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  • BJP led National Democratic Alliance registers land slide victory gets 339 seats and leads in 12; UPA bags 87 and others 87
  • In Assembly elections YSR Congress clean sweeps Andhra Pradesh; Arunachal Pradesh goes to BJP; BJD retains Odisha; Sikkim Krantikari Morcha ends 25 years of Sikkim Democratic Front's rule.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicates NDA 's victory to the people says the mandate is for a new India.
  • Union Cabinet to meet this evening to recommend dissolution of the 16th Lok Sabha.
  • And in Boxing, Mary Kom to face Vanlal Duati in gold-medal bout of India Open International Boxing tournament in Guwahati today.


BJP led NDA  is all set to form a new government at the Centre bagging 339 and leading in 12 in the 543 member Lok Sabha elections. BJP alone has won absolute majority and heading for a landslide victory. It has secured 303 seats. The UPA has won 87 and leading in 3 while others got 87. The Congress alone has bagged 51 seats.
Senior BJP leader and Prime Minister Narendra Modi has won from Varanasi by over 4 lakh 79 thousand votes. He has surpassed his previous margin of 3 lakh 71 thousand seven hundered and 84 votes in 2014 parliamentary elections. He defeated SP-BSP-RLD alliance candidate Shalini Yadav who secured one lakh 95 thousand votes.
Congress Leader Sonia Gandhi retained Rai Bareily while the party president Rahul Gandhi lost Amethi to Union Minister Smriti Irani by a margin of over 55,000 votes. Union Minister Maneka Gandhi won from Sultanpur. Other Union Ministers who emerged victorious include General VK Singh form Ghaziabad, Mahesh Sharma from Gautam Buddha Nagar, Santosh Kumar Gangwar from Bareilly, Anupriya Patel of NDA ally Apna Dal(S) from Mirzapur, Dr. Satyapal Singh from Baghpat and Niranjan Jyoti from Fatehpur.
Varun Gandhi of BJP won Pilibhit seat while Bhojpuri actor and BJP candidate Ravi Kishan won from Gorakhpur. Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav  retains Mainpuri seat while party President Akhilesh Yadav won from Azamgarh.
In Uttar Pradesh, Out of 80 seats, 77 results have been declared and counting is on for 3 seats. BJP bags 60 seats and leading in 2. Its ally Apna Dal got 2 seats. Bahujan Samaj Party has won 9 seats and leading in 1 while Samajwadi party secures 5.  A report

"Prime Minister Narendra Modi won Varanasi seat with a margin of more than 4 lakh 79 thousand votes. Lucknow, the traditional seat of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpeyi again voted in favour of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh who defeated Alliance candidate Poonam Sinha with a margin of more than 3 lakh 47 thousand votes. Surprising results were in Amethi where Congress President Rahul Gandhi lost to Union Minister Smriti Irani and in Ghazipur where union Minister Manoj Sinha was defeated by BSP candidate Afzal Ansari. In Kannauj also Dimple Yadav, wife of Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav lost to BJP candidate Subrat Pathak. Although Akhilesh and his father SP Patriarch Mulayam singh Yadav got a comfortable win in Azamgarh and Mainpuri respectively but two cousins of Akhilesh Dharmendra and Akshay yadav lost their seats. SUSHIL CHANDRA TIWARI, AIR NEWS, LUCKNOW"

In Delhi, BJP has won all the seven parliamentary seats with overwhelming margins. A report:

"BJP candidate from West Delhi Pravesh Sahib Singh Verma won the seat with a record breaking margin of over 5 lakh 78 thousand votes. Cricketer turned politician Gautam Gambhir won the East Delhi seat while North East Delhi seat was retained by party's state president Manoj Tiwari. Meenakshi Lekhi retained the New Delhi Constituency and Singer turned Politician Hans Raj Hans won from North West Delhi. Union Minister Dr Harshvardhan was again elected from Chandni Chowk seat and the South Delhi seat was retained by Ramesh Bidhuri. During the last General election, ruling AAP was in the second spot in all seats but this time three of its candidates lost their deposits. The performance of Congress was improved from the last time and five of its candidates  got the second position. ANUPAM MISHRA, AIR NEWS, DELHI".   

