Election results LIVE: Prime Minister Modi elected as leader of NDA

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday was elected as the leader of the NDA Parliamentary Party in the presence of senior BJP leaders LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi.

SAD's Parkash Singh Badal proposed Narendra Modi's name as the leader of NDA Parliamentary Party. JDU Chief Nitish Kumar and Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray endorsed the proposal.

Earlier in the day, the Congress Working Committee (CWC) "unanimously and in one word" rejected Rahul Gandhi's resignation, in spite of his insisting on quitting. "We need Rahul Gandhi to guide us in these challenging times," Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala told reporters after a meeting of the Congress Working Committee.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's BJP and its allies won a huge mandate of over 350 seats in the 543-member Lok Sabha to continue for a second term.

Earlier, Maharashtra state unit chief Ashok Chavan said Congress' defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls was a "collective responsibility" and not that of party chief Rahul Gandhi alone. "The campaign was a collective responsibility. Rahul Gandhi worked hard and led from the front. All senior leaders in states who hold positions in the state units should quit, so that a new team can take over. My colleagues and I are ready to resign due to the poor show of the Congress in Maharashtra," Chavan told reporters here.

The Election Commission today submitted a list of newly-elected MPs to President Ram Nath Kovind, an official statement said, setting in motion the process for constituting the 17th Lok Sabha.

Earlier in the day, the President dissolved the 16th Lok Sabha on the recommendation of the Union Cabinet.

Stay tuned for LIVE updates on 17th Lok Sabha formation

8:03 PM IST Modi asks MPs to shun VIP culture, says they should stand in queues wherever required, like other citizens.    Don't trust media reports on names being considered for ministerial berths, responsibilities will be given as per norms: Modi   Modi asked NDA leaders to maintain restraint in speaking to media. Some statements made for publicity often trouble us: Modi

6:35 PM IST "You all deserve greetings but those elected for the first time deserve an even bigger one. I offer all of you my greetings," says PM Narendra Modi starting his address at the NDA parliamentary meeting. Narendra Modi: You all deserve greetings but those elected for the first time deserve an even bigger one. I offer all of you my greetings. pic.twitter.com/MWy9ii90eV — ANI (@ANI) May 25, 2019

6:02 PM IST Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday was elected as the leader of the NDA Parliamentary Party in the presence of senior BJP leaders LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi. SAD's Parkash Singh Badal proposed Narendra Modi's name as the leader of NDA Parliamentary Party. JDU Chief Nitish Kumar and Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray endorsed the proposal. Delhi: Senior BJP leaders LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi are also present at the NDA parliamentary meeting. pic.twitter.com/Vyjr28tosH — ANI (@ANI) May 25, 2019

5:49 PM IST At TMC's internal meeting, I offered to quit as CM but party rejected; may be I will continue, says Mamata Banerjee

5:47 PM IST Mamata Banerjee said she doesn't want to continue as Chief Minister of West Bengal. "The central forces worked against us. An emergency situation was created. Hindu-Muslim division was done and votes were divided. We complained to the EC but nothing was looked into," said Mamata Banerjee. West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee: The central forces worked against us. An emergency situation was created. Hindu-Muslim division was done and votes were divided. We complained to the EC but nothing was looked into. pic.twitter.com/FSksMoXsBq — ANI (@ANI) May 25, 2019

4:30 PM IST Barring the Ladakh parliamentary constituency, majority of the contesting candidates lost their security deposit in five other Lok Sabha constituencies in Jammu and Kashmir where 51 of them even failed to get one per cent of the valid votes.   The BJP retained three parliamentary seats of Jammu, Udhampur and Ladakh, while the National Conference swept the polls in the Kashmir valley, winning all the three seats of Srinagar, Anantnag and Baramulla.   A total of 79 candidates were in the fray for the six parliamentary seats, but 63 of them lost their security deposit of Rs 25,000 and Rs 12,500 (for schedule tribe and scheduled caste candidates) as they failed to get the minimum required one-sixth (16.67 per cent) of the total polled valid votes, according to official data by the Election Commission of India.   The Ladakh parliamentary seat which was won by 33-year-old BJP leader Jamyang Tsering Namgyal -- the youngest among the six winners from the state -- was the only constituency where rest of the three candidates managed to save their deposits.

4:28 PM IST The Congress' massive defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls was a "collective responsibility" and not that of party chief Rahul Gandhi alone, Maharashtra state unit chief Ashok Chavan said Saturday.   Chavan added that there was no question of accepting Gandhi's resignation as party chief.   Chavan himself lost from Nanded Lok Sabha seat to BJP's Pratap Chiklikar.   "The campaign was a collective responsibility. Rahul Gandhi worked hard and led from the front. All senior leaders in states who hold positions in the state units should quit, so that a new team can take over. My colleagues and I are ready to resign due to the poor show of the Congress in Maharashtra," Chavan told reporters here.

4:26 PM IST Rahul Gandhi offered to resign as Congress president which was unanimously rejected by CWC: Randeep Surjewala.

4:26 PM IST CWC passes resolution authorising Rahul Gandhi to do organisational restructuring of Congress: Randeep Surjewala. 

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Modi asks NDA leaders to maintain restraint in speaking to media

Modi asks MPs to shun VIP culture, says they should stand in queues wherever required, like other citizens. 
 
Don't trust media reports on names being considered for ministerial berths, responsibilities will be given as per norms: Modi
 
Modi asked NDA leaders to maintain restraint in speaking to media.

Some statements made for publicity often trouble us: Modi

Those elected for the first time deserve even bigger greetings: PM Modi

"You all deserve greetings but those elected for the first time deserve an even bigger one. I offer all of you my greetings," says PM Narendra Modi starting his address at the NDA parliamentary meeting.


Narendra Modi elected as the leader of the BJP Parliamentary Party

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday was elected as the leader of the NDA Parliamentary Party in the presence of senior BJP leaders LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi.

SAD's Parkash Singh Badal proposed Narendra Modi's name as the leader of NDA Parliamentary Party. JDU Chief Nitish Kumar and Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray endorsed the proposal.


TMC rejected my offer to quit as CM: Mamata Banerjee

At TMC's internal meeting, I offered to quit as CM but party rejected; may be I will continue, says Mamata Banerjee

Hindu-Muslim division was done and votes were divided: Mamata Banerjee

Mamata Banerjee said she doesn't want to continue as Chief Minister of West Bengal.

"The central forces worked against us. An emergency situation was created. Hindu-Muslim division was done and votes were divided. We complained to the EC but nothing was looked into," said Mamata Banerjee.


Nearly 80% candidates lost security deposit in LS polls in J&K

Barring the Ladakh parliamentary constituency, majority of the contesting candidates lost their security deposit in five other Lok Sabha constituencies in Jammu and Kashmir where 51 of them even failed to get one per cent of the valid votes.
 
The BJP retained three parliamentary seats of Jammu, Udhampur and Ladakh, while the National Conference swept the polls in the Kashmir valley, winning all the three seats of Srinagar, Anantnag and Baramulla.
 
A total of 79 candidates were in the fray for the six parliamentary seats, but 63 of them lost their security deposit of Rs 25,000 and Rs 12,500 (for schedule tribe and scheduled caste candidates) as they failed to get the minimum required one-sixth (16.67 per cent) of the total polled valid votes, according to official data by the Election Commission of India.
 
The Ladakh parliamentary seat which was won by 33-year-old BJP leader Jamyang Tsering Namgyal -- the youngest among the six winners from the state -- was the only constituency where rest of the three candidates managed to save their deposits.

Lok Sabha election defeat collective responsibility, not Rahul's alone: Ashok Chavan

The Congress' massive defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls was a "collective responsibility" and not that of party chief Rahul Gandhi alone, Maharashtra state unit chief Ashok Chavan said Saturday.
 
Chavan added that there was no question of accepting Gandhi's resignation as party chief.
 
Chavan himself lost from Nanded Lok Sabha seat to BJP's Pratap Chiklikar.
 
"The campaign was a collective responsibility. Rahul Gandhi worked hard and led from the front. All senior leaders in states who hold positions in the state units should quit, so that a new team can take over. My colleagues and I are ready to resign due to the poor show of the Congress in Maharashtra," Chavan told reporters here.
Rahul Gandhi offered to resign as Congress president which was unanimously rejected by CWC: Randeep Surjewala.
CWC passes resolution authorising Rahul Gandhi to do organisational restructuring of Congress: Randeep Surjewala. 
AK Antony, Congress: I don't agree that it was a disastrous performance, but we were not able to rise up to the expectations. Party will discuss this in details...Today we had only general discussions.

EC submits list of elected candidates to Prez; process for formations of 17th LS initiated

The Election Commission Saturday submitted a list of newly-elected MPs to President Ram Nath Kovind, an official statement said, Setting in motion the process for constituting the 17th Lok Sabha.
 
The full Election Commission -- comprising Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora and Election Commissioners Ashok Lavasa and Sushil Chandra --called on the President and submitted a copy of the notification issued by the EC containing names of the members, a Rashtrapati Bhavan communique said.
 
While the EC notification sets in motion the constitution of a new Lok Sabha, the list given to the President enables him to formally initiate the government formation process.
 
Earlier in the day, the President dissolved the 16th Lok Sabha on the recommendation of the Union Cabinet. On Saturday evening, the newly-elected MPs of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance are likely elect Narendra Modi as the alliance's leader.

Rahul Gandhi offered his resignation but it was rejected: Randeep Surjewala

Randeep Surjewala, Congress: Party President Rahul Gandhi offered his resignation but it was rejected by the members of CWC unanimously.

CWC has given Congress President the right to makes changes to restructure the party

Randeep Surjewala, Congress: CWC has given Congress President the right to makes changes to restructure the party, a plan for this will be brought soon.

Modi to meet NDA partners, discuss govt formation

 Narendra Modi to meet NDA partners today, discuss govt formation.

CWC meeting concludes

Congress President Rahul Gandhi, General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and other party leaders leave after the CWC meeting concludes.

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray arrive in Delhi for NDA meeting, to be held today.

 
 
YSRCP Chief Jaganmohan Reddy to meet Andhra Pradesh & Telangana Governor ESL Narasimhan and Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao later today. YSRCP won 151 out of 175 seats in the Andhra Pradesh Assembly Election.

Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora submits the list of winners Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora submits the list of winners

Rahul has not resigned, clarifies Congress

Congress’ Randeep Singh Surjewala clarifies reports of Congress President offering his resignation are incorrect. CWC meeting going on.

Rahul Gandhi offers his resignation at CWC

Sources: Congress President Rahul Gandhi offers his resignation at CWC, but it has not been accepted by the Committee.

BJD MP Pinaki Misra: I've decided to give my entire salary and allowances from Parliament to CM Relief Fund

BJD MP Pinaki Misra: I'm very grateful that they showered me with so much affection - Puri parliamentary constituency in its entirety & as a token of thanks, I've decided to give my entire salary & allowances from Parliament to CM Relief Fund so that it can be used for people of Puri.
 

Lok Sabha Election Result: CWC meet begins

Victory shows people have embraced Modi's vision: Pragya

Attributing her victory to the hard work of BJP workers, Thakur said, "The overwhelming victory shows that people have embraced the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi."

Trump telephones Modi to congratulate him: White House

President Donald Trump on Friday telephoned Prime Minister Narendra Modi to congratulate him on his "historic" electoral victory during which both the leaders pledged to continue to strengthen the US-India strategic partnership, the White House said.

Govt's work will illuminate people's lives: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi says the outgoing government's work will "illuminate" the lives of people, tweeting about his achievements before he is sworn in next week for a second term. "The sun sets on this term, but the brightness our work has brought will continue to illuminate the lives of millions. A new dawn awaits, a new term beckons," Modi tweeted after giving his resignation to President Ram Nath Kovind. The resignation is a formality.
 

New NDA lawmakers to elect Modi as leader

Newly elected MPs of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance will meet Saturday in Parliament to elect Prime Minister Narendra Modi as their leader, setting in motion the process of government formation. Modi is expected to address the MPs following his election as their leader.

Modi tweets his election victory certificate for Varanasi

Union cabinet resigns, recommends Lok Sabha dissolution

The Union Cabinet recommends dissolving the 16th Lok Sabha before resigning--a step in the formation of a new government.  Prime Minister Narendra Modi held the cabinet after the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance won the the Lok Sabha elections. President Ram Nath Kovind will now dissolve the 16th Lok Sabha, the term of which ends on June 3, reported news agency PTI.

Naveen Patnaik tenders resignation for new govt in Odisha

Naveen Patnaik is all set to take oath as chief minister for a record fifth term in a row as the Biju Janata Dal headed by him has won a decisive victory in the assembly polls bagging 112 of the 146 assembly seats, polls for which were held along with the Lok Sabha elections.
 

Union Cabinet meeting ends

 Union Ministers leave after the Union Cabinet meeting concluded

Union Cabinet meeting commences

Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj arrives for Union Cabinet meeting; the meeting has begun

Gowda's grandson offers his Hassan Lok Sabha seat after ex-PM loses in Tumkur

The lone JD(S) winner in the Lok Sabha polls in Karnataka, Prajwal Revanna announced Friday he was willing to give up his seat to pave the way for his grandfather, former prime minister H D Deve Gowda, who tasted defeat in the elections
 

Ideology of the killer of Mahatma Gandhi won and the ideology of Gandhi lost, says Digvijaya Singh

Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh who lost to BJP's Pragya Singh Thakur from Bhopal LS constituency: Today in this country, the ideology of the killer of Mahatma Gandhi won and the ideology of Gandhi lost. This is a cause of concern for me, reports ANI
 

Congress's Amethi unit chief resigns after Rahul Gandhi loses in family bastion

"Taking moral responsibility of the defeat in 2019 Lok Sabha elections in Amethi, I am resigning from the post," Yogendra Misra says in a resignation letter sent to the Congress president
 

Saffron surge in West Bengal forces Mamta to call emergency meeting of TMC leaders

BJP bagged a massive 40.25 per cent in the state of West Bengal winning 18 seats
 

Lok Sabha polls 2019: 45,000 Delhi voters opt for NOTA, up by 6,200 from 2014

 
The votes cast under the None Of The Above (NOTA) category accounted for 0.53 per cent of the total votes
 
 

Satish Kumar Gautam, Elected BJP MP from Aligarh parliamentary constituency: My first priority will be to send Jinnah's portrait that is locked in a room in Aligarh Muslim University to Pakistan.

Jammu And Kashmir: BJP supporters celebrate in Leh, Ladakh

Sadanand Singh, Congress on alliance in Bihar: I'm upset, there was a delay in seat sharing & process of alliance, it wasn't fair. Unless 'dharma' of alliance is followed wholeheartedly, it will not be successful.

