Lok Sabha Election Results 2019: Counting of votes for the seven-phase Lok Sabha elections began Thursday morning across the country. The counting exercise is on in over 4,000 counting centres amid concerns raised by opposition parties over alleged tampering of EVMs. They have asked the Election Commission to ensure transparency in counting. Election Commission officials said results are expected only by late evening.
Most of the exit polls have predicted that the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is on course to retain power for a second term. However, the opposition parties have trashed results of the exit polls, claiming that the BJP will suffer severe drubbing due to rising unemployment, farm distress and slowdown in the economy.
Out of the 543 Lok Sabha seats, elections were held in 542 constituencies as the EC had cancelled polls to the Vellore constituency on the ground of excessive use of money power.
Rahul Gandhi set for huge win in Wayanad: Congress President Rahul Gandhi looked set for a massive win from Wayanad Lok Sabha constituency, as he registered an unassailable lead against his nearest CPI rival Thursday.
According to latest EC data on counting trends, Gandhi was ahead of P P Suneer by about 4.31 lakh votes in the seat, his second, clearly heading for a win.
Amethi: Union minister Smriti Irani, termed a 'giant-slayer' by many after managing an unbeatable lead over Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, quoted a line from a famous poem to assert that nothing was impossible. "Kaun kehta hai aasmaan mein suraakh nahin ho sakta," she tweeted.
The line is taken from an inspirational poem of famous Hindi poet Dushyant Kumar. Her tweet came immediately after Gandhi conceded defeat in Amethi and congratulated Irani.
Gandhi had also contested the Lok Sabha election from Wayanad in Kerala, a decision political pundits believed was widely influenced by the tough fight Irani posed to him in his home turf. The Gandhi scion had defeated her in Amethi in 2014 by a margin of 1.07 lakh votes
- Congress President Rahul Gandhi concedes defeat in Amethi, says, "I respect the decision and congratulate Smriti Irani ji.
-Amit Shah leads by nearly 5 lakh votes, surpasses Advani's record -
-Supriya Sule-Pawar of Nationalist Congress Party was declared elected from Baramati Lok Sabha on Thursday. This is her third consecutive victory. She secured over 650,000 votes, while her Bharatiya Janata Party rival, Kanchan R. Kool, who scored over 493,000 votes. This makes Supriya Sule-Pawar, the daughter of NCP supremo Sharad Pawar, the first winner from the 48 Lok Sabha constituencies in the state, the second highest in the country after Uttar Pradesh, in the 2019 elections.
Rajasthan: Modi wave seems to be sweeping Rajasthan with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leading in 24 out of the 25 Lok Sabha seats in the state as counting of votes progressed on Thursday.
K. Chandrashekhar Rao: Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao on Thursday congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the landslide electoral victory of the National Democratic Alliance in the Lok Sabha election under the leadership of the BJP.
The BJP is heading towards a landslide in Karnataka as it leads in 24 out of the 28 Lok Sabha seats in the state, according to data on the Election Commission's website.
The Congress is so far leading in two seats and JD-S in one, the EC data showed. In Bangalore South, 28-year-old Tejaswi Surya, BJP's youngest candidate led the race by 3.22 lakh votes, against Congress's B.K. Hariprasad.
Surya was selected as the BJP candidate after the death of six-time MP and former Union Minister Ananth Kumar last year.
D.V. Sadananda Gowda, the incumbent MP from the Bangalore North constituency, seems well in place to retain the seat as he leads the race by 1.4 lakh votes ahead of Krishna Byregowda, the current Rural Development and Law Minister in the Karnataka government.
The BJP leads in three out of the four constituencies in Bengaluru, with the party's P. C. Mohan leading against Congress' Rizwan Arshad. Congress' D.K. Suresh is leading in Bangalore Rural.
In a massive blow to the Congress, its heavyweight and current MP, M.Veerappa Moily is trailing by 1.81 lakh votes to BJP's B.N.Bache Gowda in Chikkballapur constituency.
Urmila Matonkar: Congress' Mumbai North Lok Sabha candidate Urmila Matondkar said though she has lost her maiden election, she won't quit politics as she has a long way to go. In her electoral debut, the actor contested against BJP veteran Gopal Shetty.
As per the latest trends available, Shetty has taken a decisive lead of 4,52,226 votes over Matondkar.
"I am going to continue politics, as I've been saying from day one. This has been an absolute glorious battle for me. I am standing defeated in front of you but do I look like a lost person?" Matondkar told reporters.
"The spirit, the conscience of a person matters. I am extremely happy I fought this election with a lot of dignity and integrity," she added.
G. Kishan Reddy Secunderabad BJP MP candidate will visit Prof. Ram Reddy centre for Distance education, OU to collect his certificate from RO @ 7pm today.
EVM means 'Everyone Voted Modi', cheers Twitterati
As the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) surged to power, a section of Twitteratti on Thursday created a new acronym for the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) -- "Everyone Voted Modi" -- and made it go viral.
