BJP crossed the 300 seat mark in the Lok Sabha elections
This is the ninth time a single party crosses 300 mark in Lok Sabha.
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May 24, 2019
As the BJP crossed the 300 seat mark in the Lok Sabha elections, it was the ninth time that any single party has achieved such a feat.
The BJP has already won 302 seats and was ahead in one seat in the 543-member Lower House of Parliament.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi may be sworn-in for the second term on May 30 and some world leaders could be invited for it, making it an event bigger than the 2014 when heads of governments of SAARC countries were invited, sources said here on Friday.
Before his swearing-in, Modi is likely to visit Varanasi to thank the people of the parliamentary constituency from where he has been elected for the second time with a huge margin of 4,75,754 votes.
Modi polled a total of 6,69,602 votes while his nearest rival, Shalini Yadav of the Samajwadi Party (SP), got 1,93,848. Ajay Rai of the Congress got 1,51,800 votes.
Sources in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said the Prime Minister is in no hurry for the swearing-in as he wants to invite some world leaders for the event to send a message across the globe about how the general elections embodied the strength of Indian democracy, the largest in the world.
Sources in the BJP said the newly-elected MPs have been asked to reach Delhi by May 25 evening. A meeting of the BJP Parliamentary Party to formally elect Modi as its leader is likely to take place on May 25 or 26.
The sources said the party will stake claim to form the government the same day and oath taking ceremony is likely to take place after that.
Mamata Banerjee-ruled West Bengal could not remain immune to the saffron surge that swept the country on Thursday, as the BJP demonstrated a spectacular performance in the Lok Sabha elections in the state where it hardly counted so far.
In the state where 42 Lok Sabha seats were at stake, there was a neck-and-neck race, with the BJP emerging victorious in 18 constituencies and Trinamool Congress (TMC) winning 22. The BJP had won just two seats in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, while the Trinamool had bagged 34. The saffron party's vote share has recorded a massive jump from 17.02 per cent in 2014 to 40.25 per cent, as per the Election Commission's data.
West Bengal Chief Minister & TMC Chief Mamata Banerjee to hold a meeting with her party leaders at her residence in Kalighat, Kolkata tomorrow. (File pic) pic.twitter.com/AmkNfjdzIa- ANI (@ANI) May 24, 2019
NDA sweeps Bihar with 39/40 seats: The rout of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), which led the Mahagathbandhan in Bihar, has been the biggest shock in these elections. The Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) has swept the state, bagging 39 of the 40 seats, while the Mahagathbandhan parties -- RJD, HAM, VIP, RLSP -- have all been completely decimated.
While allies BJP and Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) won all the 17 and six seats they contested on, their third partner, the JDU, lost its Kishanganj seat to the Congress.
The biggest upset has been for jailed former Union Minister Lalu Prasad, RJD could not manage even a single seat amid family bickerings. This is the first time that the RJD will not have a single member in the Lok Sabha.
Raj Babbar offers to quit, owns moral responsibility: Owning moral responsibility for the rout of the Congress in Uttar Pradesh, state Congress President Raj Babbar has reportedly sent his resignation to Congress President Rahul Gandhi.
The Congress could win only one seat (Rae Bareli) in the state and Rahul Gandhi lost Amethi to Union Minister Smriti Irani. Raj Babbar also lost the Fatehpur Sikri seat that he contested. He lost the seat to Raj Kumar Chahar of BJP by a margin of overt four lakh votes.
Madhya Pradesh: Pragya Singh Thakur reaches BJP state headquarters in Bhopal. She defeated Congress' Digvijaya Singh with a margin of 3,64,822 votes from Bhopal parliamentary constituency. pic.twitter.com/xwViGeTUNE- ANI (@ANI) May 24, 2019
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah on Friday visited veteran leaders LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi to seek their blessings after the BJP-led NDA won a second term with a resounding majority.
"Called on respected Advani Ji. The BJP's successes today are possible because greats like him spent decades building the party and providing a fresh ideological narrative to the people," Modi tweeted.
