Today there are only two castes in India- the poor and the other are those who want to help the poor come out of poverty: PM Narendra Modi.
We have to go forward by taking everyone together for the benefit of the nation, we have to take our strongest enemies along: PM Narendra Modi
PM Modi's speech at the BJP HQ following the 2019 Lok Sabha election results:
PM Modi delivers 2019 Lok Sabha election victory speech at BJP HQ in New Delhi.
This is the 21st century, this is the new India. This is not Modi's victory, this is a victory of the hopes and dreams of an honest citizen: Prime Minister Narendra Modi
I congratulate all the winners, no matter from which party or which region they contested: Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
BJP is dedicated to the Constitution of India and focuses on nationalism: Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
If someone has won, then it is democracy: PM Narendra Modi addresses BJP workers at Party Headquarters in New Delhi.
Since the country got independence, so many elections took place, but the maximum voting took place in this election, & that too in 40-42 degree temperature: Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
India has set an example for the world. The world has to recognise the democratic strength of our country: Prime Minister Narendra Modi
I bow my head and thank the 130 crore Indians. The mandate given is historical: Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi begins his victory speech after the NDA's stunning performance in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
I would also like to thank the voters of Gandhinagar for supporting me: BJP Chief Amit Shah.
Two days back nobody accepted the exit poll, but look how the people have voted for us.
The landslide victory of BJP shows that there will be no existence of dynastic parties and those who promote casteism: BJP Chief Amit Shah
Congress decimated in 21 seats: BJP Chief Amit Shah addresses the party workers at Party headquarters in New Delhi.
This victory is of the Party workers who have worked hard at every level: BJP Chief Amit Shah.
BJP Chief Amit Shah addresses the party workers at Party headquarters in New Delhi.
PM Modi, BJP President Amit Shah pay respect to the founders of Bharatiya Janata Party:
Union Ministers Rajnath Singh, Sushma Swaraj, JP Nadda, Thawar Chand Gehlot and former MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan greet people at BJP Headquarters as PM Modi arrives
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at BJP Headquarters
Australian PM, Israeli PM, French President, Maldives President, Sri Lankan PM, Mauritius PM called PM Narendra Modi to congratulate him. This comes after written congratulatory messages were sent earlier.
Yes, Smriti Irani has won in Amethi, I would like to congratulate her: Rahul Gandhi, Congress President.
Our fight is on ideology, the BJP and Congress have different thinking. But I would like to congratulate the BJP: Rahul Gandhi, Congress President.
The people have clearly decided today, they have given the direction. So I would like to congratulate Narendra Modiji: Rahul Gandhi, Congress President
Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra arrive at the AICC, address the media.
Independent candidate Sumalatha Ambareesh leading with 1,26,436 votes from Mandya (Karnataka), CM HD Kumaraswamy's son Nikhil is trailing.
Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al Nahyan congratulates PM Narendra Modi.
BJP's Pragya Singh Thakur is leading with 298185 votes from Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. Congress' Digvijaya Singh is trailing, as of 5:23 pm.
'Look forward to working with him for peace, progress and prosperity', reads Pakistan PM Imran Khan's congratulatory tweet to PM Modi.
Bangladeshi PM Sheikh Hasina has sent a congratulatory message to PM Narendra Modi.
As the counting of votes is underway, Digvijay Singh and Sadhvi Pragya Thakur were spotted sitting together at the polling centre.
Neither a ‘Lovely’ cover drive nor ‘आतिशी’ बल्लेबाज़ी': Gautam Gambhir tweets as BJP inches closer to victory.
In the high-octane Amethi Lok Sabha seat contest, Union Minister Smriti Irani is leading Congress chief Rahul Gandhi by 19718 votes as per the EC.
Ken Juster, the U.S. Ambassador to India, congratulates PM Modi for his 'sweeping victory'.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulates Jagan Mohan Reddy in Telugu and Naveen Patnaik in Odisha for their respective wins in assembly elections.
Trends as of 4:05 pm show NDA leading with 346.
Veteran leader of BJP Lal Krishna Advani congratulates PM Modi, says 'Heartiest congratulations to Narendra Bhai Modi for steering BJP towards this unprecedented victory'.
