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.