Lok Sabha Polls 2019 | EC likely to meet today to finalise list of winning candidates

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 25 May 2019, 12:04 AM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday led his Bharatiya Janata Party to a super-sized victory for a second term in office, as his message of nationalism, security, Hindu pride and a New India was wholeheartedly embraced by voters across large swathes of the country.

With the elections establishing the 68-year-old Modi as the most popular leader in decades, the partial vote count released by the Election Commission showed that BJP will not only surpass its 2014 performance but also cross 300-seats mark in the 543-member Lok Sabha. Such was the force of the BJP wave that even Congress President Rahul Gandhi lost in his bastion of Amethi to Smriti Irani, but in consolation prize won the Wayanad seat in Kerala.

Former prime minister and JD(S) chief HD Deve Gowda also bit the dust when he lost the Tumkur seat in Karnataka where the BJP bagged 25 of the 28 seats.

After Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi, Modi is the third prime minister of the country and the first non-Congress one—who has been able to retain power for a second term with full majority in Lok Sabha.

The Lok Sabha Elections 2019 were held in seven phases, starting April 11. A total of 91 constituencies went to the polls in the first phase on April 11, followed by 97 constituencies in the second phase on April 18. The third phase was held on April 23 and fourth on April 29, fifth on May 6, sixth on May 12 and seventh phase on May 19. 115 constituencies went to the polls in the third phase, 71 in the fourth phase, 51 in the fifth phase, 59 in the sixth phase and 59 in the seventh phase.

Lok Sabha Polls 2019 Results: As India gears up for the 17th Lok Sabha, stay tuned with News Nation to follow the top developments of the day:

  May 24, 2019  23:42 (IST)

With the last of the Lok Sabha election results pouring in Friday, the Election Commission is likely to meet on Saturday to finalise the list of winning candidates to be handed over to President Ram Nath Kovind, sources said.

  May 24, 2019  22:20 (IST)

President Ram Nath Kovind today hosted a banquet in honour of the outgoing Union Council of Ministers, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

  May 24, 2019  21:32 (IST)

Rahul Gandhi thanks Wayanad in Malayalam for choosing him

  May 24, 2019  19:18 (IST)

PM Narendra Modi met the President today and tendered his resignation along with the Council of Ministers.

  May 24, 2019  17:42 (IST)

Last Union Cabinet meet concludes.

  May 24, 2019  16:36 (IST)

NDA parliamentary party meet to be held tomorrow.

  May 24, 2019  16:20 (IST)

Today in this country, the ideology of the killer of Mahatma Gandhi won and the ideology of Gandhi lost. This is a cause of concern for me: Digvijay Singh.

  May 24, 2019  13:43 (IST)

Karnataka Congress Campaign Committee President HK Patil has resigned from his post. In a letter to party president Rahul Gandhi, he says, 'It is time for all of us to introspect. I feel it my moral duty to own up the responsibility, hence, I submit my resignation from the post.'

  May 24, 2019  13:43 (IST)

Newly-elected BJP lawmakers are likely to reach Delhi for a two-day meet, beginning tomorrow on May 25. All the MPs have been directed to reach the national capital by tomorrow morning for this meet. The party has booked Parliament's central hall for two-days on May 25 and 26. 

  May 24, 2019  12:54 (IST)

In the wake of the Congress' dismal performance in the Lok Sabha polls in Uttar Pradesh, state party president Raj Babbar has sent his resignation to Rahul Gandhi. Babbar has sent his resignation to Congress president Rahul Gandhi , a spokesman of the party's state unit Rajiv Bakshi told PTI here. He has sent his resignation taking responsibility for the party's showing in the just-concluded polls, Bakshi said.

  May 24, 2019  12:11 (IST)
Odisha Congress chief offers to resign

Odisha Congress chief Niranjan Patnaik offers to resign after party's poor performance in state: local media reports

  May 24, 2019  11:04 (IST)

PM Modi reaches Murli Manohar Joshi's residence.

  May 24, 2019  10:56 (IST)

Karnataka Deputy CM and Congress leader G. Parameshwara holds a meeting at his residence. Former CM Siddaramaiah, KPCC Chief Dinesh Gundu Rao, MB Patil and other leaders present at the meeting.

  May 24, 2019  10:57 (IST)

PM Narendra Modi meets senior BJP leader LK Advani, to meet Murli Manohar Joshi later today also. BJP chief Amit Shah also present with him.

  May 24, 2019  09:57 (IST)
Sambit Patra loses from Puri

Odisha: BJP candidate from Puri, Sambit Patra has lost by over 11,000 votes to BJD's Pinaki Misra.

  May 24, 2019  09:36 (IST)
BJP betters its vote share in Odisha

The BJP made a significant dent in the seat share of the BJD in Odisha, with its vote share spiking to 38.4 per cent this election from 21.50 percent in 2014. While the BJD's seat share has dropped from 20 in 2014 to possibly just 12 this election (the EC website shows the BJD with four seats and in the lead in eight seats), its vote share dropped marginally from 44.10 per cent in 2014 to 42.8 per cent.

  May 24, 2019  09:35 (IST)
Emir of Kuwait Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah congratulates PM Modi

MEA: Emir of Kuwait Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent a congratulatory message to PM Modi for his electoral victory. Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah & the PM Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah sent similar messages to PM.

  May 24, 2019  09:10 (IST)
EC confirms BJP win in 18 seats in Bengal

According to the Election Commission's latest figures, the BJP won 18 seats in West Bengal in the 2019 Lok Sabha election. This is a notable rise from the two seats it won in 2014. The TMC has won 20 and is leading in one seat, according to the EC.

  May 24, 2019  08:41 (IST)

Sikkim Democratic Front won 15 seats and Sikkim Krantikari Morcha won 17 seats, out of total 32 assembly constituency seats.

  May 24, 2019  08:02 (IST)

BJP candidate Sanjeev Kumar Balyan won Muzaffarnagar Lok Sabha seat. He was fielded against Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) chief Ajit Singh.

