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Lok Sabha Election Results 2019 Live Update: India has united to elect us, says PM Modi

23 May, 2019 22:09 IST | mid-day online desk Check for updates

Prime minister Narendra Modi addresses BJP workers at the party headquarters after leading the NDA to a resounding victory in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections

  • 23 May, 2019 22:08 IST

    BJP won 146 seats and is leading on 157 seats. Here are all the latest updates on the Elections results 2019:

  • 23 May, 2019 21:53 IST

    Just in: Babul Supriyo of BJP beats Trinamool's Moon Moon Sen in Asansol.

  • 23 May, 2019 21:47 IST

    BJP leader Manoj Tiwari wins by 3,66,102 votes from North East Delhi.

  • 23 May, 2019 21:30 IST

    Former cricketer and BJP leader Gautam Gambhir wins from East Delhi by 3,91,222 votes, reports IANS.

  • 23 May, 2019 21:10 IST

    After PM Narendra Modi, several Twitter users on Thursday immediately followed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call to remove the prefix ‘Chowkidar from their Twitter handles.

  • 23 May, 2019 20:54 IST

    Here's the list of winners declared from Mumbai

    • Mumbai North East - Manoj Kotak (BJP)
    • Mumbai South Central - Rahul Ramesh Shewale (Shivsena)
    • Mumbai North West - Gajanan Chandrakant Kirtikar (Shivsena)
    • Mumbai North Central - Poonam Mahajan (BJP)
    • Mumbai South - Arvind Sawant (Shivsena)
    • Thane - Vichare Rajan Baburao (Shivsena)
  • 23 May, 2019 20:39 IST

    Amidst the ongoing counting of votes for the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections, Twitter India on Thursday said that the conversations around the 2019 Lok Sabha elections grew 600 percent from 2014 to reach 396 million tweets between January 1 and May 23.

  • 23 May, 2019 20:34 IST

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi ends his speech by chanting, 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' and 'Vande Mataram'!

  • 23 May, 2019 20:33 IST

    PM Narendra Modi also said that the Constitution of India is supreme for the BJP and the party is ready to take along the opponents for its sake.

  • 23 May, 2019 20:30 IST

    In his speech, while dedicating the win of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections to the people of India, PM Narendra Modi said that it is not the victory of Modi, but of those people who wanted better living conditions. He said that people in the past five years realised that this government works for them.

  • 23 May, 2019 20:17 IST

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi says that he dedicates the victory of 2019 Lok Sabha polls to the people of the country.

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    PM Narendra Modi captured during his victory speech. Pic/Facebook BJP Live

  • 23 May, 2019 20:10 IST

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his victory speech also congratulated the voters, Election Commission and security personnel for contributing towards smooth and fair conduct of the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections

  • 23 May, 2019 20:04 IST

    While terming the voter turnout in the Lok Sabha elections 2019 as historic, PM Narendra Modi said that ever since the Independence highest number of people voted, braving the sun. "India has united to elect us," he said. Modi further said, "It is a mandate from New India,"

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    PM Narendra Modi arrives with BJP chief Amit Shah to address supporters at BJP headquarters. Pic/Pallav Pallival

  • 23 May, 2019 19:53 IST

    After BJP chief Amit Shah's victory speech, PM Narendra Modi addresses the supporters at BJP headquarters amidst chants of 'Modi Modi'! 

    Watch PM Narendra Modi's victory speech live here:

  • 23 May, 2019 19:43 IST

    Amit Shah in his victory speech says that Dynasties have been defeated

  • 23 May, 2019 19:41 IST

    Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah while addressing the supporters at BJP headquarters thanked the party workers who helped it steer to a historic victory in the Lok Sabha polls. Shah said that it was PM Modi's "Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikas" policy over the past five years which helped the party win again in the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections

  • 23 May, 2019 19:38 IST

    After a thumping victory in the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has achieved the rare distinction of becoming only the third Indian Prime Minister after Jawaharlal Nehru and Manmohan Singh to return to office after completing a full term.

  • 23 May, 2019 19:36 IST

    Stalwarts of the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) Shivraj Singh Chauhan, Rajnath Singh, Sushma Swaraj greeted supporters at the party headquarters where PM Narendra Modi has also arrived after party's sweeping victory in the Lok Sabha polls.

  • 23 May, 2019 19:15 IST

    As Narendra Modi is all set for his victory parade following Bharatiya Janata Party's win at the General Elections 2019, his followers were all geared up to see him at the BJP headquarters. The BJP shared a live video of the same on their social media page on Facebook. Take a look at the video below.


  • 23 May, 2019 18:20 IST

    Sheikh Hasina congratulates Narendra Modi on his resounding victory 

    Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina congratulated her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on his "resounding" victory in the general elections, saying the renewed mandate given them by their people will further consolidate bilateral ties. Prime Minister Modi led his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) towards an emphatic victory for a second term in office. In a congratulatory message to Modi, Prime Minister Hasina said,"On behalf of the Government and the people of Bangladesh and on my own behalf, I extend my heartiest congratulations to you on the resounding victory of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) led by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) under your dynamic leadership in the 17th Lok Sabha elections in India. "This emphatic verdict is a reflection of the trust and confidence reposed on you by the people of the world's largest democracy."

  • 23 May, 2019 18:11 IST

    Rahul Gandhi offers to step down?

    According to television reports, Rahul Gandhi has offered his resignation to Sonia Gandhi from his post as President of the Indian National Congress

  • 23 May, 2019 17:54 IST

    Congress President Rahul Gandhi conceded defeat in Amethi and congratulated BJP's Smriti Irani for her win at a press conference today

  • 23 May, 2019 17:52 IST

    Narendra Modi took to Twitter to post the following:

  • 23 May, 2019 17:48 IST

    With the BJP headed for a landslide victory in the Lok Sabha polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said India has won again and together with everyone, a strong and inclusive nation will be built.

