The nation has given its verdict. With counting of votes for Lok Sabha elections underway, it is now quite clear that the NDA is leading the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. To mark the occasion, several celebrities including Anupam Kher, Rajinikanth, Varun Dhawan, and others have extended congratulatory greetings to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Now joining the bandwagon is Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag, who took to Twitter to congratulate the Prime Minister on Bhartiya Janata Party's impending victory. Celebrating the nation's decision and hailing PM Modi in a recent post, Sehwag wrote, "India has won. The world’s largest democracy has given its mandate. Many congratulations to Shri @narendramodi ji on being the leader of this great victory. May the second innings be even better and India continue to progress and reach greater heights. Jai Hind #VijayiBharat"
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While the counting of votes is in progress under tight security, the latest trends available for the 542 constituencies show Bharatiya Janata Party winning the general elections.
As the lower house from 29 states and 7 Union Territories (UTs) went to polls, nearly 10 lakh polling booths were set up around the country. As per media reports, around 84 million more voters were in the fray to exercise their franchise than the previous elections. With the nation having concluded the seven phases of the Lok Sabha elections 2019 in a period of 39 days, it is now ready to welcome the next government and consequently the next Prime Minister of the country.
The 2019 elections saw high-octane electric campaigning from both sides as the BJP went hammer and tongs, expressing confidence at each turn that it would not only repeat but also better its tally of 282 votes from five years earlier, whereas the Congress and other Opposition parties, also campaigned heavily though without being able to make any convincing show of unity. While Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking a second term in the Parliament, addressed a total of 144 rallies and roadshows this election season, Congress president Rahul Gandhi addressed 125 rallies in the 2019 polls.