Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah pay tribute at Sadaiv Atal Samadhi, the memorial of late Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. pic.twitter.com/AjOev0ksJP
US President Donald Trump on Friday dialed PM Modi and congratulated him on a landslide Lok Sabha polls win.
Tweeting about his conversation with the PM, Trump posted, "Just spoke to Prime Minister Narendra Modi where I congratulated him on his big political victory. He is a great man and leader for the people of India - they are lucky to have him!"
Just spoke to Prime Minister @NarendraModi where I congratulated him on his big political victory. He is a great man and leader for the people of India - they are lucky to have him!
President of French Republic, Emmanuel Macron, called the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, to congratulate him.
May 24, 2019, 11.28 PM
Union Minister and Lok Janshakti Party chief Ram Vilas Paswan on Friday mocked the Congress for eyeing the prime minister's post, but ending up with a tally which falls short to even help it get the chair of leader of the opposition.
May 24, 2019, 10.37 PM
Rahul Gandhi thanks Wayanad
Gandhi, who netted 7, 05,034 votes in Wayanad, tweeted in Malayalam saying, "I honour the decision of the people of the country. I congratulate all the winners. I wish to thank all the people of Wayanad who have chosen me as your representative. I also extend my thanks to each and every Congress worker for their hard work and efforts in this election."
രാജ്യത്തെ ജനങ്ങളുടെ തീരുമാനത്തെ ഞാൻ ബഹുമാനിക്കുന്നു.
വിജയിച്ച എല്ലാവർക്കും എന്റെ അഭിനന്ദനങ്ങൾ
നിങ്ങളുടെ പ്രതിനിധിയായി എന്നെ തിരഞ്ഞെടുത്ത വയനാട്ടിലെ എല്ലാ ജനങ്ങൾക്കും നന്ദി പറയുന്നു
എല്ലാ കോൺഗ്രസ്സ് പ്രവർത്തകർക്കും അവരുടെ കഠിനാധ്വാനത്തിനും പരിശ്രമത്തിനും ഞാൻ നന്ദി അറിയിക്കുന്നു
Sun has set on term of govt, but its brightness will continue: PM
Moments after President Ram Nath Kovind accepted resignation of the Union Council of Ministers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday said while the sun has set on the term of the present government, the brightness of its work will continue to illuminate the lives of people.
The sun sets on this term but the brightness our work has brought will continue to illuminate the lives of millions.
A new dawn awaits, a new term beckons.
We are even more determined to fulfil the dreams of 130 crore Indians and create the New India all of us dreamt of. https://t.co/tKrWSwlT9d
Modi likely to visit Varanasi before swearing-in cermony
With Prime Minister Narendra Modi all set to herald a second term after winning the Lok Sabha elections, there is a possibility of his visit to Varanasi before taking oath. Ravindra Jaiswal, Member of Legislative Council (MLC), informed about the possible visit before he takes oath as the prime minister.
The BJP's stupendous performance in Haryana, where it won all 10 Lok Sabha seats, saw its vote share surge to 58 per cent as compared to 34.7 per cent in 2014. The Congress, which failed to open its account in the state this time, too saw its vote share increase marginally as the state's other major party INLD was virtually wiped out.
May 24, 2019, 04.11 PM
National Democratic Alliance (NDA) Parliamentary Party meet to be held tomorrow, reports news agency ANI.
May 24, 2019, 03.53 PM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi to call on President Ram Nath Kovind later today, reports news agency ANI.
Karnataka deputy chief minister Parameshwara said that the cabinet reposes "faith and confidence" in the leadership of H D Kumaraswamy. The statement came at the informal Cabinet meeting of the state government in Bengaluru following the Congress-JD(S) alliance election debacle in the state during Lok Sabha elections.
May 24, 2019, 03.22 PM
BJP, NC get 3 seats each in J&K, Mehbooba's PDP routed
The BJP and the National Conference have won three Lok Sabha seats each in Jammu and Kashmir, leaving Mehbooba Mufti's PDP stunned as it could not open its account.
National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah and Union minister Jitendra Singh were among the prominent faces to make it to the 17th Lok Sabha
May 24, 2019, 03.18 PM
BJD has won 112 seats in the 146 seat Legislative Assembly of Odisha while BJP has won 23 and INC 9. 1 seat each has gone to CPI(M) and an Independent.
BJP has won 33 seats in the 55 seat Legislative Assembly of Arunachal Pradesh. JD(U) has won 7, and INC has won 4 and results are awaited from 5 seats.
