Live Election Results 2019: The BJP has crossed the halfway mark on its own.
Karnataka's ruling JDS-Congress alliance, which has been ruling the state for the last one year, has failed to successfully convert votes in their favour, election results for the Lok Sabha elections indicated today. The BJP has managed to sweep the southern state, winning 25 seats on its own while the JDS has failed to get its founder Deve Gowda and his grandson Nikhil Kumaraswamy elected from their respective seats. Jaganmohan Reddy's YSR Congress seems to be heading for a landslide victory in Andhra Pradesh with all the 25 lawmakers from the Telugu state expected to be from his party. TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu, who had been visiting key opposition leaders in Delhi, Lucknow and West Bengal in order to stitch a non-BJP front at the Centre, is expected to draw a blank in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, poll trends showed. The DMK-led front in Tamil Nadu can play a key role in the parliament as it expected to win over 30 seats out of 38 seats in Tamil Nadu, as per trends.
The coastal state of Kerala seems to have voted for the Congress-led UDF front as it is projected to win 19 seats of Kerala's 20 Lok Sabha seats. This is the worst defeat for the ruling LDF government in the state since the 1977 election. Congress President Rahul Gandhi, meanwhile, is leading by over one lakh votes in Wayanad, his second seat along with Amethi in Uttar Pradesh.
The southern states of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Telangana are expected to play a crucial role in deciding the next government at the centre as they together account for 129 seats of the 543 seats in the lower house. A favourable performance in the Lok Sabha elections will also boost the chances of these leaders to play role of king makers if the BJP or Congress fails to win adequate seats. The BJP has crossed the halfway mark on its own steam and leads showed a NDA sweep in the national elections within two hours of counting of votes. The BJP is doing well in most states, including the three heartland states of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, wrested by the Congress in December.
Here are the HIGHLIGHTS of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Kerala Lok Sabha Election Results 2019:
TN Election Results: Kamal Haasan to hold press conference tomorrow
Kamal Haasan will hold a press conference at 11 am tomorrow. Mr Haasan's MNM party was 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.
AP Election Results: Andhra Pradesh chooses Jagan Reddy, Chandrababu Naidu decimated
Andhra Pradesh has given a sweeping mandate to YSR Jaganmohan Reddy for both state and the Centre, practically decimating Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu's Telugu Desam Party. Mr Reddy, the chief of the YSR Congress, is leading in 141 of the state's 175 assembly seats and all 25 of its Lok Sabha seats. While Mr Naidu is yet to concede defeat, leaders in Mr Reddy's camp said he is likely to take oath on May 30.
Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu's Telugu Desam Party, which ruled the state since the bifurcation of Telangana in 2014, is unlikely to win a single Lok Sabha seat. In the assembly, he is likely to be reduced to 26 seats. One seat may go to the BJP.
Karnataka Election Result: "Solid slap on my face," says actor-politician Prakash Raj on defeat
Actor Prakash Raj, who contested as an independent candidate in Karnataka, described his defeat today as a "a solid slap on my face".
Prakash Raj contested from the Bengaluru Central Lok Sabha constituency against Congress's Rizwan Arshad and the BJP's PC Mohan.
Former Prime Minister and JD(S) chief HD Deve Gowda loses from Tumkur in Karnataka by 13,339 votes. BJP's GS Basavaraj wins from the constituency
"People of India have extended support your leadership": Shashi Tharoor's congratulatory message to PM Modi
Shashi Tharoor congratulates PM Modi on the spectacular win. "The people of India have shown that they support your leadership," he says.
N Chandrababu Naidu submits his resignation to the Governor as the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh after his defeat in the assembly elections
Kerala Election Result: Kerala opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala has asked for the resignation of chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan. "LEFT has been wiped out and he has no right to continue as CM," he said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi wished Jagan Mohan Reddy on his win in Andhra Pradesh.
"Congratulations on the remarkable win in Andhra Pradesh. Best wishes to you for a successful tenure," he tweeted.
Tamil Nadu Election Result: This is not referendum against AIADMK government: Party leader
- This result is not a referendum against the AIADMK government in Tamil Nadu
- As per the present trend, we are leading in 7-8 seats in assembly bye elections. So, people have voted for us too.
- DMK's performance in LS Elections is because of the alliance with Congress and others
- We have enough numbers to save the governement
- If BJP calls us to be part of the government in Centre, our Party leadership will take a decision on that
Karnataka Lok Sabha Result: BJP's Tejaswi Surya leads by over 2 Lakh votes in Bangalore South
BJP candidate from Bangalore South Tejaswi Surya is leading by over 2 Lakh votes in Bangalore South. Mr Surya was pitted against Congress Rajya Sabha member B.K. Hari Prasad.
