Election Results Highlights: "Democracy Wins Today," Says PM Modi In Victory Speech; Rahul Gandhi Concedes Defeat

Election 2019 Latest News: Responding to astounding win, PM said India wins yet again and thanked the people for their support. Rahul Gandhi on the other hand, conceded defeat.

Election Results Highlights: 'Democracy Wins Today,' Says PM Modi In Victory Speech; Rahul Gandhi Concedes Defeat

Election Results 2019 Updates: PM Modi's BJP is headed for a victory bigger than in 2014

New Delhi:

The Stage is set for PM Modi-led NDA as it secures another 5-year-term in office. With over half of the votes counted, figures show a sweeping win for BJP and its alliance, crossing the 300 mark. The Congress, with help from its alliance, failed to get past the 100 mark. The party, led by Rahul Gandhi, had made a comeback in the 5-state Assembly polls last year. The votes during the mammoth seven phase election, appeared to echo PM Modi's campaign centred around national security and nationalism. Along with the lead in expected states like Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat, the Modi wave swept through states like West Bengal, Karnataka and Odisha. Leaving Only Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh untouched.

Responding to astounding the win, PM Modi said "India wins yet again" and thanked the people for their support. Rahul Gandhi on the other hand, conceded defeat and said, "people of India have decided that Narendra Modi will be the PM again and I fully respect it".

The results also resonate with the exit polls that has predicted that the BJP will win just as many seats as it did in 2014 and form a government comfortably. The poll of polls, an aggregate of exit polls, gave the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) 302 of 543 seats and the Congress and its allies 122. 

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Here Are TheHighlights Of Lok Sabha Election Results 2019:

May 23, 2019 20:32 (IST)
May 23, 2019 20:31 (IST)
"First election, where opposition could not accuse the government of corruption, inflation": PM Modi

May 23, 2019 20:31 (IST)
Trends for the Lok Sabha Election results:
May 23, 2019 20:30 (IST)
Lok Sabha Election Results: "People Have Filled This Beggar's Bowl": PM Modi
PM Modi: My dear brothers and sisters, you have filled this fakir's jholi (clothesbag)
May 23, 2019 20:27 (IST)
May 23, 2019 20:24 (IST)
"India has only two castes...": PM Modi in victory speech

Today, India has only two castes - those who are poor and those who want to eradicate poverty

Today's results will force political pundits to change their 20th century thinking

This is a time when India will have eyes of the world on it; it will mark 150 years of Gandhi and 75 years of Independence

Today's victory will stun the world
May 23, 2019 20:20 (IST)
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PM says this victory not just for Narendra Modi:

This is not the victory of Modi but the victory of citizens desperate for honesty in governance

This win is for that mother who is in need of a toilet

This is a win for those farmers who sweat it out for the country 

This win if of those people who pay tax for the country. they have realised in the last 5 years that their tax money was utilised in the right way

The satisfaction of the middle-class with our governance is reflected in this verdict

This is India's victory, we have sought a mandate for a New India
May 23, 2019 20:08 (IST)
PM Modi quotes Mahabharata in victory speech:
Just like Lord Krishna said he was on the side of Hastinapur in the battle of Mahabharata, 130 crore Indians have said today, they are on the side of India. 

In victory, I assure you that the BJP is committed to the constitution and federalism

May 23, 2019 20:04 (IST)
May 23, 2019 20:03 (IST)
Win for democracy, Says PM Modi in victory speech:
The elections were not fought by candidates or leaders, it was fought by the people of the country. People have echoed what I wanted. The win today is of the people. If there is anyone who won today, it is the democracy that won.  
May 23, 2019 19:58 (IST)
PM Modi's victory speech at the BJP headquarters:

Today, the god of rain is here with us to celebrate. I want to bow down to the people of India and thank them.

