Finally, the much awaited day arrives. The entire nation has been holding its breath to find out who will rule the nation for the next five years. Will the exit polls stand true or will it be a shocker. Has the nation elected Narendra Modi or have they decided to change. Will the opposition accept the mandate or will they create unrest.
We bring to you all the live updates as they happen. The trends as they develop along with what the stalwarts have to say about them.
The counting began at 7 a.m today. Apart from counting the EVM votes, VVPAT slips will also be matched for the first time. The opposition had demanded 50% matching for EVM and VVPAT. However, the election commission has decided to continue the pre-decided approach. Here we bring to you the live updates as and when they arrive
Congress’ Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury leading over TMC’s Apurba Sarkar by 78545 votes, from Baharampur (West Bengal).
Ravi Kishan has won Gorakhpur seat by 3,01,664 votes
BJP loses assembly seat held by Manohar Parrikar to Congress
Senior Congress leader M Veerappa Moily defeated by BJP’s BN Bache Gowda in Chikkaballapur, Karnataka by 1,82,110 votes
BJP all set to have a clean sweep in Gujarat
Kirron Kher leading in Chandigarh seat
N Chandrababu Naidu wins from Kuppam assembly constituency in Andhra Pradesh, defeating YSRC candidate K Chandra Mouli by 29,993 votes
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Congress president Rahul Gandhi leading with over 7,90,000 votes from Kerala’s Wayanad
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Amit Shah set for a record win from Gandhinagar. 5.30 lakh lead so far after 21 rounds
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In Himachal Pradesh’s Hamirpur parliamentary seat, BJP candidate Anurag Thakur is leading by 3,80,918 votes
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INC’s Urmila Matondkar finally crosses 1 lakh mark. She’s currently trailing with 1.03 lakh votes. BJP’s Gopal Shetty is leading with 2.83 lakh votes
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National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah has won the Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency in Jammu and Kashmir.
RLD Supremo Ajit Singh is leading from Muzaffarnagar , while his son Jayant Chaudhary is trailing from Baghpat to BJPs Dr. Satyapal Singh
P.M. Modi is leading from Varanasi
2 Union Ministers trailing in U.P
Union Ministers Manoj Sinha and Maneka Gandhi trailing from Ghazipur and Sultanpur respectively.
Madhya Pradesh: Sadhvi Pragya leading by over 40,000 votes, Jyotiraditya Scindia trailing by nearly 20,000 votes.
Rahul ahead in Wayanad
Election results: Rahul Gandhi Congress president is moving ahead in Wayanad seat of Kerala. Rahul is leading LDF candidate PP Suneer with 58,392 votes for the time being.
BJP’s own majority
Election results: NDA is currently proceeding to 328 seats. In this, the BJP is keeping an edge on 278 seats on its own. In this way, BJP has reached the majority figure on its own. While the Shiv Sena on 18 seats, JDU at 16, LJP at 5 and Assam Gana Parishad on 2 going forward.
Azam Khan on the edge
There is a tough fight in Rampur. Now after the BJP candidate Jaya Prada, SP candidate Azam Khan is moving forward. Tough fight is being seen between the two.
Shatrughan Sinha behind
Bihar’s Patna Sahib Lok Sabha constituency: Ravishankar Prasad (Union Minister and BJP candidate)is leading the race. Shatrughan Sinha and Ravishankar are contesting from this seat. Shatrughan Sinha is still trending behind.
Akhilesh Yadav ahead
BJP candidate from Azamgarh Lok Sabha constituency and Bhojpuri actor Nirhua is following in the trend. Nirahua is contesting from the Samajwadi Party candidate and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. Akhilesh has made a lead here.
09:00 IST Saharanpur Imran Masood Ahead
Congress candidate Imran Masood of Congress is ahead on Saharanpur seat of West Uttar Pradesh. BSP candidate Haji Fazlurmahman is on the second number. currently ahead of 56 votes.
Scindia is also behind
Congress candidate Jyotiraditya Scindia is also following from Guna. This is their traditional seat and in 2014, despite the Modi wave, they managed to win here. But they are behind in the initial trends.
BJP candidate from Bhopal seat, Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur is going ahead. He is the Congress candidate Digvijay Singh, who is currently leading 3,000 votes.
Begusarai from Giriraj Next, behind Kanhaiya
BJP’s Giriraj Singh is moving forward from a Begusarai in the most important seats in Bihar. While Kanhaiya Kumar is behind them
from Amethi Rahul Gandhi behind
Congress president Rahul Gandhi has been running behind with 19 votes from UP’s Amethi seat.Here is the BJP candidate Smriti Irani.
Ashok Gehlot’s son behind
Rajasthan’s Jodhpur Lok Sabha seat is headed by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot’s son, Vaibhav Gehlot. This seat is ahead of BJP Gajendra Singh.
ahead of Wayanad seat
Congress President Rahul Gandhi is moving ahead from Wayanad seat in Kerala. This time Rahul has contested from UP’s Amethi and the Wayanad seat of Kerala. Right now Wayanad has come to the polls, in which Rahul is moving forward.
SP-BSP quite behind
The condition of Samajwadi Party, Bahujan Samaj Party and RLD Coalition is very weak in the initial trends. The Samajwadi Party is ahead in only 5 and BSP is in 2 seats.
BJP on 95 seats ahead
BJP is leading in 95 seats. While its alliance partner Shiv Sena is ahead in 4 seats. BJP’s ally JDU in Bihar is ahead in one seat.