Congress says defeat crushing and devastating

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Andhra Pradesh:

All Union Ministers belonging to the Congress suffered humiliating defeats today as the party was decimated in the Lok Sabha polls in Andhra Pradesh. Kishore Chandra Deo (Araku), M M Pallam Raju (Kakinada), Killi Kruparani (Srikakulam), Panabala Lakshmi (Bapatla) and Kotla Suryaprakash Reddy (Kurnool) lost their seats to their Telugu Desam and YSR Congress rivals.

Another former Union Minister Daggubati Purandeswari, who contested as the BJP candidate from Rajampet in Kadapa district, also faced defeat by a margin of over one lakh votes.

The TDP-BJP combine has bagged 15 Lok Sabha seats out of the total 25 in the Seemandhra region, while YSR Congress won in eight parliamentary constituencies.

TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao won from Medak, while his daughter Kavitha won in Nizamabad. B Vinod Kumar (Karimnagar) and Konda Vishweshwar Reddy (Chevella) are among the other prominent winners from the party.

Union Ministers S Jaipal Reddy (Mahbubnagar) and P Balaram Naik (Mahabubabad) were defeated by their TRS rivals in Telangana. The new state has a total of 17 Lok Sabha constituencies.

Allies TDP and BJP have won one seat each. Interestingly, Jaganmohan Reddy—led YSRCP too opened an account in the state as P Srinivas Reddy won in Khammam, defeating sitting TDP MP Nama Nageshwar Rao.

The All Indian Majlis—e—Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) president and sitting MP Asaduddin Owaisi retained his Hyderabad seat.

Senior BJP leader B Dattatreya won from Secunderabad, defeating sitting Congress MP Anjan Kumar Yadav.

Assam:

Total LS seats 14

BJP 7

Congress 3

AIUDF 3

Independent 1

Tarun Gogoi’s son Gourav Gogoi wins Kaliabor seat defeating BJP’s Mrinal Kumar Saikia by a margin of 93,874 votes

Independent candidate and former ULFA commander Naba (Hira) Sarania wins in trouble—torn Kokrajhar (ST) constituency defeating another independent Urkhao Gwra Brahma by a margin of 3,55,779 votes

Congress registers its first win in Assam with sitting Autonomous District(ST) MP Biren Singh Engti defeating BJP’s Joyram Engleng by a margin of 24,095 votes.

BJP’s sitting MP Ramen Deka retained Mangaldoi constituency defeating Congress candidate Kirip Chaliha by a margin of 22,718 votes. Deka retained the seat for the second consecutive term.

Union Minister of Tribal Affairs Ranee Narah lost to BJP Assam unit President Sarbananda Sonowal in Lakhimpur by a margin of 2,90,877 votes.

In Upper Assam constituency, former Union Minister and MP for six consecutive terms Bijoy Krishna Handique lost to BJP’s tea leader Kamakhya Prasad Tasa in Jorhat constituency by a margin of 1,02,420 votes.

BJP’s Ram Prasad Sarma wins from Tezpur constituency defeating Congress MLA Bhupen Kumar Bora by a margin of 86,006 votes.

AIUDF President and sitting MP Badruddin Ajmal defeats Congress candidate Wajed Ali Choudhury by a margin of 2,29,663 votes in Dhubri LS seat. Ajmal retains the seat for second consecutive term.

Bihar:

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Rabri Devi lost to BJP’s Rajiv Pratap Rudy by 40,948 votes at Saran Lok Sabha seat.

BJP’s Muslim poster boy Shahnawaz Hussain faced defeat at the hands of RJD by a slender margin of 9,485 votes at Bhagalpur seat.

Shatrughan Sinha retained his native Patna Sahib seat defeating his nearest Congress rival Kunal Singh by a record margin of 2,65,805 votes.

Lalu Prasad’s eldest daughter Misa Bharti who lost to “uncle” Ramkripal Yadav of BJP by 40,322 votes on Patliputra Lok Sabha seat.

Delhi:

In North East Delhi constituency, BJP candidate and Bhojpuri actor—singer Manoj Tiwari defeated Anand Kumar of Aam Aadmi Party by a margin of 1,44,084 votes.

In prestigious New Delhi constituency, BJP’s Meenakshi Lekhi defeated AAP candidate Ashish Khetan by a margin of 1,62,708 votes. Lekhi polled 4,53,350 votes against Khetan’s 2,90,642 votes. Former Union Minister and sitting MP Ajay Maken was relegated to third position as he polled 1,82,893 votes.

In West Delhi seat, BJP’s Parvesh Verma won by a margin of 2,68,586 votes, defeating his nearest rival Jarnail Singh of AAP. Verma polled 6,51,395 votes against Singh’s 3,82,809 votes. Congress’ Mahabal Mishra was in the third position with 1,93,266 votes.

Gujarat:

In the politically lucky constituency of Valsad, BJP’s KC Patel defeated two—time Congress MP Kishan Patel by a whopping margin of 2,08,412 votes.

BJP leaders who won by margins of more than 1 lakh votes include Naran Kachhadiya (1,56,232) from Amreli, Mansukh Vasava (1,53,273) from Bharuch, Ramsinh Rathwa (1,79,729) from Chhota Udaipur, Poonam Maadam (1,75,289) from Jamnagar, Leeladhar Waghela (1,38,719) from Patan and Prabhatsinh Chauhan (1,70,596) from Panchmahals.

The BJP candidate in Bardoli, Prabhu Vasava, won by a margin of 1,23,745 votes while in Junagadh, BJP’s Rajesh Chudasma defeated Congress’s Punja Vansh by a margin of 1,35,593 votes.

The only two seats where the margin was less than one lakh votes for BJP were Anand and Sabarkantha.

BJP’s Dilip Patel polled 4,90,829 votes against Bharat Solanki of Congress, who has been holding the Anand seat for two terms but lost this time by a margin of 63,426 votes.

In Sabarkantha, former Union minister for textiles Shankarsinh Waghela of Congress was defeated by a margin of 84,455 votes by BJP’s Dipsinh Rathod.

Noted actor Paresh Rawal defeated his Congress rival Himmatsinh Patel by 3,26,636 votes from the Ahmedabad East Lok Sabha constituency here today

Haryana:

From Sonipat, Ramesh Chander of the BJP defeated his nearest rival Jagbir Singh Malik of the Congress by a margin of 77,414 votes

Rao Inderjit Singh of the BJP defeats his nearest rival Zakir Husain of the INLD by a margin of 2,71,120 votes from Gurgaon constituency.

Haryana Janhit Congress (HJC) president and sitting MP Kuldeep Bishnoi loses Hisar Lok Sabha seat to greenhorn Dushyant Chautala of the INLD by a margin of 31,847 votes.

BJP’s Krishan Pal Gujjar wins by a massive margin of 4,66,873 votes from Faridabad defeating his nearest rival and sitting MP Avtar Singh Bhadana of the Congress

Jharkhand:

Sitting BJP MP Nishikant Dubey has won from Godda Lok Sabha constituency, beating former minister and Congress’ Furkan Ansari by 60,682 votes, said Election Commission sources in Ranchi.

BJP’s Sunil Kumar Singh has won the Chatra seat, defeating his nearest Congress rival Dhiraj Prasad Sahu by 1,78,026 votes, according to Returning officer Amit Kumar.

Sitting BJP MP Sudarshan Bhagat defeated former Union minister and Congress candidate Rameshwar Oraon by 6,479 votes in Lohardaga (ST) seat, according to Election Commission sources.

Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker and BJP candidate Karia Munda won the Khunti Lok Sabha seat in Jharkhand defeating his nearest rival Enosh Ekka of Jharkhand Party by 92,948 votes.

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Sitting BJP MP Sudarshan Bhagat defeated former Union minister and Congress candidate Rameshwar Oraon by 6,479 votes in Lohardaga (ST) seat, according to Election Commission sources.

