BJP president Amit Shah, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, SP chief Akhilesh Yadav and Congress president Rahul Gandhi
After predicting a clean sweep for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in 2019 Lok Sabha Elections, News Nation Exit Poll brings you a detailed analysis on the fate of the VIP candidates in several key constituencies, including Varansi, Amethi, Raibareli, Patna Sahib, Gurdaspur, New Delhi, Nagpur, Gandhinagar, and Raiganj across India. From Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Congress president Rahul Gandhi, hundreds of key candidates got engaged in a bitter battle in this season of polarised politics. Other prominent figures, who locked horns in this Lok Sabha polls, include Sonia Gandhi, Akhilesh Yadav, Dimple Yadav, Mulayam Singh Yadav, Rajnath Singh, Hema Malini, Mehbooba Mufti, Farooq Abdullah, Sunny Deol, Shatrughan Sina, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Amit Shah, Pragya Singh Thakur, Priya Dutt, Gautam Gambhir and Manoj Tiwari among others. Who will emerge victorious in the politically crucial Uttar Pradesh? Which BJP candidate will make inroads into Trinamool Congress bastion state West Bengal? Will the Congress be able to build on its election victory in the Hindi heartland states? Join us using #ExitPollWithNewsNation to get the answers to these burning questions of the moment.
Here are the Highlights on VIP Seats Exit Poll 2019:
09:58 pm: News Nation Exit Poll predicts win for BJP nominee Mukesh Rajpoot against BSP candidate Manoj Agarwal in Farrukhabad Lok Sabha seat.
09:54 pm: In Ghazipur, BJP's Manoj Sinha may emerge victorious against BSP candidate Afzal Ansari.
09:49 pm: BJP candidate and Union Minister Maneka Gandhi, who was contesting against BSP candidate Chandrabhan Singh, is likely to bag the Sultanpur Lok Sabha seat.
09:45 pm: Moving on to the Firozabad Lok Sabha constituency, BJP candidate Chandra Sen Jadaun may defeat Samajwadi Party's Akshay Yadav.
09:42 pm: Pilibhit will witness victory for BJP candidate Varun Gandhi, who is predicted to defeat Samajwadi Party's Hemraj Verma.
09:37 pm: In Muzaffarnagar, RLD chief Ajit Singh is likely to be defeated by BJP candidate Sanjeev Balyan.
09:34 pm: In Noida Lok Sabha constituency, BJP's Mahesh Sharma may defeat BSP candidate Satbeer Nagar.
09:31 pm: BJP candidate and Union Minister VK Singh is predicted to win the Ghaziabad seat by defeating Samajwadi Party (SP) nominee Suresh Bansal.
09:27 pm: PM Narendra Modi is predicted to retain the Varanasi Lok Sabha seat, where he was in the fray against Samajwadi Party candidate Shalini Yadav and Congress nominee Ajay Rai.
09:23 pm: Samajwadi Party stalwart and Akhilesh Yadav's father Mulayam Singh Yadav is likely to win the Mainpuri Lok Sabha constituency, where he was contesting against BJP candidate Prem Singh Shakya.
09:21 pm: In Baghpat parliamentary constituency, RLD candidate and party chief Ajit Singh's son Jayant Choudhary may win the contest against BJP's Satyapal Singh.
09:18 pm: BJP nominee Ravi Kishan may defeat Samajwadi Party's Rambhual Nishad from crucial Gorakhpur parliamentary seat.
09:17 pm: In Kannauj parliamentary constituency, SP candidate and Akhilesh Yadav's wife Dimple Yadav may defeat BJP's Subrat Pathak, predicts News Nation Exit Poll.
09:13 pm: Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav is predicted to bag the Azamgarh Lok Sabha seat, where he was contesting against BJP candidate Dinesh Lal Yadav.
09:10 pm: SP leader Azam Khan is likely to register victory against BJP candidate and veteran Bollywood actress Jaya Prada in Rampur Lok Sabha constituency.
09:08 pm: BJP candidate and veteran actress Hema Malini is likely to defeat RLD leader Narendra Singh to retain the Mathura Lok Sabha seat.
09:07 pm: BJP candidate and Union Home Miniter Rajnath Singh may register victory against Samajwadi Party (SP) nominee and Shatrughan Sinha's wife Poonam Sinha in Lucknow parliamentary constituency.
09:05 pm: UPA chairperson and senior Congress leader Sonia Gandhi is likely to win Raibareli Lok Sabha seat, where she was contesting against BJP nominee Dinesh Pratap Singh.
09:00 pm: Congress president Rahul Gandhi will retain his stroghold - the Amethi Lok Sabha seat by defeating BJP candidate and Union Minister Smriti Irani.
08:53 pm: BJD's Pinaki Mishra, who is pitted against BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra from Odisha's Puri Lok Sabha seat, is likely to win the contest.
08:45 pm: In Raiganj Lok Sabha constituency, BJP candidate Deboshree Chaudhary is predicted to defeat Congress leader Deepa Dasmunsi.
08:40 pm: BJP candidate and singer Babul Supriyo is projected to defeat Trinamool Congress nominee and Tollywood actress Moon Moon Sen in West Bengal's Asansol Lok Sabha seat.
