As per the latest trends by the Election Commission for all 542 seats that went to polls in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, BJP is set to come to power once again with the NDA leading in over half the seats in the house and the trends only strengthening for the PM Modi-led coalition.
In the light of the development, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's mother Heeraben Modi stepped outside her residence in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, to greet the media and extend gratitude to the supporters of the saffron party and her son.
The visuals show her stepping out of her house with the support of other family members, following which she greeted the people and media outside her house with folded hands. In the visuals, people can be heard raising 'Vande Mataram' slogans.
At the time of publishing (11:48 AM), while the BJP and NDA appear to have an almost insurmountable lead, PM Modi personally leads in Varanasi after winning 232820 votes in his Parliamentary election contest. With its allies, the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance has crossed the 300-seat leads mark in the 543-member Lok Sabha.
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.
In the 2014 Parliamentary elections, PM Modi swept the seat by receiving 56.40% of votes and defeated Arvind Kejriwal by a by 3.37 lakh vote margin. PM Modi secured 5,16,593 votes against 1,79,739 votes of Kejriwal.
The 2014 Varanasi candidature was PM Modi's first electoral foray outside his home-state Gujarat and his first ever Lok Sabha election, having been the Chief Minister of Gujarat for 13 years before that. Along with Varanasi, PM Modi contested from Gujarat's Vadodara seat in the 2014 - managing to win it by the second-highest victory margin in the history of Lok Sabha elections.
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