May 24, 2019, 03.09 PM
Sikkim Krantikari Morcha has obtained majority by winning 17 seats in the 32 seat Legislative Assembly of Sikkim. Sikkim Democratic Front has won remaining 15 seats.
May 24, 2019, 03.08 PM
Results for 535 Lok Sabha seats have been declared of which 301 have gone to BJP, 52 to INC, 23 to DMK, 22 to Trinamool Congress, 21 to YSR Congress Party, 18 to Shiv Sena, 16 to JD(U), 9 to TRS & BSP, 6 to LJSP, 5 to SP & NCP, 3 to IUML&TD, 2 each to JKNC, SAD & rest to Others.
May 24, 2019, 02.25 PM
Yogendra Mishra, president of District Congress Committee in Amethi, resigned from the post taking responsibility for the defeat.
Dr. Murli Manohar Joshi is a scholar and intellectual par excellence. His contribution towards improving Indian education is remarkable. He has always worked to strengthen the BJP and mentor several Karyakartas, including me.
Called on respected Advani Ji. The BJP’s successes today are possible because greats like him spent decades building the party and providing a fresh ideological narrative to the people: PM Narendra Modi
May 24, 2019, 10.45 AM
Congress Uttar Pradesh chief Raj Babbar sends resignation to Rahul Gandhi.
May 24, 2019, 10.44 AM
PM Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah reach party veteran LK Advani's residence in Delhi.
May 24, 2019, 10.31 AM
Congress Working Committee to meet at 11 am on Saturday to discuss the party's performance in Lok Sabha election results 2019.
May 24, 2019, 10.30 AM
The BJP has won 299 seats and leading on four others while the Congress has won 52 seats, as per latest the Election trends.
May 24, 2019, 10.14 AM
527 results have been declared of which 298 have gone to BJP, 52 to INC, 23 to DMK, 22 to AITC, 21 to YSR, 18 to Shiv Sena, 16 to JD(U), 9 to TRS & BSP, 6 to LJSP, 5 to SP & NCP, 3 to IUML&TD, 2 each to JKNC, SAD & rest to Others.
May 24, 2019, 10.09 AM
BJP's Sambit Patra lost Puri Lok Sabha constituency by over 11,000 votes to BJD's Pinaki Misra.
May 24, 2019, 09.01 AM
Sonia Gandhi wins Rae Bareli Lok Sabha seat by 167178 votes. Samajwadi Party leaders Mulayam Singh Yadav and Akhilesh Yadav won Mainpuri and Azamgarh Lok Sabha parliamentary seats respectively.
May 24, 2019, 08.58 AM
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, 07.09 AM
Sikkim Assembly elections: Sikkim Democratic Front won 15 seats and Sikkim Krantikari Morcha won 17 seats, out of total 32 assembly constituency seats.
May 24, 2019, 07.07 AM
Total tally: BJP wins on 288 seats, leading on 15; Congress wins on 50 seats, leading on 2, out of total 542 Parliamentary constituency seats.
May 24, 2019, 06.29 AM
Total results: 500 results have been declared of which 287 have gone to BJP, 50 to INC,22 to DMK, 21 to YSR, 19 to AITC, 17 to Shiv Sena, 16 to JD(U), 9 to TRS & BSP, 6 to LJSP, 5 to SP & NCP, 3 to IUML, 2 each to JKNC, SAD & rest to Others.
May 24, 2019, 06.28 AM
Maharashtra: Shiv Sena candidates Arvind Sawant, Gajanan Kirtikar and Rahul Ramesh Shewal win Mumbai South, Mumbai North West and Mumbai South Central Lok Sabha seats respectively.
May 24, 2019, 06.26 AM
Maharashtra: BJP candidates Gopal Shetty, Poonam Mahajan and Manoj Kotak win Mumbai North, Mumbai North Central and Mumbai North East Lok Sabha seats respectively.
May 23, 2019, 11.20 PM
BJP wins on 202 seats, leading on 101; Congress wins on 39 seats, leading on 13, out of total 542 Parliamentary constituency seats - ANI.
May 23, 2019, 11.18 PM
Kirron Kher set to register 2nd consecutive win from Chandigarh
BJP nominee and actor-turned-politician Kirron Kher is set to register her second consecutive win from the Chandigarh Lok Sabha seat. She is ahead of her nearest rival Pawan Kumar Bansal of the Congress by a margin of 46,970 votes.
May 23, 2019, 11.12 PM
Union Minister Manoj Sinha lost Ghazipur seat to BSP's Afzal Ansari by margin of over 1.19 lakh votes.
