With the last phase of the nine-phased Lok Sabha Elections 2014 over yeaterday, May 12, 2014, various news channels have come out with calculations and predictions about the total seats tally for the two major national parties.
As per the Opinion Polls across various news channels, Narendra Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) plus NDA have been predicted to get between 278 and 317 of the total 543 Lok Sabha seats, thus making a clean sweep.
On the other hand, the Congress and UPA have faced a major blow, losing a major chunk of the seats that it had won in the 2009 elections. The Congress plus UPA have been predicted to get between 80 and 149 seats.
Reflecting the growing clout of smaller parties and regional players, between 122 and 172 seats have been predicted for them, thus letting them have an important say in the formation of the government post May 16, 2014.
278-317 seats predicted for the BJP