  May 24, 2019  07:59 (IST)

US Vice President Mike Pence: Congrats to an American ally & friend PM Narendra Modi, on his party’s win in India’s parliamentary elections! We look forward to continuing to work with India for a freer, safer, & more prosperous region.

  May 24, 2019  07:59 (IST)

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau:On behalf of Govt of Canada,I congratulate PM Narendra Modi on his re-election.I look forward to continuing to work with him to improve lives of Canadians&Indians alike through education&innovation, investing in trade&investment,& fighting climate change.

  May 24, 2019  00:26 (IST)

PM Narendra Modi thanks Congress President Rahul Gandhi after Gandhi tweeted congratulating PM Modi and NDA.

  May 24, 2019  00:23 (IST)

Kerala: Congress's Thiruvananthapuram candidate Shashi Tharoor won by 99,989 votes. 

  May 24, 2019  00:22 (IST)

BJP North East Delhi candidate Manoj Tiwari wins by 3,66,102 votes and BJP North West Delhi candidate Hans Raj Hans wins by 5,53,897 votes. 

  May 24, 2019  00:20 (IST)

Congress Working Committee to meet on May 25 in Delhi.

  May 23, 2019  22:26 (IST)

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan: Defeat of LDF in Lok Sabha elections in Kerala was unexpected. Will examine the reasons in detail. The sentiments against the ruling party in center is reflected. That is why BJP did not get any seat in Kerala. Sentiments against BJP benefited Congress

  May 23, 2019  22:16 (IST)

WATCH | Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had a telephonic conversation with Prime Minister Narendra Modi today where he congratulated him, "Narendra, my friend, congratulations! What an enormous victory!" 

  May 23, 2019  21:53 (IST)

BJP's Babul Supriyo wins against Trinamool Congress's Moon Moon Sen.


  May 23, 2019  21:45 (IST)

Former PM and JD(S) chief HD Deve Gowda loses from Karnataka's Tumkur. BJP's GS Basavaraj wins from the constituency.

  May 23, 2019  21:41 (IST)

WATCH | Union Minister and Shiromani Akali Dal candidate Harsimrat Kaur Badal danced to celebrate, earlier today in Punjab's  Bathinda. She has won the Parliamentary seat by 21,772 votes. 

  May 23, 2019  21:34 (IST)

Locket Chatterjee, BJP candidate from West Bengal's Hooghly, defeats Trinamool's Ratna De.

  May 23, 2019  21:31 (IST)
West Bengal

BJP's Saumitra Khan wins against Trinamool Congress's Shyamal Santra in West Bengal’s Bishnupur.

  May 23, 2019  21:24 (IST)

Singapore’s Emeritus Senior Minister and former Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong has written a congratulatory letter to PM Narendra Modi. 

  May 23, 2019  21:16 (IST)

"I congratulate them (BJP). I rang up the Prime Minister in the morning & congratulated him...We'll have a constructive relationship with the central govt for the development & welfare of Odisha, says Odisha CM and BJD chief Naveen Patnaik.

  May 23, 2019  20:55 (IST)

Pranab Mukherjee's son Abhijeet Mukherjee loses from West Bengal's Jangipur.

  May 23, 2019  20:54 (IST)

TMC's Dev (Deepak Adhikari) wins from Ghatal in West Bengal.

  May 23, 2019  20:53 (IST)

PM Modi wins by 4,79,505 votes from Varanasi.

  May 23, 2019  20:46 (IST)

BSP wins from Saharanpur.

  May 23, 2019  20:46 (IST)

BJP's Varun Gandhi wins from Pilibhit in UP.

  May 23, 2019  20:45 (IST)

Congress' Sonia Gandhi wins from Rae Bareli in UP. 

  May 23, 2019  20:45 (IST)

Congress candidate Francis Sardinha defeated BJP’s Narendra Sawaikar in South Goa. 

  May 23, 2019  20:43 (IST)

SAD's Sukhbir Singh Badal wins from Ferozepur. Wife and SAD MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal wins from Bathinda.

  May 23, 2019  20:41 (IST)

Union Minister and BJP's Hardeep Singh Puri loses from Amritsar, Congress' Gurjeet Singh Aujla wins.

  May 23, 2019  20:39 (IST)

BJP wins from Shimla, Kangra and Mandi in Himachal Pradesh.

  May 23, 2019  20:38 (IST)

Chirag Paswan wins from Bihar's Jamui.

  May 23, 2019  20:38 (IST)

Ram Vilas Paswan's brother Ram Chandra Paswan wins from Bihar's Samastipur.

  May 23, 2019  20:37 (IST)

Congress' Tariq Anwar loses from Katihar.

  May 23, 2019  20:36 (IST)

BJP's RK Singh wins from Ara in Bihar.

  May 23, 2019  20:35 (IST)

BJP's Giriraj Singh defeats CPI's Kanhaiya Kumar by 4,22,217 votes in Bihar's Begusarai.

  May 23, 2019  20:33 (IST)

BJP's Parvesh Singh Verma leads by a record margin of over 5 lakh votes, set to win West Delhi seat.

  May 23, 2019  20:20 (IST)

BJP's Dushyant Singh wins from Rajasthan's Jhalawar Baran.

  May 23, 2019  20:15 (IST)

BJP's G SBasavaraj defeats JD(S) patriarch and former prime minister HD Deve Gowda in Karnataka's Tumkur by 13,339 votes.

  May 23, 2019  20:12 (IST)

PM: If someone has won, it's Hindustan that has won, it's democracy that has won, it's public that has won, & therefore, all BJP & NDA people with humility dedicate this victory to public. I congratulate all the winners, no matter from which party or which region they contested

  May 23, 2019  20:09 (IST)

BJP's Ramesh Chandra Kaushik defeats Congress' Bhupinder Singh Hooda in Haryana's Sonepat by 77,414 votes.

  May 23, 2019  20:03 (IST)

Next five years of Modi government will be a period of BJP's further expansion: Amit Shah.

