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News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Srishty Choudhury | Updated on: 25 May 2019, 12:04:42 AM

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday led his Bharatiya Janata Party to a super-sized victory for a second term in office, as his message of nationalism, security, Hindu pride and a New India was wholeheartedly embraced by voters across large swathes of the country.

With the elections establishing the 68-year-old Modi as the most popular leader in decades, the partial vote count released by the Election Commission showed that BJP will not only surpass its 2014 performance but also cross 300-seats mark in the 543-member Lok Sabha. Such was the force of the BJP wave that even Congress President Rahul Gandhi lost in his bastion of Amethi to Smriti Irani, but in consolation prize won the Wayanad seat in Kerala.

Former prime minister and JD(S) chief HD Deve Gowda also bit the dust when he lost the Tumkur seat in Karnataka where the BJP bagged 25 of the 28 seats.

After Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi, Modi is the third prime minister of the country and the first non-Congress one—who has been able to retain power for a second term with full majority in Lok Sabha.

The Lok Sabha Elections 2019 were held in seven phases, starting April 11. A total of 91 constituencies went to the polls in the first phase on April 11, followed by 97 constituencies in the second phase on April 18. The third phase was held on April 23 and fourth on April 29, fifth on May 6, sixth on May 12 and seventh phase on May 19. 115 constituencies went to the polls in the third phase, 71 in the fourth phase, 51 in the fifth phase, 59 in the sixth phase and 59 in the seventh phase.

Lok Sabha Polls 2019 Results: As India gears up for the 17th Lok Sabha, stay tuned with News Nation to follow the top developments of the day:

With the last of the Lok Sabha election results pouring in Friday, the Election Commission is likely to meet on Saturday to finalise the list of winning candidates to be handed over to President Ram Nath Kovind, sources said.

President Ram Nath Kovind today hosted a banquet in honour of the outgoing Union Council of Ministers, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Rahul Gandhi thanks Wayanad in Malayalam for choosing him

PM Narendra Modi met the President today and tendered his resignation along with the Council of Ministers.

Last Union Cabinet meet concludes.



NDA parliamentary party meet to be held tomorrow.

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: Digvijay Singh.



Karnataka Congress Campaign Committee President HK Patil has resigned from his post. In a letter to party president Rahul Gandhi, he says, '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.'

Newly-elected BJP lawmakers are likely to reach Delhi for a two-day meet, beginning tomorrow on May 25. All the MPs have been directed to reach the national capital by tomorrow morning for this meet. The party has booked Parliament's central hall for two-days on May 25 and 26. 

In the wake of the Congress' dismal performance in the Lok Sabha polls in Uttar Pradesh, state party president Raj Babbar has sent his resignation to Rahul Gandhi. Babbar has sent his resignation to Congress president Rahul Gandhi , a spokesman of the party's state unit Rajiv Bakshi told PTI here. He has sent his resignation taking responsibility for the party's showing in the just-concluded polls, Bakshi said.

Odisha Congress chief offers to resign

Odisha Congress chief Niranjan Patnaik offers to resign after party's poor performance in state: local media reports



PM Modi reaches Murli Manohar Joshi's residence.

Karnataka Deputy CM and Congress leader G. Parameshwara holds a meeting at his residence. Former CM Siddaramaiah, KPCC Chief Dinesh Gundu Rao, MB Patil and other leaders present at the meeting.

PM Narendra Modi meets senior BJP leader LK Advani, to meet Murli Manohar Joshi later today also. BJP chief Amit Shah also present with him.



Sambit Patra loses from Puri

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

BJP betters its vote share in Odisha

The BJP made a significant dent in the seat share of the BJD in Odisha, with its vote share spiking to 38.4 per cent this election from 21.50 percent in 2014. While the BJD's seat share has dropped from 20 in 2014 to possibly just 12 this election (the EC website shows the BJD with four seats and in the lead in eight seats), its vote share dropped marginally from 44.10 per cent in 2014 to 42.8 per cent.

Emir of Kuwait Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah congratulates PM Modi

MEA: Emir of Kuwait Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent a congratulatory message to PM Modi for his electoral victory. Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah & the PM Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah sent similar messages to PM.



EC confirms BJP win in 18 seats in Bengal

According to the Election Commission's latest figures, the BJP won 18 seats in West Bengal in the 2019 Lok Sabha election. This is a notable rise from the two seats it won in 2014. The TMC has won 20 and is leading in one seat, according to the EC.

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

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


US Vice President Mike Pence: Congrats to an American ally & 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.

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau:On behalf of Govt of Canada,I congratulate PM Narendra Modi on his re-election.I look forward to continuing to work with him to improve lives of Canadians&Indians alike through education&innovation, investing in trade&investment,& fighting climate change.

PM Narendra Modi thanks Congress President Rahul Gandhi after Gandhi tweeted congratulating PM Modi and NDA.


Kerala: Congress's Thiruvananthapuram candidate Shashi Tharoor won by 99,989 votes. 



BJP North East Delhi candidate Manoj Tiwari wins by 3,66,102 votes and BJP North West Delhi candidate Hans Raj Hans wins by 5,53,897 votes. 




Congress Working Committee to meet on May 25 in Delhi.




Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan: Defeat of LDF in Lok Sabha elections in Kerala was unexpected. Will examine the reasons in detail. The sentiments against the ruling party in center is reflected. That is why BJP did not get any seat in Kerala. Sentiments against BJP benefited Congress

WATCH | Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had a telephonic conversation with Prime Minister Narendra Modi today where he congratulated him, "Narendra, my friend, congratulations! What an enormous victory!" 



