Congress gets resignations of state incharges
After the shameful defeat of Congress, the party is now receiving resignations. As per the reports, at least incharges of 3 states have given their resignations.
G Parameswara on government
After BJP’s massive win, Congress leader G Parameswara has made clear that their Congress alliance would continue under the guidance of HD Kumaraswamy. He added that they wouldn’t let BJP to tamper with their government.
Ravi Kishan wins
Ravi Kishan of BJP has won in Gorakhpur parliamentary constituency. He won by a vote margin of 3 lakhs. He stated that “This is a victory of the truth.”
BJP’s CR Patil wins
CR Patil of BJP has won in Navsari with a margin of 6.89 lakh votes. There is a dozen BJP MPs who are in the 5-lakh-margin club.
Results out for 536 seats
For a total of 536 seats, the results have been declared. Out of these, BJP has won 302 seats and is leading in 1 seat. Congress has won 52 seats.
BJP gets 74.5 vote share from Surat
The major vote share for BJP has come from Surat. The party here has got 74.5% vote share.
Poor performance by Congress
As per the data of EC, Congress couldn’t manage to open account in as many as 20 states. The only state where it performed well is Kerala.
BJP wins 302 seats
BJP has won 302 seats so far and is currently leading in 1 seat.
Priyanka Gandhi on BJP’s victory
Priyanka Gandhi has congratulated PM Modi on his historic win. She has also stated that she fully respects people’s decision.
BJP wins 15 seats with over 5 lakh margin
BJP has won a total of 15 parliamentary constituencies with a margin of more than 5 lakhs. In 2014 elections, BJP won only 6 seats with vote margin that big. The party also has made a clean sweep in as many as ten states and UTs.
Election results so far
BJP has so far won 300 seats and is leading in 3 seats. Congress has won 52 seats and is not leading in any constituency.
Sambit Patra loses in Puri
BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra has lost from the Puri Lok Sabha constituency by 11,714 votes. His opponent BJD leader Pinaki Mishra has won from the seat.
Congress-led UDF govt wins in Kerala
Election results have been declared for Kerala’s all 20 seats. Congress-led UDF government has registered a majority winning 15 seats.
Modi’s spectacular return to power
Having got more than 50% votes in over 200 seats, PM Modi has become the first prime minister after Nehru to come back to power with a larger mandate.
How BJP and Congress stacked up
The counting is still on. The BJP has so far gained 81.8% of the total seats. Congress, on the other hand, has bagged 37.2% of the seats.
Rajnath Singh Wins in Lucknow
Rajnath Singh has won from Lucknow, while Nakul Nath has registered a victory from Chhindwara
Varun Gandhi wins in UP
From the Lucknow seat, Rajnath Singh has won and from Chhindwara, Nakul Nath has won. From Pilibhit, Uttar Pradesh, BJP leader Varun Gandhi has registered a victory.
HD Deve Gowda loses
JD(S) chief and former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda has lost from Tumkur parliamentary constituency.
Harsimrat Kaur Badal Wins
Chirag Kumar Paswan (Lok Janshakti Party) has won from the seat of Jamui. Sunny Deol (BJP) too has registered a victory in Gurdaspur. As per the EC, Harsimrat Kaur Badal (SAD candidate) has won from Bathinda, while from Firozpur, Sukhbir Singh Badal has won.
BJP leading in 194 seats
BJP has so far won 109 seats and is leading in 194 seats.
Bharati Ghosh Loses in WB
Ex-IPS Officer Bharati Ghosh (BJP) has suffered a defeat in the Ghatal seat. Bengali superstar Deepak Adhikari has won from here.
Modi Gets over 6 lakh votes
PM Modi has bagged 6,74,664 votes in Varanasi seat. He stated that “This is India’s victory”, adds “people have filled this beggar’s bowl.”
Modi, Shah at BJP headquarters
A huge turnout of party workers has been seen at BJP’s headquarters. Both Amit Shah and PM Modi have paid tribute to BJP forerunner Deendayal Upadhyaya.
