The exit polls have projected a majority for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) which have proven to be a major disappointment for the Opposition. The poll of polls, an aggregate of exit polls, has given the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) 292 of 543 seats and the Congress and its allies 127. BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav said that results in West Bengal will surprise all the pollsters and claimed that the saffron party is “hoping to do extremely well there.”
Madhav said, “Everyone has seen the tremendous outpouring of support for PM Modi and BJP in Bengal. What Uttar Pradesh was in 2014, Bengal will be in 2019.”
Speaking on the possibility of a grand alliance between regional parties led by the Congress Madhav said the alliance failed even before the polls started.
“Many parties tried to create a mahagathbandhan but failed to do so in even a single state. Post polling, they tried again but what couldn't happen before the poll, I don't think will happen after the poll,” the BJP national general secretary said.
West Bengal recorded 78.49 per cent voter turnout and people came out in huge numbers to cast votes despite reports of violence and EVM malfunction.