  May 23, 2019  20:02 (IST)

BSP chief Mayawati raises doubts over results, says never expected opposition alliance's performance to be so bad.

  May 23, 2019  19:59 (IST)

This victory is a win of pure nationalism over the parties supporting the ideology of tukde tukde gang: Amit Shah. 

  May 23, 2019  19:36 (IST)

BJP's Kailash Chaudhry defeats Congress candidate and Jaswant Singh's son Manvendra Singh in Rajasthan's Barmer by 3,23,808 votes.

  May 23, 2019  19:31 (IST)

Emmanuel Macron, President of France congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi over telephone on 23rd May 2019, on his electoral victory.  
The two leaders reaffirmed their commitment to work together towards further strengthening of the Strategic Partnership between India and France.   Prime Minister Modi thanked France for her steadfast support to India on critical issues.  
Describing PM Modi as one of the foremost leaders of the democratic world, President Macron reiterated his invitation to Prime Minister Modi to visit France in August 2019 for a bilateral meeting and also to attend the G7 Summit at Biarritz.

  May 23, 2019  19:28 (IST)

Congress candidate VK Sreekantan defeats CPM's MB Rajesh in Kerala's Palakkad by 11,637 votes.  

  May 23, 2019  19:28 (IST)

MDMK's A Ganeshamurthi defeats AIADMK candidate G Manimaran in Tamil Nadu's Erode by 2,10,618 votes.

  May 23, 2019  19:27 (IST)

Tejashwi Yadav, RJD: Respect people's mandate & congratulate PM Narendra Modi. We hope that the dual engine govt in Bihar will solve the problems faced by people here. Would like to thank our workers, no reason to be disappointed, will continue the fight.

  May 23, 2019  19:27 (IST)

Delhi: Union Ministers Rajnath Singh, Sushma Swaraj, JP Nadda, Thawar Chand Gehlot and former MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan greet people at BJP Headquarters.

  May 23, 2019  19:25 (IST)
Kejriwal congratulates Modi

Delhi Chief Minister and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday for the "historic" win of the NDA in the Lok Sabha election. "I congratulate Sh Narendra Modi for this historic win and look forward to working together for the betterment of the people of Delhi," Kejriwal tweeted.

  May 23, 2019  19:24 (IST)

Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu resigns.

  May 23, 2019  19:20 (IST)

Congress candidate TN Prathapan defeats CPI's Rajaji Mathew Thomas in Kerala's Thrissur by 93,633 votes.

  May 23, 2019  19:20 (IST)

Congress candidate Ramya Haridas defeats CPM's PK Biju in Kerala's Alathur by 1,58,968 votes.

  May 23, 2019  19:20 (IST)

PM Modi and Amit Shah get hero's welcome at BJP headquarters.

  May 23, 2019  19:16 (IST)

Congress candidate Hibi Eden defeats CPM's P Rajeev in Kerala's Ernakulam by 1,69,153 votes. Union Minister Alphons Kannanthanam bags only 14 per cent of votes.

  May 23, 2019  19:14 (IST)

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!

  May 23, 2019  19:09 (IST)

BJP's Chhatar Singh Darbar defeats Congress candidate Dinesh Girwal in Madhya Pradesh's Dhar by 1,56,029 votes.

  May 23, 2019  19:07 (IST)

BJP's Anil Firojiya defeats Congress candidate Babulal Malviya in Madhya Pradesh's Ujjain by 3,65,637 votes.

  May 23, 2019  19:06 (IST)

Stalin: The only sorrow is that Kalaignar is not here with us today. But I happy that I am standing before Kalignar’s statue and the statue of Anna who formed Kalaignar.

  May 23, 2019  19:05 (IST)

PM Modi reaches BJP headquarters.

  May 23, 2019  19:07 (IST)

Shivraj Singh Chouhan greets Amit Shah.

  May 23, 2019  19:03 (IST)

BJP's Chhedi Paswan defeats Congress leader and former Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar in Bihar's Sasaram by 1,65,745 votes.

  May 23, 2019  19:03 (IST)

LJP leader and Ram Vilas Paswan's son Chirag Paswan defeats RLSP candidate Bhudeo Chaudhary in Bihar's Jamui by 2,41,049 votes.

  May 23, 2019  19:01 (IST)

BJP's Gajendra Patel defeats Congress candidate Govind Muzaalda in Madhya Pradesh's Khargone by 2,02,510 votes.

  May 23, 2019  19:01 (IST)

Congress candidate and Kamal Nath's son Nakul Nath defeats BJP's Nathan Shah in Madhya Pradesh's Chhindwara by 37,536 votes.  

  May 23, 2019  19:01 (IST)

BSP candidate Girish Chandra defeats BJP's Yashwant Singh in Uttar Pradesh's Nagina by 1,66,832 votes.

  May 23, 2019  18:48 (IST)

BJP ally Apna Dal (Sonelal) candidate Pakauri Lal Kol defeats SP candidate Bhai Lal in Uttar Pradesh's Robertsganj by 54,336 votes.

  May 23, 2019  18:43 (IST)

Smriti Irani tweeted: कौन कहता है आसमां में सुराख नहीं हो सकता ...

  May 23, 2019  18:42 (IST)

Australian PM, Israeli PM, French President, Maldives President, Sri Lankan PM, Mauritius PM called PM Narendra Modi to congratulate him. This comes after written congratulatory messages were sent earlier.

  May 23, 2019  18:40 (IST)

NCP candidate Mohammed Faizal PP defeats Congress leader Muhammed Hamdulla Sayeed in Lakshadweep by 823 votes.

  May 23, 2019  18:38 (IST)

LJP leader and Ram Vilas Paswan's son Chirag Paswan defeats RLSP candidate Bhudeo Chaudhary in Bihar's Jamui by 2,41,049 votes.

  May 23, 2019  18:38 (IST)

Congress candidate and Amarinder Singh's wife Preneet Kaur defeats Akali Dal candidate Surjit Singh Rakhra in Punjab's Patiala by 1,62,718 votes.