Odisha Lok Sabha Election result: All you need to know


Maharashtra Lok Sabha Election Result: Eight women make it to 17th Lok Sabha

Eight women, more than half of them from the BJP, have made it to the 17th Lok Sabha from Maharashtra, which sends 48 MPs to the Lower House of Parliament, the second highest after Uttar Pradesh.
 
The women candidates who emerged victorious in the 2019 elections are Supriya Sule (NCP-Baramati), Bhavna Gawli (Shiv Sena-Yavatmal-Washim), Pritam Munde (Beed), Raksha Khadse (Raver), Heena Gavit (Nandurbar), Poonam Mahajan (Mumbai North Central), Bharati Pawar (Dindori) - all from the BJP - and Navnit Rana (NCP-backed independent-Amravati).

NPF petition seeking disqualification of its 7 MLAs is under Speaker's consideration

Nagaland Assembly Speaker Vikho-o Yhoshu said Friday the petition submitted by opposition Naga Peoples Front (NPF) seeking disqualification of its seven Legislators for indulging in anti-party activities is under his consideration.
 
Consultations with legal luminaries are being held and a decision on the matter as per the existing precedence and law would be pronounced very soon, Yhoshu told PTI on the sidelines of a function where he inaugurated Bar bridge at Mima village in Kohima district.
 
NPF had on April 25 last filed the disqualification petition against its 7 MLAs.
 
NPF, which has 26 MLAs in the State Assembly, had served show cause notice to the MLAs for openly declaring support to NDPP leader Toheho Yepthomi, a consensus candidate of the ruling Peoples Democratic Alliance (PDA), on the lone Lok Sabha seat in the state.
 
They had allegedly rejected the collective decision of the party to support Congress candidate K L Chishi in the poll.

Assam Lok Sabha Election Result: Party-wise vote share


Arunachal Pradesh Lok Sabha Election Result: Party-wise vote share


Andhra Pradesh Lok Sabha Election Result: Party-wise vote share


Andaman & Nicobar Islands: Party-wise vote share


Election Result 2019: 535 results have been declared of which 301 have gone to BJP, 52 to Congress

Karnataka Congress Campaign Committee President, HK Patil offers to resign

Karnataka Congress Campaign Committee President, HK Patil writes to party president Rahul Gandhi, states, 'It is time for all of us to introspect. I feel it my moral duty to own up the responsibility, hence, I submit my resignation from the post.' 

Asaduddin Owaisi, AIMIM: BJP's onslaught was stopped wherever there were regional parties

Asaduddin Owaisi, AIMIM: BJP's onslaught was stopped wherever there were regional parties. BJP won 177 out of 300 where Congress was against them, after this result if someone says that they alone have the right to rule the country or defeat BJP, I don't think it has any value.

West Bengal Lok Sabha Election Result 2019


Lok Sabha Election Result: PM Modi thanks world leaders for congratulatory messages on Twitter

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday thanked world leaders and personalities as their congratulatory messages kept pouring in after he led his Bharatiya Janata Party to a super-sized victory for a second term in office.
 
Thanking American vice president Mike Pence, who congratulated him saying he looked forward to working with India, Modi said it was a victory of democracy which the India and US cherish.
 
"Thank You @VP. This is a victory of democracy, which India and the US cherish. I will continue to promote our partnership with the US for peace and shared prosperity for our two countries and the world," Modi tweeted Friday.
 
In a series of tweets, Modi thanked world leaders such as Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, France President Emmanuel Macron, Indonesian President Joko Widodo, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari and several others who wished the him on his party's landslide victory.
 
In his messages to the world leaders, the PM said he looked forward to strengthen close strategic partnership with these countries.

In his maiden Lok Sabha poll, Prasad defeats 'shotgun'; wins Patna Sahib seat

Fighting a high-stakes battle, BJP veteran Ravi Shankar Prasad has emerged victorious in his first Lok Sabha election, defeating his colleague-turned opponent Shatrughan Sinha by more than 2.84 lakh votes.
 
A four-time Rajya Sabha MP, Prasad wrested the Patna Sahib seat in Bihar from Sinha, a rebel BJP leader who is also known as 'shotgun'.
 
Prasad garnered 6.07 lakh votes while Sinha, a former Bollywood star who joined Congress earlier this year, managed only 3.22 lakh votes.
 
The 65-year-old Prasad has held various ministerial portfolios, including that of Law and Justice, under Prime Minister Narendra Modi as well as Atal Bihari Vajpayee governments.
When Modi swept to power in 2014, Prasad was first given the ministries of Telecom and Information Technology and Electronics. Later, he was divested of the telecom portfolio. Currently, he is a Rajya Sabha member and holds the portfolios of Law and Justice as well as Electronics.
 
He became a Rajya Sabha member for the first time in 2000 and since then, has been elected to the Upper House thrice.
 
Modi government's Digital India programme was implemented under Prasad's watch. As IT minister, he has also driven several initiatives to galvanise electronics and mobile handset manufacturing in the country besides spearheading programmes for setting up BPO (Business Process Outsourcing) units in smaller towns and cities.

CWC tomorrow, Rahul may offer to resign

After a humiliating defeat in the Lok Sabha polls, top Congress leaders will deliberate on party losses at a meeting of the working committee slated on Saturday where party chief Rahul Gandhi is likely to offer his resignation.
 
According to sources, the party has convened a meeting of the Congress Working Committee, the highest decision making body of the party at 11 AM tomorrow.
Rahul Gandhi is likely to offer his resignation at the meet, party sources said.
 
The top Congress leadership will deliberate on the reasons of the humiliating loss in Lok Sabha elections and assess them. The party suffered a loss for the second time in a row at the hands of the Narendra Modi led BJP.
 
The party bagged only 52 seats in this election.
 
Top party leaders, including UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, are expected to attend the meeting.
 
There have already been voices within to introspect on why the party failed to reach out to the people. 

Pragya Singh Thakur reaches BJP state headquarters in Bhopal

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.
Andhra Pradesh: Senior bureaucrats of the state arrive at YSRCP Chief Jaganmohan Reddy's residence in Amaravati. Jaganmohan Reddy will take oath as the Chief Minister on 30th May.

37 candidates lose deposit in Himachal Lok Sabha polls

As many as 37 candidates, including all the four BSP contestants, lost their security deposit in Himachal Pradesh Lok Sabha polls, a state election officer told news agency PTI.
 
None of the 37 out of the total 45 candidates for the four Lok Sabha seats in the state could even get the minimum required one-sixth (16.67%) of the total polled valid votes to save their security deposit of Rs 25,000.

Election Result: Prajwal Revanna to resign, make way for HD Deve Gowda

Prajwal Revanna, JD(S) leader and grandson of HD Dewe Gowda, who won from Hassan: To reinstate confidence of the JD(S) cadre, we have to fill the gap left by the defeat of HD Devegowda, therefore, I've decided to tender my resignation. I want him to be victorious once again from Hassan.

Former J&K CM and winning candidate from Srinagar Farooq Abdullah dances during celebrations at party office in Jammu

Modi heaps praise on Murli Manohar Joshi. Says, he has always worked to strengthen the BJP and mentor several Karyakartas, including me

BJP makes it 10/10 in Haryana, Congress routed

The ruling BJP won all the 10 seats in Haryana,  smashing what were considered as bastions of prominent political families in the state.
 
While it was the BJP's best-ever performance in Haryana, carved out as a separate state in 1966, the Congress faced a rout after a gap of 20 years, as per results declared for all ten seats by the Election Commission.
 
In what came as a twin blow for the Congress was the loss of father-son duo Bhupinder Singh Hooda and Deepender Singh Hooda from Sonipat and Rohtak, respectively.

Sources say Modi's swearing-in ceremony may be held on May 30 at 5 pm

PM Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony may be held on May 30 at 5 pm, say TV reports.
Former External Affairs Minister & BJP leader SM Krishna: It's a decisive snub to dynastic politics in Delhi & Karnataka. I think people have seen through the game of dynastic politics. Congress will survive as a small party. In Congress sycophancy to a dynasty has undone the party.

PM Modi meets Murli Manohar Joshi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi's residence in Delhi.

BJP’s successes today are possible because greats like L K Advani spent decades building the party, says Modi

Election 2019 was a fight between two ideologies: RSS' Vaidya

The just concluded Lok Sabha election was a fight between two different ideologies - "the Hindu way of life and politics of exclusion and division" - a senior RSS leader said Friday, a day after the BJP swept to power for a second term with an overwhelming majority.
 
With the poll results,this ideological fight underway since independence has now reached a "decisive stage", RSS sah sarkaryavah (joint general secretary) Manmohan Vaidya said in a statement here.
 
Expressing happiness over the electoral outcome, he said this is the day of joy for a bright future of 'Bharat'.
 
Vaidya said the 2019 general election was a contest between two different ideologies in India.
 
"One ideology is based on the ancient integral values of holistic and all-inclusive thought process which is known worldwide as the Hindu way of life," the RSS leader said.
 
"While there was this another ideology which had non- Indian perspective and looked Bharat from divisive identities.

Election Result 2019: Over 33,000 voters opted for NOTA in Himachal Pradesh

Over 33,000 none of the above (NOTA) votes were polled in Himachal Pradesh, where the ruling BJP swept the Lok Sabha elections winning all four seats in the state.
 
The saffron party won Mandi, Shimla, Hamirpur and Kangra with record margins.
 
As many as 33,008 voters chose the NOTA option.In this way, 0.87 per cent voters opted for NOTA out of the total 38,01, 793 votes polled in the state on May 19, an election official said.
 
Besides, 8,208 (0.22 per cent) votes were rejected for the four Lok Sabha seats of the hill-state, he added.
 
The highest 11,327 voters chose NOTA in Kangra, followed by 8,357 in Shimla, 8,026 in Hamirpur and 5,298 in Mandi, the official said.
 
He said a total of 29,032 voters (0.9 per cent) had opted for NOTA in the 2014 parliamentary elections.
 
The highest 3,322 votes were rejected in Hamirpur, followed by 2,567 in Kangra, 1,777 in Mandi and 1,542 in Shimla, the official said.

Lok Sabha Election Result: Party is over for Samajwadi family, gain for BJP

The defeat of three members of the Samajwadi Party -- Dimple Yadav, Dharmendra Yadav and Akshay Yadav -- is perhaps the biggest jolt that SP chief Akhilesh Yadav has received in recent times.
 
Dimple Yadav lost in Kannauj, Dharmendra Yadav lost in Badaun and Akshay Yadav lost in Ferozabad. All three were sitting MPs in the 16th Lok Sabha.
 
The results of the Lok Sabha elections clearly indicate that the Samajwadi Party, despite its alliance with BSP, had emerged as a major loser. The party had won five seats within the family in 2014 and the tally went up to 8 seats last year when SP won by-elections in Gorakhpur, Phulpur and Kairana.
 
In the just concluded election, SP is back with five seats. The party has won two for the family -- Mulayam Singh Yadav in Mainpuri and Akhilesh Yadav in Azamgarh. Three other candidates who have won are Azam Khan in Rampur, Shafiqur-rehman Warq in Sambhal and S.T. Hasan in Moradabad. The three candidates outside the family are all Muslims.

Election result LVIE: NOTA gets more votes than 4 candidates in Baramulla, 14 in Jammu

About 8,000 voters opted for the none of the above (NOTA) button in elections to the Baramulla Parliamentary constituency of Jammu and Kashmir which was won by National Conference's Mohammad Akbar Lone.
 
In Baramulla constituency of north Kashmir, 7,999 voters pressed the NOTA button, an election official said.
 
He said NOTA secured 1.79 per cent of the total votes polled in the constituency.
 
The NOTA secured more votes than four of the nine candidates who were in the fray in the constituency, the official said. READ ON...

AIADMK govt to survive, but DMK sweeps LS, wins majority seats in bypolls

Chief Minister Edapaddi K Palaniswami-led AIADMK government can breathe a sigh of relief as his party won eight seats and leading in one, out of the 22 assembly seats in the by-polls, which could help it survive with a majority on the floor even though Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) won 11 seats and was leading in two seats. This was the trend as of 8.30 a.m. on Friday, according to Election Commission of India.
 
While this is a good news for the ruling faction, the disappointment was the poor performance of the party and its alliance partners including Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the Lok Sabha election in the state. It was a clear sweep by DMK-Congress alliance which was leading in Lok Sabha seats.
 
 
AIADMK won one Lok Sabha seats, while DMK and its alliance bagged the rest. DMK alone won 23 Lok Sabha seats in the state. READ ON...

Election Result LIVE: Congress wrests lone Lok Sabha seat in Pondy from AINRC

Senior Congress leader and former Assembly Speaker V Vaithilingam emerged victorious in the election to lone Lok Sabha seat in Puducherry.
 
Vaithilingam polled 4,44,981 votes while his nearest rival K Narayanasamy of AINRC, a doctor-turned-politician garnered 2,47,956 votes.
 
Vaithilingam, a former chief minister of the union territory, won by a margin of 1,97,025 votes to wrest the seat from the opposition AINRC.
Counting of votes which began at 8 a.m on Thursday ended past midnight.
 
Vaithilingam was declared elected at 2 a.m Friday, official sources told PTI.

Election result LIVE: Modi at the residence of senior BJP leader LK Advani. BJP president Amit Shah also present

PM Narendra Modi meets senior BJP leader LK Advani, to meet Murli Manohar Joshi later today also.

Modi begins talks for forming new cabinet after big election win for BJP

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold talks on Friday to form a new cabinet to tackle a stuttering economy and other challenges facing his second term after winning a big majority.
 
Official data from the Election Commission showed Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party had won 296 of the 542 seats up for grabs and was ahead in seven more, up from the 282 it won in 2014.
 
The BJP would have the first back-to-back majority in the lower house of parliament for a single party since 1984. Votes will be fully counted by Friday morning.

Election Result 2019: 527 results have been declared of which 298 have gone to BJP, 52 to Congress

Puri Lok Sabha Election Result LIVE: Sambit Patra loses to BJD's Pinaki Misra

Odisha Lok Sabha Election result: BJP candidate from Puri, Sambit Patra has lost by over 11,000 votes to BJD's Pinaki Misra.

Narendra Modi's New India still faces roadblocks

Don’t get your hopes up that India’s infrastructure will start to look like China’s after Narendra Modi’s historic victory.
 
Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party made big promises in its election manifesto, among them 100 trillion rupees ($1.4 trillion) of investments in infrastructure by 2024 that would double the length of highways by 2022 and lead to a similar increase in the number of large commercial airports.
 
Despite the impressive show Modi and his party put up in the lower-house elections, they don’t have a majority in the upper house of India’s parliament. Numbers move more slowly in the Rajya Sabha, with a third of members retiring every two years. That means that passing legislation such as a land-acquisition bill, which is crucial to speed up infrastructure development, will remain a tough ask until at least 2020, writes Anjani Trivedi.

