BJP led NDA set to form new govt at Centre

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BJP led NDA is all set to form a new government at the Centre bagging 336 and leading in 15 in the 543 member Lok Sabha elections. BJP alone has won absolute majority and heading for a landslide victory. It has secured 303 seats. The UPA has won 86 and leading in 3 while others got 85 and leading in 17. The Congress alone has bagged 51 seats.

Senior BJP leader and Prime Minister Narendra Modi has won from Varanasi by over 4 lakh 79 thousand votes. He has surpassed his previous margin of 3 lakh 71 thousand seven hundered and 84 votes in 2014 parliamentary elections. He defeated SP-BSP-RLD alliance candidate Shalini Yadav who secured one lakh 95 thousand votes.

Congress Leader Sonia Gandhi retained Rai Bareily while the party president Rahul Gandhi lost Amethi to Union Minister Smriti Irani by a margin of over 55,000 votes. Union Minister Maneka Gandhi won from Sultanpur. Other Union Ministers who emerged victorious include General VK Singh form Ghaziabad, Mahesh Sharma from Gautam Buddha Nagar, Santosh Kumar Gangwar from Bareilly, Anupriya Patel of NDA ally Apna Dal(S) from Mirzapur, Dr. Satyapal Singh from Baghpat and Niranjan Jyoti from Fatehpur.

Varun Gandhi of BJP won Pilibhit seat while Bhojpuri actor and BJP candidate Ravi Kishan won from Gorakhpur. Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav retains Mainpuri seat while party President Akhilesh Yadav won from Azamgarh.

In Uttar Pradesh, Out of 80 seats, 78 results have been declared and counting is on for 2 seats. BJP bags 61 seats and leading in 1. Its ally Apna Dal got 2 seats. Bahujan Samaj Party gets 9 seats and leading in one. The Samajwadi party secures 5. The third partner of Mahagathbandhan - RLD could not open its account. Congress bagged only one seat that is Rai Bareily.

In Uttarakhand, BJP has won all the five seats.

In Delhi, BJP has won all the seven parliamentary seats with overwhelming margins. Party candidate from West Delhi Pravesh Sahib Singh Verma won the seat with a record breaking margin of 5 lakh 78 thousand 486 votes. Mr Verma not only broke his own record but also became the candidate who registered the highest victory margin in the city. Cricketer turned politician and BJP's East Delhi candidate Gautam Gambhir won by over a margin of 3 lakh 91 thousand votes by defeating his nearest Congress rival Arvinder Singh Lovely.

BJP's North East Delhi candidate Manoj Tiwari defeated his nearest Congress rival and former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit. The party candidate Meenakshi Lekhi defeated Congress leader Ajay Maken in New Delhi constituency. Singer turned Politician Hans Raj Hans of BJP won from North West Delhi Lok sabha seat. BJP's South Delhi candidate Ramesh Bidhuri won the Lok sabha seat by a margin of 3 lakh 67 thousand 43 votes by defeating his nearest rival Raghav Chadha of Aam Aadmi Party.

BJP candidate from Chandni Chowk Lok Sabha seat and Union Minister Dr Harshvardhan won with a margin of 2 lakh 28 thousand 145 votes.

In Punjab, result of all the 13 Lok Sabha seats have come in. Congress has won eight seats followed by BJP and the Shiromani Akali Dal two each while AAP one. Former Union Minister Manish Tewari of the Congress has won from Anandpur Sahib.

The party has also won Amritsar, Faridkot, Fatehgarh Sahib, Jalandhar, Khadoor Sahib, Ludhiana and Patiala. BJP candidates have won Gurdaspur and Hoshiarpur seat and SAD candidates bagged Bathidna and Firozpur seats. In Amritsar, Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri of BJP has lost. BJP candidate and actor Sunny Deol has won Gurdaspur seat and Bhagwant Mann of the Aam Admi Party secured Sangrur seat.

In Haryana, the BJP has registered major victory as it has won all 10 Lok Sabha seats of the state. Union Minister Rao Inderjit Singh has retained Gurgaon, seat defeating his Congress rival Capt. Ajay Singh by huge margin of nearly 4 lakh votes.

In Hisar, Brijendra Singh has registered a huge win by securing over 3 lakh votes. Sanjay Bhatia has bagged Karnal seat by a huge margin of over 6 anf half lakh votes. Nayab Singh has been declared winner in Kurukshetra. Sunita Duggal bagged Sirsa seat.

Other prominent winners are Ramesh Chander Kaushik in Sonipat, Ratan Lal Kataria in Ambala, Dharambir Singh in Bhiwani-Mahendragarh, Krishan Pal in Faridabad and Arvind Kumar Sharma in Rohtak.

In Chandigarh, Kirron Kher has defeated Congress candidate Pawan Kumar Bansal.