In another tweet, the Prime Minister wrote, "Dr. Murli Manohar Joshi is a scholar and intellectual par excellence. His contribution towards improving Indian education is remarkable. He has always worked to strengthen the BJP and mentor several Karyakartas, including me. Met him this morning and sought his blessings."
BJP has won 299 Lok Sabha seats, while is leading on four other seats, as per the latest details of vote counting on the website of Election Commission of India (ECI) on Friday.
The counting of votes polled in the Lok Sabha elections is still underway on 11 seats. People voted for 542 seats in the seven-phased Lok Sabha polls, beginning April 11 and ending on May 19. The Congress party has been declared victorious only on 52 seats. In all, the result has been declared for 531 seats so far.
Congress wins 52 seats in LS polls: Congress on Friday finished a dismal second, winning 52 out of 542 constituencies in the Lok Sabha elections, according to the Election Commission.
The party won eight seats more than it won in 2014 general elections. The biggest setback for Congress was party president Rahul Gandhi's defeat from Amethi, a traditional family bastion. BJP's Smriti Irani won the seat with a margin of 55,120 votes. Irani polled a total of 4,67,598 votes.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday led the BJP to a stunning and historic victory in the Lok Sabha battle, with the ruling party itself set to win 303 seats in a marked improvement over its 2014 showing that left the opposition dazed and demoralised.
The BJP-led NDA is poised to get 348 of the 542 Lok Sabha seats where polling took place in a seven-phase election. The development sent the Sensex breaching the 40,000-mark as India Inc celebrated.
Late night Election Commission figures showed that the BJP had won 251 seats and was leading in 51. The Congress won 40 and was leading in 12, while Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress has won 15 and was leading in seven. Congress' ally DMK has won 16 seats and was leading in seven.
May 23, 2019
BJP East Delhi candidate Gautam Gambhir wins by 391,222 votes.
BJP wins 192 seats, leading on 111: BJP has won 192 Lok Sabha seats, while is leading on 111 other seats, as per the latest details of vote counting on the website of Election Commission of India (ECI).
We concede defeat says Congress leader Nath: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister and Congress leader Kamal Nath conceded defeat in the Lok Sabha elections of 2019 and said that Congress will review its performance to ascertain the reasons for the loss.
Defeat of LDF was unexpected says Kerala CM: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan said he will examine the reasons in detail. "The sentiments against the ruling party in center is reflected," he added.
Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan: Defeat of LDF in Lok Sabha elections in Kerala was unexpected. Will examine the reasons in detail. The sentiments against the ruling party in center is reflected. That is why BJP did not get any seat in Kerala. Sentiments against BJP benefited Congress pic.twitter.com/Rc2IFTazdv- ANI (@ANI) May 23, 2019
BJP wins 23 seats in Arunachal Pradesh.
Punjab: Actor-turned-politician and BJP candidate from Gurdaspur, Sunny Deol, wins by 82,459 votes.
Amit Shah hails BJP's win as historic: BJP president Amit Shah on Thursday hailed as "historic" his party's thumping victory in the Lok Sabha polls, outlining that it was after 50 years that a Prime Minister is returning to power for a second consecutive term with a majority.
"This is a historic victory. After 50 years someone has won an absolute majority for the second time in a row"
Will not work with bad intentions, will take everyone along: Modi - Accepting the resounding poll victory, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday promised that he will not work with "bad intentions" and that he would like to move ahead by taking everyone along, leaving behind the bitterness witnessed during the Lok Sabha campaign.
Naidu congratulates people for voting for stability: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu congratulated the people of India for voting for stability in the Lok Sabha elections.
"I congratulate the people of India for making their choice so clear with resounding clarity and voting for stability. I congratulate the Election Commission for the smooth and efficient conduct of elections," the Vice President said in a release.
Grand Alliance fails as BJP set to sweep Jharkhand: The Grand Alliance of opposition parties seems to have failed in the Lok Sabha elections Jharkhand if the counting trends and margins are any indication.
BJP is leading in 11 seats and its ally the All Jharkhand Students Union (AJSU) in one seat. Both the Congress and the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) are leading in one seat each. The formal result declarations are delayed owing to the counting of VVPATs.
