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DMK sweeps TN, Jagan reigns in AP, BJP surges in Karnataka, Congress wins Kerala

  • Of 25 Lok Sabha seats YSR Congress is set to win in 23
  • The Congress-led UDF alliance has inched towards a near clean sweep in Kerala

The results for Lok Sabha elections in the southern states weren't far off the mark and pretty much stayed on the expected lines.


While the DMK-led alliance has made huge gains in Tamil Nadu, BJP is set to sweep in most of the parliamentary seats in Karnataka.


The Congress-led UDF alliance has inched towards a near clean sweep in Kerala.


Jaganmohan Reddy-led YSR Congress is tipped to win 23 out of the 25 Lok Sabha seats in Andhra Pradesh leaving his opponent, TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu, high and dry.


TRS is leading in nine seats in Telangana but BJP has also made some substantial gains.


Catch all the highlights of Lok Sabha results here

23 May 2019, 10:53:02 PM IST

MK Stalin congratulates PM

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.

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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.

23 May 2019, 11:20:24 AM IST

BJP Karnataka congratulates Tejasvi Surya

23 May 2019, 11:16:44 AM IST

BJP gains in Telangana

TRS is leading in eight seats in Telagana while BJP and Congress are leading in four seats each. AIMIM chief Owaisi is leading in one seat.

23 May 2019, 10:55:22 AM IST

Bengaluru South going BJP's way again

23 May 2019, 11:04:55 AM IST

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

23 May 2019, 09:30:45 AM IST

Andhra Pradesh Lok Sabha polls: YSRCP leads in 10 seats while TDP in two

23 May 2019, 09:26:15 AM IST

BJP leads in 24 out of 28 seats in Karnataka

BJP leads in Chitradurga, Chamarajanagar, Dakshina Kannada, Davangere, Dharwad, Bengaluru North, Bengaluru Central, Bengaluru South, Belagavi, Udupi-Chikkamagaluru, Uttara Kannada, Ballari, Bagalakote, Bidar, Mysuru-Kodagu, Raichur, Vijayapura, Shivamogga, Haveri, Kalaburgi, Koppal, Kolar, Chikkaballapura and Chikkodi. Congress leads in Bengaluru Rural and the JD(S) leads in Tumakuru, Mandya and Hassan as on 9.15, says Suvarna News

23 May 2019, 09:22:04 AM IST

In Pathanamthitta, where the Sabarimala temple in located, NDA candidate K Surendran leads

23 May 2019, 09:19:22 AM IST

Counting taking place at a centre in Bengaluru

23 May 2019, 08:45:57 AM IST

BJP loses lead in Thiruvananthapuram

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

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23 May 2019, 08:24:54 AM IST

Prakash Raj trailing in Bengaluru Central

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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

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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

23 May 2019, 07:39:37 AM IST

Visuals from a counting centre at Kalpetta, Wayanad

23 May 2019, 07:27:50 AM IST

Karnataka BJP's Tejasvi Surya says 'confident' of win

23 May 2019, 07:21:45 AM IST

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.

23 May 2019, 07:06:47 AM IST

Security outside a counting centre in Bengaluru

23 May 2019, 07:00:19 AM IST

Visuals from outside a counting centre in Hyderabad

23 May 2019, 06:53:22 AM IST

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.

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