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Live: Election Results 2014

The world’s largest democracy exercised its right to participate in the democratic process in April and May 2014, with high voter turnouts in 122 constituencies. It is judgment day for India’s big and small political parties, as the Election Commission begins the process of counting votes on May 16, 2014 at  8 am. We’ll bring you the latest successes, defeats and trends as they unravel on the national stage on our live blog coverage of the event. #Results2014

21:16 PM

Post an address at Vadodara at 4 PM this evening, Modi makes yet another address at Ahmedabad!

Those who criticised me didn’t know Modi is such a magician who also made them speak on important agendas.

Well, for now it seems like post election results, the new Indian PM has already spoken more words than our outgoing PM did in his last 10 years of governance.

Final Lok Sabha Election result Tally:

final tally

7:15 PM

The results clearly spell out the difference between activism and politics. Hugely successful activists such as Arvind Kejriwal and Medha Patkar bite the dust. Guess Anna Hazare was right after all!

6:53 PM

Modi wins by over 5 lakh votes! An absolute Majority!

6:28 PM

Rahul Gandhi wins from Amethi with 170,00 votes. Some cheer INC?

Seems like love for “the family” is hard to get by!

On the other hand, Milind Deora loses from Mumbai South. Introspection much!

Nandan Nilekani and V. Balakrishnan, both lost in Bangalore.

BJP’s performance in Uttar Pradesh has been outstanding! Registering a winning position in 71 out of 80 constituencies.

6:20 PM

Yet another twitter trend launched ! Modi’s Victory Wall  is now up for your wishes!

5:01 PM

NDA-333 | UPA-61 | BJP-282 | Congress-48 | Others-149

National Tally | NDA-339 | UPA-57 | BJP-286 | Congress-44 | Others-143

4:35 PM

Rahul Gandhi owns up and takes responsibility for Congress’ defeat.

“Congress has done pretty badly, and as vice president I hold myself responsible for the results.”

Sonia congratulates the new government before rushing out. The lesser spoken the better for Congress!
4:30 PM

Kumar Vishwas Loses in Amethi! Congratulates Modi

3:30 PM

National tally 

NDA 329; UPA 63; BJP 279; Congress 49; Others 151

3:00 PM

PDP’s Mehbooba Mufti wins from #Anantnag constituency in Srinagar

2.48 PM

Rahul Gandhi is leading in Amethi, while Smriti Irani trails.

Arun Jaitley loses Amritsar

Far from comfort but the Congress party is down to just 48 seats.

2.40 PM

Meenakshi Lekhi (BJP) and Harsh Vardhan (BJP) win from New Delhi and Chandni Chowk.

2:35 PM

On performance of AAP, Girish Soni, called it a “learning experience” for the party.

“Winning was not our objective. But the people have supported us,”

Oh and by the way, the number of slaps the AAP leader (Mr Arvind Kejriwal) got is more than the number of seats they won! We hope AAP has learnt its lessons at least now that governance cannot be done on the road!

2:30 PM

Shashi Tharoor Wins in Thiruvananthapuram

Key battlegrounds!

Until 2:20 PM

key areas

1.30 PM

AIADMK retains Tamil Nadu.

Jayalalitha: I’m happy we’ve won without a coalition. I hope the government at the centre is co-operative.

1:04 PM 

A view at Times Square, New York. Indians chanting for Narendra Modi on the streets as they await results of the India’s most historic national elections.

Video taken by Prasanth Ramanand

1:02 PM

A historic win and Modi seeks blessings of his mother Heeraben 

Seeking blessings of his mother

Seeking blessings of his mother

12.09 PM

Telangana Rashtra Samiti candidate K Chandrasekhar Rao leads in Telangana, with Congress candidate Sravan Kumar Reddy trails in Medak. If trends hold, K Chandrasekhar Rao will be the Chief Minister of Telangana

12.24 PM

Will the Congress be able to retain status as Opposition? If numbers drop below 55, the Congress may not be able to stay in the Opposition.

12.09 PM

Narendra Modi declares on Twitter: India has won! Acche din aane waale hain

11.41 AM

L.K. Advani wins in Gandhinagar by 23360 votes. DV Sadananda Gowda of the BJP wins Bangalore North by 287124 votes. Nitin Gadkari and Sushma Swaraj win Nagpur and Vidisha, respectively.

