BJP set to return to power as Modi wave sweeps most of India
  • WebDesk BTVI
  • May 23 2019

Riding on a massive Modi wave sweeping through most parts of India, the BJP was set to return to power as it led in 298 seats, according to trends. In the politically critical state of Uttar Pradesh, where the SP-BSP combine had posed a stiff challenge, the BJP was leading in 57 of the 80 seats at stake. The SP was ahead in eight and BSP in 11. Although the BJP had won 71 seats in the last elections, the performance is much better than what many exit polls had forecast.