  • 23 May, 2019 17:30 IST

    Shiv Sena: Nobody can counter Narendra Modi for next 25 years

    The Shiv Sena lavished praise on Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the BJP-led NDA appeared to be retaining power comfortably, saying nobody would be able to pose a challenge before him for the next 25 years. The Uddhav Thackeray-led party had often criticised the BJP in the last five years but eventually sealed a fresh alliance with it ahead of the Lok Sabha polls. According to the trends made available by the Election Commission, the BJP was leading in 300 seats across the country. In Maharashtra, which sends 48 members to the Lok Sabha, the BJP and Shiv Sena were marching ahead in 23 and 18 seats, respectively

  • 23 May, 2019 17:26 IST

    General Elections 2019 Result: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi

  • 23 May, 2019 17:04 IST

    Yogi Adityanath gets tumultuous welcome at BJP office in Lucknow

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath received a tumultuous welcome when he reached the BJP state headquarters in Lucknow on Thursday evening. With 'gulal' flying in the air and the beating of drums, Adityanath was swathed with garlands of all shapes and sizes. Flanked by two Deputy Chief Ministers, Keshav Maurya and Dinesh Sharma, Adityanath thanked party workers for the victory and said that it was the collective efforts of all and the charisma of Prime Minister Narendra Modi that ensured a huge win for the party in the general elections. He asked party workers to start preparing for the 2022 Assembly elections and ensure a second term for the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh which he said would be a befitting reply to the rivals. Enthusiastic party workers distributed 'laddos' and lotus shaped sweets at the party workers and danced with gay abandon to celebrate their victory.

  • 23 May, 2019 17:01 IST

    From Ahmednagar, Sujay Vikhe-Patil, son of former Congress Leader of Opposition Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil, trounced his nearest NCP rival Sangram A. Jagtap. Sujay Vikhe-Patil secured over 5,88,094 votes, while Jagtap got around 3,49,934 votes

  • 23 May, 2019 17:00 IST

    In Solapur, former chief minister and Congress veteran Sushilkumar Shinde, who secured 2,38,176 votes, lost to BJP's Mahaswami Jaisidheshwar Shivachary, who got 3,49,372 votes. Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA)'s Prakash Ambedkar -- grandson of the architect of the Constitution B.R. Ambedkar -- stood third with around 1,08,298 votes

  • 23 May, 2019 17:00 IST

    In a shock to the Shiv Sena, party strongman and Union Minister Anant Geete was trounced by Nationalist Congress Party's Sunil Tatkare in Raigad constituency of Maharashtra on Thursday. Geete secured 4,18,855 votes against Tatkare's over 4,33,918 votes, but lost a chance to make a hat-trick in the erstwhile Congress bastion.

  • 23 May, 2019 16:53 IST

    Patna Sahib LS seat at 4.45 pm: Ravi Shankar Prasad ahead by 1.50 lakh votes against Shatrughan Sinha

    BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad is leading the battle on the Patna Sahib Lok Sabha seat by 1.5 lakh votes against Congress candidate and veteran actor Shatrughan Sinha. "I have always said that the people of Patna Sahib want to make Narendra Modi the Prime Minister again," the Union Minister for Law and Justice told a press conference.

  • 23 May, 2019 16:39 IST

    L.K Advani congratulates Narendra Modi for BJP's 'unprecedented' poll victory

    Veteran BJP leader LK Advani congratulated Prime Narendra Modi on Thursday for steering the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) towards an "unprecedented victory" in the Lok Sabha polls. "Heartiest congratulations to Shri Narendrabhai Modi for steering the BJP towards this unprecedented victory in the elections. He also praised BJP chief Amit Shah for his efforts to ensure that the message of the party reached every voter.

  • 23 May, 2019 16:33 IST

    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.

  • 23 May, 2019 16:16 IST

    Amit Shah joins celebrations at BJP headquarters

    Amit Shah joined supporters at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) headquarters in New Delhi. With the BJP set to return to power, the party's headquarters on Thursday wore a festive look with slogans of 'Modi, Modi' rending the air as jubilant workers danced and distributed sweets in celebration. No sooner as the picture emerged about the astounding performance of the BJP, party workers started gathering at the headquarters on Deendayal Upadhyaya Marg atop which the saffron flag fluttered in the air. Many supporters burst crackers in front of the office, others danced and distributed 'ladoos' and slogans of 'Modi, Modi' and 'Jai Shri Ram' reverberated in the air.

  • 23 May, 2019 16:08 IST

    Earlier in the day, Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe also congratulated Prime Minister Modi as the NDA government looked all set to form the government for the second term at the Centre. "Congratulations to @narendramodi on a magnificent victory! We look forward to working closely with you," Wickremesinghe said.

  • 23 May, 2019 16:06 IST

    Sri Lanka's former President Mahinda Rajapaksa also took to twitter saying, "Heartfelt best wishes and congratulations @narendramodi for a second term in office. We wish you and the people of India the very best under your dynamic leadership, as you continue your journey in taking India forward." "We hope both our nations will build on the existing strong bilateral relationship that we share and work together to further strengthen it for mutual benefit under your leadership," he added in a series of tweets.

  • 23 May, 2019 16:02 IST

    World leaders hail PM Narendra Modi's resounding victory in LS polls

    Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday extended best wishes for his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi for his dynamic leadership as the BJP-led NDA is heading towards a comfortable majority in the Lok Sabha elections. "The election results are another confirmation of your leadership and the way you lead the world's greatest democracy. Together we will continue to strengthen the great friendship between us and India and Israel and lead it to new heights."

  • 23 May, 2019 15:50 IST

    Delhi went to polls on May 12 in the sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections. BJP has not only struck gold in the national capital but is also looking at a historic mandate in the 17th Lok Sabha elections with the party leading on 300 seats, way ahead of the 272 half-way mark.

  • 23 May, 2019 15:50 IST

    From North West Delhi, which is a reserved constituency, singer-turned-politician Hans Raj Hans is leading with 3,08,501 votes against Gugan Singh of AAP. The AAP had accused Hans of converting to Islam and called for his disqualification from contesting a reserved seat. The BJP denied the allegation and demanded an apology from AAP

  • 23 May, 2019 15:49 IST

    In New Delhi, the incumbent MP, Meenakshi Lekhi of BJP, is leading by more than 1,68,268 votes, beating Congress's Ajay Makan who lost the seat to her in 2014 general elections. Chandni Chowk's four time MP, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, looks to retain the seat with a lead of over 1 lakh, ahead of Jai Prakash Agarwal of Congress.