Lok Sabha election result LIVE: 512 results have been declared of which 290 have gone to BJP, 51 to Congress

Lok Sabha Election result LIVE: It's a new morning for Amethi, says Smriti Irani

Buoyed by her win against Congress President Rahul Gandhi in his home turf, Union Minister Smriti Irani said that it's a 'new morning' for Amethi.
 
"It's a new morning for Amethi, a new determination. Thanks, Amethi, my obeisance. You put your trust in development and let the lotus bloom. Thankful to Amethi #PhirEkBaarModiSarkaar #VijayiBharat," tweeted Irani.
Talking to ANI, she said, on one hand there was a family while on the other there was an organisation which works as a family.
 
"On one hand there was a family and on the other an organisation which works like a family. The credit goes to the organisation and its workers and to the workers who died in Kerala and Bengal. I dedicate my victory to their families," she said.

Election Result LIVE: Narendra Modi 'mahanayak' of BJP's grand victory, says Amit Shah

BJP President Amit Shah on Thursday dubbed Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the world's "most popular" leader and credited him for party's spectacular victory in Lok Sabha polls.
 
Addressing party workers here at the BJP headquarters, Shah also hit out at opposition, saying the 2019 mandate has buried the politics of casteism, dynasty and appeasement and is "a victory of nationalism".
 
"Modiji is the 'mahanayak' of the BJP's grand victory. BJP's victory is most historical after Independence. This is victory of every workers of the party. This is victory of BJP government's policy of the 'Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikas' and ofcourse, it is victory of popularity of Modiji," Shah said amid chants of "Modi-Modi" and "Bharat Mata Ki Jai".
 
"The opposition's defeat and BJP's emphatic victory is also against those parties promoting the ideology of 'tukde-tukde' gang. It is victory of nationalism," he said.

Sonia Gandhi rejects Rahul Gandhi's offer to resign

In the wake of debilitating losses faced by the party and his own defeat in party bastion of Amethi, Gandhi had offered to quit from his post as the Congress chief. Sources said that UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi had rejected Rahul's offer and has urged him to consult the Congress Working Committee (CWC), according to TV reports.

US Vice President Mike Pence: Congrats to an American ally and friend PM Narendra Modi

US Vice President Mike Pence: Congrats to an American ally and friend PM Narendra Modi, on his party’s win in India’s parliamentary elections! We look forward to continuing to work with India for a freer, safer, & more prosperous region.

Muzaffarnagar Lok Sabha election result: BJP's Sanjeev Kumar Balyan wins

BJP candidate Sanjeev Kumar Balyan won Muzaffarnagar Lok Sabha seat. He was fielded against Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) chief Ajit Singh.

Sikkim Assembly Election Results: SDF bags 15 seats, SKM wins 17

 Sikkim Democratic Front won 15 seats and Sikkim Krantikari Morcha won 17 seats, out of total 32 assembly constituency seats.

Smriti Irani to Rajnath Singh: Modi ministers score big victories

Prime Minister Narendra Modi retains Varanasi by defeating Samajwadi Party candidate Shalini Yadav by over 4,79,505 votes. He increased his victory margin as compared to 2014 by over one lakh votes. Many of his ministerial scored impressive wins too: Smriti Irani in Amethi, Rajnath Singh in Lucknow being some prominent names.

Kejriwal concedes defeat, offers to work with Modi

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal says he accepted the people's mandate after his Aam Aadmi Party lost on all seven Lok Sabha seats in the national capital and came third in most of the constituencies. "We accept the mandate of the people. We fielded very good candidates and our party workers worked very hard during campaigning," he said on Twitter.

Number of Muslim MPs to increase in 17th Lok Sabha

The number of Muslim lawmakers in the 17th Lok Sabha could increase marginally with 26 candidates winning or leading in elections. The outgoing Lok Sabha had 23 Muslim MPs.

BJP MPs likely to meet Friday

Newly elected BJP MPs may meet Saturday to elect Prime Minister Narendra Modi as their leader, after which he will meet the president to stake claim to form the new government. The party's parliamentary board on Friday passed a resolution hailing Modi's policies.
 

A BJP worker has a blast after the BJP won the Lok Sabha elections

BJP party supporters celebrate party's lead during the counting of votes for Lok Sabha elections 2019, at BJP office in Chennai | Photo: PTI

BJP spreads across India

North, South, East, West: The BJP made inroads all across India when it crossed tally of 300 Lok Sabha seats fully owing to its advances in West Bengal, Odisha and Telangana, and consolidation of its stronghold in Karnataka. Abhishek Waghmare explains how.

Watch: Party mood at BJP headquarters in Delhi

The big election story: How BJP stormed Mamata Banerjee's West Bengal

The BJP has no local organisation worth its name in West Bengal and its leadership in the state is tired and jaded. How then did it stormed Mamata Banerjee's citadel? Kanchan Gupta explains how.

Shashi Tharoor retains Thiruvananthapuram seat

Congress leader and former union minister Shashi Tharoor wins from the Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha constituency defeating Kummanam Rajashekharan of the BJP by a margin of nearly one lakh votes.

BJP parliamentary panel hails Modi

BJP parliamentary passes resolution hailing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's leadership and thanking people for endorsing the party's agenda. All the newly-elected MPs of the party may meet Saturday to elect Modi as their leader.

Constitution guides us: Modi

The spirit of our democracy and constitution gives us the responsibility to run country by taking everyone along, says Modi.
We have to take our bitterest rivals along for the sake of country, says Modi.

Poverty is a caste: Modi

India has only two castes: people who want to come out of poverty and those who want to remove poverty, says Modi.

BJP committed to its ideals: PM Modi

We will not abandon our ideals or our principles, says PM Modi in speech outlining his vision for country after election victory

Hindustan has won: PM Modi

"If someone has won, it's Hindustan that has won, it's democracy that has won, it's public that has won," says Modi, according to news agency ANI. He says BJP committed to the constitution and federalism.

Bright for future for India: PM Modi

Bright future for India guaranteed, says PM Modi in election victory speech to BJP worekrs, leaders

Elections organised perfectly: PM Modi

Modi congratulates Election Commission officials, security forces for organising elections 'perfectly'

People from all over India voted for BJP: PM Modi

People from all corners of the country have made this 'fakir' victorious, PM Narendra Modi tells BJP workers at party HQ in Delhi
PM Modi's strong leadership has laid the foundation of a new India, says Amit Shah.

Tukde, tukde gang defeated: Amit Shah

Tukde tukde gang's ideology has been defeated, says Amit Shah, referring to people whom the BJP regards as anti-national.

Modi's popularity, whirlwind tour of country helped BJP victory: Amit Shah

BJP's victory is for its inclusive policies and the popularity of PM Narendra Modi, says Amit Shah at BJP HQ in Delhi. 

Modi to give victory speech at BJP HQ

Prime Modi is at the BJP headquarters in Delhi where he will address BJP workers after sweeping the Lok Sabha elections. TV channels showed him flashing the victory ash he walked along with BJP president Amit Shah.
 

Imran Khan tells Modi he wants to work for peace

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan congratulates Narendra Modi for his victory in elections. "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 tweeted in both English and Urdu.  

Chowkidar integral part of me: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi removes prefix 'chowkidar' from his Twitter handle bio. "The word ‘Chowkidar’ goes from my Twitter name but it remains an integral part of me. Urging you all to do the same too!," he says.
 

Lots of people believe in Congress ideology: Rahul Gandhi

Those who have lost, should not worry or lose their confidence. Together we will fight for our ideology, says Rahul Gandhi

I congratulate PM Modi: Rahul Gandhi

I had said during campaigning that the people are supreme. People have given a clear decision. I congratulate Narendra Modi and his party, says Congress president Rahul Gandhi at press conference in Delhi

World leaders congratulate PM Modi

Chinese President Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu were among world leaders who congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday on his victory in Lok Sabha elections.

No Priyanka Gandhi 'magic' in UP

Congress workers expected Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to turnaround the fortunes of the party in Uttar Pradesh with the swish of a magic wand, yet her combative and calculative campaign failed to lift the grand old party from the abyss of political irrelevance in the state.
 
Priyanka, 47, who was appointed AICC general secretary in-charge Uttar Pradesh (east) in January, did manage to create a buzz during the Lok Sabha polls, but failed to revive the party's hopes for the assembly elections scheduled for 2022.
 
A distinctive feature of Priyanka's campaign was her aggressive take down of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's policies, and while the jury is still out on why she did not take on the PM from Varanasi, her teasing references to the contest certainly established her as a politician willing to take a challenge head-on.
 
Another key feature of her foray into politics was her calculative approach allowing her brother and Congress president Rahul Gandhi to take centre-stage, while establishing herself firmly in a supportive role.
 
Her subtle messaging -- be it speaking in Punjabi, invoking her Delhi roots, or stopping to greet Modi supporters -- helped her establish an immediate connect with the masses. But, it did not translate into votes and despite her several rallies and road shows, most of the Congress candidates ended up third with either the BJP or the SP-BSP-RLD alliance winning in the state.
 
She, however, had taken a realistic approach from the start when she told party workers that she cannot do magic and they have to first strengthen the party at the grassroots.

Gurdaspur Lok Sabha Election Result: Actor Sunny Deol meets supporters in Gurdaspur after trends show that he is leading

Lok Sabha Election results 2019 LIVE: NDA leading in 341 seats

Lok Sabha Election results 2019  
Party Trends Won
BJP+ 341 0
UPA+ 95 0
Others 106 0

Lok Sabha Election Result


Congratulations on the remarkable win in Andhra Pradesh, Modi to YS Jagan Mohan Reddy

Wayanad Lok Sabha election result LIVE: Rahul heading for record-breaking victory margin in Wayanad

Rahul Gandhi is heading for a record-breaking margin against his nearest rival CPIs P P Suneer in the Wayanad Lok Sabha constituency on Thursday, as roads in front of counting centres in this hill town wore a deserted look.
 
As counting progressed, Gandhi established a lead of over three lakh votes, probably the biggest margin in the Lok Sabha elections in the State.
 
Local leaders assembled at the DCC office and burst crackers in anticipation of the big win and shouted slogans congratulating the congress chief.
 
However, there was a palpable sense of disappointment with the Congress-led UPA's poor show in other States with senior leaders trailing according to the latest trends.
 
Gandhi is contesting a second seat from the Wayanad Lok Sabha constituency nestled in the Western Ghats, besides his traditional bastion of Amethi.
 
The Congress chief is lagging behind BJP's Smriti Irani in Amethi, according to the Election Commission.

Lok Sabha Election Result LIVE: BJP wins Daman and Diu Lok Sabha seat

 The BJP Thursday won the Daman and Diu Lok Sabha seat, poll officials said.
 
BJP candidate from the Union Territory, Lalubhai Patel, won the seat by defeating his nearest Congress rival Ketan Patel by a margin of 9,942 votes on Thursday, an official said.
 
The BJP nominee polled 37,586 votes and the Congress candidate got 27,643 votes, he said. Independent candidate Babubhai Patel secured 19,938 votes, he added.

Karnataka Lok Sabha Election Result: 3 BJP candidates win from Karnataka

Shashi Tharoor on Congress leading in Kerala: The state has become an exemplar for what the politics of the Congress nationally could be. I just hope we will be able to build from the very disappointing result nationally.

Lok Sabha Election Result LIVE: Congress's D K Suresh wins from Daman & Diu

Congress candidate D K Suresh has won from Bangalore Rural, Karnataka.

Lok Sabha Election Result LIVE: BJP's Lalubhai Babubhai Patel wins from Daman & Diu

BJP candidate Lalubhai Babubhai Patel has won from Daman & Diu.

Wayanad Lok Sabha election result LIVE: Congress President Rahul Gandhi is leading by 8,38,371 votes

Lok Sabha Election Result LIVE: BJP's Gopal Thakur wins from Darbhanga, Bihar


Election Result 2019: 6 results have been declared, of which 5 have gone to BJP and 1 to Congress

6 results have been declared of which 5 have gone to BJP and one to INC. Of the remaining 536 constituencies, BJP is leading in 294, INC in 50, AITC in 23, DMK in 23, Shiv Sena in 18, YSRC in 23, BJD in 14, JD(U) in 15 and BSP in 11 constituencies.

Mumbai North Lok Sabha Election Result: Urmila Matondkar concedes defeat, congratulates Gopal Shetty

Urmila Matondkar, Congress candidate from Mumbai North parliamentary constituency: I congratulate Gopal Shetty. We have noticed discrepancies in EVMs, we have prepared a report on it that we will submit to Election Commission at the end of the day.

Lok Sabha Election results 2019: NDA leading in 338 seats

Lok Sabha Election results 2019  
Party Trends Won
BJP+ 338 0
UPA+ 97 0
Others 107 0

Gulbarga Lok Sabha Election Result: Mallikarjun Kharge says, "we accept the result in Gulbarga"

Mallikarjun Kharge, Congress: We accept the result in Gulbarga, the verdict that people gave us, we are accepting it. We believe in democracy. We will discuss how to correct our mistakes and how to strengthen the party.

Lok Sabha Election Result: In post-Jayalalithaa era, AIADMK heading for rout

The absence of its charismatic leader late J Jayalalithaa appeared to have cost the ruling AIADMK dear as it is staring at a virtual rout with the DMK staging a spectacular electoral comeback in the Lok Sabha polls in Tamil Nadu.
 
From being the third largest party in the outgoing Lok Sabha with 37 seats, the AIADMK has to now contend with single digit tally, pushed to the third spot behind arch rival DMK and Congress despite fighting the polls as part of a "mega alliance" with parties, including the BJP.
 
Trends in the counting of votes polled in the April 18 elections indicate a possibility of victory in only two of the 20 Parliamentary constituencies AIADMK contested, of the total 38 in the state.
 
The AIADMK fought the 2014 Lok Sabha polls on its own and Jayalaalithaa had famously said then "this lady is better than BJP's Modi" as she led the party to the landslide victory.
 
In a total reversal, DMK-led Secular Progressive Alliance is ahead in 36 seats, leaving AIADMK far behind with leads in just two seats as Tamil Nadu remained untouched by the "Modi wave".
 
Ousted leader TTV Dhinakaran's AMMK damaged the prospects of the AIADMK in several constituencies though the new party is not in a position to win seats.
 
The downslide of AIADMK saw heavyweights including Deputy Speaker in outgoing Lok Sabha M Thambidurai trailing by huge margins. Its ally BJP's nominee and union minister Pon Radhakrishan is also facing defeat in Kanyakumari seat.
 
Striking an alliance with the BJP for the Lok Sabha polls, AIADMK top guns Chief Minister K Palaniswami and his deputy O Panneerselvam had bet on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's leadership to steer the nation.

