Election Results 2019 Highlights: PM Modi Delivers Grand Victory Speech

Election Results 2019 highlights: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday led the BJP to a massive win, sealing a second term as Prime Minister of India. The ruling party is headed for a landslide victory again, leaving the Congress far behind.

Election Results 2019 Highlights: PM Modi Delivers Grand Victory Speech

Election Results 2019: The election saw aggressive campaigns by PM Modi and Rahul Gandhi.

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday led the BJP to a massive win, sealing a second term as Prime Minister of India. The ruling party is headed for a landslide victory again, leaving the Congress far behind. "Together we grow. Together we prosper. Together we will build a strong and inclusive India. India wins yet again," PM Modi said. Congress president Rahul Gandhi congratulated PM Modi and the BJP. The 48-year-old also conceded defeat in Amethi, asking rival and BJP leader Smrithi Irani to "nurture with love" the constituency that has been the stronghold of the Gandhis. A number of world leaders, including China's Xi Jinping, Pakistan's Imran Khan and Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu, congratulated PM Modi. 

This is for the first time in a Lok Sabha election results that results of voting machines will be matched with VVPATs or slips generated by paper trail machines.

PM Modi, who fought from Varanasi, is leading in the seat. Rahul Gandhi is leading in Kerala's Wayanad, the second seat he contested from. This is the first time Mr Gandhi contested more than one seat. 

67.11 per cent of the 90.99 crore electors had cast their vote in the polls.

Votes are also being counted for the assembly polls in Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim. Jagan Reddy of the YSR Congress got a sweeping mandate and decimated N Chandrababu Naidu is likely to take oath on May 30.

Here are the Lok Sabha election results 2019 highlights:

May 24, 2019 06:15 (IST)
Palestinian Prez Mahmoud Abbas congratulates PM Modi over election victory

In a message addressed to PM Modi, President Abbas said, "wished him success in his mission of serving his country and people".

May 24, 2019 06:01 (IST)
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu congratulates PM Modi
May 24, 2019 04:28 (IST)
Mike Pompeo Congratulates PM Modi, Calls Election An ''Inspiration''
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi
May 24, 2019 01:11 (IST)
Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina Congratulates PM Modi On Big Victory
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday telephoned her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi to congratulate him on his victory in the general elections during which the two leaders pledged to raise the India-Bangladesh relationship to unprecedented new heights. 

During the five minute telephonic conversation Ms Hasina said, "this emphatic verdict is a reflection of the trust and confidence reposed on you (Modi) by the people of India."
May 23, 2019 23:28 (IST)
Election Results 2019: Donald Trump Congratulates PM Modi For “BIG” Election Win
US President Donald Trump today congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his "big" election win."
May 23, 2019 23:01 (IST)
US President Donald Trump congratulates PM Modi for "BIG" election win, says "great things in store for US-India partnership"
May 23, 2019 21:33 (IST)
Lok Sabha Election 2019: Sunny Deol Bags Gurdaspur
Actor and BJP candidate Sunny Deol Thursday won his electoral debut by defeating Congress heavyweight and sitting MP Sunil Jakhar from the Gurdaspur constituency.
May 23, 2019 21:20 (IST)
Lok Sabha Elections 2019: HD Deve Gowda Loses From Tumkur
Former Prime Minister and JD(S) chief HD Deve Gowda has lost from Tumkur Lok Sabha constituency.
May 23, 2019 20:53 (IST)
Lok Sabha Election Results 2019: PM Narendra Modi Says Every Cell Of My Body Dedicated To Nation
Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the people over the BJP's landslide win today, and said it was a victory of "democracy". The BJP has won a hugely decisive victory today, crossing the 300-seat mark as the single largest party. Overall, the NDA has won or is leading in nearly 350 seats - the counting is still on.
May 23, 2019 20:51 (IST)
Election Results 2019
Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati raises doubts over results, says never expected opposition alliance''s performance to be so bad.
May 23, 2019 20:46 (IST)
Election Results 2019: Ex-IPS Officer Bharati Ghosh Defeated In Bengal
Bengali superstar Deepak Adhikari, who was fighting the Lok Sabha polls on a Trinamool Congress ticket, was re-elected from the Ghatal seat. Ms Ghosh, who was once a trusted lieutenant of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, fought on a BJP ticket.

May 23, 2019 20:40 (IST)
May 23, 2019 20:36 (IST)
Lok Sabha Elections 2019
PM Modi says "every cell of my body dedicated to the nation" after BJP's big win.
May 23, 2019 20:34 (IST)
India Inc Congratulates PM Modi
As the Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) looks set for a second term with leads in 340 seats so far, India Inc rushed in with congratulatory messages for the Prime Minister and also listed the challenges the new government will face along with necessary steps to be taken. SpiceJet chiarman Ajay Singh said, "I extend my heartiest congratulations to our Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his stupendous victory."FICCI president Sandip Somany said continuity and stability at the Centre would enhance chances of more economic reforms along with an increasingly stabilising Goods and Services Tax (GST), Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) and the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act.
May 23, 2019 20:28 (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 20:26 (IST)
General Election Results 2019: PM Modi LIVE From BJP Headquarters
PM Modi: 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.
May 23, 2019 20:20 (IST)
May 23, 2019 20:19 (IST)
Election Results 2019: PM Modi Says "This Is India's Victory"
"They're used to a fake tag of Secularism that seemed to wash all sins; today these people have been completely unmasked says PM Narendra Modi
May 23, 2019 20:15 (IST)
May 23, 2019 20:11 (IST)
PM Modi secures 6, 74, 664 votes in Varanasi, getting a second term in the temple town on the banks of the Ganga.
May 23, 2019 20:06 (IST)
PM Modi's Grand Victory Speech
PM Modi: "This is India's victory", adds "people have filled this beggar's bowl"
May 23, 2019 20:05 (IST)
May 23, 2019 20:02 (IST)
Election Results 2019: "Crores Of Indians Have Blessed Us," Says PM Modi
PM Modi delivers victory speech:
  • After 5 years of service, we went to the people of India with a promise of a New India. Today, we see that crores and crores of people have showed that they have filled this poor man's jhola with their blessing to do so.
  • Polling took place in the height of summer, but people came out and voted. Today's verdict is not just historic in India, but is historic worldwide.