  • 23 May, 2019 15:48 IST

    Cricketer-turned-politician Gautam Gambhir of BJP is leading by over 2 lakh votes in East Delhi, leaving behind Arvinder Singh Lovely of Congress and Atishi of AAP. The poll campaign in East Delhi was marred with controversies with the Atishi accusing Gambhir of distributing defamatory pamphlets against her. In a similar surge for the ruling party, Ramesh Bidhuri of BJP is ahead with a margin of over 1.7 lakh against Raghav Chadha of AAP and Vijender Singh of Congress.

  • 23 May, 2019 15:44 IST

    General Elections 2019 Results: BJP looks to sweep all 7 seats

    The Bhartiya Janta Party is leading in all the seven parliamentary constituencies of Delhi, pushing Congress heavyweights like Sheila Dikshit and Ajay Maken towards defeat. As per the Election Commission website, all BJP candidates have comfortable leads in all the seven seats ensuring victory for the party. In North East Delhi, the sitting MP and chief of Delhi BJP unit, Manoj Tiwari, is leading by over 2.5 lakh votes against the three-time former chief minister Sheila Dikshit. Earlier today, Tiwari told ANI that his party will come back to power with more than 350 seats.

  • 23 May, 2019 15:23 IST

    Union minister and senior BJP leader Hansraj Ahir was trailing behind Congress candidate Suresh Dhanorkar in Chandrapur by 5,659 votes. Heavy Industries Minister and Shiv Sena leader Anant Geete was trailing behind NCP's Sunil Tatkare in Raigad by 14,818 votes. In Baramati, sitting MP Supriya Sule of the NCP has taken a lead of 1,53, 127 votes over her BJP rival Kanchan

  • 23 May, 2019 15:22 IST

    Nitin Gadkari, who is contesting from Nagpur, has taken a lead of 57,279 votes over his Congress rival Nana Patole after four rounds, while Bhamre is leading in Dhule. Congress candidates, including former Union minister Sushilkumar Shinde, state Congress president Ashok Chavan and Mumbai unit chief Milind Deora, were trailing in Solapur, Nanded and Mumbai South, respectively

  • 23 May, 2019 15:21 IST

    General Elections Results 2019 Update at 3.15 pm: Union ministers Gadkari, Bhamre leading; Shinde, Chavan falter

    Union ministers and BJP leaders Nitin Gadkari and Subhash Bhamre are leading over their nearest rivals in Maharashtra while Congress stalwarts Sushilkumar Shinde and Ashok Chavan are trailing, as per the trends available so far. The BJP-Shiv Sena combine was ahead in 41 of the 48 Lok Sabha constituencies in the state, while the Congress and NCP candidates seem to be faltering.

  • 23 May, 2019 15:07 IST

    Rajinikanth congratulates Narendra Modi

    Actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth on Thursday congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is set to retain power at the Centre. In a tweet, Rajinikanth said: "Respected dear @narendramodi ji hearty congratulations... You made it !!! God bless." Rajinikanth had said his party would contest the next Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu.

  • 23 May, 2019 14:59 IST
  • 23 May, 2019 14:58 IST

    Devendra Fadnavis congratulates Narendra Modi

    Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah over the party's "historic poll victory". According to the latest trends made available by the Election Commission, the BJP-led NDA appeared set to retain power at the Centre with a landslide margin. "The chief minister spoke to Prime Minister Modi and BJP national president Amit Shah and congratulated them for the huge and historic victory in the Lok Sabha polls," an official in the Chief Minister's Office said.

  • 23 May, 2019 14:45 IST

    Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami congratulates Modi on poll victory

    Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the BJP's victory in the 2019 Lok Sabha election. Palaniswami in a letter to Modi said: "I congratulate you on the magnificent victory in the General Elections. The people of our country have honoured you with a second consecutive term." "I wish you and the Government of India under your stewardship the very best," Palaniswami added.

  • 23 May, 2019 14:34 IST

    Watch Video: TMC Candidate from Asansol, Moon Moon Sen reacts on present trends

  • 23 May, 2019 14:28 IST

    Maharashtra Lok Sabha Election Result 2019 Update at 2.15 pm

  • 23 May, 2019 14:24 IST

    Narendra Modi to reach BJP headquarters in evening

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to reach the BJP headquarters and address a gathering of party workers on Thursday evening as the party was set to return to power. Although the counting was in progress, the trends released by the Election Commission for all 542 seats that went to the polls indicated the BJP was leading on 290 seats while the Congress on only 52 seats. The party has planned a huge gathering for a grand welcome for Narendra Modi as it has invited people to reach its headquarters in large numbers.

  • 23 May, 2019 14:24 IST

    BJP leader seeks Kumaraswamy's resignation in Karnataka

    Buoyed by the initial trends indicating a landslide victory for the BJP in Karnataka, its senior leader R. Ashoka on Thursday sought the resignation of Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy for his Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) facing a rout in the Lok Sabha elections with its pre-poll ally Congress. "Accepting defeat gracefully, Kumaraswamy should resign as his party lost the moral right to continue along with the Congress, which are trailing behind in 24 of the 28 parliamentary seats across the state," Ashoka told reporters at the party's state unit office.

  • 23 May, 2019 13:43 IST

    Preity Zinta: Staying up all night to watch Indian election results

    As counting of votes for 542 Lok Sabha seats is underway, Preity Zinta expressed her excitement over the results and will make sure she remains awake the entire night to witness the results. "Tonight is going to be special cuz I'm staying up all night to watch the Indian election results," she tweeted. Preity Zinta, who is in Los Angeles at the moment will be staying up all night to witness the final results of the elections.

  • 23 May, 2019 13:41 IST

    While expressing that people have voted wisely Asha Bhosle wrote, "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." Abhishek Bachchan also shared his excitement through a fingers-crossed emoticon in his tweet.

  • 23 May, 2019 13:40 IST

    Riteish Deshmukh and Asha Bhosle congratulate PM Narendra Modi

    As counting of votes is underway for the 17th Lok Sabha elections, signaling a victory for the BJP, actor Riteish Deshmukh and singer Asha Bhosle congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi in their tweets. "India has decided- Democracy needs to be celebrated. Many Congratulations to our Hon Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji on this huge verdict," he tweeted.