Chandigarh Lok Sabha election result: Kirron Kher leading in Chandigarh

Actor-turned-politician Kirron Kher is heading for a second consecutive term as MP from Chandigarh Lok Sabha seat, as per trends available from the EC office.
 Kher is leading over her nearest rival Pawan Kumar Bansal of Congress by a margin of 7,948 votes.
 
Bansal, the four-time MP, had lost to Kher in 2014.

Punjab Lok Sabha Election Result: People of Bathinda voted for 'Sabka saath, Sabka Vikas', says Harsimrat Kaur Badal

"People of Bathinda went with development, voted for 'Sabka saath, Sabka Vikas', I thank them," said Harsimrat Kaur Badal who is winning from the Bathinda seat.

Election Result 2019 LIVE: All losers are not losers, says Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee  said a complete review of the TMC's performance will be done soon. This reaction comes even as the State is seeing a massive saffron surge with BJP emerging as the sole challenger to her party’s dominance.

Andhra Pradesh Assembly election Result: YSRC Congress leads in 150 seats


L K Advani, BJP: It's such a wonderful feeling that in a country as large & diverse as India, electoral process has been so successfully completed & for that, my compliments to the electorate & all the agencies involved. May our great nation be blessed with a bright future ahead.

Election result 2019: L K Advani congratulates BJP, Modi and Amit Shah

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.

BJP President Amit Shah arrives at party headquarters in Delhi

Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh on Congress's Sunil Jakhar trailing from Gurdaspur: Sunil ji is a fine candidate, he had done a lot of work there. This is one thing I didn't understand that people gave preference to an actor than to experience.

Lok Sabha Election result 2019: Bollywood celebrities congratulate BJP, hail Indian electorate

Bollywood celebrities including Asha Bhosle, Rajinikanth, Dharmendra and Ekta Kapoor have congratulated the ruling BJP for the Lok Sabha Polls result after current trends indicate a clean sweep for the party for a second consecutive term.
 
This year, actors like Sunny Deol, Urmila Matondkar, Shatrughan Sinha and Prakash Raj among others contested polls.
 
While Sunny, a BJP candidate from Gurdaspur is leading by over 82,000 votes, Urmila is trailing against BJP's Gopal Shetty in Mumbai North.
Dharmendra took to Twitter to congratulate both his son and PM Narendra Modi with a picture of the two.
 
"Faqeer Badshah Modi Ji, Dharti puttra Sunny Deol, Congratulations. Achhe Din Yaqeenan Ayen ge (Dervish-king Modi ji, son of soil Sunny Deol, Congratulations. Good days will definitely arrive)" the veteran actor captioned the post.
 
Dharmendra also congratulated his wife, actor Hema Malini, who is contesting from a BJP ticket from Mathura for a second time in a row. She is currently leading with over 180,000 votes.
 
"Hema, Congratulations. We love Mother India, we have proved in Bikaner and Mathura. We will keep our (national flag) flying. Always," he said referencing to his own win from Bikaner in 2004.
 
Malini, on her part, credited Modi for BJP's win.

Lok Sabha Election results 2019 LIVE

Lok Sabha Election results 2019  
Party Trends Won
BJP+ 346 0
Congress+ 96 0
Others 100 0

Kerala Lok Sabha Election results 2019: Party-wise result

Lok Sabha Election results 2019  Kerala 20/20
Party Trends Won
LDF 1 0
UDF+ 19 0
BJP 0 0
Others 0 0
 
 

Punjab Lok Sabha Election result: Amarinder Singh addresses the media

Lok Sabha Election Result: Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani congratulates PM Modi

Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani tweets on Election Results: Congratulations to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on a strong mandate from the people of India. The government and the people of Afghanistan look forward to expanding cooperation between our two democracies.

Election Result: Take a look at the Partywise Trends and Results for the following states.

Varanasi Lok Sabha Election Result: PM Narendra Modi wins Varanasi by over 3.6 lakh votes

PM Narendra Modi wins Varanasi by over 3.6 lakh votes.

UP Lok Sabha Election Result: Adityanath says this is the result of the development work undertaken by the Centre

UP CM Yogi Adityanath on Election Results: I want to congratulate Prime Minister Modi for this victory. BJP is touching 300-mark for the first time & NDA is touching 350. I also congratulate the party President Amit Shah. It is the result of the development work undertaken by the Centre.

Lok Sabha Election result: Visuals from BJP Headquarters

BJP ahead in both Lok Sabha seats in Arunachal Pradesh

The BJP is leading in both the Lok Sabha seats in Arunachal Pradesh, Election officials said.
 
Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju is leading by a margin of 71,239 votes in Arunachal West Parliamentary constituency against his nearest rival former Chief Minister Nabam Tuki of the Congress.
 
Rijiju had won the seat in 2014 by a margin of 41,738 votes.
 
In the Eastern Parliamentary seat, Tapir Gao of the BJP is leading by a margin of 33,097 votes against his nearest rival Lowangcha Wanglat of the Congress.
 
Congress candidate Ninong Ering had won the seat in 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

Hopefully new govt at Centre will do justice with Jammu and Kashmir: Farooq Abdullah

National Conference president Farooq Abdullah, who is all set to win from the Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency, Thursday expressed hope that the new government at the Centre would do justice with the state and engage in a dialogue with Pakistan to resolve the Kashmir issue.
 
Speaking to reporters at the NC headquarters, Farooq Abdullah thanked his party leaders, workers and the people of Srinagar constituency for their support.
He is leading in Srinagar by 67,159 votes over PDP candidate Aga Mohsin. He has bagged 82,166 votes till now.
 
"I thank (NC vice-president) Omar (Abdullah), our party leaders and the people of Kashmir, especially the people of Srinagar constituency - all the mothers, sisters, elders and youth for supporting the NC," he said.
 
"This Parliament will not be easy. There are several important issues with respect to J-K because we have to fight them on their intention to do away with the Article 370 and 35A. Another issue is that they want to divide the Muslims and Hindus in the country; we have to fight that as well," the NC chief said.

Andhra Pradesh Assembly Election Result: Ram Gopal Varma hails Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy Jagan on victory

Noted film director Ram Gopal Varma congratulated YSR Congress Party chief Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy on his party's victory in the Andhra Pradesh Assembly and Lok Sabha elections.
 
A known critic of TDP supremo N Chandrababu Naidu, he also alleged "lies" and "corruption" were the reasons for the "death" of the ruling party in the state.
"Name: TDP; Born : 29th March 1982; Died : 23rd May 2019; Causes of death : Lies , Back Stabbings , Corruption , Incompetence, Y S Jagan and Nara Lokesh," Varma said in another tweet.
 
Varma, whose biopic 'Lakshmi's NTR' was stopped from release by the Election Commission citing model code of conduct, also credited Jagan for TDP's defeat.
"Hearty congratulations to @ysjagan and heart-felt condolences to @ncbn," Varma tweeted.
 
According to Election Commission trends, bigwigs of the Telugu Desam, including several ministers, are trailing in a majority of the 175 assembly constituencies.

Election result: Amit Shah tweets ‘Phir ek baar, Modi Sarkaar’

Putin congratulates Modi on his party's convincing victory in general elections

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the convincing victory of his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the parliamentary elections and expressed his readiness to work together to build up the full range of bilateral relations.
 
"I am convinced that, as the Prime Minister of India, you will further strengthen the centuries-old friendship between our peoples and the all-round development of a particularly privileged strategic partnership between Russia and India," Putin said in a congratulatory message.
 
The Russian leader expressed his readiness to continue fruitful personal contacts with Prime Minister Modi and to work together to build up the full range of bilateral relations and constructive interaction in international affairs, the Kremlin said in a statement.
 
Prime Minister Modi led his Bharatiya Janata Party towards what looks set to be a resounding victory for a second term in office.

Lok Sabha Election result: Union ministers Gadkari, Bhamre leading; Congress stalwarts Shinde, Chavan falter

Union ministers and BJP leaders Nitin Gadkari and Subhash Bhamre are leading over their nearest rivals in Maharashtra while Congress stalwarts Sushilkumar Shinde and Ashok Chavan are trailing, as per the trends available so far.
 
The BJP-Shiv Sena combine was ahead in 41 of the 48 Lok Sabha constituencies in the state, while the Congress and NCP candidates seem to be faltering.
 
Gadkari, who is contesting from Nagpur, has taken a lead of 57,279 votes over his Congress rival Nana Patole after four rounds, while Bhamre is leading in Dhule.
 
Congress candidates, including former Union minister Sushilkumar Shinde, state Congress president Ashok Chavan and Mumbai unit chief Milind Deora, were trailing in Solapur, Nanded and Mumbai South, respectively.
 
Union minister and senior BJP leader Hansraj Ahir was trailing behind Congress candidate Suresh Dhanorkar in Chandrapur by 5,659 votes.
 
Heavy Industries Minister and Shiv Sena leader Anant Geete was trailing behind NCP's Sunil Tatkare in Raigad by 14,818 votes.
 
In Baramati, sitting MP Supriya Sule of the NCP has taken a lead of 1,53, 127 votes over her BJP rival Kanchan Kul.

PM Modi's first tweet as NDA eyes another huge victory

Lok Sabha election result: Take a look at the Party-wise Trends and Results for the following states.

Bihar Lok Sabha election result: Ravi Shankar Prasad leading over Congress's Shatrughan Sinha

BJP's Ravi Shankar Prasad leading over Congress's Shatrughan Sinha from Patna Sahib (Bihar) with a margin of 1,44,249 votes.

Bihar Lok Sabha Election results 2019: Party-wise result

Lok Sabha Election results 2019  Bihar 40/40
Party Trends Won
BJP+ 38 0
RJD+ 2 0
Others 0 0

Lok Sabha election result party-wise


Amethi Lok Sabha election result: Smriti Irani leading over Rahul with 11,226 votes

BJP's Smriti Irani is leading over Congress President Rahul Gandhi with 11,226 votes from Amethi.

West Bengal Lok Sabha Election results 2019: Party-wise result

West Bengal Lok Sabha Election results 2019 West Bengal 42/42
Party Trends Won
BJP 18 0
Congress+ 1 0
TMC 22 0
Left 0 0
Others 1 0

TMC Candidate from Asansol, Moon Moon Sen is trailing BJP candidate Babul Supriyo by over 65,000 votes

Delhi Lok Sabha Election results 2019: Party-wise result

Lok Sabha Election results 2019 Delhi 7/7
Party Trends Won
BJP 7 0
Congress 0 0
AAP 0  

Haryana Lok Sabha Election results 2019: Party-wise result


Lok Sabha Election results 2019 Haryana 10/10
Party Trends Won
BJP 10 0
Congress+ 0 0
AAP 0 0
Others 0 0

Uttar Pradesh Lok Sabha Election results 2019: Party-wise result

Lok Sabha Election results 2019 Uttar Pradesh 80/80
Party Trends Won
BJP 60 0
Congress+ 1 0
MGB 19 0

Rajasthan Lok Sabha Election results 2019: Party-wise result

Lok Sabha Election results 2019 Rajasthan 25/25
Party Trends Won
BJP 25 0
Congress+ 0 0
Others+ 0 0
 

Lok Sabha Election result: Omar congratulates NDA for 'stellar performance'

National Conference vice-president Omar Abdullah congratulated the BJP and the NDA for its "stellar performance" in the Lok Sabha polls.
 
The former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister credited Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah for putting together a winning alliance and a professional campaign.
 
"So the exit polls were correct. All that's left is to congratulate the BJP & NDA for a stellar performance," Abdullah tweeted.
 
"Credit where credit is due PM Modi Sahib & Mr Amit Shah put together a winning alliance & a very professional campaign. Bring on the next five years," he added.

Delhi Lok Sabha election result LIVE: Meenakshi Lekhi leading against Congress' Ajay Maken

Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Meenakshi Lekhi is leading against Congress' Ajay Maken and AAP's Brijesh Goyal in the New Delhi Lok Sabha seat, as per early trends. This triangular fight for the pivotal New Delhi seat is as tight as it can get.

Chandigarh Lok Sabha Election Result: BJP's Kirron Kher leading

BJP candidate and sitting MP Kirron Kher is leading against her nearest rival and Congress nominee Pawan Kumar Bansal from the Chandigarh Lok Sabha seat, as per EC trends.
 
Kher is leading by 1,514 votes against four-time MP and former railway minister Bansal.
 
In the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, Kher had won the Chandigarh seat by defeating Bansal with a margin of 69,642 votes.

Haryana Lok Sabha Election result

Party-wise Lok Sabha elections result in Haryana at 1pm

(Total number of seats: 10)
 
Party-wise leads
 
BJP: 10
Congress : 0
INLD: 0
JJP-AAP: 0
OTHERS: 0

Tamil Nadu Lok Sabha Election result LIVE

Party-wise Lok Sabha elections result in Tamil Nadu at 1 PM.
 
Total seats: 38
Trends available: 38
 
Party-wise leads

DMK: 22
Congress: 8
AIADMK: 2
CPI: 2
CPI(M): 2
IUML:1
PMK: 1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

AAP congratulates BJP, says it hopes Narendra Modi would do good work

The AAP on Thursday congratulated the BJP for its victory and said it hopes that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would do "good work" in his future tenure.
 
The BJP was leading in all the seven seats in the national capital, with three of its candidates ahead by over one lakh votes, while the Congress and the AAP were trailing at the second spot in five and two seats respectively.
 
"In democracy, mandate of the people is considered to be very powerful. We respect the mandate of India and congratulate the BJP for its victory. We offer Prime Minister Narendra Modi best wishes for his future tenure. We hope he would do good work in his future tenure," Aam Aadmi Party spokesperson Saurabh Bharwaj said.
 
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 maximum margin of over 1.29 lakh votes.

Punjab Lok Sabha Election result LIVE

Party position of Punjab at 1 PM
 
Total seats-13
 
Party Leading
 
Congress: 8
BJP: 2
SAD: 2
AAP: 1
Others: 0

Telangana Lok Sabha Election result LIVE

Party position of Telangana at 1 PM.
 
Total seats: 17
Trends available: 17

Party Leading Results

TRS 9
BJP 4
Congress 3
AIMIM 1

Odisha Lok Sabha Election result LIVE

Following is the party position for Lok Sabha elections in Odisha at 1 PM.
 
Total Seats: 21
Trends Available: 21

Party Leads

BJD: 14
BJP: 07

Goa bypoll result: BJP loses Panaji Assembly seat held by Parrikar to Congress

The BJP, which held the Panaji Assembly seat in Goa for 25 years, Thursday lost it to the Congress, whose candidate Atanasio Monserratte won the bypoll.
 
The Panaji Assembly bypoll was necessitated due to the death of sitting MLA and former chief minister Manohar Parrikar in March.
 
Monserratte secured 8,748 votes while BJP's Siddharth Kunkolienkar polled 6,990 votes, an election official said.
 
