MK Stalin congratulates PM, hopes for 'progressive govt' based on inclusivity
23 May 2019, 10:53:02 PM IST
TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu wins
TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu wins Kuppam Assembly seat, defeating K Chandramouli of YSR Congress by 30,722 votes: Election Commission.
23 May 2019, 07:55:02 PM IST
HD Deve Gowda loses
Former PM and JD(S) chief HD Deve Gowda loses from Tumkur (Karnataka) by 13,339 votes. BJP's GS Basavaraj wins from the constituency.
23 May 2019, 04:06:56 PM IST
Feel like a batsman who has scored century while his team has lost: Tharoor
Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, who seemed headed for a win from Thiruvananthapuram, said he feels like a batsman who has scored a century while his team has lost.
Tharoor's remarks came after Prime Minister Narendra Modi led his Bharatiya Janata Party towards what looks set to be a resounding victory for a second term in office.
"As my lead nears 50,000 with 72% 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.
23 May 2019, 03:07:03 PM IST
BJP set to sweep, leaves JD(S)-Congress coalition in a tizzy
The BJP appeared headed for a spectacular win in Karnataka, as trends showed it led in 24 of the 28 total Lok Sabha seats,leaving the ruling Congress-JD(S) alliance in a tizzy with worries over its stability.
Reflecting the coalition's woes, stalwarts Congress leader in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge in Gulbarga and former Prime Minister and JDS supremo H D Deve Gowda in Tumkur were trailing their BJP rivals, Election Commision trends showed.
Congress was ahead in two seats and JD(S) in one, with trends available so far indicating that neither arithmetic nor chemistry worked for the two parties which apparently failed to reconcile with each other at the ground level.
23 May 2019, 03:07:03 PM IST
Solid slap on my face: Prakash Raj after poll setback
Prakash Raj, who is contesting the 2019 Lok Sabha elections as an independent candidate from Bengaluru Central, has conceded defeat but the actor has vowed to keep fighting for a "secular India", PTI reported.
The National Award winning actor is pitted against Rizwan Arshad of the Congress and sitting BJP MP P C Mohan. The poll battle is currently led by Mohan with over 5.4 lakh votes as against Arshad's tally of 4.9 lakh votes. Raj is way behind at 25,881 votes, according to the Election Commission.
23 May 2019, 02:12:57 PM IST
TN CM Palaniswami greets PM for BJP's 'magnificent victory'
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami Thursday greeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the BJP's "magnificent victory" in the Lok Sabha elections.
The AIADMK Joint Coordinator's congratulatory message to Modi came amidst the counting trends pointing to the BJP-led NDA retaining power at the Centre comfortably.
23 May 2019, 02:11:30 PM IST
Ananthkumar Hegde leads by 440,000 votes
Union Minister Ananthkumar Hegde leading by a margin of 440,000 votes from Uttara Kannada seat.
23 May 2019, 02:00:03 PM IST
KCR congratulates Modi, Jagan for poll victories
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao Thursday congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the spectacular victory of BJP-led NDA in the Lok Sabha polls.
He wished that the country march ahead under the leadership of Modi, a release from the Chief Minister's office said.
Rao hailed the victory of YSR Congress in the Assembly polls in Andhra Pradesh.
He telephoned Reddy to wish him, the release said.
23 May 2019, 01:31:47 PM IST
Prakash Raj leaves counting centre after realising he's losing from Bengaluru Central
Actor Prakash Raj, who is contesting the 2019 Lok Sabha elections as an independent candidate from Bengaluru Central, on Thursday left a counting centre midway after learning that he was trailing at number three behind the BJP and the Congress. The National Award winning actor is pitted against Rizwan Arshad of the Congress and sitting BJP MP P C Mohan.
A video posted by a prominent Karnataka daily on Twitter showed Raj, sporting a slight smile, leaving the counting centre with his supporters in tow.
