Indian General Elections

2019 Lok Sabha Election Results | 25 Biggest Battles LIVE Updates: Amethi, Varanasi, Begusarai, East Delhi, Wayanad, South Mumbai And More

Written By Navashree Nandini | Mumbai | Published:
25 Biggest Lok Sabha election battles: Amethi, Varanasi, Begusarai, East Delhi, Wayanad, South Mumbai, Wayanad, Gandhinagar, Rae Bareli, Diamond Harbour, Mandya
Update at: 17:52
1 month ago

Rahul Gandhi concedes while the counting is still on, says Smriti Irani won from Amethi, UP.

 

Update at: 16:42
1 month ago

Union Minister Smriti Irani is leading with 215170 votes compared to Congress' Rahul Gandhi with 195672 votes

 

Update at: 14:29
1 month ago

Amit Shah is leading in Gandhinagar by a record of 4 lakh votes, while Smriti Irani leading with 104498 votes in Amethi, as per EC

Update at: 14:11
1 month ago

Smriti Irani leading by 11200 votes in Amethi against Congress chief Rahul Gandhi

Update at 13:13
1 month ago

In Jodhpur, Ashok Gehlot's son Vaibhav Gehlot trailing behind with BJP's Gajendra Singh Shekhawat ahead by 1,85,081 votes 

Update at: 12:30
1 month ago

BJP's Baijayant 'Jay' Panda trailing behind, BJD's Anubhav Mohanty ahead with 13705 votes

Update at: 12:27 pm
1 month ago

Former CM of J&K and PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti with 17390 votes trails behind NC candidate Hasnain Masoodi in Anantnag

Update at 12:01
1 month ago

Trinamool's Mimi Chakraborty is leading with 200495 votes in Jadavpur, West Bengal

Upadte at: 12:01
1 month ago

BJP's Babul Supriya leading by 60,000 votes in Asansol, WB

Update at 11:55
1 month ago

In Mumbai South, Congress' Milind Deora is trailing with Arvind Sawant winning 130700 votes, as per EC

Update at 11:45
1 month ago

In North Central Mumbai, BJP's Poonam Mahajan leading by 70,019 votes against Congress' Priya Dutt
 

Update at 11:45
1 month ago

In East Delhi, BJP's Gautam Gambhir is leading by more than 50,000 votes against AAP's Atishi Marlena
 

Update at 11:45
1 month ago

Kanhaiya Kumar trailing with 111141 votes, Giriraj Singh leading with 243189 votes in Bihar's Begusarai

Update at: 11:55
1 month ago

Rajnath Singh leading with 200267 votes, Poonam Shatrughan Sinha trails with 87851 votes from Lucknow

Update at: 11:40
1 month ago

Union Minister Smriti Irani is ahead by 4881 votes against Congress chief Rahul Gandhi in Amethi, as per EC

Update at: 11:40
1 month ago

BJP leader Sambit Patra leading by over 700 votes from Odisha's Puri Lok Sabha Constituency

Update at: 11:00
1 month ago

Smriti Irani leading with 26928 votes against Rahul Gandhi with 23371 votes, Sonia Gandhi leading in Rae Bareli with 72924 votes

 

Update at: 10:50
1 month ago

BJP Delhi chief Manoj Tiwari leading in North East Delhi with 104147 votes against Sheila Dikshit  

Update at 10:45
1 month ago

P Chidambaram's son Karti Chidambaram leading with 29718 votes from Sivaganga against BJP's H Raja

Update at: 10:20
1 month ago

Ravi Shankar Prasad ahead in Patna Sahib with 45005 votes against Congress' Shatrughan Sinha with 26687 votes, as per EC

Update at: 10:30
1 month ago

BJP's Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur ahead with 107560 votes against Congress Digvijaya Singh's 77547 votes, as per EC

Update at: 10:11
1 month ago

Neck-to-neck in East Delhi with BJP Delhi chief Manoj Tiwari at 27838 votes and Congress' Sheila Dikshit at 10175 votes in North East Delhi

Update at: 10:00
1 month ago

DMK's Kanimozhi Karunanidhi ahead in Thoothukkudi with 39824 votes, against BJP Tamil Nadu chief Tamilisai Soundararajan, as per EC

Update at: 09:55
1 month ago

PM Narendra Modi leading by over 20,000 votes from UP's Varanasi, BJP President Amit Shah leading by over 50,000 votes from Gujarat's Gandhinagar, as per EC

 

Update at: 09:54
1 month ago

BJP's Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur ahead with 57943 votes against Congress Digvijaya Singh's 44944 votes, as per EC

Update at: 09:54
1 month ago

Kanhaiya Kumar is trailing against BJP's Giriraj Singh almost by 20,000 votes, as per EC