This election saw the highest turnout since Independence, and that too in 40-42 degree heat; this shows the commitment of our citizens

Crores of Indians have blessed us, my gratitude to the people

I salute the people who have laid down their lives for this result today

I congratulate the Election Commission, security forces and everyone who contributed to the polling process

This victory will be an inspiration for generations in the country

Congratulate the Election Commission for conducting smooth elections in such a big democracy
May 23, 2019 19:53 (IST)
May 23, 2019 19:52 (IST)
Top quotes from Amit Shah's victory speech:
  • Today's mandate is against those who supported the tukde-tukde gang
  • Our victory is an answer to the ideology of the 'tukde-tukde gang
  • People of India have shown the door to those who made baseless allegations against PM Modi
  • Today I also want to bow my head to the workers who  have sacrificed their lives in Bengal, Kerala and Karnataka
May 23, 2019 19:50 (IST)
BJP president Amit Shah, his victory speech, congratulated the winners and hit out against the SP-BSP alliance in Uttar Pradesh. 
May 23, 2019 19:45 (IST)
Amit Shah on opposition, exit poll figures

Two days ago, when the exit poll figures were in, 21 dynastic parties wanted to prove exit polls wrong . They all met one another. They then blamed EVMs. If Chandrababu Naidu had put this much energy in fighting elections, he could have managed to open his account. "Congress has not been open their account in many states because of their negative politics," says Amit Shah
"No place for dynasties and caste-based politics in India any more," says BJP chief
May 23, 2019 19:38 (IST)
May 23, 2019 19:37 (IST)
BJP party president Amit Shah on Lok Sabha election results:
I would like to thank the 125 crore people. This victory is of the people, of all the workers and of PM Modi. After 50 years, it is for the first time that a PM with complete majority is returning with a complete majority once again. 

May 23, 2019 19:33 (IST)
Election results 2019: RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav congratulated PM Modi for his win in Bihar. The BJP-JDU alliance put up a stellar performance in the state and is ahead in 39 of the 40 seats. The RJD-CONG alliance managed to get just one seat - Kishanganj. 

"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," Tejashwi Yadav tweeted. 

May 23, 2019 19:24 (IST)
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May 23, 2019 19:21 (IST)
BJP leaders including Sushma Swaraj, Rajnath Singh among others wave to the audience at the BJP headquaters. 

May 23, 2019 19:15 (IST)
Lok Sabha Election Results 2019: PM Modi and party president Amit Shah arrive at the BJP headquarters and is to address the media soon. 

The Prime Minister was seen smiling and flashed the victory sign at the BJP headquarters in Delhi. The party is ahead in all 7 seats in Delhi. 

May 23, 2019 19:14 (IST)
Arunachal Pradesh election results in numbers:

The Congress and BJP each hold one seat in Arunachal Pradesh. While BJP's Kiran Rijiju holds Arunachal West, Congress' Lowangcha Wanglat holds the Arunachal East seat. 

Arunachal Pradesh saw a triangular fight between the Congress, the BJP and the regional People's Party of Arunachal for two Lok Sabha seats. There are 60 assembly constituencies in the north-east state.

May 23, 2019 19:08 (IST)
Election Result 2019: In Andhra Pradesh, the YSR Congress is set to come to power, decimating the ruling Telugu Desam Party of Chandrababu Naidu. It is ahead in 144 of the state's 175 assembly seats and in all 25 of its Lok Sabha seats.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted wishing YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on the win: "Congratulations on the remarkable win in Andhra Pradesh. Best wishes to you for a successful tenure," PM Modi said.  

May 23, 2019 19:04 (IST)
"Thank you, India", tweets PM Narendra Modi after BJP's massive victory 

May 23, 2019 19:01 (IST)
Karnataka election results in numbers: 

The stained ties between the Congress-JDS leaders proved fatal for the party as the state saw a saffron surge with BJP ahead in 26 of the 28 Lok Sabha seats. The ruling coalition took power in the state exactly one year ago. 

May 23, 2019 18:54 (IST)
What Rahul Gandhi said after what is seen as a poor performance by the Congress under his leadership:

May 23, 2019 18:47 (IST)
Congress president Rahul Gandhi today addressed a press conference and congratulated the Prime Minister on his victory. He also conceded defeat in Amethi and sent a message to Smriti Irani, who won the Amethi seat - Congress' bastion. 

May 23, 2019 18:44 (IST)
The NDA alliance is ahead in 343 of the 542 seats, while the BJP alone has crossed the 300 mark. In 2014, the party won 282 seats, the NDA had won 336. It was the first time in more than three decades that a single party won majority on its own.

The UPA is ahead in 89 seats with the Congress alone barely crossing the 50 mark.