Sitting BJP MP Pashupati Nath Singh won Dhanbad Lok Sabha seat, defeating his nearest Congress rival Ajay Kumar Dubey by 2,92,948 votes, according to Returning Officer Pratap Kumar.

Former union minister and sitting Congress MP of Ranchi Lok Sabha seat Subodh Kant Sahay loses to BJP’s Ram Tahal Choudhary by over 1,99,303 votes.

BJP’s Bidyut Baran Mahto has won the Jamshedpur Lok Sabha seat, defeating sitting MP and Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantric) Ajay Kumar by 99,874 votes.

Jammu & Kashmir:

National Conference president and Union minister Farooq Abdullah lost to PDP’s Tariq Hamid Karra by a margin of 42,280 votes in Srinagar Parliamentary constituency.

Opposition PDP president Mehbooba Mufti defeated sitting MP and senior National Conference leader Mehboob Beg from Anantnag Parliamentary constituency by a margin of 65,417 votes.

Karnataka:

In Bangalore North, former Chief Minister D V Sadananada Gowda put up an impressive show, winning the seat by 2,29,764 votes while his party colleague retained Bangalore Central by over 1,37,500 votes.

Union ministers Mallikarjun Kharge (Gulbarga), Moily (Chikkaballapur) and K H Muniyappa (Kolar) retained their seats.

Scoring a spectacular victory, former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa won the Shimoga seat by 3,63,305 votes, after his return to BJP early this year by merging his Karnataka Janata Paksha with the parent party.

BJP’s Shivakumar Udasi defeats Saleem Ahmed of Congress in Haveri by 87,571 votes.

In Bidar, Bhagwanth Khuba (BJP) trounces former Chief Minister Dharam Singh of Congress by over 92,000 votes.

Union Petroleum Minister M Veerappa Moily defeats BJP’s B N Bache Gowda in Chikkballapur by 9,520 votes.

Kerala:

Veteran Congress leader and Union Minister, Mullappally Ramachandran retained the Vadakara constituency, by edging out CPI(M)’s A N Shamseer of LDF by a slender margin of 3306 votes in a fluctuating battle.

Maintaining the lead from the beginning of counting, Indian Union Muslim League National President and Union Minister of state for External Affairs, E Ahamed, registered a thumping win over the CPI—M candidate P K Sainaba of the LDF, thereby retaining his Malappuram seat. Ahamed defeated Sainaba by over 1.90 lakh votes

Ladakh:

BJP candidate Thupstan Chhewang won from Ladakh Parliamentary constituency with a narrow margin of 36 votes from his nearest rival Ghulam Raza, a congress rebel who was fighting the elections as an independent.

Madhya Pradesh:

Total seats: 29

Bhartiya Janata Party: 27 (won)

Congress: 2 (won)

As per the data available, the vote share of BJP stood at 54 per cent and that of Congress at 34.9 per cent.

BJP today retained its traditional Bhopal seat with party nominee Alok Sanjar defeating PC Sharma of Congress by a margin of 3,70,696 votes. Sanjar polled 7,14,178 votes while Sharma got 3,43,482 votes.

BJP also won Khajuraho seat with the party candidate and former minister Nagendra Singh trouncing Raja Pateria of Congress with a margin of 2,47,490 votes. Singh secured 4,74,966 votes while Pateria managed to get 2,27,476 votes.

Former Union Minister Kantilal Bhuria suffered a humiliating defeat in Ratlam seat when he was defeated by a fellow tribal and senior BJP leader Dileep Singh Bhuria by a margin of 1,08,447 votes.

Congress suffered another setback when its Madhya Pradesh state party president Arun Yadav lost to BJP’s Nandkumar Singh Chouhan by a handsome margin of 2,59,714 votes.

From Maoist—affected Balaghat seat, BJP’s Bodhsingh Bhagat defeated Hina Likhiram Kawre (Congress) by a margin of 96,041 votes.

Former Union Minister and senior BJP leader Prahlad Singh Patel defeated Choudhary Mahendra Pratap Singh (Congress) by a margin 2,13,299 votes.

From Rewa, BJP’s Janardan Mishra defeated Sunderlal Tiwari (Congress) by a margin of 1,68,726 votes.

BJP’s Laxmi Narayan Yadav defeated Govind Singh Rajput (Congress) from Sagar by a margin of 1,20,737 votes.

Similarly, BJP’s Dalpat Singh Paraste defeated Rajesh Nandini Singh (Congress) by a margin of 2,41,301 votes.

Madhya Pradesh BJP president Narendra Singh Tomar has won from Gwalior seat by a margin of 29,699 votes, defeating Ashok Singh of Congress in a close contest. Tomar secured 4,42,796 votes while Ashok Singh polled 4,13,097 votes.

Senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj today retained her Vidisha Lok Sabha seat in Madhya Pradesh by a margin of 4,10,698 votes.

Senior Congress leader and former state chief minister (late) Arjun Singh’s son Ajay Singh lost to sitting MP Ganesh Singh from Satna seat by a narrow margin of 8,688 votes. While Singh bagged 3,75,288 votes, Ajay polled 3,66,600 votes.

BJP’s Manohar Untwal wrested Dewas from Congress by defeating sitting MP Sajjan Singh Verma by an impressive margin of 2,60,313 votes. Untwal secured 6,65,646 votes while Verma got 4,05,333 votes.

From Betul, BJP’s sitting MP Jyoti Dhurve retained her seat by a margin of 3,28,614 votes, trouncing Ajay Shah (Congress). Dhurve got 6,43,651 votes while Shah secured 3,15,037 votes.

Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s nephew and ex-minister, Anoop Mishra clinched victory on Morena seat by defeating BSP’s Brindawan Singh Sikarwar by a margin of 1,32,981 votes. Mishra got 3,75,567 votes while Sikarwar bagged 2,42,586 votes. Congress’ Govind Singh is relegated to third position with 1,84,253 votes.

BJP’s Riti Pathak defeated Indrajeet Kumar (Congress) from Sidhi seat by a margin of 1,08,046 votes. Pathak got 4,75,678 votes while Patel managed to get 3,67,632 votes

BJP’s Sumitra Mahajan wins Indore seat for a consecutive eight time by a margin of 4,66,901 votes. Mahajan, a seven-time MP, secured 8,54,972 votes as compared to Congress’ candidate Satyanarayan Patel’s 3,88,071 votes.

Maharashtra:

Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde of Congress loses from Solapur constituency of Maharashtra to Sharad Bansode of BJP by about 1.5 lakh votes.

Sitting Shiv Sena MP Bhavana Gawali has retained her Yavatmal-Washin seat by defeating her nearest Congress rival and Social Justice Minister Shivajirao Moghe with a margin of over 93,000 votes.

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Sitting Shiv Sena MP Bhavana Gawali has retained her Yavatmal—Washin seat by defeating her nearest Congress rival and Social Justice Minister Shivajirao Moghe with a margin of over 93,000 votes.

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Kripal Tumane of Shiv Sena defeated sitting Congress MP and AICC general secretary Mukul Wasnik by a margin of 2,55,791 votes in Ramtek Lok Sabha constituency.

Sitting BJP MP from Chandrapur seat, Hansraj Ahir has defeated his nearest Congress rival and state minister Sanjay Deotale by a huge margin of 2,36,269 to score a hat trick.

BJP’s youngest candidate Dr Heena Gavit (26), daughter of Vijaykumar Gavit who was expelled from NCP after Heena got the BJP ticket, won the tribal—dominated Nandurbar Lok Sabha seat in North Maharashtra by a margin of 1,06,905 votes.

Congress’s Priya Dutt lost Mumbai North Central seat to Poonam Mahajan of BJP by margin of 1,86,771 votes.

