With Lok Sabha elections 2014 just around the corner, here is a list of exit polls done over the past few months. These are done by news channels and conducted by research agencies. It remains to be seen how close the exit poll predictions are and that we will come to know in May when the election results are out.
NDTV Forecast 2014 :
Narendra Modi’s BJP is set to be the single largest party with 195 seats in the new Lok Sabha, but the national alliance that its leads, the NDA, at 229, will fall short of a majority, the NDTV opinion poll shows.
It will need the support of 43 more MPs to get to 272, the halfway mark in the 545-member Lok Sabha, for which elections will be held next month.
The ruling UPA, led by the Congress, is likely to get 126 seats only, the survey shows. The Left and other allied parties like the Samajwadi Party and Nitish Kumar’s JD(U), which have recently announced a non-Congress, non-BJP alternate front, are set to get 55.
It is from the “Others” column of 78 seats that the BJP will have to win more friends to make up the numbers it needs to form government. Among them, Tamil Nadu’s J Jayalalithaa is set to add 27 and West Bengal’s Mamata Banerjee 32 seats in massive victories in their states. Will they support a BJP government?