How BJP and Congress are Faring?
So far, BJP has won 42 seats and is leading 260 seats. INC, on the other hand, has won 11 seats and is leading in 40 seats.
Mohammed Akbar Lone Wins
Mohammed Akbar Lone, the National Conference senior leader, has won from Baramulla seat. He registered the victory by over 20,000 votes.
Azam Khan leading in Rampur
Azam Khan is leading in Rampur. He has gained 5,55,951 votes. Jaya Prada, on the other hand, has got 4,46,939 votes.
Gautam Gambhir wins
Gautam Gambhir has won from East Delhi seat defeating AAP candidate Atishi.
Digvijaya Singh on defeat of Congress
Congress candidate Digvijaya Singh has stated that he has accepted the people’s mandate. The same statement has given by Priyanka Gandhi.
Amit Shah wins
Amit Shah has won from Gandhinagar Lok Sabha seat.
Rahul Gandhi after Loss in Amethi
Rahul Gandhi has been defeated in Amethi. Smriti Irani from BJP has won the seat. Gandhi stated “Love never loses…A new prime minister has been elected. Hopefully, he will look after the interests of this country.”
Modi thanks India
Modi has tweeted thanking India. He posted, “Thank you India! The faith placed in our alliance is humbling and gives us strength to work even harder to fulfil people’s aspirations. I salute every BJP Karyakarta for their determination, perseverance & hardwork. They went home to home, elaborating on our development agenda.”
BJP’s Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore wins
Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore of BJP has registered a victory from Jaipur Rural Lok Sabha seat. He has won by a total of 3,89,403 votes. He defeated Krishna Poonia of Congress who got 4,22,223 votes.
BJP’s Anant Kumar wins
Anant Kumar Hegde of BJP has won from Uttar Kannada Lok Sabha constituency. Returning officer Harish Kumar has given him the winning certificate.
Lok Saba election results updates
The BJP is leading in 290 parliamentary constituencies, as per the Election Commission. While Congress is ahead in 49 seats.
BJP Wins 4 Karnataka seats
As per the EC, Jigajinagi Ramesh Chandappa, Karadi Sanganna Amarappa, Udasi SC, and Y Devendrappa have won from their respective constituencies – Bijapur, Koppal, Haveri, and Bellary.
BJP’s Poonamben Maadam wins
Poonamben Maadam of BJP has registered the victory from Jamnagar. She has won by over 2 lakhs.
BJP candidate Darshana Jardosh wins
Darshana Jardosh of BJP has won from Surat parliamentary constituency. She won by a margin of over 5 lakh votes.
BJP wins 5 seats
BJP has won 5 seats until now, as stated by the EC. The NDA is leading in as many as 351 seats.
Milind Deora Wins in Mumbai South
Milind Deora (Congress) has won from Mumbai South parliamentary constituency in Maharashtra.
Gautam Gambhir Digs His Opponents
BJP candidate and ex-cricketer Gautam Gambhir is leading by more than 3 lakhs vote in East Delhi. He also took a jab at his Congress and AAP rivals. He stated that “Neither it’s a ‘Lovely’ cover drive and nor it is an ‘Atishi Ballebaaz’। It’s just the BJP’s ‘Gambhir’ ideology which people have supported.”
BS Yeddyurappa on BJP’s Victory
Karnataka BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa has commented on the BJP’s massive victory in the south. He stated that “It is the first time in India’s political history that BJP has won 24 seats in south India. My thanks to people of Karnataka for electing BJP candidates in the regions.”
Sumalatha Ambareesh is leading in Karnataka
Sumalatha Ambareesh, a BJP-backed Independent candidate, is leading by more than a lakhs of votes in Mandya, Karnataka. Nikhil Kumaraswamy (JDS), son of Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy, is trailing.
Sensex Shoots Record-High Points
The NSE Nifty 50 Index and S&P BSE Sensex hit a record high today. The analysts believe that the major factor that played a role in this is Bharatiya Janata Party’s victory. The S&P BSE Sensex, earlier in the day, hit 40,124.96 points and NSE Nifty 50 Index reached 12,041.15 points.
