According to the latest speculations made by the punters, the ruling BJP-led NDA government seems to make it big in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, registering a mammoth victory and a chance to form government once again.
The latest developments at the speculative markets suggest that while in early February BJP was looking to win seats somewhere around the 200 mark, the party has now punters’ support of winning more than whopping 250 seats. Speculators at the satta market in Phalodi, Jodhpur Rajasthan predict that the NDA can now win more than 300 and repeat almost the magical performance of 2014.
The shift in the trend has been noted as after the surgical air strike at Balakot in Pakistan following the Pulwama terror attack has swung voters’ sentiment in favour of the ruling BJP.
They believe PM Narendra Modi has emerged stronger.
The Election Commission of India on the evening of March 10 had announced dates for Lok Sabha Elections 2019, which would take place from April 11 to May 19, with the counting of votes on May 23. The elections across the 543 constituency will take place across seven phases.
With 900 million eligible voters, India’s election will be the largest the world has seen. PM Narendra Modi’s ruling BJP will be battling the main opposition Congress and a host of regional parties.
For the first time in Lok Sabha polls, candidates with criminal antecedents are required to publish information in this regard in newspapers and through television channels on three occasions during the campaign period.