Exit poll 2024 highlights

The exit polls predicted a win for the BJP-led NDA government; Congress says exit polls orchestrated by PM

Updated - June 04, 2024 06:56 am IST

Published - June 01, 2024 04:51 pm IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Photo Credit: PTI

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All major exit polls published after the seventh and the last phase of the 2024 Lok Sabha polls ended, predicted a third term for the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA). 

The polls indicated that the NDA may end up winning close to 350 seats. On the other hand, the INDIA bloc is projected to win about 150 seats. Parties that are not attached to either side, including the Biju Janata Dal and the Trinamool Congress, may end up securing the rest of the 40-odd seats.

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The results for the Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim Assembly polls will be announced on June 2 and votes for the Lok Sabha polls and other Assemblies will be counted on June 4. 

Mr. Modi exuded confidence that people have voted in record numbers to re-elect the NDA government and said the “opportunistic INDI Alliance” failed to strike a chord with the voters who rejected their “regressive politics”.

Leaders of several INDIA bloc parties met and took stock of the Opposition’s preparations leading up to the June 4 counting of votes, and asserted they will get more than 295 seats, enough for them to form the next government.

Also read: Congress’s decision to skip exit poll debates shows it has conceded elections: BJP

Addressing the media after two-and-a-half-hour confabulations at his residence, Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge said the INDIA bloc has arrived at the 295-plus figure after feedback from people, which he termed “people’s survey”.

Congress also claimed that the exit polls had been “orchestrated” by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said these are all psychological games he is masterminding but the actual results will be very different.

Meanwhile, a voter turnout of 58.34% was recorded on June 1 in the seventh and final phase of the Lok Sabha polls with incidents of violence between TMC and BJP supporters reported in Sandeshkhali region of West Bengal, and complaints of EVM glitches and rigging at some booths lodged.

  • June 01, 2024 22:27
    Psychological games PM is masterminding but results will be very different: Cong

    With the exit polls predicting a win for the BJP-led NDA government, the Congress claimed that the exit polls had been “orchestrated” by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said these are all psychological games he is masterminding but the actual results will be very different.

    Several exit polls predicted that Prime Minister Modi will retain power for a third straight term.

    The ruling alliance in all likelihood will open its account in Tamil Nadu and Kerala and sweep Karnataka but may see a fall in its tally in states like Bihar, Rajasthan and Haryana, according to pollsters.

    - PTI

  • June 01, 2024 22:11
    Exit polls orchestrated by the man whose exit is certain on June 4: Congress

    The man whose exit is certain on June 4th has had these exit polls orchestrated, Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said. 

    The INDIA Janbandhan will definitely get a minimum of 295 seats, which is a clear and decisive majority. The outgoing Prime Minister can remain smug for three days in the meanwhile. These are all psychological games he is masterminding but the ACTUAL results will be very different, he added.

  • June 01, 2024 21:54
    BJP ‘misused’ administration in UP, EC ‘slow’ to take action: Akhilesh Yadav

    Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav accused the ruling BJP of misusing the administration in Uttar Pradesh and said the Election Commission was slow in taking action.

    In a press statement issued from the SP headquarters, former UP chief minister Yadav alleged, “Today, when it was the last phase of voting, the BJP did not stop its habitual misuse of the administration.” Giving the example of booths of Mirzapur and Barhaj of Deoria district, he said many complaints have been registered against the BJP for intimidating the voters, obstructing voting and threatening or chasing away the polling agents on the strength of power.

    - PTI

  • June 01, 2024 21:36
    We will get 30-35 seats in Maharashtra: Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Anil Desai

    Following the INDIA bloc meeting in Delhi, Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Anil Desai said that the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) will get 30-35 seats.

    “We will get 30-35 seats (out of 295 seats) in Maharashtra,” he told ANI.

    The MVA is a coalition in Maharashtra consisting of Shiv Sena, UBT, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), and Congress. They have joined hands for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

    - PTI

  • June 01, 2024 21:26
    No faith in exit polls, Congress will cross double digits in Karnataka: Shivakumar

    Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister D.K. Shivakumar said he has no faith in exit polls and predicted that the Congress will cross double digits in the state in the Lok Sabha elections, but refrained from giving any figures.