BJP's Babul Supriyo wins against Trinamool Congress's Moon Moon Sen.


  

Former PM and JD(S) chief HD Deve Gowda loses from Karnataka's Tumkur. BJP's GS Basavaraj wins from the constituency.

WATCH | Union Minister and Shiromani Akali Dal candidate Harsimrat Kaur Badal danced to celebrate, earlier today in Punjab's  Bathinda. She has won the Parliamentary seat by 21,772 votes. 



Locket Chatterjee, BJP candidate from West Bengal's Hooghly, defeats Trinamool's Ratna De.



West Bengal

BJP's Saumitra Khan wins against Trinamool Congress's Shyamal Santra in West Bengal’s Bishnupur.


Singapore’s Emeritus Senior Minister and former Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong has written a congratulatory letter to PM Narendra Modi. 

"I congratulate them (BJP). I rang up the Prime Minister in the morning & congratulated him...We'll have a constructive relationship with the central govt for the development & welfare of Odisha, says Odisha CM and BJD chief Naveen Patnaik.



Pranab Mukherjee's son Abhijeet Mukherjee loses from West Bengal's Jangipur.

TMC's Dev (Deepak Adhikari) wins from Ghatal in West Bengal.

PM Modi wins by 4,79,505 votes from Varanasi.

BSP wins from Saharanpur.

BJP's Varun Gandhi wins from Pilibhit in UP.

Congress' Sonia Gandhi wins from Rae Bareli in UP. 

Congress candidate Francis Sardinha defeated BJP’s Narendra Sawaikar in South Goa. 

SAD's Sukhbir Singh Badal wins from Ferozepur. Wife and SAD MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal wins from Bathinda.

Union Minister and BJP's Hardeep Singh Puri loses from Amritsar, Congress' Gurjeet Singh Aujla wins.

BJP wins from Shimla, Kangra and Mandi in Himachal Pradesh.

Chirag Paswan wins from Bihar's Jamui.

Ram Vilas Paswan's brother Ram Chandra Paswan wins from Bihar's Samastipur.

Congress' Tariq Anwar loses from Katihar.

BJP's RK Singh wins from Ara in Bihar.

BJP's Giriraj Singh defeats CPI's Kanhaiya Kumar by 4,22,217 votes in Bihar's Begusarai.

BJP's Parvesh Singh Verma leads by a record margin of over 5 lakh votes, set to win West Delhi seat.

BJP's Dushyant Singh wins from Rajasthan's Jhalawar Baran.

BJP's G SBasavaraj defeats JD(S) patriarch and former prime minister HD Deve Gowda in Karnataka's Tumkur by 13,339 votes.

PM: If someone has won, it's Hindustan that has won, it's democracy that has won, it's public that has won, & therefore, all BJP & NDA people with humility dedicate this victory to public. I congratulate all the winners, no matter from which party or which region they contested

BJP's Ramesh Chandra Kaushik defeats Congress' Bhupinder Singh Hooda in Haryana's Sonepat by 77,414 votes.

Next five years of Modi government will be a period of BJP's further expansion: Amit Shah.

BSP chief Mayawati raises doubts over results, says never expected opposition alliance's performance to be so bad.

This victory is a win of pure nationalism over the parties supporting the ideology of tukde tukde gang: Amit Shah. 

BJP's Kailash Chaudhry defeats Congress candidate and Jaswant Singh's son Manvendra Singh in Rajasthan's Barmer by 3,23,808 votes.

Emmanuel Macron, President of France congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi over telephone on 23rd May 2019, on his electoral victory.  
The two leaders reaffirmed their commitment to work together towards further strengthening of the Strategic Partnership between India and France.   Prime Minister Modi thanked France for her steadfast support to India on critical issues.  
Describing PM Modi as one of the foremost leaders of the democratic world, President Macron reiterated his invitation to Prime Minister Modi to visit France in August 2019 for a bilateral meeting and also to attend the G7 Summit at Biarritz.




Congress candidate VK Sreekantan defeats CPM's MB Rajesh in Kerala's Palakkad by 11,637 votes.  



MDMK's A Ganeshamurthi defeats AIADMK candidate G Manimaran in Tamil Nadu's Erode by 2,10,618 votes.

Tejashwi Yadav, RJD: Respect people's mandate & congratulate PM Narendra Modi. We hope that the dual engine govt in Bihar will solve the problems faced by people here. Would like to thank our workers, no reason to be disappointed, will continue the fight.

Delhi: Union Ministers Rajnath Singh, Sushma Swaraj, JP Nadda, Thawar Chand Gehlot and former MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan greet people at BJP Headquarters.



Kejriwal congratulates Modi

Delhi Chief Minister and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday for the "historic" win of the NDA in the Lok Sabha election. "I congratulate Sh Narendra Modi for this historic win and look forward to working together for the betterment of the people of Delhi," Kejriwal tweeted.

Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu resigns.

Congress candidate TN Prathapan defeats CPI's Rajaji Mathew Thomas in Kerala's Thrissur by 93,633 votes.

Congress candidate Ramya Haridas defeats CPM's PK Biju in Kerala's Alathur by 1,58,968 votes.

PM Modi and Amit Shah get hero's welcome at BJP headquarters.


