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Lok Sabha Results 2019 updates: Donald Trump congratulates Modi; says great things in store for US-India partnership

Lok Sabha Election Results 2019 Live Updates: The final results on total 278 seats have been declared, of which as many as 169 seats have gone to the BJP

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Lok Sabha Results 2019 updates: Donald Trump congratulates Modi; says great things in store for US-India partnership
Lok Sabha Election Results 2019 Live Updates: The BJP is all set to best its phenomenal 2014 numbers.

Lok Sabha Election Results 2019: In a speech after his party's emphatic victory, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday that "the 2019 poll verdict is for new India". He said the huge number of seats that the BJP won was itself a "unique phenomenon" in the history of democracy."Since the country got Independence, so many elections took place, but the maximum voting took place in this election, and that too in 40-42 degree temperature," he added. He said the people of the country had answered (by casting votes for the BJP) like Lord Krishna, who during the Mahabhartha, had said that he was on no one's side. The people of India have given a strong mandate to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to lead the country for the next five years. As the counting of votes comes to an end, the BJP seems set to form the government at the Centre once again.

Also read: Lok Sabha Election Results 2019: 5 ways to get real-time updates on counting day

As the mammoth saga comes to an end, here are the latest updates on the Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Results:

11.18 PM: US President Donald Trump on PM Modi's victory: "Congratulations to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his BJP party on their BIG election victory! Great things are in store for the US-India partnership with the return of PM Modi at the helm."

11.17 PM: The results on as many as 278 seats have been declared, of which 169 have gone to the BJP.

11.00 PM: Actor Akshay Kumar on the BJP's victory: "Heartiest congratulations Hon. Prime Minister @narendramodi ji on the historic win."

10.27 PM: Defeat of LDF in Kerala during Lok Sabha elections was unexpected, said Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan. The casuses will be examined in detail, he said.

10.25 PM: Sikkim Assembly polls: Sikkim Democratic Front wins on 10 seats, leading on 5.

10.21 PM: The BJP wins on 23 seats, while it is leading on 7 seats in Arunachal Pradesh.

10.19 PM: BJP candidates Gautam Gambhir and Manoj Tiwari win East Delhi and North East Delhi, respectively. Gautam Gambhir was polled 6.95 lakh votes, while his closest opponent Arvind Singh Lovely was polled 3.04 lakh votes. AAP's Atishi Marlena came distant third with 2.19 lakh votes.

10.12 PM: AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi wins from Hyderabad. Owaisi was polled 5.17 lakh votes, while his nearest rival Bhagvanth Rao was polled 2.35 lakh votes.

10.07 PM: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called to congratulate Narendra Modi on his election victory.

10.05 PM: The BJP's Parliamentary Board meeting is underway. All top leaders present in the meeting.

10.01 PM: Former Union Minister and National People's Party (NPP) candidate Agatha Sangma wins from the Tura Lok Sabha seat.

9.56 PM: The latest tally as per the Election Commission.

  • 243: Results declared
  • 146: Won by the BJP
  • 29: INC
  • 8: Shiv Sena
  • 8: DMK and AITC
  • 7: JD(U) & TRS
  • 4 each: NCP, BSP & LJSP
  • 2 each: JKNC, SAD, IUML
  • Rest to Others

9.49 PM: Sunny Deol wins by 82,459 votes. He was polled 5.5 lakh votes, while his closest rival, Sunil Jakhar, of the Congress party, was polled 4.74 lakh votes.

9.42 PM: As per the EC, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi has been polled 5.34 lakh votes. Dinesh Pratap Singh of the BJP got 3.67 lakh votes.

9.40 PM: Smriti Irani offers prayers at a temple in Amethi.

9.39 PM: Harsimrat Kaur Badal dances to celebrate NDA's victory in the Lok Sabha elections 2019.

9.37 PM: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh got 6.3 lakh votes while SP's Poonam Sinha got 2.85 lakh votes. Acharya Pramod Krishnam of the Congress party got 1.8 lakh votes.

9.35 PM: BJP leaders Rajnath Singh and Varun Gandhi secure victory in Lucknow and Pilibhit, UP.

9.33 PM: 'Khel-Tamasha' has taken place in UP, Bihar, WB and AP, says Congress' Shatrughan Sinha, reports ANI. He was defeated by Ravi Shankar Prasad in Patna Sahib.

9.22 PM: SP chief Akhilesh Yadav has won from Azamgarh by 256,581 votes. His nearest rival Dinesh Lal Yadav Nirahua got 3.54 lakh votes.

9.20 PM: Rahul Gandhi won by over 4.3 lakh votes from Kerala's Wayanad. However, he faced a humiliating defeat in Amethi where BJP's Smriti Irani defeat the Congress President by  48,078 votes.

9.08 PM: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has won by 4,79,505 votes in Varanasi. Union minister Meneka Gandhi wins from Sultanpur. Shalini Yadav of SP got 1.9 lakh votes, while Congress' Ajay Rai for 1.5 lakh votes.

