Results 2014: Modi tsunami creates history, Congress crushed
New Delhi: Narendra Modi created history on his way to becoming India's 14th prime minister as he led the BJP to a spectacular victory in a Lok Sabha battle that crushed the Congress and others ranged against him and gave, for the first time in 30 years, any party a majority in parliament on its own.
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Former Maharashtra CM Ashok Chavan wins Nanded seat against BJP rival D B Patil
Shiv Sena's Kripal Tumane defeats sitting Congress MP and AICC general secretary Mukul Wasnik in Ramtek
Sitting Shiv Sena MP Bhavana Gawali retains Yavatmal-Washin seat by defeating her Congress rival and Social Justice Minister Shivajirao Moghe
Nitin Gadkari beats wins Nagpur seat by defeating sitting Congress MP Vilas Muttemwar
Telecom scam tainted A. Raja of the DMK party defeated in Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu
NC leader Farooq Abdullah loses to Tariq Hameed Karra of PDP by over 30,000 votes in Srinagar. J&K
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's grandnephew and TMC candidate Sugata Bose wins from Jadavpur Lok Sabha seat, West Bengal
Mehbooba Mufti, PDP president, wins Anantnag Lok Sabha seat
Congress's Sachin Pilot loses to Sanwarlal Jat by 1,71,983 votes in Ajmer, Rajasthan
Congress's Shashi Tharoor wins the Thiravananthapuram Lok Sabha seat
Narendra Modi wins Vadodara seat by over 5,70,000 votes
Congress leader and Union Minister Kamal Nath wins from Chhindwara constituency in Madhya Pradesh
Chhagan Bhujbal of NCP loses to Hemant Godse of Shiv Sena in Nashik by 1.85 lakh votes
BJP leader Arun Jaitely loses in Amritsar; Congress leader Salman Khurshid humbled in Farrukhabad
Narendra Modi wins Vadodara seat by record margin of 5,70,128 votes
BJP's Narendra Modi defeats Arvind Kejriwal of the Aam Aadmi Party in Varanasi
Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde loses to BJP's Sharad Bandsode in Solapur
LK Advani beats Congress' Kirit Patel in Gandhinagar
Nandan Nilekani concedes defeat to his formidable rival BJP's Ananth Kumar
Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley loses to former Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh in the Amritsar Lok Sabha constituency
Varun Gandhi wins from Sultanpur
BJP candidate and former Mumbai Police commissioner Satyapal Singh wins from Bagpat
UP: Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi win; Ajit Singh, Arvind Kejriwal, Mulayam Singh lose
Seven UPA ministers trailing in UP
Filmstar and BJP candidate from Ahmedabad (East) Paresh Rawal ahead over his Congress rival Himmat Singh Patel
BJP's VK Singh leads in Ghaziabad
BJP leading in 257 seats in New Delhi
Vinod Khanna leads over Punjab PCC chief
BJP candidate Kirron Kher win from Chandigarh
Sushma Swaraj, Jyotiraditya Scindia win in MP LS polls
Congress' Ghulam Nabi Azad leading in Jammu and Kashmir
Naveen Patnaik leads in Hinjili, Odisha
Congress, NPF lead in 2 seats in Manipur
BJP leading in 20 seats followed by Samajwadi Party with five seats in UP
BJP ahead in 22 Lok Sabha seats in Rajasthan
BJP leads in 3, AAP in 1 in Delhi
BJP forges ahead in 8 of 14 LS seats in Assam
Anil Shirole of BJP wins from Pune constituency
Telangana: TRS leads in 19 Assembly seats
APP leads in 4 seats in Punjab; SAD-BJP in 5 seats
BJP leads in 9 of the 14 seats in Jharkhand
BJP leads in 17, Congress in 7, JDS 1 in Karnataka
BJD ahead in 13 LS seats in Odisha
Rabri, Meira trail; Shatrughan, Misa Bharti ahead in Bihar
Congress wins 13 assembly seats, leading in 11 in Arunachal
Babul Supriyo of BJP is leading by over 53,000 votes over Dola Sen of TMC in Asansol
NCP's Supriya Sule trailing in Baramati
CPI-M's P Karunakaran retains Kasargode defeating T Siddique of Congress
Union Minister K V Thomas of Congress retains Ernakulam by defeating LDF's Christy Fernandes by over 80,000 votes
P A Sangma & Vincent Pala leading in Meghalaya LS seats
DMK candidate t R Baalu (Thanjavur) trailing against their AIADMK rivals C Gopalakrishnan and K Parasuraman
BJP leads on 9 seats in Chhhattisgarh
Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling wins by 1084 votes from Namchi-Singhithang Assembly seat
Even political pundits gasped at the sheer scale of the Bharatiya Janata Party's sweep that election officials said was poised to give it a comfortable majority in the 545-member Lok Sabha even without the aid of its old and new allies.