The BJP has registered a convincing lead in seven seats, and is locked in a tough fight in two constituencies -Khuti and Lohardagga. Union Minister Jayant Sinha taken a big lead of over 388,461 votes over his rival Congress candidate Gopal Sahu.
India Inc congratulates Modi, warns of economic challenges: As the Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) looks set for a second term with leads in 340 seats so far, India Inc rushed in with congratulatory messages for the Prime Minister and also listed the challenges the new government will face along with necessary steps to be taken.
Sandip Somany, President of FICCI said continuity and stability at the Centre would enhance chances of more economic reforms along with an increasingly stabilising Goods and Services Tax (GST), Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) and the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act.
"There is an urgent need to bring investments on track and boost consumption to better GDP growth from the current around 7 per cent level, which will help in generating more jobs and take care of the rural distress," Somany said.
The next government will have to quickly plan for a robust reform agenda that would not only enhance consumer spending, but will also create conditions for higher private sector investments and exports, he added.
Twitter users remove 'Chowkidar,' to follow the spirit: Several Twitter users on Thursday immediately followed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call to remove the prefix 'Chowkidar from their Twitter handles.
"I congratulate all the winners, no matter from which party or which region they contested," said Modi.
PM: If someone has won, it's Hindustan that has won, it's democracy that has won, it's public that has won, & therefore, all BJP & NDA people with humility dedicate this victory to public. I congratulate all the winners, no matter from which party or which region they contested pic.twitter.com/sOxIEiHruY- ANI (@ANI) May 23, 2019
Andhra Pradesh CM N. Chandrababu Naidu resigned following his Telugu Desam Party's defeat in Assembly elections.
Video: PM Narendra Modi addresses party workers at the BJP Headquarters
Stalin congratulates Modi: "I congratulate Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his victory. We hope and wish he will provide a progressive government based on the principles of democracy and inclusivity," DMK President M.K.Stalin tweeted.
I congratulate Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his victory. We hope and wish he will provide a progressive government based on the principles of democracy and inclusivity.- M.K.Stalin (@mkstalin) May 23, 2019
Kerala, TN, Punjab account for half of Congress seats: Of the 50 Lok Sabha seats where the Congress is set to win, Kerala, Punjab and Tamil Nadu accounted for 31, according to Election Commission data.
As of evening, the Congress was set to win 15 of the total 20 Lok Sabha seats in Kerala, followed by eight seats each in Punjab and Tamil Nadu.
In 10 states - Bihar, Goa, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal - and in the Union Territory of Puducherry, the Congress would win only one seat each.?? The party failed to open its account in the remaining states and Union Territories
Celebrations in Delhi as BJP heads for clean sweep: Celebrations broke out across the national capital with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leading on all the seven seats in Delhi.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi recorded a spectacular victory in Varanasi, clocking a margin of 4,75,754 votes.
Modi removes 'Chowkidar' from his Twitter handle
"Now, the time has come to take the Chowkidar Spirit to the next level. Keep this spirit alive at every moment and continue working for India's progress. The word 'Chowkidar' goes from my Twitter name but it remains an integral part of me. Urging you all to do the same too!," Modi tweeted.
Now, the time has come to take the Chowkidar Spirit to the next level.- Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 23, 2019
Keep this spirit alive at every moment and continue working for India's progress.
The word 'Chowkidar' goes from my Twitter name but it remains an integral part of me. Urging you all to do the same too!
Rajnath wins by 3,40,000 votes against Poonam Sinha
Sonia Gandhi wins Rae Bareli by over 1,00,000 votes
"We accept people's verdict and congratulate PM Modi and BJP workers," Congress General Secretary for UP east," Priyanka Gandhi Vadra
Rahul Gandhi concedes defeat from Amethi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi conceded defeat from Amethi parliamentary constituency - a bastion of the Nehru-Gandhi family.