    The party leaders, including Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and Mr. Shivakumar, who is also the state Congress President had been claiming that the party will win 15-20 out of 28 seats in the state.

    “I have said that I have no faith in the exit polls. Today also, I’m saying the same thing. Someone called me just now saying that they (channels) are showing that we will get only two or three or four seats in Karnataka. We will get more than double digit, wait and see,” Mr. Shivakumar told reporters.

    - PTI

  • June 01, 2024 21:24
    West Bengal gave decisive mandate against BJP in Lok Sabha polls: TMC

    The Trinamool Congress exuded confidence about performing well in the Lok Sabha elections, and claimed that the people of West Bengal have decisively given their mandate against the BJP.

    Addressing a press conference at the party headquarters in Kolkata, senior TMC leader Shashi Panja claimed polling has been largely peaceful in the state, barring a few stray incidents.

    She claimed that the Election Commission conducted the polls over seven phases with a huge deployment of central forces in accordance with the BJP’s “wishes”.

    “Still, the BJP’s complaints against central forces and against the EC prove that the script did not go as planned. Polling has been largely peaceful, barring a few stray incidents. People have given a befitting reply to the BJP’s false narratives,” she claimed.

    - PTI

  • June 01, 2024 21:17
    10,000 personnel to take part in counting of votes in Telangana

    The counting of votes polled in the election to 17 Lok Sabha constituencies in Telangana will be taken up at 34 locations on June 4 with about 10,000 personnel taking part in the exercise, a senior official said.

    The counting of postal ballots and votes cast in EVMs would start at 8 a.m. in all constituencies. Postal ballots would be counted in separate halls.

    “Counting will be on (June) 4th. It will start at 8 a.m. We have separate counting halls for EVMs. We have separate counting halls for postal ballots,” state Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Vikas Raj said.

    - PTI

  • June 01, 2024 20:49
    Counting of votes from 8 a.m. on June 4: EC

    The counting of votes for the Lok Sabha elections and state assemblies of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha and the assembly by-polls will commence at 8 a.m. on June 4, the Election Commission said.

    The counting of votes for the assembly polls in Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh will start from 6 a.m. on June 2, it said.

    - PTI

  • June 01, 2024 20:47
    PM Modi thanks voters for exercising their franchise; says INDIA alliance failed to strike chord with voters

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi exuded confidence that people have voted in record numbers to re-elect the NDA government and said the “opportunistic INDI Alliance” failed to strike a chord with the voters who rejected their “regressive politics”.

    As polling ended for the seventh and final phase of the Lok Sabha polls, Mr. Modi said the people have seen his government’s track record and the manner in which its work has brought about a qualitative change in the lives of the poor, marginalised and downtrodden.

    “India has voted! A heartfelt thank you to all those who exercised their franchise. Their active participation is the cornerstone of our democracy. Their commitment and dedication ensures that the democratic spirit thrives in our nation. I would also like to specially appreciate India’s Nari Shakti and Yuva Shakti. Their strong presence at the polls is a very encouraging sign,” Mr. Modi said in a series of posts on X.

    - PTI

  • June 01, 2024 20:42
    Tight race between BJP, Congress in Telangana Lok Sabha seats, say exit polls

    Exit polls on Saturday predicted a tight contest between Congress and the BJP in Telangana in the Lok Sabha polls with Bharat Rashtra Samithi suffering huge losses.

    According to exit poll results telecast by TV 9 Bharatvarash, BJP-led NDA is poised to win seven of the 17 Lok Sabha seats, the INDIA bloc would win eight seats and others two seatsIndia TV poll said that BJP-led NDA may get between 8-10 seats and the opposition bloc between 6-8 seats. It gave 0-2 seats to others.

    According to News18 India exit poll, the BJP is predicted to win 7-10 seats in the southern state, INDIA bloc 5-8 seats, BRS 2-5 seats and others 0-1 seats. The Congress is the main constituent of the INDIA bloc in Telangana.

    The exit poll results showed both BJP and Congress gaining in the state compared to the 2019 results. But the gain is more significant for BJP as Congress rules the southern state.Exit polls results came after completion of polling for Lok Sabha polls which was held in seven phases from April 19.

    -ANI

  • June 01, 2024 19:35
    Exit polls are of BJP: AAP leader Sanjay Singh

    AAP leader Sanjay Singh said the “exit polls are of BJP” and exuded confidence about the INDIA alliance winning 295 seats.