  • 23 May, 2019 13:36 IST

    Most of the supporters were glued to the TV screens at the headquarters and would start clapping and shouting slogans whenever trends showed leads in favour of the BJP


  • 23 May, 2019 13:33 IST

    Most of the supporters were provided T-shirts and caps printed with "chowkidar phir se" and "main bhi chokidar" when they entered at the BJP headquarters. As part of the celebration, the supporters at central BJP headquarters were carrying party flags and wishing each other. "People were saying that Modi wave was not like 2014 elections but the situation is much better than the previous elections. The trends are really surprising. I came here specially to be part of BJP's victory," said Nikhil Jaiswal who came from Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh.


  • 23 May, 2019 13:32 IST

    Despite the Delhi Police barricading both sides of the Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg Road where the BJP headquarters is located, enthusiastic supporters thronged the office as the favourable results trickled in. Several of the BJP supporters came from neighbouring Uttar Pradesh and Haryana to be part of the celebrations in the national capital

  • 23 May, 2019 13:02 IST

    Celebrations at BJP headquarters in New Delhi

    Cheering to the slogans like 'Modi once again', 'Har Har Modi' and 'Vande Mataram', hundreds of BJP supporters burst into celebrations at the party headquarters in New Delhi on Thursday as the Narendra Modi-led government appeared set to stage a thumping comeback. With the Lok Sabha election trends showing an overwhelming majority for the BJP, the saffron party's supporters burst firecrackers and blew conch to express their happiness. They danced to drum beats amid intense sloganeering.

  • 23 May, 2019 12:56 IST

    Watch Video: BJP supporters celebrate in Mumbai

  • 23 May, 2019 12:52 IST

    In other news...

  • 23 May, 2019 12:49 IST

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena put up a special telecast at Thane station for citizens to keep a tab on General Elections 2019

  • 23 May, 2019 12:37 IST

    In Mumbai-North, BJP's Gopal Shetty established a lead of 94,267 votes over Congress' nominee Urmila Matondkar. Matondkar said there was a mismatch in signatures on EVM forms. In Mumbai-North East, BJP's Manoj Kotak got a lead of 1,04,882 votes over his NCP rival Sanjay Dina Patil. In Raver, BJP's Raksha Khadse was leading by 92,398 votes over her Congress rival Ulhas Patil. In Kolhapur, Shiv Sena's Sanjay Mandlik took a lead of 75,723 votes over sitting NCP MP Dhananjay Mahadik. 

  • 23 May, 2019 12:37 IST

    The BJP nominee, son of Congress leader Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil, quit the Rahul Gandhi-led party to join the BJP ahead of the Lok Sabha polls. In Jalgaon, BJP's Unmesh Patil was leading by 92,893 votes over NCP's former state minister Gulabrao Devkar. In Maval, sitting Shiv Sena MP Shrirang Barne also established a comfortable lead of 1,12,634 votes over his NCP rival Parth Pawar, the grand nephew of former Union minister Sharad Pawar

  • 23 May, 2019 12:37 IST

    All Congress candidates, including former Union minister Sushilkumar Shinde, state president Ashok Chavan and Mumbai unit chief Milind Deora, were trailing in their seats. BJP's Sujay Vikhe Patil established a lead of 87,287 votes over his NCP rival Sangram Jagtap in Ahmednagar.

  • 23 May, 2019 12:35 IST

    Maharashtra General Election Results 2019 Update at 12.15 pm

    The BJP-Shiv Sena combine was ahead in 44 of the 48 Lok Sabha constituencies in Maharashtra
    appeared to have got an unassailable lead in around half a dozen seats, as per trends are available so far. The BJP was ahead in 24 seats and the Sena in 20, while the NCP was ahead in three and the AIMIM in one seat. Senior BJP leaders and Union ministers Nitin Gadkari and Subhash Bhamre were leading in Nagpur and Dhule seats respectively.

  • 23 May, 2019 12:16 IST

    BJP parliamentary board to meet tomorrow, Narendra Modi's speech likely

    With the BJP set to return to power, its parliamentary board is expected to meet Friday evening at the party headquarters where Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to make a speech. Top party leaders, including BJP president Amit Shah and some senior Union ministers besides Modi, are members of the parliamentary board, its highest decision-making body. The board is likely to pass a resolution to thank voters for their support and also hailing Modi's leadership. The prime minister is also expected to address party workers

  • 23 May, 2019 12:11 IST

    All India General Elections 2019 Trends Update at 12.05 pm

    • Ex-CM Harish Rawat trailing over by 1.50 lakh votes in Nainital
    • BJP leads in all seven Delhi seats
    • Former Home Minister and Congress leader Sushil Kumar Shinde trailing from Solapur,
    • NCP's Supriya Sule leading from Baramati
    • All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen leader Asaduddin Owaisi leading from Hyderabad
    • BJP's Jay Panda trailing by over 2000 from Kendrapara
    • BJP leader Dr Sambit Patra leading by over 700 votes from Odisha's Puri
    • Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia trailing from Guna
    • Union Ministers Manoj Sinha and Maneka Gandhi trailing from Ghazipur and Sultanpur
  • 23 May, 2019 12:04 IST

    mid-day interview with Republican Party of India President Ramdas Athawale

    In an exclusive interview with the president of the Republican Party of India, Ramdas Athawale gave his opinion on the General Elections 2019. He also spoke about the changes he would like to see once the new government is elected. Watch this video to know more.

  • 23 May, 2019 11:57 IST

    Congress candidate and actor Urmila Matondkar has filed a complaint with Election Commission of India. She tweeted, "On the form of EVM 17C from Magathane, the signatures and the machine numbers are different. A complaint has been filed with the Election Commission."

