New Delhi। Now it is clear that BJP led NDA is going to form new government with thumping majority although results on 542 seats of Loksabha will be declared by tomorrow. BJP is heading towards winning more than 300 seats alone in a historical mandate for the party.
Below is the major development throughout the day.
Modi dedicates victory to people of the country. Addressing the victory celebration at the party headquarters here, he said that the mandate won by the BJP-led coalition was the biggest development in the democratic world and reflected an abiding strength in democracy.
Punjab’s ruling Congress won eight of the 13 Lok Sabha seats, while the BJP and its ally Akali Dal bagged two seats each. Bhagwant Mann, the AAP’s only hope, retained his seat.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi took full responsibility for the defeat of the party in the Lok Sabha elections and said the issue of his resignation is a matter between him and the Congress Working Committee.
The BJP made stunning inroads in Trinamool Congress-ruled West Bengal, with the trends of Lok Sabha elections showing a virtual saffron sweep in the state’s northern parts as also the western tribal heartland while Chief Ninister Mamata Banerjee’s party managed to hold on to its ground in and around Kolkata and a major chunk of the south Bengal.
After close to twelve hours of counting, the saffron party was leading in 18 of the 42 seats in the state, up from only two in 2014, while the Trinamool was ahead in 23 seats, 11 down from 34 which it had won in the last Lok Sabha elections.
In a first in Haryana’s electoral history, the ruling BJP made a clean sweep by winning all 10 Lok Sabha seats in the state, while the Congress and Om Prakash Chautala’s Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) faced humiliating defeats.
Union Ministers Rao Inderjit Singh (Gurugram) and Krishan Pal Gurjar (Faridabad) won their respective constituencies.
Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP for winning the 2019 Lok Sabha elections with absolute majority.
BJP wrested three seats from the TRS and retained one seat while the Congress also wrested two seats from the ruling party and retained one.
The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), which was hoping for a clean sweep, could win only nine out of 17 seats while its ally All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) retained Hyderabad.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu resigned following his Telugu Desam Party’s defeat in Assembly elections.
Naidu sent his resignation to Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan, who accepted it and asked Naidu to continue till alternate arrangements were made.
Chandrababu Naidu resigns as Andhra CM following TDP’s defeat in Assembly polls
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his victory in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls and said that he looks forward to work together with him for the city’s people.
DMK President M.K.Stalin congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his electoral victory in the Lok Sabha elections.
“I congratulate Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his victory. We hope and wish he will provide a progressive government based on the principles of democracy and inclusivity,” Stalin tweeted.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi dropped the ‘Chowkidar’ prefix from his official Twitter handle and urged BJP leaders to do the same.
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!
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 23, 2019
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair a meeting of outgoing Council of Ministers on Friday evening.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is all set for a resounding victory in the Lok Sabha polls and Modi is set to return as Prime Minister.
Modi is also likely to meet President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday.
Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Thursday congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP for their victory in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls and said the party respects the mandate given by the people of the country.
Speaking to reporters here at the party headquarters, she said: “We respect the mandate of the people and I congratulate Modiji and BJP for the victory.”
The Apna Dal, an ally of the BJP in Uttar Pradesh, has won both the Lok Sabha seats that it contested from Mirzapur and Robertsganj.
Union Minister Anupriya Patel has won from Mirzapur while Pakodi Lal Kol has won from Robertsganj.
In 2014, the Apna Dal had contested only two seats, Mirzapur and Pratapgarh, and had won both. The party has thus maintained its 100 per cent success rate.
The breakaway faction of the Apna Dal, led by Krishna Patel, failed to win even a single seat. The party had contested on the Congress symbol as it did not have its own symbol.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi accepted the shocking defeat in the Lok Sabha elections as “people’s verdict” and congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the victory.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi recorded a spectacular victory in Varanasi, clocking a margin of 4,75,754 votes.
Modi polled a total of 6,69,602 votes while his nearest rival, Shalini Yadav of the Samajwadi Party (SP), got 1,93,848. Ajay Rai of the Congress got 1,51,800 votes.
In 2014, Modi won from Varanasi by a margin of 3.37 lakh votes.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi lost his traditional Amethi seat to Union Minister Smriti Irani, of the BJP, by a margin of 38,449 votes.
Irani polled 3,11,992 votes while Gandhi, who had been winning the seat since 2004, got only 2,73,543 votes.
The election in Amethi was closely contested with Irani having maintained her lead since morning. It was only in the afternoon that the margin between her and Rahul Gandhi began increasing.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has won the Lucknow seat with a margin of 3.4 lakh votes. In 2014, he had won with a margin of 2.72 lakh.
