Times Now-VMR projects BJP may get 38 seats, Cong 10 in Maharashtra  |  Photo Credit: Times Now
Mumbai: Times Now-VMR projection is out on Sunday, predicting that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Shiv Sena alliance could win 38 Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra as against the Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) combine which may bag 10 seats.
In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the BJP and Shiv Sena alliance bagged 41 parliamentary seats while the Congress and NCP combine managed to get six seats in Maharashtra.
As per the prediction, the BJP’s vote share may fall to 48.6 per cent in 2019 as compared to 51.3 per cent in 2014 general elections. On the other hand, the vote share of the Congress party is expected to increase to 36.5 per cent as compared to 3419 percent in previous Lok Sabha polls.
The Times Now-VMR Exit Poll 2019 was carried out between April 11 and May 19, 2019. The cumulative sample of the exit poll was 40,000 spread across the country.
Maharashtra, which has the second highest number of parliamentary constituencies at 48, in four phases from April 11 to April 29.
The main parliamentary seats in the state include Chandrapur, where Hansraj Ahir, minister of state of home affairs is seeking his fourth term; Gadchiroli-Chimur, a seat reserved for SC candidates; Nagpur, where Nitin Gadkari has challenged Congress’ Nana Patole and Mumbai North, a BJP stronghold where actor Urmila Matondkar has been fielded by the Congress.
The key players in Maharashtra include BJP’s Nitin Gadkari and Hansraj Ahir; Ashok Chavan, Sushilkumar Shinde, Milind Deora and Urmila Matondkar of Congress. NCP’s Supriya Sule and Shiv Sena’s Anand Adsul are also among the top contenders.