The Goa Suraksha Manch candidate and former Goa RSS chief Subhash Velingkar came in at the third spot, getting just 560 votes while AAP's nominee Valmiki Naik came in fourth with 436 votes.
 
In the 2017 Assembly poll, Kunkolienkar had defeated Monserratte by around 1,600 votes.
 
After the counting began on Thursday morning, Monserratte maintained a steady lead against his rivals in the seat, which witnessed over 75 per cent polling in the bypoll held on May 19.
 
The BJP, under Parrikar, ruled the constituency for 25 years since 1994.

Benjamin Netanyahu congratulates Modi, says, "will continue to strengthen our friendship between India and Israel".

Arunachal Pradesh Lok Sabha Election Result: BJP leading in 13 assembly seats

The BJP is leading in thirteen out of 57 Assembly seats in Arunachal Pradesh, while the JD(U) is ahead in three seats, according to the initial Election Commission trends.
 
Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein is leading by 7291 votes against his nearest rival Khunang Kri of the Congress in Chowkham constituency, Namsai district.
 
Jambey Tashi of the BJP is leading by 1129 votes over his nearest rival Jampa Thirnly of the National People's Party (NPP) from Lumla assembly constituency in Tawang district.
 
In the prestigious Itanagar seat, Techi Kaso of the Janata Dal (United) is currently taking the lead against Kipa Babu of the BJP by a margin of 302 votes, while state home minister and NPP candidate Kumar Waii is trailing behind Gorduk Pordang of the BJP by 297 votes.

Pakistan media closely monitors Indian election results

India's election results made headlines in Pakistan on Thursday, with the media keeping a close watch on the ruling BJP's electoral fortunes by providing comprehensive coverage of the initial trends and reactions.
 
The results of India's general elections are very significant for Pakistan as the formation of the next government in New Delhi will determine the course of Indo-Pakistan ties, which were pushed to a new low after the Pulwama terror attack.
 
'Modi's BJP secures early lead as vote count underway' was the headline of the leading newspaper Dawn as the counting of votes began in India.
 
The newspaper's website had a separate section for providing live updates about the results of major candidates and their reaction over initial trends.
 
The Express Tribune carried an agency story 'Modi on the brink of sweeping Indian elections' and said Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ahead in 292 of the 542 seats available, well over the 272 seats needed for a majority in the lower house of Parliament.

Bengaluru Central Lok Sabha Election result: Prakash Raj leaves counting centre after realising he's losing

Actor Prakash Raj, who is contesting the 2019 Lok Sabha elections as an independent candidate from Bengaluru Central, on Thursday left a counting centre midway after learning that he was trailing at number three behind the BJP and the Congress.
 
The National Award winning actor is pitted against Rizwan Arshad of the Congress and sitting BJP MP P C Mohan.
 
A video posted by a prominent Karnataka daily on Twitter showed Raj, sporting a slight smile, leaving the counting centre with his supporters in tow.
 
Mohan was leading from the seat with over 4.9 lakh votes as against Arshad's tally of 4.7 lakh votes. Raj was way behind at 23,980 votes, according to the Election Commission.
 
Bengaluru Central is traditionally a BJP bastion, with Mohan winning the seat in both the 2009 and 2014 elections.
 
On May 19, the actor trashed the exit polls which showed a clean sweep for the ruling party in the polls.
 
"With the EXIT POLLS... Let some DAY DREAM that NIGHTMARE will come back. But ON 23rd... I BELIEVE CITIZENS will PROVE it WRONG... Till then let's sing and celebrate... What BAPU JI Taught us...," he had posted.

Tamil Nadu Lok Sabha Election result LIVE

Party position in Lok Sabha elections in Tamil Nadu at 1 PM
 
Total seats: 38
Trends available: 38
Party Leads Results

DMK: 22
Congress: 8
AIADMK: 2
CPI: 2
CPI(M): 2
IUML: 1
PMK: 1

Bihar Lok Sabha Election result LIVE

Following is the party position for Lok Sabha elections in Bihar at 1 PM.
 
Total number of seats - 40
Trends available for - 40
Party Leads
 
BJP: 16
JD(U): 15
LJP: 06
RJD: 02
INC: 01

Lok Sabha election result LIVE: Five big surprises


West Bengal Lok Sabha election result: BJP leads from Mamata's anti-land acqusition launch pad

BJP candidate Locket Chatterjee is leading from Hooghly constituency, where TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee launched her anti-land acquisition agitation in Singur, which catapulted her into the national spotlight.
 
Chatterjee was leading by over 64,000 votes over Trinamool Congress candidate Ratna De, according to the latest Election Commission trends. In 2014, De had won the seat by 1,89,084 votes.
 
Ten years ago, Tata Motors had built a factory for the world's cheapest car, Nano, at Singur, but the project was abandoned and shifted to Gujarat following a massive agitation by the farmers, led by Banerjee and her party.
 
The project was moved to the western state on the invitation of the then chief minister Narendra Modi.
 
In 2016, the Supreme Court had quashed the Left Front-led West Bengal government's acquisition of 997 acres of agricultural land by Tata Motors' and ordered its return to 9,117 farmers.

Lok Sabha election result LIVE: Five big surprises

— Close fight between Rahul Gandhi and Smriti Irani
 
— Complete decimation of AAP in Delhi, Punjab
 
— BJP's clean sweep in Rajasthan, MP, Chhattisgarh
 
— Congress' bigwigs - Digvijaya, Hoodas - set to lose  
 
— PDP president Mehbooba Mufti stares at defeat in Anantnag

Maharashtra Lok Sabha Election LIVE: Congress candidate Urmila Matondkar alleges EVM change

Actress Urmila Matondkar, who is the Congress candidate from Mumbai North parliamentary seat, on Thursday lodged a complaint with the Election Commission (EC) over an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) being substituted.
 
"On the form of EVM 17C from Magathane, the signatures and the machine numbers are different. A complaint has been filed with the EC," Matondkar tweeted.
 
As the counting progressed, her nearest rival - Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) sitting MP Gopal Shetty - had secured around 2,01,767 votes while Matondkar trailed behind at 69,370 votes at 12 p.m.
 
Terming it as a "fight between a film-star and a road-star", Shetty asserted that not only was his victory assured, but the BJP and Shiv Sena would bag all the six seats in Mumbai.
Ummareddy Venkateswarlu, YSRCP: YS Jaganmohan Reddy to take oath as Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister on May 30

Puducherry Lok Sabha Election Result LIVE: Congress leading in Puducherry constituency

Congress leading in Puducherry constituency.

The ruling Congress Thursday established a strong lead of over 85,000 votes in the lone Lok Sabha constituency in the Union Territory.
 
Congress candidate V Vaithilingam secured 1,77,340 votes while his nearest rival Narayanasamy Kesavan of AINRC has polled 92,048 votes, according to the latest information made available by the Election Commission.
 
Congress is part of the DMK led alliance while AINRC is an ally of the BJP.
 
The election to the constituency was held on April 18 and the counting of votes taken up Thursday.

Election result LIVE: Sri Lanka PM Ranil Wickremesinghe congratulations Modi on a magnificent victory

Wayanad Lok Sabha Election result LIVE: Rahul Gandhi leading by over 270,000 votes in Wayanad

Congress President Rahul Gandhi is leading by over 270,000 votes in Wayanad. 

The Wayanad Lok Sabha Constituency of KERALA state is currently held by M I Shanavas of Congress. In the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections, M I Shanavas beat Sathyan Mokeri of CPI by receiving 41.20 per cent of the votes cast in this constituency.
 
The key candidates in the Wayanad constituency for Lok Sabha Elections 2019 are Rahul Gandhi of Congress and P P Suneer of CPI. READ ON...

UP Lok Sabha Election Result: Mixed fortune for Yadav clan in UP

The initial trends appear to be mixed for the Yadav clan of the Samajwadi Party, with party supremo Akhilesh Yadav's cousins trailing from Firozabad and Badaun seats.
 
In Azamgarh, Akhilesh Yadav is leading by 45,023 votes against Bhojpuri actor and BJP candidate Dinesh Lal Yadav 'Nirhua', according to the Election Commission website.
 
The SP chief's wife, Dimple Yadav, is leading by 5,420 votes over the BJP's Subrat Pathak in Kannauj. SP founder Mulayam Singh Yadav is also leading in Mainpuri by 15,297 votes over the BJP's Prem Singh Shakya.
 
In Badaun, however, Dharmendra Yadav was trailing by 10,716 votes against BJP candidate Sanghmitra Maurya, daughter of cabinet minister Swami Prasad Maurya.
 
The situation is the same in Firozabad, where Ram Gopal Yadav's son, Akshay Yadav, is trailing by 10,716 votes against the BJP's Chandra Sen Jadon, while Akhilesh Yadav's estranged uncle, Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party Lohia founder Shivpal Yadav, was at the third place.
Union Minister and BJP leader Babul Supriyo leading from Asansol, BJP's Arjun Singh leading from Barrackpore and TMC's Mimi Chakraborty leading from Jadavpur.

Lok Sabha Election results 2019 LIVE updates: NDA leading in 338 seats

Lok Sabha Election results 2019  
Party Trends Won
BJP+ 338 0
Congress+ 92 0
Others+ 112 0

Lok Sabha Election result: Key Takeaways


Andhra Pradesh Lok Sabha Election Result: YSRC set to sweep Andhra Pradesh; leads in all 25 seats

The YSR Congress seems to be on course to making a clean sweep of the Lok Sabha seats with the party leading in all 25 seats in Andhra Pradesh.
 
As per the latest election commission data, the YSRC-led by Y S Jaganmohan Reddy is surging ahead in all the constituencies.
 
The TDP, BJP and Congress are nowhere in the picture.
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.

Andhra Pradesh Lok Sabha Election results LIVE: YSCRP leading in 150 seats

Lok Sabha Election results 2019  Andhra Pradesh 175/175
Party Trends Won
YSCRP 150 0
TDP 23 0
BJP 1 0
Others 1 0
Congress 0 0

Andhra Pradesh assembly election LIVE updates: YSRCP leading on 149 seats

Andhra Pradesh assembly election trends: YSRCP leading on 149 seats, TDP leading on 25 seats and Janasena Party leading on 1 seat.

Lok Sabha Election result LIVE: Key takeaways


Hyderabad Lok Sabha Election result LIVE: AIMIM's Asaduddin Owaisi leading with over 85,000 vote

All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen leader Asaduddin Owaisi leading with over 85,000 votes from Hyderabad Lok Sabha constituency.


Lok Sabha election result LIVE: How BJP's impending victory has surprised even the bulls

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s BJP was set for a historic victory as India counted hundreds of millions of votes from its general election on Thursday.
 
The National Democratic Alliance (NDA), led by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), was ahead in 324 seats, broadcaster NDTV said. The opposition United Progressive Alliance, led by Rahul Gandhi-led Congress party, was leading in 111 seats.
 
Indian stock markets surged ahead of a possible Modi win.
 
At 0525 GMT, the broader NSE index was up 2% for the day. The rupee was trading at 69.5 to the dollar, stronger than the 69.67 close on Wednesday.

Gujarat Lok Sabha Election Results: BJP leading in all 11 seats

Lok Sabha Election results 2019  Gujarat 26/26
Party Trends Won
BJP 26 0
Congress    

Lok Sabha Election result LIVE: Key takeaways

— Mayawati-Akhilesh alliance, Congress fail to beat BJP in UP

— BJP's impending win seems more like 1977, 1980 than 2014

— BJP takes big lead in Karnataka, Cong-JD(S) stares at defeat

— BJP set to win 7/7 seats in Delhi, again

— BJP Parliamentary Board meeting to be held today
Maharashtra: Former Home Minister & Congress leader Sushil Kumar Shinde trailing from Solapur, NCP's Supriya Sule leading from Baramati.

BJP Parliamentary board meeting to be held later today

BJP Parliamentary board meeting to be held later today. PM Modi to meet BJP workers at party office at 5.30 pm today

Gurdaspur Election result LIVE: BJP's Sunny Deol leading in Gurdaspur, actor is happy with initial trends

BJP candidate and Bollywood actor Sunny Deol is leading by more than 47,000 votes over his nearest rival and Congress nominee Sunil Jakhar from the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat in Punjab.
 
From the start of counting of votes at 8 am on Thursday, Deol has been maintaining a lead over Punjab Congress chief Jakhar.
 
Speaking to reporters, 59-year-old Deol, who is popular for playing patriotic roles in movies like 'Border' and 'Gadar', said he was ecstatic over the initial trends coming during the counting of votes.
 
“I am feeling good and I am very happy. Modiji is winning. I was confident that people of this constituency (Gurdaspur) love me a lot and will ensure my victory,” Deol said.

Lok Sabha Election result LIVE: Sushma Swaraj congratulates Modi for 'big win'

Senior BJP leader and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi and thanked the people on the BJP's "big victory" in the Lok Sabha polls.
 
Riding on a massive Modi wave sweeping through most parts of India, the BJP was set to return to power as it led in 295 seats while the Congress trailed far behind with 50, according to trends released Thursday by the Election Commission for all 542 seats that went to polls.
 
"Prime Minister Narendra Modi -- Many Congratulations for securing such a big victory for the BJP. I am thankful to the people," Swaraj tweeted.
 
With its allies, the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance could win 343 seats in the 543-member Lok Sabha. In the last election, the NDA had 336 seats while BJP accounted for 282.

UP Lok Sabha Election results live: NDA ahead in 54 seats; Mahagathbandhan in 24

Lok Sabha Election results 2019  Uttar Pradesh 80/80
Party Trends Won
BJP+ 54 0
MGB+ 24 0
Congress+ 2  
Others 0 0

Here's what BJP minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore said on Twitter




Lok Sabha Election Result: Sambit Patra leading by over 700 votes from Puri Lok Sabha Constituency

BJP leader Sambit Patra leading by over 700 votes from Odisha's Puri Lok Sabha Constituency.

The Puri Lok Sabha Constituency of Odisha state is currently held by Pinaki Misra of BJD. In the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections, Pinaki Misra beat Sucharita Mohanty of Congress by receiving 50.30 per cent of the votes cast in this constituency.
 
The key candidates in the Puri constituency for Lok Sabha Elections 2019 are Pinaki Misra of BJD, Dr Sambit Patra of BJP and Satya Prakash Nayak of Congress. READ ON...

Lok Sabha Elections Result: Key Takeaways from early leads

— Obliteration of Left in West Bengal, Kerala 
 
— Modertate pay-offs of Mahagathbandhan
 
— Resurgence of Jagan Mohan Reddy
 
— Terror accused Pragya Thakur leading from Bhopal 
 
— The Son Rise: DMK's stellar performance under Stalin

MP Lok Sabha election result LIVE: Sadhvi Pragya leading by over 40,000 votes

Madhya Pradesh Lok Sabha election result: Sadhvi Pragya leading by over 40,000 votes, Jyotiraditya Scindia trailing by nearly 20,000 votes.