May 23, 2019 19:58 (IST)
May 23, 2019 19:54 (IST)
PM Modi At BJP Office
PM Modi: Today, even the rain god is among us to celebrate.
May 23, 2019 19:53 (IST)
General Election Results 2019: PM Modi Adresses BJP Workers
PM Modi begins his address amid chants of "Modi, Modi" by BJP workers.
May 23, 2019 19:48 (IST)
May 23, 2019 19:47 (IST)
Amit Shah Congratulates Jagan Reddy, Naveen Patnaik
I congratulate Jaganmohan Reddy and Naveen Patnaik for their victory too, says the BJP president.

May 23, 2019 19:44 (IST)
Lok Sabha Election Results 2019: Amit Shah Shreds Chandrababu Naidu
If Chandrababu Naidu had worked so hard in getting votes as he did in stitching alliances, perhaps he would have been able to open his account, says Amit Shah.

May 23, 2019 19:42 (IST)
Results 2019: Amit Shah on Uttar Pradesh Alliance
Amit Shah attacks Uttar Pradesh alliance or gathbandhan of Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav.
May 23, 2019 19:39 (IST)
Election Results: "Modi Ji Has Worked Tirelessly," Says Amit Shah
Amit Shah At BJP Headquarters
  •  I welcome and congratulate the world's most admired and loved leader - our very own Narendra Modi
  • Today, in the history of India, it has been the biggest victory for a political party. I congratulate 11 crore BJP workers from all over the country.
  • Today's result is truly historic. Narendra Modi ji has worked tirelessly for the uplift of the poor in the last 5 years. This immense victory is a result of that hard work.
May 23, 2019 19:33 (IST)
Lok Sabha Election Results 2019: PM Modi To Address BJP Workers Next
Amit Shah begins his address. 
May 23, 2019 19:30 (IST)
Elections 2019: PM Modi-Amit Shah Victory Moment
PM Modi and Amit Shah pay tribute to Deendayal Upadhyaya. Huge turnout of BJP workers at the party headquarters.

May 23, 2019 19:26 (IST)
General Election Results: Jyotiraditya Scindia concedes defeat
Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia concedes defeat in Madhya Pradesh's Guna.

May 23, 2019 19:19 (IST)
Top BJP Leadership Present
Rajnath Singh, Sushma Swaraj, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, JP Nadda line up and greet party workers.
May 23, 2019 19:17 (IST)
Election Results: Chandrababu Naidu Submits Resignation
N Chandrababu Naidu submits his resignation to the Governor as the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh after TDP's defeat in assembly election: news agency ANI
May 23, 2019 19:15 (IST)
PM To Address BJP Workers Soon
PM Modi and Amit Shah show victory signs to the cameras as they walk in to the BJP office. Supporters greet them by throw flower petals.
May 23, 2019 19:13 (IST)
PM Modi Reaches BJP Office, Amit Shah Touches His Feet
PM Modi and Amit Shah have entered the BJP office.

May 23, 2019 19:11 (IST)
General Election Results 2019: Sitaram Yechury Takes Responsibility For CPI-M's Poor Poll Show
CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury took the responsibility on Thursday for his party''s dismal performance in the Lok Sabha polls, saying as the chief of the party, he was the "first" person who was accountable for its poor show.
May 23, 2019 19:07 (IST)
General Election Results 2019: Smriti Irani Greeted By Supporters In Amethi
May 23, 2019 19:02 (IST)
Election Results 2019 - Smriti On Amethi Victory
Smriti Irani quoted poet Dushyant Kumar and tweeted, "Who says sky is not the limit."
May 23, 2019 18:45 (IST)
Results 2019: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Addresses Media
Nitish Kumar: Today, it is a matter of joy that people have shown their views in Bihar
May 23, 2019 18:28 (IST)
General Election Results 2019: PM Modi Drops "Chowkidar" From Twitter Handle
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who has won a huge mandate for a second term in power, dropped the prefix "Chowkidar" from his Twitter profile today, saying it would remain an "integral part" of him.

May 23, 2019 18:24 (IST)
Election Results 2019: Rahul Gandhi May Offer To Quit As Congress Chief
Rahul Gandhi likely to offer to resign as Congress chief at key party meeting next week, reports NDTV's Sunil Prabhu.
May 23, 2019 18:15 (IST)
Election Results: Bhopal Rivals At Counting Centre At The Same Time
BJP candidate Pragya Thakur and Congress candidate Digvijaya Singh are at the counting center.
May 23, 2019 17:51 (IST)
Rahul Gandhi: I want to tell Smriti Irani to "take care of Amethi with love".
May 23, 2019 17:50 (IST)
Rahul Gandhi Addresses Media
Rahul Gandhi: I want to tell those who believe in the Congress ideology, "daro matt (don't be afraid)"
May 23, 2019 17:47 (IST)
Rahul Gandhi Congratulates PM Modi, BJP
Rahul Gandhi:
I had said "janata malik hai". I congratulate Narendra Modi ji and the BJP
May 23, 2019 17:45 (IST)
General Election Results 2019: Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Reach Congress Office
The Gandhi siblings have reached the Congress headquarters in Delhi. Mr Gandhi is expected to address the media shortly.
May 23, 2019 17:43 (IST)
Election Results: Karnataka Winners And Losers, So Far
  • HD Deve Gowda's grandson Prajwal Revanna has won from Karnataka's Hassan
  • Congress's Veerappa Moily has lost from Karnataka's Chikkballapur
  • BJP's Anant Kumar Hegde has won from Uttara Kannada in Karnataka
  • BJP candidate and BS Yeddyurappa's son BY Raghavendra has won rom Shimoga

