Thursday, June 13, 2024

Election results 2024 live updates: Counting of votes for Lok Sabha polls to start at 8 am

Counting of votes for the Lok Sabha elections will commence at 8 am, with the initial trends from postal ballots expected shortly thereafter. All eyes are focused on whether the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), led by the BJP, will secure another term for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, or if the Opposition’s INDIA alliance can defy the exit polls and achieve a turnaround.

The fate of over 8,000 candidates in fray will be decided today. Elections for 543 seats of the Lok Sabha were held across seven phases. The majority mark is 272.

Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar on 3 June said the count of postal ballots will start first across all counting centres and asserted that there was “no doubt about it”. He also said after half an hour of the start of the postal ballot count, the counting of votes recorded in the electronic voting machines will commence.

5:15 PM

PM Modi to address media at 7 pm Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be addressing the media at 7 pm today as the BJP failed to cross the majority mark on its own. The NDA, however, is all set to return to power, leading in at least 290 seats.

5:00 PM

NDA: 293 INDIA: 233 Others: 17

4:50 PM

Rahul Gandhi to address presser at 5.30 pm Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will be addressing a press conference at 5.30 pm today. The Congress leader has won the Rae Bareli Lok Sabha seat by a margin of over 4 lakh votes and is also leading in Wayanad.

4:45 PM

4:40 PM

Mahua Moitra triumphs Once expelled from the Parliament over political vendetta, TMC candidate walks back to the house, winning West Bengal’s Krishnanagar seat with a greater margin than 2019 elections.

4:30 PM

Lallu Singh, the incumbent Faizabad MP from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) conceded defeat to the Samajwadi Party candidate Awadhesh Prasad. Faizabad constituency covers Ayodhya where a Ram Temple was constructed on the ruins of Babri Masjid, demolished by the Hindutva forces in December 1992.

4:19 PM

Supriya Sule wins

4:00 PM

In Ladakh, the political landscape is witnessing a significant shift as Haji Haneefa, an independent candidate formerly affiliated with the National Conference (NC), is leading in the electoral race.

4:00 PM

NDA: 296 INDIA: 230 Others: 17

3:50 PM

Rahul Gandhi wins Rae Bareli by margin of 3.7 lakh votes

3:47 PM

Union Minister Ajay Mishra Teni, whose son (Ashish Mishra) crushed farmer protesters to death in Lakhimpur Kheri during the 2021 farmers protests, set to lose from Kheri Lok Sabha seat.

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3:45 PM

Over two lakhs NOTA vote in Indore Over two lakh NOTA votes in Madhya Pradesh’s Indore after Congress commenced an unusual campaign urging the constituency’s electorate to pick the ‘none of the above’ (NOTA) option accusing the BJP of “murdering democracy.”

3:35 PM

AIMIM chief is leading with over 3.1 lakh votes in Hyderabad against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate, Madhavi Latha from the seat. The sitting MP has over six lakh votes as he faced off BJP and INC from his stronghold.

3:20 PM

BJP candidate Satish Gautam trailing by 20,000 votes in Aligarh Two-time sitting MP is known for heading hate campaigns against the prestigious Aligarh Muslim University in the constituency.

3:15 PM

With nearly 54% vote share and a lead in all seven seats, the national capital has chosen Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party over the opposition INDIA alliance.

3:10 PM

Congress wins both Lok Sabha seats in Manipur People’s anger backfired on the BJP in the state amid the ethnic violence between the Meitei and Kuki communities.

3:02 PM

NDA: 298 INDIA: 227 Others: 18

2:42 PM

NDA: 298 INDIA: 227 Others: 18

2:30 PM

NDA’s “400 paar” goes up in smoke, INDIA to gain if Nitish Kumar and Chandrababu Naidu switch sides

2:05 PM

NDA: 296 INDIA: 229 Others: 19

I:35 PM

Shashi Tharoor is leading

I:32 PM

NDA: 292 INDIA: 233 Others: 18

I:30 PM

Azad Samaj Party (ASP)-Kanshi Ram leader and Bhim Army founder Chandrashekhar Azad ‘Ravan’ is leading by more than 85,000 votes in Uttar Pradesh’s Nagina constituency.

I:25 PM

BJP trails in LS constituency where new Ram Mandir is built, SP leading in Faizabad The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is trailing in the constituency where the Ayodhya Ram Mandir was built and inaugurated in the run-up to the general elections earlier this year.

