POSTED BY Buzz ON May 12, 2014 AT 23:59 IST ,  Edited At: May 12, 2014 23:59 IST

The BJP-led NDA is projected to form the government at the Centre with exit polls tonight giving between 249 and 289 seats to the Narendra Modi-led grouping, which is close to the half-way mark in the 543-member Lok Sabha.

The ruling Congress-led UPA was tipped to get between 97 and 148 seats while 'others', including regional parties and Left, were projected to get between 146 and 165 seats, according to the polls shown on TV channels at the end of the ninth and last phase of Lok Sabha polls today.

One of the polls, conducted by Today's Chanakya for News24 channel, even projected 340 seats for NDA, 70 for UPA and 133 for others.

The poll on Times Now, conducted by ORG, predicted that NDA would get 249 seats while UPA would bag 148 seats and 'others' 146 seats.

A poll conducted by CSDS for CNN-IBN gave NDA between 270 and 282 while UPA was projected to get between 92 and 102.

BJP alone was projected to get between 230 and 242 while Congress was projected to get between 72 and 82 by the same poll.

A poll conducted by ITG-Cicero for Headlines Today projected that NDA would get 272 (plus-minus 11), UPA would get 115 (plus-minus 5) and 'others' 156.

C-Voter survey on India TV gave NDA 289 seats and 101 for UPA and 153 for others.

In the NDA, 249 seats were projected for BJP and 40 for its allies. In UPA, 78 seats were projected for Cong and 23 for its allies.

ABP News-Nielson poll projected a clear majority for NDA with 281 seats while UPA was projected to get 97. 'Others' were projected to bag 165 seats.

Congress appears to be getting some good news from the South, particularly Kerala, Karnataka and Telangana.

Out of 20 seats in Kerala, the Congress-led UDF was projected to get between 11 and 14 while in Karnataka, the Congress is projected to get nearly half of the 28 seats.

In Tamil Nadu, AIADMK is projected to do well, with one survey giving it even up to 31 out 39 seats.

The ruling Trinamool Congress is also said to be doing well in West Bengal with projections saying that it could get upto 31 out of 42 seats.

Various polls said BJP is putting up an impressive performance in battle state of Uttar Pradesh where the party has been projected to get over 50 of the 80 seats.

ORG gave BJP 52 seats in UP and 10 to Congress. Today's Chanakya gave 70 seats to BJP, while CSDS predicted 45-53 seats for it and C-Voter gave 54 seats in the biggest state.

In the other crucial state of Bihar too, the BJP is projected to do well with one channel giving as high as 28 out of 40 seats.

In Delhi where seven states are at stake, an almost clean sweep was predicted by all the polls for BJP. Some surveys have given one or two seats for Aam Aadmi Party.

Maharashtra, which has 48 seats, is projected to give over 30 seats to BJP and Shiv Sena.

BJP was predicted to sweep party-ruled states of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan.

In Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, BJP was projected to give more than 35 seats to ruling BJP out of 40 in the two states. Rajasthan was projected to give almost all the 25 seats.

POSTED BY Buzz ON May 12, 2014 AT 23:59 IST ,  Edited At: May 12, 2014 23:59 IST
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Digression
44/D-136
May 18, 2014
08:38 PM
“Your empty words will reassure no one.”

 They definitely will not assure YOU!! So run and hide under your bed!! 

And don't forget your adult diapers!! Modi was earlier knocking on the door, now he is in the room!! What if he catches you on your way to the loo??

Kiran Bagachi
mumbai, India
43/D-39
May 16, 2014
02:29 AM

D.L.Narayan,

>> India is not a Pakistan that any tinpot dictator can come and fiddle with the constitution.

Your empty words will reassure no one.

>> The Hindu civilisation's ideas and values are encapsuled in the Ramayana, the Mahabharata and the Bhagavata.

