Sources from New delhi stated that most exit polls Sunday forecast another term for Prime Minister Narendra modi, with some of them projecting that BJP led NDA will get more than 300 seats to comfortably cross the majority mark of 272 in the Lok Sabha. Reportedly a number of exit polls predicted big losses for the BJP in Uttar Pradesh, where it had won 71 seats in 2014, but the saffron party appeared to make major gains in other states.
Furthermore Times Now telecast two exit polls giving the NDA 296 and 306 seats, while projecting 126 and 132 for the Congress led UPA. Apparently the CVoter Republic exit poll has forecast 287 and 128 seats for the NDA and UPA respectively. Reportedly ABP News-Nielsen and Neta-NewsX predicted that the ruling alliance may fall short of a majority as they respectively gave it 267 and 242 seats. ABP News and NewsX predicted 127 and 164 seats respectively for the UPA.
Previously in 2014, the NDA had won 336 seats and the Congress 44 and the BJP had notched up its maiden majority by bagging 282 seats. Moreover several exit polls predicted that the SP-BSP alliance is likely to trump the BJP in the country's politically most crucial state Uttar Pradesh and the BJP had won 71 and its ally Apna Dal two of its 80 seats in 2014.