23 May 2019, 01:05:06 PM IST
Congress and JD(S) on the losing path in Karnataka
In Gulbarga, Mallikarjun Kharge is trailing by 63,000 votes. In Mandya, Nikhil Kumaraswamy is trailing by 5,379 votes. In Bengaluru North, Congress candidate Krishna Byre Gowda trails by a margin of 85,152 votes.
23 May 2019, 12:19:27 PM IST
UDF leading in 19 seats in Kerala; Rahul Gandhi way ahead
Congress led-UDF is leading in 19 out of the 20 Lok Sabha seats in Kerala with AICC President Rahul Gandhi and two others ahead of their rivals with over one lakh votes.
As per the latest trends, Rahul Gandhi, who contested from Wayanad constituency, has till 12 PM garnered 1,60,121 votes, while Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) leader P K Kunhalikutty from Malappuram has a lead of 1,37,334 votes.
Thiruvananthapuram candidate Shashi Tharoor isleading with 13,815 votes against BJP candidate Kummanam Rajashekharan, who had resigned as Mizoram Governor to try his luck in the poll fray.
23 May 2019, 12:19:27 PM IST
DMK-led front appears on course for sweep in TN, leads in 35 seats
DMK-led Secular Progressive Alliance (SPA) in Tamil Nadu appeared headed for a clean sweep as it led in 35 of the 38 Lok Sabha seats in the state Thursday.
The ruling AIADMK, which had registered a landslide in the 2014 elections under the leadership of its supremo late Jayalalithaa, is trailing in most of the 20 seats it contested as also its allies, including the BJP.
The AIADMK-led NDA is ahead in only three constituencies, according to the latest Election Commission trends.
23 May 2019, 11:59:36 AM IST
Mallikarjun Kharge trails in Gulbarga
In Gulbarga, Mallikarjun Kharge trails with a margin of 37,274 votes. BJP's Umesh Jadav leads.
23 May 2019, 11:52:58 AM IST
YSRCP leading in all 25 Lok Sabha seats
According to EC, Jaganmohan Reddy-led YSRCP is leading in all 25 Lok Sabha seats in Andhra Pradesh.
23 May 2019, 11:46:18 AM IST
Sumalatha Ambareesh back in lead in Mandya
The neck-and-neck battle between independent candidate Sumalatha Ambareesh and Nikhil Kumaraswamy has swung Sumalatha's way again in Mandya. She leads by just 580 votes in the see-saw battle.
23 May 2019, 11:39:04 AM IST
Congress-led UDF alliance leading in all the 20 seats in Kerala
The Congress-led UDF alliance is leading in all the 20 seats in Kerala and it's opponent LDF gave up any leads that it had.
BJP's G S Basavaraj might just pip Deve Gowda in Tumakuru
JD(S) supremo H D Deve Gowda is trailing by 12,000 votes in Tumakuru. During the election campaigning, the BJP had alleged that Gowda had informed his son, PWD MInister H D Revanna, to divert the 24 tmc water meant for Tumakuru to Hassan.
23 May 2019, 10:46:28 AM IST
Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan trails in Gajuwaka
Jana Sena chief and Telugu movie actor Pawan Kalyan continues to trail in Gajuwaka Assembly constituency by 206 votes. YSRCP's Tippala Nagireddy is leading with 3,160 votes.
23 May 2019, 10:48:58 AM IST
Congress-led UDF alliance takes lead in 18 out of 20 Kerala seats
The Congress-led UDF alliance took lead in 18 out of 20 Kerala seats while LDF is ahead in two seats (Alappuzha and Kasaragod).
23 May 2019, 10:45:08 AM IST
BJP surges ahead in 17 seats in Karnataka
As per Election Commission, BJP leads in 17 seats, Congress and JD(S) lead in two seats each in Karnataka.