BJP President Amit Shah arrives at the BJP Headquarters, given a grand welcome.
The trends in Karnataka as of 3:30 pm show NDA leading.
Visuals from BJP Headquarters, New Delhi.
Union Minister Smriti Irani leads against Congress chief Rahul Gandhi by 14,558 votes in the Amethi, as of 3:16 pm.
'Stupendous victory', tweets UP CM Yogi Adityanath as BJP inches closer to victory.
Prime Minister of Nepal, K P Sharma Oli congratulates Prime Minister Narendra Modi over 2019 Election results.
Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani tweets congratulatory message for Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
King of Bhutan Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck congratulates Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a telephonic conversation.
Russia's President Vladimir Putin sends a congratulatory telegram to PM Narendra Modi in connection "with the convincing victory of the BJP at the general parliamentary elections."
Japanese PM Shinzo Abe congratulates PM Narendra Modi in a telephonic conversation as BJP storms towards massive victory.
China's President Xi Jinping congratulates Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
India wins yet again!: Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweets as BJP storms towards a massive win.
'Thank You India' writes Amit Shah after trends show comfortable win for BJP.
BJP's Ravi Shankar Prasad leading over Congress's Shatrughan Sinha from Patna Sahib (Bihar) with a margin of 144249 votes.
BJP's Smriti Irani leading over Rahul Gandhi with 11226 votes from Amethi.
BJP crosses the 300 mark, Congress tally at 50 as of 2 pm.
Here are the latest trends coming in with NDA leads at 350.
PM Narendra Modi to address the country at 6 pm today.
Smriti Irani maintains her lead with 6,000 votes in Amethi.
Mehbooba Mufti pens down a congratulatory tweet for BJP, says 'Time for Congress to get an Amit Shah'.
As trends show a majority for BJP, Mamata Banerjee tweets 'all losers are not losers'.
The Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, congratulates PM Modi for an 'impressive victory in the elections'.
YS Jaganmohan Reddy to take oath as Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister on May 30 after sweeping the Assembly elections.
Huge development in Karnataka, CM HD Kumaraswamy could resign say sources.
Celebrations outside BJP office in Mumbai.
Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Ranil Wickremesinghe tweets, "Congratulations to Narendra Modi on a magnificent victory! We look forward to working closely with you."
Visuals of celebrations outside BJP office in Kolkata.
Union Minister and BJP leader Babul Supriyo leading from Asansol, BJP's Arjun Singh leading from Barrackpore and TMC's Mimi Chakraborty leading from Jadavpur.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu to tender his resignation after being defeated by YSRCP in Assembly Election.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh took to Twitter and said that he spoke to PM Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah and congratulated them over 'NDA's stupendous victory in the Lok Sabha elections:
The way he (PM Modi) had started five years ago - by now he has shown that he walks the talk and the whole country knows it: Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat with NDA ahead in all seats in the state.
"I hope the party that wins today will run the country with truthfulness and loyalty," says Political Analyst Sarvesh Tiwari with NDA leading in 337 seats in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections
NDA maintains its lead as UPA lags behind.
BJP Parliamentary board meeting to be held today. PM Modi to meet BJP workers at the party office at 5.30 pm.
Bharatiya Janata Party supporters in Australia's Sydney and Melbourne celebrate as trends show party leading on 292 seats.
Rahul Gandhi trailing as Smriti takes lead with a margin of 11,000 votes.
Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia trailing from Guna with a margin of 40,000 votes in Madhya Pradesh.
BJP leader Dr. Sambit Patra leading by over 700 votes from Odisha's Puri Lok Sabha Constituency.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's mother Heeraben Modi greets the media outside her residence in Gandhinagar.
BJP's Smriti Irani leading with over 7600 votes from Amethi.
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra leaves from Congress President Rahul Gandhi's residence in Delhi.
Harsimrat Kaur Badal leading from Bhatinda.
Celebrations outside DMK headquarters in Chennai; According to Official EC trends, DMK is leading on 22 seats.
In West Bengal, Trinamool leading in 22 seats, BJP leading in 18 seats and Congress in 1 seat.