Update at: 09:52
1 month ago

Congress' Milind Deora is trailing with 12816 votes against Shiv Sena's Arvind Sawant from South Mumbai, as per EC 

Update at: 09:49
1 month ago

Nikhil Kumaraswamy leading by 32183 votes against Sumalatha Ambareesh, as per EC

Update at: 09:41
1 month ago

BJP chief Amit Shah ahead with 65,000 votes in Gandhinagar and Congress chief Rahul Gandhi leading by 45444 votes from Wayanad

Update at: 09:37
1 month ago

Cricketer-turned-politician Gautam Gambhir is leading from East Delhi against AAP's Atishi Marlena

Update at: 09:32
1 month ago

In Bihar's Begusarai, BJP's Giriraj Singh is leading by over 10,000 votes against CPI candidate Kanhaiya Kumar

Update at: 09:27
1 month ago

BJP candidate Sunny Deol leading by 7500 votes from Gurdaspur, Punjab

Update at: 09:16
1 month ago

BJP candidate Ravi Shankar Prasad leading against Congress Shatrughan Sinha from Patna Sahib, Bihar

Update at: 09:11
1 month ago

Justice Hasnain Masoodi of National Conference is leading from Anantnag against PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti

Update at: 09:06
1 month ago

BJP's Smriti Irani leading with a margin of  2500 votes in Amethi against Congress president Rahul Gandhi

Update at: 09:06
1 month ago

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi leading from his second seat in Kerala's Wayanad

Update at: 08:55
1 month ago

BJP's Babul Supriyo leading in Asansol, West Bengal against Trinamool's Moon Moon Sen 

Update at: 08:45
1 month ago

Union Minister Rajnath Singh is leading from Lucknow against Poonam Shatrughan Sinha of Samajwadi Party

Update at: 08:45
1 month ago

Amit Shah leading in Gandhinagar, Gujarat as per early trends and Rajyavardhan Rathore leading from Jaipur Rural, Rajasthan

Update at: 08:40
1 month ago

Union Minister and BJP candidate Smriti Irani is ahead from Amethi against Congress chief Rahul Gandhi

Update at: 08:38
1 month ago

UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi leading from Congress' age-old seat of Rae Bareli in Uttar Prdaesh

Update at 08:36
1 month ago

Mandya, Karnataka: Nikhil Kumaraswamy, son of HD Kumaraswamy is leading 

Update at: 08:30
1 month ago

From Gurdaspur, Punjab, BJP candidate and actor-turned-politician Sunny Deol is leading 

Update at: 08:16
1 month ago

As per initial trends, Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur ahead from Bhopal Lok Sabha seat of Madhya Prdaesh

1 month ago

With the nation having concluded the seven phases of the Lok Sabha elections 2019 in a period of 39 days, it is ready to welcome the next government and consequently the next Prime Minister of the country. 542 seats of the lower house went to polls and the day has come for the results. This year, nearly 10 lakh polling booths were set up and around 84 million more voters were in the fray to exercise their franchise than the previous elections. 

While the headline statistic revolves around the numbers the NDA and UPA get as the counting is underway, the road to determining that outcome contains some fascinating and compelling individual battles. Some of these involve powerful contenders from the two big national parties, while others are interesting for a number of other reasons. Here is a list of 25 key battles to look for:

  1. Varanasi - Having won resoundingly from Kashi in 2014, Prime Minister Modi is seeking re-election form the seat. Against him is Congress’ Ajay Rai and Mahagathbandhan’s Shalini Yadav.
     
  2. Amethi - Known to be a traditional Congress bastion, BJP has fielded Union Minister Smriti Irani against Congress president Rahul Gandhi. While Irani lost in last elections from the seat, Gandhi is contesting from Kerela’s Wayanad as well in this elections.
     
  3. Begusarai - This constituency is witnessing the electoral debut of CPI candidate Kanhaiya Kumar, the controversial former JNUSU president who is pitted against BJP leader and union minister Giriraj Singh. The Mahagathbandhan's nominee is Tanweer Hasan (RJD).
     
  4. Wayanad - Congress chief Rahul Gandhi is contesting from this constituency apart from Congress' bastion in Amethi. Against him are PP Suneer of CPI(M) and Thushar Vellappally of Bharath Dharma Jana Sena (an ally of BJP). Interestingly, Congress chief will be fighting with three namesakes: two Independent candidates, K.E. Rahul Gandhi and K.M. Shivprasad Gandhi, and K. Raghul Gandhi of the Agila India Makkal Kazhagam party.
     