In Ratnagiri-Sindhudurg, Vinayak Raut of Shiv Sena defeated his nearest rival, Nilesh Rane of Congress, by 1,50,051 vote difference. Raut polled 4,93,088 votes against 3,43,037 bagged by Rane, the sitting MP and son of Maharashtra Industries Minister and Konkan strongman Narayan Rane.

NCP’s Supriya Sule, daughter of party chief Sharad Pawar, retains Baramati Lok Sabha seat defeating her nearest rival Mahadeo Jankar of Shiv Sena—BJP alliance by 69,279 votes.

BJP’s Ramrao Bhamre won Dhule Lok Sabha seat by a margin of 1,30,723 votes. Bhamre polled 5,29,450 votes while Amrish Patel of Congerss polled 398727 votes.

BJP’s Gopal Shetty defeated Sanjay Nirupam of Congress by a massive 4,46,582 votes. Shetty polled 6,64,004 votes while Nirupam bagged 2,17,422 votes.

Sunil Gaikwad of BJP trounced Congress’ Bhaurao Bandsode by a margin of 2,53,395 votes in Latur. Gaikwad polled 6,16, 509 votes as against Bandsode’s 3,63,114 votes.

Shiv Sena succeeded in retaining Amravati, Yavatmal and Buldana Lok Sabha constituencies in Western Vidarbha of Maharashtra.

In Amravati, Anandrao Adsul polled a total of 4,67,211 votes while Navneet Kaur Rana of NCP secured 3,29 280 votes.

Bhawna Gawali of Sena retained her seat when polled 4,76,930 votes while defeating her nearest rival and Maharashtra minister Shivajirao Moghe who got 3,83,639 votes.

Sitting MP Prataprao Jadhav in Buldana received 5,09,145 votes against Krishnarao Ingle of NCP with 3,49,566 votes.

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Odisha:

BJD’s Ladu Kishore Swain won from Aska Parliamentary constituency in Odisha defeating Congress candidate Sriloknath Rath by 3,11,997 votes.

In Mayurbhanj, Ramchandra Hansdah of BJD defeated his nearest BJP rival Nepole Raghu Murmu by a margin of 1,22,866 votes.

Berhampur Lok Sabha seat was retained by BJD’s Sidhant Mohapatra who defeated Congress candidate and former Union Minister Chandrasekhar Sahu by 1,27,720 votes.

In Kandhamal Lok Sabha segment, BJD’s Hemendra Chandra Singh defeated Congress nominee and former minister Harihar Karan by 1,81,017 votes.

BJD candidate Kalikesh Narayan Singideo retained Balangir Lok Sabha seat defeating BJP’s Sangeeta Singhdeo by 1,04,299 votes.

BJD candidate Shakuntala Laguri was declared elected from Keonjhar Lok Sabha constituency defeating BJP’s Ananta Nayak by a margin of 1,57,317 votes.

Punjab:

INC candidate Santokh Chaudhary defeated SAD’s Pawan Kumar Tinu by a margin of 7,0981 votes in Jalandhar (SC) seat.

Former minister Ranjit Singh Brahampura (SAD) defeated his nearest rival Harminder Singh Gill (INC) by a margin of 1,00,569 votes.

SAD’s Harsimirat Kaur Badal, wife of Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, retained Bhatinda seat by a narrow margin of 19,395 votes over her nearest rival and her cousin Manpreet Singh Badal.

Singer-cum-comedian-turned-politician Bhagwant Mann (AAP) defeated Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa (SAD) by a margin of 2,11,721 votes from Sangrur.

Former Union minister and senior Congress leader Ambika Soni contesting her maiden Lok Sabha election lost from Anandpur Sahab seat. Soni lost to Prem Singh Chandumajra (SAD) by a margin of 23,697 votes.

AAP candidate Sadhu Singh won from Faridkot (SC) Lok Sabha seat, defeating sitting MP and SAD candidate Paramjit Kaur Gulshan by 1,72,516 votes.

BJP’s Vijay Sampla beat sitting MP Mohinder Singh Kaypee of Congress by a margin of 13,582 votes from Hoshiarpur Lok Sabha seat.

BJP today won the Chandigarh Lok Sabha seat after a gap of 16 years as the saffron party’s candidate Kirron Kher defeated Congress’s four-time MP and former Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal by a strong margin of 69,642 votes.

Aam Aadmi Party candidate Dr Dharamvira Gandhi won Patiala Lok Sabha seat, defeating his nearest rival Union minister of state Preneet Kaur by a margin of 20,942 votes.

Puducherry:

Minister of State in PMO V Narayanasamy of Congress was defeated by ruling AINRC’s R Radhakrishnan by a margin of over 60,800 votes in the lone Lok Sabha seat in Union Territory of Puducherry.

Rajasthan:

BJP’s Om Birla won Kota Lok Sabha seat by defeating his nearest rival of Congress Ijyaraj Singh by a margin of 2,00,782 votes.

BJP’s Om Birla won Kota Lok Sabha seat by defeating his nearest rival of Congress Ijyaraj Singh by a margin of 2,00,782 votes

P P Chaudhary of BJP got elected on Pali Lok Sabha seat by defeating his nearest woman rival of Congress Munni Devi by a margin of 399039 votes.

Hari Om Singh Rathore of BJP won the Rajasamand Lok Sabha seat by defeating his nearest rival of Congress Gopal Singh Shekhawat by a margin of 395705 votes.

P P Chaudhary of BJP won Pali Lok Sabha seat by defeating his nearest rival Munni Devi (Congress) by a margin of 3,99,039 votes.

Hari Om Singh Rathore of BJP won the Rajasamand Lok Sabha seat by defeating his nearest rival of Congress’ Gopal Singh Shekhawat by a margin of 3,95,705 votes

Congress candidate and Union minister Chandresh Kumari Katoch could not retain her Jodhpur Lok Sabha seat and got defeated by BJP’s new face Gajendra Singh Shekhawat by a landslide margin of 4,10,051.

Congress candidate and Union Minister of State for Finance, Namonarain Meena today not only lost the Dausa seat to his brother Harish Chandra Meena (BJP) but also stood third in the poll race.Harish Meena won the Dausa Lok Sabha seat defeating his nearest rival Kirori Lal Meena of National People’s Party by a margin of 45,404 votes.

Tamil Nadu:

Vanaroja of AIADMK defeats DMK’s C N Annadurai by 1,68,606 votes in Tiruvannamalai constituency.

DMK’s sitting MP Gandhi Selvan loses to P R Sundaram of AIADMK by a margin of 2,94,374 votes in Namakkal constituency.

AIADMK’s Bharathi Mohan defeats Manithaneya Makkal Katchi’s Hyder Ali by a 2,77,050 votes in Mayiladuthurai constituency.

AIADMK’s C Mahendran defeats BJP’s Eswaran by 1,40,974 votes in Pollachi constituency.

MDMK founder Vaiko lost to AIADMK’s T Radhakrishnan by a margin of over 1,45,551 votes in Virudhu Nagar constituency.

AIADMK candidate K N Ramachandran defeats DMK’s S Jagath Rakshagan by a margin of 1,02,646 votes in Sriperumbudur constituency.

AIADMK candidate Anwar Raja defeats DMK’s Mohamed Jaleel by a margin of 1,19,324 votes in Ramanathapuram constituency

AIADMK’s S Rajendran won by a margin of over 1.93 lakh votes against K Muthaiyan of DMK at Villupuram.

At Perambalur, AIADMK’s RP Marutharajaa defeated S Seemanur Prabu (DMK) by 2,13,048 votes.

Former Union Minister Anbumani Ramadoss of PMK wins in Dharmapuri defeating P S Mohan of AIADMK by a margin of 77,146 votes

BJP Tamil Nadu unit President P Radhakrishnan defeats Congress’ H Vasantha Kumar by a margin of 1,28,662 votes in Kanyakumari constituency.