You were not talking of just ideas and values. Your claim was, "India gave the world the ideals of secularism, egalitarianism and good governance at a time when the rest of humanity was still struggling to civilise itself." Does any history book substantiate your claim that the world adopted India's ideals of secularism, egalitarianism (egalitarianism of a casteist society?) and good governance, however good those ideals may be?


>> as an adherent of a religion that has the final say on everything that humans do

Are you talking to me or are you talking to your preconceived stereotype of a Muslim? You should be ashamed of yourself for interjecting such nonsense.

>> there is no concept of theocracy as far as non-semitic religions are concerned...

A tall claim! State and Hinduism were inseparable in ancient India. Read Golwalkar's views on the subject.

>> This is not the forum for discussing Hinduism but when you cast aspersions.

I do not cast aspersions on Hinduism. You insult Hinduism by making false claims about Hinduism. I do not know whether it is ignorance on your part or sheer jingoism.
 


 

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
42/D-2
May 16, 2014
12:10 AM

"RSS "poll" or assessment puts BJP on 226 and NDA at 259 "

RSS conducted no such poll. It was a media creation.

Akash Verma
Chennai, India
41/D-190
May 15, 2014
11:30 PM

 @ Anwaar 

"Why do you dish out such pablum when parivaris have demanded amending the constitution as well as scrapping it and replacing it with a new constitution."

India is not a Pakistan that any tinpot dictator can come and fiddle with the constitution. Even Mrs. Indira Gandhi could not tamper with it in spite of her best efforts. In a democracy,people have the freedom to demand anything. It does not mean some such thing will happen. The SupremeCout has ruled that the parliament cannot change the basic nature of the constitution. Your paranoid fears of minorities getting annihilated in India just as they have been wiped out in Pakistan betrays your mindset, not the reality.

"Is Ramayana a history book? How does your reply support your assertion, "India gave the world the ideals of secularism, egalitarianism and good governance at a time when the rest of humanity was still struggling to civilise itself."

Are you so ignorant that you do not know that new ideas do not come from history, they come from books, books like  Plato's "The Republic," Machiavelli's "the Prince," Karl Marx's "Das Kapital,"  Kautilya's  Arthashasta and the Holy Books of the Ahl-e-Kitaab .

The Hindu civilisation's ideas and values are encapsuled in the Ramayana, the Mahabharata and the Bhagavata in a manner that is easily accessible to even the illiterate. Of course you always are sceptical of any claims made on behalf of Hinduism. The arrogance of a monotheist towards polythiests prevents him/her from seeing anything commendable in pagan culture, the Jaahiliyat

" In a discussion of RSS's deceitfulness regarding its stand on theocracy, you brought in Gandhi and Ram Rajya! Are you just platitudinous or just plain dishonest?"

Of course, as an adherent of a religion that has the final say on everything that humans do, it is difficult for you to believe that there is no concept of theocacy as far as non-semitic religions are concerned.I said that the only political ideal for Hindus is Rama Rajya which is nothing but good govenance. Since you always view Hindu scriptures with suspicion and scepticism, I quoted Mahatma Gandhi even though there are far better sources.

This is not the forum for discussing Hinduism but when you cast aspersions, I find it necessary to rebut. Not to correct you because you have a closed mind and it is futile to show anything to someone whose eyes are firmly shut. However, your pernicious comments must be challenged whenever you make them.

I repeat, under the Modi led BJP government, there is absolutely nothing for the minorities to fear. If Modi does anything that goes against the Constitution, I will be the first to oppose him. Modi cannot take the support of the people of India for granted. If he disappoints us just as the Congress did, he too will be sent packing. 

D.L.Narayan
Visakhapatnam, India
40/D-100
May 15, 2014
02:47 PM
RSS "poll" or assessment puts BJP on 226 and NDA at 259 . I would say that's more trustworthy given its based on their ground-workers feedback. these polls might overestimate certain audiences and their sampling not enough
MK Saini
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