On May 23, Prime Minister Narendra Modi created history in 2019 Lok Sabha election by leading his Bharatiya Janata Party to a victory bigger than in 2014 by winning 303 seats on its own which emerged as the single largest party in the country. With the landslide win garnered by the BJP, its alliance party NDA won 352 seats out of the 542 Parliamentary seats that went to polls in the seven-phases 2019 elections.
Among the 29 states and 7 Union Territories that went to polls in the 2019 elections, BJP along with its allies under NDA made a clean sweep in Arunachal Pradesh, Chandigarh, Gujarat, Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Puducherry, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand. In the North-Central belt of the country, NDA made an immense presence by winning a significant amount of seats in Bihar, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. Among the southern states, while the NDA failed to make its presence in Tamil Nadu and Kerala, it came out victorious in more than half of the seats in Karnataka, which is currently ruled by the Congress-JD(S) alliance government.
In Kerala, from where Congress president Rahul Gandhi won the Lok Sabha seat of Wayand, the Grand Old Party emerged on the top spot with 15 Parliamentary constituencies.
In Odisha, while BJD emerged victorious with 12 out of 21 seats, BJP also showed a significant victory with 8 seats in CM Naveen Patnaik’s turf.
It was the magic of Captain Amarinder Singh that helped the Congress party win 8 seats in Punjab with NDA emerging second by winning 4 seats, two out which BJP won with Gurdaspur and Hoshiarpur. AAP merely managed to make its entry into the list of MPs with only 1 seat in the state.
The DMK-Congress alliance has won 31 seats in the state, while the ruling AIADMK managed to win just 1 seat out of the 38 parliamentary seats in the state.
KCR's TRS is the leading party in the state with over 9 seats, Hyderabad seat became the sole saviour for AIMIM in the state.
In Uttar Pradesh, which sends the highest number of Members of Parliament to the Lok Sabha, the NDA won 64 of the 80 seats, with Congress decimated to one seat which UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi won with Rae Bareli. In the largest state, the Mayawati-Akhilesh Yadav SP-BSP alliance managed to win only 10 seats in the state.
In the nail-biting contest, BJP made a massive inroad in Mamata Banerjee’s turf West Bengal with historic win of 18 seats as against its 2014 figure of 2 seats. Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool emerged on number 1 with a 22 seats-win.