Indian General Elections

‘Time To Switch Off The TV!’: NC's Omar Abdullah Reacts As Exit Polls Predict NDA Victory

Written By Joel Kurian | Mumbai | Published:

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  • The former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister stated that it was not possible for all the surveys to go wrong.
  • He added that it was the time for him to switch off the Television, go off social media and wait to see if the world is ‘spinning on its axis’ on results day, May 23. 

Omar Abdullah posted an interesting reaction after the exit polls predicted a majority for the NDA and the return of Narendra Modi as the Prime Minister. The former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister stated that it was not possible for all the surveys to go wrong. He added that it was the time for him to switch off the Television, go off social media and wait to see if the world is ‘spinning on its axis’ on results day, May 23. 

READ: Republic-Jan Ki Baat Exit Poll Projection: NDA Will Form The Government, Likely To Cross 300+ Mark Comfortably; Congress To Fall Short Of 100

Abdullah, who is the leader of Opposition in the J&K assembly, representing the Jammu and Kashmir National Conference, tweeted, “Every single exit poll can’t be wrong! Time to switch off the TV, log out of social media & wait to see if the world is still spinning on its axis on the 23rd.”  

His tweet came minutes after all the exit polls pointed to the victory of the BJP and its allies, crossing the requisite 272 halfway-mark needed to form the government. 

As per the projections by the CVoter Exit Poll, National Democratic Alliance (NDA)-led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is predicted to secure 287 seats - a majority - in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls with 42.3% vote-share. In comparison, in 2014, the NDA had won a sweeping 336 seat share, with BJP alone winning 282 seats on its own.  

The CVoter exit poll further predicts that the United Progressive Alliance (UPA)-led by Congress is projected to clinch only 128 seats - 69 seats more as compared to the UPA's seat-share in 2104 which was 59. In 2014, the Congress had fared dismally winning just 44 seats. The vote-shares projections show UPA securing 29.6 percent votes in the 2019 polls.  

The remaining non-NDA and non-UPA parties or 'Others' are projected to win 127 seats, out of which in the electorally critical state of Uttar Pradesh, the Samajwadi Party-Bahujan Samaj Party 'Mahagathbandhan' has been projected to win 40 seats in the state. The 'Others' are projected to clinch a vote-share of 28.1 percent. 

As per the projections by the Jan Ki Baat Exit Poll, National Democratic Alliance (NDA)-led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is projected to clinch an estimated seat-share between 295 and 315 in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Out of this, the BJP is predicted to secure an estimated seat-share between 254 and 274, with the 264 median falling eight seats short of the half-way mark. In comparison, in 2014, the BJP had won 282 seats on its own.  

READ: Republic-CVoter Exit Poll Projection: NDA Will Cross Halfway Mark, Modi Set To Form The Government Again, Congress Likely To Fall Short Of 100 Mark

The Jan Ki Baat exit poll further predicts that the United Progressive Alliance (UPA)-led by Congress is projected to a win between 122 and 125 seats, with Congress predicted to secure 71 to 74 of these. In 2014, the Congress had fared dismally winning just 44 seats.  

The remaining non-NDA and non-UPA parties or 'Others' are projected to win 102-125 seats, out of which in the electorally critical state of Uttar Pradesh, the Samajwadi Party-Bahujan Samaj Party 'Mahagathbandhan' has been projected to win 21-32 seats (26). 

 

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