Congress candidate Hibi Eden defeats CPM's P Rajeev in Kerala's Ernakulam by 1,69,153 votes. Union Minister Alphons Kannanthanam bags only 14 per cent of votes.

Now, the time has come to take the Chowkidar Spirit to the next level. Keep this spirit alive at every moment and continue working for India’s progress. The word ‘Chowkidar’ goes from my Twitter name but it remains an integral part of me. Urging you all to do the same too!



BJP's Chhatar Singh Darbar defeats Congress candidate Dinesh Girwal in Madhya Pradesh's Dhar by 1,56,029 votes.

BJP's Anil Firojiya defeats Congress candidate Babulal Malviya in Madhya Pradesh's Ujjain by 3,65,637 votes.

Stalin: The only sorrow is that Kalaignar is not here with us today. But I happy that I am standing before Kalignar’s statue and the statue of Anna who formed Kalaignar.

PM Modi reaches BJP headquarters.

Shivraj Singh Chouhan greets Amit Shah.


BJP's Chhedi Paswan defeats Congress leader and former Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar in Bihar's Sasaram by 1,65,745 votes.

LJP leader and Ram Vilas Paswan's son Chirag Paswan defeats RLSP candidate Bhudeo Chaudhary in Bihar's Jamui by 2,41,049 votes.

BJP's Gajendra Patel defeats Congress candidate Govind Muzaalda in Madhya Pradesh's Khargone by 2,02,510 votes.

Congress candidate and Kamal Nath's son Nakul Nath defeats BJP's Nathan Shah in Madhya Pradesh's Chhindwara by 37,536 votes.  

BSP candidate Girish Chandra defeats BJP's Yashwant Singh in Uttar Pradesh's Nagina by 1,66,832 votes.

BJP ally Apna Dal (Sonelal) candidate Pakauri Lal Kol defeats SP candidate Bhai Lal in Uttar Pradesh's Robertsganj by 54,336 votes.

Smriti Irani tweeted: कौन कहता है आसमां में सुराख नहीं हो सकता ...



Australian PM, Israeli PM, French President, Maldives President, Sri Lankan PM, Mauritius PM called PM Narendra Modi to congratulate him. This comes after written congratulatory messages were sent earlier.

NCP candidate Mohammed Faizal PP defeats Congress leader Muhammed Hamdulla Sayeed in Lakshadweep by 823 votes.

LJP leader and Ram Vilas Paswan's son Chirag Paswan defeats RLSP candidate Bhudeo Chaudhary in Bihar's Jamui by 2,41,049 votes.

Congress candidate and Amarinder Singh's wife Preneet Kaur defeats Akali Dal candidate Surjit Singh Rakhra in Punjab's Patiala by 1,62,718 votes.

Congress candidate and former Union minister Manish Tewari defeats Akali Dal leader Prem Singh Chandumajra in Punjab's Anandpur Sahib by 46,884 votes.



Digvijaya Singh, Congress's candidate from Bhopal: I accept people's mandate.

BJP's Ravi Kishan defeats Samajwadi Party's Rambhual Nishad in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur by 3,01,664 votes.


Congress leader Ravneet Singh Bittu defeats Lok Insaaf Party's Simarjit Singh Bains in Punjab's Ludhiana by 76,372 votes.

BJP leader Mohanbhai Kundariya defeats Congress candidate Lalit Kagathara in Gujarat's Rajkot by 3,68,407 votes.

DMK leader and former Union minister A Raja defeats AIADMK'S M Thiagarajan in Tamil Nadu's Nilgiris by 2,05,823 votes.



Reports of Congress President Rahul Gandhi offering resignation are incorrect, says Randeep Singh Surjewala. When asked on fixing responsibility for loss, Rahul Gandhi said, "This is between my party and I. Between me and the Congress CWC."

Karnataka: A Cabinet Ministers' meeting has been called by CM HD Kumaraswamy tomorrow at 12 pm, a JD(S) legislature party meeting has also been called at 4 pm tomorrow in Bengaluru.

JDS leader and former PM HD Deve Gowda's grandson Prajwal Revanna defeats BJP's A Manju in Karnataka's Hassan by 1,41,324 votes.

DMK President MK Stalin thanks people of Tamil Nadu for a resounding victory in LS polls. 
Stalin: We will always uphold the confidence people of TN have reposed on us. DMK will always give voice to the rights of TN.

BJP candidate Karadi Sanganna Amarappa defeats Congress candidate Rajashekar Hitnal in Karnataka's Koppal by 38,397 votes.

BJP candidate and BS YedDyurappa's son BY Raghavendra defeats JDS leader Madhu Bangarappa in Karnataka's Shimoga by 2,23,360 votes. 

Congress General Secretary for UP east, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra: We accept people's verdict and congratulate PM Modi and BJP workers.


BJP's Pralhad Joshi defeats Congress candidate Vinay Kulkarni in Karnataka's Dharwad by 2,05,072 votes.




National Conference leader and former chief minister Farooq Abdullah defeats PDP's Aga Syed Mohsin in Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar by 70,050 votes.



Love is never defeated, says Rahul Gandhi.

BJP's Akshaibar Lal defeats Samajwadi Party candidate Shabbir Ahmad Balmiki in Uttar Pradesh's Bahraich by 1,28,752 votes. Congress candidate and BJP's rebel sitting MP Savitri Bai Phule bags just 34,454 votes.   

Congress President Rahul Gandhi: I had said that during the campaign 'janta maalik hai' and today people have clearly given their decision. I congratulate the PM and BJP.

