Modi, Amit Shah Register Resounding Wins; Scindia, Digvijaya Lose

Congress President Rahul Gandhi congratulated BJP and PM Narendra Modi on Thursday, as Election Commission’s trends pointed towards a landslide victory for the NDA in the Lok Sabha elections.

The BJP could end up winning more than 280 seats, which is enough to form the government on its own.

  • PM Modi won the Varanasi seat by over 4.5 lakh votes
  • Amit Shah also registered a resounding victory in Gandhinagar, winning with a margin of over 5.5 lakh votes
  • Rahul Gandhi leads in Wayanad but is likely to lose Amethi, where he is trailing far behind BJP’s Smriti Irani
  • Sonia Gandhi won Raebareli, edging past BJP’s Dinesh Pratap Singh

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Election Results 2019: Will PM Modi Win By a Bigger Margin?

PM Narendra Modi is seeking a re-election from the Varanasi constituency. While his victory on the seat is almost a foregone conclusion, what remains to be seen is whether he can better the margin of victory, as compared to last time.

In 2014, he had defeated AAP's Arvind Kejriwal by more than 3.37 lakh votes.

This time, he is up against Congress' Ajay Rai and Samajwadi Party's Shalini Yadav.

Rahul Eyeing Two in Two

Besides the mandate of inspiring his party's countrywide fight, Congress President Rahul Gandhi is also tasked with the job of winning on both the seats he contested with Lok Sabha elections 2019.

Apart from his traditional seat of Amethi in Uttar Pradesh, he is also vying for the Wayanad seat in Kerala.

In Amethi, he is up against Union Minister Smriti Irani , while in Wayanad his challenge is against PP Suneer of CPI(M).

Election Results 2019: Will Amit Shah Enter Lok Sabha?

In his first bid to enter the Lok Sabha, BJP President Amit Shah is up against Congress MLA CJ Chavda on the Gandhinagar seat in Gujarat.

Shah, who is currently a Rajya Sabha member, replaced party veteran Lal Krishna Advani on the seat. Advani, had won the 2014 election by a margin of over 4.60 lakh votes to get elected for a sixth term.

Gambhir vs Atishi vs Lovely: A Contest to Watch

While all seven seats in the capital city of Delhi are engaged in a three-way battle between the BJP, Congress and AAP, the East Delhi seat is one of the most keenly watched contests.

AAP's Atishi, who is often credited for having played a major role in the reform of government schools in Delhi, is up against former cricketer Gautam Gambhir, who has been fielded by the BJP. Congress' Arvinder Singh Lovely, too, has a solid base in the constituency and can definitely not be regarded as a rank outsider.

Election Results 2019: Can Kanhaiya Kumar Pull Off a Victory?

Former JNUSU President and CPI's Begusarai candidate Kanhaiya Kumar's poll campaign generated a lot of interest and frenzy.

Pitted against BJP candidate and Union minister Giriraj Singh on the Bihar seat, Kanhaiya's bid will be one closely followed. In 2014, BJP's Bhola Singh had defeated RJD's Tanveer Hassan by a comfortable margin of over 58,000 votes. Hassan, too, is contesting the elections this time and is expected to put up a fight against Kanhaiya and Giriraj, making it a three-way battle.

Mulayam and Family Up For a Fight

Veteran Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav is once again in the poll battlefield contesting from the party’s bastion, Mainpuri, in Uttar Pradesh. BJP’s Prem Singh Shakya is challenging him.

His son and former UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav is fighting on Samajwadi Party ticket from Azamgarh. BJP’s Dinesh Yadav ‘Nirahua’, a popular Bhojpuri actor, is his main contender.

Akhilesh’s wife, Dimple Yadav, is the party’s Kannauj candidate and is facing BJP’s Subrat Pathak.

Election Results 2019: Will Pragya Win Bhopal Despite Controversy?

Controversy erupted when BJP fielded terror-accused in Malegaon blast Pragya Singh Thakur from the Bhopal seat in Madhya Pradesh. In the lead up to the counting day, Pragya has not helped her case, thanks to her controversial statements, on more than one occasion.

Pitted against her, is senior Congress leader and former Chief Minister of the state Digvijaya Singh.

Shatrughan Sinha in Rival Camp This Time

Shatrughan 'Shot Gun' Sinha, who was formerly in the BJP, has now shifted camps and contested the Patna Sahib seat on a Congress ticket. Sinha, who expressed his displeasure towards the Modi government for a large part of the last five years, joined Congress a few days before the elections commenced.

Sinha was up against Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. With both Sinha and Prasad being locals, the fight on Patna Sahib seat is expected to be a hotly contested one.

Election Results 2019: Rajnath Singh Leading in Initial Trends

Home Minister Rajnath Singh is leading in initial trends. Samajwadi Party’s Poonam Sinha is his main contender.

