The BJP also made inroads in parts of India and won a good number of constituencies for the first time.
With stunning 303 seats, the BJP's saffron wave created many records in the just concluded Lok Sabha Elections. These 303 winners include 131 Lok Sabha lawmakers, who are first-timers and include party president Amit Shah. There are many in the list like Pratap Singh Sarangi (Balasore), Tejasvi Surya (Banglore South), Rajdeep Roy Bengali (Silchar), Jyotirmoy Singh Mahato (Purulia) who have emerged from humble backgrounds and have won unexpected victories in the elections. Among the first-timers, most are from Uttar Pradesh (20) where the BJP won 62 of the 80 seats. The BJP also made inroads in parts of India and won a good number of constituencies for the first time. Here's the list of seats across India that went with the saffron surge:
West Bengal: From Alipurduars to Balurghat, from Bangaon to Jhargram, BJP created a record in Mamata Banerjee's home turf. With a haul of 18 seats, the BJP turned the tide in its favour. These are seats won by the BJP for the first time in Trinamool citadel.
Alipurduars: BJP's John Barla defeated Trinamool Congress candidate Dasrath Tirkey by a margin of 2,43,989 votes.
Balurghat: Sukanta Majumdar of BJP defeated Trinamool's Arpita Ghosh by a margin of 33,293 votes.
Bangaon: BJP's Shantanu Thakur won by a margin of 1,11,594 votes. Thakur defeated Trinamool's Mamata Thakur.
Bankura: Dr Subhas Sarkar of BJP defeated Subrata Mukherjee, his nearest rival from Trinamool by a margin of 1,74,333 votes.
Barrackpore: Arjun Singh, who joined the BJP from Trinamool, defeated his former party colleague Dinesh Trivedi by 14,857 votes.
Bishnupur: BJP's Saumitra Khan defeated Shyamal Santra of Trinamool by 78,047 votes.
Burdwan-Durgapur: Riding high on Modi wave, BJP veteran SS Ahluwalia defeated Trinamool's Dr Mamtaz Sanghamita by just 2,439 votes.
Cooch Behar: Nisith Pramanik of BJP defeated Trinamool's Paresh Chandra Adhikary by 54,231 votes.
Hooghly: Tollywood actor Locket Chatterjee from BJP defeated Dr Ratna Dey of Trinamool by 73,362 votes.
Jalpaiguri: BJP's Dr Jayanta Kumar Roy defeated Bijoy Chandra Barman of Trinamool by a massive margin of 1,84,004 votes.
Jhargram: BJP's Kunar Hembram won this tribal belt seat and trounced Trinamool's Birbaha Saren by 11,767 votes.
Maldaha Uttar: BJP's Khagen Murmu won the seat by defeating Mausam Noor of Trinamool by 84,288 votes.
Medinipur: Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh defeated Trinamool's Manas Ranjan Bhunia by 88,952 votes.
Purulia: BJP's Jyotirmoy Singh Mahato defeated his nearest rival Dr Mriganka Mahato by a massive margin for 2,04,732 votes.
Raiganj: BJP's Debashree Chaudhuri defeated ruling Trinamool's Kanaialal Agarwal by 60,574 votes.
Ranaghat: BJP's Jagannath Sarkar trounced Trinamool's Rupali Biswas by 2,33,428 votes.
Odisha: Naveen Patnaik halted the BJP juggernaut both in Lok Sabha and Assembly elections. Experts feel that it was a split voting in Odisha with voters clearly think on both national and regional outcome. While the BJD won 12 Parliamentary seats, the BJP edged closer to the regional party by winning eight seats. For the BJP, this was a significant gain from the one seat that it won in 2014. Here's the list of seats the BJP won for the first time in Odisha:
Bargarh: The seat went to BJP national secretary Suresh Pujari. Pujari, who trounced his BJD rival and Rajya Sabha member, Prasanna Acharya by a margin of 63,939 votes, overcame formidable odds.
Bhubaneswar: The prestigious seat was won by former IAS officer Aparjita Sarangi. Aparajita polled 4,86,991 votes to defeat BJD candidate and former Mumbai Police commissioner, Arup Patnaik by a margin of over 23,000 votes.
