With Chief Election Commission making way for the Exit Polls, a panic was witnessed in all the political parties across the nation. Initially the Election panel has banned this Exit polls with the pressure of Congress as the party was expected to do a disastrous show. However on Friday, EC surprised everybody by granting permission for the Exit poll results.
As elections conclude by May 12th, EC directed to reveal the exit polls opinion after 6 PM on May 12th. Right from February the exit poll opinion showed that BJP is expected to form government and Congress will be confined to the opposition this time and won't be scoring a hattrick at the center. In the most recent survey, BJP seems to have pulled really well as the party across the magic figure by a decent margin to establish a stable government at the center.
Congress towards Third Front
Meanwhile, the Congress party is leaving no stone get into power and have indirect indications of joining the Third front. Several Congress and NCP leaders have already declared that they are willing to join Third front and most recently Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav at an election campaign said that Congress is holding deliberations to join Third Front. But the Left parties who are already part of Third Front are opposing Congress's entry while Jayalalitha and Trinamool Congress, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee are silent. Congress is also cleverly putting its feet and is trying to woo Mamata and as their game plan, Rahul Gandhi at recent campaign in Bengal did not criticize Mamata and its government.
Nonetheless it all dependents upon the winning seats of respective parties in their state. Uttar Pradesh is the most crucial state for Samajwadi Party and BJP. The exit polls predicted that BJP would win maximum seats and if at all this happens, Third Front may fall into water which could eventually ruin Congress chances too. Reports also say that BJP and its allies might bag few seats in states like West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka which will ensure a clear majority. What if the predictions fail ?
A Hung Parliament will be inevitable then. From here the real number game starts. Congress will definitely take advantage of it and parties like SP, Trinamool Congress and Telangana Rashtra Samithi would give support from outside.
Anyways it is all the number game at the end of the day. We have to see how the Exit Polls Opinion would be like.