Election Results Highlights: It is the victory of India's democracy, says PM Modi27 min read . Updated: 24 May 2019, 01:03 PM IST
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi will return for a second term after the BJP won more than 300 Lok Sabha seats
- A Modi wave has swept through the Hindi heartland and Gujarat. BJP has also made inroads in West Bengal and Odisha
NEW DELHI : Sweeping the Lok Sabha elections, the Narendra Modi-led BJP crossed the 300 mark as counting for votes for 542 Lok Sabha seats neared its end on Friday. The massive exercise began Thursday morning with early trends establishing the BJP's conclusive lead, making it evident that Modi's message, packaging muscular nationalism, security and Hindu pride, had worked wonders.
With the BJP riding a Modi wave that took it past its 2014 tally of 282, the opposition was left way behind with the Congress winning only 52 seats, two less than it needs for a Leader of Opposition post in the lower house and marginally more than the 44 it got in the last general elections.
PM Modi vows 'every moment of my life, every fibre of my being devoted to nation'
In a rousing speech at the party headquarters here to celebrate the BJP's spectacular victory, Modi told cheering supporters that the election has thrown up a mandate to build a new India.
"People are chanting Modi, Modi. But this is not a victory of Modi, it is the victory of people who are desperate for honesty in the system," Modi said.
Will run the country by taking everyone along: PM Modi
I will not do anything with bad intentions, I will not do anything for myself.The spirit of our democracy and constitution gives us the responsibility to run country by taking everyone along, says PM Modi.
PM Modi on way ahead
We have to look ahead and take everybody along including our rivals: PM Modi
PM Modi's on India's caste
There will be only two castes in the country -- the poor and those contributing to alleviate poverty, says PM Modi.
PM Modi's on price rise and corruption
This was the first election where price rise and corruption were not issues: PM Modi
PM Modi's take on the issue of secularism in Lok Sabha election
No political party dared to wear a mask of secularism to mislead people in this election, says Modi.
PM Modi's on way ahead
We won't leave our humility , culture and values: PM Modi
PM Modi's views on 2019 polls
People have vindicated my view that this election was fought by them and not by parties: PM Modi.
People 's mandate is to build new India: PM Modi
We had gone to people seeking mandate to build a new India. People have given us their blessings for it, says PM Modi
Maximum voting took place in this election: PM Modi
Since the country got independence, so many elections took place, but the maximum voting took place in this election, & that too in 40-42 degree temperature, says PM Narendra Modi
PM Modi's first reaction on 2019 polls
2019 election is the biggest event in India's democratic history : PM Modi
It is victory of PM Modi's Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas
It is victory of people, it is a victory of PM Modi's Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas (with all, development for all) policy: Shah.
BJP President Amit Shah on party performance in Bengal
Even after so much violence and rigging, BJP won 18 seats in West Bengal. It tells that in coming days, BJP will establish its might in West Bengal, says Amit Shah
Amit Shah's criticism of dynasty politics
Politics of casteism, dynasty and appeasement politics has been buried in this massive mandate to BJP: Shah.
Narendra Modi superhero of BJP's super victory, says Amit Shah
Modi superhero of BJP's super victory, says Amit Shah
It is a historic victory
After 50 years someone has won an absolute majority for the second time in a row, says Amit Shah
PM Modi, Amit Shah get grand welcome at BJP headquarters
Chandrababu Naidu resigns
N. Chandrababu Naidu submits his resignation to the Governor as the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh after TDP's defeat in assembly elections: ANI
PM Modi reaches BJP headquarters
58 seats declared so far
58 results have been declared of which 37 have gone to BJP, 10 to Congress, 2 to TRS, 1 each: DMK, JKNC, NCP, LJSP, BSP, Shiv Sena, JD(S). Of the remaining 484 seats, BJP leading in 272, Congress in 40, AITC in 23, DMK in 22, Shiv Sena in 17, YSRC in 22 seats.
BJP tally over 300 seats
According to latest EC data, BJP tally is 302 (42 wins + 260 leads)
Victory celebrations at BJP headquarters
PM Modi thanks Varanasi voters
"People of Kashi are remarkable! When I had gone to Kashi to file my nomination papers, they confidently said that they would manage the entire campaign without me having to come back even once…and manage they did! I bow to the citizens of Kashi. Looking forward to serving them," PM Modi tweeted
49 results declared so far
BJP - 30, Congress - 10, TRS - 2, DMK, JKNC, NCP, LJSP, BSP, JD (S) - 2. Of the remaining 493 seats, BJP is leading in 272, INC in 40, AITC in 23, DMK in 22, Shiv Sena in 18, YSRC in 22, BJD in 12, JD(U) in 16 and BSP in 10.