Andhra Pradesh assembly election result: YSR Jaganmohan Reddy wins by 70,800-odd votes in Pulivendula assembly segment; actress Roja has also won from Nagari 2,681 votes
Telangana Election Result: "Our ordinary karyakarta is defeating CM's daughter," says BJP Telangana Chief
Buoyed by the BJP's stellar performance in Telengana, its state unit chief claimed that the results proved that the BJP is no longer a north Indian party.
"This is BJP's gateway into Telangana. Aravind (Nizamabad candidate) is a giant-killer. Our ordinary karyakarta is defeating CM's daughter," he said.
"It's the first time BJP has made such huge gains in Telangana. Future of Telangana is BJP, 2023, BJP will form government in Telangana. This is eyeopener for everyone that BJP is not a north Indian party," he added.
Kerala Election Result: Left front performance worst since 1977
The Congress-led UDF front seems to be sweeping Kerala as it is consistently leading in 19 of the 20 Lok Sabha seats in the state. The This is the worst performance for the Left front since 1977 when it drew a blank in the coastal state. The UDF had swept the state winning all 20 seats. The BJP is unlikely to open any account in Kerala this time either.
Karnataka Election Results: Deve Gowda, Mallikarjun Kharge trail behind BJP rivals
Former Prime Minister and Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) candidate H.D. Deve Gowda and Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge are trailing behind their BJP rivals in the Tumkur and Gulbarga (SC) Lok Sabha constituencies in Karnataka.
According to the latest vote count trends, Mr Gowda was trailing behind the Bharatiya Janata Party's G.S. Basavraj by 22,925 votes after four rounds of vote count in the prestigious Tumkur parliamentary seat, about 70 km from Bengaluru.
Mr Gowda polled 1,27,810 votes and Basavaraj 1,40,735 votes.
Similarly, Mr Kharge is trailing behind BJP's Umesh Jadav by 9,173 votes after the first round of counting in the Gulbarga reserved seat, about 610 km away from Bengaluru.
Mr Kharge polled 25,753 votes and Jadav 34,920 votes.
Deve Gowda opted to contest from Tumkur, paving the way for his grandson Prajwal Revenna to enter the fray from the adjacent Hassan seat, which is the traditional bastion of the JD-S and the Gowda clan.
Mr Kharge contested for the third consecutive time from Gulbarga.
"Tamil Nadu results prove MK Stalin has emerged undisputed leader. Tamil Nadu has said no for hatred," DMK Spokesperson A Saravanan says.
Kerala Election Result 2019: Congress-led UDF front consistently leading in 19 seats out of 20 Lok Sabha seats
The Congress-led UDF front is consistently leading in 19 seats out of 20 Lok Sabha seats in Kerala.
The ruling Left Democratic Front dismissal performance in the elections are on the lines of the exit poll predictions. The exit polls, that were released soon after the end of the seventh and the last phase, had predicted the Congress-led United Democratic Front would garner maximum seats from the state.
"There have been many instances earlier when the exit polls have failed to accurately predict the election results. Majority of the exit polls in 2004 had predicted continuation of NDA rule at the Centre, but this was proved wrong. So there is no need to rely on speculations based on speculation," Pinarayi Vijayan had said, dismissing the poll predictions.
Andhra Pradesh Election Result: Clean sweep for Jaganmohan Reddy's YSR Congress in Andhra
Jaganmohan Reddy's YSR Congress seems heading for a landslide victory in Andhra Pradesh with all the 25 lawmakers from the southern state expected to be from his party. TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu, who had been visiting key opposition leaders in Delhi, Lucknow and West Bengal in order to stitch a non-BJP front at the Centre, is expected to draw a blank in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, poll trends showed.
Speaking to NDTV's Uma Sudhir, party general secretary and Jaganmohan Reddy's uncle Y.V. SubbaReddy says that the victory has set the return of YSR era. "Just like YSR, Jaganmohan Reddy will also fulfill promises to people," he said.
Telengana Election Result: KCR's daughter trails in Nizamabad
The headquarters of the Telangana Rashtra Samithi is wearing a deserted look, reports NDTV's Shruti Menon. The KCR-led party is currently leading in seven states.
The BJP office in Hyderabad is also not seeing much activity despite the party making significant gains in the state.
AIADMK cadres protesting outside counting centre in Queen's Marry college alleging tampering of EVMs and fraud in counting.