23 May 2019, 10:33:19 AM IST
DMK leads in Kanyakumari
In the Kanyakumari Lok Sabha constituency DMK alliance candidate Vasantha Kumar has a massive lead over BJP minister Pon Radhakrishnan. After the first round of counting, Vasantha Kumar polled 26,155 votes while Pon Radhakrishnan has polled 9,828 votes.
23 May 2019, 10:31:55 AM IST
Only one Congress leader leading in Bengaluru
In Karnataka, Congress candidate Rizwan Arshad is the sole Congress leader leading in Bengaluru. He leads by 25,766 seats in the Bengaluru (Central) constituency.
23 May 2019, 10:28:52 AM IST
KCR's daughter trails
In Nizamabad, Kalvakuntla Kavitha of TRS is trailing, Arvind Dharmapuri of BJP is leading with 10,952 votes.
23 May 2019, 10:27:36 AM IST
Deve Gowda trailing in Tumakuru
JD(S) H D Deve Gowda is trailing with a margin of 5364 votes in Tumakuru. During the election campaigning, the BJP had alleged that Gowda had informed his son, PWD MInister H D Revanna, to divert the 24 tmc water meant for Tumakuru to Hassan.
23 May 2019, 10:21:58 AM IST
Dayanidhi Maran leads
DMK's Dayanidhi Maran leads with 29,755 votes from the Chennai Central Lok Sabha Constituency. S R Vijayakumar of AIADMK is the sitting MP from Chennai Central.
23 May 2019, 10:16:34 AM IST
BJP leads in three seats in Telangana
BJP leads in three Lok Sabha constituencies in the state of Telangana — Karimnagar, Adilabad and Secunderabad.
23 May 2019, 10:14:00 AM IST
YSR Congress surges ahead in 22 seats, Naidu trails
In Andhra Pradesh Lok Sabha elections, YSR Congress is surging ahead with leads in 22 seats while TDP is trailing way behind with leads in 2 seats, says TV9.
23 May 2019, 10:05:01 AM IST
Kanimozhi leads by over 20,000 votes in Thoothukudi
DMK's Kanimozhi Karunanidhi leading by over 20,000 votes against BJP state chief Tamilisai Soundararajan in Thoothukudi Lok Sabha seat. Tamilisai Soundararajan has polled just over 10,000 votes.
23 May 2019, 10:03:12 AM IST
Union Minister Anantkumar Hegde well ahead of his JD(S) rival
In Karnataka, Union Minister and BJP candiate Anantkumar Hegde has taken a significant lead of 71,545 votes over JD(S) candidate Anand Asnotikar. BJP is currently leading in 24 out of the 28 seats.
23 May 2019, 10:03:12 AM IST
DMK leads in Tamil Nadu Lok Sabha polls and Assembly bypolls
Lok Sabha elections: DMK alliance candidates heading the race across the capital, leading in North, South and Central Chennai.
Assembly Bypolls : DMK leading in 11 seats and AIADMK in 8.
23 May 2019, 09:51:37 AM IST
Deve Gowda and grandsons ahead in Karnataka
JD(S) supremo Deve Gowda and his grandsons Prajwal Revanna and Nikhil Kumaraswamy are leading in Tumakuru, Hassan and Mandya segments constituencies respectively.
23 May 2019, 09:49:14 AM IST
Veteran Congress leader Veerappa Moily trails by 15,000 votes
Former union minister M Veerappa Moily of the Congress is trailing by 15,000votes in Chikkaballapur. He's up against Bacchegowda of BJP.
23 May 2019, 09:49:15 AM IST
TRS candidate giving Renuka Chowdhury a run for her money in Khammam
Nama Nageswar Rao of TRS, industrialist and former MP, who is contesting from Khammam Lok Sabha constituency, has polled 17,153 votes with 49.42 % of votes polled. He is closely trailed by former minister and Congress MP, Renuka Chowdhury with 12,121 votes.
23 May 2019, 09:43:59 AM IST
Rahul Gandhi leads by 40,000 votes in Wayanad
He might be trailing in Amethi but Rahul Gandhi leads by 40,000 votes in Wayanad. Congress-led UDF alliance is all set to deliver a rout for LDF in Kerala.