  • 23 May, 2019 11:48 IST

    Update at 11.45 am: Maharashtra: BJP is leading on 23 seats

    The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is ahead on 23 seats out of a total of 48 while Shiv Sena is leading on 20 seats, according to Election Commission of India (ECI) figures. The BJP and its ally Shiv Sena is leading on all six seats of Mumbai. The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) is leading on 4 seats while All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen is leading on 1 seat. The Lok Sabha polls that commenced on April 11 and wrapped up on May 19, saw approximately 900 million voters exercising their franchise and deciding the fate of 7,928 candidates across 542 seats in the country. Out of those candidates, 724 were women and four were transgenders

  • 23 May, 2019 11:43 IST

    Watch Video: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's mother Heeraben Modi greets the media outside her residence in Gandhinagar

  • 23 May, 2019 11:37 IST

    Mumbai Lok Sabha Election Result 2019 Live Update Trends at 11.35 am

  • 23 May, 2019 11:32 IST

    UPA Chairperson and senior Congress leader Sonia Gandhi led in Rae Bareli in Uttar Pradesh. The TRS was leading in 11 seats in Telangana and the YSR Congress Party in 24 in Andhra Pradesh. The TDP was ahead in only one seat in Andhra Pradesh. The DMK-led alliance in Tamil Nadu was leading in 22 of the 39 seats while the Congress was on the top in Punjab. The best news for the Congress came from Kerala where its candidates were leading in 15 of the 20 Lok Sabha seats

  • 23 May, 2019 11:31 IST

    The BJP led in 23 of the 48 seats in Maharashtra and its ally Shiv Sena on 19, dealing a major blow to the Congress-NCP alliance. The BJP's best news in southern India came in Karnataka where its candidates led in 23 of the 26 seats, shocking the Congress-Janata Dal-S alliance which rules the state. The BJP leaders who were on the victory lap included Modi (Varanasi), Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh (Lucknow), Union Minister Maneka Gandhi (Sultanpur), Union Minister Giriraj Singh (Begusarai) and Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur (Bhopal)

  • 23 May, 2019 11:30 IST

    BJP candidates were on the victory path on all 26 seats in Gujarat, 24 of the 25 seats in Rajasthan, 28 of the 29 seas in Madhya Pradesh and 9 of the 11 seats in Chhattisgarh, virtually ending Congress dreams of unseating Modi and the National Democratic Alliance (NDA). Bihar too proved lucky for the BJP which led in 15 of the 37 seats while its allies Janata Dal-United (JD-U) also led in 15 constituencies and Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) in 5, puncturing the Grand Alliance led by the RJD.

  • 23 May, 2019 11:30 IST

    In Uttar Pradesh, which elects 80 members to the Lok Sabha, the BJP led in a whopping 57 constituencies, the Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) in 8 and 11 seats respectively. A see-saw battle raged in Amethi between BJP's Smriti Irani and Congress President Rahul Gandhi, who was again trailing after taking a slight edge earlier. But Gandhi was guaranteed a victory in Wayanad in Kerala where he led by over 1 lakh votes over his Left rival

  • 23 May, 2019 11:28 IST

    Good news for the BJP poured in from almost all parts of the Hindi heartland and even beyond including Uttar Pradesh, where the SP-BSP alliance was expected to trip its path to victory, as well as Bihar, Gujarat and Maharashtra besides the Congress-ruled Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh and in Karnataka where the Congress-JD-S are in power.

  • 23 May, 2019 11:25 IST

    Lok Sabha Election Result 2019 Live Update at 11.20: BJP sweeping Lok Sabha elections, Congress mauled

    Proving exit polls right, the BJP led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday appeared set to retain power as its candidates alone led in 294 of the 541 Lok Sabha seats with its allies faring equally well across the country, stunning the opposition. The BJP made stunning inroads in West Bengal where its candidates were ahead in 15 of the 42 Lok Sabha seats while the ruling Trinamool Congress was on the top in 25 places. The BJP had won only two seats in 2014. The Congress led in one place while the Left, which ruled the state for decades, faced a washout.

  • 23 May, 2019 11:03 IST

    How Mumbai candidates are faring. Last Updated at 10:55:03 am

    Mumbai North Central

  • 23 May, 2019 11:02 IST

    How Mumbai candidates are faring. Last Updated at 10:55:03 am

    Mumbai South Central

  • 23 May, 2019 11:02 IST

    How Mumbai candidates are faring. Last Updated at 10:55:03 am

    Mumbai South

    Arvind Ganpat Sawant is leading in the Mumbai South constituency with 60866 votes and then comes Deora Milind Murli with 35312 votes as per the trends available so far for the Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra. Gautam Sureshkumar Mistrilal stands third with 542 votes and then comes Sai Shrivastav with 227 votes.

  • 23 May, 2019 11:02 IST

    How Mumbai candidates are faring. Last Updated at 10:55:03 am

    Mumbai North East

  • 23 May, 2019 10:54 IST

    How Mumbai candidates are faring. Last Updated at 10:55:03 am

    Mumbai North

  • 23 May, 2019 10:51 IST

    As per trends available so far, Congress leader Milind Deora is trailing in Mumbai-South against sitting Shiv Sena MP Arvind Sawant by 17,774 votes. In Mumbai North-West, Shiv Sena's Gajanan Kirtikar is leading by 16,339 votes over Congress nominee Sanjay Nirupam. In Mumbai-South Central, Shiv Sena's Rahul Shewale is ahead by 20,355 votes over Congress candidate Eknath Gaikwad. In Mumbai-North East, BJP's Manoj Kotak is leading by 44,481 votes over his NCP rival Sanjay Dina Patil

  • 23 May, 2019 10:49 IST

    Mumbai Update at 10.45 am: BJP-Sena gain in Mumbai; Urmila Matondkar trail

    The BJP-Shiv Sena combine is leading in all six seats of Mumbai with candidates of the two saffron allies establishing comfortable leads over their Congress and NCP rivals.  In Mumbai-North, BJP's Gopal Shetty is leading over his nearest Congress rival and actor Urmila Matondkar by 42,820 votes. In Mumbai-North Central, sitting BJP MP Poonam Mahajan is leading over her Congress rival Priya Dutt by 20,512 votes.

  • 23 May, 2019 10:40 IST

    Elections in Mumbai: Trend at 10.35 am

    Gopal Shetty is leading in the Mumbai North constituency with 67660 votes and then comes Urmila Matondkar with 20544 votes as per the trends available so far for the Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra.

    Read Full Story: Elections 2019: Gopal Shetty leading in Mumbai North constituency

    Yesterday The BJP had taken the exit polls as being the final result in this year's Lok Sabha election and has already started celebrating its 'victory'. The Mumbai North constituency, where BJP MP Gopal Shetty had won with the highest margin of votes during the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, saw a majority voter turnout this time, too. The constituency saw a contest between Shetty and actor Urmila Matondkar. As part of the celebration, three community trusts in the North constituency have come together to contribute towards 3,000 kg of sweets that will be distributed on Thursday.