BJP leads in 9 seats of Assam
In Assam, BJP is leading in nine seats while the Congress is ahead in three and the AIUDF and an Independent candidate in one each of the 14 parliamentary constituencies in the state.
Farooq Abdullah wins
Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and National Conference president Farooq Abdullah won the Srinagar Lok Sabha seat by a margin of over 70,000 votes.
BJP making clean sweep in Gujarat, Rajasthan
BJP is leading in all 26 Lok Sabha seats of Gujarat and a 25-0 victory in Rajasthan.
Priyanka Gandhi congratulates PM Modi
"It is the people's decision and we fully respect it. We congratulate the BJP workers, leaders and Prime Minister Narendra Modi," Priyanka Gandhi said.
Reports of Rahul Gandhi offering resignation incorrect: Surjewala
Randeep Singh Surjewala said reports of Rahul Gandhi offering resignation are incorrect. When asked on fixing responsibility for loss, Rahul Gandhi said, "This is between my party and I. Between me and the Congress CWC."
34 results declared
34 results been declared of which 22 have gone to BJP, 7 to Congress ,1 each to DMK, JKNC, NCP, TRS & JD(S). Of the remaining 508 seats, BJP leading in 282, Congress in 43, Trinamool Congress in 23, DMK in 22, Shiv Sena in 19, YSRC in 22, BJD in 12, JD(U) in 16 and BSP in 10.
Chowkidar is now a powerful symbol to safeguard India: Modi
"The people of India became Chowkidars and rendered great service to the nation. Chowkidar has become a powerful symbol to safeguard India from the evils of casteism, communalism, corruption and cronyism," Modi tweeted.
Chowkidar off from Modi's Twitter profile from today
"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!," PM Modi tweeted.
Winners from Telangana
BJP candidate, Bandi Sanjay Kumar has won from Karimnagar, Telangana.
Congress candidate Uttam Kumar Reddy Nalamada has won from Nalgonda, Telangana.
Winners from Kerala
Congress candidate V K Sreekandan has won from Palakkad, Kerala.
Congress candidate Ramya Haridas has won from Alathur, Kerala.
Rajinikanth congratulates PM Modi
"Respected dear @narendramodi ji hearty congratulations. You made it!!! God bless," Rajinikanth tweeted.
Winners from Punjab
Congress candidate Ravneet Singh Bittu has won from Ludhiana, Punjab.
Congress candidate Preneet Kaur has won from Patiala, Punjab.
Rahul Gandhi congratulates Smriti Irani on leading in Amethi
"I respect the mandate of the people of Amethi," Rahul Gandhi said.
Respect the mandate: Rahul Gandhi
I fully respect the mandate of Indians that Narendra Modi is going to be the prime minister: Rahul Gandhi
Rahul Gandhi congratulates BJP
Congratulating BJP, Rahul Gandhi said he has to accept that Modi ji and the BJP has won the election.
Left parties leading in only 5 seats
The Left Front is now leading in only 5 seats. The CPI(M) is leading in three seats in Tamil Nadu while the CPI is ahead in two seats of Kerala. 2019 could be Left's worst poll performance since 1952.
Over 50% people voted for BJP in 5 states
In Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Haryana, the BJP has won over 50% votes
16 results declared so far
16 results have been declared of which 14 have gone to BJP and 1 each to Congress and JD (Secular). Of the remaining 526 constituencies, BJP is leading in 288, INC in 50, AITC in 23, DMK in 23, Shiv Sena in 18, YSRC in 23, BJD in 13, JD(U) in 16 and BSP in 11 constituencies.
Winners from Karnataka
BJP candidate Anantkumar Hegde has won from Uttara Kannada.
BJP candidate Pralhad Joshi has won from Dharwad, Karnataka.
Ashok Chavan trailing in Maharashtra
Maharashtra Congress Committee president Ashok Chavan is trailing from Nanded by 32,410 votes.
Aspirational India does not accept dynasties: Jaitley
"Aspirational India does not accept Royalties, Dynasties and caste based parties," Arun Jaitley said.
Winners from Karnataka
BJP candidate, Udasi. S.C. has won from Haveri, Karnataka.
