Indian stocks, rupee rally as Modi vote win predicted


Satta bazars across various cities expect the BJP to win 238-245 seats in the just-concluded seven-phase elections. While BJP claims that the "Modi wave" will help the party form government in Odisha, both the BJD and the Congress questioned the authenticity of the predictions.

Ahead of the declaration of results for the Lok Sabha elections on May 23, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah will host allies of ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) over dinner on Tuesday, according to senior functionaries of the party aware of the matter.

On the other hand, the Congress-JDS alliance will get only three to six seats, it said.

The meeting comes in the backdrop of exit polls which have predicted a return of BJP-led NDA government at the Centre.

Most of the exit polls have forecast another term for Prime Minister Modi, with some of them projecting that BJP-led NDA will get more than 300 Seats to comfortably cross the majority mark of 272 in the Lok Sabha.

But the images were mocked online, with many questioning why the PM was meditating as violence broke out in West Bengal and his party struggled to hold on to its majority.

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He also said the personalised campaign against Prime Minister Modi did not cut much ice in 2014 and may not cut any ice in 2019.

BJP national vice president Baijayant Panda said that all exit polls can't be wrong.

In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, former BJP union minister Bandaru Dattatreya won the Secunderabad seat.

The satta bazar hopes for Congress to win 75-82 seats.

With the excitement of the exit polls over, people and political parties are anxiously awaiting the final results which will be out in the next 48 hours. Times Now telecast showed NDA can secure as many as 306 seats while the leftist coalition is on course to win 132 places.