May 23, 2019 17:37 (IST)
May 23, 2019 17:34 (IST)
Lok Sabha Election Results 2019: After BJP Surge, Mamata Banerjee's Office Wears Deserted Look
As trends showed a BJP surge in West Bengal, the home of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in south Kolkata's Kalighat wore a deserted look today with just a handful of Trinamool Congress supporters gathered outside.
May 23, 2019 17:25 (IST)
"Humbling", tweets PM Narendra Modi after BJP's big victory in the 2019 national election.
May 23, 2019 17:20 (IST)
Lok Sabha Election Results 2019: Pak PM Imran Khan Congratulates PM Modi
Imran Khan congratulates Prime Minister Narendra Modi. PM Modi has led the BJP towards what looks set to be a resounding victory for a second term in office.

May 23, 2019 17:14 (IST)
LK Advani Congratulates PM Modi And BJP
BJP veteran LK Advani today put out a statement conveying "heartiest congratulations" to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his "unprecedented victory". He also credited BJP president Amit Shah for an "enormous effort" in taking the BJP's message to voters.

May 23, 2019 17:06 (IST)
Here's a look at how our celebrity politicians across parties are faring
Firebrand politician Shatrughan Sinha is trailing in Patna Sahib. Visibly disappointed by the trends of results, Moon Moon Sen said she thought she would win the seat. Actor Prakash Raj, who contested as an independent candidate in Karnataka, described his defeat today as a "a solid slap on my face".
May 23, 2019 16:58 (IST)
May 23, 2019 16:53 (IST)
"Fake Issues Don't Work": Arun Jaitley's Dig At Opposition
Union Minister Arun Jaitley has taken a dig at the opposition, saying fake issues don't work in elections.

May 23, 2019 16:46 (IST)
Rahul Gandhi Likely To Skip Press Conference
Rahul Gandhi likely to skip Congress press conference called at 5.30 pm today.

May 23, 2019 16:36 (IST)
Results 2019 - "We'll Need Some Time To Digest What Happened," Says Shashi Tharoor
Shashi Tharoor to NDTV on the Congress's poor show
"I didn't see this coming... We were confident of a much larger number. Many of us are taken aback. We'll need some time to digest what happened, what went wrong and what went right for the BJP."
May 23, 2019 16:25 (IST)
Election Results 2019: Gautam Gambhir Jabs AAP's Atishi and Congress's Arvinder Lovely
Ex-cricketer and BJP candidate Gautam Gambhir, who is leading in East Delhi, took a dig at his AAP and Congress rivals. "Neither it's a 'Lovely' cover drive and nor it is an 'Atishi Ballebaaz'। It's just the BJP's 'Gambhir' ideology which people have supported."

May 23, 2019 16:16 (IST)
General Election Results 2019 - Punjab Chief Minister Blames Navjot Sidhu
After the Congress's poor numbers, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has blamed party colleague Navjot Singh Sidhu. "Indians, especially servicemen will not tolerate hugging the Pakistani army chief," he said.

May 23, 2019 16:12 (IST)
May 23, 2019 16:08 (IST)
May 23, 2019 16:06 (IST)
Lok Sabha Poll Results 2019: Nitin Gadkari Says "What People Want In Final"
Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister and BJP canidate from Nagpur
  • What the people want is final. That is what democracy is all about.
  • We are happy with it, and I can just say that everyone should accept this humbly.
May 23, 2019 16:02 (IST)
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari is addressing the media.
May 23, 2019 15:57 (IST)
Lok Sabha Election Results: In Karnataka's Mandya, Sumalatha Ambareesh Leads By Over A Lakh Votes
Actor Ambereesh's wife Sumalatha Ambareesh is leading in Karnataka's Mandya. She is an Independent candidate backed by the BJP. Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy's son Nikhil Kumaraswamy of the JDS is trailing.

May 23, 2019 15:51 (IST)
General Elections 2019: Gandhis Go Into A Huddle
Sonia Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi reach Rahul Gandhi home for the second time in the day.
May 23, 2019 15:48 (IST)
Results 2019: Amit Shah Gets Grand Welcome At BJP Headquarters
Amit Shah reaches BJP headquarters, gets a grand welcome as BJP supporters shower flower petals.

May 23, 2019 15:42 (IST)
Election Results 2019: Chowkidar Chor Hai Flops, Churning In Congress, Gandhis In Huddle
Sources say the Gandhis met for over half an hour. Sources say the Congress had not estimated such a poor performance and now fears its state governments in Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan would be targeted. Many senior Congress leaders, say sources, are questioning Rahul Gandhi's leadership and his continuing as party president, sources say.  Mr Gandhi's aggressive "Chowkidar Chor Hai" campaign flopped miserably, leaders said, or even, actually backfired. 
May 23, 2019 15:20 (IST)
Election Results 2019: PM Modi Sweeping Varanasi
PM Modi is leading in Varanasi by over 4.14 lakh votes.