In Himachal Pradesh also the ruling BJP has won all the 4 Lok Sabha seats. Anurag Thakur has won in Hamirpur, Suresh Kumar Kashyap in Shimla,Ram Swaroop Sharma in Mandi and Kishan Kapoor in Kangra.

In Jammu and Kashmir, BJP candidate and Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh has bagged Udhampur seat. The party has also bagged Ladakh and Jammu seats. National Conference leader Farooq Abudllah has won the Srinagar seat. The party candidates Hasnain Masoodi bags Anantnag and Mohammad Akbar Lone gets Baramulla seat.

In Rajasthan, out of 25 seats, BJP has won 24 while its ally Rashtriya Loktantrik Party one. Union Minister Col. Rajyawardhan Rathore of BJP retains Jaipur Rural, by a margin of nearly 4 lakh votes. Son of former CM Vasundhara Raje and Sitting MP Dushyant Singh of BJP retains Jhalawar Baran.

In Gujarat, BJP is heading towards a clean sweep once again. It has already bagged 24 seats so far and leading in Ahmedabad West and Junagadh constituencies out of a total of 26 seats. BJP President Amit Shah has won Gandhinagar seat by a huge margin of over 5 lakh 57 thousand votes.

In Maharashtra, out of 47 results have been declared so far and counting is in progress in one constituency. Out of this BJP gets 23 seats and its ally Shivsena 17. NCP has bagged 4 seats while Congress and All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen get one seat each. Amravati seat has gone in favour of an independent candidate. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari retains Nagpur seat. Daughter of NCP chief Sharad Pawar, Supriya Sule bags Baramati. Congress state unit Chief and Former Chief Minister of Maharastra Ashok Chavan has lost in Nanded while party candidate and film actor Urmila Matondkar was defeated in Mumbai North.

In Goa, both BJP and Congress have bagged one seat each while Union Minister of state Shripad Naik has won North Goa seat, Congress leader Francisco Sardinha gets South Goa seat.

In West Bengal, results of 39 out of 42 Lok Sabha constituencies have been declared. All India Trinamool Congress has bagged 19 seats followed by BJP 18 and Congress 2. The counting of remaining three seats which is in progress, are Basirhat, Diamond Harbour and Joynagar where Trinamool Congress candidates are leading.

In Odisha, five results out of 21 seats have been declared so far. While Biju Janata Dal has bagged 3 seats, BJP gets 2. Latest trend shows BJD is leading in 10 seats followed by BJP in seven and Congress in one.

In Bihar, all the results have been declared. Out of 40 seats BJP has bagged 17 seats while its ally Janta Dal (United) gets 16 and Lok Janshakti Party got six. Congress could manage only one. Prominent winners of BJP are Union ministers Ravi Shankar Prasad, Giriraj Singh, Gopal Jee Thakur, sitting MP Dr. Sanjay Jaiswal, Union Minister R.K. Singh and BJP State President and sitting MP Nityanand Rai. Ravi Shankar Prasad defeated Shatrughan Sinha of Congress

while Giriraj Singh defeated Kanhaiya Kumar of Communist Party of India. Chirag Paswan the sitting MP and son of Union Minister Ram Vilas Pawan of Lok Janshakti Party won from Jamui (SC) constituency.

In Jharkhand, all the 14 results have been declared. BJP has got eleven while AJSU party, Congress and Jharkhand Mukti Morcha gets one each. The prominent BJP winners include Jayant Sinha, Sunil Soren , Nishikant Dubey, Bidyut Baran Mahato , Annpurna Devi, BJP's sitting MP Vishnu Dayal Ram, Sanjay Seth, Sunil Kumar Singh, Pashupati Nath Singh, Arjun Munda and Sudarshan Bhagat.

In Jammu and Kashmir, BJP candidate and Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh has bagged Udhampur seat. The party has also bagged Ladakh and Jammu seats. National Conference leader Farooq Abudllah has won the Srinagar seat. The party candidates Hasnain Masoodi bags Anantnag and Mohammad Akbar Lone gets Baramulla seat.

In Rajasthan, out of 25 seats, BJP has won 24 while its ally Rashtriya Loktantrik Party one. Union Minister Col. Rajyawardhan Rathore of BJP retains Jaipur Rural, by a margin of nearly 4 lakh votes. Son of former CM Vasundhara Raje and Sitting MP Dushyant Singh of BJP retains Jhalawar Baran.

In Gujarat, BJP has won 22 seats and leading in 4 out of 26 Parliamentary constituencies of the state. Party President Amit Shah has won Gandhinagar seat by over a margin of 5 lakh 57 thousand votes.

In Maharashtra, all the 48 results have been declared. Out of this BJP gets 23 seats and its ally Shivsena 18. NCP has bagged 4 seats while Congress and All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen get one seat each. Amravati seat has gone in favour of an independent candidate. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari retains Nagpur seat. Daughter of NCP chief Sharad Pawar, Supriya Sule bags Baramati.

