Total BJP sweep, India chooses Narendra Modi - NDTv
Thu, May 23, 2019, 10:17 AM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi-whose BJP became the first party to gain a majority on its own in three decades-seeks a second term in power in face of the challenge from a re-energised Congress under Rahul Gandhi and 21 other opposition parties. Exit polls have predicted that the BJP would retain power with a comfortable majority. The opposition has pointed out that the exit polls often get it wrong. Elections were held on 542 of the 543 Lok Sabha seats and a party or alliance needs 272 seats to form the government.