UP Lok Sabha election result: BJP's Smriti Irani leading with over 7,600 votes from Amethi


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Andhra Pradesh Lok Sabha Election results 2019 LIVE updates

Lok Sabha Election results 2019  Andhra Pradesh 20/20
Party Trends Won
YSCRP 19 0
TDP 1 0

NDA builds lead in Bihar, is ahead in 36 of 40 seats versus Congress-RJD's four

NDA has consolidated its early leads in Bihar. As per the latest figures, the saffron alliance is leading 36 out of 40 Lok Sabha seats of the state.
 
On the other hand, the Congress-Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) Maha-Gathbandhan (Grand Alliance) is ahead on just four constituencies in the state.
 
According to the Election Commission's website, Janata Dal (U) is leading in 16 of the 17 seats it contested, while the BJP is ahead in 15. The third partner, Ram Vilas Paswan's Lok Janshakti Party, is leading in all six seats that it contested this time. The BJP-JD (U) contested on 17-17 seats each and gave six seats to the LJP.
 
The wave can be understood with the fact the NDA is leading on 25 seats in the state with a lead of 10,000 votes. Even in the Muslim majority seats such as Kishanganj, Araria and Katihar, the saffron alliance has managed a lead of more than 20,000 votes.

Tamil Nadu Election Result LIVE updates: DMK is leading on 22 seats

Five key updates on the Lok Sabha results you shouldn't miss


Lok Sabha election result: Modi likely to reach BJP HQ in the evening around 5 pm

PM Modi likely to reach BJP HQ in the evening around 5 pm

Security heightened outside BJP headquarters in Delhi

Lok Sabha Election results 2019 LIVE: NDA leading in 334 seats

Lok Sabha Election results 2019  
Party Trends Won
BJP+ 334 0
Congress+ 100 0
Othera 108  

Lok Sabha Election result LIVE: BJP leading on 295 seats

Official EC trends: BJP leading on 295 seats, Congress leading on 51 seats.

Gujarat Lok Sabha Election result: BJP ahead in all 26 seats in Gujarat, Amit Shah leads in Gandhinagar

The BJP is leading on all 26 Lok Sabha seats in Gujarat, home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah, as per trends available so far.
 
Shah is leading by over 1,30,000 votes in Gandhinagar at the end of second round of counting.
 
His party's candidate Mansukh Vasava is ahead of Congress's Sherkhan Pathan in Bharuch by over 33,500 votes.

UP Lok Sabha Election Result: Know who is leading where in Uttar Pradesh


Madhya Pradesh Lok Sabha election result LIVE

Following is the party position in Madhya Pradesh at 10.30 am.
 
Total Lok Sabha seats: Trends available: BJP 28; Congress 1

Rajasthan Lok Sabha Election Results 2019: Vaibhav Gehlot trailing in Jodhpur

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot's son Vaibhav Gehlot is trailing behind BJP candidate Gajendra Singh Shekhawat with a margin of 18,874 votes in Jodhpur Lok Sabha seat. Vaibhav's election debut was a prestige issue for Ashok Gehlot, who tirelessly campaigned for his son.
 
Congress candidate and Rajput leader Manvendra Singh, the son of former BJP leader Jaswant Singh, is also trailing in Barmer.

As per latest trends available for 537 constituencies, BJP is leading in 291 while INC is leading in 50

Five key updates on the Lok Sabha results you shouldn't miss

— Narendra Modi-led NDA is set to cross 300 seats
 
— BJP is doing well in most states, including Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh
 
— BJP making inroads in West Bengal
 
— In Amethi, Rahul Gandhi is in tight race against Smriti Irani
 
— Sensex touched record 40,000 mark, Nifty touched 12,000

Lok Sabha Election results 2019: NDA leading in 336 seats

Lok Sabha Election results 2019  
Party Trends Won
BJP+ 336 0
Congress+ 100 0
Othera 104  

Election Results 2019 LIVE: Congress-UDF leading in all 20 seats in Kerala

Opposition Congress-led UDF is ahead in all the 20 Lok Sabha seats in Kerala, as per the initial trends released by the Election Commission.
 
In the prestigious Wayanad constituency, Congress President Rahul Gandhi is ahead by 34,989 votes against his nearest rival P P Suneer of the CPI.

BJP takes early lead, holds on to Hindi heartland

India began counting hundreds of millions of votes in its general election on Thursday, with a coalition led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party taking an early lead, TV channels and the Election Commission said.
 
The National Democratic Alliance (NDA), led by Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), is expected to surpass the 272 seats needed to command a majority in the Lok Sabha, six of seven exit polls showed on Sunday.
 
The NDA led in 235 seats, with the opposition United Progressive Alliance ahead in 95, at 9 a.m. local time (0330 GMT), about an hour after the counting of about 600 million votes began, TV channel NDTV said.
 
Official data from the Election Commission showed the BJP ahead in 101 seats, with the main opposition Congress Party ahead in 40. There are 542 seats available.

Lok Sabha election result LIVE: Sensex hits 40,000, Nifty at 12,000 as NDA set to return

Nifty hits 12,000; Sensex scales 40,000 for the first time. 

Lok Sabha election result 2019, trends

Karnataka Lok Sabha Election result: BJP leads in 20 seats; Congress, JDS ahead in 3 each; Kharge trails

The BJP in Karnataka is surging way ahead of its rivals as it was leading in 20 constituencies with trends available for 26 out of the 28 seats, the Election Commission said.
 
Ruling coalition partners, the Congress and JDS, which had fought the polls together, were leading in three seats each.
 
Veteran Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge, who has never tasted electoral defeat, was trailing in Gulbarga by a margin of 5,754 against Umesh Jadhav of BJP.
 
Former Prime Minister and JDS supremo H D Deve Gowda was leading against against BJP's Basavaraj by a wafer thin margin of 65 votes in Tumkur.

Telangana Lok Sabha election result LIVE: TRS leads in 14 seats

Lok Sabha Election results 2019  Telangana 17/17
Party Trends Won
BJP 4 0
Congress 1 0
TRS 14 0
Others 1 0

Karnataka Lok Sabha Election result

Lok Sabha Election result LIVE: BJP surges ahead with 269 of 495 seats, Congress trails at 51

The BJP appeared set for a resounding comeback on Thursday with leads in 269 seats while the Congress trailed far behind with 51, according to trends available with the Election Commission for 495 of 542 Lok Sabha seats.
 
As votes for the seven-phase parliamentary polls were counted on Thursday, the DMK was ahead in 20 seats, the Janata Dal-United in 15, the Trinamool Congress in 20 and the Bahujan Samaj Party in 12 and its ally Samajwadi Party in eight seats, according to the poll panel.
 
 
Television channels showed the BJP surging ahead with leads in more than 320 seats.

Lok Sabha Election result LIVE: BJP surges ahead with 269 of 495 seats, Congress trails at 51

The BJP appeared set for a resounding comeback on Thursday with leads in 269 seats while the Congress trailed far behind with 51, according to trends available with the Election Commission for 495 of 542 Lok Sabha seats.
 
As votes for the seven-phase parliamentary polls were counted on Thursday, the DMK was ahead in 20 seats, the Janata Dal-United in 15, the Trinamool Congress in 20 and the Bahujan Samaj Party in 12 and its ally Samajwadi Party in eight seats, according to the poll panel.
 
 
Television channels showed the BJP surging ahead with leads in more than 320 seats.

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor keeps his followers updated on his lead in Thiruvananthapuram

Rajasthan Lok Sabha Election result LIVE: Congress leader Manvendra Singh trailing from Barmer, Union Minister Rajvardhan Rathore leading from Jaipur Rural.

UP Lok Sabha election reult LIVE: Rahul Gandhi leading in Amethi


Punjab Lok Sabha election result LIVE: NDA leading on 2 seats, Congress in 8

Congress leading on 8 seats, BJP & SAD leading on 2 seats each and Aam Aadmi Party leading on 1 seat.

Lok Sabha Election results 2019: BJP leading in 279 seats

Lok Sabha Election results 2019  
Party Trends Won
BJP 279 0
Congress 51 0

Rajasthan Lok Sabha Elections Result: BJP surging ahead in Rajasthan

The BJP was ahead in 23 seats in Rajasthan while its alliance party RLP and the Congress were leading in one seat each, according to Election Commission trends.
 
The BJP had contested 4 seats and its alliance partner Rashtriya Loktantrik Party (RLP) headed by former BJP leader Hanuman Beniwal, contested one seat.
 
Of the total 25 seats, the Congress is leading in only one seat of Bharatpur, according to the Election Commission.
 
The BJP is leading in Ajmer (Bhagirath Chaudhary), Alwar (Balak Nath), Banswara (Kanakmal Katara), Barmer (Kailash Chaudhary), Bhilwara (Subhash Chand Baheria), Bikaner (Arjun Ram Meghwal), Chittorgarh (Chandra Prakash Joshi), Churu (Rahul Kaswan), Dausa (Jaskaur Meena), Pali (PP Chaudhary), Rajsamand (Diya Kumari), Sikar (Sumedhanand), Tonk Sawaimadhopur (Sukhbir Singh), Udaipur (Arjun Lal Meena).
 
The BJP is also ahead in Ganganagar (Nihal Chand), Jaipur (Ramcharan Bohra), Jaipur rural (Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore), Jalore (Devji Patel), Jhalawar Baran (Dushyant Singh), Jhunjhunu (Narendra Kumar), Jodhpur (Gajendra Singh), Karauli-Dholpur (Manoj Rajoria), Kota (Om Birla).
 
RLP candidate Hanuman Beniwal is leading in Nagaur.

Odisha assembly elections: Biju Janata Dal leading on 16 seats, BJP leading on 5 seats

Odisha assembly elections: Biju Janata Dal leading on 16 seats, BJP leading on 5 seats, - there are 146 assembly constituencies in the state.

Arunachal Pradesh Assembly Elections LIVE updates

Arunachal Pradesh assembly elections: Bharatiya Janata Party leading on 7 seats, according to EC official trends.

Tamil Nadu Lok Sabha election result LIVE: Congress leader Karti Chidambaram leading from Sivaganga

Congress leader Karti Chidambaram leading from Sivaganga.

The Sivaganga Lok Sabha Constituency of Tamil Nadu state is currently held by Pr Senthilnathan of AIADMK. In the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections, Pr Senthilnathan beat Dhurai Raaj Subha of DMK by receiving 46.30 per cent of the votes cast in this constituency.
 
The key candidates in the Sivaganga constituency for Lok Sabha Elections 2019 are H Raja of BJP and Karti P Chidambaram of Congress.
 

Gujarat Lok Sabha Election result LIVE: BJP leading in 25 seats

Lok Sabha Election results 2019  26/26
Party Trends Won
BJP 25 0
Congress 1 0
BJD 00 0
 

Maharashtra Lok Sabha Election results LIVE: NDA leading

Baramati
 
NCP's Supriya Sule : 32164
BJP's Kanchan Kul : 33424
 
Pune
 
BJP's Girish Bapat : 7633
Congress's Mohan Joshi : 1627
 
Shirur
 
NCP's Amol Kolhe : 40771
Shivsena's Adhalrao Patil : 22676
 
Maval
 
NCP's Parth Pawar : 74370
Shivsena's Shrirang Barne : 97388

Jharkhand Lok Sabha Election result LIVE: Jayant Sinha leading in Hazaribagh

 Jayant Sinha leading in Hazaribagh, Jharkhand. The Hazaribagh Lok Sabha Constituency of Jharkhand state is currently held by Jayant Sinha of BJP. In the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections, Jayant Sinha beat Saurabh Narain Singh of Congress by receiving 42.10 per cent of the votes cast in this constituency.
 
The key candidates in the Hazaribagh constituency for Lok Sabha Elections 2019 are Jayant Sinha of BJP and Gopal Prasad Sahu of Congress. READ ON...

Madhya Pradesh Lok Sabha Election result: Pragya Thakur ahead of Digvijay Singh in Bhopal Lok Sabha seat

BJP's Pragya Singh Thakur is leading against Congress' Digvijay Singh by a margin of 3,105 votes in Bhopal Lok Sabha seat of Madhya Pradesh, as per initial trends.
 
BJP's Krishna Pal Singh Yadav is leading by a margin of 1165 votes against Congress' Jyotiraditya Scindia from Guna.
 
Congress candidate Nakul Nath, son of CM Kamal Nath, is ahead of BJP's Nathanshah Kawreti in Chhindwara seat by a margin of 1,520 votes.

Andhra Pradesh Election result 2019: Know who is leading where


Modi leading by over 20,000 votes from UP's Varanasi, Amit Shah leading by over 50,000 votes from Gujarat's Gandhinagar

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.

Lok Sabha Election result LIVE: Farooq Abdullah, Jitendra Singh leading in J&K constituencies

National Conference President Farooq Abdullah, BJP leader Jitendra Singh and Congress state president G A Mir were leading in their respective constituencies in the early trends of counting of votes for Lok Sabha elections in Jammu and Kashmir Thursday.
 
According to election officials, Abdullah was leading over PDP candidate Aga Syed Mohsin by a slender margin of 80 votes while Singh had opened a substantial lead of over 4,000 votes over his Congress rival Vikramaditya Singh.
 
Former MLA and controversial Kashmiri politician Sheikh Abdul Rashid has taken a surprise lead of nearly 600 votes in Baramulla Lok Sabha constituency ahead of PDP's Abdul Qayoom Wani, People's Conference candidate Raja Aijaz Ali and National Conference leader Mohammad Akbar Lone. READ ON...

Odisha Assembly Election results 2019: BJD leading in 19 seats

Odisha Assembly Election results 2019  25/146
Party Trends Won
BJP+ 4 0
Congress+ 2 0
BJD 19 0

Bihar Lok Sabha election result Live: Congress's Shatrughan Sinha trailing from Patna Sahib

BJP's Ravi Shankar Prasad leading over Congress's Shatrughan Sinha from Patna Sahib

Delhi Lok Sabha election result LIVE

 BJP leads in all 7 Delhi seats, AAP has not made leads so far.

Lok Sabha Election results 2019 LIVE: NDA leading in 310 seats

Lok Sabha Election results 2019  
Party Trends Won
BJP+ 310 0
Congress+ 113 0
Others 82 0

According to EC official trends, BJP leading on Chandni Chowk, North West Delhi, South Delhi and West Delhi parliamentary seats out of 7 seats

Lok Sabha election result: BJP leading on 229 seats, Congress leading on 56 seats, according to official EC trends

BJP leading on 229 seats, Congress leading on 56 seats, according to official EC trends.

UP Lok Sabha election result LIVE: Sonia Gandhi leading from Rae Bareli

BJP candidate and Union Minister Maneka Gandhi trailing from Sultanpur, Sonia Gandhi leading from Rae Bareli. Varun Gandhi leading from Pilibhit.