08:36 pm: In Ranchi Lok Sabha seat, Congress candidate Subodh K Sahay is likely to defeat BJP's Sanjay Seth.
08:30 pm: BJP nomiee Arjun Munda will register victory against Congress candidate Kalicharan Munda in Khunti Lok Sabha seat.
08:20 pm: Going by the News Nation Poll Survey, Hazaribagh Lok Sabha seat will witness victory for BJP candidate Jayant Sinha, who is likely to defeat Congress' Gopalk Sahu.
08:19 pm: JMM candidate and former Jharkhand chief minister Shibu Soren will emerge victorius in Dumka parliamentary constituency, where he locked horns with BJP's Sunil Soren.
08:18 pm: BJP candidate Pashupati Nath Singh will win the Dhanbad parliamentary constituency by defeating Congress candidate Kirti Azad.
08:17 pm: In Madhubani, BJP candidate Ashok Kumar Yadav will register win against VIP's Badri Kumar Purbey and Independent nominee Shakeel Ahmad.
08:16 pm: Moving on to the Madhepura parliamentary constituency, JDU candidate Dinesh C Yadav is likely to defeat LJD nominee Sharad Yadav.
08:15 pm: In Saran Lok Sabha constituency, BJP candidate Rajiv Pratap Rudy will defeat RJD's Chandrika Rai.
08:14 pm: RJD's Hina Sahab will sweep the Siwan parliamentary constituency, where she was fighting against BJP nominee Kavita Singh.
08:13 pm: LJP candidate Chirag Paswan is predicted to win the Jamui Lok Sabha seat in Bihar. Paswan was in the fray against RLSP'S Budhdev Chaudhary.
08:12 pm: According to News Nation Exit Poll, BJP's Giriraj Singh may register win in Begusarai Lok Sabha seat by defeating CPM candidate Kanhaiya Kumar and RJD's Tanveer Hasan.
08:11 pm: In Patliputra parliamentary constituency, BJP candidate Ramkripal Yadav will defeat RJD nominee and former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad Yadav's daughter Misa Bharti.
08:05 pm: Union Minister and BJP candidate Ravi Shankar Prasad is likely to defeat Congress candidate and Bollywood veteran Shatrughan Sinha to bag the Patna Sahib Lok Sabha seat in Bihar.
07:54 pm: BJP nominee Brijendra Singh is projected to win the Hisar Lok Sabha seat, where he was in the fray against JJP's Dushyant Chautala and Congress candidate Bhavya Bishnoi.
07:53 pm: In Haryana's Sonipat, Congress candidate Bhupinder Singh Hooda may emerge victorious. Hooda was in the fray against BJP candidate RC Kaushik.
07:52 pm: Congress nominee Deepender Hooda is likely to win the Rohtak Lok Sabha constituency in Haryana by defeating BJP's Arvind Sharma.
07:19 pm: News Nation Exit Poll says, BJP candidate Ramesh Bidhuri will clinch the South Delhi parliamentary constituency in his fight against AAP candidate Raghav Chadda and Congress' Vijendra Singh.
07:16 pm: BJP candidate Parvesh Verma may register win in West Delhi Lok Sabha seat, where he was fighting against Congress candidate Mahabal Mishra and AAP's Balbir Singh Jakhar.
07:14 pm: BJP's Hansraj Hans is predicted to win the North West Delhi Lok Sabha seat. Hansraj was pitted against AAP candidate Guggan Singh and Congress nominee Rajesh Liliotia.
07:13 pm: BJP candidate Meenakshi Lekhi is set to win the New Delhi Lok Sabha seat. Lekhi was contesting against Congress' Ajay Makan and AAP candidate Brijesh Goyal.
07:11 pm: BJP candidate and former cricketer Gautam Gambhir is projected to win the East Delhi Lok Sabha seat. Gambhir was in the fray against Congress' Arvinder Lovely and AAP candidate Atishi.
07:07 pm: BJP candidate Manoj Tiwari is likely to defeat former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit and AAP candidate Dilip Pandey from North East Delhi.
07:01 pm: As per the News Nation Exit Poll, BJP candidate Harsh Vardhan is likely to sweep the Chandni Chowk parliamentary constituency. Harsh Vardhan was fighting against Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) Pankaj Gupta and Congress nominee Jai Parkash Aggarwal.
06:54 pm: As per the News Nation Exit Poll, BJP president Amit Shah will defeat Congress candidate Chatursinh Javanji Chavda from Gujarat's Gandhinagar parliamentary constituency.
06:40 pm: Congress candidate Sushilkumar Shinde is likely to emerge victorious from Solapur parliamentary seat. Shinde was in the fray against BJP nominee Jai Siddheshwar Swami.
06:37 pm: BJP candidate and Union Minister Nitin Gadkari will bag the Nagpur Lok Sabha seat. Gadkari was fighting against Congress candidate Nana Patole, according to News Nation Exit Poll.
06:35 pm: Congress' Mumbai South candidate Milind Deora is likely to be defeated by Shiv Sena leader Arvind Sawant.