Congress President Rahul Gandhi: Frankly, today is the not the day to discuss what I think went wrong because people of India have clearly decided that Narendra Modi is going to be their Prime Minister and as an Indian I respect that.

Rahul Gandhi concedes defeat from Amethi and congratulates Smriti Irani on her win.

BJP and Congress have ideological differences. I only want to congratulate the PM.

Rahul Gandhi congratulates Narendra Modi and BJP.

AICC general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra also present with him.

Congress president Rahul Gandhi addresses a press conference.

BJP's Nalin Kumar Kateel defeats Congress candidate Mithun Rai in Karnataka's Dakshina Kannada by 2,74,621 votes.

BJP leader and Union Minister Anant Kumar Hegde defeats JDS candidate Anand Asnotikar in Karnataka's Uttara Kannada by 4,79,649 votes.

BJP supporters celebrate on Howrah bridge, West Bengal.



Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al Nahyan congratulates PM Narendra Modi.

BJP's Lalubhai Patel defeats Congress candidate Ketan Patel in Daman and Diu by 9,942 votes.




BJP's Shivkumar Chanabasappa Udasi defeats Congress candidate DR Patil in Karnataka's Haveri by 1,40,882 votes.



PM Modi: Thank you India! The faith placed in our alliance is humbling & gives us strength to work even harder to fulfil people's aspirations.Salute every BJP Karyakarta for their determination, perseverance & hardwork.They went home to home, elaborating on our development agenda.

BJP's Ramesh Jigajinagi defeats JDS candidate Sunitha Devanand Chavan in Karnataka's Bijapur by 2,58,038 votes.

Senior Congress leader M Veerappa Moily defeated by BJP's BN Bache Gowda in Chikkaballapur by 1,82,110 votes, Election Commission. 

BJP's Bhagwanth Khubha defeats Congress candidate Eshwar B. Khandre in Karnataka's Bidar by 1,16,834 votes.

Congress' Mumbai-North Lok Sabha seat candidate Urmila Matondkar on Thursday alleged that there was a mismatch in signatures on an electronic voting machine (EVM) form. The actor, who was trailing against BJP's Gopal Shetty by over 1,45,991 votes, said a complaint was filed with the Election Commission in this connection. "On the form of EVM 17C from Magathane, the signatures and the machine numbers are different. A complaint has been filed with the Election Commission," she said in a tweet.


BJP's Y. Devendrappa defeats Congress candidate VS Ugrappa in Karnataka's Bellary by 55,707 votes.

While the BJP is busy celebrating their first-ever double-digit performance in the Trinamool Congress bastion, Moon Moon Sen told media that her party should get at least 35-40 seats in the state and that she did not know why they were trailing. "I don't know why we are losing. You (journalist) tell me why are we losing?" Sen asked, refusing to elaborate further.


Congress candidate DK Suresh defeats BJP's Ashwat Narain in Karnataka's Bangalore Rural by 2,06,870.

BJP's Lalubhai Patel defeats Congress candidate Ketan Patel in Daman and Diu by 9,942 votes.

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan congratulates Prime Minister Narendra Modi.



BJP's Pragya Singh Thakur is leading with 298185 votes from Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh). Congress' Digvijaya Singh is trailing.

Union Cabinet meet to tomorrow.

BJP's Gopalji Thakur wins from Darbhanga.

LK 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.

Jyotiraditya Sinha set to lose Guna, trailing by over 1,20,000 votes.

Congratulations on the remarkable win in Andhra Pradesh. Best wishes to you for a successful tenure, PM modi congratulates Jagan Mohan Reddy.

Congratulations to Naveen Babu for yet another victory in Odisha. Wishing him the very best for the next term, tweets Narendra Modi to Naveen Patnaik.

Captain Amarinder Singh on Navjot Singh Sidhu: Indians especially servicemen will not tolerate hugging the Pakistani Army Chief.

Punjab CM Capt. 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.

Sensex ends at 38,811.39; Nifty slips at 11,657.05. 

Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh addresses the media.

Narendra Modi wins from Varanasi by over 3.5 lakh votes. 

Congress President Rahul Gandhi leading with over 7,90,000 votes from Kerala's Wayanad.

Amit Shah reaches BJP headquarters

BJP chief Amit Shah reaches BJP headquarters.

Delhi: Visuals from BJP Headquarters.


SAD's Harsimrat Kaur Badal on leading from Bhatinda LS seat: People of Bathinda went with development, voted for 'Sabka saath, Sabka Vikas', I thank them.

UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath: 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.

Prime Minister of Nepal, K P Sharma Oli congratulates Prime Minister Narendra Modi.



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

BJP's Amit Shah leading over Congress's CJ Chavda from Gandhinagar (Gujarat) with a margin of 511180 votes.

King of Bhutan Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck congratulates Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a telephonic conversation.

Russia's President Vladimir Putin sends congratulatory telegram to PM Narendra Modi in connection "with the convincing victory of the BJP at the general parliamentary elections."

PM Modi tweets

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweets: सबका साथ + सबका विकास + सबका विश्वास = विजयी भारत Together we grow. Together we prosper. Together we will build a strong and inclusive India. India wins yet again!



Japanese PM Shinzō Abe congratulates PM Narendra Modi in a telephonic conversation.