Tamil Nadu Lok Sabha election result LIVE: AIADMK major loser, according to early trends

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Party Trends Won
DMK+ 32 0
AIADMK+ 4 0

West Bengal Lok Sabha Election Result LIVE: BJP leading in West Bengal

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Party Trends Won
BJP+ 15 0
Congress+ 1 0
TMC 14 0
 

Bihar Lok Sabha election result Live: BJP leader Giriraj Singh leading from Bihar's Begusarai over CPI's Kanhaiya Kumar

The key candidates in the Begusarai constituency for Lok Sabha Elections 2019 are Giriraj Singh of BJP, Kanhaiya Kumar of CPI and Mo Tanweer Hassan of RJD. READ ON...

Lok Sabha election result LIVE: NDA is leading in 294 seats, UPA in 101 seats

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Party Trends Won
BJP+ 294 0
Congress+ 101 0
Others 79 0
 

Karnataka Lok Sabha election result: BJP's Tejasvi Surya leading from Bengaluru South

Odisha Lok Sabha election result LIVE: BJP's Sambit Patra trailing from Puri in Odisha

BJP's Sambit Patra trailing from Puri in Odisha. 

Congress by receiving 50.30 per cent of the votes cast in this constituency.
 
The key candidates in the Puri constituency for Lok Sabha Elections 2019 are Pinaki Misra of BJD, Dr Sambit Patra of BJP and Satya Prakash Nayak of Congress. READ ON...

UP election result LIVE: SP chief Akhilesh Yadav's wife Dimple Yadav is leading

SP chief Akhilesh Yadav's wife Dimple Yadav is leading.

The Kannauj Lok Sabha Constituency of Uttar Pradesh state is currently held by Dimple Yadav of SP. In the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections, Dimple Yadav beat Subrat Pathak of BJP by receiving 43.90 per cent of the votes cast in this constituency.
 
The key candidates in the Kannauj constituency for Lok Sabha Elections 2019 are Dimple Yadav of SP and Subrat Pathak of Congress. READ ON...

Lok Sabha Election results LIVE: NDA leading in 289, UPA in 90

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Party Trends Won
BJP+ 289 0
Congress+ 90 0
Others 76 0

Bihar Lok Sabha election result Live: BJP leader Giriraj Singh leading from Bihar's Begusarai over CPI's Kanhaiya Kumar

The Begusarai Lok Sabha Constituency of BIHAR state is currently held by Bhola Singh of BJP. In the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections, Bhola Singh beat Md Tanveer Hassan of RJD by receiving 39.70 per cent of the votes cast in this constituency.
 
The key candidates in the Begusarai constituency for Lok Sabha Elections 2019 are Giriraj Singh of BJP, Kanhaiya Kumar of CPI and Mo Tanweer Hassan of RJD. READ ON...

Punjab Lok Sabha election result LIVE: Harsimrat Kaur Badal leading from Bathinda

Union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal leading from Bathinda.

The Bathinda Lok Sabha Constituency of PUNJAB state is currently held by Harsimrat Kaur Badal of SAD. In the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections, Harsimrat Kaur Badal beat Manpreet Singh Badal S/o Gurdas Singh of Congress by receiving 43.70 per cent of the votes cast in this constituency.
 
The key candidates in the Bathinda constituency for Lok Sabha Elections 2019 are Harsimrat Kaur Badal of SAD, Amrinder Singh Raja Warring of CONGRESS and Baljinder Kaur of AAP. READ ON...

UP election result LIVE: Maneka Gandhi, Varun Gandhi lead in their constituencies

Early trends show BJP’s Maneka Gandhi (Sultanpur) and her son Varun Gandhi (Pilibhit) lead in their constituencies

It's welcome news that I took the lead from the start & am holding on to it, says Shashi Tharoor

Punjab Lok Sabha Election results LIVE: Sunny Deol leading in Gurdaspur

Now, BJP's Sunny Deol leading in Gurdaspur against Sunil Jakhar.

Lok Sabha Election results LIVE: NDA leading in 248, UPA in 75

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Party Trends Won
BJP+ 248 0
Congress+ 75 0
Others 71 0

Punjab Lok Sabha Election results LIVE: Congress is leading in Punjab

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Party Trends Won
BJP+ 0 0
Congress+ 11 0
AAP 2 0

Delhi Lok Sabha Election result LIVE: BJP's Ramesh Bidhuri leading from South Delhi

The South Delhi Lok Sabha Constituency of NCT OF Delhi state is currently held by Ramesh Bidhuri of BJP. In the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections, Ramesh Bidhuri beat Col Devinder Sehrawat of AAP by receiving 45.20 per cent of the votes cast in this constituency.
 
The key candidates in the South Delhi constituency for Lok Sabha Elections 2019 are Ramesh Bidhuri of BJP, Raghav Chadha of AAP and Vijender of Congress. READ ON...

Kerala Lok Sabha Election result LIVE: Congress leader Shashi Tharoor trailing in Thiruvananthapuram

Kerala Lok Sabha Election result: Shashi Tharoor trailing in Thiruvananthapuram.

Shashi Tharoor is a Congress politician and currently a Member of Parliament (MP) from Thiruvananthapuram. READ ON...

UP Lok Sabha election result LIVE: Akhilesh Yadav is leading in Azamgarh

Former UP Chief Minister and Samajwadi Party’s Azamgarh candidate Akhilesh Yadav is leading in Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh.

The Azamgarh Lok Sabha constituency of Uttar Pradesh state is currently held by Mulayam Singh Yadav of SP. In the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections, Mulayam Singh Yadav beat Ramakant Yadav of BJP by receiving 35.40 per cent of the votes cast in this constituency.
 
The key candidates in the Azamgarh constituency for Lok Sabha Elections 2019 are Akhilesh Yadav of SP and Dinesh Lal Yadav Nirahua of BJP. READ ON...
 
Madhya Pradesh: Senior Congress leaders Digvijaya Singh from Bhopal, Jyotiraditya Scindia from Guna and Vivek Tankha from Jabalpur, trailing.

West Bengal Lok Sabha Election result: TMC leading

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Party Trends Won
BJP+ 12 0
Congress+ 1 0
TMC 13 0
 

Karnataka Lok Sabha election result

Yogendra Yadav, National President, Swaraj India: Right from the day the government was formed, it has been a political theatre going on in Karnataka and BJP could point out that if you pick Mahagathbandhan at centre then you are likely to see this.

Delhi Lok Sabha Election result 2019; BJP’s Gautam Gambhir leading in the East Delhi constituency

AAP’s Atishi is trailing against BJP’s Gautam Gambhir in the East Delhi constituency. 

The East Delhi Lok Sabha Constituency of NCT of Delhi state is currently held by Maheish Girri of BJP. In the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections, Maheish Girri beat Rajmohan Gandhi of AAP by receiving 47.80 per cent of the votes cast in this constituency.
 
The key candidates in the East Delhi constituency for Lok Sabha Elections 2019 are Gautam Gambhir of BJP, Atishi of AAP and Arvinder Singh Lovely of Congress. READ ON...

Punjab Lok Sabha election result: Counting of votes underway in Gurdaspur; BJP's Sunny Deol is leading

UP Lok Sabha election result LIVE: Smriti Irani is leading by 2,000 votes

Smriti Irani is leading by 2,000 votes. Rahul Gandhi is trailing.

Gujarat Lok Sabha Election result LIVE: Amit Shah is leading by 25,000 votes in Gandhinagar

Amit Shah is leading by 25,000 votes in Gandhinagar

MP Lok Sabha election result LIVE: Digvijaya Singh is ahead of BJP’s Pragya Thakur

Digvijaya Singh is ahead of BJP’s Pragya Thakur in Madhya Pradesh’s Bhopal.

The Bhopal Lok Sabha Constituency of Madhya Pradesh state is currently held by Alok Sanjar of BJP. In the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections, Alok Sanjar beat P C Sharma (Parkash Mangilal Sharma) of Congress by receiving 63.20 per cent of the votes cast in this constituency.
 
The key candidates in the Bhopal constituency for Lok Sabha Elections 2019 are Digvijaya Singh of Congress and Sadhvi Pragya of BJP.

 

Himachal election results LIVE: Anurag Thakur is leading from Hamirpur

Lok Sabha election result: BJP leader Anurag Thakur is leading in Himachal Pradesh.

The Hamirpur Lok Sabha Constituency of Himachal Pradesh state is currently held by Anurag Singh Thakur of BJP. In the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections, Anurag Singh Thakur beat Rajinder Singh Rana of Congress by receiving 53.60 per cent of the votes cast in this constituency.
 
The key candidates in the Hamirpur constituency for Lok Sabha Elections 2019 are Anurag Singh Thakur of BJP and Ram Lal Thakur of Congress. READ ON...

Madhya Pradesh Lok Sabha Election results 2019 LIVE: BJP-led NDA is leading in 25 seats

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Party Trends Won
BJP+ 25 0
Congress+ 2 0
Others 0 0

Karnataka Lok Sabha election result LIVE: Deve Gowda grandson Prajwal Revanna leading from Hassan, Karnataka.

Deve Gowda grandson Prajwal Revanna is leading from Hassan, Karnataka. The Hassan Lok Sabha Constituency of KARNATAKA state is currently held by H D Devegowda of JD (S). In the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections, H D Devegowda beat A Manju of CONGRESS by receiving 44.40 per cent of the votes cast in this constituency. READ ON...

Lok Sabha election result: Official trends show BJP-9, Congress-3

Official EC trends: BJP-9, Congress-3, JDS-1, Mizo National Front-1, NCP-1, NDPP-1, Shiv Sena-1 

LIVE Election result: BJP minister Nitin Gadkari leading in Nagpur

Union Minister and BJP leader Nitin Gadkari is leading in Nagpur.

Maharashtra Lok Sabha Election results 2019: NDA leading in 23 seats

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Party Trends Won
BJP+ 23 0
Congress+ 5 0

UP election result: In Kairana, BJP is leading

The Kairana Lok Sabha Constituency of UTTAR PRADESH state is currently held by Hukum Singh of BJP. In the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections, Hukum Singh beat Nahid Hasan of SP by receiving 50.60 per cent of the votes cast in this constituency. The key candidates in the Kairana constituency for Lok Sabha Elections 2019 are Pradeep Kumar of BJP, Tabassum Begum of SP and Harendra Singh Malik of Congress. READ ON...

Karnataka Lok Sabha election result: Sumalatha Ambarish leading, Nikhil Kumaraswamy trailing in Mandya

Karnataka Lok Sabha election result: Sumalatha Ambarish leading; Nikhil Kumaraswamy trailing from Mandya Lok Sabha constituency. READ ON...

Chandigarh Lok Sabha election result 2019: Visuals from inside a counting centre in Chandigarh

Uttar Pradesh Lok Sabha Election results 2019: NDA leading in 16; Mahagathbandhan in 7 seats

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Party Trends Won
BJP+ 16 0
Congress+ 4 0
Mahagathbandhan 7 0

Lok Sabha election result 2019: Section 144 has been imposed in Mandya, Karnataka

 As Lok Sabha election result begin trickling in, Section 144 has been imposed in Mandya, Karnataka

Rahul Gandhi leading in Wayanad Lok Sabha constituency

The Wayanad Lok Sabha Constituency of KERALA state is currently held by M I Shanavas of INC. In the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections, M I Shanavas beat Sathyan Mokeri of CPI by receiving 41.20 per cent of the votes cast in this constituency.
 
The key candidates in the Wayanad constituency for Lok Sabha Elections 2019 are Rahul Gandhi of CONGRESS and P P Suneer of CPI. READ ON...

Lok Sabha Election results 2019: NDA leading in 75 seats

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Party Trends Won
BJP+ 75 0
Congress+ 23 0
Others 30  

Lok Sabha Election Results Early Trends: BJP leading in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh

BJP is leading in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, according to early trends. Remember, currently, the postal ballots are being counted.

Lok Sabha election result LIVE: NDA is leading in most of the early trends coming from Maharashtra, Rajasthan, West Bengal and Karnataka

NDA is leading in most of the early trends coming from Maharashtra, Rajasthan, West Bengal and Karnataka.
Lok Sabha Election results 2019  Tamil Nadu  0/38
Party Trends Won
BJP+ 36 0
Congress+ 9 0
Others 3  

Uttar Pradesh Lok Sabha election result LIVE: Rajnath Singh takes early lead in Lucknow

In the previous National Democratic Alliance government, under Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Singh was the agriculture minister from 2003 to 2004. Before that, he had been the 19th chief minister of Uttar Pradesh (from October 28, 2000, to March 8, 2002).
 
At present, he represents the Lucknow constituency of Uttar Pradesh in the Lok Sabha. He has previously represented another UP seat of Ghaziabad (from May 16, 2009 to May 16, 2014). READ ON...
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Party Trends Won
BJP+ 36 0
Congress+ 9 0
Others 3  

Delhi Lok Sabha election result: Counting of votes is underway at Siri Fort complex

Dushyant Singh, son of former Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje is leading in in Jhalawar Lok Sabha constituency.

Lok Sabha election result: NDA is leading in most of the ealry trends coming from Maharashtra, Rajasthan, West Bengal and Karnataka

NDA is leading in most of the ealry trends coming from Maharashtra, Rajasthan, West Bengal and Karnataka.

Lok Sabha election results: Early trends give BJP-led NDA lead


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Party Trends Won
BJP+ 16 0
Congress+ 5 0
Others 2  

BJP's Rajnath Singh is leading from Lucknow Central


Lok Sabha Election results 2019    
Party Trends Won
BJP+ 1 0
Congress+ 1 0
Others 0  

Lok Sabha election result: BJP won the exit polls. Congress will win the elections, says Sanjay Jha

Lok Sabha election result: NDA takes early lead in Churu, Rajasthan

According to TV reports, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) has taken a lead in Churu, Rajasthan. Please note, currently the postal ballots are being counted.

Lok Sabha election results 2019: With laddoo cake and lotus-shapred barfi, BJP hopes for sweet outcome

The BJP's Delhi unit has ordered 10 "laddoo cakes" in preparation for the celebrations that would follow as the trends begin to trickle in. It is essentiatially a sponge cake loaded with cream and laddoos arranged on top. An order was placed with Bengali Pastry Shop for a 8 kg cake and rest weighing 5 kg each.  The owner of the pastry shop in Bengali maket, Umesh Aggarwal,  said: "“The cake is priced at Rs 900-Rs 1,000 per kg.” 
 
Meanwhile, BJP leader Praveen Shankar Kapoor, who was looking after the campaign of East Delhi candidate Gautam Gambhir, said he has ordered 50 kg of lotus-shaped barfi from a Chandni Chowk shop.

