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Election Results 2024 highlights: Kharge says 'INDIA bloc will continue to fight BJP's fascist rule'

Election Results 2024 highlights: NDA won 293 seats in Lok Sabha elections, EC said. But BJP on its own managed only 240, falling short of a simple majority.
INDIA bloc meeting at Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge's residence (ANI)
INDIA bloc meeting at Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge's residence (ANI)

Election Results 2024 highlights: The Congress-led opposition INDIA bloc held a meeting to chart its next course of action, with the grand old party winning 99 seats, as per the ECI, in what its best performance since 2009. The meeting will be held at Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge's residence in Delhi....Read More

The opposition alliance, which surprised everyone with its strong show, has a current tally of 234 seats, and may contact both Nitish and Naidu to switch over and deny a third straight term to the BJP and NDA.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday submitted his resignation, along with his Union Ministers', to President Droupadi Murmu. Rashtrapati Bhawan said, “The President accepted the resignation and requested the Prime Minister and the Union Council of Ministers to continue in office till the new Government is formed.”

Meanwhile, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief Chandrababu Naidu arrived in Delhi on Wednesday for a meeting of the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA), a day after votes were counted for the recently held Lok Sabha elections. Tipped to win well over 300 seats by almost all exit polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the largest NDA constituent, and which had set a target of 370 Lok Sabha seats on its own and more than 400 with its allies, fell way short of the mark.

The meeting began around 4:15pm on Wednesday and ended around 5:30pm.

The BJP, which was seeking a third consecutive term in office and a third straight single-party majority, won 240 seats, according to the Election Commission of India (ECI). NDA’s overall tally, on the other hand, stood at 292.

PM Narendra Modi is likely to achieve a hattrick of terms in the top post.

While Kumar is infamous for repeatedly changing sides, Naidu, whose TDP won the simultaneous Andhra Pradesh polls, walked out of the NDA in 2018 before again joining hands with the BJP ahead of the recent Lok Sabha elections.

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June 5, 2024 11:32 PM IST

Election Results 2024 LIVE Updates: Sri Lanka President congratulates PM Modi

Election Results 2024 LIVE Updates: President's Media Division of Sri Lanka tweets "Sri Lanka President Ranil Wickremesinghe congratulated PM Modi on the BJP-led NDA's electoral victory in a phone call. During the conversation, PM Modi invited President Wickremesinghe to his swearing-in ceremony which he accepted."

June 5, 2024 10:43 PM IST

Election Results 2024 LIVE Updates: Samajwadi Party's winning candidate from Faizabad (Ayodhya) Awadhesh Prasad on Ayodhya win

Samajwadi Party's winning candidate from Faizabad (Ayodhya) Awadhesh Prasad says, "This election has not been won by us but by the people of Ayodhya. Have they (BJP) brought Ram? These are not the people who have brought Ram, these are the people who do business in the name of Ram, all their secrets have been exposed. They are hypocrites...The Prime Minister himself wanted to contest the election from here but when he got reports that this seat is not safe, he withdrew his step."

June 5, 2024 9:53 PM IST

Election Results 2024 LIVE Updates: CPI(ML) leader says result result against Modi govt

"We discussed about the support we received during the election campaign. The result is against the Modi government. They are claiming to form the government, but the people have clearly said that they don't want the government that India faced over the last 10 years," says CPI(ML) leader Dipankar Bhattacharya after attending INDIA bloc meeting in Delhi.

June 5, 2024 9:29 PM IST

Election Results 2024 LIVE Updates: Stalin leaves from Delhi airport after INDIA bloc meet

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and DMK President MK Stalin leaves Delhi after joining a meeting with the INDIA bloc at Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge's home.

June 5, 2024 8:41 PM IST

Election Results 2024 LIVE Updates: Congress President Kharge's big message after INDIA bloc wins 232 seats

Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge said addressing the public, "We thank the constituents of INDIA bloc and the people of India for the overwhelming support received by our alliance. The people's mandate has given befitting reply to BJP's politics of hate, corruption and deprivation. This a mandate in defence of the constitution of India, and against price rise, unemployment and crony capitalism and also to save democracy. INDIA bloc will continue to fight against the fascist rule of the BJP, led by Modi. We will take appropriate steps at appropriate times to realise people's desires not to be ruled by the BJP government and this is our decision and we will keep up the promises made to people."

June 5, 2024 8:38 PM IST

'We will take appropriate steps at appropriate times to respect people's mandate,' Kharge says after INDIA bloc meet

Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge said, speaking to the public, “We will take appropriate steps at appropriate times to respect people's mandate.”

June 5, 2024 8:28 PM IST

Election Results 2024 LIVE Updates | Watch: Leaders of INDIA bloc after meeting at residence of Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge

June 5, 2024 8:09 PM IST

Election Results 2024 LIVE Updates: Congress' Jairam Ramesh leaves Kharge's residence after meeting

Congress leader Jairam Ramesh leaves from the residence of party president Mallikarjun Kharge after attending the meeting of the INDIA bloc leaders

June 5, 2024 7:46 PM IST

Election Results 2024 LIVE Updates: Who all attended the INDIA bloc meet

Leaders from various political parties attended the INDIA meeting on June 5th, 2024.