BJP candidate, Karadi Sanganna Amarappa has won from Koppal, Karnataka.
BJP candidate, Jigajinagi Ramesh Chandappa has won from Bijapur, Karnataka.
BJP candidate, Y. Devendrappa has won from Bellary, Karnataka
BJP is leading in 24 seats of Karnataka
BJP gets over 50% votes in several states
BJP has repeated the near improbable feat of repeating its landslide victory in north and west India with its vote share jumping over 50% in many states, as the party appeared set to surpass its 2014 total of 282 Lok Sabha seats in this general election.
Cabinet meeting tomorrow
PM Modi to preside over cabinet meeting tomorrow
Greetings from the depth of my heart: Netanyahu wishes Modi
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netayahu hailed Modi’s “impressive victory" and pledged to strengthen their "great friendship" as well as bilateral ties. "Greetings from the depth of my heart dear friend on your impressive victory in the elections," Netanyahu said on Twitter
Congratulations on the remarkable win: Modi to Jagan Reddy
Narendra Modi congratulates Jaganmohan Reddy for YSR Congress' remarkable performance in Andhra Pradesh Assembly election. Congratulations on the remarkable win in Andhra Pradesh, Modi writes on Twitter.
Advani congratulates Modi-Shah duo
"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," Advani said.
Amit Shah could break Advani's record in Gandhinagar
BJP president Amit Shah could break senior party leader LK Advani's record in Gujarat as he is leading ahead by over 5 lakh votes.
Modi tsunami in India: Devendra Fadnavis
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said the 'Modi wave' of the 2014 elections turned into a 'tsunami' this time.
"In the previous election, there was a Modi wave. Now, it has turned into a tsunami. Going by the current trends, I think our seats in Maharashtra are likely to go up. It has also increased our responsibilities," he said.
Rahul Gandhi heading towards big win from Wayanad
Congress President Rahul Gandhi leading with over 7.9 lakh votes from Kerala's Wayanad: ANI
EC declares first result
BJP's Mohan Kundariya wins Rajkot seat
Celebrations at BJP headquarters in Delhi
Victory of hopes of youth, poor and farmers: Amit Shah
BJP president Amit Shah today said it is the victory of the hopes of youth, the poor and farmers. "This grand victory is a triumph of people's confidence in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's development work and strong leadership," Amit Shah tweeted.
Bittersweet emotion: Shashi Tharoor on election trends
Headed towards a victory from Thiruvananthapuram seat, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said it is a bittersweet emotion because his party is losing.
"As my lead nears 50,000 with 72 per cent counted, I feel like a batsman who has scored a century while his team has lost! It's a bittersweet emotion I will take some time to reflect on," Tharoor tweeted.
Chinese President Xi Jinping congratulates PM Modi
Chinese President Xi Jinping today congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his election victory and vowed to work with him to take the bilateral ties to a new height.
Sambit Patra is ahead by 3,800 votes
BJP leader Sambit Patra is leading by 3,800 votes in Odisha's Puri Lok Sabha seat
Amit Shah ahead by 5 lakh votes
BJP president Amit Shah is leading over Congress's CJ Chavda from Gandhinagar Lok Sabha seat with a margin of 5.1 lakh votes.
Putin congratulates Modi
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: ANI
BJP leading in 300 seats
As per latest trends available for the 542 constituencies, BJP is leading in 300 while INC is leading in 50, DMK in 23, AITC in 22, YSRC in 24, Shiv Sena in 18, JDU in 15, BJD in 15 and BSP in 11 constituencies.
PM Modi promises to build strong, inclusive India
In his first public reaction after election trends came in, Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised to build a strong and inclusive India. "Together we grow. Together we prosper. Together we will build a strong and inclusive India. India wins yet again! #VijayiBharat," PM Modi tweeted.
Smriti Irani leading from Amethi
Smriti Irani is leading against Rahul Gandhi with 11,226 votes from Amethi Lok Sabha seat
BJP leading in 24 out of 25 seats
In Rajasthan, BJP is leading in 24 out of the 25 Lok Sabha seats in the state.
Nepal, Sri Lanka PMs congratulate Modi
Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli congratulated PM Modi and said he looks ahead to work with India, while Israel prime minister tweeted “Sincerely greetings to you, my friend @ Narendramodi , for your impressive victory in the elections…". Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickramsinghe and president Maithripala Sirisena also congratulated Modi.
All losers are not losers: Mamata Banerjee
Trinamool Congress supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today remarked that 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," she tweeted.
