BJP may win UP, but not top 2014 tally: Exit Polls

Most exit polls project a 45-seat win for the BJP and ally Apna Dal, and 32 seats to the SP-BSP alliance. File photo

The SP-BSP combine in Uttar Pradesh may not be able to stop the BJP express, exit polls show. Uttar Pradesh, which sends the highest number of lawmakers to Parliament, is likely to hand a win to the BJP, exit polls show. They, however, predict that the Akhilesh-Mayawati combine will fare better than most against the saffron party.

Most exit polls project a 45-seat win for the BJP and ally Apna Dal, and 32 seats to the SP-BSP alliance.

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Among all, Times Now VMR exit poll gives the BJP the best chance in Uttar Pradesh with 58 seat wins, while Republic-Jan Ki Baat gives the party just about 57.

The performance in 2019 will be a huge setback from 2014 for the BJP which clinched massive 73 of 80 seats in 2014 general election. Congress had just won two seats then – Amethi and Rae Bareli, constituencies where Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi stood from.

This time around too, exit polls suggest a dismal performance by the Congress, with ABP-Nielsen and Times Now-VMR and Republic CVoter projecting a two-seat win. The ploy to bring in Priyanka Gandhi to campaign and help win the battle in eastern Uttar Pradesh may have failed.

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