  May 23, 2019  18:30 (IST)

Congress candidate and former Union minister Manish Tewari defeats Akali Dal leader Prem Singh Chandumajra in Punjab's Anandpur Sahib by 46,884 votes.

  May 23, 2019  18:29 (IST)

Digvijaya Singh, Congress's candidate from Bhopal: I accept people's mandate.

  May 23, 2019  18:27 (IST)

BJP's Ravi Kishan defeats Samajwadi Party's Rambhual Nishad in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur by 3,01,664 votes.

  May 23, 2019  18:23 (IST)

Congress leader Ravneet Singh Bittu defeats Lok Insaaf Party's Simarjit Singh Bains in Punjab's Ludhiana by 76,372 votes.

  May 23, 2019  18:23 (IST)

BJP leader Mohanbhai Kundariya defeats Congress candidate Lalit Kagathara in Gujarat's Rajkot by 3,68,407 votes.

  May 23, 2019  18:22 (IST)

DMK leader and former Union minister A Raja defeats AIADMK'S M Thiagarajan in Tamil Nadu's Nilgiris by 2,05,823 votes.

  May 23, 2019  18:16 (IST)

Reports of Congress President Rahul Gandhi offering resignation are incorrect, says Randeep Singh Surjewala. When asked on fixing responsibility for loss, Rahul Gandhi said, "This is between my party and I. Between me and the Congress CWC."

  May 23, 2019  18:14 (IST)

Karnataka: A Cabinet Ministers' meeting has been called by CM HD Kumaraswamy tomorrow at 12 pm, a JD(S) legislature party meeting has also been called at 4 pm tomorrow in Bengaluru.

  May 23, 2019  18:13 (IST)

JDS leader and former PM HD Deve Gowda's grandson Prajwal Revanna defeats BJP's A Manju in Karnataka's Hassan by 1,41,324 votes.

  May 23, 2019  18:12 (IST)

DMK President MK Stalin thanks people of Tamil Nadu for a resounding victory in LS polls. 
Stalin: We will always uphold the confidence people of TN have reposed on us. DMK will always give voice to the rights of TN.

  May 23, 2019  18:11 (IST)

BJP candidate Karadi Sanganna Amarappa defeats Congress candidate Rajashekar Hitnal in Karnataka's Koppal by 38,397 votes.

  May 23, 2019  18:09 (IST)

BJP candidate and BS YedDyurappa's son BY Raghavendra defeats JDS leader Madhu Bangarappa in Karnataka's Shimoga by 2,23,360 votes. 

  May 23, 2019  18:04 (IST)

Congress General Secretary for UP east, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra: We accept people's verdict and congratulate PM Modi and BJP workers.

  May 23, 2019  18:02 (IST)

BJP's Pralhad Joshi defeats Congress candidate Vinay Kulkarni in Karnataka's Dharwad by 2,05,072 votes.

  May 23, 2019  18:01 (IST)

National Conference leader and former chief minister Farooq Abdullah defeats PDP's Aga Syed Mohsin in Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar by 70,050 votes.

  May 23, 2019  17:51 (IST)

Love is never defeated, says Rahul Gandhi.

  May 23, 2019  17:51 (IST)

BJP's Akshaibar Lal defeats Samajwadi Party candidate Shabbir Ahmad Balmiki in Uttar Pradesh's Bahraich by 1,28,752 votes. Congress candidate and BJP's rebel sitting MP Savitri Bai Phule bags just 34,454 votes.   

  May 23, 2019  17:51 (IST)

Congress President Rahul Gandhi: I had said that during the campaign 'janta maalik hai' and today people have clearly given their decision. I congratulate the PM and BJP.

  May 23, 2019  17:50 (IST)

Congress President Rahul Gandhi: Frankly, today is the not the day to discuss what I think went wrong because people of India have clearly decided that Narendra Modi is going to be their Prime Minister and as an Indian I respect that.

  May 23, 2019  17:50 (IST)

Rahul Gandhi concedes defeat from Amethi and congratulates Smriti Irani on her win.

  May 23, 2019  17:49 (IST)

BJP and Congress have ideological differences. I only want to congratulate the PM.

  May 23, 2019  17:47 (IST)

Rahul Gandhi congratulates Narendra Modi and BJP.

  May 23, 2019  17:46 (IST)

AICC general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra also present with him.

  May 23, 2019  17:46 (IST)

Congress president Rahul Gandhi addresses a press conference.

  May 23, 2019  17:44 (IST)

BJP's Nalin Kumar Kateel defeats Congress candidate Mithun Rai in Karnataka's Dakshina Kannada by 2,74,621 votes.

  May 23, 2019  17:42 (IST)

BJP leader and Union Minister Anant Kumar Hegde defeats JDS candidate Anand Asnotikar in Karnataka's Uttara Kannada by 4,79,649 votes.

  May 23, 2019  17:40 (IST)

BJP supporters celebrate on Howrah bridge, West Bengal.

  May 23, 2019  17:39 (IST)

Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al Nahyan congratulates PM Narendra Modi.

  May 23, 2019  17:38 (IST)

BJP's Lalubhai Patel defeats Congress candidate Ketan Patel in Daman and Diu by 9,942 votes.

  May 23, 2019  17:36 (IST)

BJP's Shivkumar Chanabasappa Udasi defeats Congress candidate DR Patil in Karnataka's Haveri by 1,40,882 votes.

  May 23, 2019  17:31 (IST)

PM Modi: Thank you India! The faith placed in our alliance is humbling & gives us strength to work even harder to fulfil people's aspirations.Salute every BJP Karyakarta for their determination, perseverance & hardwork.They went home to home, elaborating on our development agenda.

  May 23, 2019  17:30 (IST)

BJP's Ramesh Jigajinagi defeats JDS candidate Sunitha Devanand Chavan in Karnataka's Bijapur by 2,58,038 votes.