AIADMK’s M Udhaya Kumar won Dindugul seat from DMK candidate S Gandhi Rajan by a margin of 1,27,845 votes.

AIADMK’s sitting MP from Tiruvallur P Venugopal defeats D Ravikumar of VCK by over 3.23 lakh votes.

P Nagarajan (AIADMK) defeats BJP’s CP Radhakrishnan by a margin of 42016 votes in Coimbatore

AIADMK’s A Arunmozhithevan defeats K Nandagopalakrishnan of DMK by a margin of 2,03,125 votes in Cuddalore constituency.

AIADMK’s V Sathyabama defeats DMDK candidate N Dinesh Kumar by a margin of 1,79,315 votes in Tiruppur.

Selvakumara Chinnayan of AIADMK defeated A Ganeshamurthy of MDMK by a margin of 2,11,624 votes in Erode.

T R Baalu of DMK defeated by AIADMK’s K Parasuraman by a margin of 1,44,119 votes in Thanjavur constituency. He loses LS poll after 18 years

In Tiruchirapalli, AIADMK candidate Kumar P defeated DMK nominee Mu Anbhalagan by a margin of 1,50,476 votes.

Sitting Congress MP P Viswanathan lost Kancheepuram seat to AIADMK’s K Maragatham by over 1.4 lakh votes.

AIADMK’s sitting MP M Thambidurai retained Karur constituency defeating DMK’s M Chinnasamy by a margin of 1,95,247 votes.

AIADMK’s G Hari defeats N R Elango of DMK by 2,40,766 votes in Arakkonam constituency.

AIADMK candidate M Vasanthi defeats K Krishnasamy of Puthiya Tamizhagam, an ally of DMK, in Tenkasi (SC) constituency by a margin of 161774 votes.

AIADMK’s B Senguttuvan wins from Vellore defeating A C Shanmugam of BJP by a margin of 59,393 votes.

AIADMK’s K R P Prabakaran defeats DMK’s Devadasa Sundaram by a margin of 1,26,099 votes in Tirunelveli.

AIADMK’s B Senguttuvan wins from Vellore defeating A C Shanmugam of BJP by a margin of 59,393 votes.

Uttar Pradesh:

BJP candidate Hema Malini made a dream debut from Mathura Lok Sabha constituency defeating incumbent Jayant Chaudhary of RLD by an impressive margin of 3,30,743 votes.

Narendra Modi today won the Varanasi Lok Sabha seat by defeating Arvind Kejriwal by a massive margin of 3.37 lakh votes. Modi has been polled 5,16,593 votes

Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister and BJP leader Uma Bharti wins Jhansi seat defeating nearest rival Chandrapal Singh of SP by a margin of 19,0467 votes.

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Senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi romped home from Kanpur Lok Sabha constituency trouncing his nearest rival Union Minister Shri Prakash Jaiswal by a margin of 2.22 lakh votes.

Rahul Gandhi wins Amethi seat by 1.07 lakh votes.

Dimple Yadav, wife of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav won from Kannauj seat by margin of 21,340 votes against her nearest rival BJP’s Subrat Pathak

Congress turncoat Jagdambika Pal retained his Domariyaganj seat on BJP ticket defeating his nearest rival BSP’s Mohammed Muqueem by a margin of 1.03 lakh votes.

P L Punia, chairman of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes, lost to Priyanka Rawat of the BJP by a margin of 1,11,878 votes in Uttar Pradesh’s Barabanki Lok Sabha constituency.

BJP leader Varun Gandhi won from Sultanpur with a margin of 1.78 lakh from his nearest rival Pawan Pandey of BSP.

West Bengal:

In Basirhat, Trinamool Congress candidate Idris Ali wins by a margin of 1,09,659 votes over CPI candidate Nurul Huda.

In Coocbehar, Trinamool Congress candidate Renuka Sinha defeats All India Forward Bloc candidate Dipak Kr Roy by 87,107 votes.

In Balurghat, Trinamool Congress candidate Arpita Ghosh defeats RSP nominee Bimalendu Sarkar by a margin of 1,06,964 votes.

C M Jatua of Trinamool Congress wins Mathurapur Lok Sabha Seat, defeating Rinku Naskar of CPI(M) by 1,38,573 votes. While Jatua polled 6,27,381 votes Naskar polled 4,88,803 votes.

In Murshidabad, Badaruddoza Khan of the CPI(M) defeated sitting Congress MP Abdul Mannan Hossain by 2,27,62 votes. Khan scored 4,26,858 votes Hossain got 4,04,096 votes.

Sudip Bandopadhya of Trinamool Congress defeated Rahul Sinha of BJP by 96,073 votes. Bandopadhya polled 3,43,389 votes while Sinha got 2,47,316 votes.

In Jalpaiguri constituency, Bijoy Chandra Burmun of TMC defeated Mahendra Kumar Roy of CPI(M) by 70,372 votes. While Burman polled 4,92,798 votes Roy bagged 4,22,426 votes.

In Darjeeling S S Ahluwahlia of BJP inflicted crushing defeat on Bhaichung Bhutia of TMC. While Ahluwalia scored 4,87,564 votes Bhutia managed to get 2,90,769.

In Medinipur constituency, Sandhaya Roy of TMC defeated Prabodh Panda of CPI by 1,84,515 votes. While Roy polled 5,79,299 votes, Panda got 3,94,784 votes

In Bongaon Lok Sabha constituency, Kapil Krishna Thakur of TMC defeated Debesh Das of CPI(M) by 1,49,261 votes. While Thakur got 5,56,233 votes, Das got 4,06,972 votes.

President Pranab Mukherjee’s son Abhijit Mukherjee has retained the Jangipur seat for the Congress, though winning by a margin of only 8,315 votes.

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Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif calls Narendra Modi and congratulates him on his “resounding” win in the polls.

Telangana Assembly polls:

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Rahul Gandhi holds himself responsible for Congress defeat.

Sonia says Congress humbly accepts people’s verdict. "We respect the verdict of people with humility and congratulate the next government."

Sonia Gandhi accepts responsibility for the defeat.

“Congratulations @narendramodi on victory in India’s elections. Keen to work together to get the most from UK-India relationship,” tweets Cameron, who is among the first world leaders to greet Modi.

R Chandrashekhar, Nasscom President, tweets: With the new govt, we hope to enable the industry to grow to its full potential & contribute even more

Vaiko, a strong votary of Sri Lankan Tamils’ cause, is trailing behind the ruling AIADMK candidate Radhakrishnan T, securing 1,20,637 votes so far compared to 1,83,459 votes by the nearest rival.

Trends @ 4.14 pm: According to the Election Commission website, BJP is leading in 230 (won 49) Total 279; Congress in 42 (won 5), Total 47; the Left in 8 (won 2) Total 10; Trinamool Congress in 31 (won 3) Total 34; AIADMK in 36 (won 1) Total 37; TRS in 11 (won 1) Total 12; Shiv Sena in 16 (won 3) Total 19; Samajwadi Party in 5; Biju Janata Dal 19; Telugu Desam in 15; and AAP in 4.

Markets @ 4 pm: Sensex up 216 points at new closing peak of 24,121.74; Nifty rises 80 points to end at 7,203.

Congress vice-president and Amethi MP Rahul Gandhi is leading by 54,028 votes over his nearest rival Smriti Irani of BJP after the 10th round of counting.

Congress president Sonia Gandhi wins from Rae Bareli seat by a margin of over 3.52 lakh votes, defeating her nearest rival Ajay Agarwal of BJP

NCP leader and Union Minister for Heavy Industries Praful Patel is trailing his BJP rival Nana Patole in Bhandara—Gondiya Lok Sabha constituency.