Kerala Election Result 2019: Congress-led UDF ahead in 19 seats
Congress led-UDF is leading in 19 out of the 20 Lok Sabha seats in Kerala with AICC President Rahul Gandhi leading in Wayanad constituency with 1,09,612 votes. As per the trends released by the Election Commission at 11.00 AM, Thiruvananthapuram candidate, Shashi Tharoor is leading with 13,716 votes against the BJP candidate Kummanam Rajashekharan, who had thrown his hat into the electoral arena after resigning as Mizoram Governor. Union Minister Alphons Kannanthanam is trailing in Ernakulam constituency, where Congress candidate Hibi Eden is leading by 36,447 votes.
Election Results 2019: Clean sweep for DMK-Congress alliance in Tamil Nadu
DMK-Congress alliance in Tamil Nadu is ahead in 32 of 38 seats, show current trends.
Tamil Nadu Election Results: DMK-Congress alliance ahead in 36 out of 38 seats
Early trends are projecting a drubbing for the ruling AIADMK in Tamil Nadu as the DMK-led alliance is poised to win 36 of the 38 seats in Tamil Nadu.
Kerala Election Results 2019: 10 am leads
Wayanad - Rahul Gandhi leads by 48,977 votes
Thiruvanthapuram - Shashi Tharoor leads by 4,956 votes, with BJP's Kummanam Rajasekharan following in second.
Pathanamthitta - Congress's Anto Antony leading by 9,169 votes, with LDF Veena George close second
Ernakulam - Congress's Hibi leading by 22,133 votes, followed by P Rajeev of LDF. Alphons K is third
Kerala Election Result: Big Lead For Congress In Kerala, BJP Ahead In Sabarimala Seat
The Left Democratic Front is the biggest loser in Kerala, as per early trends. The LDF, which is in power in the coastal state, is leading in just four of the 20 Lok Sabha seats. The Congress seems to be comfortable placed in 14 states.
The BJP's campaign against the Sabarimala women entry seems to have worked with the party leading in Pathanamthitta, where the hill top temple is situated.
PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi among key leaders who contested Lok Sabha elections
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, several union ministers, BJP chief Amit Shah, Congress president Rahul Gandhi and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi are among key leaders who contested the polls.
Most of the exit polls have predicted that the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is on course to retain power for a second term.
Karnataka Lok Sabha Election Results 2019: BJP's Tejasvi Surya well ahead of Congress B K Hariprasad in Bangalore South.
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Lok Sabha Election Result: BJP Sweeping Karnataka, Congress Gains In Kerala
The BJP's margin in Karnataka has further increased to 23 seats, while the Congress-JDS alliance is still struggling with six seats.
However, the biggest surprise has come in neighbouring Kerala, where the BJP seems to have opened its account. The party is leading in one seat in the coastal state, while the Congress is ahead in 12 seats.
Karnataka Lok Sabha Election Results 2019:BJP leading in 21 seats in Karnataka, Congress in 4
The BJP seems to be comfortable placed in Karnataka if the early trends are to be believed. The party is leading in 21 states, way above the Congress tally of four seats.
AP Election Results: Chandrababu Naidu vs Jagan Reddy in pitched Andhra Pradesh battle
Voting for the 175 assembly and 25 Lok Sabha seats in Andhra Pradesh was held on April 11. This is the first election in the state after it was bifurcated in 2014 and Telangana was carved out.
The polls saw a direct contest between the Chandrababu Naidu's Telugu Desam Party and the YSR Congress. Pawan Kalyan's Jana Sena Party, which joined hands with Mayawati's Bahujan Samaj Party and Left parties, is debuting in this election and may make a dent in some seats.
The TDP has 102 lawmakers in the 175-member state assembly while Jagan Reddy's party has 67 lawmakers. The BJP has four legislators.
Karnataka Lok Sabha Election Results 2019: Veerappa Moily trailing in Chikkaballapur
Senior Congress leader Veerappa Moily is trailing in Chikkaballapur. He is the sitting member of Parliament from the Lok Sabha seat
Severe shortage of water is the key issue for the about 18 lakh voters, mostly farmers, in the constituency.
TN Election Results: DMK-Congress alliance is leading in 11 seats in Tamil Nadu
TN Election Results Date 2019: DMK pushes on with Rahul Gandhi-for-PM on counting day
DMK chief MK Stalin reiterated that he believed Congress president Rahul Gandhi would become Prime Minister and his own party would capture power in Tamil Nadu.