  • 23 May, 2019 10:38 IST

    Elections 2019: A look at prominent Mumbai candidates 

  • 23 May, 2019 10:33 IST

    Sushilkumar Shinde was trailing in Solapur by 4627 votes. Parth Pawar, Sharad Pawar's grand nephew was trailing in Maval by 43,979 votes, while the NCP chief's daughter Supriya Sule is leading Baramati by 6486 votes. Union minister Hansraj Ahir was leading in Chandrapur by a margin of 49 votes. Union minister Anant Gite was trailing in Raigad by a margin of 1064 votes

  • 23 May, 2019 10:32 IST

    Mumbai Update at 10.27 am: Milind Deora trailing

    Mumbai Congress president Milind Deora has trailing in Mumbai South by 15,904 votes. Union minister Nitin Gadkari was leading by 3066 votes in Nagpur, while Union minister Subhash Bhamre was leading in Dhule by 13128 votes, as per the trends available so far for the Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra. Maharashtra Congress president Ashok Chavan was trailing by 2876 votes in Nanded while former Union minister

  • 23 May, 2019 10:24 IST

    Earlier, counting of millions of votes started in Mumbai and Maharashtra amid tight security for 48 Lok Sabha seats, officials said. In Mumbai, the prominent candidates in the fray are: BJP's Gopal Shetty, Poonam Mahajan, Manoj Kotak; Shiv Sena's Gajanan Kirtikar, Rahul Shewale, Arvind Sawant; Congress' Milind M. Deora, Sanjay Nirupam, Eknath Gaekwad, Priya Dutt, Urmila Matondkar; and Nationalist Congress Party's Sanjay Dina Patil

  • 23 May, 2019 10:23 IST

    Update at 10.15 am: Maharashtra: BJP-Shiv Sena lead in 31, Congress-NCP in 16 

    The ruling BJP-Shiv Sena alliance was leading in at least 31 constituencies in Maharashtra and the Congress-NCP in 16 while the Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi led in one constituency as per early counting trends on Thursday. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari led in Nagpur, BJP state President Raosaheb Danve-Patil in Jalna, Maharashtra Congress President Ashok Chavan in Nanded, Supriya Sule-Pawar in Baramati and Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana chief Raju Shetti in Hatkanangale.

  • 23 May, 2019 10:15 IST

    BJP's Babul Supriyo leading from Bengal's Asansol at 10AM

    Union Minister and BJP candidate from West Bengal's Asansol Lok Sabha seat, Babul Supriyo is leading his nearest rival Trinamool Congress' Moon Moon Sen after one and half hours of vote counting.

  • 23 May, 2019 10:11 IST

    All India General Elections Trends at 10 am

  • 23 May, 2019 10:07 IST

    All India General Elections Trends at 10 am

    • Rahul Gandhi leading in Wayanad and Amethi
    • BJP leading in all 7 Delhi seats
    • Sharad Yadav trailing in Madhepura
    • Deve Gowda trailing in Tumkur
    • Kanhaiya trailing in Begusarai
    • Digvijaya Singh trailing in Bhopal
    • Shatrughan Sinha trailing in Patna
    • BJP leading in seats across India
  • 23 May, 2019 10:01 IST

    All India 2019 Lok Sabha election results

  • 23 May, 2019 09:59 IST

    Maharashtra General Elections Update at 9.45 am: Counting Update - Official trends

    Baramati constituency : -
    Supriya Sule(NCP): 90061
    Kanchan Kul (BJP): 83575

    Pune Constituency : -
    Girish Bapat (BJP): 27330
    Mohan Joshi (Congress): 11601

    Shirur Constituency:-
    Adhalrao Patil (Shivsena): 51729
    Amol Kolhe (NCP): 65988

    Maval Constituency:-
    Parth Pawar (NCP): 90679
    Shrirang Barne (Shivsena): 126582

  • 23 May, 2019 09:57 IST

    Update at 9.45 am: Kiren Rijiju leading from Arunachal West constituency

    Union minister Kiren Rijiju is leading by 4490 votes against Khyoda Apik of the National People's Party (NPP) in Arunachal West Lok Sabha seat, according to initial EC trends. In 2014, he had defeated Takam Sanjoy of the Congress by a margin of 41738 votes to bag the seat. In Arunachal East, BJP candidate Tapir Gao is leading by 614 votes against Independent candidate C C Singhpo. In the last Lok Sabha elections, the seat was bagged by Ninong Ering of the Congress

  • 23 May, 2019 09:51 IST

    Maharashtra counting update at 9.45 am

    Baramati :
    NCP's Supriya Sule : 32164
    BJP's Kanchan Kul : 33424

    Pune :
    BJP's Girish Bapat : 7633
    Congress's Mohan Joshi : 1627

    Shirur :
    NCP's Amol Kolhe : 40771
    Shivsena's Adhalrao Patil : 22676

    Maval :
    NCP's Parth Pawar : 74370
    Shivsena's Shrirang Barne : 97388

  • 23 May, 2019 09:48 IST

    Prominent names who were in the fray include former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit, Union Minister Harsh Vardhan and cricketer-turned-BJP leader Gautam Gambhir. Besides Dikshit, who is pitted against BJP lawmaker Manoj Tiwari (from North East Delhi), BJP's sitting MP Meenakshi Lekhi, Olympian boxer Vijender Singh (South Delhi), who made his electoral debut, and AAP's Atishi are also in the fray. While the BJP, which had won all seven seats in the 2014 polls, is keen to regain the turf, the Congress, that ended up at the third spot in the last Lok Sabha elections, is looking to bounce back

  • 23 May, 2019 09:47 IST

    Delhi: BJP leads in three seats, AAP on second spot in initial trends at 9.32 am

    The incumbent BJP is leading in initial trends for counting of votes in three Lok Sabha seats in Delhi, followed by AAP in those constituencies. Sitting Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Parvesh Sahib Singh Verma is leading against his AAP rival Balbir Singh Jakhar by 3,319 votes in the West Delhi Lok Sabha seat. BJP candidates were also leading in South Delhi and North West Delhi parliamentary constituencies. Sitting MP Ramesh Bidhuri was leading against his AAP rival Raghav Chadha by 11,600 votes in the South Delhi Lok Sabha seat, officials said. In North West Delhi, saffron party's Hans Raj Hans was ahead of AAP's Gagan Singh by 11,070 votes

  • 23 May, 2019 09:42 IST

    Elections 2019: Here's how vote counting process is undertaken

    Amid allegations that the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) used in the elections were being changed ahead of counting of votes on Thursday, PRS Legislative Research, an independent research institute, on Wednesday explained how the counting process takes place.