May 23, 2019 15:12 (IST)
Lok Sabha Election Results 2019: Russia's Vladimir Putin Congratulates PM Modi
Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the victory of his BJP in the parliamentary election."I am convinced that, as the Prime Minister of India, you will further strengthen the centuries-old friendship between our peoples and the all-round development of a particularly privileged strategic partnership between Russia and India," Mr Putin said in a congratulatory message.
May 23, 2019 15:08 (IST)
"TsuNAMO TsunAMI. NaMo 2.0. Dhanyawad Bharat #VijayiBharat," The BJP's Smriti Irani tweeted.
May 23, 2019 14:58 (IST)
Elections 2019: Hema Malini And Sunny Deol Leading
BJP candidates from the Deol family - Hema Malini and Sunny Deol - are leading. Dharmendra, Hema Malini's husband and Sunny Deol's father, campaigned for them.
BJP candidates from the Deol family - Hema Malini and Sunny Deol - are leading 
May 23, 2019 14:50 (IST)
Lok Sabha Election Results 2019: World Leaders Congratulate PM Modi
  • Chinese President Xi Jinping congratulated PM Modi on the "electoral victory under his leadership".
  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu congratulated his "friend" PM Modi for scripting an "impressive victory".
  • Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and main Opposition leader Mahinda Rajapaksa congratulated PM Modi as he led BJP towards a resounding victory.
May 23, 2019 14:44 (IST)
General Election Results 2019 - PM Modi Tweets: "Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas
PM Modi tweets, "Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka VishwasTogether we grow. Together we prosper. Together we will build a strong and inclusive India. India wins yet again!"

May 23, 2019 14:41 (IST)
"India's Victory," Tweets Amit Shah
BJP chief Amit Shah twetes," This victory is India's victory. This is the victory of the hopes of youth, the poor, and farmers. This massive win is the victory of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's development and the people's trust in him. On behalf of crores of BJP workers, I congratulate Narendra Modi."

May 23, 2019 14:28 (IST)
Election Results 2019: BJP Is Now "Government-In-Waiting" In Bengal, Admits Trinamool's Chandan Mitra
May 23, 2019 14:26 (IST)
May 23, 2019 14:23 (IST)
General Election Results 2019: Rahul Gandhi Expected At Congress Office This Evening
Congress President Rahul Gandhi is expected to make a statement at the Congress office between 4 pm and 4:30 pm.

May 23, 2019 14:05 (IST)
"History Is Created Again": BS Yeddyurappa
Karnataka BJP chief BS Yeddyurappa said, "Karnataka Congress chief BS Yeddyurappa: The pride of JDS-Congress has given this result. History is created again. People who spoke with disregard about the PM, like Siddaramaiah and importantly Rahul Gandhi should apologise and this is what I ask for."
May 23, 2019 13:58 (IST)
Election Results 2019 - "Well Done, My Friend": Israel PM Congratulates PM Modi
Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu congratulates PM Modi. " The election results further reaffirm your leadership of the world's largest democracy. Together we will continue to strengthen the great friendship between India & Israel," he tweeted.
May 23, 2019 13:47 (IST)
Election Results: Sonia Gandhi Meets Rahul Gandhi
Sonia Gandhi met son Rahul Gandhi at his home. They discussed the political fallout of the results. The meeting lasted for over half an hour.
May 23, 2019 13:45 (IST)
BJP Loses Manohar Parrikar's Assembl Seat In Goa
The BJP, which held the Panaji assembly seat in Goa for 25 years, Thursday lost it to the Congress, whose candidate Atanasio Monserratte won the bypoll. The Panaji assembly bypoll was necessitated due to the death of sitting legislator and former chief minister Manohar Parrikar in March.
May 23, 2019 13:34 (IST)
May 23, 2019 13:32 (IST)
Election 2019: Mamata Banerjee Tweets On Bengal Trends
The BJP and the ruling TMC had been locked in a fierce battle in West Bengal. Mamata Banerjee tweeted, "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."

May 23, 2019 13:22 (IST)
Election Results 2019: BJP Preps For Mega Celebrations, PM Modi To Reach Headquarters This Evening
'Ladoo cakes' being prepped at the BJP headquarters in Delhi for big celebrations. 

May 23, 2019 13:14 (IST)
Election Results 2019: KCR's Daughter Trails In Nizamabad
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao's daughter K Kavitha, is seek re-election from the Nizamabad Lok Sabha constituency.
May 23, 2019 13:05 (IST)
Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Pragya Thakur Breaks ''Silence'' To Express Happiness Over Poll Trend
Controversial BJP candidate Pragya Singh Thakur, whose recent statements created a row, broke the vow to express her elation over poll trends which showed her in the lead. I am happy with the people''s response," she told reporters at her home and waved to people and her supporters who were chanting "Jai Shri Ram". She is ahead of  the others in Bhopal by over 1.63 lakh votes. Digvijaya Singh is the Congress candidate.

May 23, 2019 12:54 (IST)
General Election Results 2019: What's Happening In Kerala
At a time when the Congress is performing poorly across most states, the Congress-led UDF alliance seems to be sweeping Kerala. The UDF  is consistently leading in 19 seats out of 20.

May 23, 2019 12:51 (IST)
Election Results 2019: Jagan Reddy May Be Sworn-In For Andhra Top Job On May 30
  • YS Jagan Reddy likely to be sworn-in on May 30 subject to technical clearances, said senior YSR Congress leader Ummareddy Venkateswarulu.
  • YS Jaganmohan Reddy is set to sweep the elections in Andhra Pradesh, with a perfect 10/10 victory in the Lok Sabha elections and a whopping 147 of the state's 175 assembly seats. The majority mark in the state assembly stands at 88.