9.04 PM: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Sunny Deol has won from Gurdaspur, Punjab. Lok Jan Shakti Party candidate Chirag Kumar Paswan has also won from Jamui (SC), Bihar.

8.53 PM: Narendra Modi wins from Varanasi. SAD candidate Harsimrat Kaur Badal also wins from Bathinda, Punjab. Her husband and SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal has emerged victorious from Firozpur, Punjab. 

8.46 PM: Latest Election Commission numbers: Total 127 results have been declared, of which 77 sent to the BJP.

8.39 PM: They used to make fun of 'panna pramukhs', now they can see what power and importance a 'panna pramukh' has.

8.30 PM: PM Modi slams the secular lobby. "From 2014 to 2019, the secular lobby stopped speaking," he says.

8.28 PM: This is poor man or common man's victory, says Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

8.25 PM: "We accept the people's verdict," says Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal.

8.23 PM: PM Modi said now there's only two castes left in India, and that those are poor and those who work towards alleviating the poverty.

8.19 PM: Watch live streaming of PM Modi's speech at the BJP headquarters.

8.17 PM: "This is the people's victory, the democracy's victory," says PM Modi.

8.05 PM: Congratulating over 130 crore people of the country, PM Modi said that they had filled the poor man's pocket.

8.02 PM: He says people of the country have answered (by casting votes) like Lord Krishan, who during the Mahabhartha had said that he was no no one's side.

7.58 PM: "Since the country got Independence, so many elections took place, but the maximum voting took place in this election, and that too in 40-42 degree temperature," he added.

7.54 PM: Reacting for the first time after his party's emphatic victory, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday that "the 2019 poll verdict is for new India". He said the magical number of seats that the BJP won was itself a "unique phenomenon" in the history of democracy.

7.51 PM: "Even after so much violence and rigging, the BJP won 18 seats in West Bengal. It tells that in coming days, BJP will establish its might in West Bengal," says Amit Shah.

7.49 PM: "I would like to tell Chandrababu Naidu ji, had he worked so hard to get votes then TDP's account would have opened," says Amit Shah.

7.46 PM: BJP chief Amit Shah says the party is proud the rare opportuniry to form the government with a clear majority twice went to PM Modi.

7.43 PM: Latest election trends: 66 results have been declared of which 42 have gone to BJP & 11 to INC, 3 to TRS & 2 to JKNC, 1 each to DMK, NCP, LJSP, BSP, Shiv Sena, SAD & JD (S).

7.41 PM: DMK chief MK Stalin: "I thank people of Tamil Nadu for the resounding victory."

7.40 PM: Amit Shah on the BJP's victory: "This is a historic victory. After 50 years someone has won an absolute majority for the second time in a row."

7.39 PM: The BJP makes a clean sweep by winning all 10 seats in Haryana.

7.37 PM: "When all the institutions of the country start bending their knees before the government, the public has to take a stand," says BSP supremo Mayawati.

7.29 PM: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at BJP Headquarters in Delhi, rose petals showered by party workers.

7.28 PM: Union Ministers Rajnath Singh, Sushma Swaraj, JP Nadda, Thawar Chand Gehlot and former MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan greet people at BJP Headquarters.

7.27 PM: Salman Khan congratulates Prime Minister Narenra Modi on the BJP's decisive victory.

7.15 PM: PM Narendra Modi arrives at BJP headquarters; to address workers soon.

7.07 PM: Winners' from Punjab

  • Congress' Manish Tewari wins from Anandpur Sahib, SAD'S Sukhbir Singh Badal wins from Firozpur, Congress' Ravneet Singh Bittu wins from Ludhiana and Congress' Preneet Kaur wins from Patiala.

7.02 PM: BJP candidate from Gorakhpur, Ravi Kishan, wins by 3,01,664 votes. Says, "This is a victory of the truth." -- ANI.

7.00 PM: Cricketer-turned-politician Gautam Gambhir wins from EastDelhi against Aam Aadmi Party's Atishi Marlena.

6.59 PM: The BJP is leading on all five Lok Sabha seats in Uttrakhand.

6.57 PM: Total 49 results declared: 30(BJP), 10(INC), 2(TRS), 1 each: DMK, JKNC, NCP, LJSP, BSP, JD (S).

6.56 PM: EVM ki rigging nahi hui hai, Hindu mind ki rigging ho chuki hai, says Owaisi.

6.55 PM: Capt Amarinder Singh congratulates Narendra Modi for an impressive victory. "India's 1.3 billion people look to you and the new NDA government for a better tomorrow. I wish you all the best for meeting their aspirations and ushering all-round & inclusive progress in the country," he says.

6.50 PM: Total 49 results declared-30.

  • BJP: 10
  • INC: 2
  • 1 each: TRS, DMK,JKNC,NCP,LJSP,BSP, and JD (S)

6.44 PM: The BJP crosses magical mark of 300, while the Congress party has even failed to hit half-century.

6.40 PM: Smriti Irani tweets after defeating Rahul Gandhi. "Kaun kahta k aasaman mei surakh nahi ho sakta," says Smriti Irani.