Trends @3.51 pm: According to the Election Commission website, BJP is leading in 245 (won 36) Total 281; Congress in 40 (won 4) Total 44; the Left in 8 (won 2) Total 10; Trinamool Congress in 31 (won 3) Total 34; AIADMK in 35 (won 1) Total 36; TRS in 11; Shiv Sena in 17 (won 2) Total 19; Samajwadi Party in 5; Biju Janata Dal 20; Telugu Desam in 15; and AAP in 4.

TRS poised to form Govt in Telangana

DMK’s A Raja loses in Nilgiris to AIADMK’s C Gopalakrishnan by a margin of about one lakh votes.

Trends @ 3.27 pm: BJP is leading in 257 (won 23) Total 280; Congress in 39 (won 3), Total 42; the Left in 9 (won 2) Total 11; Trinamool Congress in 31 (won 3) Total 34; AIADMK in 36; TRS in 11; Shiv Sena in 17 (won 2) Total 19, Samajwadi Party in 6, Biju Janata Dal 20, Telugu Desam in 15 and AAP in 4. Source: EC website

Trends @ 3.15 pm: BJP is leading in 259 (won 20) Total 279, Congress in 39 (won 3), Total 42; the Left in 9 (won 1) Total 10, Trinamool Congress in 34, AIADMK in 35, TRS in 11, Shiv Sena in 17 (won 2) Total 19, Samajwadi Party in 7, Biju Janata Dal 20, Telugu Desam in 15 and AAP in 4

Jammu and Kashmir BJP chief Jugal Kishore Sharma has defeated two—time Congress MP Madan Lal Sharma by a margin of 2.55 lakh votes in Jammu Lok Sabha seat.

About 33.4 per cent of the 83 crore voters in India voted for Bharatiya Janata Party in Elections 2014, giving the party a thumping victory.

Senior AAP leader Kumar Vishwas is trailing in Amethi where he is locked in a battle with Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi and BJP’s Smriti Irani.

Trends @ 2.57 pm: BJP is leading in 265 (won 13) Total 278, Congress in 41 (won 1), the Left in 10 (won 1), Trinamool Congress in 34, AIADMK in 35, TRS in 11, Shiv Sena in 18 (won 1), Samajwadi Party in 7, Biju Janata Dal 20, Telugu Desam in 14 and AAP in 4. Source: EC website

Punjab trends: Comedian-turned-politician Bhagwant Mann of AAP has taken an unassailable lead of over 1.5 lakh votes against SAD’s Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa from Sangrur Lok Sabha seat. Sitting MP Vijay Inder Singla of Congress was trailing at third place.

Congress veteran Ambika Soni is trailing behind SAD’s Prem Singh Chandumajra from Anandpur Sahib while Sher Singh Ghubaya has taken an unassailable lead of over 35,000 votes against Congress leader Sunil Kumar Jakhar from Ferozepur

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Hema Malini, BJP leads in Mathura by 1,72,566 votes, Jayant Chaudhary of RLD trails.

Jyotiraditya M Scindia INC, leads in Guna, Madhya Pradesh

Supriya Sule, NCP leads in Baramati Maharashtra

Mallikarjun Kharge, INC, leads in Gulbarga, Karnataka

Trends @2.15 pm: BJP is leading in 270 (won 7), Congress in 44 (won 1), the Left in 10 (won 1), Trinamool Congress in 34, AIADMK in 35, TRS in 11, Shiv Sena in 18, Samajwadi Party in 6, Biju Janata Dal 20, Telugu Desam in 13 and AAP in 4.

Ghulam Nabi Azad, Congress, trails by 44523 votes in Udhampur, Dr Jitendra Singh BJP ahead. Ajit Singh, RJD, trails behind Dr Satya Pal Singh BJP BY 1,29,033 votes in Baghpath, UP.

Lok Sabha results declared till 1.57 p.m. BJP 6, CPI 1, NCP 1

Telangana Rashtra Samithi President K Chandrasekhara Rao has won from Gajwel Assembly Constituency by 19,391 votes.

Markets @ 1.45 pm: After an explosive over 6 per cent surge in the morning to over 25,000 in morning trade, profit-booking seems to have set in. The Sensex is now trading just over 0.5 per cent or 158 points at 24,063. Similarly, the NSE Nfity too has retreated from its highs and is now up 66.85 points or 0.94 per cent at 7,190.00.

M Veerappa Moily, INC, trails in Chikkballapur, Karnataka.

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V Balakrishnan, AAP Bangalore Central Candidate on what went wrong for AAP countrywide and reasons for BJP's win

Trends @ 1.09 pm: BJP is leading in 276, Congress in 47, the Left in 8, Trinamool Congress in 34, AIADMK in 35, TRS in 10, Shiv Sena in 19, Samajwadi Party in 7, Biju Janata Dal 17, Telugu Desam in 13 and AAP in 4.

A clear mandate is positive for India, says FICCI

Trends @ 12.57 pm: BJP is leading in 275, Congress in 49, the Left in 7, Trinamool Congress in 34, AIADMK in 35, TRS in 11, Shiv Sena in 19, Samajwadi Party in 7, Biju Janata Dal 17, Telugu Desam in 13 and AAP in 4. Source: EC website

Shashi Tharoor of Congress trails by 15,799 votes in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

Delhi: Meenakshi Lekhi of BJP leads Ashish Khetan of AAP by 52,667 votes, Ajay Maken of Congress trails

LK Advani leads by 2,49,927 in Gandhinagar

Narendra Modi leads by 5,67,222 votes in Vadodara

Kerala trends: Congress leads 8, CPI(M) 4, BJP 1, CPI 1, IUML 2, RSP 1, KC (M) 1, Independents 2

​In Delhi, BJP vote share 46%, AAP 33.4%, Congress 14.6%, Independent 3.6% and BSP 1.2% Source: Election Commission web site

Congress President Sonia Gandhi leads by 1,86,440 votes in Rae Bareli

Chhattisgarh: Ajit Jogi of Congress leads from Mahasamund by 27,974 votes

DMK chief M Karunanidhi congratulates BJP and its PM nominee Narendra Modi for its ‘big win’

Trends @ 12.39 pm: According to the Election Commission website, BJP is leading in 277, Congress in 48, the Left in 8, Trinamool Congress in 33, AIADMK in 35, TRS in 10, Shiv Sena in 19, Samajwadi Party in 7, Biju Janata Dal 18, Telugu Desam in 13 and AAP in 4.

Stocks of Gujarat-based companies rally

Chhattisgarh trends: BJP leads in 9, INC 2

Haryana: BJP leads 7, INC 1, INLD 1 and Haryana Janhit Congress (BL) 1

Nandan Nilenkani concedes defeat. V. Balakrishnan loses.

Arun Jaitley of BJP trails behind Captain Amarinder Singh of INC by 60,188 votes in Amritsar.

Narendra Modi leads by 1,01,803 votes in Varanasi

Congress and BJP lead in 1seat each in Arunachal Pradesh

Congress' Ambika Soni trails behind Prem Singh Chandumajra of Shiromani Akali Dal in Anandpur Sahib by 1,97,27 votes .

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Trends @ 12.27 pm: According to the Election Commission website, BJP is leading in 275, Congress in 50, the Left in 8, Trinamool Congress in 33, AIADMK in 35, TRS in 10, Shiv Sena in 19, Samajwadi Party in 7, Biju Janata Dal 17, Telugu Desam in 13 and AAP in 4.

Narendra Modi ‏tweets: India has won!

BJP gets 34.8 per cent votes, according to Election Commission.

Congress leads only in 49 seats: EC Website.

Trends @12.15 pm: According to the Election Commission website, BJP is leading in 274, Congress in 51, the Left in 8, Trinamool Congress in 33, AIADMK in 35, TRS in 10, Shiv Sena in 18, Samajwadi Party in 7, Biju Janata Dal 16, Telugu Desam in 14 and AAP in 4.