  May 23, 2019  17:30 (IST)

Senior Congress leader M Veerappa Moily defeated by BJP's BN Bache Gowda in Chikkaballapur by 1,82,110 votes, Election Commission. 

  May 23, 2019  17:27 (IST)

BJP's Bhagwanth Khubha defeats Congress candidate Eshwar B. Khandre in Karnataka's Bidar by 1,16,834 votes.

  May 23, 2019  17:27 (IST)

Congress' Mumbai-North Lok Sabha seat candidate Urmila Matondkar on Thursday alleged that there was a mismatch in signatures on an electronic voting machine (EVM) form. The actor, who was trailing against BJP's Gopal Shetty by over 1,45,991 votes, said a complaint was filed with the Election Commission in this connection. "On the form of EVM 17C from Magathane, the signatures and the machine numbers are different. A complaint has been filed with the Election Commission," she said in a tweet.

  May 23, 2019  17:25 (IST)

BJP's Y. Devendrappa defeats Congress candidate VS Ugrappa in Karnataka's Bellary by 55,707 votes.

  May 23, 2019  17:24 (IST)

While the BJP is busy celebrating their first-ever double-digit performance in the Trinamool Congress bastion, Moon Moon Sen told media that her party should get at least 35-40 seats in the state and that she did not know why they were trailing. "I don't know why we are losing. You (journalist) tell me why are we losing?" Sen asked, refusing to elaborate further.

  May 23, 2019  17:23 (IST)

Congress candidate DK Suresh defeats BJP's Ashwat Narain in Karnataka's Bangalore Rural by 2,06,870.

  May 23, 2019  17:22 (IST)

BJP's Lalubhai Patel defeats Congress candidate Ketan Patel in Daman and Diu by 9,942 votes.

  May 23, 2019  17:20 (IST)

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan congratulates Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

  May 23, 2019  17:20 (IST)

BJP's Pragya Singh Thakur is leading with 298185 votes from Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh). Congress' Digvijaya Singh is trailing.

  May 23, 2019  16:45 (IST)

Union Cabinet meet to tomorrow.

  May 23, 2019  16:42 (IST)

BJP's Gopalji Thakur wins from Darbhanga.

  May 23, 2019  16:12 (IST)

LK Advani, BJP: 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.

  May 23, 2019  15:55 (IST)

Jyotiraditya Sinha set to lose Guna, trailing by over 1,20,000 votes.

  May 23, 2019  15:54 (IST)

Congratulations on the remarkable win in Andhra Pradesh. Best wishes to you for a successful tenure, PM modi congratulates Jagan Mohan Reddy.

  May 23, 2019  15:54 (IST)

Congratulations to Naveen Babu for yet another victory in Odisha. Wishing him the very best for the next term, tweets Narendra Modi to Naveen Patnaik.

  May 23, 2019  15:51 (IST)

Captain Amarinder Singh on Navjot Singh Sidhu: Indians especially servicemen will not tolerate hugging the Pakistani Army Chief.

  May 23, 2019  15:42 (IST)

Punjab CM Capt. Amarinder Singh on Congress's Sunil Jakhar trailing from Gurdaspur: Sunil ji is a fine candidate, he had done a lot of work there. This is one thing I didn't understand that people gave preference to an actor than to experience.

  May 23, 2019  15:41 (IST)

Sensex ends at 38,811.39; Nifty slips at 11,657.05. 

  May 23, 2019  15:40 (IST)

Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh addresses the media.

  May 23, 2019  15:37 (IST)

Narendra Modi wins from Varanasi by over 3.5 lakh votes. 

  May 23, 2019  15:37 (IST)

Congress President Rahul Gandhi leading with over 7,90,000 votes from Kerala's Wayanad.

  May 23, 2019  15:32 (IST)
Amit Shah reaches BJP headquarters

BJP chief Amit Shah reaches BJP headquarters.

  May 23, 2019  15:31 (IST)

Delhi: Visuals from BJP Headquarters.

  May 23, 2019  15:28 (IST)

SAD's Harsimrat Kaur Badal on leading from Bhatinda LS seat: People of Bathinda went with development, voted for 'Sabka saath, Sabka Vikas', I thank them.

  May 23, 2019  15:28 (IST)

UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath: I want to congratulate Prime Minister Modi for this victory. BJP is touching 300 mark for the first time & NDA is touching 350. I also congratulate the party President Amit Shah.

  May 23, 2019  15:12 (IST)

Prime Minister of Nepal, K P Sharma Oli congratulates Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

  May 23, 2019  15:01 (IST)

Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani tweets, "Congratulations to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on a strong mandate from the people of India. The government & the people of Afghanistan look forward to expanding cooperation between our two democracies."

  May 23, 2019  15:01 (IST)

BJP's Amit Shah leading over Congress's CJ Chavda from Gandhinagar (Gujarat) with a margin of 511180 votes.

  May 23, 2019  14:59 (IST)

King of Bhutan Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck congratulates Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a telephonic conversation.

  May 23, 2019  14:53 (IST)

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."

  May 23, 2019  14:48 (IST)
PM Modi tweets

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweets: सबका साथ + सबका विकास + सबका विश्वास = विजयी भारत Together we grow. Together we prosper. Together we will build a strong and inclusive India. India wins yet again!

  May 23, 2019  14:46 (IST)

Japanese PM Shinzō Abe congratulates PM Narendra Modi in a telephonic conversation.

  May 23, 2019  14:41 (IST)
Xi Jinping congratulates Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

 China's Xi Jinping congratulates Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 

  May 23, 2019  14:33 (IST)

Actor Raj who was contesting as an Independent from Bangalore Central: a SOLID SLAP on my face ..as More ABUSE..TROLL..and HUMILIATION come my way..I WILL STAND MY GROUND ..My RESOLVE to FIGHT for SECULAR INDIA will continue..A TOUGH JOURNEY AHEAD HAS JUST BEGUN ..THANK YOU EVERYONE WHO WERE WITH ME IN THIS JOURNEY. .... JAI HIND

  May 23, 2019  14:32 (IST)

Respected dear ji hearty congratulations ... You made it !!! God bless.