Counting of votes is underway for 38 Lok Sabha seats in Tamil Nadu - the election to Vellore was cancelled after a huge amount of cash was seized - and for 22 assembly seats where bypolls were held. The assembly bypoll results can decide the future of the E Palaniswami-led AIADMK government in the state. AIADMK needs to win a significant number of seats to stay in power, with rebel leader TTV Dhinakaran challenging it on many seats.
The DMK is banking on the by-elections for a shot at capturing power in the state. The party, along with its allies, including Congress, has 97 lawmakers in the 234-member assembly against the AIADMK's 114. The simple majority in the full house is 117.
Exit polls have favoured the DMK-Congress combine in the state and have forecast a grim picture for the AIADMK, which has an alliance with the ruling BJP.
Karnataka Lok Sabha Election Results 2019: A look at how key Karnataka candidates are faring now Karnataka Lok Sabha Election Results 2019
Karnataka Lok Sabha Election Results 2019: Early leads in 4 seats
Congress gains in Dakshina Kannada
Congress leads in Bangalore South
BJP leads in Bangalore Central
BJP gains in Chitradurga
JUST IN: Counting of vote begins for the 542 seats in the Lok Sabha.
Anticipating its victory, the BJP has called 20,000 party workers to visit its headquarters in Delhi, NDTV's Nidhi Razdan reports.
Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Thiruvananthapuram constituency is one of the most closely watched seat in Kerala
The Thiruvananthapuram constituency is one of the most closely watched seat in Kerala. The Bharatiya Janata Party believes that its candidate Kummanam Rajasekahran could beat sitting MP Shashi Tharoor of the Congress. Should that happen, the BJP will record its first Lok Sabha victory in the southern state.
The BJP is hoping that the anger against the Sabarimala verdict will help it win the Hindu vote. The Supreme Court in September had allowed the entry of women of menstruating age to the Ayyappan temple in Sabarimala, which had prompted huge protests from conversatives.
Election Result India: PM Modi not a big factor in southern India
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is not a big factor in the southern states unlike north part of the country where candidates are seeking votes in his name.
Election Results 2019 India: Holiday declared in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana for counting.
Umesh Jadhav, BJP candidate from Kalaburagi, said he was confident of a second term for prime minister Narendra Modi. "I'm hopeful of winning the seat. After this, within a day or two this coalition government is going to fall on its own and BJP government will be formed," he said.
Umesh Jadhav is contesting against Congress' Mallikarjun Kharge.
2019 Election Results: Nikhil Kumaraswamy offers prayers at Chamundeshwari temple
Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy's son, Nikhil Kumaraswamy of the JDS, offers prayers at Chamundeshwari temple. He contested against Sumalatha Ambareesh, wife of late superstar Ambareesh, in Karnataka's Mandya.
Sumalatha Ambareesh is officially supported by the BJP. And unofficially by several Congress leaders and party workers who were upset that the Congress allowed the JDS to contest the seat.
Election Result News: Congress-JDS alliance predicted to win only 9 seats
An aggregate of 13 exit polls predicted that of the 28 seats in Karnataka, the alliance would win only nine seats, compared to the BJP's 19.
The growing differences in the ruling Congress-JDS alliance had earlier in the week prompted Mr Kumaraswamy to request coalition leaders to refrain from making "contradictory'' and ''controversial'' statements in public.
Results for 28 seats in the state that voted on April 23 will be announced today.
Security outside a counting centre in Bengaluru in Karnataka; counting of votes to begin at 8 am.
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General Election Results 2019: Kerala candidates visit temples on counting day
Candidates across Kerala, including sitting Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor are making temple visits. His opponent, Kerala BJP candidate Kummanam Rajasekharan is also expected to visit Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple this morning, reports NDTV's Sneha Mary Koshy.
Lok Sabha Election Results 2019: 17 Lok Sabha seats in Telangana
K Chandrashekar Rao (KCR)-led Telangana Rashtra Samithi fought the Lok Sabha elections alone. Popularly called KCR, the TRS chief has national ambitions and in order to make it a reality he has been pitching for a non-BJP, non-Congress Federal Front. He has allied with the Jaganmohan Reddy's YSR Congress in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh.
KCR's daughter is among the 185 candidates in fray in Nizamabad. Kavitha, who is the sitting MP, is facing challenge from 179 farmers.
Lok Sabha Election Results 2019: Less than 2 hours to go for counting of votes to begin across 542 seats.
Lok Sabha Election Results 2019: Who Is India's Next PM? Counting Starts At 8 am - 10 Points
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 272 seats to form government. The counting will begin at 8 am."