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4:02 PM IST

  • Modi's message

    As the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) stood poised to return to power with a bigger mandate in 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday congratulated the nation. “India wins yet again!” he tweeted. Full report here.

3:38 PM IST

  • Northeast India update

    Arunachal Pradesh
    BJP - 2

    NDPP - 1

    BJP - 1
    NPF - 1

    NPP - 1
    Congress - 1

    MNF - 1

    BJP – 2

    BJP - 9
    AGP -1
    Congress - 1
    AIUDF - 2
    Independent - 1

2:43 PM IST

  • BJP's celebrations

    BJP cadre celebrates in Bengal's Purulia. According to the latest updates, the BJP is leading by 45,489 here. 

1:41 PM IST

  • Prime Minister of Israel sends best wishes

    Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu congratulates Prime Minister #NarendraModi, says, "will continue to strengthen our friendship between India and Israel". Read full report here.


1:16 PM IST

  • Asansol update

    Asansol result at the end of the 7th round 

    BJP’s Babul Supriyo - 231055

    Trinamool’s - 155084


1:07 PM IST

  • Himanta Biswa Sarma's remark

    BJP’s Himanta Biswa Sarma: People of India have once again given Modi ji a chance to lead the country, they love him. I would like to thank the people of India, especially people of North-East for supporting Modi ji. I want to assure people that Modi ji will take us forward.

12:55 PM IST

  • Sri Lanka Prime Minister congratulation message

    Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Ranil Wickremesinghe tweets, "Congratulations to #NarendraModi on a magnificent victory! We look forward to working closely with you." 

12:51 PM IST

  • Bengal update

    BJP’s seat counts in Bengal 

    Asansol leading by 69082
    Hooghly leading by 58826
    Alipurduar leading by 69440
    Bangaon leading by 25794
    Bankura leading by 36542
    Bishnupur leading by 45127
    Burdwan Durgapur leading by 15619
    Maldah Uttar leading by 21478
    Jhargram leading by 15832
    Purulia leading by 45489
    Darjeeling leading by 89219
    Malda DAKSHIN leading by 13990
    Raiganj leading by 4451
    Ranaghat leading by 59750
    Jalpaiguri leading by 23689
    Barrackpore leading by 1548
    Coochbehar leading by 1082

12:33 PM IST

  • Owaisi ahead with 85,000 votes

    All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen leader Asaduddin Owaisi leading with over 85,000 votes from Hyderabad Lok Sabha constituency.


12:06 PM IST

  • Board meeting today

    BJP parliamentary board meeting to be held later today. PM Modi to meet BJP workers at party office at 5.30 PM today.

12:04 PM IST

  • Sudhanshu Trivedi remark

    "This is the first election for a generation that opened its eyes in the 21st century, the millennium generation has voted & given a millennium mandate. I think we should wait for final results, the indications are now gradually settling down to same thing," BJP's Sudhanshu Trivedi.

11:52 AM IST

  • Bagga’s message to Mamata Banerjee

    BJP leader Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga’s message to Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee.

11:41 AM IST

  • Counting update

    Union Ministers Manoj Sinha and Maneka Gandhi trailing from Ghazipur and Sultanpur respectively.

    Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia trailing from Guna in Madhya Pradesh.

11:21 AM IST

  • Thiruvananthapuram update

    Congress's Shashi Tharoor leading from Thiruvananthapuram by over 13,000 votes

11:14 AM IST

  • Bengal trend

    Bengal: TMC leading on 24 seats, BJP leading on 17 seats and Congress on 1 seat; total seats 42.

11:00 AM IST

  • Amit Shah's thumping win

    BJP President Amit Shah leading by over 1,25,000 votes from Gujarat's Gandhinagar.

10:45 AM IST

  • BJP's celebration begins

    Visuals of celebrations outside BJP office in Bengaluru.

10:39 AM IST

  • Bengal detail reports

    Purulia Lok Sabha 1st round detail counting report.


10:14 AM IST

  • 8 seats in Punjab goes to Congress

    The Congress is leading in eight out of total 13 Lok Sabha seats in Punjab.The Congress is leading in Amritsar, Faridkot, Anandpur Sahib, Jalandhar, Khadoor Sahib, Ludhiana, Fatehgarh Sahib and Patiala. Meanwhile, BJP is leading in Gurdaspur and Hoshiarpur seats and the Akali Dal in Bathinda and Ferozepur seats. 

10:07 AM IST

  • Mulayam Singh Yadav update

    Samajwadi Party (SP) patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav is leading in Mainpuri constituency. 

9:58 AM IST

  • Deve Gowda trailing

    The former Prime Minister and JD(S) candidate HD Deve Gowda is trailing in Karnataka's Tumkur.

9:52 AM IST

  • BJP already has 10 seats in Bengal

    BJP leads in 10 seats, out of 42 seats, in Bengal. 

9:51 AM IST

  • Rampur update

    Jaya Prada takes the lead in Rampur. Azam Khan is trailing. 

9:49 AM IST

  • Morning official trends

    Lok Sabha polls 2019: Official trends at 9:30 AM 


9:47 AM IST

  • Results from north east

    Arunachal Pradesh (2)
    BJP - 2
    Manipur (2)
    BJP - 1
    Mizoram – (1)
    MNF - 1
    Meghalaya (2)
    NPP - 1
    Congress – 1
    Nagaland (1)
    NDPP - 1

9:35 AM IST

  • Abhishek Banerjee is trailing

    Abhishek Banerjee, Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee nephew is trailing in Diamond Harbour constituency. BJP's Nilanjan Roy has taken the lead. 