Singh polled a total of 6,27,881 votes while his nearest rival Poonam Sinha of Samajwadi Party got 2,82,858 votes.
The Congress candidate Acharya Pramod Krishna polled 1,78,904 votes.
Actor-turned-politician Hema Malini, who is all set to retain her Mathura Lok Sabha constituency with an impressive margin, credited Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah for her victory.
The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is all set to score 97.5 per cent in Bihar, if the current leads hold.
The BJP is set to win all the 17 seats it contested in the state, while partner Janata Dal (United) is ahead on 16 out of the 17 it contested. The Lok Janshakti Party (LJP), the third NDA member, is ahead on all the 6 seats it contested.
With the ruling NDA having established a comfortable lead in 38 of the 40 Lok Sabha seats in Bihar, the opposition Grand Alliance is struggling to maintain a lead on the remaining Jehanabad and Kushanganj seats.
After several rounds of counting of votes, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) was heading for a big win in the state.
NDA has won in over a dozen seats, including Darbhanga, Vaishali, Maharajganj, Sasaram, Gaya, Valmikinagar, Ujiyarpur, Begusarai, Patna Sahib and Jamui, but a formal declaration has not been made so far.
In the remaining seats, the NDA candidates were leading by a big margin.
Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar said the Congress-led Mahagathbandhan in Maharashtra “respects” the peoples’ verdict in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
“The results that have come out are unexpected. We accept the verdict. We shall analyse the outcome, increase our people-to-people contacts, and hope to do better next time. We thank the people for their support,” Pawar told the media.
He pointed out that while the NCP has won at least four seats, the constituencies where it has lost are with “narrow margins”, compared to the 2014 elections, “but a win is a win”.
Modi also congratulated Odisha Chief Minister and BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik.
In his message to Patnaik, the Prime Minister tweeted, “Congratulations to Naveen Babu for yet another victory in Odisha. Wishing him the very best for the next term.”
Congratulations to Naveen Babu for yet another victory in Odisha. Wishing
him the very best for the next term.
ଓଡିଶାରେ ପୁଣିଥରେ ବିଜୟ ପାଇଁ ନବୀନ ବାବୁଙ୍କୁ ଅଭିନନ୍ଦନ । ଆଗାମୀ ଶାସନକାଳ ପାଇଁ ତାଙ୍କୁ ଅଜସ୍ର ଶୁଭେଛା । @Naveen_Odisha
— Chowkidar Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 23, 2019
Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated YSR Congress Party leader Jaganmohan Reddy for the victory in the Assembly elections.
Congratulations on the remarkable win in Andhra Pradesh. Best wishes to you for a successful tenure.
ప్రియమైన @ysjagan, ఆంధ్ర ప్రదేశ్ లో ఘన విజయాన్ని సాధించినందుకు అభినందనలు. మీ పదవీ కాలం విజయవంతం కావాలని ఆకాంక్షిస్తున్నాను. మీకు ఇవే శుభాకాంక్షలు.
— Chowkidar Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 23, 2019
“Dear @ysjagan, Congratulations on the remarkable win in Andhra Pradesh. Best wishes to you for a successful tenure,” Modi tweeted as Jagan’s YSR Congress Party was set to wrest power in the state by getting majority in the 175-member Assembly. The TDP, which ruled Andhra Pradesh for the last five years, was trailing.
The BJP is heading for a landslide victory in Uttarakhand with its candidates consolidating huge leads in all the hill state’s five seats as the counting of votes is still on.
In all the five seats, the BJP candidate were leading by over 2 to 3 lakh votes over their Congress rivals.
Actor-politician Kamal Haasan’s MNM party and independent legislator T.T.V. Dhinakaran-floated AMMK were routed in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
Despite their claims, candidates of both the parties have not polled impressive number of votes as per the current trends.
The Naveen Patnaik-led Biju Janata Dal (BJD) is set to retain power for an unprecedented fifth consecutive term in Odisha as the regional party completely decimated the opposition in the state Assembly.
The BJD is comfortably leading in more than 115 seats out of a total 146 in the state Assembly.
Pragya Thakur leads by 4.48 lakh votes against Digvijaya Singh in Bhopal
Union Minister Manoj Sinha trailing by over 20,000 votes from Ghazipur.
After leading in over a dozen rounds of counting, Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad’s elder daughter Misa Bharti is now trailing from the Patliputra Lok Sabha seat in Bihar.
Union Minister Ram Kirpal Yadav, the BJP candidate from the seat, is leading by 30,000 votes.
This seat is a prestige one for Lalu and his family. In the last polls, Bharti unsuccessfully contested from the seat and in the 2009 polls, Lalu was himself defeated.
