Voting pattern shows BJP's vote share was above 48% in six phases
A comparison of phase-wise vote shares of the BJP and the Congress in the 2019 Lok Sabha election shows that the BJP's contested vote share remained above 48% except during the first phase, while the Congress' share consistently hovered around 20-30%.
Although the BJP contested in a substantial number of seats in the first two phases, its overall vote share was significantly lower compared to its performance in the other phases, since it fared poorly in most of south India. It polled over half of the total votes in the fifth phase conducted on May 12.
In Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, which went to the polls in the first phase, the BJP's contested vote share was 1% and 19.45% respectively. YSRCP and TRS polled the most votes in those States.