YSR Congress leading in 150 seats
YSR Congress looks set for a landslide win in Andhra Pradesh assembly elections as the latest trends show it is leading in over 150 seats out of the total 175 in the state.
Uday Kotak calls for reforms
Noted banker Uday Kotak tweeted, "Time for transformation of India. Time for deep reform. I dream of us as a global superpower in my lifetime. Heartiest congratulations to @narendramodi, the BJP, and the NDA."
People voted for development: Anil Agarwal
Vedanta Resources Chairman Anil Agarwal tweeted, "Heartening trends pouring in. Democracy wins. Kudos to the people of India who have voted for development." Congratulating Modi, Agarwal further said, "As he takes another step toward next progressive innings, ...his vision will help India take a leap in its journey of growth".
Economic challenges before PM Modi in his second term
As Narendra Modi begins his second innings as the Prime Minister, he will be confronted with these five economic challenges: Slowing economy, Consumption slump, Rural distress, Jobs crisis and Rising trade tensions. Read more here.
YSR to take oath on May 30
YS Jaganmohan Reddy to take oath as Andhra Pradesh CM on May 30: ANI
21 BJP candidates leading by 1 lakh votes in Rajasthan
21 out of the 24 BJP candidates are leading by a margin of over one lakh votes, with one having established a lead of more than 4 lakh votes in the trends available so far.
Pragya Singh Thakur maintains lead in Bhopal
Lok Sabha poll trends show BJP's Bhopal Lok Sabha seat candidate Pragya Singh Thakur ahead of her nearest Congress rival Digvijay Singh by over 90,000 votes.
Congress leading in 52 seats
As per latest trends available for the 542 constituencies, BJP is leading in 294 while INC is leading in 52, DMK in 22, AITC in 23, YSRC in 23, Shiv Sena in 19, JDU in 15, BJD in 15 and BSP in 12 constituencies.
BJP set to sweep Rajasthan
The BJP-led NDA is heading towards a clean sweep in Rajasthan with saffron party candidates leading in 24 seats while its alliance partner Rashtriya Loktantrik Party is leading in one seat, as per Election Commission trends.
Left Front wiped out from West Bengal: Trends
In West Bengal, the Trinamool Congress was leading in 24 of 42 seats while BJP was ahead in 17. The Left has been wiped out from the state
BJP fails to make impact in Kerala
In Kerala's 20 seats, Congress was ahead in 15 while the BJP hasn't made its presence felt.
Sikkim Assembly Trends
The opposition Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) is leading in seven Assembly seats while the ruling Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) in two constituencies.
RJD expected to win only 2 seats in Bihar
With the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) expected to win only two seats in Bihar, the 17th Lok Sabha results may sound the end of Lalu era.
Rajnath Singh gives victory credit to Modi-Shah duo
This historic victory in general elections is outcome of Modi's visionary leadership, Amit Shah's dynamism: Rajnath Singh.
Babul Supriyo leading from Asansol
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: ANI
PM Modi's victory speech expected in evening
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to make a speech at BJP parliamentary board meeting at party headquarters today.
Naidu likely to resign today
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu is likely to tender his resignation later today: ANI
PM Narendra Modi to meet BJP workers 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: ANI
EC yet to announce result for any Lok Sabha seat
Although trends for all the 542 seats are out, the Election Commission is yet to announce results for any of the Lok Sabha seats yet.
BJP leading in 291 seats
As per current trends available for all the 542 constituencies, BJP is leading in 291 while Congress is leading in 50, DMK in 22, AITC in 25, YSRC in 24 and Shiv Sena in 20 constituencies.
PM Modi leading by over 55,000 votes in Varanasi
In Varanasi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is leading by over 55,000 votes against his nearest rival from Samajwadi Party.
YSRCP sweeping Andhra Pradesh Assembly: Trends
If trends are to be believed, Jaganmohan Reddy-led YSR Congress Party could make a clean sweep in Andhra assembly elections. While YSRCP is leading on 134 Assembly seats in the 175-member House, the ruling Telugu Desam Party of Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu is ahead on 26 seats, the trends three hours after counting of votes began at 8 am, showed.
BJP leading in all five seats of Uttarakhand
BJP has maintained lead on all five Lok Sabha seats in Uttarakhand with its candidates maintaining comfortable leads over their nearest rivals from the Congress.
