Election results 2014 highlights: 'Modi effect at work, Congress will emerge stronger'

May 16 2014, 16:12 IST
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Counting of votes, the grand finale in the nine-phased Lok Sabha elections, began today across the country. Counting of votes, the grand finale in the nine-phased Lok Sabha elections, began today across the country.
SummaryHear are the highlights of grand finale in 9-phased Lok Sabha elections:

Counting of votes, the grand finale in the nine-phased Lok Sabha elections, began today across the country. A total of 8,251 candidates, including top guns Narendra Modi, Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Arvind Kejriwal were in the fray, in the largest-ever electoral exercise held in Indian history.

ELECTION RESULTS 2014: HIGHLIGHTS

* Congress president Sonia Gandhi wins from Rae Bareli by a margin of over 3.52 lakh votes

* Sachin Pilot loses from Ajmer

* Maharashtra PWD Minister Chhagan Bhujbal defeated by Shiv Sena's Hemant Godse in Nashik Lok Sabha constituency

* Narendra Modi worked a lot to ensure this win, says Rajnath Singh

* BJP chief Rajnath Singh addresses press conference in the national capital. "We realise our responsibility after this huge victory," says Rajnath Singh

* 'Modi effect' was at work, we will emerge stronger and

wiser from defeat: Jairam Ramesh

* Kamal Nath of Congress wins from Chhindwara (MP)

* Ghulam Nabi loses from Udhampur seat

* Congress president Sonia Gandhi wins from Rae Bareli

* Maneka Gandhi wins from Pilibhit

* Modi wave sweeps Delhi, BJP wins all 7 seats

* Winners in Karnataka - Mallikarjun Kharge, B Sreeramulu, BS Yeddyurappa, HD Devegowda

* Mulayam Singh Yadav wins from Mainpuri, Uttar Pradesh

* With 25,876 votes, INC's Ajay Rai at fourth spot in Varanasi

* Uma Bharti of BJP wins from Jhansi (UP)

* Manmohan Singh congratulates Narendra Modi for the BJP victory

* VK Singh wins from Ghaziabad

* Nephu Rio wins in Nagaland

* Meira Kumar loses against Chhedi Paswan in Sasaram, Bihar

*Sushma Swaraj: This win is bigger than that of Janata Party in 1977

* Sushma Swaraj: It is BJP's victory; It will be the Prime Minister's

prerogative to choose who will be in his Cabinet

* LK Advani: Country has never witnessed such a historic election. People have voted against corruption, misgovernance and dynastic rule.

* AIADMK Chief Jayalalithaa: I wish the new government and new Prime Minister well

* Capt Amarinder looks set to defeat Arun Jaitley in Amritsar

* In the votes counted so far, 26.15 lakh voters chose NOTA option

* People have voted for a change in favour of Modi: RSS

* BJP's Bappi Lahiri trailing CPI (M) and TMC in vote count in Srerampur

* PC Chacko poised to lose the game to Left backed actor Innocent

* DMK chief M Karunanidhi congratulates BJP and its PM nominee Narendra Modi for its 'big win'.

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Former Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi of Trinamool Congress wins from Barrackpur constituency by 1,01,373 votes

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