Xi Jinping congratulates Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

 China's Xi Jinping congratulates Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 

Actor Raj who was contesting as an Independent from Bangalore Central: a SOLID SLAP on my face ..as More ABUSE..TROLL..and HUMILIATION come my way..I WILL STAND MY GROUND ..My RESOLVE to FIGHT for SECULAR INDIA will continue..A TOUGH JOURNEY AHEAD HAS JUST BEGUN ..THANK YOU EVERYONE WHO WERE WITH ME IN THIS JOURNEY. .... JAI HIND



Respected dear ji hearty congratulations ... You made it !!! God bless.



Mehmooba Mufti: Congratulations to Narendra Modi ji for a historic mandate. Today surely belongs to BJP and it’s allies. Time for Congress to get an Amit Shah. I’ve been fortunate to get the love & affection of my people. They have every right to express their anger for my failings. Accept their verdict with humility. Congratulations to winning candidates from NC. I’m grateful to my party workers & colleagues. 

BJP's Smriti Irani leading over Rahul Gandhi with 11226 votes from Amethi.

BJP's Ravi Shankar Prasad leading over Congress's Shatrughan Sinha from Patna Sahib (Bihar) with a margin of 144249 votes.

O Abdullah: If we presented rural distress,unemployment,economic slowdown properly. If we should've questioned Pulwama instead of Balakot. They say 'Once horse has bolted what's the point of closing stable door?'.If horse comes in hand after 5 yrs, fine, else it'll go ahead.

Omar Abdullah, NC: Who can say what would've happened if Balakot had not happened. But it is the truth that post-Balakot opposition lost most of its steam. There are many issues we can discuss on. If 'Chowkidar chor hai' was a right slogan, if it was right to focus on Rafale.

Maharashtra: All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen leader Imtiyaz Jaleel leading from Aurangabad by over 35,000 votes.

Sonia Gandhi leaves from Congress President Rahul Gandhi's residence in Delhi.

BJP now leading on 301 seats and Congress on 50 seats.

Latest Trends: BJP+: 351 | Congress+: 85 | Others: 106

PM Modi will address the people at 6 pm.

Israeli PM congratulates PM Modi

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



Ummareddy Venkateswarlu, YSRCP, Andhra Pradesh: Out of 175 assembly seats, YSRCP is leading on 150 seats. Pp have confidence on Jaganmohan Reddy to lead the state. Looking at the loot by N Chandrababu Naidu, the public doesn't want him to rule the state.

Mamata's first reaction

Congratulations to the winners. But all losers are not losers. We have to do a complete review and then we will share our views with you all. Let the counting process be completed fully and the VVPATs matched, tweeted Mamata Banerjee.



Ummareddy Venkateswarlu, YSRCP: YS Jaganmohan Reddy to take oath as Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister on May 30

Mizo National Front Lalrosanga candidate leading in Mizoram.

Instead of Thailand vacation, please watch Modi biopic for ‘inspiration’: Vivek Oberoi to Rahul Gandhi.

Congress fails to capitalise on assembly poll victories, trails in Rajasthan, MP, Chhattisgarh.

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

Ummareddy Venkateswarlu, YSRCP: YS Jaganmohan Reddy to take oath as Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister on May 30.

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

West Bengal: Visuals of celebrations outside BJP office in Kolkata.



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

Odisha Assembly trends: BJD leading in 89, BJP in 28, Cong 13

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe congratulates PM Modi for the landslide victory.


Update from Bengal

BJP's Arjun Singh leading in Barrackpore and TMC's Mimi Chakraborty leading in Jadavpur.

Rajnath all praises from Modi, Shah

This historic victory in general elections is outcome of Modi's visionary leadership, Amit Shah's dynamism: Senior BJP leader Rajnath Singh.


Bharatiya Janata Party supporters in Australia's Sydney and Melbourne celebrate as trends show party leading on 292 seats.


PM Modi to meet BJP workers later in evening

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

Trends from Maharashtra

Former Home Minister and Congress leader Sushil Kumar Shinde trailing from Solapur, NCP's Supriya Sule leading from Baramati.



Bengal trends

BJP's Locket Chatterjee is leading from Hooghly.

Abhishek Banerjee is leading from Diamond Harbour

AITC's Abhishek Banerjee is leading from Diamond Harbour

Parvesh Sahib Singh Verma leads in West Delhi

Sitting Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Parvesh Sahib Singh Verma is leading against his AAP rival Balbir Singh Jakhar by 3,319 votes in the West Delhi Lok Sabha seat, they said.

Raghav Chadha trails

Sitting MP Ramesh Bidhuri was leading against his AAP rival Raghav Chadha by 11,600 votes in the South Delhi Lok Sabha seat, officials said.

Victory song for Hans Raj Hans

In North West Delhi, saffron party's Hans Raj Hans was ahead of AAP's Gagan Singh by 11,070 votes, they said.

Victory song for Hans Raj Hans

In North West Delhi, saffron party's Hans Raj Hans was ahead of AAP's Gagan Singh by 11,070 votes, they said.

Victory song for Hans Raj Hans

In North West Delhi, saffron party's Hans Raj Hans was ahead of AAP's Gagan Singh by 11,070 votes, they said.

Pranab Mukherjee's son Abhijeet Mukherjee is trailing from Jangipur in West Bengal.

Senion Congress leader Jitin Prasada is trailing in Dhaurahra.

Dharmendra Yadav from Budaun is trailing.