May 23, 2019 12:43 (IST)
Elections 2019: Celebrations At Most BJP Offices
Celebrations at the BJP office in Madhya Pradesh capital Bhopal. The BJP was ahead in 28 of the 29 Lok Sabha seats in Madhya Pradesh while the Congress was leading in one seat.

May 23, 2019 12:36 (IST)
General Election Results 2019: Assam's Himanta Biswa Sarma To NDTV
BJP leader and Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma to NDTV: Big thumbs up for PM Modi. The Citizenship Amendment Bill has greatly helped us.

May 23, 2019 12:34 (IST)
Election Results 2019: A BJP Sweep In Lok Sabha
A snapshot from NDTV's studio with a 3D simulation of what the new Lok Sabha is going to look like.
May 23, 2019 12:30 (IST)
Election 2019 Results: BJP's Gautam Gambhir Leads From East Delhi, AAP's Atishi Trailing
During the campaign for the Lok Sabha elections in East Delhi, Atishi had accused Gautam Gambhir of circulating derogatory pamphlets that attacked her personally. The BJP candidate denied the allegations and responded with a defamation notice. Arvinder Singh Lovely is the Congress candidate.
May 23, 2019 12:25 (IST)
Lok Sabha Election Results 2019: In Tamil Nadu, MK Stalin May Deliver The Silver Lining For Congress
Tamil Nadu, along with Punjab, is likely to be the silver lining for the Congress in what it had called its make-or-break election. Most of the credit goes to its partner DMK, which under MK Stalin, put up a spirited fight with the ruling AIADMK since the death of J Jayalalithaa, the state's iconic Chief Minister, nearly three years ago.
May 23, 2019 12:23 (IST)
General Election Results 2019: Asha Bhonsle Congratulates PM Modi
Singer Asha Bhonsle congratulates PM Modi, BJP and the National Democratic Alliance. "The Indian electorate has voted wisely. Congratulations to Hon. PM Modi, NDA & all BJP party cadres who have worked tirelessly to take our country into a Golden Age that is long overdue. Jai Hind," she tweeted.

May 23, 2019 12:18 (IST)
May 23, 2019 12:14 (IST)
Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Amit Shah To Reach BJP Office At 2 pm
Amit Shah to reach BJP headquarters at 2 pm. Prime Minister Narendra Modi to reach the office at 5 pm. Nearly 20,000 party workers have been asked to reach the BJP office in Delhi. Senior ministers and alliance partners congratulated PM Modi.
May 23, 2019 12:07 (IST)
Election Results 2019: AIADMK Workers Protest In Chennai
AIADMK workers protesting outside the counting centre at Queen Mary's College in Chennai, alleging tampering of EVMs and fraud in counting.
May 23, 2019 12:04 (IST)
We spoke to this young supporter dressed as PM Modi in Delhi; Atree Dave, a Class 3 student. Watch http://www.ndtv.com/elections/video/live-tv for her interview.

May 23, 2019 11:58 (IST)
BJP parliamentary board meeting to be held later today. PM Modi to meet BJP workers at party office at 5:30 pm today, reports news agency ANI.
May 23, 2019 11:52 (IST)
May 23, 2019 11:51 (IST)
May 23, 2019 11:47 (IST)
General Election Results 2019: Moon Moon Sen Trailing In Asansol
Actor-turned-politician Moon Moon Sen, a Trinamool Congress candidate, is trailing. She had earlier delivered one of the most memorable lines in this national election. She told NDTV that she "hadn't heard anything" on the TMC-BJP clashes because she had woken up late. "They gave me my bed tea very late so I woke up very late. What can I say? I really don't know," the actor-politician remarked, becoming social media fodder for the next few days.

May 23, 2019 11:39 (IST)
General Election Results 2019: Jay Panda trails in Kendrapara
BJP's Jay Panda trails in Kendrapara Lok Sabha constituency. Mr Panda switched sides from Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik's party to the BJP in March. A former national spokesperson of the Biju Janata Dal (BJD), Jay Panda, 55, was once one of the Chief Minister's most trusted aides. 

May 23, 2019 11:35 (IST)
Results 2019: Himachal Pradesh Status-Check
The ruling BJP is surging ahead in all four Lok Sabha seats of Himachal Pradesh. Sitting BJP lawmaker Anurag Thakur is ahead of his nearest rival Ram Lal Thakur of Congress in Hamirpur. In Shimla, BJP candidate Suresh Kashyap is ahead o his nearest rival Dhani Ram Shandil of Congress.

May 23, 2019 11:30 (IST)
Election Results 2019: PM Modi Set To Sweep To General Election Victory
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's mother Heeraben Modi greets the media outside her residence in Gandhinagar.

May 23, 2019 11:27 (IST)
Jyotiraditya Scindia Trailing In Guna
Senior Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia trails in Lok Sabha constituency of Guna. The 48-year-old is a key face in the new guard of India's oldest party and a trusted adviser of Rahul Gandhi. Mr Scindia was made in charge of the Congress in western Uttar Pradesh in January.

