Dawn of a New India, says PM Modi after BJP’s landslide election victory

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Updated:May 23, 2019 9:42:00 pm

Lok Sabha Election 2019: Congress president Rahul Gandhi said that he accepts the mandate of the people and congratulated BJP and PM Narendra Modi for thumping win in the general elections.

lok sabha chunav 2019, election result live, lok sabha result live The result of the much-awaited Lok Sabha elections was declared on Thursday by the Election Commission of India. The BJP has returned to power with a thumping majority.

Lok Sabha Election Result Updates: “If someone has won, it’s Hindustan,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said  as he thanked people of the country for helping the Bharatiya Janata Party secure a spectacular victory in Lok Sabha election 2019 on Thursday.  Addressing hundreds of BJP workers at the party headquarters in New Delhi amid rains, PM Modi described the BJP-led NDA’s win as a ‘dawn of New India’. BJP’s victory is remarkable considering the fact that it is for the first time in more than three decades a single party has secured majority on its own in two consecutive Lok Sabha polls.

“This is the biggest incident in a democracy. Crores of people have filled one fakir ki jholi,” PM Modi said triggering a thunderous applause from the party workers.

Earlier in the evening, Congress president Rahul Gandhi conceded defeat of his party in the Lok Sabha elections and congratulated the Bharatiya Janata Party and Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a thumping win.  “I had said that during the campaign ‘janta maalik hai’ and today people have clearly given their decision. I congratulate the PM and BJP,” he told reporters in Delhi. He added “people of India have clearly decided that Narendra Modi is going to be their Prime Minister and as an Indian I respect that”. Rahul Gandhi also conceded his defeat from Amethi against Smriti Irani.

The BJP-led NDA is all set to return in government at the Centre under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, making it the first time since 1971 that India voted a serving PM back to power with such a majority for a second consecutive term. According to trends by the Election Commission of India, the BJP is set to gain majority on its own and was currently ahead on 291 seats till the filing of this report. The NDA was leading on  total 331 seats. The Congress, on the other hand, has failed to impress once again with the UPA was ahead on 101 seats. As per the  trends, the BJP looks set to repeat its performance of 2014 Lok Sabha elections in states like Gujarat, Rajasthan, Haryana, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. In Madhya Pradesh as well, the BJP was leading on 28 out of 29 seats. In Karnataka, the BJP was leading on 24 out of 28 while in Jharkhand, the saffron party is maintaining a comfortable lead on 11 of the 14 seats. In Uttar Pradesh, the Mahagathbandhan of the BSP and SP has failed to inflict the kind of damage it had hoped for. The BJP has performed reasonably well, leading on 54 seats. The biggest news for the BJP, however, came from West Bengal where the party made significant strides in Mamata Banerjee’s bastion. As per trends of the Election Commission, the BJP is leading on 19 seats and is set to make a massive gain in terms of vote share.

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    Election results live Members of Election Commission carry Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) and Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines.Almost all exit polls have predicted that the Bharatiya Janata Party-led NDA will go past the halfway mark, bagging over 300 seats in the 543-member Lok Sabha. The Congress will improve from its lowest tally of 44 seats it won in 2014 but not more than 100. Exit polls said that the Congress-led UPA is likely to win between 90 and 160 seats. IANS-CVoter has predicted 287 seats for NDA, Republic Bharat-Jan ki Baat 305, News Nation 282-290, Times Now-VMR 306, India News-Polstrat 298, Sudarshan News 313, ABP-Neilsen 267, India Today 339-365, News 18-IPSOS 336, News 24-Today's Chanakya 350+-14, NewsX-Neta 242, Suvarna News 305+-10 and India TV-CNX 290-310. For UPA, the IANS-CVoter predicted 128 seats, Republic Bharat Jan ki Baat 124, News Nation 118-126, Times Now-VMR 142, India News-Polstrat 118, Sudarshan News 121, ABP-Neilsen 127, India Today 77-108, News 18-IPSOS 82, News 24-Today's Chanakya 95+-9, NewsX Neta 165, Suvarna News 124+-2 and India TV-CNX 115-125.