Lok Sabha elections
As BJP led in 300 Lok Sabha seats and was set to form the government at the Centre for the second time along with its NDA allies, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday termed it as a win for India.
The BJP and its ally Apna Dal (Sonelal) are leading in 61 of the 80 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh, according to Election Commission trends.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis Thursday hailed BJP-led NDA's performance in the Lok Sabha elections saying the 'Modi wave' of the 2014 polls turned into a 'tsunami' this time.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said India has won again and together with everyone, a strong and inclusive nation will be built.
Union Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah for the performance in the Lok Sabha elections.
Congress' Mumbai-North Lok Sabha seat candidate Urmila Matondkar on Thursday alleged that there was a mismatch in signatures on an electronic voting machine (EVM) form.
As celebrations broke out across the BJP's headquarters on Thursday with the party leading in 294 seats, senior ministers and alliance partners congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the victory described variously as a tsunami and a landslid
The Congress Party, which won the Hindi heartland states of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and Rajasthan in the assembly elections in December last year, is trailing in Lok Sabha polls in all the three states, as per official Election Commission trend
The CPI Thursday said BJP's poll narrative centred on nationalism worked for the party in a big way in the Lok Sabha elections.
The ruling BJP appeared to be storming back to power with a comfortable majority on its own for the second consecutive time and is set to cross the 300-mark along with its allies in the Lok Sabha.
The BJP appeared set for a resounding comeback on Thursday with leads in more than 300 seats while the Congress trailed far behind.
The counting of votes in 80 Lok Sabha constituencies in Uttar Pradesh began on Thursday amidst tight security. BJP takes lead in the early trends.
The Election Commission has started counting of votes for the general election on Thursday. Meanwhile BJP takes lead in trends with majority.
Counting of votes at 77 centres in Uttar Pradesh for 80 Lok Sabha seats commenced at 0800 hours amid unprecedented security cover.
The fate of as many as 8,040 candidates will be decided on Thursday when the counting of votes polled for the 17th Lok Sabha elections is done.
The Congress party is all decked up for the D-day, that is May 23, as the grand old party is expecting a favourable result in the Lok Sabha polls.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot Wednesday said the Congress will accept the Lok Sabha election results with "humility", but maintained that exit poll projections have been wrong several times.
All is set for counting of votes in 542 Lok Sabha constituencies on Thursday as opposition parties mounted vigil around the counting centres across India where the electronic voting machines (EVMs) are being kept in strong rooms.