With the 7th round of polling in the remaining 59 seats in different states the polling is complete. Out of it 8 are in Madhya Pradesh – Dewas, Ujjain, Mandsaur, Ratlam, Dhar, Indore, Khargone and Khandwa.
The country wide poll average is between 60-70 per cent while in Madhya Pradesh it is between 70 to 80 per cent. In the final phase of the Dewas Lok Sabha seat recorded the record turnout voter of 79.46 per cent. The Varanasi seat of Prime Minister Mr.Narendra Modi also went to poll in final phase.
Now everybody is anxiously awaiting the poll results on May 23-24. All most polling were peaceful all over the country but for West Bengal where poll violence as considered as normal feature.
In the Election first time. The campaigning not normal in the initial stage some candidates and parties violated political norms and code of conduct in election campaign.
The Supreme Court angrily pulled up the Election Commission for not acting against such persons. The Court directed it to appear before it to let it know the reasons behind its inaction. Then only the Election Commission came out in action and took actions against erring candidates. It even prohibited the UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for some days to ‘shut up’. The SP-BSP candidate from Rampur and Pragya Singh Thakur BJP candidate from Bhopal were banned from campaigning for few days.
There were complaints filed against Mr.Narendra Modi and Mr.Amit Shah for violation of code of conduct. But the Commission rejected it. It has caused discord in the 3-member Election Commissioner.
One of the Commissioner Mr.Ashok Lavasa charged the Chief Election Commissioner Mr.Sushil Arora of taking action against some politician but cleared Mr.Narendra Modi and Mr.Amit Shah, who had also violated code of conduct.
The main Opposition leader the Congress President Mr.Rahul Gandhi repeated his earlier charge that this time in 2019 election the Commission was not impartial and free fair from the very beginning. After the poll result it is likely that many will blame and accuse the Commission for their defeats.
Now there are galore of exit poll prediction of possible results. It are pointing out towards the victory and return to the power of Mr.Narendra Modi and his BJP. Most of such exit polls are professional estimation of journalists. There may one or two who may have put out exit polls as ‘paid news’. But overall it is professional calculations.
Mr.Anand Sharma of Congress has said that exit polls are for amusement and dismissed it as far from true position. The polling was held in 13 Lok Sabha seats each in Uttar Pradesh and Punjab and 9 in West Bengal, 8 each in Madhya Pradesh and Bihar, 4 in Himachal, 3 in Jharkhand and one in Chandigarh. With this polling for all the 542 seats is over.