6.36 PM: DV Sadananda Gowda of the BJP wins in Karnataka.

6.35 PM: PM Modi-led BJP witnessed a resounding victory in the Lok Sabha Elections 2019. One of the first things the winning party did is to remove the prefix of 'chowkidar' that all the BJP leaders had put before their names on Twitter.

6.30 PM: "Now, the time has come to take the Chowkidar Spirit to the next level. Keep this spirit alive at every moment and continue working for India's progress. The word 'Chowkidar' goes from my Twitter name but it remains an integral part of me. Urging you all to do the same too!" says Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

6.28 PM: A total of 34 results been declared of which 22 have gone to BJP & seven to INC, 1each to DMK, JKNC, NCP, TRS & JD (S).

6.20 PM: "I accept people's mandate," says Congress leader Digvijaya Singh.

6.15 PM: Reports of Congress President Rahul Gandhi offering resignation are incorrect, says Randeep Singh Surjewala.

6.05 PM: National Conference senior leader Farooq Abdullah wins from Srinagar, J&K.

6.03 PM: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on the poll debacle: "We accept people's verdict and congratulate PM Modi and BJP workers."

6.01 PM: Here are the latest party wise trends in Karnataka.

6.00 PM: Capt. Amarinder Singh's wife, Preneet Kaur, has won from Patiala, Punjab.

Congress President Rahul Gandhi concedes defeat in Amethi, says, "I respect the decision and congratulate Smriti Irani ji."

5.48 PM: "I want to congratulate the BJP and PM Narendra Modi for amajor victory. Our fight is on the basis of our parties' 'thinking'. I believe PMModi and the BJP have won the election, so I want to congratulate them," says Congress President Rahul Gandhi.

5.45 PM: BJP candidate Hema Malini wins from the Mathura Lok Sabha constituency for the second time.

5.40 PM: Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia loses from bastion in Guna, MP. The Congress has suffered a major defeat in MP.

5.37 PM: The latest visuals from West Bengal. The BJP workers celebrate the BJP's victory.

5.36 PM: The Election Commission: Total 16 results have been declared, of which 14 have gone to the BJP and 1 each to INC and JD (Secular). Of the remaining 526 constituencies, BJP is leading in 288, INC in 50, AITC in 23, DMK in 23, Shiv Sena in 18, YSRC in 23, BJD in 13, JD(U) in 16 and BSP in 11 constituencies.

5.34 PM: Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al Nahyan congratulates PM Narendra Modi.

5.30 PM: Three more candidates secure victory in Karnataka.

  • BJP candidate, Anantkumar Hegde has won from Uttara Kannada, Karnataka.
  • BJP candidate, Akshaibar Lal has won from Bahraich, Uttar Pradesh.
  • BJP candidate, Pralhad Joshi has won from Dharwad, Karnataka.

5.25 PM: More BJP victories in Karnataka.

  • BJP candidate, Bhagwanth Khuba has won from Bidar, Karnataka.
  • BJP candidate, B.N.Bache Gowda has won from Chikkballapur, Karnataka.
  • BJP candidate, Nalin Kumar Kateel has won from Dakshina Kannada, Karnataka. 

5.20 PM: "I congratulate Prime Minister Modi on the electoral victory of BJP and allies," says Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan.

5.20 PM: "...all losers are not losers. We have to do a complete review and then we will share our views with you all," says West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee.

5.18 PM: The BJP has secured victory on 12 seats, while the Congress has won just one seat. The saffron party-led NDA is ahead on 342 seats while the UPA is leading on 95 seats.

5.15 PM: Four more candidates have been declared winners in Karnataka.

  • BJP candidate Bhagwanth Khuba has won from Bidar, Karnataka.
  • BJP candidate, B.N.Bache Gowda has won from Chikkballapur, Karnataka.
  • BJP candidate, Nalin Kumar Kateel has won from Dakshina Kannada.
  • BJP candidate, Anantkumar Hegde has won from Uttara Kannada.

5.14 PM: UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi wins from Rae Bareli; Rahul Gandhi is trailing by over 22,000 votes in Amethi.

5.13 PM: BJP candidate from Bhopal, Pragya Thakur, wins from Bhopal against senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh.

5.07 PM: "Fake issues don't work. The final results point in the same direction as the exit polls," says Finance Minister Arund Jaitley.

5.04 PM: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Smriti Irani leads over Rahul Gandhi by over 22,000 votes. 

5.02 PM: BJP candidate, Y Devendrappa wins from Bellary, Karnataka.

5.00 PM: BJP candidate from Gorakhpur, actor-turned politician Ravi Kishan, secures victory. 

4.59 PM: Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur from the BJP is leading by over 3 lakh votes against her nearest rival Digvijay Singh from the Congress party.

4.53 PM: BJP leader Babul Supriyo wins Asansol in West Bengal. 

4.42 PM: Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad wins Patna Sahib; Congress candidate Shatrughan Sinha loses.