9:21 AM IST

  • BJP crosses 272

    Across India, the BJP takes a lead of 272. Meanwhile, UPA is leading on just 88 Lok Sabha seats and 76 seats went to other regional parties. 

9:16 AM IST

  • Kamal Nath leads in Chhindwara’s Assembly by-poll

    Madhya Pradesh chief minister and Congress leader Kamal Nath is leading in Assembly by-poll in Chhindwara constituency. 

9:10 AM IST

  • Kanhaiya Kumar trailing in Begusarai

    CPI's Kanhaiya Kumar is trailing in Begusarai after BJP’s Giriraj Singh took the lead. 

9:07 AM IST

  • Modi leading in Varanasi

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is leading in Varanasi. 

9:05 AM IST

  • Azam Khan leading in Rampur

    Samajwadi Party's Azam Khan is leading in Uttar Pradesh's Rampur against Jaya Prada. 

9:04 AM IST

  • Pragya Singh Thakur, Anurag Thakur leading

    BJP candidate Pragya Singh Thakur and Anurag Thakur have taken the leads in Bhopal and Hamirpur in Himachal Pradesh, respectively. Full report here.

8:58 AM IST

  • Urmila Matondkar trailing

    Actor and Congress candidate Urmila Matondkar is trailing in North Mumbai. She is contesting against BJP's Gopal Shetty 

8:57 AM IST

  • Babul Supriyo leading in Asansol

     BJP sitting MP Babul Supriyo Babul Supriyo is leading in Asansol

8:55 AM IST

  • Shashi Tharoor takes lead

    Congress Candidate Shashi Tharoor is now Leading in Trivandrum.

8:52 AM IST

  • Kirron Kher, Sunny Deol leading

    BJP party candidates Kirron Kher, Sunny Deol are leading in Chandigarh and Gurdaspur respectively.

8:51 AM IST

  • Smriti Irani takes lead in Amethi

    BJP's Smriti Irani has taken the lead in Amethi. Congress president Rahul Gandhi is trailing. 

    Full report here

8:50 AM IST

  • Smriti Irani takes lead in Amethi

    BJP's Smriti Irani has taken the lead in Amethi. Congress president Rahul Gandhi is trailing. 

8:29 AM IST

  • Assam results

    Assam (14 seats) early trends

    BJP+ - 8

    Congress - 3

    AIUDF - 2

    Others - 1

8:28 AM IST

  • Congress’s leaders' fate

    While Congress candidate Shashi Tharoor is trailing in Trivandrum, Rahul Gandhi is leading in Wayanad. Gandhi decided to contest from Wayanad in Kerala besides his traditional stronghold of Amethi in Uttar Pradesh. 

8:23 AM IST

  • Election Commission's website glitch

    Election Commission's website faces hiatus as voting for Lok Sabha elections 2019 continues. 

8:19 AM IST

  • BJP, Congress's new leads

    While the BJP is leading in Chhattisgarh, Shiv Sena in Maharashtra's Thane, the Congress is leading in Naxal-hit Bastar district in Chhattisgarh.

8:15 AM IST

  • Rahul and Sonia Gandhi are leading in Amethi, Raebareli

    Congress president Rahul Gandhi and chairperson Sonia Gandhi are leading Lok Sabha seats of Amethi and Raebareli.

8:11 AM IST

  • NDA takes the first lead

    The BJP candidate has taken the first lead in Karnataka's Hasan constituency. BJP candidate and Union minister Rajyavardhan Rathore has also taken lead in Rajasthan. 

8:01 AM IST

  • Counting starts

    Counting for Lok Sabha elections 2019 begins.

7:59 AM IST

  • Ravi Kishan offers prayer

    Actor Ravi Kishan, who is fighting on Gorakhpur Lok Sabha seat, offers prayers before counting for Lok Sabha election begins.

7:55 AM IST

  • Visuals from counting centres

7:51 AM IST

  • Final stage set

    The Election Commission will start counting the Lok Sabha election results at 8 AM on Thursday.


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                                                    Thugbandhan fails in Uttar Pradesh; BJP sweeps the state

                                                    In 2019 Lok Sabha elections, fierce opponents of 25 years, SP and BSP came together to stop the BJP juggernaut in UP after two successive blows of 2014 Lok Sabha and 2017 Vidhan Sabha elections. 

                                                    Amitabh Tiwari

                                                    Lok Sabha election results: Suspense in three southern states

                                                    While the future of the AIADMK in Tamil Nadu and Congress-JD(S) government in Karnataka hangs in balance, TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu is looking at focusing on national politics at this point in time. All eyes are on Lok Sabha election results to be announced on May 23.

                                                    Balakumar Kuppuswamy

                                                    Opposition blaming EC and EVM machines for exit polls? Beat that

                                                    Aside from the commonsense logic, the EVM bashing has been going on for long. Rahul Gandhi's backers say that he did point that he had reservations with the EVMs even when the Congress won in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan December last

                                                    Balakumar Kuppuswamy

                                                    PM Modi’s Kedarnath visit: Memes on social media are fine but not politically motivated agenda

                                                    To be fair, a popular leader like Modi attracts attention because of his profile and aggressive social media presence. But, the reason why his trip became a political issue has once again exposed the hypocrisy of people who spend a fair chunk of their time on social media sharing thoughts, pictures, videos and everything else they can.

                                                    Madhav Sharma
                                                    22, May 2019, 6:06 PM IST

                                                    Struggling with your TV screen flooded with Republic TV panelists? TRAI has a solution

                                                    Sources at TRAI suggested that the organisation mulled screening of Republic TV debates at IMAX screens, but couldn’t do so, as shows of the Avengers Endgame would still likely continue running house full for a few more months

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