BJP Bhopal candidate Pragya Singh Thakur on trends showing she is leading: Nischit meri vijay hogi, meri vijay mein dharm ki vijay hogi, adharm ka naash hoga. Mein Bhopal ki janta ka aabhaar deti hun.


Mumbai South

Shiv Sena candidate Arvind Sawant leading 


Arvind Sawant : 1,04,033
Milind Deora (Congress) : 74,544

Union Ministers Manoj Sinha and Maneka Gandhi trailing from Ghazipur and Sultanpur, respectively as reported by ANI.



Union Ministers Manoj Sinha and Maneka Gandhi trailing from Ghazipur and Sultanpur, respectively as reported by ANI.



Sambit Patra leading in Puri

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

Trends have put Congress on a backfoot

Prem Chandra Mishra, Congress spokesperson said that trends have put them on a backfoot. All its strategies have failed. 

Akhilesh Yadav leads from Azamgarh. 

PM Modi's mother Heeraben Modi greets media

Gujarat: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's mother Heeraben Modi greets the media outside her residence in Gandhinagar.



Update from Amethi

BJP's Smriti Irani leading with over 7600 votes from Amethi

Celebrations outside DMK headquarters in Chennai; According to Official EC trends, DMK is leading on 22 seats


Punjab trends


Congress's Manish Tewari leading from Anandpur Sahib, SAD's Harsimrat Kaur Badal leading from Bhatinda and Aam Aadmi Party's Bhagwant Mann leading from Sangrur.







Priyanka meets Rahul

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra leaves from Congress President Rahul Gandhi's residence in Delhi.

Kerala: Congress's Shashi Tharoor leading from Thiruvananthapuram by over 13,000 vote

Security heightened outside BJP headquarters in Delhi

According to Official trends, BJP is leading on 295 seats.



Congress leads in Lakshadweep

Congress leads in Lakshadweep.

West Bengal trends

TMC leading on 24 seats, BJP leading on 17 seats and Congress on 1 seat; total seats 42

Bihar trends

Misa Bharti leading in Patliputra.

Sushma Swaraj thanks PM Modi

PM Narendra Modi, thank you for making BJP win by such a massive margin. I am grateful to the people of the country.



Sakshi Maharaj is leading with 1,23,000 votes from Unnao.

Bhagwant Mann AAP's only hope

Aam Aadmi Party's Bhagwant Mann leading from Sangrur in Punjab.

Bad news for Mamata Banerjee

Trinamool Congress' Abhishek Banerjee is trailing in Diamond Harbour


Bihar trends

BJP+: 21


JDA: 16


RJD: 1


Congress: 2

BJP President Amit Shah leading by over 125000 votes from Gujarat's Gandhinagar

BJP President Amit Shah leading by over 125000 votes from Gujarat's Gandhinagar

J&K: National Conference leading from Anantnag, Mehbooba Mufti at third place currently

Sensex crosses 40,000 for the first time ever

Sensex hits 40,000 mark for the first ever, rallies nearly 900 pts; Nifty crosses 12,000.

HD Devegowda trailing by 9,000 votes in tumkur

All 542 seats' trends at 10.45 am

NDA- 337


UPA- 102


Others- 103 

Jyotiraditya Scindia trails

Jyotiraditya Scindia trailing by 9,000 votes from Guna.

Congress leads in 1 seat in Maharashtra.

NDA betters its 2014 tally of 282. 

Current trends show NDA leading on 330 seats, UPA on 99 seats and Others on 104 seats.  

Amethi early trends

Smriti Irani leading by 1,500 votes from Amethi, Rahul Gandhi trailing


Amethi early trends

Smriti Irani leading by 1,500 votes from Amethi, Rahul Gandhi trailing


Rajasthan: Congress leader Manvendra Singh trailing from Barmer, Union Minister Rajvardhan Rathore leading from Jaipur Rural



The rupee opened strong at 69.45 at the interbank forex market, then gained further ground and touched 69.40, displaying gains of 26 paise over its last close.

Sikkim trends

SDF is leading in early trends

Goa: BJP, Congress ahead in 1 Lok Sabha seat each

BJP candidate and Union minister Shripad Naik is leading in North Goa Lok Sabha seat while Congress nominee Francisco Sardinha is ahead in South Goa seat of the coastal state after the first round of counting. Counting of votes for the two Lok Sabha seats in Goa, where polling was held last month, began this morning. Naik is leading by over 5,000 votes against his nearest rival and Congress candidate Girish Chodankar. In South Goa seat, Sardinha is leading by nearly 3,000 votes against BJP’s sitting MP Narendra Sawaikar.

Dimple Yadav leads

Samajwadi Party's Dimple Yadav leads from Kannauj.


Telangana

TRS leads 11 of 17 seats

Early trends

NDA: 317


UPA: 113


Others: 100

Tamil Nadu: Congress leader Karti Chidambaram leading from Sivagangai


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: Bharatiya Janata Party leading on 7 seats, according to EC official trends

Harish Rawat, Manish Khanduri are trailing

BJP leads in all 5 seats in Uttarakhand. Harish Rawat, Manish Khanduri are trailing.


Haryana

Digvijay Chautala of the JJP is trailing in Sonipat, while Congress' Bhupinder Singh Hooda is trailing

Haryana trends

Rao Inderjit Singh of the BJP is leading in Gurgaon while Krishan Pal Gurjar also of the BJP is leading from Faridabad

Andhra Pradesh Assembly elections trends: Janasena Party leading on 1 seat

West Bengal 42 seats trend

AITC- 22


BJP- 18


Congress - 2


Left - 0

BJP's Jagadambika Pal leading from UP's Domariaganj.