4.39 PM: Visuals of celebrations from Wayanad. Congress President Rahul Gandhi is leading by 8,38,371 votes.

4.37 PM: Candidates who have won so far.

  • BJP candidate Gopal Jee Thakur has won from Darbhanga, Bihar.
  • BJP candidate Lalubhai Babubhai Patel has won from Daman & Diu.
  • INC candidate, D.K. Suresh has won from Bangalore Rural, Karnataka.
  • BJP candidate, Udasi. S.C. has won from Haveri, Karnataka.
  • BJP candidate, Karadi Sanganna Amarappa has won from Koppal, Karnataka.
  • BJP candidate, Jigajinagi Ramesh Chandappa has won from Bijapur, Karnataka.

4.35 PM: Six results have been declared of which five have gone to the BJP and one to INC.

4.32 PM: Take a look at the latest election trends in Andhra Pradesh.

4.30 PM: Urmila Matondkar, Congress candidate from Mumbai North parliamentary constituency: "I congratulate Gopal Shetty. We have noticed discrepancies in EVMs, we have prepared a report on it that we will submit to Election Commission at the end of the day."

4.28 PM: Take a look at election trends in Chattisgarh, Mizoram, Himachal Pradesh, and Andhra Pradesh.

4.26 PM: In a bad news for Congress President Rahul Gandhi, BJP leader Smriti Irani leads by almost 19,000 votes from Amethi.

4.13 PM: Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulates Jagan Mohan Reddy in Telugu and Naveen Patnaik in Odia for securing big wins in Andhra Pradesh and Odisha Assembly elections.

4.11 PM: Senior BJP leader LK Advani gives heartiest congratulations to Narendra Modi for steering the BJP towards this unprecedented victory in elections.

4.10 PM: Punjab CM Capt. Amarinder Singh on Congress's Sunil Jakhar trailing from Gurdaspur: "Sunil ji is a fine candidate, he had done a lot of work there. This is one thing I didn't understand that people gave preference to an actor than to experience."

3.48 PM: BJP President Amit Shah arrives at party Headquarters, welcomed by party workers.

3.35 PM: Congress President Rahul Gandhi leading with over 7,90,000 votes from Kerala's Wayanad.

3.27 PM: Visuals from BJP headquarters in Delhi.

3.25 PM: "People of Bathinda went with development, voted for 'Sabka saath, Sabka Vikas', I thank them," said Harsimrat Kaur Badal who is winning from the Bathinda seat.

3.23 PM: Yogi Adityanath congratulates PM Modi. " I want to congratulate Prime Minister Modi for this victory. BJP is touching 300 mark for the first time and NDA is touching 350. I also congratulate the party President Amit Shah," said Yogi Adityanath. 

3.17 PM: Russia's President Vladimir Putin calls Prime Minister Narendra Modi to congratulate him.

3.15 PM: Prime Minister of Nepal, K P Sharma Oli congratulates Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

3.14 PM: Sharad Pawar, NCP, said, "I accept people's decision but this is also a fact that people had their doubts about EVMs. Congress had performed really well in Rajiv Gandhi's time, but nobody doubted elections then, same when Atal Bihari Vajpayee won."

3.11 PM: Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani congratulates PM Modi.

3.10 PM: BJP's Amit Shah leading over Congress's CJ Chavda from Gandhinagar with a margin of 511180 votes.

3.08 PM: King of Bhutan Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck congratulates Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a telephonic conversation.

3.05 PM: A meeting of JD(S) leaders is going on at the residence of party chief HD Deve Gowda in Bengaluru. CM HD Kumaraswamy, Sa Ra Mahesh, KM Shivalinge Gowda and other party leaders are present at the meeting.

3.01 PM: Russia's President Vladimir Putin sends congratulatory telegram to PM Narendra Modi in connection "with the convincing victory of the BJP at the general parliamentary elections."  -- ANI

3.00 PM: BJP chief Amit Shah is leading over Congress' CJ Chavda from Gandhinagar in Gujarat with a margin of 5,11,180 votes.

2.58 PM: Kerala election trends: Rahul Gandhi ahead with over 3 lakh votes in Wayanad.

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2.57 PM: As per latest trends available for the 542 constituencies, BJP is leading in 300 while INC is leading in 50, DMK in 23, AITC in 22, YSRC in 24, Shiv Sena in 18, JDU in 15, BJD in 15 and BSP in 11 constituencies.

2.46 PM: India wins yet again! Together we'll build strong country, says Modi.

2.43 PM: Chinese President Xi Jinping congratulates Narendra Modi on victory.

2.41 PM: BJP chief Amit Shah congratulates PM Modi for the stellar victory. "The result is India's mandate against propaganda, lies, personal insinuations and baseless politics by the opposition," says Shah.

2.36 PM: As per the Election Commission, the BJP is ahead on 60 seats in UP, while BSP on 11, and SP on 6. The Congress party is ahead on just 1 seat.