NDA leading in 331 seats. UPA down to 67.

Maharashtra set for BJP-Shiv Sena rule

Dinesh Trivedi wins in Barrackpore

BJP sweeps Delhi, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Gujarat

Trends @12.03 pm: According to the Election Commission website, BJP is leading in 273, Congress in 52, the Left in 7, Trinamool Congress in 33, AIADMK in 35, TRS in 9, Shiv Sena in 18, Samajwadi Party in 7, Biju Janata Dal 16, Telengana Rashtra Samithi 12, Telugu Desam in 10 and AAP in 4.

Jayalalitha and Mamata Banerjee win by huge margins in TN and WB respectively

Congress says defeat crushing and devastating

Markets @12 noon: S&P BSE Sensex retreats from 25,000; still up 865 points or 3.62 per cent at 24,771.11; NSE Nfity up 3.83 per cent or 272.55 points at 7,395.70.

Rahul Gandhi leads in Amethi

BJP crosses half-way mark

Trends @ 11.51 am: According to the Election Commission website, BJP is leading in 271, Congress in 51, the Left in 7, Trinamool Congress in 34, AIADMK in 35, TRS in 9, Shiv Sena in 18, Samajwadi Party in 8, Biju Janata Dal 17, Telengana Rashtra Samithi 10, Telugu Desam in 14 and AAP in 4.

Celebrations outside BJP headquarters in Chennai

Gandhi Bhavan, headquarters of Telangana Congress and Indira Bhavan, the headquarters of AP Congress, wear deserted look.

Trends @11.39 am: According to the Election Commission website, the BJP is leading in 269, Congress in 48, the Left in 9, Trinamool Congress in 33, AIADMK in 35, TRS in 9, Shiv Sena in 18, Samajwadi Party in 8, Biju Janata Dal 18, Telengana Rashtra Samithi 10, Telugu Desam in 17 and AAP in 4.

Varanasi: BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has established a handsome lead of nearly 25,000 votes against his nearest rival Arvind Kejriwal of the Aam Aadmi Party.

Former BJP national president Nitin Gadkari is leading with 24,440 votes against his nearest rival and veteran Congress leader Vilas Muttemwar in Nagpur seat.

At the end of the first round, Gadkari polled 42,864 votes while Muttemwar 18,424 votes

Bank Nifty vrooms over 1,000 points

Nandan Nilekani loses; Ananth Kumar wins from Bangalore south

Trends @ 11.27 am: According to the Election Commission website, BJP is leading in 266, Congress in 49, the Left in 9, Trinamool Congress in 33, AIADMK in 35, TRS in 10, Shiv Sena in 18, Samajwadi Party in 8, Biju Janata Dal 18, Telengana Rashtra Samithi 10, Telugu Desam in 15 and AAP in 4.

Jayalalitha's AIADMK emerging the third largest party

BJP's Arun Jaitley continues to trail in Amritsar. Congress' Amarinder Singh leads.

Kiron Kher of BJP leads in Chandigarh. AAP's Gul Panag trailing

Pramod Mahajan's daughter, Poonam Mahajan leading by 1 lakh votes against 2-time Member of Parliament Priya Dutt, daughter of late Congress minister Sunit Dutt

Tharoor back in the recokoning?

Stock update: RIL shares shoot up 9% on BJP’s lead. RIL scrip surges 8.47 per cent to touch one-year peak of Rs 1,142.50 at the BSE as result trends poured in this morning indicating a clear lead for the BJP and its allies.

LK Advani congratulates Narendra Modi over BJP’s excellent performance in Lok Sabha polls

Madhya Pradesh: BJP leading in 26 seats, Congress in 3

Uttarakhand: BJP leading in 4 seats

Former Railway minister and TMC candidate Dinesh Trivedi is leading from Barrackpur.

Mulayam Singh Yadav of SP wrests lead again in Azamgarh, UP

Markets @11.23 am: Sensex retreats after breaching 25,000-mark. Now trading up 3.30 per cent or 788 points at 24,694.27. Nifty trading up 3.34 per cent or 238.15 points at 7,361.30.

BJP leads in 272 seats till now. May get majority on its own. Sweeps Rajasthan, Gujarat, Delhi and Uttarakhand.

BJP wins Dakshina Kannada LS seat

Trends @11.12 am: According to the Election Commission website, BJP is leading in 268, Congress in 49, the Left in 9, Trinamool Congress in 33, AIADMK in 32, TRS in 7, Shiv Sena in 17, Samajwadi Party in 6, Biju Janata Dal 15, Telengana Rashtra Samithi 10, Telugu Desam in 14 and AAP in 4.

Narendra Modi wins from Vadodara, leading in Varanasi

Congress concedes defeat. Says Rahul Gandhi alone can't be blamed. Says it is a collective failure.

Ghulam Nabi Azad of Congress trailing in Udhampur.

BJP candidate for Andaman and Nicobar Bishnu Pada Ray leading over Congress’ Kuldeep Rai Sharma by 5,000 votes.

Trends @ 10.57 am: According to the Election Commission website, BJP is leading in 267, Congress in 45, the Left in 9, Trinamool Congress in 31, AIADMK in 31, TRS in 7, Shiv Sena in 17, Samajwadi Party in 8, Biju Janata Dal 14, Telengana Rashtra Samithi 10, Telugu Desam in 13 and AAP in 4.

It appears from the lead positions that BJP will be able to form a government on its own without depending on outside support. At this hour, the BJP is leading in 267 constituencies with about 490 lead positions in. Another 53 lead positions are likely to be declared in the next one hour. The first results for any constituency are yet to be declared.

There has been talk of an NDA government based on the belief that the BJP will not make it on its own steam. More recently, there was talk of a super NDA government with new potential allies such as Jayalalitha and Naveen Patnaik. If BJP gets past the 272 mark on its own, it may not require the help of its allies or other new allies to form a government.

The Congress with leads in just 45 seats seems set for the worst defeat in its electoral history. Results will start getting declared as counting process gets over in the next one hour or so.

Ajit Singh of RLD loses to BJP from Bagpat; BJP leading in all 7 seats in Delhi

Karnataka: BJP continues to lead in 15 seats, Congress in 11 seats, Janata Dal Secular (JDS) in 2 seats and AAP nil

Nalin Kumar Kateel has Mangalore lok sabha seat for BJP.

Leads in Uttar Pradesh: BJP 65, BSP 2, Congress 3, Samajwadi 6, Apna Dal 2

Leads in Tamil Nadu: AIADMK 29, PMK 1, Congress 1;

Vote share of BJP 36.7%, Congress 25.5%, NOTA 1.2%, AIADMK 1.2%, TDP 0.9%, TRS 0.9%, DMK 0.6%.

BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is leading by 7,299 votes against his nearest rival Arvind Kejriwal of Aam Aadmi Party.

Trends @10.36 am: According to the Election Commission website, BJP is leading in 250, Congress in 50, the Left 8, Trinamool Congress in 29, AIADMK in 29, TRS in 7, Shiv Sena in 17, Samajwadi Party in 7, Biju Janata Dal 13, Telengana Rashtra Samithi 8, Telugu Desam in 15 and AAP in 3.

Markets @10.40 am: S&P BSE Sensex retreats a bit; still up over +1,049.52 or 4.39% at 24,955.12; NSE Nfity up 293 points or 4.12% at 7,416.35.

In Maharashtra,the BJP- Shiv Sena alliance seems set to sweep the State with 31 lead positions out of 39 lead positions that have come in so far. The Congress seems headed for a rout if early trends are anything to go by. The BJP leads in 16 constituencies while its ally, the Shiv Sena leads in 15. On the other side, the Nationalist Congress Party headed by Sharad Pawar was leading in 3 constituencies, the Congress in two constituencies while the Peasant and Workers Party of India was leading in one constituency.