  May 23, 2019  14:30 (IST)

Mehmooba Mufti: Congratulations to Narendra Modi ji for a historic mandate. Today surely belongs to BJP and it’s allies. Time for Congress to get an Amit Shah. I’ve been fortunate to get the love & affection of my people. They have every right to express their anger for my failings. Accept their verdict with humility. Congratulations to winning candidates from NC. I’m grateful to my party workers & colleagues. 

  May 23, 2019  14:27 (IST)

BJP's Smriti Irani leading over Rahul Gandhi with 11226 votes from Amethi.

  May 23, 2019  14:27 (IST)

BJP's Ravi Shankar Prasad leading over Congress's Shatrughan Sinha from Patna Sahib (Bihar) with a margin of 144249 votes.

  May 23, 2019  14:26 (IST)

O Abdullah: If we presented rural distress,unemployment,economic slowdown properly. If we should've questioned Pulwama instead of Balakot. They say 'Once horse has bolted what's the point of closing stable door?'.If horse comes in hand after 5 yrs, fine, else it'll go ahead.

  May 23, 2019  14:26 (IST)

Omar Abdullah, NC: Who can say what would've happened if Balakot had not happened. But it is the truth that post-Balakot opposition lost most of its steam. There are many issues we can discuss on. If 'Chowkidar chor hai' was a right slogan, if it was right to focus on Rafale.

  May 23, 2019  14:26 (IST)

Maharashtra: All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen leader Imtiyaz Jaleel leading from Aurangabad by over 35,000 votes.

  May 23, 2019  14:26 (IST)

Sonia Gandhi leaves from Congress President Rahul Gandhi's residence in Delhi.

  May 23, 2019  14:22 (IST)

BJP now leading on 301 seats and Congress on 50 seats.

  May 23, 2019  14:08 (IST)

Latest Trends: BJP+: 351 | Congress+: 85 | Others: 106

  May 23, 2019  13:45 (IST)

PM Modi will address the people at 6 pm.

  May 23, 2019  13:40 (IST)
Israeli PM congratulates PM Modi

Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu congratulates Prime Minister Narendra Modi, says, "will continue to strengthen our friendship between India and Israel".

  May 23, 2019  13:39 (IST)

Ummareddy Venkateswarlu, YSRCP, Andhra Pradesh: Out of 175 assembly seats, YSRCP is leading on 150 seats. Pp have confidence on Jaganmohan Reddy to lead the state. Looking at the loot by N Chandrababu Naidu, the public doesn't want him to rule the state.

  May 23, 2019  13:38 (IST)
Mamata's first reaction

Congratulations to the winners. But 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, tweeted Mamata Banerjee.

  May 23, 2019  13:36 (IST)

Ummareddy Venkateswarlu, YSRCP: YS Jaganmohan Reddy to take oath as Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister on May 30

  May 23, 2019  13:36 (IST)

Mizo National Front Lalrosanga candidate leading in Mizoram.

  May 23, 2019  13:35 (IST)

Instead of Thailand vacation, please watch Modi biopic for ‘inspiration’: Vivek Oberoi to Rahul Gandhi.

  May 23, 2019  13:20 (IST)

Congress fails to capitalise on assembly poll victories, trails in Rajasthan, MP, Chhattisgarh.

  May 23, 2019  13:15 (IST)

AAP congratulates BJP, says it hopes Narendra Modi would do good work.

  May 23, 2019  13:02 (IST)

Ummareddy Venkateswarlu, YSRCP: YS Jaganmohan Reddy to take oath as Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister on May 30.

  May 23, 2019  13:02 (IST)

Andhra Pradesh assembly election trends: YSRCP leading on 149 seats, TDP leading on 25 seats and Janasena Party leading on 1 seat

  May 23, 2019  13:02 (IST)

West Bengal: Visuals of celebrations outside BJP office in Kolkata.

  May 23, 2019  13:01 (IST)

All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen leader Asaduddin Owaisi leading with over 85,000 votes from Hyderabad Lok Sabha constituency.

  May 23, 2019  12:59 (IST)

Odisha Assembly trends: BJD leading in 89, BJP in 28, Cong 13

  May 23, 2019  12:45 (IST)

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe congratulates PM Modi for the landslide victory.

  May 23, 2019  12:36 (IST)
Update from Bengal

BJP's Arjun Singh leading in Barrackpore and TMC's Mimi Chakraborty leading in Jadavpur.

  May 23, 2019  12:32 (IST)
Rajnath all praises from Modi, Shah

This historic victory in general elections is outcome of Modi's visionary leadership, Amit Shah's dynamism: Senior BJP leader Rajnath Singh.

  May 23, 2019  12:18 (IST)

Bharatiya Janata Party supporters in Australia's Sydney and Melbourne celebrate as trends show party leading on 292 seats.

  May 23, 2019  12:08 (IST)
PM Modi to meet BJP workers later 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

  May 23, 2019  12:08 (IST)
Trends from Maharashtra

Former Home Minister and Congress leader Sushil Kumar Shinde trailing from Solapur, NCP's Supriya Sule leading from Baramati.

  May 23, 2019  12:03 (IST)
Bengal trends

BJP's Locket Chatterjee is leading from Hooghly.

  May 23, 2019  12:01 (IST)
Abhishek Banerjee is leading from Diamond Harbour

AITC's Abhishek Banerjee is leading from Diamond Harbour

  May 23, 2019  12:01 (IST)
Parvesh Sahib Singh Verma leads in West Delhi
Sitting Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Parvesh Sahib Singh Verma is leading against his AAP rival Balbir Singh Jakhar by 3,319 votes in the West Delhi Lok Sabha seat, they said.
  May 23, 2019  12:01 (IST)
Raghav Chadha trails

Sitting MP Ramesh Bidhuri was leading against his AAP rival Raghav Chadha by 11,600 votes in the South Delhi Lok Sabha seat, officials said.