2.32 PM: BJP's Manoj Tiwari ahead with 4,40,050 votes; distant second is the Congress' senior leader Sheila Dikshit. She is trailing by 2 lakh votes.

2.26 PM: RPG Enterprises Chairman Harsh Goenka: "In the dark of the night, when the others were in deep slumber, the Chowkidar kept awake. He went after corruption, gagged illegal money and gave a fitting response to terror attacks. The nation is upbeat, the economy will boom and investments will happen."

2.19 PM: UP Lok Sabha Election Results: Smriti Irani takes huge lead over Rahul in Amethi; leads by 9,000 votes.

2.16 PM: BJP-Shiv Sena is leading in 41 seats in Maharashtra; INC-NCP in 5; AIMIM and Independent in 1 each.

2.12 PM: India Today-Axis My India exit polls had predicted 345-368 seats for the NDA in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

 

2.08 PM: Giriraj Singh leads by over 2 lakh votes from Begusarai; Kanhaiya Kumar trails. Read here.

2.06 PM: The BJP is not winning because of people's mandate but 'cheating', says Hardik Patel.

1.47 PM: Here are the latest trends across 11 states that recorded historic voter turnout in Lok Sabha Elections 2019.

1.38 PM: Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath watches Lok Sabha Elections 2019 trends in Lucknow.

1.36 PM: Benjamin Netanyahu on BJP's major win: "Greetings from my heart, my friend @Narendramodi, for your impressive victory in the election!"

1.35 PM: Will continue to strengthen our friendship between India and Israel, says Benjamin Netanyahu congratulates Modi.

1.27 PM: Latest election trends as per the EC: As per latest trends available for the 542 constituencies, BJP is leading in 294 while INC is leading in 52, DMK in 22, AITC in 23, YSRC in 23, Shiv Sena in 19, JDU in 15, BJD in 15 and BSP in 12 constituencies.

1.22 PM: Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge is trailing behind BJP's Umesh G Jadhav by 50,000 votes.

1.20 PM: With half the votes counted (50.1%), my lead stands at 21,411, says Congress leader Shashi Tharoor.

1.10 PM: My salute to the untiring workers of BJP, says Union minister Rajyavardhan Rathore.

1.08 PM: All that's left is to congratulate BJP, NDA for stellar performance, says NC leader and former J&K CM Omar Abdullah.

1.05 PM: Himanta Biswa Sarma of BJP: "People of India have once again given Modi ji a chance to lead the country, they love him."

1.04 PM: Andhra Assembly polls 2019: YS Jaganmohan Reddy to take oath as Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister on May 30.

1.03 PM: "One Nation One Choice! Modi wave was always here and will always be in the heart of India," says Union Minister Suresh Prabhu.

12.54 PM: The BJP leads in all 26 per cent in Gujarat. The vote share of the BJP is 61.78 per cent, the Congress party in second place with 32.40 per cent.

12.51 PM: Election Results 2019 for Maharashtra, at 12.35 PM: BJP-Shiv Sena leads in 43 seats, INC-NCP in 4, AIMIM in 1.

12.49 PM: Sri Lankan PM Ranil Wickremesinghe congratulates PM Narendra Modi on a 'magnificent victory'.

12.46 PM: This is the latest nationwide trend right now.

12.45 PM: Celebrations outside Bharatiya Janata Party office in Rajasthan's Jaipur.

12.44 PM: The BJP has finally lost former CM Parrikar's Panaji Assembly seat to Congress, reports ANI.

12.34 PM: Union Minister and BJP leader Babul Supriyo leading from Asansol, BJP's Arjun Singh leading from Barrackpore and TMC's Mimi Chakraborty leading from Jadavpur.

12.33 PM: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh says he congratulated PM Narendra Modi and BJP National President Amit Shah for BJP's stupendous victory in these Lok Sabha Elections. "Modi is now all set to build a New India," says Rajnath Singh.

12.23 PM: Latest Assembly election trends in Odisha.

  • BJD leading on 88 seats
  • BJP leading on 27 seats
  • Congress leading on 11 seats

12.21 PM: The BJP is set to win all four seats in Himachal Pradesh, says EC data.

12.18 PM: SP patriarch Mulayam Singh is leading from Mainpuri. His son and SP chief Akhilesh Yadav and daughter-in-law Dimple Yadav are ahead from Azamgarh and Kannauj.

12.14 PM: Party wise Vote share in Uttar Pradesh, as per the Election Commission of India.

12.11 PM: Bharatiya Janata Party supporters in Australia's Sydney and Melbourne celebrate as trends show party leading on 292 seats.

12.06 PM: BJP's Jay Panda trailing by over 2000 from Odisha's Kendrapara Lok Sabha constituency.

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12.02 PM: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be at the BJP headquarter at 5 PM today. The BJP is heading towards a clear majority in the Lok Sabha election 2019.

11.59 AM: As per latest trends available for all the 542 constituencies, BJP is leading in 292 while INC is leading in 51, DMK in 22, AITC in 24, YSRC in 25, Shiv Sena in 20, JDU in 16, BJD in 14 and BSP in 11 constituencies.