"The people have given their decision," said Congress president Rahul Gandhi. "In these polls, Narendra Modi and BJP have won. I congratulate them," said Congress president Rahul Gandhi.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi: Frankly, today is the not the day to discuss what I think went wrong because people of India have clearly decided that Narendra Modi is going to be their Prime Minister and as an Indian I respect that. #ElectionResults2019 pic.twitter.com/j1hRZSabYM- ANI (@ANI) May 23, 2019
BJP workers celebrate on Howrah Bridge in Kolkata, West Bengal
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan congratulates Modi. "I congratulate Prime Minister Modi on the electoral victory of BJP and allies. Look forward to working with him for peace, progress and prosperity in South Asia," Khan said on Twitter.
BJP all set to make clean sweep in Rajasthan: Celebrations have already started in BJP office even before the official announcement of the victory is being declared in the state with almost all its candidates leading by over 2 lakh votes.
In Jaipur Rural, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore is leading by over 3.5 lakh votes, former Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje's son Dushyant Singh, a BJP candidate from Jhalawad-Baran is leading by 4.8 lakh votes, sitting MP from Jodhpur Gajendra Singh Shekhawat is leading by 2.45 lakh votes, Rajsamand candidate Diya Kumar is leading by 5 lakh votes and in Barmer, Kailash Chaudhary is leading by 2.75 lakh votes leaving behind Congress candidate Manavendra Singh.
In BJP office, the party workers wearing the mask of Prime Minister Narendra Modi were seen dancing to the tune of folk songs praising Modi.
Congress leads in Puducherry: The Congress established a solid lead over rival AINRC candidate in the sole Puducherry Lok Sabha constituency. The Congress candidate Ve.
Vaithilingam had polled over 1.69 lakh votes while his nearest rival, AINRC's Narayanasamy Kesavan, got over 89,400 votes, Election Commission officials said.
PM congratulates Jagan, Naveen Patnaik: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday congratulated YSR Congress Party leader Jaganmohan Reddy and Odisha Chief Minister and BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik for the victory of their respective parties in the Assembly elections.
Dear @ysjagan,- Chowkidar Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 23, 2019
Congratulations on the remarkable win in Andhra Pradesh. Best wishes to you for a successful tenure.
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Congratulations to Naveen Babu for yet another victory in Odisha. Wishing- Chowkidar Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 23, 2019
him the very best for the next term.
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Tharoor sure of raising win margin 3 times over 2014: Shashi Tharoor, senior Congress leader and party candidate from the Thiruvananthapuram seat in Kerala, on Thursday expressed confidence of winning the seat by three times plus margin over the 2014 votes.
The sitting MP from the seat made the remarks after leading by over 60,000 votes at the end of counting of 83 per cent votes in his constituency.
Photos: Supporters of BJP celebrating in Dubai.
PM Narendra Modi extends lead to over 4,36,000 votes in Varanasi.
Rahul Gandhi trails by over 19,000 votes against Smriti Irani in Amethi.
BJP certain of a clean sweep in Delhi: Certain of clinching all the seven seats in the national capital, the BJP continued to dominate the trends with two of its candidates taking the lead by a margin of over 3.40 lakh votes while the Congress and AAP trailed at the second spot in five and two constituencies respectively.
BJP's incumbent MP from West Delhi Parvesh Verma was leading with a maximum margin of over 3.49 lakh votes while Congress's Mahabal Mishra was at the second spot. Verma had won from the constituency in 2014 with a record margin of over 2.68 lakh votes, the highest in the national capital ever.
Singer-turned-politician Hans Raj Hans followed him with a margin of over 3.40 lakh votes in the Northwest Delhi constituency where he is pitted against AAP's Gugan Singh, who is on the second position and Congress' Rajesh Lilothia at the third spot.
Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari, who contested from the Northeast Delhi constituency against Congress veteran and former chief minister Sheila Dikshit and AAP's Dilip Pandey, was leading with a margin of over 2.99 lakh votes.
SDF ahead in 4, SKM in 3 Sikkim Assembly seats: Putting up a spectacular performance, the Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) has taken a substantial lead over the ruling Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) in three of the 32 Assembly seats, as per the latest vote count.
The SDF, in power for nearly 25 straight years, was ahead in four of the 13 constituencies, as per the trends, according to the Election Commission.
SDF supremo and the country's longest serving Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling, occupying the post since 1994, is leading in both Poklok-Kamrang and Namchi-Singhithang seats he contested.