Modi to reach BJP headquarter at 5 PM
The BJP parliamentary meeting would be held at 5.30 pm. Prime Minister Modi would reach there at 5 PM. He is expected to set an agenda there.
Ashraf Ghani Congratulates Modi
Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani has congratulated Modi. He tweeted that “Congratulations to PM @narendramodi 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 in pursuit of regional cooperation, peace and prosperity for all of South Asia.”
Putin Congratulates Modi
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has congratulated Modi on his huge victory in Lok Sabha elections 2019. He stated that “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.”
BJP candidate Smriti Irani posted a tweet
Smriti Irani posted “TsuNAMO TsunAMI. NaMo 2.0. Dhanyawad Bharat #VijayiBharat.”
Sunny, Hema leading
Sunny Deol is leading from Gurdaspur while Hema Malini is ahead in Mathura. Dharmendra campaigned for them.
Modi, Shah Tweet about victory
PM Narendra Modi has taken to Twitter and posted that “Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas. Together we grow. Together we prosper. Together we will build a strong and inclusive India. India wins yet again!”
Amit Shah too tweeted that “India’s Victory.”
Chandan Mitra on election results 2019
Chandan Mitra of Trinamool party has admitted that BJP now is just “Government-In-Waiting.”
Mamata Banerjee reacted to election results
Chief minister Mamata Banerjee has tweeted that “All losers are not losers.” In West Bengal, Trinamool Congress is leading in 22 seats, Congress in 1 and BJP in 19.
Lok Sabha election results updates
In the Lok Sabha elections, UPA is leading in 90 seats while NDA is ahead in 345 seats.
Nepal PM congratulates PM on victory
The election results are yet to be declared, but the congratulatory messages have already started to pour in for BJP. Nepal prime minister K P Sharma Oli has congratulated Modi. He added that “ I look forward to working closely with you.”
Moon Moon Sen Trailing
Trinamool Congress candidate Moon Moon Sen is currently trailing in Asansol.
BJP Loses Assembly Seat in Goa
BJP has lost the Assembly Seat in Panaji, Goa to Congress. The BJP has held the seat for the last 25 years.
Congress leading in Kerala
While Congress performance is poor in most of the states, it is doing great in Kerala. Here Congress-led UDF alliance is ahead in 19 of the total 20 seats in the state.
BJP ahead in MP
BJP is leading in Madhya Pradesh in 28 seats out of the total 29 seats in the state. Congress is leading in only one seat. Celebrations have already begun in Bhopal’s BJP office.
Tamil Nadu Lok Sabha election results updates
Punjab and Tamil Nadu seem to be the stronghold of Congress. DMK is showing good performance there.
Dilip Ghosh leading in Kharagpur Sagar
Dilip Ghosh, the BJP West Bengal president, is leading in Kharagpur Sagar by 700 votes. He is contesting against Manas Bhuniya of TMC.
Lok Sabha Election Results Updates
BJP is currently leading in 292 of the total 542 Lok Sabha constituencies.
Uttar Pradesh Election Results Updates
In UP, Mulayam Singh is currently leading in Mainpuri. His son Akhilesh and daughter-in-law Dimple Yadav are also leading in their respective constituencies – Azamgarh and Kannauj.
Congress lagging behind in Arunachal Pradesh Assembly elections
In the Assembly election results in Arunachal Pradesh, Congress is not leading in any seat. BJP, on the other hand, is leading in 10 seats.
West Bengal election results updates
Left has not secured any leads so far in West Bengal. It used to rule here unabated for 34 years.
Delhi election results updates
Gautam Gambhir is currently leading with 73,000 votes in East Delhi parliamentary constituency. He is contesting against AAP’s Atishi and Congress’ Arvinder Lovely.
Hema Malini ahead in Mathura
BJP candidate Hema Malini is leading in Mathura by 22,893 votes. Her rival is Kunwar Narendra Singh, a candidate of SP-BSP-RLD alliance.
