Modi 3.0: NDA surges ahead in Lok Sabha polls

Early trends in the Lok Sabha elections in 2024 suggest a significant surge for the BJP-led NDA over the opposition bloc. Amidst tight security, India awaits the outcome of this high-stakes electoral battle.

As the nation eagerly awaits the outcome of the marathon Lok Sabha elections in 2024, early trends indicate a significant surge for the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) over the opposition bloc, India. After an exhaustive six-week, seven-phase voting process spanning from April 19 to June 1, votes are now being meticulously counted amidst tight security measures.

This year’s election, encompassing 543 Lok Sabha seats, marks the second-longest electoral exercise since India’s inaugural election in 1951–52. The stakes are high, with any party or coalition requiring a majority of 272 seats to stake a claim to form the government.

Traditionally, trends begin to surface within the initial hours of counting, culminating in clear results by the afternoon. The process commences with the counting of postal ballots, followed by the electronic voting machine (EVM) votes.

Amidst fervent campaigning, the BJP has set ambitious targets, aiming for 370 seats for itself and 400 seats for the NDA coalition. Prime Minister Narendra Modi spearheaded the BJP’s campaign, captivating audiences with over 200 public engagements, including rallies and roadshows, showcasing his unwavering popularity among the masses.

In contrast, the Congress, grappling with electoral setbacks and internal divisions, aligns with the India bloc, posing a formidable challenge to the BJP’s dominance. The campaign narrative revolves around joint rallies by opposition leaders, rallying support against the incumbent government.

As the results unfold, the outcome of this electoral battle is poised to shape India’s political landscape for the foreseeable future.