    He said that the exit polls always show BJP winning. “The INDIA alliance will form a government”, he added.

  • June 01, 2024 19:32
    Several exit polls predict big win for BJP-led NDA

    More exit polls coming in also predicted a comfortable majority for the BJP-led NDA, with the ruling alliance projected to open its account in Tamil Nadu and Kerala and sweep Karnataka.

    The Republic TV-P Marq poll claimed that the ruling alliance will win up to 359 seats and the opposition INDIA bloc will bag 154 seats in the 543-member Lok Sabha. 

    The Republic TV-Matrize poll gave 353-368 seats to the NDA and 118-133 seats to the Opposition.

    The Jan Ki Baat poll gave 362-392 seats to the ruling NDA and 141-161 to the Opposition alliance.

    Read the full story here.
  • June 01, 2024 19:23
    ‘Deeply humbled’ by voters who turned up at polling stations: ECI

    The Election Commission (EC) said it was “deeply humbled” by the voters who made it to polling stations overcoming many challenges and dilemmas they might have.

    The Commission’s remarks came after the votes were cast for the seventh and final phase of the Lok Sabha elections.

    “Indian voters have given their most cherished right to vote for the constitution of the 18th Lok Sabha. Indian democracy and Indian elections have again done the magic. The great Indian voters, irrespective of their caste, creed, religion, socio-economic and educational background have done it once again,” the poll watchdog said in a statement.

    - PTI

  • June 01, 2024 19:11
    Exit polls coming out after ECI ban was lifted

    The exit polls started coming in as soon as the ban imposed by the Election Commission of India (ECI) was lifted at 6:30 p.m. today.

    The ECI had issued a notification banning the conduct, publication or publicising of exit polls between 7.00 a.m. on April 19 and 6.30 p.m. on June 1 when votes were cast for the Lok Sabha and four State Assembly polls.

  • June 01, 2024 18:52
    Exit poll summary projects victory for PM Modi

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party-led alliance is projected to win a majority in the general election that concluded today, an exit poll summary by the NDTV news channel said.

    The summary of two exit polls projected the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) could win more than 350 seats in the 543-member lower house of parliament, where 272 is needed for a simple majority.

    The opposition INDIA alliance led by the Congress party was projected to win more than 120 seats.

    - Reuters

  • June 01, 2024 18:46
    A win for NDA alliance predicted by NDTV exit polls

    According to the first exit polls coming in, Reuters has reported a win for the NDA alliance, based on exit polls conducted by NDTV.

  • June 01, 2024 18:42
    People have voted for self-reliant India: Nadda

    People have voted for capable, developed, self-reliant India, and to put aside appeasement, nepotism, corruption, BJP chief J.P. Nadda said.

  • June 01, 2024 18:30
    Voter turnout of 58.34% recorded in the final phase

    As we wait for exit polls to begin, a voter turnout of 58.34% was recorded on June 1 in the seventh and final phase of the Lok Sabha polls with incidents of violence between TMC and BJP supporters reported in Sandeshkhali region of West Bengal, and complaints of EVM glitches and rigging at some booths lodged.

  • June 01, 2024 18:17
    Have full faith that voters will make BJP win more than 370 seats: Nadda

    Have full faith that voters will make BJP win more than 370 seats, NDA more than 400 in Lok sabha polls under PM Modi’s leadership: BJP leader JP Nadda said.

  • June 01, 2024 18:12
    INDIA bloc is united but the BJP is trying to divide us: Kharge

    Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge after opposition meeting said INDIA bloc is united but the BJP is trying to divide us.

  • June 01, 2024 17:33
    INDIA bloc parties to get over 295 seats: Kharge

    INDIA bloc parties to get over 295 seats: Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge after holding discussions with opposition leaders.

  • June 01, 2024 16:53
    Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera’s u-turn on Exit Polls:

    “INDIA parties met and decided to expose the bjp and its ecosystem on the prefixed exit polls. After considering factors for and against participating in the exit polls, it has been decided by consensus that all the INDIA parties will participate in the exit poll debates on television this evening,” Mr Khera said on X.

    On May 31, Mr Khera had said Congress won’t participate in Exit Polls.

    - Sandeep Phukan

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