BJP leading in Gujarat, Rajasthan, MP, Chhattisgarh
BJP candidates were on the victory path on all 26 seats in Gujarat, 24 of the 25 seats in Rajasthan, 28 of the 29 seas in Madhya Pradesh and 9 of the 11 seats in Chhattisgarh.
BJP leads with 16 out of 42 seats in West Bengal
Giving the ruling Trinamool Congress a tough fight, BJP has made huge inroads into West Bengal for the first time. Early trends show BJP was ahead in 16 of 42 constituencies.
Ananthkumar Hegde leads with over 1 lakh votes
BJP MP Ananthkumar Hegde is leading with 1.3 lakh votes from Uttara Kannada seat.
Hema Malini leading from Mathura
Sitting MP and BJP candidate Hema Malini is now leading by 22,893 votes against mahagathbandhan candidate Kunwar Narendra Singh in Mathura.
BJP leading in Rajasthan, MP, Chhattisgarh
The BJP was on victory path in most Lok Sabha seats in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.
Rahul Gandhi leading by 1 lakh votes in Kerala's Wayanad
Rahul Gandhi is now leading in both Wayanad and Amethi seats
BJP making inroads in West Bengal
BJP is leading in 17 seats of West Bengal while Trinamool Congress in 23
BJP dominating Jharkhand
The BJP is leading in 10 out of the 14 Lok Sabha constituencies in Jharkhand.
In Karnataka, BJP is leading in 14 Lok Sabha seats, JD-S in 2 and Congress in 1.
BJP nears 300 mark in trends
The ruling BJP is seen touching the 300 seat mark in Lok Sabha, according to latest trends by Election Commission
BJP improves 2014 performance: Trends indicate
NDA has managed to get at least 50% votes so far in most of the Hindi heartland states.
Rahul Gandhi leads in Amethi
In Amethi, Rahul Gandhi has again got an edge against BJP's Smriti Irani.
Maneka Gandhi trailing behind Mahagathbandhan candidate
Union Minister and BJP leader Maneka Gandhi was trailing against Mahagathbandhan candidate Sonu Singh.
In West Bengal, Trinamool Congress is leading in 19 seats, BJP in 14
According to initial trends provided by the Election Commission, the ruling Trinamool Congress is now leading in 19 seats in West Bengal, BJP in 14 seats.
Odisha: Early trends show BJD way ahead
The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in Odisha is way ahead of its competitor BJP, early trends of the results show contradicting experts belief that the state may see a clear split verdict in the simultaneous polls.
BJP dominating Chhattisgarh
Chhattisgarh: BJP leading in 9 seats, Congress leading on 2 seats; total seats 11
BJP's Kirron Kher leading from Chandigarh
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.
BJP leading in 282 seats
As per current trends available for 527 constituencies, BJP is leading in 282 seats while Congress is leading in 51, DMK in 22, AITC in 22, YSRC in 24 and Shiv Sena in 19 constituencies.
Mulayam, Akhilesh leading in UP
Samajwadi Party patron Mulayam Singh Yadav forged ahead in Mainpuri and his son SP chief Akhilesh Yadav was leading in Azamgarh. Akhilesh Yadav's wife Dimple Yadav, who is seeking reelection from Kannauj was leading the table.
BJP leads in 56 seats in UP
The BJP was on Thursday leading in 56 of Uttar Pradesh's 80 Lok Sabha seats with the BSP-SP alliance ahead in 20 seats, according to Election Commission trends.
BJD candidates leading in 9 Lok Sabha seats in Odisha
The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) was leading in nine Lok Sabha seats in Odisha as per initials trends on Thursday.
Rajasthan CM Gehlot's son Vaibhav trailing behind BJP candidate 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.
Noida: BJP's Mahesh Sharma leading
Union Minister and BJP leader Mahesh Sharma is leading from Gautam Buddh Nagar seat by a margin of 6,090 votes after second round of counting for the Lok Sabha polls, according to the district election office.
West Bengal trends
Union minister Babul Supriyo and sitting MPs Abhishek Banerjee and greenhorn Mimi Chakrabory were among those taking the lead from their respective constituencies in West Bengal, according to initial EC trends.
Shashi Tharoor is leading in Thiruvananthapuram
Former Union minister and sitting Thiruvananthapuram MP, Shashi Tharoor was ahead of his rival Kummanam Rajashekaran of the BJP.
BJP leading in 277 seats
As per current trends available for 511 constituencies, BJP is leading in 277 while Congress is leading in 52, DMK in 21, AITC in 21, YSRC in 21 and Shiv Sena in 18.