I:20 PM

Chandrababu’s TDP set to form govt in Andhra Pradesh Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leading in 130 seats in the Andhra Pradesh assembly polls. YSRCP is looking at a big defeat with a lead of only 19 seats.

I:15 PM

NDA: 289 INDIA: 236 Others: 18

12:59 PM

NDA: 273 INDIA: 250 Others: 20

12:40 AM

Yusuf Pathan is leading

12:32 AM

NDA: 275 INDIA: 249 Others: 19

12:15 AM

12:15 AM

At 12 pm, Tamil Nadu trends show no seats for Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party as Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) lead INDIA alliance in the southern state leads in all seats.

12:10 AM

NDA: 290 INDIA: 230 Others: 23

12:00 AM

“Exit poll was done to influence the share market and those who wanted to make money in the share market yesterday made money. Now the reality is coming in front of you. Now let the full results come, after that, we will tell you.. INDIA alliance is doing well,” CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury

11:50 AM

INDIA alliance keeps lead in Uttar Pradesh in huge blow for BJP The opposition alliance leads with 43 seats in Uttar Pradesh while BJP keeps the edge in 36 seats. Samajwadi Party is leading in 34 seats with their ally Congress leading in seven seats, as per ECI data.

11:50 AM

NDA: 296 INDIA: 227 Others: 20 11:50 AM

11:45 AM

“If Congress crosses the mark of 100 Lok Sabha seats, the INDIA alliance will come to power. The Congress party could even reach the mark of 150 Lok Sabha seats. If Congress emerges as the biggest party, the Prime Minister will be from the Congress party. It is the wish of the nation that Rahul Gandhi should lead the nation,” Sanjay Raut, Shiv Sena (UBT) leader

11:30 AM

CPIM leading in five seats in four states Communist Party of India (Marxist) is leading in four seats nationwide. The leftist party is leading in one seat each in Rajasthan and Kerala; two in Tamil Nadu and one in West Bengal.

11:00 AM

NDA: 290 INDIA: 229 Others: 024

10:55 AM:

Congress touches 100-mark The Congress is on course to win over 100 Lok Sabha seats – after winning just 44 in 2014 and 52 in 2019.

10:50 AM:

Neck-and-neck contest in Rajasthan: BJP leading in 13 seats, Congress in 9 Rajasthan’s political landscape unfolds as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leads in 13 seats, while Congress gives a tough fight, with 9 seats in their grasp, amidst emerging parties and key leaders competing for victory.

NDA: 265 INDIA: 254 Others: 24 10:43 AM

10:40 AM

“An appeal to all the leaders and workers of the Samajwadi Party not to pay attention to the trends shown by the media sponsored by BJP. Stay at the polling stations, every one of our candidates will win the election.” Samajwadi Party

10:30 AM

In yet another surprising development, the BJP is only leading in 13 seats, while the Indian National Congress (INC) is ahead in 9 seats. Additionally, other parties such as the Communist Party of India (Marxist) – CPI(M), Rashtriya Loktantrik Party, and Bharat Adivasi Party are leading in one seat each. Both the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and the INDIA Alliance are contesting for 25 seats each, while the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) is contesting in 24 seats.

In the latest update from Rajasthan, Om Birla and Mahima Kumari Mewar, both representing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), are leading in Kota and Rajsamand constituencies respectively. However, another BJP candidate is trailing behind in Chittorgarh. The Rajasthan Lok Sabha Election 2024 was conducted in two phases in April, with a voter turnout of 61.34%. The state has 25 constituencies, including places like Ajmer, Alwar, and Jodhpur.

10:20 AM

The Congress has put up a strong fight in Uttar Pradesh, leading in six seats. In Rae Bareli, Rahul Gandhi is ahead by 28,326 votes against Dinesh Pratap Singh of the BJP, while in Amethi, KL Sharma leads by about 10,423 votes against Smriti Irani.

In Barabanki, Tanuj Punia of Congress, son of veteran leader PL Punia, is leading against Rajrani Rawat of the BJP by approximately 16,866 votes. In Sitapur, Rakesh Rathor of Congress is ahead by 22,738 votes against Rakesh Verma of the BJP.

In Saharanpur, Imran Masood is leading by 33,128 votes against the sitting BJP MP Raghav Lakhan Pal. In Bansgaon, Sadal Prasad of Congress holds a narrow lead of 355 votes against Kamlesh Paswan of the BJP.