'Unprecedented performance': Advani congratulates Modi, Shah
BJP veteran L.K. Advani on Thursday credited Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party chief Amit Shah for the party's "unprecedented" performance in the Lok Sabha polls.
"Heartiest congratulations to Narendra Modi for steering BJP towards this unprecedented victory in elections. Amit Bhai Shah as BJP President and all dedicated workers of the party have put in enormous effort in making sure that BJP's message reaches every voter," he said in his message.
Advani, a former Deputy Prime Minister, also hailed the Election Commission and the voters for the peaceful elections.
L K Advani, BJP: Heartiest congratulations to Narendrabhai Modi for steering BJP towards this unprecedented victory in elections. Amitbhai Shah as BJP President & all dedicated workers of the party have put in enormous effort in making sure that BJP's message reaches every voter. pic.twitter.com/LIr7vW4zXc- ANI (@ANI) May 23, 2019
PM Modi congratulated YSRCP chief Jaganmohan Reddy for his party's 'remarkable' victory in Andhra assembly polls.
Dear @ysjagan,- Chowkidar Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 23, 2019
Congratulations on the remarkable win in Andhra Pradesh. Best wishes to you for a successful tenure.
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BJP nearly sweeps Karnataka, leads in 24 seats: The BJP is heading towards a landslide in Karnataka as it leads in 24 out of the 28 Lok Sabha seats in the state, according to data on the Election Commission's website. This comes as a major improvement for the saffron party from the 17 seats it won in the 2014 General Elections.
The Congress is so far leading in two seats and JD-S in one, the EC data showed.
BJP President Amit Shah arrived at party Headquarters.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi leading with over 7,90,000 votes from Kerala's Wayanad.
Thank You India, says Amit Shah: As the Bharatiya Janata Party lead on 300 seats by afternoon, close to seven hours into the counting process, BJP President Amit Shah thanked the nation for voting them back to power calling it a victory for the whole country. In a series of tweets in Hindi, he thanked the country saying "Phir ek baar Modi Sarkar" (once again, Modi government).
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"This is a victory of the entire nation. A victory of hopes of the youth, poor and farmers. This grand victory is a triumph of people's confidence in Prime Minister Modi's five-year of development and strong leadership. "I convey my heartfelt greetings to Modiji on behalf of BJP workers."
BJP loses Panaji assembly bypoll, wins three others: Goa's ruling BJP won three out of the four state Assembly bypolls but failed to win the prestigious Panaji constituency, which had been held by late Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate and Parrikar's long-time aide Sidharth Kuncalienkar lost to Congress' Atanasio Monserrate by 1,758 votes in Panaji. Monserrate polled 8,748 votes against Kuncalienkar's 6,990 votes.
AAP's Valmiki Naik and Goa Suraksha Manch (GSM) candidate Subhash Velingkar polled 236 and 516 votes, respectively. However, BJP candidate Subhash Shirodkar won the bypoll for the Shiroda Assembly constituency defeating Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party's Deepak Dhavalikar by 66 votes.
Sonia, Priyanka meet Rahul: UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi met Congress chief Rahul Gandhi at his residence here as the trends showed that the party was doing badly in the Lok Sabha polls.
Sonia Gandhi was at the 12 Tuglak Lane residence of her son for almost an hour. Rahul Gandhi's sister and party General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra had visited him earlier in the day.
Narendra Modi leads by over 3,31,000 votes in Varanasi.
Rahul Gandhi trailing by over 15,000 votes against Smriti Irani in Amethi, while Sonia Gandhi leads by over 95,000 votes in Rae Bareli.
Amit Shah, president of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), leads by nearly 5 lakh votes, surpasses LK Advani's record.
Russian President Vladimir Putin sends congratulatory telegram to PM Narendra Modi in connection "with the convincing victory of the BJP at the general parliamentary elections."
Clashes between BJP, CPI supporters in Begusarai: Supporters of Union Minister and BJP leader Giriraj Singh clashed with rival supporters of former JNU student leader and Communist Party of India candidate Kanhaiya Kumar in Begusarai on Thursday, police said.