May 23, 2019, 11.09 PM
Sikkim Democratic Front wins on 10 seats, leading on 5; Sikkim Krantikari Morcha wins on 14 seats, leading on 3, out of total 32 assembly seats in the State.
May 23, 2019, 11.07 PM
Arunachal Pradesh Assembly election results: BJP wins 23 seats, leading on 7; Congress wins on 3 seats, out of total 47 assembly constituency seats.
May 23, 2019, 11.03 PM
Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan said the 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 reflected on the poll. That is why BJP did not get any seat in Kerala. Sentiments against BJP benefited Congress,'' he added.
May 23, 2019, 10.53 PM
Great things in store for the US-India partnership with return of PM Modi: Trump
US President Donald Trump took to Twitter to congratulate Prime Minister Narendra Modi after BJP's landslide victory in Lok Sabha polls and said ''Great things are in store for US-India Partnership''.
Congratulations to Prime Minister @NarendraModi and his BJP party on their BIG election victory! Great things are in store for the US-India partnership with the return of PM Modi at the helm. I look forward to continuing our important work together!
May 23, 2019, 10.46 PM
PM Modi thanks Imran Khan
Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanked his Pakistan counterpart Imran Khan who congratulated him on his election victory and said, ''I warmly express my gratitude for your good wishes. I have always given primacy to peace and development in our region''.
May 23, 2019, 10.17 PM
Actor-turned-politician and BJP candidate from Gurdaspur Sunny Deol wins by 82,459 votes.
May 23, 2019, 09.08 PM
Sonia Gandhi wins from Raebareli
Congress leader and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi wins Raebareli seat defeating BJP's Dinesh Pratap Singh.
May 23, 2019, 08.24 PM
Mandate to build a new India: Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that that BJP had gone to people seeking a mandate to build a new India and they have given their blessings for it.
This is highest voter turnout Indian has seen, he said and, added the world will have to recognise India's democratic strength.
May 23, 2019, 08.02 PM
Former prime minister and JD(S) chief HD Deve Gowda loses from Tumkur (Karnataka) by 13,339 votes. BJP's GS Basavaraj wins from the constituency.
May 23, 2019, 07.46 PM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi wins from Varanasi seat defeating his nearest rival SP's Shalini Yadav by margin of 4,79,505 votes.
May 23, 2019, 07.45 PM
Amit Shah delivers victory speech
BJP president Amit Shah described the party's landslide victory in the Lok Sabha elections as India's biggest win since independence.
Nation has reposed faith in Modi government, he said and added, Modi is the most popular leader in the world.
May 23, 2019, 07.35 PM
Telangana CM's daughter Kavitha loses Nizamabad
In a huge shock to Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao, his daughter K. Kavitha was defeated in the election in Nizamabad Lok Sabha constituency.
Dharmapuri Arvind of BJP defeated Kavitha of Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) by over 66,000 votes.
May 23, 2019, 07.31 PM
Kumaraswamy calls informal cabinet meet
With the Congress-JDS alliance in Karnataka facing a humiliating defeat in the Lok Sabha polls, Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy has called an "informal" cabinet meeting on Friday.
The Chief Minister has also convened a JDS legislature party meeting to review the results, party sources said.
May 23, 2019, 07.19 PM
Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu submitted his resignation to the Governor as the Chief Minister of the state after TDP's heavy defeat in assembly elections. YSRCP Congress chief Jagan Mohan Reddy is all set to form the next government.
May 23, 2019, 07.09 PM
Akhilesh Yadav wins Azamgarh Lok Sabha constituency by defeating Dinesh Lal Yadav, popularly known by his on-screen name Nirahua.
May 23, 2019, 06.59 PM
Ravi Kishan wins from Gorakhpur
BJP candidate and Bhojpuri actor Ravi Kishan won the Gorakhpur seat by defeating his nearest rival Samajwadi Party candidate Rambhual Nishad.
Ravi Kishan defeated Nishad by a margin of 3,01,664 votes. Ravi Kishan polled 7,17122 votes, while Nishad got 4,15,458.
May 23, 2019, 06.42 PM
Amit Shah registers impressive victory from Gandhinagar
BJP president Amit Shah registered an impressive victory in Gandhinagar Lok Sabha seat in Gujarat.
Shah defeated his Congress rival Chavda Chatursinh Javanji by massive 555843 votes, surpassing the earlier record set by party veteran L K Advani.
May 23, 2019, 06.26 PM
Rahul Gandhi registers massive victory in Wayanad
Rahul Gandhi registered a massive victory in Kerala's Wayanad Lok Sabha constituency.