Afzal Ansari is leading

NDA: 300 INDIA: 221 Others: 022 10:00 AM

Rahul Gandhi leads in Wayanad by over 20,000 votes; Narendra Modi trailing in Varanasi by over 6,000 votes

NDIA alliance leads in 45 seats in UP INDIA alliance leads in 45 seats in Uttar Pradesh, a major setback for the Hindutva party. Prime Minister Modi is behind by 6000 votes in Varanasi.

NDA: 249 INDIA: 246 Others: 24 9:46 AM

In a surprising twist, the INDIA alliance is doing really well, leading in 45 seats in the early results of the Uttar Pradesh Lok Sabha elections. This shows they’re giving a tough fight to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its allies. As the results come in, it’s a close battle between the BJP and the Samajwadi Party (SP). The BJP is ahead in 27 seats while the SP is leading in 33. The Congress is not doing as well, leading in only six out of the 17 seats they contested. Akhilesh Yadav’s Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) is also putting up a strong fight, adding to the competition.

Most of the remaining 63 seats are won by the SP and other parties in the INDIA bloc, putting the opposition alliance ahead of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA). This shift in power is a big deal. Also, there’s news that Prime Minister Modi is behind by 6000 votes in his area. This makes the election even more interesting. With 80 Lok Sabha seats at stake in Uttar Pradesh, the outcome will have a big impact. Big leaders like Modi, Rahul Gandhi, and others campaigned hard across the state. The competition shows how different parties are challenging the BJP’s control in Uttar Pradesh. The final results are eagerly awaited, as they will shape national politics.

Smriti Irani is trailing

Rahul Gandhi leading

INDIA exceeds exit polls, crosses 200-mark in early trends According to early trends, the Opposition’s INDIA bloc has made massive gains when compared to the 2019 numbers, already having crossed the 200-seat mark.

NDA: 244 INDIA: 244 Others: 12

Narendra Modi trailing.

In Maharashtra, MVA leading on 28 seats Opposition MVA is now leading on 28 seats in Maharashtra, as per early trends, while the ruling Mahayuti is ahead in 26 seats.

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NDA: 263 INDIA: 175 OTHERS: 15 9 AM

8:50 AM

As the postal ballots counting goes on, the INDIA bloc is inching towards the 200-seat mark while the NDA is close to leading in 300 seats. Rahul Gandhi, meanwhile, is leading in both Wayanad and Rae Bareli.

Rajeev Chandrasekhar is trailing

NDA 237 INDIA 144 OTHERS 13 8:50 AM

Asaduddin Owaisi leading

Rahul Gandhi leading

Shashi Tharoor leading

NDA vs INDIA: Key Parties in India’s Leading Alliances

In the buildup to the elections, several parties with opposing views to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have allied against the ruling party’s Hindutva ideology. Proposed and led by the Indian National Congress, the INDIA alliance is a coalition of diverse parties from across the country, marking the first such collaborative effort in Indian political history.

India’s political landscape is dominated by two major alliances: the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and the Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA). The NDA, led by the BJP, includes parties like Shiv Sena (Shinde faction), Janata Dal (United), Lok Janshakti Party, Apna Dal (Sonelal), and Rashtriya Loktantrik Party. These parties support the BJP and its policies.

In contrast, the INDIA alliance unites parties that oppose the BJP. Key members include the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) in Uttar Pradesh, led by Akhilesh Yadav; the Trinamool Congress (TMC) in West Bengal, led by Mamata Banerjee; the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), led by Arvind Kejriwal; and the National Conference (NC) in Kashmir. This alliance focuses on issues like social justice and inclusive development.

NDA Parties:

1. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)

2. Shiv Sena (Shinde faction)

3. Janata Dal (United)

4. Lok Janshakti Party

5. Apna Dal (Sonelal)

6. Rashtriya Loktantrik Party

7. Shiromani Akali Dal

8. Asom Gana Parishad

9. Naga People’s Front

10. AIADMK

INDIA Alliance Parties:

1. Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP): Led by Akhilesh Yadav in Uttar Pradesh

2. Trinamool Congress (TMC): Led by Mamata Banerjee in West Bengal

3. Aam Aadmi Party (AAP): Led by Arvind Kejriwal

4. National Conference (NC): Active in Kashmir

5. Indian National Congress (INC)

6. Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK)

7. Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD)

8. Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI(M))

9. Communist Party of India (CPI)

10. Nationalist Congress Party (NCP)

11. Samajwadi Party (SP)

NDA 231 INDIA 122 OTHERS 14 8:35 AM

NDA 60 INDIA 47 OTHERS 3 8:20 AM

NDA: 008 INDIA: 005 OTHERS: 000 8:10 AM

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