In Uttarakhand, BJP has won all the five seats. State Party President Ajay Bhatt is leading by over three lakh votes against Congress General Secretary, Harish Rawat in Nainital.
In Punjab, result of all the 13 Lok Sabha seats have come in. Congress has won eight seats followed by BJP and the Shiromani Akali Dal in two each while AAP one. Former Union Minister Manish Tewari of the Congress has won from Anandpur Sahib.
In Haryana, the BJP has registered major victory as it has won all 10 Lok Sabha seats of the state. Union Minister Rao Inderjit Singh has retained Gurgaon,  seat defeating his Congress rival Capt. Ajay Singh by huge margin of nearly 4 lakh votes. In Hisar, Brijendra Singh has registered a huge win by securing over  3 lakh votes.   In Chandigarh, Kirron Kher has defeated Congress candidate Pawan Kumar Bansal.
In Andhra Pradesh, YSR Congress has made a clean sweep, winning 21 out of 25 parliamentary seats. It is leading in Aruku where result is yet to be declared. Telugu Desam Party (TDP) has won 3 seats Guntur, Srikakulam and Vijaywada. More from our correspondent: 
"The people of Andhra Pradesh voted for change by electing YSR congress instead of sending TDP to power for the second time. The Navaratnalu (nine jewels), comprising nine promises for welfare of different sections of society found favour among voters. In addition, Jagan Reddy’s campaign that Chandra Babu took U turn on certain issues including  Special status  to Andhra Pradesh has also gone well among people.  His  year-long padayatra across the state has also  helped him to score over the TDP besides boosting the morale of party cadre in the run up to elections. Suprasanthi for AIR News from Vijayawada." 

In Telangana, result has been declared for all the 17 seats. TRS has won 9 seats. BJP has won 4 seats. Congress has won 3 seats. AIMIM candidate Asaduddin Owaisi has won from Hyderabad.

In Karnataka, BJP secured a  landmark victory winning 25 seats out of 28 seats. The Congress party and JDS have won just one seat each. Congress won from Bangalore rural and JDS has got the Hassan seat.

"BJP has increased its vote share from 43 percent in 2014 to over 51 per cent in this election. The winning candidates from BJP held victory marches across the state and distributed sweets. Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy has called for his party’s legislative party meeting and also an informal Cabinet meeting today to discuss election results. BJP on the other hand has sought the resignation of Chief Minister for faring poorly in this election. It remains to be seen whether Lok Sabha results will have its bearing on the state politics.  Sudhindra AIR News Bengaluru"

In Kerala, results have been declared for all 20 seats. The Congress led UDF got a comfortable victory with Congress winning 15 seats. Congress President Rahul Gandhi has won from Wayanad

In Tamil Nadu, the DMK-led UPA has clean sweeped winning 37 of 38 Lok Sabha seats. Election to the Vellore seat was cancelled due to excess use of money during the campaign period.

"The thumping win for the DMK-led Secular Progressive Alliance, the state component of the UPA, is a rebuttal of the overall national trend. It appears that the voters' mandate for the DMK is to serve as the second largest Opposition party in Parliament. However, comentators say, the voters have also given a mandate for political stability in the state as the AIADMK has got nine seats in the 22-seat Assembly bye-elections that boosts the confidence of the ruling party to steer clear of any 'no-confidence-vote' if any in the future. Jayasingh, AIR News, Chennai".

In Himachal Pradesh also the ruling BJP has won all the 4 Lok Sabha seats.
In Jammu and Kashmir, BJP candidate and Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh has bagged Udhampur seat. The  party has also bagged Ladakh and Jammu seats. National Conference leader Farooq Abudllah has won the Srinagar seat. The party candidates Hasnain Masoodi bags Anantnag and Mohammad Akbar Lone gets Baramulla seat.
In Rajasthan, out of 25 seats, BJP has won 24 while its ally Rashtriya Loktantrik Party one.
In Gujarat, BJP is heading towards a clean sweep once again.
In Maharashtra, out of 47 results have been declared so far and counting is in progress in one constituency.  Out of this BJP gets 23 seats and its ally Shivsena 17. NCP has bagged 4 seats
In Goa, both BJP and Congress have bagged one seat each while Union Minister of state Shripad Naik has won North Goa seat, Congress leader Francisco Sardinha gets South Goa seat.
In West Bengal, results of 39 out of 42 Lok Sabha constituencies have  been declared. All India Trinamool Congress has bagged 19 seats followed by  BJP 18 and Congress 2.
In Odisha, results of 7 out of 21 Lok Sabha Constituencies are now available. Of these, BJD has won four and BJP two seats and congress one.
In Bihar, all the results have been declared. Out of 40 seats BJP has bagged 17 seats while its ally Janta Dal (United) gets 16 and Lok Janshakti Party got six. Congress could manage only one.  
In Jharkhand, all the 14 results have been declared. BJP has got eleven while AJSU party, Congress and Jharkhand Mukti Morcha gets one each.