  May 23, 2019  12:00 (IST)
Victory song for Hans Raj Hans
In North West Delhi, saffron party's Hans Raj Hans was ahead of AAP's Gagan Singh by 11,070 votes, they said.
  May 23, 2019  12:00 (IST)
Victory song for Hans Raj Hans
In North West Delhi, saffron party's Hans Raj Hans was ahead of AAP's Gagan Singh by 11,070 votes, they said.
  May 23, 2019  11:59 (IST)
Victory song for Hans Raj Hans
In North West Delhi, saffron party's Hans Raj Hans was ahead of AAP's Gagan Singh by 11,070 votes, they said.
  May 23, 2019  11:58 (IST)

Pranab Mukherjee's son Abhijeet Mukherjee is trailing from Jangipur in West Bengal.

  May 23, 2019  11:57 (IST)

Senion Congress leader Jitin Prasada is trailing in Dhaurahra.

  May 23, 2019  11:57 (IST)

Dharmendra Yadav from Budaun is trailing.

  May 23, 2019  11:48 (IST)

BJP Bhopal candidate Pragya Singh Thakur on trends showing she is leading: Nischit meri vijay hogi, meri vijay mein dharm ki vijay hogi, adharm ka naash hoga. Mein Bhopal ki janta ka aabhaar deti hun.

  May 23, 2019  11:45 (IST)
Mumbai South

Shiv Sena candidate Arvind Sawant leading 

Arvind Sawant : 1,04,033
Milind Deora (Congress) : 74,544

  May 23, 2019  11:40 (IST)

Union Ministers Manoj Sinha and Maneka Gandhi trailing from Ghazipur and Sultanpur, respectively as reported by ANI.

  May 23, 2019  11:40 (IST)

Union Ministers Manoj Sinha and Maneka Gandhi trailing from Ghazipur and Sultanpur, respectively as reported by ANI.

  May 23, 2019  11:38 (IST)
Sambit Patra leading in Puri

BJP leader Sambit Patra leading by over 700 votes from Odisha's Puri Lok Sabha Constituency, reports ANI.

  May 23, 2019  11:36 (IST)
Trends have put Congress on a backfoot

Prem Chandra Mishra, Congress spokesperson said that trends have put them on a backfoot. All its strategies have failed. 

  May 23, 2019  11:33 (IST)

Akhilesh Yadav leads from Azamgarh. 

  May 23, 2019  11:31 (IST)
PM Modi's mother Heeraben Modi greets media

Gujarat: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's mother Heeraben Modi greets the media outside her residence in Gandhinagar.

  May 23, 2019  11:29 (IST)
Update from Amethi

BJP's Smriti Irani leading with over 7600 votes from Amethi

  May 23, 2019  11:23 (IST)

Celebrations outside DMK headquarters in Chennai; According to Official EC trends, DMK is leading on 22 seats

  May 23, 2019  11:19 (IST)
Punjab trends

Congress's Manish Tewari leading from Anandpur Sahib, SAD's Harsimrat Kaur Badal leading from Bhatinda and Aam Aadmi Party's Bhagwant Mann leading from Sangrur.

  May 23, 2019  11:19 (IST)
Priyanka meets Rahul

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra leaves from Congress President Rahul Gandhi's residence in Delhi.

  May 23, 2019  11:18 (IST)

Kerala: Congress's Shashi Tharoor leading from Thiruvananthapuram by over 13,000 vote

  May 23, 2019  11:18 (IST)
Security heightened outside BJP headquarters in Delhi

According to Official trends, BJP is leading on 295 seats.

  May 23, 2019  11:14 (IST)
Congress leads in Lakshadweep

Congress leads in Lakshadweep.

  May 23, 2019  11:13 (IST)
West Bengal trends

TMC leading on 24 seats, BJP leading on 17 seats and Congress on 1 seat; total seats 42

  May 23, 2019  11:13 (IST)
Bihar trends

Misa Bharti leading in Patliputra.

  May 23, 2019  10:57 (IST)
Sushma Swaraj thanks PM Modi

PM Narendra Modi, thank you for making BJP win by such a massive margin. I am grateful to the people of the country.

  May 23, 2019  10:51 (IST)

Sakshi Maharaj is leading with 1,23,000 votes from Unnao.

  May 23, 2019  10:50 (IST)
Bhagwant Mann AAP's only hope

Aam Aadmi Party's Bhagwant Mann leading from Sangrur in Punjab.

  May 23, 2019  10:49 (IST)
Bad news for Mamata Banerjee

Trinamool Congress' Abhishek Banerjee is trailing in Diamond Harbour

  May 23, 2019  10:44 (IST)
Bihar trends

BJP+: 21

JDA: 16

RJD: 1

Congress: 2

  May 23, 2019  10:43 (IST)

BJP President Amit Shah leading by over 125000 votes from Gujarat's Gandhinagar

  May 23, 2019  10:43 (IST)

BJP President Amit Shah leading by over 125000 votes from Gujarat's Gandhinagar

  May 23, 2019  10:43 (IST)

J&K: National Conference leading from Anantnag, Mehbooba Mufti at third place currently

  May 23, 2019  10:47 (IST)
Sensex crosses 40,000 for the first time ever

Sensex hits 40,000 mark for the first ever, rallies nearly 900 pts; Nifty crosses 12,000.

  May 23, 2019  10:40 (IST)

HD Devegowda trailing by 9,000 votes in tumkur

  May 23, 2019  10:39 (IST)
All 542 seats' trends at 10.45 am

NDA- 337

UPA- 102

Others- 103 

  May 23, 2019  10:38 (IST)
Jyotiraditya Scindia trails

Jyotiraditya Scindia trailing by 9,000 votes from Guna.

  May 23, 2019  10:37 (IST)

Congress leads in 1 seat in Maharashtra.

  May 23, 2019  10:37 (IST)

NDA betters its 2014 tally of 282. 