Arunachal Pradesh trends

Agatha Sangma is leading, Mukul Sangma is trailing from Tura

Jammu and Kashmir

PDP chief Mehmooba Mufti is leading from Anantnag

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

BJP alliance partner NDPP leads in Nagaland

BJP alliance partner NDPP leads in Nagaland

BJP leads in 19 seats in west Bengal

BJD leading from Puri

BJD candidate Pinaki Mishra leading from Puri Lok Sabha seat

Jaya Prada is trailing from Rampur


Manoj Sinha trails from Ghazipur. 

Karnataka: BJP's Tejasvi Surya leading from Bengaluru South and Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge trailing from Gulbarga


Congress leading from Puducherry. DMK leading from Dindigul and Cuddalore in Tamil Nadu

Varun Gandhi leading from Pilibhit, as per ANI.

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

Karnataka

JD(S) leader Nikhil Kumaraswamy leading from Mandya parliamentary seat; Independent candidate Sumanlatha Ambareesh trailing

BJP's Tejashvi Surya leading from Bengalore South

Himachal Pradesh early trends

BJP leads in all 4 seats

Goa early trends

Congress leads in 1 seat in Goa

Bihar trends

Fromer chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi trailing from Gaya 


Sonia Gandhi leads from Rae Bareli

Sonia Gandhi leads from Rae Bareli


BJP leads in both the seats in Arunachal Pradesh.

Maneka Gandhi leads from Sultanpur. Rita Bahuguna Joshi leads from Allahabad.

Telangana

TRS leads in 11 seats

Punjab 13 seats trend

Congress: 9


BJP:1


AAP: 1


Akali Dal: 1

Kerala trends

Congress+: 16


Left: 3


BJP: 1

Asansol

Babul Supriyo leads from Asansol, while Moon Moon Sen trails.


West Bengal

BJP leading in 9 seats

BJP's Rabi Shankar Prsad leading from Patna Sahib. Congress' Shatrughan Sinha trailing.

Punjab trends

In early trends, AAP leading in 1 seat.

Trends at 9.26 am:

NDA: 284


UPA: 105


Others: 101

Sensex up by more than 600 points as early trends show a return to power of NDA Government

Varanasi: Round 1 counting completed: Figures @ 9:16 am

In Varanasi, the first round of counting has been completed. Narendra Modi has massive lead of 11,000 votes. Official figures are:

Narendra Modi: 21236


Ajai Rai: 9984


Shalini Yadav: 9261

Jharkhand

NDA: 4


UPA: 2

West Bengal trends

AITC: 18


BJP: 6


Congress: 1

BJP leads in all 7 seats in Delhi

Rajnath Singh leading from Lucknow, Poonam Sinha trailing


Gujarat trends

BJP: 12


Congress: 1

Official ECI figures

According to ECI figure, trends of 235 out of 542 seats are available in which BJP leads on staggering 133 seats. While Congress has strong headstart in 41 seats.

West Bengal trends

AITC: 14


BJP: 4

Punjab trends

Congress: 7


SAD: 2


BJP: 1

As per early trends, NDA needs only 30 seats to reach magic figure

Smriti Irani leads by 2,000 votes in Amethi against Rahul Gandhi

West Bengal

Congress leading from 4 seats in Bengal

Nitin Gadkari leading from Nagpur

Congress' Bhupinder Singh Hooda leading from Sonepat.

SAD's Sukhbir Singh Badal leading from Ferozepur


Gorakhpur

Ravi Kishan leading from UP's Gorakhpur

Haryana trend

Congress' Deepender Singh Hooda leads in Rohtak.

Punjab trends

Sunny Deol leads from Punjab's Gurdaspur


Rajasthan trends

Dushyant Singh leads in Jhalawar.

Jyotiraditya Scindia trailing from MP's Guna


Rajasthan: 25 seats

The Congress has taken lead in 3 seats. The BJP, meanwhile, is leading in 21 seats. Others are ahead in 1 seats.

Rajasthan: 25 seats

The Congress has taken lead in 3 seats. The BJP, meanwhile, is leading in 21 seats. Others are ahead in 1 seats.

Kerala: Shashi Tharoor leads in Thiruvanthapuram


Trends at 9 am

NDA: 197


UPA: 99


Others: 60

Haryana trends

BJP leading in 2 seats

Haryana trends

BJP leading in 2 seats

Chattisgarh

NDA: 4


UPA: 4

Official EC trends

BJP-9, Congress-3, JDS-1, Mizo National Front-1, NCP-1, NDPP-1, Shiv Sena-1

Andhra Pradesh Lok Sabha

Andhra Pradesh:


YSR: 7


TDP: 3

Telangana

TRS leads in 3 seats

Telangana

TRS leads in 3 seats

BJP's Giriraj Singh leading from Begusarai in Bihar. CPI's Kanhaiya Kumar trailing.


Farooq Abdullah leading from Srinagar.

Shiromani Akali Dal leading on 1 seat in Punjab.

Shiromani Akali Dal leading on 1 seat in Punjab.

Sadananda Gowda leads in Bengaluru North as per Postal ballots.

Amit Shah is leading from Gandhinagar.

Rahul Gandhi trails from Amethi. Polling officials have put counting on hold.