Is Opposition weakening constitution by complaining about EVMs? Here's what Ram Vilas Paswan said

Union Minister and Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) president Ram Vilas Paswan hit out at the opposition for weakening the constitution by complaining about the 'manipulated Electronic Voting Machines (EVM).'
 
"Those who revolt against EVMs, want the 'booth capturing' reign back. This is a step to weaken the constitution," Paswan said while speaking to media person here on Wednesday.
 
The opposition parties had, on May 21, moved the Election Commission, pressing their demand of tallying VVPAT slips with EVM figures in an entire constituency, in case a discrepancy is found at any polling booth.

Lok Sabha election results: Visuals from a counting centre in Dehradun

Rizwan Arshad, Congress candidate from Bangalore Central: Roshan Baig has tried to help the BJP and sabotage my campaign. But in his own constituency Shivaji Nagar, people have supported me overwhelmingly and blessed me. Workers of Congress party have defied his diktats and supported me.

Lok Sabha election results: Congress headquarters all geared up for D-day

The Congress party is all decked up for the D-day, that is May 23, as the grand old party is expecting a favourable result in the Lok Sabha polls.
 
Congress secretary in-charge (communications) Pranav Jha said: "The presence of the party workers and leaders is required more at the counting centre. As soon as trends will start showing a favourable result for the party, top leaders will come to the party office."

Elections and markets LIVE: Join us for a ringside view

The stock market today would sway to the results of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections due today. Exit polls announced Sunday gave a clear majority to the incumbent Narendra Modi – led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) to return to power for the second consecutive five-year term.
 
Following the exit poll outcome, the markets witnessed their best single-day gain in a decade with the S&P BSE Sensex surging a massive 1,422 points on Monday. This wass also the best exit poll day gain for the markets since 1999. READ ON...

1000% richer! Five re-contesting Lok Sabha MPs with fastest assets rise

Five members of parliament (MPs) grew over 1000% richer--among them the Congress’ Jyotiraditya Scindia--and 95 grew over 100% richer between the Lok Sabha elections of 2014 to 2019. The assets of the Congress’ Konda Vishweshwar Reddy of Telangana increased by Rs 336 crore over the five years, more than any of his Lok Sabha colleagues.
 
These were among the details revealed in a new analysis, which reported that the average assets of 335 MPs re-contesting elections in 2019 increased by Rs 6.9 crore over 2014, a rise of 41%. The best returns on investments over this period, a financial expert told IndiaSpend, came from equities: about 16%.
 
The five MPs whose wealth rose over 10 times were Sumedhanand Saraswati (Bharatiya Janata Party, 80 times), Abu Hasim Khan Chaudhary (Indian National Congress, 22 times), Sankar Prasad Datta (Communist Party of India-Marxist, 20 times), Shrikant Shinde (Shiv Sena, 18 times) and Jyotiraditya Scindia (Indian National Congress, 10 times), according to data from the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and National Election Watch, both advocacies. Read on...

As many as 300,000 paramilitary personnel along with 2 mn state police personnel were deployed for the seven-phased Lok Sabha polls

Voting took place at 10.35 lakh polling stations across 36 states and Union Territories. Around a million polling staff was engaged in the smooth conduct of elections.
 
Ladakh (17,73,266 sq km) was the largest Lok Sabha constituency in terms of area, while Chandi Chowk (10 sq km) in Delhi was the smallest.
 
Largest Lok Sabha constituency in terms of voters was Malkajgiri (31,83,325 voters) in Andhra Pradesh while the smallest parliamentary constituency was Lakshadweep, which had 43,239 registered voters in 2014.
 
As many as 300,000 paramilitary personnel along with 2 million state police personnel were deployed for the seven-phased Lok Sabha polls.
 
Around 3,000 companies of paramilitary forces from CRPF, BSF, ITBP, CISF, and SSB were deployed in these elections. According to Union Home Ministry, the deployment was the highest ever made in India.

Lok Sabha election result LIVE: Fate of 8,040 candidates to be decided today

The fate of as many as 8,040 candidates will be decided when the counting of votes polled for the 17th Lok Sabha elections is done.
 
Around 90 crore voters were eligible to vote in this Lok Sabha polls which were held in seven phases from April 11 to May 19. As many as 13 crore of them were first-time voters.
 
According to the Election Commission of India data, 67.11 per cent voters exercised their right to franchise. This was the highest turnout in the Lok Sabha polls since independence.

Lok Sabha election result 2019: US says it is confident about fairness, integrity of Indian elections

The United States Wednesday said that it was confident in the fairness and integrity of the Indian elections and would work with whoever is the victor.
 
"I would say from the US perspective, we are very confident in the fairness and the integrity of the Indian elections, and we will obviously work with whoever is the victor and whatever the outcome is there," State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus told reporters during an off-camera gaggle here.
 
Unlike other countries, the US does not send its election observers to India because of the strong independent credentials of the Election Commission of India.
 
"We have a very strong relationship and a lot of cooperation with the Indian government on a full range of issues, and the Secretary (of State, Mike Pompeo) has said numerous times that we have a true strategic partner in India," Ortagus said in response to a question.
 
The diplomat praised India and its people for carrying out such a massive exercise peacefully, describing it as fascinating. "Someone pointed this out to me today that India's election is the largest exercise in democracy in human history," she said.  "I think with everything going on in the world, that's a thing that we can pause and think about and certainly commend the Indian people," Ortagus added.

Rahul Gandhi is contesting from Wayanad Lok Sabha constituency.

West Bengal Lok Sabha election result: Visuals from a counting centre in Kolkata

Rahul Gandhi will be the Prime Minister, says Ajay Maken

Ajay Maken, Congress candidate from New Delhi Lok Sabha seat said, "Rahul Gandhi will be the Prime Minister".

The Lok Sabha election results will be definitely in favour of Congress, says Ajay Maken

Ajay Maken, Congress candidate from New Delhi LS seat, contesting against BJP MP Meenakashi Lekhi: The results will be definitely in favour of Congress. We're expecting that Congress will win and form government.

See Lok Sabha Elections result 2014 tally

In the 2014 General Election, the Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) formed the government, winning 282 of the 543 seats in Lok Sabha. BJP close rival Congress, who headed the government for two consecutive terms earlier, could manage just 44 seats.

Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Phase 1: April 11

Ninety-one parliamentary constituencies spread across 18 states and two Union territories went to polls on Day 1 (April 11) of 2019 Lok Sabha elections, with 1,279 candidates in the fray. Death of two people in Andhra Pradesh clashes, an IED blast in Maharashtra, reports of EVM glitches and multiple complaints from voters about their names not being on the electoral list or the indelible ink fading made for a troubled start to the Lok Sabha election 2019. The first-phase Lok Sabha constituencies included all 25 seats in Andhra Pradesh, 17 in Telangana, five in Uttarakhand, two in Meghalaya, two in Arunachal Pradesh and lone seats in Mizoram, Tripura, Manipur, Nagaland, Sikkim, Andaman and Nicobar, and Lakshadweep. Besides, eight seats in Uttar Pradesh, seven in Maharashtra, five in Assam, four each in Bihar and Odisha, two each in Jammu and Kashmir and West Bengal and one seat in Chhattisgarh were also part of the first phase.
 
The Election Commission said Bihar saw 50 per cent turnout, the lowest for the first phase. The two seats in J&K — Jammu and Baramulla — recorded 54.49 per cent vote. The state also saw protests over defective EVMs in some areas and at least one incident of firing.
 
In Arunachal Pradesh, where both the constituencies went to polls, the turnout stood at 66 per cent as compared to 86 per cent in 2014.

Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Phase 2: April 18

The second phase of the Lok Sabha elections on April 18 in 95 constituencies registered a tentative voter turnout of 67.6% across 11 states and one Union Territory. The day witnessed sporadic incidents of violence. The states where Lok Sabha seats went to polls were Assam (five seats), Bihar (five seats), Chhattisgarh (three seats), Jammu and Kashmir (two seats), Karnataka (14 seats), Maharashtra (10 seats), Manipur (one seat), Odisha (five seats), Tamil Nadu (38), UP (eight seats), West Bengal (three seats). Besides these, voting also took place in Puducherry. Phase 2 of the 2019 Lok Sabha election sealed the destiny of former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda, Union ministers Jitendra Singh, Jual Oram, Sadananda Gowda and Pon Radhakrishnan. Other key candidates in Phase 2 were Hema Malini, Raj Babbar, Farooq Abdullah, Karti Chidambaram, Kanimojhi and A Raja.
 
In 2014, the overall figure was 69.62%. The highest turnout of 78% was reported from Puducherry, followed by Manipur with 77.86% and West Bengal 76.42%.
 
Tamil Nadu, which saw voting with neither Jayalalithaa nor M Karunanidhi around, recorded an average turnout of 71.11% in the 38 constituencies. Polling in the Vellore constituency was cancelled due to the alleged use of money power to influence voters. An IED blast was triggered by the Naxals in Chhattisgarh’s Rajnandgaon, but no one was injured. In Manipur, EVM units were damaged at a polling station and in Odisha, a poll official was killed in a Naxal attack.

Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Phase 3: April 23

Round 3, which was held on April 23, was the biggest round of the seven-phase General elections. This phase had some big names entering the fray, including two national party chiefs, BJP's Amit Shah and Congress' Rahul Gandhi, several Union ministers, scions of political dynasties such as Varun Gandhi and Supriya Sule, as well as some popular faces like Bollywood star Jaya Prada. A total of 117 seats across 13 states and two Union Territories went to polls in the third phase. The final voter turnout for the third phase was 67.87 per cent. People cast their votes for all 26 seats in Gujarat and 20 seats in Kerala. Voting was also held for four seats in Assam, five in Bihar, seven in Chhattisgarh, 14 each in Karnataka and Maharashtra, six in Odisha, 10 in Uttar Pradesh, five in West Bengal, two in Goa, and one each in Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu and Tripura. Violence was reported from West Bengal during the third phase today. A man standing in a queue to vote was killed in clashes between Congress and TMC workers in Baligram, Murshidabad. Earlier, at least three people were injured after unidentified men hurled a crude bomb at them in Domkal municipality, in Murshidabad. Following the incident, the Rani Nagar polling booth, where the bomb was hurled, was closed by the authorities. Around 185.6 million voters were eligible to cast their votes in the third phase of the General Elections.

Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Phase 4: April 29

Incidents of violence in West Bengal and Odisha that left a Congress worker dead and EVM glitches were reported in the fourth phase of Lok Sabha polls on April 29, which saw 64 per cent turnout in 72 seats across nine states.
 
In the heartland states, where the BJP had won 30 out of 32 seats in 2014, 67.73 per cent turnout was recorded in Rajasthan (13 seats), 58.56 per cent in Uttar Pradesh (13 seats) and 67.09 per cent in Madhya Pradesh (6 seats).
 
West Bengal recorded a high turnout at 76.66 in the eight seats though clashes broke out between supporters of TMC and BJP in Nanoor, Rampurhat, Nalhati and Suri areas of Birbhum seat, leaving several people injured.
 
In Barabani, BJP candidate from Asansol and Union minister Babul Supriyo's vehicle was vandalised allegedly by TMC workers outside a polling station while in Dubrajpur area central security forces personnel reportedly opened fire in the air to disperse irate people who attacked them when they were barred from entering the booths with mobile phones.

Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Phase 5: May 6

The fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections witnessed a 62.56 per cent turnout as 51 constituencies in seven states voted on May 6.
 
Over 875 million electors sealed the fate of 674 candidates, including top leaders like Congress president Rahul Gandhi, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh, in this phase.
 
The BJP demanded fresh polling at Barrackpore Lok Sabha constituency in West Bengal, accusing the Trinamool Congress of unleashing “violence” on its voters. Union minister Prakash Javadekar accused TMC 'goons' of booth-capturing and not letting BJP voters cast their votes by resorting to threats and violence. In Jammu and Kashmir, militants lobbed a grenade at a polling station in Pulwama and set off an explosion at another in the district during voting in the Anantnag constituency.

Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Phase 6: May 12

Phase 6 recorded a voter turnout of over 63% in 59 seats across six states and the national capital. Elections were held in 14 seats in Uttar Pradesh, 10 seats in Haryana, eight constituencies each in Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal, four in Jharkhand and seven seats in Delhi where votes were cast by a number of public figures, including President Ram Nath Kovind, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. Union ministers Radha Mohan Singh, Harsh Vardhan and Maneka Gandhi, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav and Congress leaders Digvijay Singh, Jyotiraditya Scindia and Sheila Dikshit as also celebrity contestants Gautam Gambhir, Vijender Singh, Dinesh Lal Yadav 'Nirahua', Ravi Kishan and Hans Raj Hans were among several prominent faces in the fray.
 
Over 101.7 million people were eligible to decide the fate of 979 candidates.

Lok Sabha Election 2019 Phase 7: May 19

Lok Sabha Election 2019 Phase 7 was held in all 13 seats in Punjab, as many seats in Uttar Pradesh, nine in West Bengal, eight seats each in Bihar and MP, four in Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand (3) and the lone seat Chandigarh. Modi, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, BJP MP and veteran actress Kirron Kher, Congress leader Shatrughan Sinha, SAD leader Harsimrat Kaur Badal and actor-turned-politician Sunny Deol were among the prominent candidates in Phase 7 national election.
 
Other important leaders include former Punjab Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, RJD leader Misa Bharti, the daughter of former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav, Union Minister and BJP leader Ram Kripal Yadav, former Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar and Bhojpuri actor-turned-politician Ravi Kishan who is the BJP candidate from Gorakhpur.

Lok Sabha Election 2019 campaigns were marked by vitriolic attacks and counter-attacks by political leaders

The last day of the campaign was marked by vitriolic attacks and counter-attacks by political leaders as they made a final push in the seventh and concluding phase for the remaining 59 seats that included Varanasi where Prime Minister Narendra Modi is seeking re-election.
 
Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday held a joint press conference and claimed that the “Election Commission’s role in these polls had been biased and favoured Modi’s schedule.” He further said that his party dismantled the idea of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. On the other hand, in his first press conference in the last five years, Modi along, with BJP chief Amit Shah said that his party would return to power. The prime minister, however, didn’t answer any questions during the press conference.
 
Campaigning in the bitterly fought marathon Lok Sabha elections spread over 38 days came to a close on Friday. Polling is underway for the seventh and last phase in all 13 seats in Punjab, as many seats in Uttar Pradesh, nine in West Bengal, eight seats each in Bihar and Madhya Pradesh, four in Himachal Pradesh, three in Jharkhand and the lone seat Chandigarh.

Karnataka Lok Sabha Election Result: Security outside a counting centre in Bengaluru

Election result 2019: Counting to begin from 8 am

More than 600 million Indians will learn the outcome of Lok Sabha Election result today. Counting of votes will begin from 8 am and last throughout the day. Business Standard will bring to you LIVE updates on counting trends and election results.