No complete results have yet been declared as counting is still in progress.

Uttar Pradesh trends: BJP leads in 56, BSP 5, Congress 3, Samajwadi 10, Apna Dal in 1.

BJP’s prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi is leading by a whopping 1.68 lakh votes over his Congress rival Madhusudan Mistry in Vadodara. Initial trends showed Modi getting 2,34,647 votes and Mistry 66,531.

Trends @10.15 am: According to the Election Commission website, BJP is leading in 225, Congress in 45, the Left in 11, Trinamool Congress in 20, AIADMK in 24, TRS in 7, Shiv Sena in 13, Samajwadi Party in 10, Biju Janata Dal 13, Telengana Rashtra Samithi 10, Telugu Desam in 13 and AAP in 2.

AP Assembly polls: The Telugu Desam-BJP alliance is leading in the residual Andhra Pradesh. The alliance is leading in 92 Assembly seats, while YSRCP is leading in 70 seats.The residual State has 175 Assembly seats.

Trends @10.09 am: The BJP is leading in about half of the constituencies for which lead positions are available at this hour. The BJP is leading in 225 out of 424 seat positions. Congress is set for a decimation as it is a distant second at 44 lead positions. AIADMK is leading in 22, Trinamool Congress in 20 seats, the Left in 11, AIADMK in 22, TRS in 7, Shiv Sena in 11, Samajwadi Party in 10, Biju Janata Dal 10, Telengana Rashtra Samithi 9, Telugu Desam in 11 and AAP in 2.

BJP’s prime ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi had predicted that this would be the most decisive mandate after Rajiv Gandhi’s massive win in the 1984 polls. At this point these are only leads. No results have come in till now.

Haryana: Two-time MP Deepinder, son of Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, is leading over his nearest rival Shamsher Singh Kharkra of INLD by a margin of 2,644 votes.

Tamil Nadu: AIADMK leading in 37 seats, reports The Hindu's VS Palaniappan from Secretariat

Rajasthan: BJP leads in 22

Gujarat: BJP leads 26

The BJP candidate from Dakshina Kannada Lok Sabha constituency, Nalin Kumar Kateel, was leading by 1,37,513 votes against the Congress candidate Janardhana Poojary after the counting of votes in 1,485 booths. the constituency has 1,766 booths.

Telangana trends: The Telangana Rashtra Samithi is leading in 12 Lok Sabha Constituencies, followed by Congress, which is leading in 3 seats. The newly-formed State has 17 Lok Sabha constuencies. Assembly update: TRS is leading in 54 Assembly seats in Telangana region, followed by Congress with 27 and Telugu Desam and BJP alliance with 23. The newly-formed State has 119 constituencies. The MIM candidates are leading in two seats.

Trends @ 10 am: According to the Election Commission website, BJP is leading in 215, Congress in 39, the Left in 13, Trinamool Congress and AIADMK in 19, TRS in 7, Shiv Sena in 9, Samajwadi Party in 11, Biju Janata Dal, Telengana Rashtra Samithi 6, Telugu Desam in 10 and AAP in 3.

Markets @10 am: Sensex crosses 25,000-mark; The 30-share index surges 6.04 per cent or 1,444 points to 25,349.28; Nifty vaults 5.88 per cent or 419 points to 7,542.20

NCT of Delhi leads at 9.42 am: BJP leads in all 7 seats

Kerala trends @9.51 am: BJP leads in 1, CPI 1, CPI (M) 6, Congress 6, IUML 2

All India Trends @ 9.48 am: According to the Election Commission website, BJP is leading in 193, Congress in 39, the Left in 11, Trinamool Congress in 17, AIADMK in 15, TRS in 7, Shiv Sena in 9, Samajwadi Party in 12, Telengana Rashtra Samithi 6, Telugu Desam in 8 and AAP in 3.

Rajasthan: The BJP seems set to sweep Rajasthan, a traditional stronghold. The BJP is leading in 17 out of 22 constituencies for which leads are available. The Congress party was leading in 2 seats. Rajasthan sends 25 members to the Lok Sabha. The BJP’s vote share was at 54 per cent while for the Congress it was at 34.

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Tamil Nadu: The AIADMK leading in all 11 constituencies for which leads have come in for Tamil Nadu. TN sends 39 representatives to the Lok Sabha.

Trends @ 9.39 am: According to the Election Commission website, BJP is leading in 174, Congress in 39, the Left in 12, Trinamool Congress in 17, AIADMK in 10, TRS, Shiv Sena in 9, Samajwadi Party in 11, Telengana Rashtra Samithi 6, Telugu Desam and AAP in 4.

Karnataka trends: BJP is leading in 15 seats, Congress in 11 seats, Janata Dal Secular (JDS) in 2 seats and AAP nil in Karnataka.

Ananth Kumar (BJP) leads in Bangalore South.

H D Deve Gowda (JDS) leads in Hassan.

Veerappa Moily (Cong) leads in Chikkaballapur.

K H Muniyappa (Cong) leads in Kolar.

Shoba Karandale (BJP) leads in Udupi-Chikamagalur.

Nalin Kumar Kateel (BJP) leads in Mangalore.

Dhruvanarayan (Cong) leads in Chamaraja Nagar.

D V Sadananda Gowda (BJP) leads Bangalore North.

Trends @ 9.30 am: According to the Election Commission website, BJP is leading in 150, Congress in 36, the Left in 10, Trinamool Congress in 14, AIADMK in 9, TRS, Shiv Sena in 9, Samajwadi Party in 8, Telengana Rashtra Samithi 6, Telugu Desam and AAP in 4. Elections have been held for 543 constituencies. These are still leads. The first results are expected to come out in about an hour from now. The BJP has secured a vote share of 37.7 per cent while the Congress has about 29 per cent of the vote.

In prestigious Chandni Chowk seat, Delhi BJP chief Harsh Vardhan was leading by 5,012 votes against AAP’s Ashutosh.

Uttar Pradesh: The BJP seems to have made major gains in UP, a key state that sends the maximum number of representatives to the Lok Sabha.

According to early trends, the BJP is leading in 23 out of 37 constituencies for which leads have come in. The next immediate competitor was Samajwadi Party with 8 leads while the Bahujan Samaj Party was leading in 4. The Congress was leading in just one seat.

Vote share numbers indicate that BJP had a share of 41 per cent while SP had 26 per cent share. BSP had 20 per cent while the Congress Party got 7 per cent of the votes.

TRS and TDP leading in Andhra Pradesh: In Andhra Pradesh, both national parties – BJP and Congress didn’t make much headway going by early leads. Both parties were leading in one constituency each. The Telengana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) was leading in 6 while the Telugu Desam Party was leading in four of the 12 lead positions that are available at this hour.

Trends @9.18 am: According to leads in 220 constituencies, the BJP is leading in 112 while its closest competitor, the Congress Party is leading in 35. Elections have been held for 543 constituencies. The Left in 6, Trinamool Congress in 9, AIADMK, Telengana Rashtra Samithi and Shiv Sena in 6, Telugu Desam in 5 and AAP in 4.

BJP seems to have made major inroads into West Bengal, an area where it has traditionally not been strong. The BJP is leading in 3 out of 11 constituencies for which leads have come in. The CPI ( M) is leading in 1 constituency while the All India Trinamool Congress is leading in seven seats.

The Trinamool Congress has garnered a vote share of 35% while the CPI ( M) and BJP had about 26% vote share each.

BJP’s Sushma Swaraj is leading by a margin of 3,552 votes against Laxman Singh of Congress from Vidisha seat in Madhya Pradesh.

In Tamil Nadu, the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) was leading in all four constituencies whose leads have come in at 9 am.

According to the vote share indications, the AIADMK has secured 45 per cent of the vote so far while the DMK has secured about 27.6%.

