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Election Results Highlights: Modi wave sweeps most of India, BJP scores triple-ton, opposition wiped out

BJP repeated its near improbable feat of landslide victory in North, East and West India with a vote share of nearly 50%.

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Updated: May 25, 2019, 06.13 PM IST
Riding on a massive saffron surge sweeping through most parts of India, the BJP-led NDA government became the only non-Congress government to return to power in the Indian political history. After Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi, Narendra Modi also became the third prime minister of India who retained power for a second term with full majority in Lok Sabha.

Repeating its near improbable feat of landslide victory in North, East and West India with a vote share of nearly 50 per cent, the NDA surpassed its last tally of 336 to achieve a super-sized number of 350 seats, out of the total 542 Lok Sabha seats. BJP itself scored a triple ton by winning 303 seats across the country.

BJP made handsome gains in West Bengal and has managed to thwart the threats from BSP-SP Mahagathbandhan in Uttar Pradesh. The saffron wave not only swept through the Hindi heartland and Gujarat, but also rippled through West Bengal, Odisha, Maharashtra and Karnataka. Only Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh appeared untouched. Even in Telangana, the BJP surprised many by winning four seats against the mighty Telangana Rashtra Samiti that won 9 seats out of 17 seats in the state.

BJP has even bettered its show this time as its vote share in several states, including Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Haryana, was well over 50 per cent, nothing short of a statistical wonder in Indian electoral history.

All India figures based on leads:
Parties Win
BJP+ 353
Cong+ 91
Others 98
Total 542

State-wise bifurcation:
Uttar Pradesh:
Parties Seats
BJP+ 63
Congress 1
BSP 10
SP 5
Others 1
Total 80

West Bengal:
Parties Seats
BJP 18
Congress 3
TMC 21
Total 42

Parties Seats
BJP 17
JD(U) 16
Congress 1
Total 40

Parties Seats
BJP 23
Shiv Sena 18
Congress 1
Others 2
Total 48

Tamil Nadu:
Parties Seats
Cong 9
DMK 23
Others 6
Total 39

Parties Seats
BJP 25
Congress 0
Others 0
Total 25

Madhya Pradesh:
Parties Seats
BJP 28
Congress 1
Others 0
Total 29

Parties Seats
BJP 25
Cong 1
Others 2
Total 28

Parties Seats
Cong 4
Total 17

Parties Seats
BJP 26
Congress 0
Others 0
Total 26

Andhra Pradesh:
Parties Seats
Cong 0
Total 25


Parties Seats
BJP 10
Cong 0
Others 0
Total 10

Patries Seats
Cong 0
Others 0
Total 7

Parties Seats
Cong 3
Others 2
Total 14

Parties Seats
Congress 0
Others 0
Total 4


Parties Seats
Cong 0
Others 0
Total 5

Parties Seats
Congress 2
Others 0
Total 11

Parties Seats
BJP 11
Congress 1
Others 2
Total 14

Here are some of the key highlights from Lok Sabha elections 2019:
*Cricketer-turned-politician Gautam Gambhir, BJP Rajya Sabha leader Ravi Shankar Prasad, sufi singer Hans Raj Hans and Bengali actress Mimi Chakraborty among the candidates who won Lok Sabha polls for the first time.

*World leaders including US President Donald Trump, Pakistan PM Imran Khan, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu, Chinese President Xi Jinping have congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi on victory.

*BJP's sitting MP from Sonipat Ramesh Chander Kaushik emerged as a giant killer defeating Congress veteran and former chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda by a margin of 1.6 lakh votes.

*Actor-turned-politician BJP candidate from Gurdaspur, Sunny Deol, wins by 82,459 votes.

*Modi thanks people for BJP's victory. He said that the polls showed the world the commitment of Indian voter. In his victory speech, Modi said that it is the victory of people and democracy.

*BJP leader Varun Gandhi wins Pilibhit seat defeating SP's Hemraj Verma by a margin of over 2.5 lakh votes.

*Clean sweep for BJP in Haryana, wins all 10 seats

*In Punjab, Congress wins 8 seats, Akali Dal-BJP 4

*The 2019 Lok Sabha polls will be the first time since 1952 that the Left Front will not end up with double digits in the general election.

*Popular Telugu actor and Jana Sena Party (JSP) chief Pawan Kalyan had a disastrous electoral debut in Andhra as he lost from both the Assembly seats he contested.

*Congress President Rahul Gandhi won Kerala's Wayanad seat with a record margin of 431,770 votes.

*Former PM and JD(S) chief HD Deve Gowda loses from Tumkur (Karnataka) by 13,339 votes. BJP's GS Basavaraj wins from the constituency.

*BJP candidate from Gorakhpur, Ravi Kishan, wins by 3,01,664 votes.

*PM Modi removes 'chowkidar' prefix from Twitter, says take its spirit to next level

*For the first time, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is on the verge of winning of Tripura's two Lok Sabha seats

*Congress refutes reports of Rahul Gandhi's resignation.

* Congress president Rahul Gandhi concedes defeat in Amethi, congratulates Smriti Irani.

* Jyotiraditya Scindia loses Guna seat in Madhya Pradesh by a margin of 1.5 lakh votes against BJP candidate. Sadhvi Pragya wins Bhopal seat by 3 lakh votes.

* BJP's Jay Panda loses Kendrapara seat. BJP's Sambit Patra wins Puri constituency against BJD's Pinaki Mishra.

* Narendra Modi congratulates Jagan Mohan Reddy in Telugu and Naveen Patnaik in Odia for their respective wins in Andhra Pradesh and Odisha assembly elections.

* Independent candidate Sumanlatha Ambareesh beats Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy's son Nikhil Kumaraswamy in Mandya.

* Prime Minister Narendra Modi wins Varanasi seat by a margin of 3.85 lakh votes. Former J&K chief minister and PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti loses Anantnag seat in J&K.

* Amit Shah wins Gandhinagar seat by over 5 lakh votes.

* BJP's Tejasvi Surya wins Bengaluru South seat.

* Meanwhile, Jagan Reddy's YSRCP sweeps Andhra Pradesh Assembly elections.

*DMK leader Kanimozhi won her first ever Lok Sabha election in Tamil Nadu's Thoothukudi constituency against state BJP chief Tamilisai Soundararajan by a margin of 3,47,209 votes.

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