Amethi, another constituency where he contested, the Congress president was defeated BJP's Smiti Irani.
May 23, 2019, 05.59 PM
Congress president Rahul Gandhi loses Amethi Lok Sabha seat to BJP's Smriti Irani.
May 23, 2019, 05.57 PM
Rahul Gandhi concedes defeat, asks Congress workers not to lose hope
Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said that he respects verdict of the people.
Addressing a press conference as Modi's government returned to power with a thumping majority, Rahul Gandhi said People of India has decided the Narendra Modi will be the Prime Minister and ''I respect their verdict''.
BJP veteran L K Advani congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his election victory.
"Heartiest congratulations to Narendrabhai Modi for steering BJP towards 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," the BJP veteran said.
May 23, 2019, 03.57 PM
Rahul Gandhi's decisions led to divisions within the Opposition: CPI
Decisions taken by Rahul Gandhi led to divisions within the opposition, CPI national secretary Atul Kumar Anjaan said and asserted that the policies of the Congress scion opened the doors for Narendra Modi's victory.
May 23, 2019, 03.53 PM
NDA leads in 38 out of 40 seats in Bihar; oppn set for decimation
The BJP-led NDA is all set for a stupendous victory in Bihar, surging ahead of its rivals in 38 out of 40 seats and it may turn out to be the best performance for any political formation in the state, in decades, if the trends are translated into results.
May 23, 2019, 03.14 PM
Chinese President Xi congratulates PM Modi on election win
Chinese President Xi Jinping congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday on his election victory and vowed to work with him to take the bilateral ties to a new height.
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.
Cheering to the slogans like 'Modi once again', 'Har Har Modi' and 'Vande Mataram', hundreds of BJP supporters burst into celebrations at the party office in Rajasthan's Jaipur on Thursday as the Narendra Modi-led government appeared set to stage a thumping comeback.
As per latest trends available for all the 542 constituencies, BJP is leading in 292 while INC is leading in 51, DMK in 22, AITC in 24, YSRC in 25, Shiv Sena in 20, JDU in 16, BJD in 14 and BSP in 11 constituencies.
May 23, 2019, 11.40 AM
West Bengal: Trinamool Congress leading on 24 seats, BJP leading on 17 seats and Congress on 1 seat; total seats 42.
May 23, 2019, 11.06 AM
Maharashtra election results
Supriya Sule (NCP) — 209119
Kanchan Rahul Kool (BJP) — 178443
Girish Bhalchandra Bapat (BJP) — 60748
Mohan Joshi (Congress) — 26934
Adhalrao Patil (Shivsena) — 159500
Amol Ramsing Kolhe (NCP) — 172345
Parth Pawar (NCP) — 204476
Shrirang Barne (Shivsena) — 290584
May 23, 2019, 11.01 AM
As per the latest trends available for the 541 constituencies, BJP is leading in 294 while INC is leading in 50, DMK in 22, AITC in 24, YSRC in 24 and Shiv Sena in 19 constituencies. #ElectionResults2019
— Election Commission #DeshKaMahatyohar (@ECISVEEP) May 23, 2019
AIMIM leads in Maharashtra's Aurangabad seat with 36,152 votes.
May 23, 2019, 10.15 AM
BJP's Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore leading in Jaipur Rural
The BJP candidate for the Jaipur Rural seat and Union Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore is leading in Jaipur rural by 65,000 votes, and is followed by Krishna Poonia from Congress. Rathore had bagged 2014 elections by 3,32,896 votes.
Uttar Pradesh: Mahagathbandhan candidates Danish Ali leading from Amroha and Mohammad Azam Khan leading from Rampur; BJP's Akshaibar Lal leading from Bahraich.
May 23, 2019, 09.53 AM
Uttar Pradesh: BJP candidate and Union Minister Maneka Gandhi trailing from Sultanpur, Sonia Gandhi leading from Rae Bareli. Varun Gandhi leading from Pilibhit.
May 23, 2019, 09.44 AM
Ravi Shankar Prasad, Misa Bharti leading in Bihar, Sambit Patra is trailing in Puri
Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad is leading in Patna Sahib constituency. RJD's Misa Bharti is leading and Union minister Ram Kripal Yadav is trailing in Pataliputra. Bharatiya Janata Party's Sambit Patra is trailing in Puri.
May 23, 2019, 09.40 AM
BJP's Tejasvi Surya leading from Bengaluru South and Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge trailing from Gulbarga.
