New Delhi: The Stage is set for PM Modi-led NDA as it secures another 5-year-term in office. With over half of the votes counted, figures show a sweeping win for BJP and its alliance, crossing the 300 mark. The Congress, with help from its alliance, failed to get past the 100 mark. The party, led by Rahul Gandhi, had made a comeback in the 5-state Assembly polls last year. The votes during the mammoth seven phase election, appeared to echo PM Modi’s campaign centred around national security and nationalism. Along with the lead in expected states like Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat, the Modi wave swept through states like West Bengal, Karnataka and Odisha. Leaving Only Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh untouched.
Responding to astounding the win, PM Modi said “India wins yet again” and thanked the people for their support. Rahul Gandhi on the other hand, conceded defeat and said, “people of India have decided that Narendra Modi will be the PM again and I fully respect it”.
The results also resonate with the exit polls that has predicted that the BJP will win just as many seats as it did in 2014 and form a government comfortably. The poll of polls, an aggregate of exit polls, gave the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) 302 of 543 seats and the Congress and its allies 122.
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The Prime Minister was seen smiling and flashed the victory sign at the BJP headquarters in Delhi. The party is ahead in all 7 seats in Delhi.
The Congress and BJP each hold one seat in Arunachal Pradesh. While BJP’s Kiran Rijiju holds Arunachal West, Congress’ Lowangcha Wanglat holds the Arunachal East seat.
Arunachal Pradesh saw a triangular fight between the Congress, the BJP and the regional People’s Party of Arunachal for two Lok Sabha seats. There are 60 assembly constituencies in the north-east state.
Election Result 2019: In Andhra Pradesh, the YSR Congress is set to come to power, decimating the ruling Telugu Desam Party of Chandrababu Naidu. It is ahead in 144 of the state’s 175 assembly seats and in all 25 of its Lok Sabha seats.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted wishing YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on the win: “Congratulations on the remarkable win in Andhra Pradesh. Best wishes to you for a successful tenure,” PM Modi said.
Karnataka election results in numbers:
The stained ties between the Congress-JDS leaders proved fatal for the party as the state saw a saffron surge with BJP ahead in 26 of the 28 Lok Sabha seats. The ruling coalition took power in the state exactly one year ago.
What Rahul Gandhi said after what is seen as a poor performance by the Congress under his leadership:
The NDA alliance is ahead in 343 of the 542 seats, while the BJP alone has crossed the 300 mark. In 2014, the party won 282 seats, the NDA had won 336. It was the first time in more than three decades that a single party won majority on its own.
The UPA is ahead in 89 seats with the Congress alone barely crossing the 50 mark.