Welcome to the Lok Sabha election 2019 coverage. This blog tracks the latest developments from the general election.
The BJP reacted with jubilation at the exit polls, which forecast a return of the NDA government, saying that they show a huge positive vote for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, but opposition parties rejected the forecast.
Narendra Modi is returning to power with a bang, silencing sceptics and stunning opponents, with the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) likely to win 336 seats in General Elections 2019, according to a comprehensive News18-Ipsos exit poll.
The Election Commission of India (EC) on March 10 announced that the Lok Sabha polls will be held in seven phases. Counting of votes will be held on May 23.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its National Democratic Alliance (NDA) partners are making a bid to retain power. This is amid efforts by Opposition several parties, including the Rahul Gandhi-led Congress, to put a united fight.