NDA wins majority but hyped up poll ‘predictions’ cause loss of face

New Delhi, 4 June: The Bharatiya Janata Party that has ruled India for the past ten years had its hope dashed as the trend of the poll outcome available so far indicates a big short fall to what BJP was hoping for.

Over a dozen exit polls in India had predicted near three fourth seats for the BJP led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in the 545 member Lok Sabha but the trends available by Tuesday evening, most of them irreversible shows BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) race may stop between 240 and 250 mark, with the NDA alliance bagging another 50.

Although the NDA, with around 290 is entitled to stake the claim to form the government, there are speculations that the decline in its strength compared to the 2019 election and its ‘ab ki bar 400 par’ goal may go against Prime Minister Narendra Modi personally within the alliance.

But BJP workers assembled at the party headquarters on Deen Dahal Marg told the media that their aim was to ensure a third term for Modi and they have achieved it. Meanwhile, BJP Chief J. P. Nadda announced that Modi will lead the government for the third term.

Modi, through social media and his message in the party office said people have reposed faith in NDA for another term for good governance and it will fulfill people’s aspirations.

Addressing the party workers this evening at the BJP headquarters, Prime Minister Modi said it’s a victory of the dream for ‘Bikasit Bharat’. Stating that this mandate has several dimensions he said that he is grateful that BJP has come to power for a third straight term.

His arrival to the party office after victory this time was much of a low key affair compared to 2014 and 2019 and there were no garlands nor enthusiastic cheers by the party workers.

The Indian National Congress led alliance has so far been able to earn around 240 seats which indicates that it’s not a spent force.

The BJP has suffered set back in Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Tamilnadu, Maharashtra and West Bengal mainly but has cast a gloom all over.