May 23, 2019 11:19 (IST)
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra reaches brother and Congress chief Rahul Gandhi's home in Delhi. A see-saw is on in Amethi between BJP's Smriti Irani and Rahul Gandhi, who was again trailing after taking a slight edge earlier. But Mr Gandhi was guaranteed a victory in Wayanad in Kerala where he is leading by over 1 lakh votes over his Left rival.
May 23, 2019 11:11 (IST)
Election Results 2019: All India Tracker
May 23, 2019 11:10 (IST)
 Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj congratulates PM Narendra Modi for "giving BJP such a huge victory". She also thanked the citizens of the country in a tweet.
May 23, 2019 11:01 (IST)
General Election Results 2019: Amit Shah Leading by over 19,000 votes in Gandhinagar
Amit Shah had said he is "blessed" to contest from the seat which leaders like party veterans Atal Bihari Vajpayee and LK Advani have represented. Mr Advani, who had been representing Gandhinagar for six consecutive terms, was dropped from the BJP's list of candidates.

May 23, 2019 10:59 (IST)
Election Results 2019: Power Failure At Bengaluru Counting Centre
Power failure reported at a counting centre in Bengaluru. The BJP has taken a huge lead in Karnataka. The JDS-Congress coalition appeared to be heading for a disastrous showing in the state after months of internal bickering and strain.
May 23, 2019 10:55 (IST)
May 23, 2019 10:53 (IST)
General Election Results 2019: Celebrations At BJP Office In Lucknow
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's supporters have started gathering at the BJP headquarters in Lucknow. An excited supporter is seen is a "NaMo Again" t-shirt.
May 23, 2019 10:48 (IST)
Election Results 2019: Punjab, Haryana Status-Check
Congress is ahead in Punjab and Tamil Nadu. The Congress is in alliance with the DMK in Tamil Nadu.

May 23, 2019 10:45 (IST)
Elections 2019: Kanhaiya Kumar Trailing In Begusarai
Former student union leader Kanhaiya Kumar is trailing in Bihar's Begusarai. Union Minister and BJP candidate Giriraj Singh is leading. Kanhaiya Kumar, one of the most watched candidates in the national election debuted as a CPI contestant against Giriraj Singh who is known for his controversial pronouncements. The RJD has fielded Tanveer Hassan. For years known as the "Leningrad of Bihar", Begusarai is now a BJP stronghold.
May 23, 2019 10:37 (IST)
General Election Results: Sensex Hits 40,000, NIFTY Hits 12,000
Sensex hits 40,000 for the first time ever with early trends showing a comfortable win for Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led coalition in the just-concluded general election.

May 23, 2019 10:34 (IST)
May 23, 2019 10:29 (IST)
Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Results: Not Getting Excited But Am Holding On To Lead, Says Shashi Tharoor
Congress leader Shashi Tharoor is leading in Kerala's Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha seat as early leads come in. "Not getting excited about just 4 per cent of the votes counted, but it's welcome news that I took the lead from the start and am holding on to it," Mr Tharoor tweeted."
May 23, 2019 10:28 (IST)
Election Results: Battle Of Olmpians In Jaipur Rural, Rajyavardhan Rathore Ahead
Union Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore, the BJP candidate who is leading in Jaipur Rural, has reached the counting centre. Mr Rathore is a silver-medal winning Olympian and a minister in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's cabinet. He is the sitting lawmaker in Jaipur Rural and is seeking a second term. He faces another Olympian in his constituency: Krishna Poonia of the Congress.
May 23, 2019 10:25 (IST)
Things seem to be largely quiet at the BJP headquarters in Lucknow. A good performance in the Uttar Pradesh is considered absolutely essential for any party or alliance hoping to rule at the centre.
May 23, 2019 10:21 (IST)
Lok Sabha Election Results 2019: BJP Ahead In Karnataka
Among the southern states, the BJP is ahead in Karnataka - ruled by the alliance government of the Congress and HD Kumaraswamy's Janata Dal Secular. The alliance government completes one year today and a dismal showing in the general elections will not help better the strained ties between the local leaders of the two parties.
May 23, 2019 10:18 (IST)
Election Results 2019: BJP, Trinamool Congress Neck-And-Neck In Bengal Now
May 23, 2019 10:12 (IST)
Lok Sabha Election Results 2019: Battle For Bhopal
BJP's Pragya Thakur is ahead of the Congress' Digvijaya Singh in Bhopal Lok Sabha constituency.
May 23, 2019 10:11 (IST)
BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya to NDTV on West Bengal leads: All those who were preaching violence have got a befitting reply from the people.
May 23, 2019 10:07 (IST)
Lok Sabha Election Results 2019: Shashi Tharoor Leading In Thiruvananthapuram
Congress candidate and sitting lawmaker Shashi Tharoor is leading is Kerala's Thiruvananthapuram. Mr Tharoor is seeking re-election from the state capital, which saw a three-cornered fight between the Congress, Left and the BJP. Kummanam Rajasekharan, ex-Governor of Mizoram, is the BJP candidate.

May 23, 2019 10:01 (IST)
We spotted the BJP's Shahnawaz Hussain congratulating senior party leader Kailash Vijayvargiya. Mr Hussain says it is his (Mr Vijayvargiya's) hard work in West Bengal that has got the BJP a "great performance".
May 23, 2019 09:58 (IST)
Election Results 2019: Bengal Results After Polling That Saw Viole
West Bengal saw violence and clashes on polling day with workers of the Trinamool Congress and the BJP clashing in many parts of the state. The campaign for the last round of voting in Bengal was cut short by the Election Commission in an unprecedented decision, after violence at BJP president Amit Shah's roadshow.

May 23, 2019 09:51 (IST)
Election Results 2019: BJP Ahead Of Trinamool Congress In Early Trends
The Mamata Banerjee-ruled state had a majority the 2014 elections with 34 wins for her party Trinamool Congress. Exit polls have predicted 14 seats for the BJP this time; only two from the party won last time.
May 23, 2019 09:49 (IST)
General Election Results: Ravi Shankar Prasad v Shatrughan Sinha
Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad of the BJP is ahead of the Congress's Shatrughan Sinha in Bihar's Patna Sahib.