Election Results 2019: BJP's Dushyant Singh Leading in Jhalawar Seat

BJP’s Dushyant Singh, fighting in the Jhalawar-Baran seat in Rajasthan, is leading. Congress’ Pramod Sharma is up against Dushyant.

Election Results 2019: Election Results 2019: Rahul Gandhi Leading in Wayanad

Congress President Rahul Gandhi is leading in Wayanad seat. He is up against PP Suneer of CPI(M).

Shashi Tharoor Trailing in Thiruvananthapuram

Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor is trailing in Thiruvananthapuram. K Rajasekharan of BJP and C Divakaran of CPI(M) are up against him.

VK Singh Leading in Ghaziabad

Cabinet Minister VK Singh, who won by a huge margin in the 2014 election, is leading in initial trends from the Ghaziabad seat in Uttar Pradesh.

Mallikarjun Kharge Trailing in Gulbarga

Leader of Opposition in 16th Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge is trailing in Gulbarga seat in Karnataka. Umesh Jadhav of BJP is leading in the seat.

Election Results 2019: Amit Shah Leading in Gandhinagar

BJP President Amit Shah is leading in Gujarat’s Gandhinagar, as per the initial trends.

HD Deve Gowda Leading in Tumkur

Former Prime Minister and JD(S) chief HD Deve Gowda is leading from Tumkur seat in Karnataka

Election Results 2019: Rahul Gandhi Trailing Behind Smriti Irani

Congress President Rahul Gandhi is trailing behind BJP’s Smriti Irani in Amethi seat. He is, however, leading in the Wayanad seat.

Election Results 2019: Kanhaiya Kumar Trailing in Begusarai

CPI’s Kanhaiya Kumar is trailing behind BJP’s Giriraj Singh in Begusarai in Bihar.

Shashi Tharoor Leading Now

Congress’ Shashi Tharoor who was trailing in initial trends, has now wiped out the deficit and is leading.

Election Results 2019: Digvijaya Leading in Bhopal

Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh is ahead of BJP’s Pragya Thakur in Madhya Pradesh’s Bhopal.

Kanimozhi Leading in Tuticorin

Senior DMK leader Kanimozhi is leading in Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu. DMK is also leading in Namakkal seat.

Election Results 2019: Atishi Trails Behind Gambhir

AAP’s Atishi is trailing against BJP’s Gautam Gambhir in the East Delhi constituency.

Akhilesh Yadav Leading in Azamgarh

Former UP Chief Minister and Samajwadi Party’s Azamgarh candidate Akhilesh Yadav is leading in Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh.

Election Results 2019: Sonia Gandhi Leading in Rae Bareli

UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi is leading in her traditional seat of Rae Bareilly.

Sheila Dikshit Trailing in North-East Delhi

Former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit is trailing behind BJP’s Manoj Tiwari in the North-Delhi constituency.

Farooq Abdullah Leading in Srinagar

Senior National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah is leading in J&K’s capital Srinagar.

Ajit Singh Trailing in Muzaffarnagar

RLD’s Ajit Singh is trailing in the Muzaffarnagar seat. Sanjeev Balyan of BJP is leading in the seat.

Mohammed Salim Trailing in Raiganj

CPI(M)‘s sitting MP from Raiganj Mohammed Salim is trailing behind BJP’s Deboshree Chowdhury.

Election Results 2019: BJP's Ravi Kishan Leading in Gorakhpur At 9:35 am

Bhojpuri singer and BJP’s candidate from Gorakhpur Ravi Kishan is leading by more than 14,000 votes.

Election Results 2019: Sonia Gandhi Holding on To Slim Lead at 9:35 am

UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi is leading by a narrow margin of 829 votes in Rae Bareli.

Union Minister Manoj Sinha Trailing At 9:35 am

Union Minister Manoj Sinha is trailing in Ghazipur.

Rahul Gandhi Still Trailing in Amethi at 9:45 am

Congress President Rahul Gandhi is still trailing behind BJP’s Smriti Irani in Amethi. He, however, is leading in Wayanad.

Bhupinder Hooda Trailing in Sonipat at 9:45 am

Congress’ Bhupinder Singh Hooda is trailing behind Ramesh Chander Kaushik of BJP in Haryana’s Sonipat

Ashok Chavan Trailing in Nanded at 9:45 am

Former Maharashtra Chief Minister and Congress’ Nanded candidate Ashok Chavan is trailing.

Hema Malini Leading in Mathura at 9:50 am

BJP’s Hema Malini leading in Uttar Pradesh’s Mathura.

Deve Gowda Trailing in Tumkur at 9:55 am

Former Prime Minister Deve Gowda is trailing in Karnataka’s Tumkur.