Prime minister Narendra Modi has termed his party's victory as the victory of democracy. Addressing a gathering at party headquarters in New Delhi,  he said this is democracy's biggest event. Mr Modi dedicated this victory to the people saying it is a mandate for a new India. He said in 17 states and Union territories the Congress could not even open its account. Prime Minister said, this is a victory of self-respect for the country.
"मैं भारत के एक सौ 30 करोड़ नागरिकों का सर झुकाकर के नमन करता हूं। 2019 का ये जो मतदान का सिर्फ आंकड़ा है। ये अपने आप में लोकतांत्रिक विश्व के इतिहास की सबसे बड़ी घटना है। देश के सामान्य नागरिक की भावना भारत के उज्जवल भविष्य की गारंटी है।"


All the results of Sikkim Assembly elections have been declared. Counting of votes in Arunachal Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and Tamil Nadu by poll is still underway. 
In 175-member Andhra Pradesh Assembly, YSR Congress has secured landslide victory getting 145 seats and leading in 6.
In Odisha Assembly elections, the BJD has won 73 seats and is leading in 39  while BJP gets 15 seats and is leading in 9.
Sikkim Krantikari Morcha has got majority in the 32 member Sikkim Assembly by winnning 17 seats followed by SDF with 15. Chief Minister Pawan Chamling has won both the seats of Poklok Kamrang and Namchi Singhithang.
In Aunachal Pradesh, the BJP has secured 31 seats in 60-member Assembly while it is leading in 3 seats. 


The Union Cabinet will meet this evening to recommend the dissolution of the 16th Lok Sabha. The meet is being held a day after the counting of votes for the Lok Sabha elections in which the NDA is all set to retain power.
After the Cabinet's recommendation is passed in the form of a resolution, President Ram Nath Kovind will dissolve the present Lok Sabha. The term of the 16th  Lok Sabha will  end on the 3rd June and the 17th Lok Sabha has to be constituted before that date. The process to form a new House will be initiated when the Chief Election Commissioner along with Election Commissioners will meet the President in the next few days to hand over the list of newly-elected members.
Official sources said, after the meeting of the Union Cabinet, the Council of Ministers, which also comprises Ministers of State will meet at the office of the Prime Minister.


Six-time world champion Mary Kom staved off a stiff challenge from Asian Championships bronze medallist Nikhat Zareen in 51kg while former world youth champion Sachin Siwach upset Commonwealth Games gold medallist Gaurav Solanki to storm into the final of the second edition of the India Open International Boxing Tournament in Guwahati. 


  • BJP sweeping the polls is splashed across the press.
  • "India Keeps Faith in Modi", headlines the Hindustan Times. The Business Standard writes "Modi Tsunami Blows Away Opposition". " India Incredibly Modi-Fied" is the Pioneer's take.
  • Under the caption "Chowkidar's Chamatkaar" The Times Of India  states  "Nationalism, Hindutva, Welfare power BJP to an Even Bigger Victory".
  • On the loss of Gandhi stronghold Amethi after 15 years, the Indian Express writes " Turfed out at home, 19 States/Union Territories, first rumblings in Congress".
  • Almost all the dailies have highlighted the Assembly results in four states with Naveen Patnaik retaining Odisha and TDP losing Andhra Pradesh.
  • On Bengal, The Indian Express states " With 18 seats, 40 percent vote share, BJP breathes down Trinamool's neck".


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