General VK Singh wins in Ghaziabad.

Shazia Ilmi of the AAP loses in Ghaziabad.

11.32 AM

Rajasthan MP Abhishek Singhvi in an interview to CNN IBN

I still anticipate changes in the east and the south and in the north east. But I agree with you that this is overall picture, there doesn’t seem to be any part of India [that has swung to the INC] except Kerala to an extent where there is an exception

Adds – congress will sit in opposition!

11.19 AM

BJP leads in Maharashtra with 22 seats, Nationalist Congress Party has 3 seats so far, INC has 1.

11.07 AM

There seems to be a consensus within the INC that Rahul Gandhi cannot be blamed for the loss.

11.04 AM

In Chandni Chowk (Delhi), Harsh Vardhan of BJP leads over Ashutosh of AAP by 59174 votes; Kapil Sibal of INC trails.

10.54 am
Congress loses Assam, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi to resign to accept responsibility for the defeat.
Credits: FP

Credits: FP

10.50 AM
Narendra Modi wins Vadodara with 402436 votes. BS Yeddyurappa and Varun Gandhi win Shimoga and Sultanpur, respectively.
10.36 AM
Star power shines bright as Jaya Prada, Hema Malini, Shatrughan Sinha, Smriti Irani , Kirron Kher lead in their constituencies.
AAP no presence anywhere on the map ! Mr Kejriwal – Better luck next time !

Saffron sweep in Karnataka!

BJP crosses the 250 mark ! Does not need allies now!

10 AM

Status of 393 seats out now. If initial trends are to be believed, the Congress performance this year has been its worst ever. The BJP, on the other hand, is already leading in 213 constituencies.

Official Election commission Results

From 18 / 26 seats in Gujarat BJP is leading in 17 seats and Congress in one.

BJP Leading in over 300 seats

9.59 AM

Omar Abdullah tweets about the terrible scenario in his constituency, hopes for the trends to be proven wrong.

Tally | Credits: FP

Tally | Credits: FP

9.52 am

Round 1 results still awaited in Amethi. Smriti Irani leads over Rahul Gandhi and AAP candidate Kumar Vishwas.

9.50 am

Abhishek Manu Singhvi admits that the picture looks very bleak for the Congress, agrees to work as a constructive member of Opposition.

NDA crosses 284 in leads

Seat shares | FP

Seat shares | FP

9.47 am

Congress leads in Kerala, AAP in Punjab. The rest of the nation seems to be swept by a BJP wave. Initial trends show a clear BJP majority in the 2014 General Elections.

9.43 am

CNN iBN / Times NOw announces that Narendra Modi will be next Prime Minister.

9.39 am

Hema Malini leads in Mathura.

9.23 AM

Smriti Irani, the BJP candidate from Amethi, has a lead over Rahul Gandhi. The BJP is now leading in 124 constituencies, and the INC is leading in 35. Other parties are leading in 75 constituencies. The All India Trinamool Congress is leading in 9 constituencies so far.

NDA : 219 short of 52 seats!


BJP’s PM candidate Narendra Modi is leading in Vadodara by over 70,000 votes, after first few rounds of counting

NDA : 237 short of 35 seats!

Sensex hits the 25,000 mark ! Corporate India rejoices .

8.55 am

The BJP has a clear lead at this point, with 34 seats. The INC, on the other hand, has managed only 11 seats so far. The AAP is leading in 3 constituencies. — It is too early to predict anything. These are just leads, as in — these parties are leading the vote count. They haven’t conclusively won yet. Let’s not made any assumptions till 10 am.

Narendra Modi is leading in Varanasi

Tamil Nadu : AIADMK leads with 11 seats/12

8.36 AM

Of the 543 constituencies, the status of 15 is known. The Bharatiya Janata Party is leading the vote count in 10 constituencies, while the Indian National Congress is leading in 2. The Naga People’s Front, the National People’s Party, and  the Shiromani Akali Dal have 1 seat each.

Liveblogged with contributions from Vinaya Kurtkoti


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