As the vote count started on June 4 for 542 Lok Sabha seats, the BJP-led NDA was ahead in about 285 seats at noon, while the INDIA bloc was leading in over 237 seats. The result contradicts most exit polls that predicted a convincing victory for the saffron party-led National Democratic Alliance.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the BJP’s “Abki Baar 400 Paar” campaign, targeting the 400-mark. However, things look quite different for the ruling party as INDIA has proved most post-poll analyses wrong.

The biggest shock for the BJP came from Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. In Uttar Pradesh, INDIA—consisting of the Samajwadi Party (SP) and Indian National Congress—is ahead in 42 out of 80 seats.

In West Bengal, while most exit polls indicated 30+ seats in favour of the BJP and around 10 for Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress (TMC), the result has turned out to be the opposite. According to the latest updates, the TMC led in 33 seats and the BJP in 9 out of 42 seats.

In Bihar, Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal (United) (JDU) is achieving better results than the BJP.

“If the BJP doesn’t cross 272 alone, the NDA govt will be too unstable. People like Nitish and Naidu can’t be trusted. All INDI has to do is say, ‘Nitish ji, aaiye, aapko PM banayenge,’ and he’ll run without looking back. Maybe he is already sitting in the Congress HQ,” wrote one social media user.

Meanwhile, social media users are sharing memes to react to the results. One of the shocking results for the BJP came from the Faizabad Lok Sabha constituency, where Ayodhya is located. While the Ram Mandir inauguration became a high-profile occasion for the ruling party ahead of the Lok Sabha Elections 2024, SP’s Awadhesh Prasad was leading in the constituency.

In Punjab, the BJP is not leading in any seats, while the contest is between the Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). Congress is leading in 7 seats, while AAP is leading in 3 out of the total 13.

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Published: 04 Jun 2024, 12:33 PM IST