The Congress, India's oldest party which had ruled the country for a decade since 2004, faced its worst humiliation. It had won three seats and was leading only in 39 more -- its worst tally in the Lok Sabha where it had never fallen to two digits. The Congress won 206 seats in 2009.
If it gets less than ten percent of the total number of Lok Sabha seats, its president may not be recognised as the Leader of Opposition, a cabinet rank.
The Congress did not win a single seat in seven states and it was unlikely to win more than 10 seats in any state.
A chastened Congress accepted defeat. Outgoing Prime Minister Manmohan Singh congratulated Modi who is still the Gujarat chief minister. Congress leader Jairam Ramesh summed up the mood in the country's oldest party by saying: "Our performance is worse than the worst case scenario."
Congress president Sonia Gandhi, who won easily from Rae Bareli unlike her son Rahul Gandhi, added: "The people's verdict is against us." Both took responsibility for the defeat, congratulated the BJP but didn't name Modi.
As an army of officials continued to count the 550 million votes 1.72 million electronic voting machines polled across the country, the BJP had won 26 seats and was leading in a whopping 255 others by 4 p.m.
The BJP is thus poised to bag a total of 281 seats in the Lok Sabha, where a party needs 272 for a simple majority. Modi is expected to be sworn in prime minister by President Pranab Mukherjee on May 21.
A visibly jubilant Modi promptly called on his ageing mother, the one person he respects the most, in Gandhinagar. Party colleague Ravi Shankar Prasad said: "The results show the people of India love Modi."
"The most fundamental factor behind such a decisive mandate is the all India anti-Congress sentiment," political commentator Dipankar Gupta said.
BJP president Rajnath Singh described the party's victory as "superb" and said "a new era has begun in Indian politics." Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raj said Modi had "electrified the nation." Amit Shah, Modi's closest aide, declared that India was poised to see major changes in politics.
The BJP was poised to win all but seven seats in Uttar Pradesh which elects the maximum of 80 members to the Lok Sabha. The BJP-led combine was also poised to bag 31 of the 40 seats in neighbouring Bihar.
Interestingly, three of the four regional parties which too did well in their strongholds were not allied with Modi even if their leaders have had good equations with him.
Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK led by Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa will be the third largest party in the Lok Sabha. It was on the victory lap in 36 of the state's 39 seats - a showing that punctured long-time rival DMK.
In West Bengal, the ruling Trinamool Congress decimated the Left. It won three of the 42 seats and was leading all others in 31 constituencies. The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in Odisha is set to win 20 of the 21 seats.
The BJP's oldest ally, the Shiv Sena, was on the victory lap in 19 of the 48 constituencies. The Shiv Sena-BJP combine would win 40 seats in the state.
The stock market shot up on news of the imminent BJP victory.
All BJP stalwarts won easily including Narendra Modi, from both Vadodara in Gujarat and Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh. Other prominent BJP victors were L.K. Advani (Gandhinagar), Rajnath Singh (Lucknow), Murli Manohar Joshi (Kanpur), Nitin Gadkari (Nagpur) and Sushma Swaraj (Vidisha).
The only BJP leader who lost was Arun Jaitley, leader of the party in the Rajya Sabha who was trounced by former Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh of the Congress in Amritsar.
Tens of thousands of BJP supporters celebrated the party's victory all over the country. In New Delhi, thousands gathered at the BJP headquarters dancing, bursting firecrakcers and distributing sweets.
Many Congress veterans bit the dust. They included Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde, Ambika Soni, Kapil Sibal, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Ajay Maken and Pawan Kumar Bansal.
The Left too suffered a major blow. AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal, who claimed he would easily defeat Modi in Varanasi, lost by more than 200,000 votes.
Mumbai South Central: Rahul Shewale of Shiv Sena defeats Eknath Gaikwad of Congress
Mumbai North: Gopal Shetty of BJP beats Sanjay Nirupam of Congress
Mumbai North Central: Poonam Mahajan of BJP beats Priya Dutt of Congress
Mumbai North West: Gajanan Kirtikar of Shiv Sena beats Gurudas Kamat of Congress
Mumbai North East: Kirit Somaiya of BJP beats Sanjay Patil of NCP
Mumbai South: Arvind Sawant of Shiv Sena beats Milind Deora
Thane: Rajan Vichare of Shiv Sena wins
Kalyan: Shrikant Shinde of Shiv Sena wins