Sambalpur: It was a close contest and ultimately Nitesh Ganga Deb of BJP defeated BJD's Nalini Kanta Pradhan. He was polled 4,64,608 votes.
Inner Manipur: BJP's Dr Rajkumar Ranjan Singh emerged victorious over Congress candidate Oinam Nabakishore Singh in the Inner Manipur. Singh was polled 2,63,632 votes.
Tripura East and Tripura West: In the 2019 general elections, the BJP was able to open its account in Tripura. Its candidates – Rebati Tripura from East Tripura and Pratima Bhowmik from West Tripura – won by a massive margin of votes. While Rebati Tripura was polled record 4,82,126 votes, Pratima Bhoumik got 5,73,532 votes.
Karnataka: Out of total 28 seats, the BJP swept record 25 seats. Of these, three seats were won by the saffron party for the first time.
Chikballapur: BN Bache Gowda of BJP defeated former Union minister and senior Congress leader M Veerappa Moily. Gowda was polled 7,45,912 votes.
Chamarajanagar: BJP's V Srinivas Prasad won the seat defeating R Dhruvanarayana of Congress. In 2014, R Dhruvanarayana of the Congress won by 1.41 lakh votes, beating BJP's AR Krishna Murthy.
Kolar: BJP's S Muniswamy won this southern Karnataka seat for the first time. This semi-urban scheduled caste constituency has an estimated Scheduled Caste population of 28.66% and a Scheduled Tribe population of 6.39%. Muniswamy was polled 7,09,165 votes. Muniswamy defeated Congress leader KH Muniyappa.
Telangana: It was a shock for the ruling TRS. Before the Lok Sabha polls, the TRS was confident of sweeping the elections in the company of AIMIM led by Hyderabad Lok Sabha member Asaduddin Owaisi. The BJP and the Congress, which faced a humiliating defeat in the Assembly elections held in December 2018, have sprung a surprise in the Lok Sabha polls. The BJP won two seats for the first time:
Nizamabad: The big shocker for the TRS was the defeat of the Chief Minister's daughter K Kavitha in Nizamabad. BJP's Arvind Dharmapuri defeated her. He was polled 4,80,584 votes.
Adilabad: Soyam Bapu Rao polled 3.77 lakh votes which is over 35% of the 10.63 lakh votes cast in the election making it the best ever performance for the party in the constituency since Vishnu Prakash Bajaj polled 1.80 lakh votes (over 24 % of votes polled) in the 1998 Parliamentary election.
Autonomous District: The BJP also sprung a surprise in Autonomous District (ST) as its nominee Horen Sing Bey defeated three-time Congress MP Biren Singh Engti by 2,39,626 votes.
In Haryana, the BJP won Sirsa, Hisar and Rohtak for the first time.
Rohtak: Arvind Kumar Sharma defeated his nearest rival, Deepender Singh Hooda, by a margin of 7,503 votes. While Sharma received 47.01% votes, runner-up Deepender Singh Hooda polled 46.4% votes. Rohtak went to the polls on May 12, 2019, in Phase 6. It saw 70.56% of its registered electors turning out to vote, against 66.62% in the previous national elections held in 2014.
Hisar: BJP's Brijendra Singh defeated his nearest rival, Dushyant Chautala, by a margin of 3,14,068 votes. While Singh received 51.13% votes, runner-up Dushyant Chautala polled 24.51% votes. In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Hisar went to the polls on May 12, 2019, in Phase 6. It saw 72.39% of its registered electors turning out to vote, against 76.17% in the previous national elections held in 2014.
Sirsa: Sunita Duggal of BJP defeated Ashok Tanwar of Congress. Duggal defeated his nearest rival, Ashok Tanwar, by a margin of 3,09,918 votes. While Duggal received 52.16% votes, runner-up Ashok Tanwar polled 29.53% votes.
In Maharashtra, BJP won Madha parliamentary seat for the first time. Madha Lok Sabha constituency, one of the total 48 Lok Sabha segments in Maharashtra state, went to the polls in the third phase of general elections 2019 on April 23.
BJP's Ranjeetsinha Hindurao wins against NCP's Sanjaymama Shinde from the Madha Lok Sabha constituency which went to polls on April 23, 2019. He was polled 5,86,314 votes.