Hamirpur trends

Anurag Thakur leading in Himachal's Hamirpur


Assam trends

NDA: 8


UPA: 3


Others: 1

Karnataka trends

HD Deve Gowda leading in Tumkur


BJD lead in Odisha

BJD leading in all 9 seats.

Congress leading in Punjab

Preneet Kaur, Capt Amarinder Singh's wife, leading from Patiala.


Gujarat trends

BJP ahead in all 7 seats.

In Chhattisgarh, Congress leads in 3, BJP in 1

Congress leading on 51 seats. 

Massive surge for BJP in Uttar Pradesh

BJP leads in 14


BSP: 1


SP: 1

National Conference leading on 1 seat in Jammu and Kashmir.

Trends from Bhopal

BJP's Pragya Singh Thakur leading, Congress' Digvijaya Singh trailing 


Congress' Shashi Tharoor trailing from Thiruvananthapuram.

BJP's Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore leading from Jaipur Rural, Congress' Krishna Punia trailing


Trends in 94 seats available so far have BJP+ leading in 67, Congress+ in 22 and Others in 5.

Rajasthan trends

BJP: 17


Congress: 1

In Bengal, BJP leading in Darjeeling and Alipurduar and AITC leading in Jalpaiguri.

West Bengal trends

BJP: 2


AITC: 1

Uttar Pradesh trends

BJP's VK Singh leading from Ghaziabad and Rajnath Singh from Lucknow seats.

Trends:


NDA: 36


UPA: 14


Others: 2

Counting of votes in Karnataka's Mount Carmel College.


In Rajasthan, Congress is leading in Alwar.

Overall trend:


NDA: 23


UPA: 8


Others: 1

Bihar trends:


NDA leading with 2 seats.

Karnataka trends:


NDA: 2; UPA: 1

In Maharashtra, BJP leads in 3 seats.

Trends:


NDA: 17


UPA: 4

Trends:


NDA: 16


UPA: 4

NDA leads:


UP:1


Rajasthan:2

West Bengal: BJP leading in 1 

Trends: NDA: 5; UPA: 1

First trends: NDA: 3; UPA: 1

Visuals from a counting centre in Dehradun:





Visuals from outside a counting centre in Guwahati



Visuals from outside a counting centre at Kalpetta, Wayanad; Rahul Gandhi is contesting from the Lok Sabha constituency.


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 &form govt. Rahul Gandhi will be the PM. The fight in Delhi is between BJP and Congress.

Counting of votes to begin at 8 AM; visuals from a counting centre in Kolkata.



Visuals from outside a counting centre in Jalandhar.



Actor Ravi Kishan, who is fighting on Gorakhpur Lok Sabha seat, offers prayers.


Regional satraps -- Mayawati, Akhilesh Yadav, Chandrababu Naidu, K Chandrashekhar Rao, Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy, Arvind Kejriwal and Mamata Banerjee -- are hoping to play 'kingmakers' in case the Lok Sabha polls throw up a hung Parliament. 

Umesh Jadhav, BJP candidate from Kalaburagi, Karnataka who is contesting against Congress' Mallikarjun Kharge: Narendra Modi will become the PM. I'm hopeful of winning the seat.After this,within a day or two this coalition govt is going to fall on its own &BJP govt will be formed.



Telangana: Visuals from outside a counting centre in Hyderabad


JD(S) Mandya candidate Nikhil Kumaraswamy offers prayers at Chamundeshwari Temple in Mysore .



BJP candidate from Bengaluru South constituency, Tejasvi Surya: I am sure we will win. I am confident I will be able to contribute to legislation and policy making in this country.


HD Kumaraswamy visited temple the Banashankari Temple in South Bengaluru early in the morning today.

Security outside a counting centre in Bengaluru; counting of votes to begin at 8 am. 



Congress candidate from Aska Assembly seat critically injured after miscreants open fire

Congress candidate from the Aska assembly seat Manoj Jena was critically injured on Wednesday after four unidentified miscreants opened fire at him in Berhampur's Lanjipalli area, police said.

Kummanam Rajasekharan, BJP candidate from Thiruvananthapuram constituency offers prayer at Kerala's Ayyaguru Ashram, Thycaud. Rajasekharan is fielded against Congress' Shashi Tharoor and Left Democratic Front candidate C Divakaran. Rajasekharan said, "For development of the state and welfare of its people,I think Kerala should move along with NDA govt in Delhi. Now that Kerala is coming up in mainstream, I am very much confident that I'll win in this election."


The election process in the country started on March 11 and the counting the votes of over 67.11 crore voters across the country will take place today.

Election Commission officials have said this exercise of matching EVM vote counts with VVPAT slips will take an additional four to five hours. 


Madhya Pradesh: Visuals from outside a counting centre in Bhopal. Counting of votes to begin at 8 am.



115 constituencies went to the polls in the third phase, 71 in the fourth phase, 51 in the fifth phase, 59 in the sixth phase and 59 in the seventh phase.

The third phase was held on April 23 and fourth on April 29, fifth on May 6, sixth on May 12 and seventh phase on May 19.

A total of 91 constituencies went to the polls in the first phase on April 11, followed by 97 constituencies in the second phase on April 18

With the exit polls predicting a thumping victory for NDA, Narendra Modi is set to assume the prime minister’s office again when the results of the Lok Sabha elections 2019 will be announced later today.

In a few hours from now, we will get a clear picture of who is forming the next government. 

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First Published : 25 May 2019, 12:04:42 AM