11.58 AM: The latest election trends for Goa Manipur, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Dadra and Nagar Haveli.

11.56 AM: Varun Gandhi is leading from Pilibhit; actor-turned-politician, Sunny Deol, is leading by over 4,000 votes from Gurdaspur.

11.53 AM: RLD chief Ajit Singh leading by over 25,000 votes from Muzaffarnagar in Lok Sabha seat.

11.53 AM: The YSR Congress Party set to wrest power in Andhra Pradesh with a landslide victory.

11.52 AM: Sudhanshu Trivedi, BJP: "This is the first election for a generation that opened its eyes in the 21st century, the millennium generation has voted & given a millennium mandate. I think we should wait for final results, the indications are now gradually settling down to same thing." -- ANI

11.49 AM: BJP Bhopal candidate Pragya Singh Thakur on trends showing she is leading: Nischit meri vijay hogi, meri vijay mein dharm ki vijay hogi, adharm ka naash hoga. Mein Bhopal ki janta ka aabhaar deti hun.-- ANI

11.48 AM: BJP chief Amit Shah leads by over 3.5 lakh votes from Gandhinagar.

11.46 AM: Latest election EC trends in Daman and Diu, Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir and Tripura.

11.44 AM: Union Ministers Manoj Sinha and Maneka Gandhi trailing from Ghazipur and Sultanpur respectively.

11.44 AM: BJP leader Sambit Patra leads by 700 votes from Odisha's Puri Lok Sabha Constituency.

11.41 AM: Check latest Lok Sabha result updates for Bihar, Telangana, TamilNadu and Puducherry.

11.32 AM: In Varanasi after round 5, Narendra Modi leading over Shalini Yadav by margin of 92,999 votes.

11.29 AM: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's mother Heeraben Modi greets the media outside her residence in Gandhinagar.

11.29 AM: Congress's Manish Tewari leading from Anandpur Sahib, SAD's Harsimrat Kaur Badal leading from Bhatinda and Aam Aadmi Party's Bhagwant Mann leading from Sangrur.

11.18 AM: The BJP is leading on all 26 Lok Sabha seats in Gujarat.

11.14 AM: BJP's Smriti Irani leading with over 4300 votes from Amethi.

10.56 AM: Union Minister Maneka Gandhi is trailing from Sultanpur Lok Sabha seat.

10.54 AM: RJD's Saharad Yadav is trailing by over 48,300 votes in Madhepura, Bihar.

10.51 AM: Congress chief Rahul Gandhi leading by over one lakh votes in Kerala's Wayanad Lok Sabha seat.

10.50 AM: BJP candidate Hans Raj Hans leading by 58,613 votes from North West Delhi constituency.

10.50 AM: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) takes a lead in the Lok Sabha election results in Odisha.

10.48 AM: BJP President Amit Shah leading by over 1,25,000 votes from Gujarat's Gandhinagar.

10.47 AM: In West Bengal, TMC leading in 21 seats, BJP in 14. Both Central Ministers - Babul Supriyo, SS Aluwalia are leading. Prominent TMC candidate Avishek Banerjee is trailing from Diamond Harbour.

10.43 AM: Rajnath Singh leading by more than 50 thousand votes in Lucknow; Hema Malini ahead in Mathura.

10.39 AM: In Chhattisgarh, of the total 11 seats, the BJP is leading on 9 seats, while the Congress is leading on two seats.

10.37 AM: Latest Election Commission Trends: Total trends for 527 constituencies.

  • BJP leading on 282 seats
  • INC leading on 51 seats
  • DMK leading on 22 seats
  • AITC leading on 22 seats
  • YSRC leading on 24 seats
  • Shivsena leading on 19 seats

10.29 AM: BJP-Shiv Sena leading on all six seats of Mumbai.

10.28 AM: Check the latest election results for Chattisgarh, Mizoram, Himachal Pradesh, and AndhraPradesh.

10.25 AM: Latest numbers: NDA leads in 328 seats, UPA 103.

10.20 AM: The Election Commission of India: As per current trends available for 511 constituencies, BJP is leading in 277 while INC is leading in 52, DMK in 21, AITC in 21, YSRC in 21 and Shivsena in 18.

10.19 AM: The Congress party is leading on 8 seats in Punjab, while the BJP & SAD leading on 2 seats each and Aam Aadmi Party leading on 1 seat.