BJP ahead in Gujarat
As per the current calculations, BJP is leading in all the 26 seats in Gujarat. The state is homeland of both BJP president Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Odisha election results updates
Baijayant Panda is currently trailing from Kendrapara, Odisha. However, the party itself is leading in 9 seats from the state.
Amit Shah leading
Amit Shah is currently leading in Gandhinagar, Gujarat with more than 19,000 votes.
Rahul Gandhi, Sunny Deol Leading
BJP’s Sunny Deol is currently leading in Punjab with 1,15,543 votes at Gurdaspur constituency. Congress president Rahul Gandhi is also ahead in Wayanad by 92,000 votes.
Lok Sabha election results updates
BJP is currently leading in more than 280 seats across India.
BJP leading in Many Constituencies in WB
BJP is currently leading in Asansol, Alipurduar, Burdwan, Hooghly, Bangaon, Bankura, Bishnupur, Maldah, Ghatal, Jhargram and Purulia parliamentary constituencies in West Bengal.
BJP leading in almost all seats in Haryana
BJP is currently leading in 9 out of the total 10 seats in Haryana. Congress is ahead only from the Rohtak seat. Deepender Hooda from Congress is contesting from there.
Assembly election 2019 results update
Regarding assembly election results, YSRCP is currently leading in Andhra Pradesh and is close to victory. In Tamil Nadu, DMK is leading in 20 seats.
Abhishek Banerjee lagging in Diamond Harbour
Abhishek Banerjee, the nephew of Mamata Banerjee is currently trailing in Diamond Harbour parliamentary constituency. Nilanjan Roy of BJP is leading here.
Shashi Tharoor ahead in Thiruvananthapuram
The sitting lawmaker and Congress candidate Shashi Tharoor is currently leading is Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. He is seeking a re-election from here.
Jammu and Kashmir election results updates
In the early trends, Congress state president G A Mir, BJP leader Jitendra Singh, and National Conference President Farooq Abdulla are leading in their respective parliamentary constituencies in J&K.
Ravi Shankar Prasad is Leading
BJP’s union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad is currently leading from Patna Sahib Constituency in Bihar. Shatrughan Sinha of Congress is trailing from there.
West Bengal election results updates
BJP’s SS Ahluwalia is trailing in Durgapur Lok Sabha constituency.
Karnataka election results updates
Congress’ B N Chandrappa is currently leading in Chitradurga Lok Sabha constituency with 3659 votes. Pralhad Joshi of BJP is ahead in Dharwad parliamentary seat by 4966 votes.
Jayant Chaudhary Leading in Baghpat
Jayant Chaudhary is currently leading in Baghpat Lok Sabha constituency. He is the son of RLD chief Ajit Singh.
Rahul Gandhi is leading in Wayanad.
Babul Supriyo Leading in Asansol
BJP MP Babul Supriyo is currently leading in Asansol parliamentary constituency, West Bengal. Moon Moon Sen is his opposition candidate from Trinamool Congress.
Early Leads in Lok Sabha Election Results
Amit Shah is currently leading in Gandhinagar. While in Bhopal, Sadhvi Pragya is trailing and Digvijaya Singh is leading.
Uttar Pradesh election results updates
Smriti Irani is currently leading in Amethi while Rahul Gandhi is trailing from the seat.
SP-BSP leading in Aonla
SP-BSP alliance is currently leading in Aonla parliamentary constituency, UP. Dharmendra Kumar of BJP is currently holding the seat.
Karnataka election results update
Independent candidate Sumalatha Ambareesh is currently leading in Mandya. She is the wife of former Union minister MH Ambareesh and late film star.
Kerala election results updates
Congress president Rahul Gandhi is currently leading in Wayanad. Besides from his stronghold Amethi seat, Gandhi also decided to contest from the southern seat.
Thiruvananthapuram Election Result Updates
Tharoor is trailing in Thiruvananthapuram. The BJP has lots of hopes for this seat. It has fielded Kummanam Rajasekharan from this seat.
