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Lok Sabha Election 2024 Verdict | What do the first signs indicate

The voter turns out to be the screenwriter. Nonetheless, the outcome of the polls on Saturday, as electronic voting machines began announcing results, gave a glimmer of hope to the opposition.

Contrary to the grandiose claims of various exit polls, the opposition INDI A platform registered early gains in several Lok Sabha constituencies, even as the Bharatiya Janata Party-led governing coalition continued to gather pace.

Ahead of vote counting which began at 8am today (Tuesday) morning, the Combined Opposition has asked its workers to remain vigilant.

The apprehension revolved around possible machinations that could create doubts about the integrity of the process.

Yet as the day progressed, the MVEs began to release results that neither the governing coalition nor the combined opposition could complain about. The 642 million voters delivered a clear verdict by exercising their choice.

Early trends and figures around noon indicated that the people had decided on the need for a stronger opposition on the 18th Lok sabha.

Even though the overall trend of the last two general elections and the return to single-party dominance remains on track, the margin of comfort appears diluted for the BJP.

As the ground reports across the seven phases indicate, the current government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is poised to make history by sailing through choppy waters.

The aim of the BJP was to achieve complete victory under the leadership of Narendra Modi. This will put him on par with Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, who won three consecutive elections between 1952 and 1962.

It is early to predict in which direction these trends will consolidate. The main parties on both sides, the BJP and the Congress, are experiencing ups and downs. The BJP’s numbers suggest that if these trends translate into seats, the party will not be close to its 2019 share of 303 seats. Currently, the BJP has a confirmed victory in Gujarat, won uncontested.

On the other hand, there is more than a glimmer of hope within the Grand Old Party that it could win more than 50 seats in the outgoing Lok Sabha.

Interestingly, Uttar Pradesh, a state that elects a maximum of 80 MPs, appears to be the catalyst for change. Voters appear to have spoken differently in favor of the Samajwadi Party-Congress combine. At present, the BJP’s vote share is around 42%, which is matched by the SP-Congress.

The BJP, which won over 60 seats in 2019, is surrounded by the SP-Congress. The Bahujan Samaj Party, which got a fair share of votes, appears to be reduced to single digits.

The BJP’s biggest seat, if poll predictions are to be believed, is in West Bengal. The Trinamool Congress under Mamata Banerjee does not concern the BJP’s space.

Although there is still a long way to go, there is still light for the opposition to emerge stronger from the tunnel.

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