Upbeat and happy over Singh leading by more than 2 lakh votes, his supporters burst fire crackers near the CPI office in Begusarai that was objected to by CPI workers that resulted in a clash between them.
According to district police officials, the rival groups pelted stones and attacked each other.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweets: Together we grow. Together we prosper. Together we will build a strong and inclusive India. India wins yet again!
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Together we grow.
Together we prosper.
Together we will build a strong and inclusive India.
India wins yet again! #VijayiBharat
Supriya Sule-Pawar scores hat-trick in Baramati: Supriya Sule-Pawar of Nationalist Congress Party was declared elected from Baramati Lok Sabha. She secured over 650,000 votes, while her Bharatiya Janata Party rival, Kanchan R. Kool, who scored over 493,000 votes.
Smriti Irani leading over Rahul Gandhi with 11226 votes from Amethi.
BJP's Smriti Irani leading over Rahul Gandhi with 11226 votes from Amethi pic.twitter.com/qeTTedk4Zj- ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) May 23, 2019
UPA hope floats in Tamil Nadu, DMK leading in 22 seats: Facing massive loss in the elections, Congress-led UPA may take solace in Tamil Nadu with DMK leading on most seats in the state.
As per trends shown by the Election Commission (EC) post-noon, the DMK is leading on as many as 22 seats while Congress leading on 8 seats in the southern state. The trends for 38 seats out of 39 have come from counting centres.
All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) is leading in only two constituencies while Communist Party of India leading in other two seats.
BJP now leading on 301 seats and Congress on 50 seats.
BJD takes huge lead in Odisha: The ruling Biju Janata Dal in Odisha has taken a massive lead in Assembly constituencies while it is dominating in Lok Sabha seats from the state.
Out of 146 Assembly seats, the BJD was leading in 115 while BJP in 21 and Congress in 8. Others were leading in two seats, said Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Surendra Kumar. Out of 21 Lok Sabha seats, BJD was leading in 16 Lok Sabha seats while Bharatiya Janata Party took lead in five, including Bargarh, Sundargarh, Bolangir, Kalahandi and Bhubaneswar
Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy will take oath as the new Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh on May 30 in the temple town of Tirupati, a YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) leader said.
Rahul Gandhi is emerging as the clear winner in the southern tea district of Wayanad. He is leading by 2.44 lakh votes in Wayanad.
Congress leading in 19 seats, set to sweep Kerala: With 35 per cent counting of votes done in Kerala, the Congress-led UDF showed lead in 19 seats while the ruling CPI-M-led LDF was all but washed out as it was ahead in just one seat. Congress president Rahul Gandhi is leading the pack with a margin of over 1.60 lakh votes.
The Congress Party is trailing in Lok Sabha polls in the states of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and Rajasthan, as per official Election Commission trends. In both Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, Congress is leading on just one seat out of the total 25 and 29, respectively, while in Chhattisgarh, it is trailing on 9 seats out of the 11, according to the trends three hours after counting started at 8 am. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is leading on the remaining seats in the three states.
UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi leads by over 50,000 votes from Rae Bareli.
PM Narendra Modi leads by over 2 lakh votes from Varanasi.
Yogi regains his prestige in Gorakhpur: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has regained his prestige in Gorakhpur by ensuring the victory of BJP candidate and Bhojpuri star Ravi Kishan. Ravi Kishan was on Thursday leading with over 69,000 votes over his nearest rival Ram Bhual Nishad of Samajwadi Party and his victory is certain.
Odisha assembly election trends: BJD leading on 94 seats, BJP on 28 seats, Congress on 12 seats, CPI-M on 1 seat, JMM on 1 seat and Independent on 1 seat pic.twitter.com/jW3vKGg29P- ANI (@ANI) May 23, 2019
Andhra Pradesh assembly election trends: YSRCP leading on 149 seats, TDP leading on 25 seats and Janasena Party leading on 1 seat pic.twitter.com/zHvRu39Kbl- ANI (@ANI) May 23, 2019
The ruling BJP appeared to be storming back to power with a comfortable majority on its own for the second consecutive time and is set to cross the 300-mark along with its allies in the Lok Sabha. BJP's ride back to power was also enabled by its spectacular show in West Bengal where it was leading in 15 of the 42 seats. The ruling Trinamool Congress has suffered a setback leading only in 25 seats. It has 34 seats in the outgoing Lok Sabha.