  5. Gandhinagar - BJP chief Amit Shah is contesting his first Lok Sabha election from this seat against Congress’ two-time MLA C J Chavda
     
  6. East Delhi - A traditional BJP stronghold, Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP has fielded Atishi Marlena known to script the development in Delhi's government schools under the Kejriwal government. Against her, the BJP has pitted cricketer-turned-politician Gautam Gambhir. Congress leader Arvinder Singh Lovely is also in poll-fray.
     
  7. Mumbai South - Shiv Sena’s Arvind Sawant is having a face-off against Congress' Mumbai chief Milind Deora. In 2014, Arvind Sawant had beaten Milind Deora by 1.28 lakh votes.
     
  8. Bhopal - Former CM of Madhya Pradesh and Congress leader Digvijaya Singh is pitted against Malegaon-blast accused and newly inducted BJP member, the controversial Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur.
     
  9. Patna Sahib - Former BJP leader and now a Congress member Shatrughan Sinha is pitted against Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.
     
  10. Mandya - The actor-turned-politician Nikhil Gowda who is the son of Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy and grandson of former PM HD Deve Gowda taking on Sumalatha Ambareesh. Sumalatha is the wife of Kannada superstar Ambareesh, is contesting as Independent, but in a twist, has the support of the BJP as well as (allegedly and tacitly) the Congress.
     
  11. Puri - BJP's national spokesperson Sambit Patra is taking on Congress' Odisha unit media cell chairman Satyaprakash Nayak and incumbent BJD MP Pinaki Mishra, a spokesman of Naveen Patnaik's party.
     
  12. Thootokudi - Late DMK supremo Karunanidhi's daughter Kanimozhi is contesting against BJP's Tamil Nadu chief Tamilisai Soundararajan.
     
  13. Lucknow -  Poonam Sinha, wife of Shatrughan Sinha is contesting from Lucknow against BJP's Rajnath Singh from Samajwadi party ticket. The Congress, meanwhile, has fielded Acharya Pramod Krishnam.  
     
  14. Sivaganga - A direct fight between Congress and BJP, namely P Chidamabaram’s son Karti Chidambaram and BJP’s H Raja.
     
  15. Kendrapara - Odisha's Kendrapara seat will witness a contest between Baijayant 'Jay' Panda who was the BJD MP from 2009 till he resigned in 2018 and joined BJP. Declared the vice president of the party, he is pitted against BJD's actor-turned-politician Anubhav Mohanty who is a Rajya Sabha member.
     
  16. Rae Bareli - UPA chairperson and former Congress president Sonia Gandhi is seeking re-election. She is up against Dinesh Pratap Singh
     
  17. Jaipur Rural - An interesting electoral contest is on the cards in Rajasthan’s Jaipur Rural constituency where two Olympians — BJP’s Col Rajyavardhan Rathore and Congress’ Krishna Poonia.
     
  18. North Central Mumbai - Late former union minister Pramod Mahajan's daughter Poonam Mahajan is up against Sunil Dutt's daughter Priya Dutt.
     
  19. North East Delhi - Longest-serving Delhi CM and current Congress state president Sheila Dikshit is contesting against incumbent MP and BJP Delhi chief Manoj Tiwari in a heavyweight battle. Also in the fray is AAP's Dilip Pandey, making it a triangular battle.
     
  20. Gurdaspur - Actor-turned-politician Sunny Deol who recently joined BJP is pitted against Congress sitting MP Sunil Jakhar. Jakhar won the seat in the bypolls in 2017 following the demise of BJP MP and actor Vinod Khanna.
     
  21. Jadavpur - A heated battle between Trinamool's actor-turned-politician Mimi Chakraborty and former mayor Bikash Ranjan of the CPI (M) with BJP's Anupam Hazra as the underdog
     
  22. Anantnag - Mehbooba Mufti is contesting against NC candiadte HC judge Justice Hasnain Masoodi. The Congress has fielded its state chief GA Mir, who lost Dooru assembly constituency to Mehbooba's uncle in 2014. BJP, not exactly a major player in Anantnag, has fielded Sofi Youssaf.
     
  23. Arunachal West - Union Minister and one of the most popular faces in the Modi government, Kiren Rijiju, is seeking re-election from this seat and is up against former Arunachal Pradesh CM Nabam Tuki. Jarjum Ete of JD(S),  Khoda Apik of the National Peoples' Party (NPP) are also candidates that are expected to get traction among voters.
     
  24. Asansol - BJP’s star candidate and sitting MP Babul Supriyo and Trinamool’s actress-turned-politician and incumbent MP from Bankura Moon Moon Sen.
     
  25. Nizamabad - An outlier among the 543 constituencies going to polls in the 2019 elections, Nizamabad will see sitting MP K Kavitha, daughter of Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao, square up against 179 farmers (aside from other politicians) who are contesting en masse.
     

 

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