"EVM Everyone Voted Modi for Central and for YS Jagan in Andhra Pradesh," tweeted one user. Another user tweeted: "Yes Narendra Modi Won Because Of EVM (Everyone Voted Modi)." The Election Commission had earlier dismissed claims by Opposition parties that EVMs were being moved around in the days ahead of the counting of votes. It also rejected allegations of discrepancies at the strong rooms where the EVMs have been kept prior to the election results.
- Congress President Rahul Gandhi leading with over 7,90,000 votes from Kerala's Wayanad.
- Yogi Adityanath on BJP win
- Prime Minister of Nepal, K P Sharma Oli congratulates Prime Minister Narendra Modi
- NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Modi
- 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.
- A meeting of JD(S) leaders is going on at the residence of party chief HD Deve Gowda in Bengaluru. CM HD Kumaraswamy, Sa Ra Mahesh, KM Shivalinge Gowda and other party leaders are present at the meeting.
- 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."
- India wins again: Modi
- Japan PM Shinzo Abe wishes Modi in a telephonic conversation
- Chinese president Xi Jinping congratulates Modi
- Congress’ Revanth Reddy wins in Malkajgiri with 6,270 votes, Uttam Kumar Reddy from Nalgonda, Komat Reddy Venkat Reddy from Bhongir and Konda Vishveshwar Reddy from Chevalla win.
- Lok Sabha elections breathe life into beleaguered Congress Party in Telangana. Congress wins four seats in the State.
- BJP loses Parrikar's Assembly seat to Congress’s Atanasio Monserrate by 1,758 votes.
- In West Bengal, TMC leads in 22 seats while BJP in 18 seats
- 2.30 PM: Independent candidate Prakash Raj loses from Bengaluru Central constituency.
- BJP's Smriti Irani leading over Rahul Gandhi with 11,226 votes from Amethi
- In Telangana BJP's Kishan Reddy leading in Secunderabad is leading
- Sonia Gandhi leaves Rahul Gandhi’s residence
- 1. 53 PM: AIMIM leader Imtiyaz Jaleel leading from Aurangabad by over 35,000 vote
- 1.52 PM: BJP+: Leading in 345 seats, Congress+: 91 seats, Non-Allied parties: 106
Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu wishes Modi
- Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma says Modi will lead the country
- Telangana CM K Chandrashekhar Rao's daughter K Kavitha trailing from Nizamabad.
Celebrations outside BJP office in Maharashtra.
- Sri Lanka PM wishes Narendra Modi
- Early trends
- 12.10 AM: BJP leads in 341 seats, Cong+: 90 seats, Others: 111
- Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu to tender his resignation today. YSR Congress Party to hold its legislative party meeting on Saturday.
- 11. 14 AM: BJP leading in 325 seats, UPA in 104 seats
- 11.12 AM: AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi is leading
- 11.11 AM: In Telangana, of the 17 seats, TRS leading in 9, Congress: 3, BJP: 4, AIMIM: 1
- 10.40 AM: BJP+: 325 Leading, UPA: 105. Others: 111 seats
- 10.05 AM: BJP+ Leading in 321 seats, UPA in 114 seats, Others: 104 seats
- 9.59 AM: Badvel (SC) reserved seat in Andhra Pradesh- Round 1 Status
- 9.57 AM: NDA: 327 seats leading, UPA: 108 seats, Others: 99
- 9.45 AM: Telangana Round 1 voting
- 9.38 AM: BJP+: 312, UPA: 110 seats, Others: 35
- 9.29 AM: Amit Shah leading from Gandhinagar
- 9.28 AM: NDA 306, UPA: 99 seats and others: 93 seats
- 9.19 AM: BJP+ leads in 269 seats and Congress+ 103 seats, Others: 95 Seats
- 9.04 AM: Pragya Thakur leading
- 9.03 AM: Leading candidates till now Asaduddin Owaisi from Hyderabad, Giriraj Singh from Begusarai, Pragya Singh Thakur leading, Sunny Deol from Gurdaspur
- 9 AM: Urmila Matondkar trailing from Mumbai (North) and Milind Deora trailing from Mumbai (South)
- 8.46 AM: BJP and its allies lead in 199 seats, Congress in 86 seats
- 8.46 AM: Rahul Gandhi trails in Amethi and BJP candidate Smriti Irani leads from the seat
- 8.36 AM: Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi leading
- 8.36 AM: Sumalatha ahead of Nikhil Kumaraswamy in Mandya
- 8. 33 AM: BJP and allies Leads in 150 seats, Congress in 57 seats
- 8.30 AM: Congress Parliamentarian Shashi Tharoor trailing in Thiruvananthampuram Mumbai
- 8.20 AM: BJP leads in 97 seats and Congress in 33 seats
- 8 AM: Counting of votes begin