All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen leader Asaduddin Owaisi leading with over 85,000 votes from Hyderabad Lok Sabha constituency. (File pic) pic.twitter.com/qFK993t9q8- ANI (@ANI) May 23, 2019
Maharashtra: Former Home Minister & Congress leader Sushil Kumar Shinde trailing from Solapur, NCP's Supriya Sule leading from Baramati. (file pics) pic.twitter.com/gjsZDI0OBG- ANI (@ANI) May 23, 2019
BJP leads in all five seats of Uttarakhand: BJP candidates in Uttarkhand consolidated their leads in all the five seats in the states, vote count trend showed. In the five seats, the BJP was leading by more than 60,000 to 1.25 lakh votes against the Congress. BJP state President Ajay Bhatt was leading by 1.15 lakh votes against Congress General Secretary and former Chief Minister Harish Rawat from Nainital seat.
TMC leads in West Bengal, BJP at 17: Trinamool Congress of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is ahead with 24 seats in West Bengal, according to Election Commission trends. BJP is making inroads by leading on 17 seats out of 42 Lok Sabha seats.
BJP loses late Manohar Parrikar's seat in Panaji to Congress: After 25 years of uninterrupted run, the BJP failed to retain the Panaji Assembly constituency, largely represented by late Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar since 1994. BJP candidate Sidharth Kuncalienkar lost to Congress' Atanasio Monserrate by 1,758 votes. Monserrate polled 8,748 votes against Kuncalienkar's 6,990 votes.
PM Narendra Modi leads in Varanasi by 1.5 lakh votes.
BJP leader Dr Sambit Patra leading by over 700 votes from Odisha's Puri Lok Sabha Constituency. (file pic) pic.twitter.com/ihTxZ3xynf- ANI (@ANI) May 23, 2019
DMK leading in Tamil Nadu Assembly by-elections: The DMK is leading in 10 Assembly constituencies and the ruling AIADMK in 8 as per the initial trends available for the by-elections held for 22 seats in Tamil Nadu, according to the Election Commission. More than the Lok Sabha elections, the focus in the state was on the by-elections as it would determine whether the AIADMK government led by Chief Minister K. Palaniswami would remain in power.
BJP leads in Gujarat, Amit Shah maintain lead by 1 lakh votes: BJP in Gujarat appeared way ahead of its rival, the Congress in all the 26 Lok Sabha seats after five rounds of counting of votes, with party President Amit Shah was leading in Gandhinagar with a margin of over 1 lakh votes. Among the key trends, Shah and the BJP's Chhotaudepur tribal constituency candidate Geeta Rathwa were leading with 1 lakh votes each. In Jamnagar in Saurashtra, the BJP's Poonam Madam was leading by more than 50,000 votes.
Kerala: Congress's Shashi Tharoor leading from Thiruvananthapuram- ANI (@ANI) May 23, 2019
by over 13,000 votes (file pic) pic.twitter.com/zGOa6jK9aA
West Bengal: TMC leading on 24 seats, BJP leading on 17 seats and Congress on 1 seat; total seats 42- ANI (@ANI) May 23, 2019
Rahul Gandhi leads by over 1 lakh votes in Wayanad.
BJP President Amit Shah leading by over 125000 votes from Gujarat's Gandhinagar pic.twitter.com/xgFEaoQLWF- ANI (@ANI) May 23, 2019
BJP-Shiv Sena leading on all six seats of Mumbai pic.twitter.com/WsoG7lJw3o- ANI (@ANI) May 23, 2019
BJP leads on all four Himachal LS seats: BJP in Himachal Pradesh is leading with a good margin on all the state's four Lok Sabha seats as per trends in the first two hours of counting of ballots on Thursday, election officials said.
