Exit polls released following the conclusion of the last phase of the elections, show an interesting trend among major coalitions contending to form a government at the Lok Sabha. If the numbers are to be believed, Congress’ vote share would go down by 8 % while BJP is expected to see a jump of 11% gathering 30% of the votes.
UPA and allies
According to the CVoter Exit poll data, the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) will have only 101 seats as compared to the 233 seats in 2009 when they came into power for the second time.
The Indian National Congress Party, popularly known as the Congress party, is said to get only 78 seats, a sharp decline of 128 seats. The party's allies, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), and Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) are predicted to acquire five, nine and one seats respectively. While NCP and RLD's share of seats have gone down by four seats each since 2009 elections, the RJD's share has increased from four to nine.
The UPA, it predicted, would lose as much as 30 seats from its allies
NDA and allies
The poll data suggests that National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is predicted to enjoy a whopping majority of 289 seats, very likely making it the ruling party. NDA had managed to acquire only 141 seats in the 2009 elections, but this time an increase of an enormous 141 seats is expected.
The data shows Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is likely to get 249 seats, as compared to the meagre 116 in the last general elections. While there is no change in the number of seats in Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), number of seats of Shiv Sena is expected to go up from 11 to 14 since 2009. Telugu Desam Party (TDP) might get nine seats which is three seats more than the last time.
On the other hand, the CVoter exit polls gives newly formed AAP only 5 seats.
(With agency inputs)