Congress-led UPA slightly ahead of BJP led NDA in exit polls

May 13th, 2009 - 8:58 pm ICT by ANI  

Bharatiya Janata Party New Delhi, May 13 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party led NDA is trailing behind the Congress-led UPA in the projections given by different exit polls in the Lok Sabha elections.

The surveys shown by electronic channels after the end of fifth phase of polling today placed the BJP-led NDA not very far behind the UPA and the Third Front likely to get little over 100 seats.

Star News channel gave Congress led UPA 199 seats against 197 of BJP led NDA followed by 100 seats to Third Front and the Fourth Front getting 36 seats.

India TV channel projected UPA to get anywhere between 195 to 227 if 32 seats of RJD, LJP and SP are added. The channel gave NDA 189 and the Third Front 113. Others are projected to get 14 seats

Headlines Today channel gave Congress and its allies 191 seats against 180 to BJP and its allies. The Left parties, which played a crucial role in the outgoing Lok Sabha with 60 seats, has been projected to get 38 while.

The exit polls were proved wrong in 2004 Lok Sabha polls, with most of them projecting BJP-led NDA as the winner which did not turn out to be correct.

In 2004 elections the Congress and its pre-poll allies got 216 seats against a projection ranging from 170 to 205 seats and the BJP-led NDA had secured 187 seats against the projections of over 240. (ANI)

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