As the last and seventh phase of 2019 Lok Sabha polls came to a close, voters were eagerly awaiting exit poll results as anxiety grows days ahead of the crucial May 23 verdict. The News Nation Exit Poll predicts that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is likely to improve its tally by bagging 10-12 seats in the state, while the All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) may win 26-28 seats. The Left Front and the Congress will end up getting 18 per cent and 10 per cent of the total votes respectively. As far as the vote share is concerned, Trinamool Congress is predicted to get 36 per cent of the total votes followed by the BJP (30%), Left (18%) and Congress (10%). Talking about the National Exit Poll, the BJP-led NDA is predicted to sail past the magic figure winning 282-290 seats, while UPA may get 118-126 seats in Lok Sabha elections 2019.
42 parliamentary seats across West Bengal went to polls in all seven phases held between April 11 and May 19. The state, which has been marred by violence since the first day of the marathon Lok Sabha polls, has witnessed a bitter battle between Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. TV channels have started airing the exit poll results from 6:30 pm as the Election Commission (EC) has mandated a half an hour gap to telecast the data following the conclusion of the mammoth Lok Sabha polls at 6 pm today. The exit polls, conducted by News Nation are based on responses of around 40,000 people who have cast their votes in their respective constituencies in West Bengal.
Here are the Highlights on West Bengal Lok Sabha Elections Exit Poll:
08:40 pm: As far as the vote share is concerned, Trinamool Congress is predicted to get 36 per cent of the total votes followed by the BJP (30%), Left (18%) and Congress (10%).
08:37 pm: According to News Nation Exit Poll, BJP may get 10-12 seats in the state, while the All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) may win 26-28 seats in West Bengal.
08:00 pm: Both the Trinamool Congress and the BJP are likely to win 41 per cent of the total votes in West Bengal each, according to India Today-My Axis Exit Poll.
07:45 pm: While a host of national pollsters on Sunday started to telecast the exit poll results, followed by the conslcusion of marathon Lok Sabha elections 2019, West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress president Mamata Banerjee claimed that she does not trust this 'Exit Poll' gossip. Taking to Twitter, Banerjee wrote, "I don’t trust Exit Poll gossip. The game plan is to manipulate or replace thousands of EVMs through this gossip. I appeal to all Opposition parties to be united, strong and bold. We will fight this battle together. READ HERE:
I don’t trust Exit Poll gossip. The game plan is to manipulate or replace thousands of EVMs through this gossip. I appeal to all Opposition parties to be united, strong and bold. We will fight this battle together— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) May 19, 2019
06:30 pm: According to News Nation Exit Poll Survey, the BJP-led NDA will sail past the magic figure winning 282-290 seats, while UPA may get 118-126 seats in Lok Sabha elections 2019.
06:05 pm: Polling has come to an end in all the 42 Lok Sabha constituencies across West Bengal. 9 constituencies went to poll in the seventh phase of Lok Sabha polls on Sunday, May 19. Watch News Nation Exit Poll at 6:30 pm today.
05:36 pm: The key constituencies in 2019 Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal, include Cooch Behar, Darjeeling, Raiganj, Jangipur, Maldaha Uttar, Asansol, Bardhaman-Durgapur, Baharampur, Barrackpur, Medinipur, Diamond Harbour, Kolkata North and Kolkata South.
05:22 pm: In its best-ever performance, BJP got a respectable vote share of 17.02 per cent. The Saffron Praty received 86,92,297 votes in Bengal and won 2 Lok Sabha seats namely Asansol and Darjeeling. The party came second in Maldaha Dakshin, Kolkata Uttar and Kolkata Dakshin.
05:20 pm: The Trinamool Congress received 2,03,16,262 votes with a vote share of 39.79 per cent. The Congress was reduced to 4 seats in the state with a vote share of 9.69 per cent. The grand old party received 49,46,911 votes in the entire state. Join us using #ExitPollWithNewsNation to catch the West Bengal Lok Sabha Elections Exit Poll 2019 today at 6:30 pm.
05:19 pm: In 2014 Lok Sabha Elections, the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress swept the state, bagging 34 of the 42 Lok Sabha seats. In terms of total parliamentary constituencies, West Bengal is the third largest state after Uttar Pradesh (80) and Maharashtra (48). Watch News Nation Exit Poll at 6:30 pm today.