10.15 AM: Latest details from Maharashtra.

  • BJP leading on all 22 seats
  • Shiv Sena leading on 18 seats
  • NCP leading on 4 seats
  • Congress leading on 2 seats

10.14 AM: Supriya Sule, daughter of NCP stalwart, has taken a lead from Baramati.

10.13 AM: Early election trends show that UP Congress chief Raj Babbar is trailing from Fatehpur Sikri.

10.11 AM: Karti Chidambaram, former Finance Minister P Chidambaram's son, is leading from the Sivaganga Lok Sabha seat.

10.10 AM: Bharatiya Janata Party leading on all 7 seats in Delhi.

10.06 AM: The latest tally as per the Election Commission.

  • Bharatiya Janata Party: Leading on 269 seats
  • Indian National Congress: Leading on 52 seats

10.05 AM: Arunachal Pradesh Assembly Elections result.

  • BJP: Leading on 7 seats

10.04 AM: Odisha election result 2019.

  • Biju Janata Dal: Leading on 16 seats
  • BJP: Leading on 5 seats
10.02 AM: Congress leader Milind Deora is trailing, while Shiv Sena candidate Arvind Sawant leads from the South Mumbai Lok Sabha seat.

10.01 AM: In Goa, the Congress party is leading from Panjim, which was Manohar Parrikar's Assembly seat.

9.59 AM: Take a look at the party-wise trends and results for the following states.

9.57 AM: PM Narendra Modi is leading by over 20,000 votes from UP's Varanasi, BJP President Amit Shah leading by over 50,000 votes from Gujarat's Gandhinagar.

9.51 AM: Sonia Gandhi leading in Raebareli by over 1,000 votes.

9.50 AM: Andhra Pradesh Assembly elections trends: YSRCP leading on 35 seats, Telugu Desam Party leading on 6 seats.

9.48 AM: Jammu and Kashmir election: NC leader Farooq Abdullah leading from Srinagar; Union Minister Jitendra Singh leading from Udhampur.

9.46 AM: Official tally by 9.30 AM

  • BJP: Leading on 229 seats
  • Congress: Leading on 56 seats

9.45 AM: BJP candidate and Union Minister Maneka Gandhi trailing from Sultanpur.

9.44 AM: BJP leading on Chandni Chowk, North West Delhi, South Delhi and West Delhi parliamentary seats out of 7 seats -- ANI.

9.40 AM: The Congress is leading on three seats in Gujarat; the party is also ahead on three seats in Haryana.

9.30 AM: BJP candidate and Union Minister Maneka Gandhi trailing from Sultanpur, Sonia Gandhi leading from Rae Bareli. Varun Gandhi leading from Pilibhit

9:17am: BJP leader Giriraj Singh leading from Bihar's Begusarai over CPI's Kanhaiya Kumar.

9:16am: Official EC trends: BJP leading on 133 seats, Congress leading on 41 seats.

9:15am: BJP's Sunny Deol leading from Gurdaspur, Congress's Manish Tewari leading from Anandpur Sahib and Gurjeet Singh Aujla leading from Amritsar, SAD's Harsimrat Kaur Badal leading from Bhatinda.

9:08am: BJP's Ramesh Bidhuri is leading from South Delhi and BJP's Parvesh Verma leading from West Delhi.

9:07am: Sonia Gandhi is leading from Uttar Pradesh's Raebareli and Rahul Gandhi leading from Kerala's Wayanad.

9:00am: Senior Congress leaders Digvijaya Singh from Bhopal, Jyotiraditya Scindia from Guna and Vivek Tankha from Jabalpur, trailing in Madhya Pradesh.

8:58am: TMC is leading from 2 constituencies.

8:56am: As per early trends, BJP is leading in 70 constituencies, while Congress is leading in 17.

8:51am: Visuals from Bhopal.

8:45am: Official EC trends: BJP-9, Congress-3, JDS-1, Mizo National Front-1, NCP-1, NDPP-1, Shiv Sena-1.

8:41am: Counting of votes for 42 Lok Sabha constituencies in West Bengal began at 8 am on Thursday, an election official said.

Around 25,000 personnel have been deployed to count votes in 379 counting halls, which are being guarded by 82 companies of Central forces.

8:40am: Counting of votes for elections to two Lok Sabha constituencies and four Assembly seats where bypolls were held, began at 8 am Thursday at two centres.

Votes for North Goa district were being counted in Panaji and for South Goa district in Margao, an election official said.

8:35am: Counting of votes for the 29 Lok Sabha seats in Madhya Pradesh got underway at 292 centres in 51 district headquarters on Thursday and the first results are expected by 10 pm, an election official said.

8:30am: Visuals from Chandigarh.

8:24am: Amit Shah had a meeting with party general secretaries and instructed them to call all party candidates and instruct them to have their representatives present at polling stations across the country, especially sensitive states like Bengal, Odisha... basically non-BJP ruling states... and not leave under any circumstances.

All district presidents have been asked to tell all winning candidates to reach Delhi by 25th May, after which there will be a parliamentary party meeting which will elect leader of the party.

8:20am: ECI's two new directions to reduce the delay in counting of votes:

  • EVM counting can go ahead irrespective of the stage of counting of postal votes.
  • Mandatory recounting of only rejected postal votes and not the entire postal votes if the margin is less than the postal votes.

8:16am: Counting underway in Siri Fort, Delhi.

8:09am: Counting of votes for Lok Sabha Elections 2019 begins at counting centre in Mount Carmel College, Bengaluru.