06:33 pm: Congress candidate and actor Sanjay Dutt's sister Priya Dutt is likely bag the Mumbai North Central Lok Sabha seat, where she was pitted against BJP's Poonam Mahajan.
06:32 pm: Congress candidate and noted actress Urmila Matondkar is predicted to defeat BJP's Gopal Chaitanya Shetty from Mumbai North parliamentary constituency in Maharashtra.
06:25 pm: BJP candidate Shankar Lalwani may defeat Congress' Pankaj Sanghvi in Indore Lok Sabha constituency, the exit poll suggests.
06:22 pm: In Chhindwara Lok Sabha seat, Congress candidate and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath's son Nakul Nath is likely to defeat BJP's Nathan Shah.
06:19 pm: Talking about Morena Lok Sabha seat, News Nation Exit Poll predicts that BJP candidate Narendra Singh Tomar may win the contest against Congress' Ram Niwas Rawat.
06:15 pm: Congress general secretary (Uttar Pradesh - West) Jyotiraditya Scindia will steal the show in Guna parliamentary constituency against BJP's KP Yadav.
06:13 pm: BJP candidate and 2008 Malegaon Blast accused Pragya Singh Thakur to defeat former Madhya Pradesh chief minister and Congress candidate Digvijaya Singh from Bhopal Lok Sabha seat.
06:12 pm: Congress candidate Manvendra Singh is likely to win from Barmer Lok Sabha seat, where he was in the fray against BJP's Kailash Choudhary.
06:11 pm: Union Minister and BJP candidate Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore may defeat international gold medalist and Congress candidate Krishna Poonia from Jaipur Lok Sabha seat.
06:10 pm: According to News Nation Exit Poll, BJP's Dushyant Singh is predicted to bag Jhalawar Baran Lok Sabha seat, where he was fighting against Congress candidate Pramod Sharma.
06:09 pm: BJP candidate Gajendra Singh Sekhawat is likely to defeat Congress candidate and Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot's son Vaibhav Gehlot in Rajasthan's Jodhpur Lok Sabha seat.
05:58 pm: BJP's K Rajasekharan is likely to bag Kerala's Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha seat, where he was pitted against senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor.
05:53 pm: Congress president Rahul Gandhi is likely to win the Wayanad Lok Sabha seat in Kerala. Gandhi was fighting against BDJS candidate Thushar Vellapally.
05:50 pm: Former finance minister P Chidambaram's son Karti Chidambaram is likely to clinch the Sivaganga Lok Sabha seat. Congress pitted Chidambaram against BJP candidate H Raju.
05:47 pm: DMK candidate Dayanidhi Maran is predicted to defeat PMK's Sam Paul from Chennai Central Lok Sabha seat.
05:45 pm: AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi will win from Hyderabad Lok Sabha seat by defeating BJP candidate Bhagwant Rao, according to News Nation Exit Poll.
05:42 pm: News Nation Exit Poll predicts that Nikhil Kumaraswamy, the JD-S candidate and son of Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy may steal the show in Mandya Lok Sabha constituency where he faced a tought fight from BJP candidate Sumalatha.
05:35 pm: BJP candidate Jitendra Singh is likely to defeat Congress' Vikramaditya Singh from Jammu and Kashmir's Udhampur Lok Sabha seat.
05:33 pm: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti is projected to win in Anantnag parliamentary seat against Congress candidate Ghulam Ahmad Mir.
05:32 pm: National Conference (NC) leader Farooq Abdullah is likely to bag the crucial Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency in Jammu and Kashmir. Abdullah was in the fray against BJP candidate Khalid Jehangir.
05:20 pm: BJP's Ajay Bhatt is likely to defeat former Uttarakhand chief minister and Congress candidate Harish Rawat from Nainital – Udhamsingh Nagar Lok Sabha seat.
05:16 pm: BJP's Ramesh P Nishank may win from Haridwar Lok Sabha constituency against Congress candidate Ambrish Kr.
05:13 pm: BJP candidate Anurag Thakur, who was fighting against Congress' Ram Lal Thakur, is predicted to win from Hamirpur Lok Sabha seat.
05:07 pm: In Chandigarh parliamentary constituency, BJP's Kirron Kher will steal the show. Kher locked horns with Congress candidate Pawan Bansal.
05:04 pm: According to News Nation Exit Poll, BJP candidate Sunny Deol, who was pitted against Congress' Sunil Jakhar, is likely to win from Punjab's Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat.
04:47 pm: Elections to 542 Lok Sabha seats across India took place on April 11, April 18. April 23, April 29, May 6, May 12 and May 19. The counting of votes will be taken up on May 23.
04:46 pm: Various national pollsters started airing the exit poll results following the conclusion of the seven-phase marathon Lok Sabha elections at 6 pm on Sunday, May 19.
04:45 pm: News Nation Exit Poll, which comes days ahead of the crucial May 23 verdict, is based on responses of around 40,000 people who have cast their votes in their respective constituencies across the country.
04:44 pm: As per the May 19 Exit Poll, conducted by News Nation, the BJP-led NDA is predicted to sail past the magic figure winning 282-290 seats, while UPA is likely to get 118-126 seats.