Shatrughan Sinha trails by over 1.75 lakh votes from Patna Sahib
Union Minister Mahesh Sharma leads by over 1.70 lakh votes in Gautam Buddha Nagar
Akhilesh Yadav’s wife Dimple trailing by over 23,000 votes in Kannauj
Union Minister Gen. V.K. Singh leading by over 4.29 lakh votes from Ghaziabad
Farooq Abdullah wins Srinagar Lok Sabha seat
Former Chief Minister and PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti lost in her erstwhile bastion Anantnag.
Rahul Gandhi trails by over 18,800 votes against Smriti Irani in Amethi
As the Bharatiya Janata Party lead on 300 seats by afternoon, BJP President Amit Shah thanked the nation for voting them back to power calling it a victory for the whole country.
In a series of tweets in Hindi, he thanked the country saying “Phir ek baar Modi Sarkar”
यह परिणाम विपक्ष द्वारा किये गये दुष्प्रचार, झूठ, व्यक्तिगत आक्षेप और आधारहीन राजनीति के विरुद्ध भारत का जनादेश है।
आज का जनादेश यह भी दिखाता है कि भारत की जनता ने देश से जातिवाद, परिवारवाद और तुष्टिकरण को पूरी तरह से उखाड़ फेंककर विकासवाद और राष्ट्रवाद को चुना है।
भारत को नमन।
— Chowkidar Amit Shah (@AmitShah) May 23, 2019
Narendra Modi leads by over 3.31 lakh votes in Varanasi
Rahul Gandhi trailing by over 15,000 votes against Smriti Irani in Amethi
Supporters of Union Minister and BJP leader Giriraj Singh clashed with rival supporters of former JNU student leader and Communist Party of India candidate Kanhaiya Kumar in Begusarai, police said.
Upbeat and happy over Singh leading by more than 2 lakh votes, his supporters burst fire crackers near the CPI office in Begusarai that was objected to by CPI workers that resulted in a clash between them.
West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee said her party would do a “complete review” of the vote outcome.
NCP’s Supriya Sule wins Baramati LS Seat
BJP retains all 4 Himachal Lok Sabha seats
BJP now leading in 300 seats.
Jagan Mohan Reddy to take oath as Andhra Pradesh CM on May 30, says YSRCP leader.
Proving POINT OUT prediction right, the BJP led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi appeared set to retain power as its candidates alone led in 298 of the 541 Lok Sabha seats with its allies faring equally well across the country, stunning the opposition.
Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao 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.
Union Minister and BJP candidate from West Bengal’s Asansol Lok Sabha seat Babul Supriyo is leading over his nearest rival Trinamool Congress’ Moon Moon Sen by more than 71,000 votes after four-and-a-half hours of counting.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah are among the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders who have taken big leads on the seats from where they are contesting. According to the Election Commission trends, Modi, contesting from Varanasi, is leading by 2,63,583 votes over his nearest rival Ajay Rai of the Congress who has managed 49,529 votes.
For the first time, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is heading for a comfortable victory in Tripura’s two Lok Sabha seats.
BJP candidate Pratima Bhoumik is leading against Congress’ Subal Bhowmik by around 132,000 votes in the Tripura West seat.
In the tribal reserved Tripura East seat, BJP’s Rebati Tripura is ahead of his Congress rival Maharaj Kumari Pragya Deb Burman by around 122,000 votes.
BJP wins Bhilwara constituency in Rajasthan
The Bharatiya Janata Party candidates in Uttarkhand consolidated their leads in all the five seats in the states, vote count trend shows. In the five seats, the BJP is leading by more than 60,000 to 1.25 lakh votes against the Congress.
BJP state President Ajay Bhatt is leading by 1.15 lakh votes against Congress General Secretary and former Chief Minister Harish Rawat from Nainital seat.
In Tehri, Maharani Mala Rajya Laxmi Shah of the BJP is leading by more than 87,000 votes against state Congress chief Pritam Singh.
In Pauri, BJP national secretary Tirath Singh Rawat has increased his lead to 1.24 lakh votes against Congress’ Manish Khanduri, son of BJP stalwart B.C. Khanduri.
In Haridwar, BJP candidate and former Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank is leading by 62,000 votes against Congress’ Ambrish Kumar.
In Almora, BJP’s candidate and Union Minister of state for Textiles Ajay Tamta is leading by 79,000 votes against Congress candidate Pradip Tamta.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) appeared set to retain power as its candidates led in 335 of the 405 Lok Sabha seats from where counting trends were available, leaving the Congress far behind. Despite losing power last year to the Congress in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, the BJP was on the victory path in most Lok Sabha seats in the three states.