.
Another state that is likely to witness the same results as 2014 is Sikkim, as the exit poll has suggested the ruling Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) will once again triumph in the lone Lok Sabha seat in the state.
In Tripura, according to the TimesNow-VMR exit polls, the Communist Party of India (Marxist), which saw emphatic wins in the two seats of the state, might end up losing to BJP.