  • 23 May, 2019 09:39 IST

    All India General Elections early trends at 9.30 am

    • In Uttar Pradesh, BJP is surging on 39 seats, while BSP and SP are ahead on eight and two seats, respectively. Congress is leading on one seat out of the total 80, maximum for a state in the country.
    • BJP is leading in 22 seats and Congress in 2 out of the total 26 seats in Gujarat, the home state of Prime Minister Modi.
    • Shiv Sena was leading on 13 seats, while Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam was ahead on 13, at 9:30 am.
    • Other parties such as Shiromani Akali Das, Mizo National Front and Jammu and Kashmir National Conference are leading in one seat.
    • According to early trends, Congress president Rahul Gandhi is leading in Kerala's Wayanad constituency by over 5,000 votes.UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi is also leading from Uttar Pradesh's Raebareli.
    • Congress leader Digvijaya Sigh is trailing behind BJPs Praygya Thakur by over 3,000 votes in Bhopal. Besides, Jyotiraditya Scindia from Guna and Vivek Tankha from Jabalpur are trailing.
    • In the national capital, BJP's Ramesh Bidhuri is leading from South Delhi and BJP's Parvesh Verma is ahead from West Delhi.

  • 23 May, 2019 09:38 IST

    Early trends at 9. 30 am show comfortable lead for BJP, Rahul ahead in Wayanad

    The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has taken an early lead as counting of the ballot for the 542 Lok Sabha seats gathered pace across the country began on Thursday. The BJP was leading in 206 seats while the Indian National Congress was placed second in the list with 55 seats according to officials trends of 371 constituencies

  • 23 May, 2019 09:37 IST

    All India 2019 Lok Sabha election results at 9.35 am

  • 23 May, 2019 09:33 IST

    Election 2019 Trends at 9.30 am

    Congress leading from Puducherry. DMK leading from Dindigul and Cuddalore in Tamil Nadu 

  • 23 May, 2019 09:33 IST
  • 23 May, 2019 09:32 IST

    Anupam Kher: India's future will be even more brighter

    Ahead of the declaration of the Lok Sabha results, veteran Bollywood actor Anupam Kher on Thursday said India's future would be even more brighter in this festival of democracy. The actor had been campaigning for his wife and BJP candidate Kirron Kher, who is seeking re-election from Chandigarh

  • 23 May, 2019 09:29 IST

    Assembly Election Results 2019 Live Leads at 9.25 am

    • Andhra Pradesh: 101/175 Seats (89 Majority)
    • Arunachal Pradesh: 4/60 Seats (31 Majority)
    • Odisha: 29/147 (75 Majority)
    • Sikkim: 6/32 (17 Majority)
  • 23 May, 2019 09:25 IST

    Congress president Rahul Gandhi is trailing to BJP's Smriti Irani in Amethi as Congress struggles to find a foothold in Uttar Pradesh in early trends

  • 23 May, 2019 09:23 IST

    All India Elections 2019: Early Trends at 9.20 am

    • NDA crosses Halfway points in trends
    • BJP alone leading over in 240 seats


  • 23 May, 2019 09:20 IST

    Election 2019: Mumbaikars share their expectation from the upcoming government

    Mumbai has seen a voter turnout of 54 percent the highest over the last eight general elections. After the voting, mid-day sought the opinion of people in Mumbai on what they would want the new government to focus on.

  • 23 May, 2019 09:10 IST

    All India 2019 Lok Sabha election results at 9.14 am

  • 23 May, 2019 09:10 IST

    Sitting Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) MP Tokheho Yepthomi is leading against his nearest Congress rival K L Chishi by 3,165 votes in the lone Lok Sabha seat in Nagaland

  • 23 May, 2019 09:06 IST

    All India Election 2019 Trends at 9.03 am

    • Sunny Deol trailing in Gurdaspur
    • Babul Supriyo leading in Asansol
    • Sadhvi Pragya leading in Bhopal
    • Narendra Modi leading in Varanasi
    • Mulayam Singh Yadav, Akhilesh Kumar Yadav leading in Uttar Pradesh
    • Sonia Gandhi leading in Rae Baereli
    • Shatrughan Sinha trailing in Patna Sahib
    • Kanhaiya Kumar trailing in Begusarai


  • 23 May, 2019 08:58 IST

    Maharashtra Trends: NCP's Parth Pawar leading, Amol Kolhe trailing

    Parth Pawar, the grand-nephew of NCP chief Sharad Pawar, is leading in Maval Lok Sabha seat of Maharashtra, as per initial trends available. Parth, son of former state deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar, is leading by 1,173 votes over Shiv Sena's sitting MP Shrirang Barne. In Shirur, NCP nominee Amol Kolhe is leading by 2,890 votes over Shiv Sena's sitting MP Shivaji Adhalrao Patil

  • 23 May, 2019 08:57 IST

    All India 2019 Lok Sabha election results at 8.57 am

  • 23 May, 2019 08:44 IST

    2019 Lok Sabha election results at 8.45 am

  • 23 May, 2019 08:38 IST
    • West Bengal Lok Sabha Election Result 2019 at 8.30 am: BJP leads in West Bengal with 5 seats
    • Lok Sabha Election Result 2019 at 8.30 am: Shashi Tharoor Trailing
    • Lok Sabha Election Result 2019 at 8.30 am: National Conference's Farooq Abdullah is leading in Srinagar
  • 23 May, 2019 08:18 IST

    Strict security arrangements have been put in place in other parts of Maharashtra for the counting day, a police official said. As many as 1,500 police officers and personnel are guarding the counting centers in Mumbai along with the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Reserve Police Force, Quick Response Teams (QRT) and Riot Control Police