May 23, 2019 09:44 (IST)
Lok Sabha Election Results 2019: BJP's Hema Malini Leading In Mathura
Actor-politician Hema Malini's colourful campaign in Mathura this year generated much interest (and criticism), especially over pictures of her cutting crops with women in fields, greeting people from the sunroof of her Mercede as well as images of her sitting on a tractor. She defended these viral pictures, and also her record as a parliamentarian, saying she has worked extensively for Mathura in the last five years and visited the city over 250 times.   
May 23, 2019 09:40 (IST)
May 23, 2019 09:38 (IST)
Samajwadi Party's Mulayam Singh Yadav is leading in Mainpuri. The party has formed an alliance with Mayawati's Bahujan Samaj Party in Uttar Pradesh.

May 23, 2019 09:34 (IST)
Election Results 2019: Andhra Pradesh State Poll Update
The YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) has established early leads in majority of the assembly constituencies in Andhra Pradesh, shows the early trends.
May 23, 2019 09:32 (IST)
May 23, 2019 09:28 (IST)
Lok Sabha Election Results 2019: Jammu And Kashmir Status Check
National Conference chieft Farooq Abdullah, BJP leader Jitendra Singh and Congress state president GA Mir were leading in their respective constituencies in the early trends of counting of votes for Lok Sabha elections in Jammu and Kashmir Thursday.

May 23, 2019 09:26 (IST)
Election Results 2019: BJP Crosses Half-Way Mark In Early Trends
The poll of polls, an aggregate of exit polls released just after voting concluded at 6 pm on Sunday, predicted that the NDA would sweep over 300 of the country's 543 parliamentary seats while the Congress and its allies manage around 120. It also showed the BJP making deep inroads in West Bengal, winning 13 of its 42 seats, and making big gains in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh despite surprise losses in last year's assembly elections.
May 23, 2019 09:13 (IST)
Lok Sabha Election Results 2019
We got these pictures of 28-year-old BJP candidate Tejasvi Surya seeking his family's blessings soon after the counting began. He is the BJP candidate in Bangalore South.

May 23, 2019 09:02 (IST)
Election Results 2019: What's Happening In Amethi
  • Smriti Irani campaigned aggressively in Amethi, where she had contested and lost to Rahul Gandhi in 2014 but had managed to reduce his winning margin to one lakh.
  • Smriti Irani's narrative has been to highlight the Congress leader's "neglect" of the constituency.
  • Rahul Gandhi's decision to contest from Wayanad had bolstered the BJP's charge that he is "running away" because he is unsure of his prospects in Amethi.

May 23, 2019 08:55 (IST)
Lok Sabha Election Results: Rahul Gandhi is trailing in Amethi and leading in Kerala's Wayanad. This is the first time that he contested from a second seat.

May 23, 2019 08:47 (IST)
Election Results 2019: 
Rahul Gandhi is trailing  in his stronghold of Amethi. Union Minister Smriti Irani of the BJP is leading. 
May 23, 2019 08:42 (IST)
EVM vote counting has begun.
May 23, 2019 08:35 (IST)
Lok Sabha Election Results: Key Seat In Bengaluru A BJP Stronghold
The BJP is leading in Bengaluru South. The seat is considered a BJP stronghold. The BJP's 28-year-old Tejaswi Surya is pitted against Congress Rajya Sabha member BK Hari Prasad.

May 23, 2019 08:29 (IST)
May 23, 2019 08:29 (IST)
Election Results 2019
Out of the 543 Lok Sabha seats, elections were held in 542 constituencies as the EC had cancelled polls to the Vellore constituency on the ground of excessive use of money power.
May 23, 2019 08:22 (IST)
Lok Sabha Election Results 2019
The BJP has the candidates who win the election to reach Delhi by May 25. 

May 23, 2019 08:20 (IST)
Election Results 2019
Mood outside the Congress headquarters in Delhi.

May 23, 2019 08:15 (IST)
Lok Sabha Election Results 2019: How Votes Are Counted
  • For the first time in Lok Sabha polls, the Election Commission will tally vote count on EVMs with voter verified paper audit trail slips in five polling stations in each assembly segment of a parliamentary constituency.
  • It will effectively mean that out of nearly 10.3 lakh polling stations, the EVM-VVPAT matching will take place in 20,600 such stations.
  • In case of a mismatch, the results based on paper slip count will be considered as final.
  • The entire exercise of EVM-paper trail machine matching will take an additional four to five hours, poll body officials said.
May 23, 2019 08:12 (IST)
May 23, 2019 08:08 (IST)
General Election Results 2019: Early Leads In
The counting exercise is on in over 4,000 counting centres amid concerns raised by opposition parties over alleged tampering of EVMs. Election Commission officials said results are expected only by late evening.
May 23, 2019 08:05 (IST)
Election Results 2019: Early Leads
Congress gains in Dakshina Kannada
BJP leads in Bangalore Central

May 23, 2019 08:03 (IST)
Lok Sabha Election Results 2019
First leads have started coming in.
May 23, 2019 08:01 (IST)
Counting has started.
May 23, 2019 07:51 (IST)
The BJP has asked 20,000 workers to reach its headquarters in Delhi. The workers are expected to receive PM Modi in the evening, reports NDTV's Akhilesh Sharma.
May 23, 2019 07:42 (IST)
Election Results 2019: "Results Will Be Definitely In Favour Of Congress": Congress Candidate Ajay Maken
Ajay Maken, Congress candidate from New Delhi LS seat, contesting against BJP MP Meenakashi Lekhi: The results will be definitely in favour of Congress. We're expecting that Congress will win &form govt. Rahul Gandhi will be the PM. The fight in Delhi is between BJP and Congress.

