Election Results: PM Narendra Modi congratulated people over BJP's landslide win. (File)
The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) performance in the Lok Sabha elections 2019 has exceeded its tally of 2014, crossing the 300-mark just three hours into counting. Overall, the NDA has won or is leading in nearly 350 seats - the counting is still on. Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the people over the BJP's landslide win in the national elections today, saying it was a victory of "democracy". The Union Cabinet is expected to meet today to recommend the dissolution of the 16th Lok Sabha.
After the Cabinet's recommendation is passed in the form of a resolution, President Ram Nath Kovind will dissolve the present Lok Sabha, the term of which ends on June 3.
Here are the LIVE updates of Election Results 2019:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets President Ram Nath Kovind, submits his resignation days before his swearing-in for the second term
Ivanka Trump congratulates PM Modi
"Congratulations @narendramodi on a great victory! Exciting times ahead for the wonderful people of India," she tweeted
Election Results 2019: PM Modi responds to congratulatory messages
Burundi: PM Modi responded to Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza's congratulatory tweet saying: "Thank you President @pnkurunziza for your warm message. I look forward to working with you to strengthen the ties between India and Burundi for development and prosperity."
Canada: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had congratulated PM Modi, who rsponded by saying: "People of India have reposed their faith in democracy and development. India will work with our valued partner Canada for benefit of our citizens, and for world peace and prosperity."
Nepal: PM Modi thanked former PM Baburam Bhattarai and said: "India and Nepal share close and friendly relations. We are committed to further strengthening and deepening our bilateral cooperation and people to people ties."
Zimbabwe: "Thank you President @edmnangagwa. I am committed to continue working with you to strengthen the special relationship between India and Zimbabwe," PM Modi said.
Republic of Ghana: "Thank you President @NAkufoAddo. I am looking forward to working together for the success of both our countries," the PM said.
Saudi Arabia: "Thank you, Your Majesty @KingSalman and Your Highness Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for heartfelt greetings. India cherishes deep-rooted and multi-faceted ties with the Kingdom. Look forward to further enhancing our relations for the benefit our citizens," he tweets.
Russia: PM Modi thanked Vladimir Putin.
Election Results 2019: PM Modi thanks international leaders
US: Thanking US Vice-President Mike Pence, PM Modi says: "This is a victory of democracy, which India and the US cherish. I will continue to promote our partnership with the US for peace and shared prosperity for our two countries and the world."
Britain: The PM also thanked Britain's former Foreign Minister Boris Johnson. "I wholeheartedly reciprocate the sentiment to further strengthen the strategic partnership between India and the UK for the benefit of our people."
Nigeria: "Thank you President @MBuhari @NGRPresident for your wishes. India-Nigeria relations have grown from strength to strength in the last few years. And, I am committed to continue working with you to further enhance our bilateral ties," PM Modi tweets.
Malta: The PM thanked Prime Minister of Malta Joseph Muscat saying: "We had useful discussions during our meeting at VGS2019. I look forward to working with you to further strengthen our cooperation."
Indonesia: After President Joko Widodo congratulated PM Modi on his win, he said: "Both our countries share a longstanding relationship of goodwill and mutual trust. We will keep working closely on common priorities and challenges."
Afghanistan: The PM thanked Dr Abdullah Abdullah, the Chief Executive of Afghanistan.
Madagascar: "Thank you President @SE_Rajoelina. I am looking forward to working closely with you for closer bilateral ties between India and Madagascar which will also help in advancing peace and prosperity in the Indian Ocean region."
France: "Thank you my friend, President @EmmanuelMacron for your good wishes. I reaffirm my commitment to further strengthen the Strategic Partnership between India and France. I look forward to our meeting soon," the PM says.
PM Modi at Murli Manohar Joshi's residence
"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. Met him this morning and sought his blessings."
PM Modi tweets after meeting LK Advani
Election Results 2019: PM Modi meets Murli Manohar Joshi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi's residence in Delhi.
PM Modi is also expected to meet veteran BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi later today.
PM Modi, Amit Shah reach LK Advani's residence
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah have reached LK Advani's residence to seek his blessings as the BJP is headed for a victory bigger than in 2014.
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Delhi convenor Gopal Rai to brief the media at 1pm today at the ITO party office.
Election Results 2019: A new morning for Amethi, says Smriti Irani
Union Minister Smriti Irani, a day after winning against Congress President Rahul Gandhi in his home turf, says it is a "new morning" for Amethi.
"It's a new morning for Amethi, a new determination. Thanks, Amethi, my obeisance. You put your trust in development and let the lotus bloom. Thankful to Amethi #PhirEkBaarModiSarkaar #VijayiBharat," tweets Ms Irani.
The Parliamentary Board of BJP will meet today in the evening while Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to address the party workers in New Delhi at 5:30 pm. The Council of Ministers meeting will also be held today.