MP, UP, Bihar, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand Election Results 2019 Highlights: BJP wins Hindi heartland states
MP, UP, Bihar, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand Lok Sabha Election Results 2019 Highlights: In Bihar, BJP's Chhedi Paswan defeated Congress candidate and former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar in Sasaram. On the other hand, the JD(U) won the Sitamarhi seat while LJP's Chirag Paswan retained Jamui seat.
MP, UP, Bihar, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh Election Results 2019 Highlights: In Uttar Pradesh, the BJP is leading in 57 seats, BSP in 11 seats, Akhilesh Yadav’s Samajwadi Party in 8 seats while the Congress is ahead in 1 seat.
MP, UP, Bihar, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand Election Results 2019 Highlights: The BJP-led NDA has made massive gains in the Hindi heartland states of Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, and Jharkhand.
In Madhya Pradesh, BJP is likely to win 28 seats out of 29 seats, while Congress can bag one. BJP’s Sadhvi Pragya Thakur has won from Bhopal defeating former chief minister Digvijaya Singh. In another surprising result, Congress’ Jyotiraditya Scindia has lost to BJP’s KP Yadav from Guna.
In Bihar’s Begusarai, BJP leader Giriraj Singh defeated CPI’s Kanhaiya Kumar while Bihar BJP state president Nityanand Rai defeated RLSP chief Upendra Kushwaha in Ujiyarpur. BJP candidate Gopal Jee Thakur defeated RJD nominee Abdul Bari Siddiqui from Darbhanga seat by a margin of over 2.67 lakh votes. In Patna Sahib, Ravi Shankar Prasad defeated Congress’ Shatrughan Sinha.
Also, BJP’s Chhedi Paswan defeated Congress candidate and former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar in Sasaram. On the other hand, the JD(U) won the Sitamarhi seat while LJP’s Chirag Paswan retained Jamui seat. The full result has not been declared yet but the JD(U) and the BJP are leading with 16 seats each, LJP 6 and RJD is trailing with 2 seats in the state.
In Uttar Pradesh, the BJP is leading in 57 seats, BSP in 11 seats, Akhilesh Yadav’s Samajwadi Party in 8 seats while the Congress is ahead in 1 seat. PM Modi is leading with a massive margin in Varanasi, Sonia Gandhi is ahead with 11,174 votes. However, Congress president Rahul Gandhi is railing behind Smriti Irani in Amethi.
The exit polls on May 19 predicted a clear majority for the BJP-led NDA. Seven separate exit polls estimated that the NDA government would return to power after a bitterly fought elections, with an overall tally ranging from 287-365 seats in the 543-member Lok Sabha. However, only two surveys predicted that the BJP, which won 282 seats in the 2014 elections, would claim a majority on its own this time. India Today-Axis-MyIndia forecast 286 seats for the party while News18-IPSOS estimated that it would win 276. Most of the polls suggested that the Congress, which had registered its worst performance in 2014 with 44 seats, would fall below the 100 mark, with News18-IPSOS projecting only 46 seats for the party.
In UP, with 80 seats, most polls predicted that the SP-BSP gathbandhan could bring down the BJP’s all-time-high tally of 72 to less than 50. Here, the polls show, the BJP is expected to win anywhere between 22 and 65 seats. In Bihar, the BJP-led NDA alliance is up against a coalition of opposition parties. Most pollsters think the coalition of BJP, Janata Dal (United) and the Lok Janshakti Party will win 30 or more seats out of the 40 seats in the state. In Jharkhand also, the exit polls had predicted NDA's gain with 9 seats and 5 seats for Congress+JMM.
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In Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, where the Congress won the assembly elections six months ago, the polls indicate that the party has not able to retain its ground. They also signal a difference in voting pattern between the assembly polls and the Parliamentary elections.