Security heightened outside BJP headquarters in Delhi; According to Official trends, BJP is leading on 295 seats.
Official EC trends: BJP leading on 295 seats, Congress leading on 51 seats.
BJP's Smriti Irani leading with over 4300 votes from Amethi, Rahul Gandhi trails behind.
National Conference leading from Anantnag, Mehbooba Mufti at third place currently.
BJP President Amit Shah leading by over 125000 votes from Gujarat's Gandhinagar.
Sensex currently at 40,015.49 as trends come in.
BJP leading on 9 seats, Congress leading on 2 seats in Chhattisgarh.
Visuals of celebrations outside BJP office in Bengaluru.
BJP set to cross 2014 tally as EC trends show Party leading on 282 seats.
BJP-Shiv Sena leading on all six seats of Mumbai, as trends come in.
BJP leads in Karnataka, Congress-JD(S) duo trails behind.
Bharatiya Janata Party leading on 7 seats in Arunachal Pradesh, according to EC official trends.
BJP leading in all the 25 seats in Rajasthan as trends come in.
BJP set to form the government with full majority, as per EC official trends.
DMK's Kanimozhi Karunanidhi ahead in Thoothukkudi with 39824 votes, against BJP Tamil Nadu chief Tamilisai Soundararajan, as per EC, at 10:00 am.
BJP leading on all 7 seats in Delhi as of 10:08 am.
Smriti Irani is leading with 15,000 votes as trends come in.
NDA crosses the 300 mark as trends come in.
Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur ahead with 57943 votes against Congress Digvijaya Singh's 44944 votes, as per EC.
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.
Dr.Farooq Abdullah leading from Srinagar, Union Minister Dr.Jitendra Singh leading from Udhampur.
NDA to form the government as per trends coming in.
BJP reaches the 250 mark as per EC trends.
BJP is leading with 16 seats in West Bengal as per early trends.
Mamata's nephew Abhishek Banerjee trailing from Diamond Harbour as per latest trends.
NDA about to breach 200-seat lead mark as per the latest trends.
Sensex up by more than 600 points as early trends show a return to power of NDA Government.
BJP with a 198 - 53 lead over Congress as per Election Commission trends for 354/542 seats.
BJP leader Giriraj Singh leading from Bihar's Begusarai over CPI's Kanhaiya Kumar as per trends.
Ravi Shankar Prasad is leading as per early trends.
Smriti Irani leading with 6,000 votes as of 9:19 am.
Smriti Irani leading in Amethi, Sadhvi leading in Bhopal as of 9:16 am.
Farooq Abdullah takes lead in Srinagar, as per early trends. On the other hand, Hasnain Masoodi of NC leading from Anantnag. Sajjad Hussain, Independent candidate leading from Leh.
CVoter trends give a big edge to NDA. Full tally here-
Over a 100 leads have come in, with NDA maintaining an edge with 64 leads.
Gautam Gambhir leading from east Delhi, YSRCP ahead in Andhra Pradesh as per early trends.
Rajnath Singh is leading from Lucknow against Poonam Shatrughan Sinha of Samajwadi Party as of early trends.
Asaduddin Owaisi leading in Hyderabad, Nitin Gadkari leading from Nagpur as per early trends
BJP is giving a tough fight to Trinamool in West Bengal.
TMC takes a lead in West Bengal as of 8:44 am.
Smriti Irani takes the initial lead in Amethi, Rahul Gandhi trails behind as per early trends
Amit Shah takes lead in Gandhinagar as of 8:37 am.
Voting underway in Chandigarh; Congress's Pawan Kumar Bansal, BJP's Kirron Kher and AAP's Harmohan Dhawan are contesting from this Lok Sabha seat.
NDA takes lead, UPA trails behind as early trends come in thick and fast.
UPA catching up with NDA as early trends come in.
Early trend coming in from Uttar Pradesh: BJP leading as of 8:27 am
UPA notches up a few leads, NDA still ahead as of 8:22 am.
3 leads for BJP in North Bengal as per early trends:
Edge for NDA in early trends:
First number trickle in - early trends from Bihar and Karnataka.
NDA will get a majority, there is no doubt about it: Dr. Subramanian Swamy on Republic Media Network.