  • 23 May, 2019 08:17 IST

    Union ministers Nitin Gadkari (Nagpur), Hansraj Ahir (Chandrapur), Subhash Bhamre (Dhule), Anant Geete (Raigad), Maharashtra Congress chief Ashok Chavan (Nanded) and former Union Home minister Sushilkumar Shinde (Solapur) were among the key contestants from the state

  • 23 May, 2019 08:17 IST

    Information and trends would be uploaded on the website and would also be available on toll free number 1950, he said, adding a control room was set up at the state secretariat for the media

  • 23 May, 2019 08:16 IST

    According to officials, maximum counting rounds of 35 each will be held in Palghar and Bhiwandi seats, followed by 33 in Bhandara-Gondiya and Thane, and 32 in Beed and Shirur. Hatkanangale will have the lowest 17 rounds of counting while there will be 18 rounds each in Amravati and Sangli, they said. "Counting personnel will randomly select five EVMs from each Assembly segment for VVPAT (voter-verified paper audit trail) checking. If a candidate demands a particular EVM be chosen, it will be done and one of the voting machines randomly chosen will be dropped," the official said.

  • 23 May, 2019 08:14 IST

    Over a lakh polling staff and around 50,000 police personnel have been deployed in the state, the official said. Maharashtra, which has the second highest number of 48 Lok Sabha seats in the country after Uttar Pradesh's 80, went to polls in four phases on April 11, 18, 23 and 29 and a total of 867 candidates were in the fray. The voter turnout this time was 60.80 per cent, up from 60.32 per cent in 2014.

    Also Read: Elections 2019: VVPATs delays declaration of results by three hours in Maharashtra

  • 23 May, 2019 08:13 IST

    Counting begins in Maharashtra, results of 48 seats likely by evening

    Counting of votes began on Thursday for 48 Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra where trends are likely to start coming in by afternoon while the final results are expected in the evening. A total of 98,430 electronic voting machines (EVMs) were used for the four-phase polls in the state where counting is taking place at 48 counting centres in 38 locations from 8 am, an election official said. "The trends are likely to start coming in by afternoon and results by 4 pm," he said.

  • 23 May, 2019 08:07 IST

    Watch Video: General Elections 2019: A recap of the LS polls from 2004-2014

  • 23 May, 2019 08:04 IST

    The six parliamentary constituencies in Mumbai are - Mumbai North, Mumbai North West, Mumbai North East, Mumbai North Central, Mumbai South Central and Mumbai South. The important leaders in the fray are Poonam Mahajan of BJP, Sanjay Nirupam and Milind Deora of Congress.

    Read More: Elections 2019: Popular politicians who contested in Mumbai

  • 23 May, 2019 08:04 IST

    Mumbai Police PRO said, "Mumbai Police has deployed more than 1500 officers and staff at these locations including CRPF, SRPF, QRT, RCP. There is also an adequate arrangement of officers and staff of all ranks deployed all over Mumbai to keep law and order in check in the city. Traffic branch has made additional arrangements to ensure smooth flow of traffic."

  • 23 May, 2019 07:58 IST

    Counting Day in Mumbai

    The counting of polled EVMs of six parliamentary constituencies in Mumbai is going to be held on May 23 at three locations across the city - NESCO Complex Goregaon, Udayanchal School Vikhroli and New Shivdi Warehouse, Shivadi East

  • 23 May, 2019 07:47 IST

    As many as three lakh paramilitary personnel along with 20 lakh state police personnel were deployed for the seven-phased Lok Sabha polls. Around 3,000 companies of paramilitary forces from CRPF, BSF, ITBP, CISF, and SSB were deployed in these elections. According to Union Home Ministry, the deployment was the highest ever made in India

  • 23 May, 2019 07:47 IST

    Ladakh (17,73,266 sq km) was the largest Lok Sabha constituency in terms of area, while Chandi Chowk (10 sq km) in Delhi was the smallest. Largest Lok Sabha constituency in terms of voters was Malkajgiri (31,83,325 voters) in Andhra Pradesh while the smallest parliamentary constituency was Lakshadweep, which had 43,239 registered voters in 2014

  • 23 May, 2019 07:47 IST

    According to the Election Commission of India data, 67.11 per cent voters exercised their right to franchise. This was the highest turnout in the Lok Sabha polls since independence. Voting took place at 10.35 lakh polling stations across 36 states and Union Territories. Around a million polling staff was engaged in the smooth conduct of elections.

  • 23 May, 2019 07:46 IST

    LS Poll counting: Fate of 8,040 candidates to be decided today

    The fate of as many as 8,040 candidates will be decided on Thursday when the counting of votes polled for the 17th Lok Sabha elections is done. Around 90 crore voters were eligible to vote in this Lok Sabha polls which were held in seven phases from April 11 to May 19. As many as 13 crore of them were first-time voters.

  • 23 May, 2019 07:46 IST
  • 23 May, 2019 07:45 IST

    It is the first time that slips of five VVPATs will be matched with the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) in the Lok Sabha elections and the opposition parties have been insisting on carrying out the process at the beginning of the counting process in each constituency on Thursday. The Election Commission, however, has rejected the Opposition's demand to count VVPAT slips before the commencement of counting of votes, saying that it didn't find it "feasible to accede this demand"

  • 23 May, 2019 07:33 IST

    There will be three-tier security in place with the outer cordon beginning 100 metres from the counting centre.

  • 23 May, 2019 07:31 IST

    Counting of Electronically Transmitted Postal Ballot System (ETPBS) and Postal Ballots will be taken up first. Counting personnel will randomly select five EVMs from each Assembly segments for matching with VVPAT slips as directed by the Supreme Court

  • 23 May, 2019 07:19 IST

    The counting will begin at 8 a.m. and trends are likely to start coming in by afternoon, while results are expected by the evening. By evening a clear picture is likely to emerge on who would be the major player(s) in the 17th Lok Sabha and who all will be winners among 8049 candidates in the fray

  • 23 May, 2019 07:16 IST

    The General Election 2019 is coming to an end with counting of votes on May 23. The Election Commission has made elaborate arrangements for smooth and hassle-free counting as well as for providing authentic and latest updates

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