8:00am: Counting of votes begins.

7:53am: "Roshan Baig has tried to help the BJP and sabotage my campaign. But in his own constituency Shivaji Nagar, people have supported me overwhelmingly and blessed me. Workers of Congress party have defied his diktats and supported me," said Rizwan Arshad, Congress candidate from Bangalore Central.

7:45am: Visuals from Dehradun.

7:40am: Visuals from Guwahati.

7:35am: Visuals from a counting centre in Wayanad. Rahul Gandhi is contesting from that constituency.

7:30am: Gayatri havan has begun at the Congress'Delhi office ahead of the counting of the votes.

7:24am: "The results will be definitely in favour of Congress. We're expecting that Congress will win and form govt. Rahul Gandhi will be the PM. The fight in Delhi is between BJP and Congress," said Ajay Maken, Congress candidate from New Delhi.

7:22am: "Will it be D for Deliverance from 5 years of misgovernance, ineptitude and bigotry, or D for Disappointment & Despair?" asks Shashi Tharoor.

7:19am: Visuals from Kolkata.

7:13am: Visuals from a counting centre in Jalandhar.

7:09am: Ravi Kishan offers prayers before counting starts. He is contesting from Gorakhpur.

7:04am: Umesh Jadhav, BJP candidate from Kalaburagi said, "Narendra Modi will become the PM. I am hopeful of winning the seat. After this, within a day or two this coalition govt is going to fall on its own and BJP govt will be formed." He is  contesting against Congress' Mallikarjun Kharge.

7:03am: Visuals from a counting centre in Hyderabad.

7:00am: BJP candidate from Bengaluru South constituency, Tejasvi Surya, "I am sure we will win. I am confident I will be able to contribute to legislation and policy making in this country."

6:55am: "For development of the state and welfare of its people,I think Kerala should move along with NDA govt in Delhi. Now that Kerala is coming up in mainstream, I am very much confident that I'll win in this election," said BJP's Kummanam Rajasekharan. Rajasekharan is contesting against Congress' Shashi Tharoor.

6:51am: JD(S) candidate from Mandya, Nikhil Kumaraswamy offers prayers at Chamundeshwari Temple in Mysore.

6:47am: Can BJP to turn the tide in Madhya Pradesh after losing assembly polls? For more read here.

6:42am: Visuals from a counting centre in Bengaluru.

6:40am: From 173 million in 1951 to 910 million in 2019, here's how India's electoral strength has grown over the years.

6:39am: BJP candidate from Rampur, Jaya Prada said, "We are winning. This fight is of women's asmita, respect . Fight for voice of poor. If god permit we will break their ego."

6:35am: Shashi Tharoor's opponent, BJP's Kummanam Rajasekharan offers prayer at Ayyaguru Ashram before counting.

6:30am: Visuals from a counting centre in Bhopal.

6:25am: Actor Vivek Oberoi has been provided protection, a police official said on Wednesday evening. There were intelligence inputs about threat to the Bollywood actor, the official said. Oberoi was provided with two personal security officers on Wednesday, he said.

A police vehicle has also been parked outside his residence here, the official added.

6:20am: Poll Recap:Indian equity benchmark indices Sensex and Nifty had hit a record high on May 16, 2014 as investors celebrated the Lok Sabha election results which showed that Narendra Modi would become the Prime Minister with a landslide victory. Read more about How the Sensex, Nifty reacted after Modi won 2014 elections .

6:15am: Poll Recap: The exit polls, including the India Today-Axis My India, have predicted a landslide victory for the BJP-led NDA.As per India Today-Axis My India Exit Poll, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led NDA will win around 339-365 seats, while the Congress party will be reduced to 77-108 seats.

6:13am: What is the counting procedure? What time will the results be declared? To know this and more, read Election results 2019: What time will counting start, how are EVM votes counted, will final results be delayed?

6:07am: Check real-time trends and results on the Election Commission's websites - eci.gov.in and results.eci.gov.in.

The election results will be covered live throughout the day by India Today TV, beginning at 6:30am.

6:04am: Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa is learnt to have submitted his written response to the Election Commission on his stand that dissent and minority views in cases of model code violation should be made part of the order.

Though it was not immediately known what he has written, it is learnt that in Wednesday's 'full commission' meeting, he maintained that since EC orders on model code are issued under Article 324 of the Constitution they are more than administrative decisions, at times involving campaign ban.

(PTI)

6:00am:The Congress on Wednesday slammed the Modi government over what it called "foreign minister-level talks" with Pakistan, alleging with the end of electoral politics pro-Pakistan policy has begun.

The sharp attack came after External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi exchanged pleasantries during a Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) meeting in Bishkek on Wednesday and sat next to each other during a joint call on Kyrgyz president.

Reacting to the development, Congress' chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala tweeted, "Election Over, Votes Garnered, Pulwama Martyrs Forgotten!"

"Foreign Minister-level talks with Pakistan begin, business as usual!" he added.

(PTI)

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