May 23, 2019, 09.38 AM
BJP candidates currently in the lead are:
Amit Shah (Gandhinagar)
Hema Malini (Mathura)
Gautam Gambhir (East Delhi)
Sadhvi Pragya Thakur (Bhopal)
Shashi Tharoor leads in Thiruvananthapuram. Sonia Gandhi leading in Rae Bareli, Meenakshi Lekhi in New Delhi. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore is ahead in Jaipur Rural.
May 23, 2019, 08.47 AM
Rahul Gandhi trailing on Amethi seat against BJP's Smriti Irani
Congress President Rahul Gandhi is right now trailing from Congress party's bastion Amethi. BJP's Smriti Irani is leading here as per the latest trends. This could be a huge blow for the Congress.
May 23, 2019, 08.45 AM
Congress president Rahul Gandhi Leading in Wayanad
Congress president Rahul Gandhi, who decided to contest from Wayanad Lok Sabha constituency in Kerala besides his traditional stronghold of Amethi in Uttar Pradesh, is leading from the southern seat.
May 23, 2019, 08.43 AM
Independent candidate Sumalatha Ambareesh leading in Karnataka's Mandya
Independent candidate Sumalatha Ambareesh, wife of the late film star and former Union minister MH Ambareesh, is leading from Mandya, from where HD Kumaraswamy’s son Nikhil of the Janata Dal (Secular) fought polls.
May 23, 2019, 08.42 AM
Trends show that BJP-led NDA is leading on 28 seats while the Congress-led UPA is ahead on 9 seats.
May 23, 2019, 08.31 AM
BJP+ opens an early lead, is ahead in 17 seats. Congress+ is ahead in five.
May 23, 2019, 08.24 AM
Rajnath Singh takes early lead in Lucknow against SP's Poonam Sinha.
May 23, 2019, 08.22 AM
Sadhvi Pragya Thakur leading from Bhopal, PM Modi ahead from Varanasi.
May 23, 2019, 08.19 AM
Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur is leading from Bhopal seat.
May 23, 2019, 08.15 AM
Early trends show BJP leading in 6 seats.
May 23, 2019, 08.01 AM
Counting of votes for Lok Sabha polls begins across 542 constituencies
Counting of votes for Lok Sabha polls has begun across 542 constituencies, capping a nearly two-month-long election process which witnessed high-octane campaigning.
By the end of the day, perhaps even earlier, India will have its say on who will administer the country for the next five years.
All exit polls have predicted that the incumbent Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) will return to power. If that happens, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the face of the BJP’s campaign, will win a second term in office.
May 23, 2019, 07.31 AM
BJP's star candidate Tejasvi Surya, who contested the Lok Sabha election from Bangalore South, a seat that the party has held since 1991, said that he is confident of a 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
Lok Sabha election 2019 kicked off on March 11 when the Election Commission of India announced the schedule. Voting was held in seven phases on April 11, 18, 23, 29, May 6, 12 and 19. The results of the mega electoral exercise will be declared on after the counting of votes on May 23. Over 67.11 crore voters exercised their right to vote.
May 23, 2019, 06.32 AM
Visuals from outside a counting centre in Bhopal. (ANI Photo)
May 23, 2019, 06.07 AM
A member of Central Reserve Police Force stands guard at a vote counting centre in New Delhi. (Reuters Photo)
May 23, 2019, 06.06 AM
This is the first time that results of voting machines will be matched with slips generated by paper trail machines. The exercise will take place in five polling stations selected at random per Assembly segment. This effectively means the EVM-VVPAT matching will take place in 20,600 out of nearly 10.3 lakh polling stations.
May 23, 2019, 06.05 AM
Counting will also take place for four state assemblies of Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh. The results are expected only by late evening due to tallying of Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail slips with the Electronic Voting Machines.
May 23, 2019, 06.05 AM
Out of the total 543 Parliamentary seats, elections were held in 542 constituencies as the Election Commission had cancelled polls to the Vellore seat in Tamil Nadu on the grounds of excessive use of money power. The fresh date for elections in Vellore is yet to be announced.
May 23, 2019, 06.04 AM
A policeman walks past a hoarding outside a vote counting centre in New Delhi. (Reuters Photo)
May 23, 2019, 06.02 AM
Election staff members work on their computers in a vote counting centre in Ahmedabad. (Reuters Photo)
May 23, 2019, 06.01 AM
A member of Central Industrial Security Force keeps guard inside a vote counting centre in Ahmedabad. (Reuters Photo)
The final result of the mega electoral exercise to elect the world's largest democracy will be announced today. Counting of votes for the Lok Sabha elections will begin at 8 am tomorrow and the clear picture of who will lead the nation for the next five years will emerge in the evening.