  May 23, 2019  10:30 (IST)

Current trends show NDA leading on 330 seats, UPA on 99 seats and Others on 104 seats.  

  May 23, 2019  10:27 (IST)
Amethi early trends

Smriti Irani leading by 1,500 votes from Amethi, Rahul Gandhi trailing

  May 23, 2019  10:27 (IST)
Amethi early trends

Smriti Irani leading by 1,500 votes from Amethi, Rahul Gandhi trailing

  May 23, 2019  10:26 (IST)

Rajasthan: Congress leader Manvendra Singh trailing from Barmer, Union Minister Rajvardhan Rathore leading from Jaipur Rural

  May 23, 2019  10:22 (IST)

The rupee opened strong at 69.45 at the interbank forex market, then gained further ground and touched 69.40, displaying gains of 26 paise over its last close.

  May 23, 2019  10:19 (IST)
Sikkim trends

SDF is leading in early trends

  May 23, 2019  10:14 (IST)
Goa: BJP, Congress ahead in 1 Lok Sabha seat each

BJP candidate and Union minister Shripad Naik is leading in North Goa Lok Sabha seat while Congress nominee Francisco Sardinha is ahead in South Goa seat of the coastal state after the first round of counting. Counting of votes for the two Lok Sabha seats in Goa, where polling was held last month, began this morning. Naik is leading by over 5,000 votes against his nearest rival and Congress candidate Girish Chodankar. In South Goa seat, Sardinha is leading by nearly 3,000 votes against BJP’s sitting MP Narendra Sawaikar.

  May 23, 2019  10:11 (IST)
Dimple Yadav leads

Samajwadi Party's Dimple Yadav leads from Kannauj.

  May 23, 2019  10:10 (IST)

TRS leads 11 of 17 seats

  May 23, 2019  10:10 (IST)
Early trends

NDA: 317

UPA: 113

Others: 100

  May 23, 2019  10:09 (IST)

Tamil Nadu: Congress leader Karti Chidambaram leading from Sivagangai

  May 23, 2019  10:08 (IST)

Odisha assembly elections: Biju Janata Dal leading on 16 seats, BJP leading on 5 seats, - there are 146 assembly constituencies in the state

  May 23, 2019  10:08 (IST)

Arunachal Pradesh assembly elections: Bharatiya Janata Party leading on 7 seats, according to EC official trends

  May 23, 2019  10:07 (IST)
Harish Rawat, Manish Khanduri are trailing

BJP leads in all 5 seats in Uttarakhand. Harish Rawat, Manish Khanduri are trailing.

  May 23, 2019  10:06 (IST)

Digvijay Chautala of the JJP is trailing in Sonipat, while Congress' Bhupinder Singh Hooda is trailing

  May 23, 2019  10:04 (IST)
Haryana trends

Rao Inderjit Singh of the BJP is leading in Gurgaon while Krishan Pal Gurjar also of the BJP is leading from Faridabad

  May 23, 2019  10:01 (IST)

Andhra Pradesh Assembly elections trends: Janasena Party leading on 1 seat

  May 23, 2019  09:59 (IST)
West Bengal 42 seats trend

AITC- 22

BJP- 18

Congress - 2

Left - 0

  May 23, 2019  09:58 (IST)

BJP's Jagadambika Pal leading from UP's Domariaganj.

  May 23, 2019  09:57 (IST)
Arunachal Pradesh trends

Agatha Sangma is leading, Mukul Sangma is trailing from Tura

  May 23, 2019  09:56 (IST)
Jammu and Kashmir

PDP chief Mehmooba Mufti is leading from Anantnag

  May 23, 2019  09:56 (IST)

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

  May 23, 2019  09:55 (IST)
BJP alliance partner NDPP leads in Nagaland

BJP alliance partner NDPP leads in Nagaland

  May 23, 2019  09:55 (IST)

BJP leads in 19 seats in west Bengal

  May 23, 2019  09:55 (IST)
BJD leading from Puri

BJD candidate Pinaki Mishra leading from Puri Lok Sabha seat

  May 23, 2019  09:51 (IST)

Jaya Prada is trailing from Rampur

  May 23, 2019  09:50 (IST)

Manoj Sinha trails from Ghazipur. 

  May 23, 2019  09:50 (IST)

Karnataka: BJP's Tejasvi Surya leading from Bengaluru South and Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge trailing from Gulbarga

  May 23, 2019  09:48 (IST)

Congress leading from Puducherry. DMK leading from Dindigul and Cuddalore in Tamil Nadu

  May 23, 2019  09:47 (IST)

Varun Gandhi leading from Pilibhit, as per ANI.

  May 23, 2019  09:47 (IST)

According to EC official trends, BJP leading on Chandni Chowk, North West Delhi, South Delhi and West Delhi parliamentary seats out of 7 seats

  May 23, 2019  09:47 (IST)

JD(S) leader Nikhil Kumaraswamy leading from Mandya parliamentary seat; Independent candidate Sumanlatha Ambareesh trailing

  May 23, 2019  09:45 (IST)

BJP's Tejashvi Surya leading from Bengalore South

  May 23, 2019  09:44 (IST)
Himachal Pradesh early trends

BJP leads in all 4 seats

  May 23, 2019  09:44 (IST)
Goa early trends

Congress leads in 1 seat in Goa

  May 23, 2019  09:43 (IST)
Bihar trends

Fromer chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi trailing from Gaya 

  May 23, 2019  09:41 (IST)
Sonia Gandhi leads from Rae Bareli

Sonia Gandhi leads from Rae Bareli

  May 23, 2019  09:38 (IST)

BJP leads in both the seats in Arunachal Pradesh.

  May 23, 2019  09:38 (IST)

Maneka Gandhi leads from Sultanpur. Rita Bahuguna Joshi leads from Allahabad.

  May 23, 2019  09:38 (IST)

TRS leads in 11 seats

  May 23, 2019  09:37 (IST)
Punjab 13 seats tren