Rahul Gandhi Leading in Amethi at 10 am

Wiping out his deficit, Congress President Rahul Gandhi is leading by nearly 1,800 votes in Amethi.

In Wayanad, he is ahead by 43,000 votes.

PM Modi Ahead By Above 21,000 Votes at 10 am

PM Narendra Modi is leading by more than 21,000 votes in Varanasi after second round in counting.

Amit Shah Leading Comfortably at 9:50 am

BJP President Amit Shah is ahead by more than 50,000 votes in the Gandhinagar seat.

NCP's Supriya Sule Leading at 10:25 am

NCP chief Sharad Pawar’s daughter and party’s Baramati candidate Supriya Sule is leading by nearly 30,000 votes.

Asaduddin Owaisi Ahead In Hyderabad at 10:30 am

AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi is leading Hyderabad seat by more than 22,000 votes

Pragya Leading in Bhopal at 10:30 am

BJP’s Pragya Thakur leading in Bhopal by more than 30,000 votes against Congress’ Digvijaya Singh.

Kanhaiya Kumar Trailing at 10:35 am

CPI’s Kanhaiya Kumar is trailing behind BJP’s Giriraj Singh by nearly 59,000 votes.

Babul Supriyo Leading at 10:40 am

BJP’s Babul Supriyo leading in West Bengal’s Asansol by more than 48,000 votes.

Tejasvi Surya Leading By Huge Margin at 10:45 am

BJP’s Tejasvi Surya is ahead by more than 98,000 votes in Bengaluru South seat in Karnataka

Mulayam Singh Yadav Leading at 10:50 am

Samajwadi Party veteran Mulayam Singh Yadav is leading in the Mainpuri seat by more than 7,500 seats.

Nitin Gadkari Ahead at 10:55 am

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari is leading in Nagpur seat by more than 13,000 votes.

Rajnath Singh Comfortably Ahead in Lucknow

Home Minister Rajnath Singh is leading by nearly 60,000 votes in Lucknow against Samajwadi Party’s Poonam Sinha.

Poonam Mahajan Leading at 11:05 am

BJP’s Poonam Mahajan is ahead of Congress’ Priya Dutt by more than 1.86 lakh votes in Mumbai North Central seat.

Urmila Matondkar Trailing at 11:10 am

Congress’ Urmila Matondkar is trailing behind BJP’s Gopal Shetty by 74,883 votes.

Jyotiraditya Scindia Trailing in Guna at 11:20 am

Prominent Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia is trailing in Guna in Madhya Pradesh by nearly 28,000 votes.

Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury Leading in Baharampur at 11:30 am

Congress’ Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury is ahead of Trinamool Congress’ Apurba Sarkar in West Bengal’s Baharampur by nearly 28,000 votes.

Karti Chidambaram Leading in Sivaganga at 11:35 am

Congress’ Karti Chidambaram is ahead of BJP’s H Raja in Tamil Nadu’s Sivaganga by 39,500 votes.

K Kavitha Trailing in Nizamabad

Kalavakuntla Kavitha, daughter of TRS chief K Chandrashekhar Rao is trailing in Nizamabad seat by more than 13,500 votes.

Manoj Tiwari Leading Comprehensively at 11:55 am

BJP’s Delhi chief Manoj Tiwari is ahead of Sheila Dikshit by close to 1.30 lakh votes.

Gautam Gambhir Leading in East Delhi at 12:10 pm

BJP’s Gautam Gambhir is leading in East Delhi constituency by more than 63,500 votes. AAP’s Atishi has slipped to third position in the seat as Congress’ Arvinder Singh Lovely is in second place.

Milind Deora Trailing at 12:10 pm

Congress’ Milind Deora is trailing behind Shiv Sena’s Arvind Sawant in Mumbai South seat by more than 47,000 votes.

Sushmita Dev Trailing in Silchar at 12.30 pm

Congress’ Sushmita Dev is trailing behind BJP’s Rajdeep Roy in Assam’s Silchar by nearly 35,000 votes.

Rahul Reduces Deficit Margin in Amethi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi has reduced the margin of his deficit behind Smriti Irani. While at 12:15 pm, he was trailing by 4,600 votes, at 12.50 pm, he is down by 2,500 votes.

Babul Supriyo Leads By Over 69,000 Votes at 1:15 pm

BJP’s Babul Supriyo is ahead of Moon Moon Sen by nearly 69,500 votes in West Bengal’s Asansol.

Farooq Abdullah Leading in Srinagar Seat at 1:35 pm

Senior NC leader Farooq Abdullah is leading Srinagar seat by more than 65,500 votes. PDP’s Aga Syed Mohsin is in second place.

Hardeep Singh Puri Trailing in Amritsar at 1:45 pm

Union Minister and BJP’s Amritsar candidate Hardeep Singh Puri is trailing by 73,199 votes. Congress’ Gurjeet Singh Aujla is leading in the seat.