Counting of votes for Lok Sabha Elections 2019 begins.
Ravi Kishan speaks to Republic TV from Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh.
Visuals from BJP headquarters in New Delhi: Wearing 'Chowkidar Phir Se' t-shirts, party workers break into celebration ahead of vote-counting.
Visuals from outside a counting centre at Kalpetta, Wayanad; Rahul Gandhi is contesting from the Lok Sabha constituency.
Confident for a win: Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad to Republic TV.
Nikhil Kumaraswamy, son of Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy, offers prayers in Mysuru. He is contesting against actress-turned-politician Sumalatha Ambreesh from Mandya constituency.
Ajay Maken, the Congress candidate from New Delhi Lok Sabha seat, contesting against BJP MP Meenakashi Lekhi: The results will be definitely in favour of Congress. We're expecting that Congress will win &form govt. Rahul Gandhi will be the PM. The fight in Delhi is between BJP and Congress.
Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy offer prayers at Shree Banashankari Amma Temple.
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Delhi in state of vigilance on the vote-counting day. Over 10,000 police personnel deployed across all counting centres. Moreover, higher security, apart from local police and security agencies, has been deployed at sensitive counting centers in New Delhi, South East Delhi and North East Delhi.
Visuals from outside a counting center in Hyderabad; counting of votes for 2019 Lok Sabha Elections to begin at 8 am.
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The final countdown is on and the clock is steadily ticking as India awaits the result for 2019 Lok Sabha Elections.
The countdown is almost over! The 2019 Lok Sabha elections - the biggest exercise in democracy anywhere in the world with an estimated 900 million-strong electorate exercising their franchise to elect a new government for the next five years - are over and the results are about to be declared.
Accompanied by high-pitched and intense election campaigning, the 2019 polls spanned seven phases across two months, ending on May 19, witnessing the Election Commission handling 22.3 lakh ballot units, 17.3 lakh VVPATs and 16.3 lakh control units. An estimated 67.11 percent voters turned up to cast their votes in this year's elections, which is among the highest-ever turnouts recorded in any parliamentary poll in India since its Independence. To put things into perspective, in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, the voter turnout was just a little over 66%, whereas in the first ever elections in 1951-52, it was estimated to be 45%.
Counting of votes is set to begin at 8 am on May 23 in each of the 542 constituencies (the Vellore Lok Sabha polls had been countermanded).
The marathon seven-phased Lok Sabha polls saw popular leaders of the political parties carrying out extensive campaigns, with PM Modi himself addressing 144 rallies across 25 states and 2 Union Territories, and Congress president Rahul Gandhi addressing 128 public meetings, rallies and roadshows spread across 23 states and 2 Union Territories. While the BJP contested the elections on the planks of nationalism, PM Modi's development and welfare schemes and the 'Mahamilavati' nature of the Congress and other Opposition parties' bid to oust the Modi government, the Congress poll pitch comprised allegations over the Rafale deal, 'Chowkidar' attacks and its Nyay income guarantee scheme for farmers. 2019 elections also witnessed a number of instances of political leaders jumping ship, celebrities being inducted into political parties and fielded in the electoral fray, personal attacks by politicians and others.
In terms of alliances, a key feature was the Congress' inability to stitch together any meaningful coalitions. Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was formally inducted into the party and given charge of Uttar Pradesh East, but the Congress was rejected by the SP-BSP. Another feature was the BJP's bid to expand its footprint beyond what was witnessed in 2014, especially in West Bengal and Odisha. Bengal, where the campaigning was most heated, saw poll violence in each of the phases as Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool and the BJP's top brass including PM Modi and Amit Shah went hammer and tongs in their efforts.
The exit polls that were declared right after the end of phase 7 have projected a return to power for the NDA, with the Congress stumbling once again. It remains to be seen whether the BJP can repeat its stupendous 2014 performance when it won 282 seats. Simultaneously, it remains to be seen how much the Congress can improve its own tally, which reached its lowest ever point as the party won just 44 seats in the previous elections.
Follow for all LIVE updates of the 2019 Lok Sabha election results as well as the assembly election results for the states of Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Odisha and Sikkim only on Republic Media Network, here.