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

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.

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The result of the much-awaited Lok Sabha elections will be declared on Thursday by the Election Commission of India. The 17th Lok Sabha will be constituted before June 3, the day term of the 16th Lok Sabha expires.

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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20:37 (IST)23 May 2019
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20:36 (IST)23 May 2019
Delhi CM Kejriwal congratulates PM Narendra Modi

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20:34 (IST)23 May 2019
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20:33 (IST)23 May 2019
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20:28 (IST)23 May 2019
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20:22 (IST)23 May 2019
Fake secular briage has been rejected by people of India: Modi

PM Modi said that the fake secular briage has been rejected by the people of India. He said that it is not Modi’s victory, but a win of people’s hope and aspirations.

20:21 (IST)23 May 2019
BJP never deviated from its principles: Modi

PM Modi said that the BJP has never deviated from its principles. “Our cadre worked selflessly. Today’s victory is for new India’s growing aspirations. From two (seats) to winning again, we have worked tirelessly. We will not compromise with our humility and ideals.”

20:18 (IST)23 May 2019
People have given us blessings: Modi

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20:12 (IST)23 May 2019
We dedicate this victory humbly to people of India: Modi

PM Modi said that “we all BJP workers and NDA friends dedicate this win to the people of india humbly”.

20:09 (IST)23 May 2019
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PM Modi said that people have vindicated “my view that this election was fought by them and not by parties”.

20:04 (IST)23 May 2019
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20:03 (IST)23 May 2019
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20:01 (IST)23 May 2019
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19:57 (IST)23 May 2019
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19:49 (IST)23 May 2019
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19:46 (IST)23 May 2019
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19:39 (IST)23 May 2019
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19:34 (IST)23 May 2019
Amit Shah, PM Narendra Modi at BJP office
19:19 (IST)23 May 2019
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19:17 (IST)23 May 2019
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19:16 (IST)23 May 2019
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19:11 (IST)23 May 2019
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19:10 (IST)23 May 2019
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19:09 (IST)23 May 2019
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19:08 (IST)23 May 2019
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18:38 (IST)23 May 2019
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18:25 (IST)23 May 2019
Digvijaya Singh concedes defeat in Bhopal

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18:23 (IST)23 May 2019
Reports of Rahul Gandhi resignation not true: Surjewala

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18:20 (IST)23 May 2019
Smriti Irani tweets

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18:18 (IST)23 May 2019
PM Narendra Modi removes ‘chowkidar’ prefix from his twitter name

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18:15 (IST)23 May 2019
Rahul Gandhi offers to resign as Congress president: Reports

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18:01 (IST)23 May 2019
Priyanka Gandhi says she respects people’s verdict, congratulates BJP workers, leaders, PM Modi

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Thursday said that she respects the people’s verdict and congratulates BJP, its workers, leaders and Prime Ministers. The BJP has once again gained majority in the Lok Sabha while the Congress-led alliance was restricted below 100 seats.

17:55 (IST)23 May 2019
Rahul Gandhi concedes defeat in Amethi, congratulates Smriti Irani

Congress rresident Rahul Gandhi also concedes his defeat in Amethi. He said: “I respect the decision and congratulate Smriti Irani ji.”

17:54 (IST)23 May 2019
Rahul Gandhi says he respects people’s mandate

Rahul Gandhi said that his party will discuss where they went wrong and added that “people of India have clearly decided that Narendra Modi is going to be their Prime Minister and as an Indian I respect that.”

17:49 (IST)23 May 2019
Rahul Gandhi concedes defeat, congratulates PM Modi

Congress president Rahul Gandhi has accepted the party’s defeat in the Lok Sabha elections. Addressing the media in Delhi, Rahul also congratulated BJP and Narendra Modi for the big win in the elections. “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 said.

17:46 (IST)23 May 2019
Rahul Gandhi arrives at Congress office

Congress president Rahul Gandhi and his sister Priyanka Gandhi reached Congress office at Akbar Road. He will be addressing the media shortly.

17:26 (IST)23 May 2019
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17:23 (IST)23 May 2019
Imran Khan congratulates PM Modi

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17:15 (IST)23 May 2019
Yogi Adityanath slams Mahagathbandhan

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday said “alert voters” have rejected the ‘mahagathbandhan’ (grand alliance) of opposition parties. “It is high time for the opposition to introspect and shun politics of negativity,” Adityanath said.

17:14 (IST)23 May 2019
Nobody can counter Modi for next 25 years: Shiv Sena

The Shiv Sena Thursday lavished praise on Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the BJP-led NDA appeared to be retaining power comfortably, saying nobody would be able to pose a challenge before him for the next 25 years. The Uddhav Thackeray-led party had often criticized the BJP in the last five years but eventually sealed a fresh alliance with it ahead of the Lok Sabha polls. Sena MP Sanjay Raut said that people had given a befitting reply to opposition parties who created “an atmosphere of illusion” against Modi over issues such as the Rafale fighter jet deal. “The entire country is `Modi-may’ (in thrall of Modi),” Raut, who edits the Sena mouthpiece `Saamana’, said. “The truth has to be accepted that no one could counter Modi. Today’s mandate is such that no one can counter (Modi) for the next 25 years,” Raut added.

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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.

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First published on: 22-05-2019 at 23:30 IST