Sunny Deol Leading in Gurdaspur Seat at 1:45 pm

Actor-turned politician Sunny Deol is ahead of Sunil Jakhar of Congress in Gurdaspur seat by 77,825 votes.

Hema Malini Leading in UP's Mathura at 1:50 pm

BJP’s sitting MP Hema Malini is ahead in Mathura seat by 1.45 lakh votes

Smriti Irani Widens Lead Over Rahul Gandhi

BJP’s Smriti Irani is ahead of Rahul Gandhi by 11,226 votes in Amethi at 2:25 pm

Pragya Thakur Leading By 1.61 Lakh Votes At 2:35 pm

Terror accused in Malegaon blast and BJP’s Bhopal candidate Pragya Singh Thakur is ahead of Congress’ Digvijaya Singh by 1.61 lakh votes.

Veerappa Moily Trailing in Chikballapur at 2:50 pm

Senior Congress leader Veerappa Moily is trailing Chikballapur seat in Karnataka by a big margin of 1.81 lakh votes. BJP’s BN Bache Gowda is leading in the seat.

PM Modi Leading Varanasi Seat by 4.09 Lakh Votes at 3:30 pm

Tharoor Extends Lead in Thiruvananthapuram to 1.2 Lakh Votes

Congress’ Shashi Tharoor extended his lead in Thiruvananthapuram to 1.2 Lakh votes over BJP’s Kummanam Rajasekharan.

Smriti Irani Leading Rahul Gandhi by 18,889 Votes in Amethi at 4 pm

BJP's Jay Panda Trailing by 45,027 Votes From Odisha's Kendrapara

BJP’s Lok Sabha candidate from Odisha’s Kendrapara Jay Panda is trailing behind BJD’s Anubhav Mohanty by 45,027 votes.

CPI’s Kanhaiya is Trailing Behind BJP’s Giriraj Singh by 4.03 Lakh Votes

Pragya Thakur Wins Bhopal Seat, Beats Congress' Digvijaya Singh

Scindia Loses Guna Seat to BJP's KP Yadav

Sonia Gandhi Retains Raebareli Seat, Beats BJP's Dinesh Pratap Singh

PM Modi Wins Varanasi Seat by Over 4.5 Lakh Votes

Amit Shah Secures Gandhinagar Seat With a Margin of Over 5.5 Lakh Votes

BJP's Babul Supriyo Edges Past TMC's Moon Moon Sen, Wins Asansol

Rajnath Wins Lucknow, Beats SP's Poonam Shatrughan Sinha

Hema Malini Retains Mathura, Wins by a Margin of Over 2.8 Lakh Votes

BJP's Varun Gandhi Defeats SP's Hemraj Verma, Wins Pilibhit Seat

Locket Chatterjee Wins Hooghly Seat for BJP, Beats TMC's Ratna De

Ravi Shankar Prasad Wins Bihar's Patna Sahib Seat By Over 2.7 Lakh Votes

Rajyavardhan Rathore Beats Congress' Krishna Poonia, Wins Jaipur Rural

Tejasvi Surya Wins Maiden Bout, Secures Bangalore South Seat

Ravi Kishan Wins Gorakhpur Seat by Over 3 Lakh Votes

Sunny Deol Defeats Congress' Sunil Jakhar to Win Gurdaspur Seat

Sheila Dikshit Loses North East Delhi to BJP's Manoj Tiwari by Over 3.5 Lakh Votes

Congress' Ajay Maken Suffers Defeat at the Hands of Meenakshi Lekhi in New Delhi

Gautam Gambhir Secures East Delhi Seat by Over 3.9 Lakh Votes

Nitin Gadkari Wins Nagpur Seat, Beats INC's Nana Patole by Over 2 Lakh Votes

AIMIM's Owaisi Wins Hyderabad Seat by a Margin of Over 2.8 Lakh Votes

Former PM Deve Gowda Loses Tumkur Seat to BJP'S GS Basavaraj

Ex-Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat Loses From Nainital Udhamsingh Nagar

Congress' Thiruvananthapuram Candidate Shashi Tharoor Wins by 1,00,132 Votes

BJP North East Delhi Candidate Manoj Tiwari Wins by 3,66,102 Votes

Maneka Gandhi Wins Sultanpur by 13,859 Votes

Congress' Karti Chidambaram Wins By Over 3 Lk Votes from Sivaganga

TRS Candidate K Kavitha Loses to BJP's Arvind Dharmapuri in Nizamabad

BJP's Ramesh Bidhuri Wins by 3,66,019 Votes From South Delhi

Union Minister Jayant Sinha Wins Hazaribagh by 4,79,548 Votes

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