As the Lok Sabha elections 2024 progress into their final phases, Antique Stock Broking has released a strategic analysis suggesting that the incumbent Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is in a favorable position to surpass its 2019 seat count. The brokerage’s assessment, based on voter turnout data compared to the winning margin in the previous election, indicates a potential increase in BJP’s parliamentary seats.

Key Insights from Antique’s Analysis:

  • The BJP is expected to improve its 2019 seat tally, reflecting a positive trend for the incumbent party.
  • However, the brokerage suggests that the BJP may fall short of the expectations set by pre-election opinion polls, which projected a wider victory margin for the National Democratic Alliance (NDA).

Factors Influencing the Electoral Landscape:

  1. Optional Postal Ballot Facility: For the first time, voters aged 85 and above, as well as those with disabilities, have been provided with an optional postal ballot facility. This initiative is likely to contribute to an increase in voter turnout.
  2. Expansion of Voter Base: Antique highlights the BJP’s significant expansion of its voter base, particularly among lower-income households, as a key factor favoring the party’s electoral prospects.
  3. Mitigation of Voter Turnout Concerns: While recent lopsided elections in Gujarat and Punjab led to a drop in voter turnout, Antique’s analysis suggests that the BJP is better positioned despite such trends.

Impact of Optional Postal Ballot Facility:

The Election Commission’s provision of an optional postal ballot facility for elderly and disabled voters, constituting a small but significant portion of the electorate, may further elevate voter turnout. Antique speculates that the political preference of this segment aligns with the incumbent government, given the welfare schemes implemented by the ruling party.


Antique’s analysis provides insights into the evolving dynamics of the Lok Sabha elections 2024, indicating a positive outlook for the BJP in terms of seat gains compared to the previous election. While uncertainties persist, including the outcome on June 4, the brokerage’s assessment sheds light on the potential electoral trajectory and the factors shaping it.

Disclaimer: The analysis presented by Antique Stock Broking is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as investment advice. Readers are advised to consult with financial experts before making any investment decisions.



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