Lok Sabha Election Results 2019 LIVE Updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA is heading for a second term with the BJP leading in 295 seats, according to the latest data from the Election Commission. Trends indicate the BJP is leading the charge in Karnataka, Gujarat, Haryana, Delhi among others and has made inroads in West Bengal and Odisha. The Congress is putting up a fight in Punjab, Chhattisgarh and Bihar. The results are expected to be officially declared only late evening.
While most of the exit polls have indicated a pro-incumbency wave and projected that the BJP-led NDA will comfortably cross the halfway mark of 272 seats to form government, the Opposition parties have dismissed exit polls results, claiming that the BJP will suffer a major debacle due to rising unemployment, farm distress and slowdown in the economy. The seven-phase polls were conducted between April 11 and May 19 in which around 67 per cent of the nearly 900 million eligible people exercised their franchise to elect 542 members of the Lok Sabha from a total of 8,049 contestants.