Karnataka: BJP leads in 14, JD-S 2, Congress 1: BJP was leading in 14 of the 28 Lok Sabha constituencies in Karnataka, while the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) in two and the Congress in 1, an official said on Thursday. According to the latest trends from the vote count, the BJP was leading in Bangalore Central, Bangalore North, Bellary (ST), Bidar, Bijapar (SC), Chikkaballapur, Chitradurga (SC), Dakishna Kannada, Dharwad, Haveri, Koppal, Raichur (ST), Shimoga and Uttara Kannada.
BJP leading in Lok Sabha, BJD in Assembly in Odisha: Initial trends showed that the BJP was leading in Lok Sabha seats while the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in Assembly. BJP's Dhenkanal candidate Rudra Narayan Pani, Bolangir candidate Sangeeta Singhdeo and Nabarangpur candidate Balabhadra Majhi were leading in these Lok Sabha seats. BJP candidate Aparajita Sarangi was leading in Bhubaneswar.
Official EC trends: BJP leading on 279 seats, Congress leading on 51 seats #ElectionResults2019- ANI (@ANI) May 23, 2019
Bharatiya Janata Party leading on all 7 seats in Delhi. pic.twitter.com/DlCAwoIAX3- ANI (@ANI) May 23, 2019
BJP leading in 8 LS seats in Karnataka: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is leading in 7 Lok Sabha constituencies in Karnataka after the first round of vote count on Thursday, an official said. "The BJP is leading in Koppal, Uttara Kannada, Bijapur (SC), Bidar, Haveri, Bangalore Central, Bellary and Chikkaballapur over the Congress and Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S)," the official told IANS here.
DMK leads in Tamil Nadu's 20 Lok Sabha seats: The DMK-led alliance is leading in 20 of the 38 Lok Sabha constituencies in Tamil Nadu, said the Election Commission of India.??According to the poll body, the DMK is leading in 14 seats and its alliance partner Congress in five.??DMK's Kanimozhi is leading in Thoothukudi against her closet rival BJP's Tamilisai Soundararajan.??
PM Narendra Modi leading by over 20,000 votes from UP's Varanasi, BJP President Amit Shah leading by over 50,000 votes from Gujarat's Gandhinagar (file pic) pic.twitter.com/kZ6TRadqb9- ANI (@ANI) May 23, 2019
Andhra Pradesh assembly elections trends: YSRCP leading on 35 seats, Telugu Desam Party leading on 6 seats, total 175 constituencies- ANI (@ANI) May 23, 2019
Rahul Gandhi's lead increases by 25,000 at Wayanad: Congress President Rahul Gandhi is leading in Wayanad in Kerala by over 25,000 votes after 5.18 per cent of the total votes had been counted. While Gandhi has touched over 38,000 votes, his nearest rival P.P. Suneer of the Left has just got over 12,000.
BJP leads in East Delhi, South Delhi, North East Delhi, West Delhi, New Delhi and North West Delhi.
According to EC official trends, BJP leading on Chandni Chowk, North West Delhi, South Delhi and West Delhi parliamentary seats out of 7 seats pic.twitter.com/GZpprHO44p- ANI (@ANI) May 23, 2019
BJP candidate and Union Minister Maneka Gandhi trailing from Sultanpur, Sonia Gandhi leading from Rae Bareli. Varun Gandhi leading from Pilibhit- ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) May 23, 2019
Congress leading from Puducherry. DMK leading from Dindigul and Cuddalore in Tamil Nadu #ElectionResults2019- ANI (@ANI) May 23, 2019
Rahul Gandhi is trailing to Smriti Irani in Amethi as she leads by 2,500 votes.
BJP's Pragya Singh Thakur leading in Bhopal
Official EC trends: BJP leading on 133 seats, Congress leading on 41 seats #ElectionResults2019- ANI (@ANI) May 23, 2019
Congress President Rahul Gandhi leads in Wayanad.
Visuals from inside a counting centre in Chandigarh; Congress's Pawan Kumar Bansal, BJP's Kirron Kher and AAP's Harmohan Dhawan are contesting from the Lok Sabha seat. pic.twitter.com/8EuV2wWi9M- ANI (@ANI) May 23, 2019
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