Lucknow Election Results Update
BJP candidate Rajnath Singh is currently leading in Lucknow. Poonam Sinha, the wife of Shatrughan Sinha and Samajwadi Party candidate, is trailing there.
Counting Taking Place across the Country
The counting of votes is taking place in more than 4,000 counting centres. The Lok Sabha election results are expected by evening, as stated by the Election Commission officials.
Early Leads in Election Results
Early results have begun to pour in. In Dakshina Kannada, Congress is gaining. In Bangalore Central, however, BJP is leading.
The counting has begun.
Key Candidates for Lok Sabha Elections 2019
The top 10 candidates to watch for are Narendra Modi (Varanasi), Rahul Gandhi (Amethi, Wayanad), Sonia Gandhi (Raebareli), HD Devegowda (Hassan), Amit Shah (Gandhinagar), VK Singh (Ghaziabad), Rajnath Singh (Lucknow), Amit Shah (Gandhinagar), Smriti Irani (BJP), Shashi Tharoor (Thiruvananthapuram), Amit Shah (Gandhinagar), Nitin Gadkari (Nagpur).
Vote Counting to Begin at 8
The vote counting will begin at 8 AM. First of all, postal ballot votes will be counted. it will be followed by EVM counting, which begins at 8.30 AM. Next will be the VVPAT matching.
Get ready, take deep breaths, catch a good night’s sleep, and try and keep your blood pressure from going north or south, based on your expectations, for tomorrow is Judgement Day.
May 23 is not a day of the politicians; it’s your day, YOU, the voter. You decided and voted for the person/party you wish to see lead the country for the next five years, and now it’s time to find whether others shared your views or not.
The world’s largest festival of democracy shall celebrate its biggest day tomorrow, and everyone is invited. The world will be watching as India begins to count the votes one by one, and like any final match of any competition, there will be a winner and a loser. It doesn’t matter which side of the pick you are on. It’s having faith in the process and accepting the results sportingly. That is what is expected of us citizens.
The Election Commission of India has made stringent arrangements to ensure a free and fair counting process, Though there has been a lot of criticism coming from opposition parties, the process is all set to begin early tomorrow morning as planned.
The opposition parties remain critical nonetheless. Leaders of 21 parties collectively approached the EC’s office demanding to count the five sample VVPATs ahead of the counting process rather than at the end, as planned. The
EC office responded they would once again discuss the matter internally and announce their decision. Today, the EC rejected the opposition demand, and counting will resume as per the laid down procedure.
Meanwhile, opposition parties are not taking any chances. Most have parked their representatives near the various strong rooms where the EVMs are kept and where the counting will take place.
How the EVMs are secured and kept safe
The Election Commission has extensive and elaborate security measures in place for transporting and storing of EVMs and VVPATs. There is a central 24-hour EVM control room set up at the EC headquarters which receives complaints relating to strongroom security, transport of EVMs, polling agent complaints, etc.
The EVMs and VVPATs are first brought to voting centres in various vehicles. This may include trucks, tempos, vans or any other vehicle, as designated by the EC’s office. Such vehicles are accompanied by the presiding officer and Central Armed Police Forces. The entire process is the responsibility of the district election officer. All movement is carried out under his direction and order.
Security arrangements during movement of the EVMs and VVPATs are covered by body cameras worn by accompanying personnel. Additionally, drone-based cameras providing aerial observation and GPS and GIS-based vehicles are deployed for movement tracking.
At each voting centre, after polling is completed, every EVM is placed in the box in which it arrived. It is sealed in the presence of polling agents of various parties, polling officials, and the presiding officer. The VVPATs do not require a box as they are built within the box.
They are then transported under security cover as described above to designated strong rooms and stored. Each strongroom door and windows are sealed in the presence of officials and polling agents. The room is then kept under 24-hour security watch by a team of armed security personnel.
On counting day, they are moved to respective counting locations where the sealed EVMs and VVPATs are placed, and seals are broken in the presence of polling agents, officials, and the district election officer.
We will be extensively covering the election results on May 23, 2019. So, keep watching this space for 2019 General Election Results updates tomorrow.