Congress state unit Chief and Former Chief Minister of Maharastra Ashok Chavan has lost in Nanded while party candidate and film actor Urmila Matondkar was defeated in Mumbai North.

In Goa, both BJP and Congress have bagged one seat each while Union Minister of state Shripad Naik has won North Goa seat, Congress leader Francisco Sardinha gets South Goa seat.

In West Bengal, results of 39 out of 42 Lok Sabha constituencies have been declared. All India Trinamool Congress has bagged 19 seats followed by BJP 18 and Congress 2. The counting of remaining three seats which is in progress, are Basirhat, Diamond Harbour and Joynagar where Trinamool Congress candidates are leading.

In Chhattisgarh, out of 11 seats BJP has won in 9 and Congress 2.

In Madhya Pradesh, BJP has won 26 seats while Congress bagged one out of 27 results declared so far. BJP is leading in the remaining 2 seats. BJP's Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur defeated Former Chief Minister Digvijaya Singh of Congress by over 3 Lakh 64 thousand votes. Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar wins Morena seat by more than 1.1 lakh votes. Senior Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia has lost his traditional Guna seat.

In Karnataka, BJP secured a landmark victory winning 25 seats out of 28 seats. The Congress party and JDS have won just one seat each. Congress won from Bangalore rural and JDS has got the Hassan seat. Senior Congress leader Veerappa Moily, has lost in Chikballapur while, former Prime Minister H.D. Devegowda lost from Tumkur. Senior Congress leader Mallikarjuna Kharge lost in Gulbarga.

In Andhra Pradesh, YSR Congress has clean sweeped, winning 21 out of 25 parliamentary seats. It is leading in Aruku where result is yet to be declared. Telugu Desam Party (TDP) has won 3 seats Guntur, Srikakulam and Vijaywada.

In Telangana, result has been declared for all the 17 seats. TRS has won 9 seats. BJP has won 4 seats. Congress has won 3 seats. AIMIM candidate Asaduddin Owaisi has won from Hyderabad.

In Kerala, results have been declared for all 20 seats. The Congress led UDF got comfortable victory with Congress won 15 seats. Congress President Rahul Gandhi has won from Wayanad constituency by securing a margin of over 4 lakhs 31 thousand votes over CPI candidate P.P.Suneer. IUML has won 2 seats. Kerala Congress(M), RSP and CPM have won in one seat each.

UDF candidate in Thiruvananthapuram Shashi Tharoor has won over ninty nine thousand votes defeating NDAs Kummanam Rajashekaran. Union Minister Alphons Kannanthanam lost in Ernakulam.

In Tamil Nadu, the DMK-led UPA has clean sweeped winning 37 of 38 Lok Sabha seats. Election to the Vellore seat was cancelled due to excess use of money during the campaign period. The DMK has won in all the Lok Sabha seats it has contested and its coalition partners including the two Left parties, MDMK, VCK, IJK and IUML have also won in their constituencies. Congress has won seven seats and AIADMK one. With the win, the DMK has emerged as one of the leading opposition parties in the Parliament.

In Assam, results for 13 out of the 14 Parliamentary constituencies have come in. BJP has won eight seats and Congress three. All India United Democratic Front and an Independent have bagged one each.

In Arunachal Pradesh, BJP is leading in both the Lok Sabha seats, Arunachal East and Arunachal West. Senior BJP leader and Union Minister Kiren Rijiju is leading by more than One Lakh 42 thousand votes against Nabam Tuki of Congress in Arunachal West.
In Manipur, BJP candidate Dr. Rajkumar Ranjan Singh has won from Inner Manipur Lok Sabha seat while Naga People’s Front candidate Lorho S.P foze has won Outer Manipur seat.

In Meghalaya, Congress candidate Vincent H. Pala has won by a margin of 1,52,000 votes. Agatha K. Sangma of National People's Party has defeated Mukul Sangma of Congress by margin more than 64 thousand votes.

In Mizoram constituency, C Lalrosanga of Mizo National Front has won by margin of more than 8,000 votes. He defeated Independent candidate Lalnghinglova Hmar.

In Nagaland, the lone Lok Sabha seat has been bagged by Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party candidate Tokheho Yepthomi defeating Congress candidate K L Chishi by more than 16300 votes.

Sikkim Krantikari Morcha candidate, Indra Hang Subba has bagged the lone seat of the state.

In Tripura, BJP has won both the parliamentary seats. State Party General Secretary Pratima Bhoumik has won by more than 3 lakhs 5 thousand votes in Tripura West. Party candidate, Rebati Tripura has won Tripura East seat. Nationalist Congress Party has retained lone parliamentary seat of Lakshadweep. Independent candidate Delkar Mohanbhai Sanjibhai has bagged Dadara & Nagar Haveli seat. And Daman & Diu seat has gone in favour of Lalubhai Babubhai Patel of BJP. In Puducherry, Congress candidate V.Vaithilingam has won the lone Lok Sabha seat. (AIR NEWS)