May 23, 2019 07:34 (IST)
Election Results 2019
We spotted these Congress supporters outside Rahul Gandhi's home in Delhi, with pictures of BR Ambedkar, Mr Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Robert Vadra and Raihan Vadra(son of Priyanka Gandhi and Robert Vadra).
May 23, 2019 07:27 (IST)
Election Results 2019
Exit polls have predicted that the BJP would retain power with a comfortable majority. The opposition has pointed out that the exit polls often get it wrong. Elections were held on 542 of the 543 Lok Sabha seats and a party or alliance needs 272 seats to form government.
Health warning: exit polls often get it wrong.

May 23, 2019 07:22 (IST)
Election Results 2019: Heavyweights
Election Results 2019: 10 Key Candidates
Narendra Modi - Varanasi
Rahul Gandhi - Amethi, Wayanad
Sonia Gandhi - Raebareli
Amit Shah - Gandhinagar
Rajnath Singh - Lucknow
 Nitin Gadkari - Nagpur
HD Devegowda - Hassan
Smriti Irani - BJP
VK Singh - Ghaziabad 
Shashi Tharoor - Thiruvananthapuram

May 23, 2019 07:12 (IST)
Andhra Pradesh Assembly Election Results 2019:
  • Assembly elections were held in Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim along with the Lok Sabha polls. 
  • In Andhra Pradesh, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu is seeking re-election against a strong challenge from his rival, YSR Congress chief Jaganmohan Reddy.
  • Andhra Pradesh has 175 assembly seats and 25 Lok Sabha seats
May 23, 2019 07:08 (IST)
Election Results 2019: Prannoy Roy brings you the election results. Watch special coverage on http://ndtv.com  and NDTV 24x7. 
May 23, 2019 07:05 (IST)
Election Results 2019: An Hour To Go For Counting
Postal ballot votes will be counted first.
The EVM counting is likely to begin at around 8:30 am
This will be followed by VVPAT matching.

May 23, 2019 07:00 (IST)
Election Results 2019: "No butterflies in my stomach": Kanumozhi To NDTV
"The people are above everything. We've done our best. Don't take exit polls into consideration. No butterflies in my stomach," DMK leader and the party's candidate from Thoothukudi told NDTV. 
May 23, 2019 06:55 (IST)
Election Results 2019: "Who will be Prime Minister?" Here are the other 5 big things to watch out for today
  • UP: In the state with most MPs, will BJP repeat its stunning 2014 tally?
  • West Bengal: Will Mamata Banerjee lose seats to Amit Shah?
  • BJP's tally: Will the party get more seats than 2014?
  • Regional Parties: Will UP mahagathbandhan, other blocs play kingmaker?
  • Big battles: Who wins Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh?

May 23, 2019 06:51 (IST)
Here's How You Can Track Lok Sabha and Assembly Election Result: All FAQs Answered
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May 23, 2019 06:44 (IST)
Election Results 2019
The BJP candidate from Kerala's Thiruvananthapuram, Kummanam Rajasekharan, at a temple in the city. The former Mizoram Governor is up against two-time parliamentarian Shashi Tharoor of the Congress.

The BJP and Congress have locked horns ahead of the polls in this constituency, with both accusing the other of seeking votes on religious grounds before the state electoral officer.

May 23, 2019 06:36 (IST)
Election Results 2019: The nerve centre of NDTV's election coverage - the Production Control Room.
May 23, 2019 06:32 (IST)
Election Results 2019: BJP Campaign vs Congress Campaign
  • The BJP campaigned aggressively on the nationalism pitch and played up the recent Balakot air strikes against Pakistan as an example of PM Modi's strong leadership. 
  • The Congress party and its chief, Rahul Gandhi, tried to steer the narrative towards the economy, farmer distress and jobs.
May 23, 2019 06:27 (IST)
Election Results 2019: Here's a lowdown on how the counting process works:
  • The counting would kick off at 8 am with the postal ballots
  • After this, EVMs would be opened. 
  • Once the counting of votes polled in the EVMs are over, five random VVPATs of each assembly segment will be tallied
  • The matching of EVM votes with VVPATs will be done in the presence of the counting observers.
May 23, 2019 06:21 (IST)
Election Results 2019: Row over VVPATs
The oppositions demand to tally paper trail slips with the Electronic Voting Machines before votes are counted was turned down by the Election Commission yesterday.

May 23, 2019 06:17 (IST)
Visuals from outside a counting centre in Bhopal. The capital city of Madhya Pradesh capital saw senior Congress leader Digviajay Singh vs the BJP's Pragya Singh Thakur.
May 23, 2019 06:04 (IST)
Lok Sabha Election Results 2019: Who Is India's Next PM?
Election Results 2019: Counting Starts At 8 AM

The people's verdict on who rules the world's largest democracy for the next five years, will soon be known as counting of votes begin today for the general elections, held after the most polarized campaign the country has seen. Prime Minister Narendra Modi -- whose BJP became the first party to gain majority on its own in three decades -- seeks a second term in power in face of challenge from a re-energised Congress under Rahul Gandhi and 21 other opposition parties. Exit polls have predicted that the BJP would retain power with a comfortable majority. The Opposition has pointed out that the exit polls often get it wrong. Elections were held on 542 of the 543 Lok Sabha seats and a party or alliance needs 271 seats to form government. The counting will begin at 8 am." itemprop="description