Trends @ 9.12 am: According to the Election Commission of India website, BJP is leading in 90, Congress in 36, the Left in 6, Trinamool Congress in 6, AIADMK in 5 and AAP in 1.

Early trends indicate that the BJP seems set to sweep the general elections to the Lok Sabha 2014. One hour after counting began this morning lead positions started coming in. The BJP is leading in 67 constituencies while the Congress Party is leading in 25. About 128 constituency leads have come in at 9 am. According to the early trends, the BJP has secured 40 per cent of the votes while Congress has garnered 31 per cent of the votes.

Trends @ 9.06 am: According to the Election Commission of India website, BJP is leading in 79, Congress in 26, the Left in 7, Trinamool Congress in 5 and AAP in 4.

The BJP candidate from Dakshina Kannada Lok Sabha constituency was leading by 75,849 votes against the Congress candidate Janardhana Poojary after the counting of votes in 753 booths. the constituency has 1,766 booths.

Yeddyurappa leading from Shimoga: PIB

BJP leading in 10/26 constituencies of Gujarat where Round 1 of counting has been completed. These are: Ahmedabad West, Anand, Bardoli, Chhota Udaipur, Junagadh, Porbandar, Sabarkantha, Surat, Surendranagar & Vadodara

Trends @ 9 am: According to the Election Commission of India website, BJP is leading in 60, Congress in 26, AAP and CPIM in 4 each, Shironmani Akali Dal in 3, Trinamool Congress, Shiv Sena, Naga People's Front in 2, NCP, IUML, National People's Party, Shiv Sena, Telangana Rashtra Samithi, Rashtriya Samaj Paksha, Revolutionary Socialist Party and Telugu Desam in 1 each

Nandan Nilekani is at the counting booth in Jayanagar while his former Infosys colleague V Balakrishnan has chosen to stay back at home.

Trends @ 8.57 am: According to the Election Commission of India website, BJP is leading in 41, Congress in 23, AAP and CPIM in 4 each, Shironmani Akali Dal in 3, NCP, IUML, Naga People's Front, National People's Party, Shiv Sena, Telangana Rashtra Samithi, Rashtriya Samaj Paksha and Telugu Desam in 1 each

TN early trends: NDTV says AIADMK leading in six constituencies

Smriti Irani leading in Amethi, says The Hindu's Correspondent Atiq Khan

Himachal Pradesh: BJP leads from Shimla

BJP leads on 9 seats in Gujarat

Advani leads in Gandhinagar

After Round 1, in South Goa constituency of Goa, BJP leading by 626 votes (source ECI)

Punjab trends: PRENEET KAUR of INC leads in Patiala

After round 1, in Andhra Pradesh, TDP leading in Narasaraopet by 78 votes

Union Minister of State for Labour Kodikunnil Suresh (INC) trailing against CPI candidate Chengara Surendran in Mavelikkara, says Sarath Babu George, The Hindu's Alapuzzha Correspondent

AAP leader Yogendra Yadav trailing in Gurgaon, Haryana

M Veerappa Moily, INC, trailing in Chikkballapur.

1,560 postal votes polled in Dindigul and 1,581 postal votes polled in Theni

It looks TDP and YSRCP are neck and neck in several constituencies

Sushilkumar Shinde (INC) trails from Solapur in first round according to ABP Mazha news channel

Going by the municipal and local bodies polls results in Seemandhra, Congress is likely to face a severe drubbing, says The Hindu's Ravi Reddy.

Nandan Nilekani trailing in South Bangalore

All India leads @ 8-45 a.m: BJP is leading in 22, Congress in 10, CPI(M), IUML, National People's Party, Naga People's Front, Telugu Desam, Aam Aadmi Party in 1 each, and Shironmani Akali Dal in 3 Source: EC India website

Congress leading in the lone constituency in Mizoram

Shashi Tharoor is leading in Thiruvananthapuram by nearly 500 votes

Election consideration played a role for the Congress to divide Andhra Pradesh. But, will it be the sole deciding factor has to be waited and seen, says Ravi Reddy, Deputy Bureau Chief of The Hindu's Hyderabad bureau.

After half an hour of counting, NOTA has a score of 189 in Thiruvananthapuram and 272 in Attingal.

Gopinath Munde of BJP is leading in Beed, says The Hindu Correspondent Alok Deshpande

First trends in from Chalakkudy. P.C. Chacko of Congress established early lead

BJP leads in Mangalore. First off the block.

The Hindu correspondent from Ramanathapuram reports that the counting of postal votes ended at 8.30 am in Ramnad and Sivaganga

Trends @ 8.40 am: BJP - 12; INC - 4; NCP - 1, SAD - 2

BJP leads from Bardoli in Gujarat

Punjab trends: SAD leads from Khadoor Sahib

Sonia Gandhi trails in postal ballots at Rae Bareli

UDF currently leading in 11 seats in Kerala according to Kerala Election Department live statistics

Udayanraje Bhosle of NCP leads in Satara

Election officials say verification of 2,068 postal votes in Bangalore North constituency has begun;counting to end in 2 hours

Naga Peoples Front candidate and Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio has established lead over his Congresss rival K. V. Pusa, says our Correspondent Sushanta Talukdar, from Gwalior

Ashok Chavan leads in Nanded, Maharashtra

Sitting MP of Congress K.V. Thomas continues lead. Now leading by 4,226 votes.

BJP leading from Chhota Udaipur in Gujarat

Narendra Modi is leading in Vadodra

BJP leading in one constituency in Rajasthan, says The Hindu Correspondent Anita Joshua

Argument between BJP & AAP supporters at Goregaon counting booth. BJP objects to AAP supporters wearing AAP cap while entering booth

BJP leading on 1 seat in Gujarat.

Nandan Nilekanni is trailing in Bangalore South, says PTI

BJP candidate V K Singh leading in Ghaziabad ahead of Congress' Raj Babbar

TRS leads in Warangal LS constituency.

BJP candidate V K Singh leading in Ghaziabad ahead of Congress' Raj Babbar

BJP Telangana President G.Kishan Reddy leads in Amberpet constituency.

TRS candidate Jupally Krishna Rao leads in Kollapur constituency in AP.

After 25 minutes, CPI (M)'s A. Sampath ahead of UDF's Bindu Krishna.

Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) takes early leads in postal ballots in Telangana while TDP ahead in Seemandhra.

CPI(M)-led LDF ahead in postal votes

Megastar, who was the Campaign committee chairman of AP Congress Committee extensively toured 13 Seemandhra districts. But, the Congress is keeping its finger crossed the possible results following the perceived opposition to bifurcation and Congress party taking the maximum blame for it, says Ravi Reddy, Deputy Bureau Chief of The Hindu's Hyderabad bureau.

Kannur LS constituency PK Sreemathy of CPI M leading by 2,607 votes.

Counting of postal ballot has commenced across 294 Assembly and 42 Lok Sabha constituencies in Andhra Pradesh.

Former State Minister E. T. Mohammed (IUML) leading in Ponnani, Kerala

Arunachal: Congress wins 11 seats uncontested

First trends: BJP+ 16; Congress+ 8

Shashi Tharoor trailing in postal ballots

K.V. Thomas leading by 110 votes in Ernakulam after first few minutes of counting

Arunachal Pradesh: Congress wins 11 out of 60 constituencies

BJP leads in one seat in Karnataka

First trends in favour of BJP.

BJP candidate and former Army Chief VK Singh is leading from Ghaziabad in early trends.

EVMs taken out from strongrooms. Initally postal votes will counted at 8 am. This will be done within 15 minutes.

At stake are 543 seats and over 8,000 candidates

Most of the results in Kerala are expected to be available by noon.

The first trends will be available after 9 am

Postal ballots to be taken up first. EVMs to follow at 8.30 am.

Counting starts at 989 counting centres across India.

(This article was published on May 16, 2014)
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