23 May 2019, 09:33:56 AM IST
Prajwal Revanna, the JD(S)-Congress candidate from Hassan, leads by over 28,000 votes
23 May 2019, 09:30:45 AM IST
Shashi Tharoor on Thiruvananthapuram vote counting
Thiruvananthapuram vote-counting: Not getting excited about just 4% of the votes counted, but it's welcome news that I took the lead from the start & am holding on to it! #Election2019
BJP has lost their lead in Thiruvananthapuram as UDF's Shashi Tharoor leads in the seat. UDF leads in 14 seats, LDF leads in 6 and NDA leads in 0 seats.
23 May 2019, 08:41:34 AM IST
DMK alliance leading in 8 Lok Sabha constituencies in Tamil Nadu
DMK alliance leading in eight Lok Sabha constituencies in Tamil Nadu. DMK candidates lead in Namakkal, Thoothukudi, Kanchipuram, Perambalur, Tirunelveli and Kallakurichi. Congress candidates lead in Trichy and Sivaganga.
23 May 2019, 08:38:46 AM IST
Rahul Gandhi leads in Wayanad
23 May 2019, 08:35:33 AM IST
DMK's Kanimozhi leading in Thoothukodi
23 May 2019, 08:24:54 AM IST
Prakash Raj trailing in Bengaluru Central
23 May 2019, 08:23:46 AM IST
Deve Gowda leads in Tumakuru against BJP's Basavaraj
Prajwal Revanna, JD(S) candidate and grandson Of Deve Gowda, leading from Hassan.
JD(S) Supremo H D Deve Gowda leads in Tumakuru after he vacated his home segment Hassan for his grandson Prajwal.
23 May 2019, 08:19:08 AM IST
NDA's Kummanam Rajasekharan is leading in Thiruvananthapuram
23 May 2019, 08:11:58 AM IST
Rahul Gandhi will be our new Prime Minister, says Stalin
DMK president MK Stalin on Wednesday said that BJP-led NDA government at the Centre would be overthrown after the counting of Lok Sabha poll votes and Congress president Rahul Gandhi would become the new Prime Minister.
23 May 2019, 08:05:34 AM IST
Thiruvananthapuram candidates Shashi Tharoor begins counting day with prayers
D-Day at last! Will it be D for Deliverance for the nation from 5 years of misgovernance, ineptitude & bigotry, or D for Disappointment & Despair for all who who believe in #InclusiveIndia, responsible governance, liberal social values & economic justice? pic.twitter.com/DJ7zqCgbEp
Karnataka BJP's Tejasvi Surya says 'confident' of win
#Karnataka 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. pic.twitter.com/y944llDFMs
Three counting stations set up in Wayanad parliamentary constituency
Elections to the Wayanad parliamentary constituency was held on April 23 along with 19 other seats from the state of Kerala. Congress president Rahul Gandhi contested from here apart from standing in Amethi in Uttar Pradesh. The BJP candidate from Wayanad is Thushar Vellappally.
Security tightened at home of Naidu, Jagan ahead of counting
Police deployed additional personnel at the residences of Naidu, who is also the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) President, and Reddy in Tadepally block of Guntur district, PTI reported.
With mixed exit poll predictions generating political heat in the state of Andhra Pradesh, both parties have expressed apprehensions that the other might resort to violence during counting on Thursday.
23 May 2019, 06:43:01 AM IST
Kumaraswamy will be CM till only Friday morning, says Union minister Sadananda Gowda
Union minister D V Sadananda Gowda claimed on Wednesday that the Congress-JD(S) coalition government in Karnataka would collapse after the Lok Sabha poll results and HD Kumaraswamy would be the chief minister only till May 24 morning, PTI reported.
Gowda, a former Karnataka chief minister, also said the stage would be ready for the formation of a new government in the state after that.