Party position in Karnataka at 10am
Total Seats: 28
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.
Early trends give YSRCP huge lead in Andhra
Chances of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) returning to power in Andhra Pradesh (AP) seem to be a distant dream, according to early trends in the state. According to the Election Commission, early counting of votes put the YSR ahead in 67 assembly seats, and the TDP in 11 at 9.59 am.
BJP leading in 269 seats
As per current trends available for 495 constituencies, BJP is leading in 269 while Congress is leading in 51, DMK in 20, Trinamool Congress in 20, YSRC in 19 and Shiv Sena in 18.
BJD leading in 16 seats of Odisha
Odisha assembly elections: Biju Janata Dal leading on 16 seats, BJP leading on 5 seats. There are 146 assembly constituencies in the state.
Rahul Gandhi's lead increases by 25,000 at Wayanad
Congress President Rahul Gandhi is leading in Wayanad in Kerala by over 25,000 votes after 5.18 per cent of the total votes had been counted.
BJP's Pragya Thakur leading in Bhopal
BJP candidate Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur is leading in early trends received after counting of postal ballots in Madhya Pradesh's Bhopal constituency. Thakur is contesting against former Chief Minister and Congress candidate Digvijaya Singh.
NDA seen winning 48 seats in UP: Trends
NDA leading in 48 seats of Uttar Pradesh, Congress in 19
Election Results Tally at 9.55 am
NDA was leading in 284 seats, UPA in 109 seats
Naremdra Modi, Amit Shah leading
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 leading in 4 out of 7 Delhi seats
BJP is leading in Chandni Chowk, North West Delhi, South Delhi and West Delhi parliamentary seats out of 7 seats
Sensex, Nifty hit record highs as early trends hint at NDA win
The benchmark BSE Sensex rallied nearly 800 points and the NSE Nifty soared over 200 points to hit their respective record highs in early trade Thursday, as counting of votes for the Lok Sabha election began.
Jharkhand trends: Jayant Sinha leading in Hazaribagh
Union Minister and sitting BJP MP Jayant Sinha is leading by 6,486 votes against his nearest Congress rival Gopal Prasad Sahu from Hazaribagh Lok Sabha seat as per initial trends.
BJP, JD (U) surge ahead in Bihar
The early trends indicate that the 'Mahagatbandhan' haven't been able to make a dent to the formidable BJP-JD (U) combine. While BJP and JD (U) were leading on 10 seats each, the Congress party was leading on three seats.
Gujarat: BJP leading in 4 seats, Congress ahead in 1
The BJP is leading in four of the 26 Lok Sabha seats in Gujarat, including Gandhinagar where party president Amit Shah is contesting, while the Congress is ahead in one seat, as per initial trends.
BJP ahead in Haryana
Barring Rohtak, the BJP was ahead in all remaining nine seats in Haryana where early Election Commission trends were available Thursday.
Union Ministers Rao Inderjit Singh (Gurgaon) and Krishan Pal Gurjar (Faridabad) were ahead in their respective constituencies.
Early trends from West Bengal
Union minister Babul Supriyo of the BJP is leading by 3448 votes against Moon Moon Sen of All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) from Asansol Lok Sabha seat, as per initial Election Commission trends.
Uttar Pradesh: BJP leading in 43 seats
In Uttar Pradesh, BJP is ahead in 43 seats, Mahagathbandhan in 13 seats
Farooq Abdullah, Jitendra Singh leading in early trends in J-K
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.
India will shine even brighter, says Anupam Kher
As counting of votes for 542 Lok Sabha seats went underway on Thursday, veteran actor Anupam Kher exuded confidence that India's future will shine with the results.
"Today, the future of India will shine even brighter on this festival of democracy. Jai Ho," Kher tweeted.
Candidates leading from Punjab
BJP's Sunny Deol leading from Gurdaspur, Congress's Manish Tewari leading from Anandpur Sahib and Gurjeet Singh Aujla leading from Amritsar, SAD's Harsimrat Kaur Badal leading from Bhatinda,
BJP candidates leading in Delhi
BJP's Ramesh Bidhuri leading from South Delhi and BJP's Parvesh Verma leading from West Delhi
Madhya Pradesh: Digvijaya Singh, Jyotiraditya Scindia trailing behind
Senior Congress leaders Digvijaya Singh from Bhopal, Jyotiraditya Scindia from Guna and Vivek Tankha from Jabalpur, trailing