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Exit Poll: BJP huge gains in Bengal, Bihar and Odisha

New Delhi: As the seventh phase of Lok Sabha elections 2019 concluded on Sunday evening, Though BJP is predicted to suffer a major debacle in Uttar Pradesh, it is slated make up for the loss in Bihar, Bengal and Odisha, the Exit poll predicted.

The polls predicted that the SP-BSP-RLD Mahagathbandhan is set to win 45 out of the 80 seats in Uttar Pradesh, while the Bharatiya Janata Party is expected to win on 33 seats and the Congress is expected to win on 2 seats. The BJP which won 73 seats during the last Lok Sabha elections in UP is down by more than 50 seats.

Bharatiya Janata Party

However, in Bihar the Exit Poll predicts a massive victory for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Janata Dal United (JDU) alliance in Bihar with as many as 34 out of 40 Lok Sabha seats here. It also suggests a cruel dent for the Opposition Gathbandhan of Rashtriya Janta Dal (RJD) and Congress as it is likely to plunge down to just 6 seats in the state. This comes as a massive disappointment for RJD leader and former Deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav who was affirmative about the Opposition coming back to power in Bihar.

Similarly in West Bengal, BJP will be making massive inroads into Mamata’s land. The saffron party is slated to win 16 seats in the state, which marks an increase of 14 Lok Sabha constituencies to its tally of two in the previous polls. The TMC, which swept the 2014 general elections in the state by bagging 34 Lok Sabha seats, may be reduced 24 seats. The Congress, which won four seats in 2014, may manage to won only two seats.

In Navin Patnaik’s state too, the BJP is predicted to get 9 seats in Odisha out of the 21 parliamentary seats it holds, while the BJD is likely to get 12. BJP had won only one seat in 2014.The Congress party will struggle to open an account here.

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