Saffron wave in Mumbai | News18 IPSOS exit poll survey predicts three seats each for alliance partners Shiv Sena and BJP in Mumbai. congress is expected to draw a blank in the city, despite nominating popular faces such as actor Urmila Matondkar and Priya Dutt, daughter of veteran actor Sunil Dutt, from Mumbai North and Mumbai Northwest seats.
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The BJP and Shiv Sena had swept Maharashtra in the 2014 general polls, winning 42 of the 48 seats, leaving four seats for the NCP and two for the grand old party.
#News18IPSOSExitPoll | CNN News18 anchor anand Narasimhan has reached Maharashtra on #ElexA quadcopter & the voter turnout is the same as last year that is 61%.
Seat Prediction in West Bengal | As per the India Today-Axis survey, Trinamool is likely to win 19-22 parliamentary seats in West Bengal, BJP may win 19-23 seats; Cong may get 0-1 seat while the Left parties may not get any. Voter Turnout of the seventh phase in West Bengal till 8 pm on Sunday stands at 73.51%.
Seat Prediction in J&K | In Jammu and Kashmir, the India Today Axis Survey predicts that the National Conference party will win 2-3 seats and the Congress will win 0-1 seats. The survey also predicts that Mehbooba Mufti's PDP will not win any seat. The BJP in Jammu and Kashmir is predicted to win 2-3 seats.
Daman and Diu and Dadra Nagar Haveli predictions | India Today-Axis exit poll predicts BJP victory in both the single Lok Sabha seats in Daman and Diu and Dadra Nagar Haveli. Daman and Diu has one unreserved Lok Sabha seat while Dadra Nagar Haveli has 1 Lok Sabha seat that is reserved for the Scheduled Tribes.
The Republic C-Voter exit poll survey gives 19 seats to BJP and 15 seats to Shiv Sena. Therefore, a total of 29 seats to the NDA alliance. Meanwhile, the survey has predicted 8 seats for the Congress along with 6 seats from NCP which is in alliance with the former. this election, the NDA has banked mainly on ‘Brand Modi’, the Balakot air strike and Hindutva as it hopes for a repeat of 2014, while the Congress and NCP, bereft of a leader with similar appeal, strived to keep the campaign focused on local issues and highlighted farmer distress and unemployment.
ABP-Nielson exit poll survey predicts 34 seats for the BJP-Shiv Shena alliance in Maharashtra. It has also predicted 14 seats for the Congress-NCP alliance. The Congress would hope that the past trend of the state choosing the BJP and Congress alliances alternatively since 1991 holds true this time round as well.
Click to Read | Elections 2019: Phase 2 Results According To News18 IPSOS Exit Poll
According to News18 IPSOS Exit Poll, NDA to garner majority seats from phase 2 as well. It is slated to get 89-96 seats while UPA is likely to get 38-42 seats.
The ABP Neison exit poll survey predicts 34 seats for the NDA alliance in Maharshtra. The survey gives 14 seats to the Congress led UPA alliance. The BJP-Shiv Sena alliance seems to be winning majority in the state despite popular faces like Urmila Matondkar and Priya Dutt being fieled by the Congress in Mumbai.
Accuracy of Exit Polls | Exit poll results are most eagerly awaited in the run-up to counting day on May 23. But the track record of these pollsters shows several hits and misses. More often than not, the predictions of even the most meticulous of pollsters wobble when confronted with the actual choice made by the ever-unpredictable voter.
Star-studded battle for Mumbai | Congress stalwart Milind Deora Deora is pitted against sitting Sena MP Arvind Sawant in Mumbai South, while Priya Dutt is in the fray against BJP MP Poonam Mahajan in Mumbai North Central. Eknath Gaikwad is once again facing his Shiv Sena rival and sitting MP Rahul Shewale in South Central. Sanjay Nirupam is trying his his luck in Mumbai North West this time as the Congress fielded actor Urmila Matondkar in Mumbai North against sitting BJP MP Gopal Shetty.
News18 Exit Polls with IPSOS | The month-and-a-half long Lok Sabha 2019 election exercise will come to an end today evening, paving the way for the findings of various exit poll surveys to start hitting the airwaves. This time, News18.com and CNN-News18 will bring to you the much awaited News18-IPSOS exit poll survey — a deep dive into the Indian elections with a detailed analysis of voter mood, trends, and factors that defined the world’s largest democratic exercise.
Old foes face off in Dadra and Nagar Haveli | Dadra and Nagar Haveli is the fourt smallest constituency in India with more than half (51.95%) of the population being part of Scheduled Tribes. MP an tribal leader Mohanbhai Delkar who has previously contested on a Congress ticket, willl be facing old foe BJP’s Natubhai Gomanbhai Patel, who wrested the seat from the tribal leader in 2009. However, Delkar is contesting as Independent this year while the Congress as fielded Tokiya Prabhubhai.