Among those present were Mallikarjun Kharge, Sonia Gandhi, and Rahul Gandhi from the Indian National Congress (INC), along with K.C. Venugopal and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. Sharad Pawar and Supriya Sule represented the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), while M.K. Stalin and T.R. Balu attended from the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK). Other notable attendees included Akhilesh Yadav and Ramgopal Yadav from the Samajwadi Party (SP), Arvind Sawant from Shiv Sena (UBT), and Abhishek Banerjee from the All India Trinamool Congress (AITC). Additionally, representatives from various other parties such as the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI(M)), Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), and Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) were also present.

June 5, 2024 7:29 PM IST

Election Results 2024 LIVE Updates: Shiv Sena (UBT) chief Uddhav Thackeray skips INDIA bloc meeting

Shiv Sena (UBT) chief Uddhav Thackeray skips INDIA bloc meeting

June 5, 2024 7:27 PM IST

Election Results 2024 LIVE Updates: Congress leader Prithviraj Chavan on INDIA bloc meet

"This is the first meeting of INDIA bloc after the elections. Whether the INDIA bloc should approach Nitish Kumar and N Chandrababu Naidu, it will be discussed during the meeting. I don't think we can form the government because we don't have the numbers," says Congress leader Prithviraj Chavan

June 5, 2024 7:23 PM IST

Election Results 2024 LIVE Updates: INDIA bloc meeting at Kharge's residence | Watch

June 5, 2024 7:05 PM IST

Election Results 2024 LIVE Updates: Kharge's first words from INDIA bloc meeting

At the INDIA bloc leaders' meeting in Delhi, Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge says "We fought well, fought unitedly, fought resolutely. The INDIA Alliance welcomes all parties which share its fundamental commitment to the values enshrined in the Preamble to our Constitution and to its many provisions for economic, social and political justice. The mandate is decisively against PM Modi, against him and the substance and style of his politics. It is a huge political loss for him personally apart from being a clear moral defeat as well. However, he is determined to subvert the will of the people."

June 5, 2024 6:50 PM IST

Election Results 2024 LIVE Updates: Sanjay Raut says PM should take oath as soon as possible

Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Sanjay Raut says, "PM Modi should take oath as soon as possible...I will distribute sweets on behalf of him..."

June 5, 2024 6:35 PM IST

Election Results 2024 LIVE Updates: INDIA bloc meeting begins

INDIA bloc leaders begin crucial deliberations on possibilities of government formation, reports PTI.

June 5, 2024 6:21 PM IST

Election Results 2024 LIVE Updates: CPI(M) Sitaram Yechury has this to say on INDIA bloc meeting

“First we will decide the importance of the results. We will consult with the alliance partners on how to move further... We have enough time. Let them (NDA) also try. So what if they (BJP) have come up as the single largest party?”

June 5, 2024 6:16 PM IST

Election Results 2024 LIVE Updates: Politicians of INDIA bloc parties arrive at Kharge's residence

CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury, AAP MP Raghav Chadha, JMM MLA and wife of former Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren Kalpana Soren, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav, hiv Sena UBT leader Sanjay Raut, NCP-SCP leaders Sharad Pawar and Supriya Sule and Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra arrived at Kharge's residence.

June 5, 2024 6:00 PM IST

Election Results 2024 LIVE Updates: Chirag Paswan assured of 1 Cabinet post, hopeful of state minister berth too

The Lok Janshakti Party (Ram Vilas) or LJP-RV, led by Chirag Paswan, was promised one position in the Union Cabinet. There was hope within the party that they might also receive a state minister position. "We've been promised one position. Having a minister of state would be a great addition," mentioned a source from the LJP-RV, preferring to remain anonymous.

Paswan declined to comment, stating that the decision about who will be in the Cabinet is entirely up to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He reiterated his stance of not engaging in political bargaining and affirmed his support for Modi. Paswan, who has likened himself to Modi's "Hanuman", expressed gratitude to the public for the victory on all five seats contested by LJP-RV.

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June 5, 2024 5:42 PM IST

Election Results 2024 LIVE Updates: JD (U) demands caste census, special status and five council berths; Paswan, Majhi content with a cabinet position

The Bihar chief minister, Nitish Kumar, who leads the Janata Dal (United), wants special benefits for Bihar like special category status and a national caste census. The party also wants five positions in the central government. Other NDA partners from Bihar, such as Chirag Paswan of the Lok Janshakti Party and Jitin Ram Majhi of the Hindustani Awam Morcha, are asking for cabinet positions for their parties.

The NDA won 292 seats, with the BJP getting 240, which is 32 seats short of the majority mark of 272 in the Lok Sabha. To form the government, the BJP needs to consider the demands of its alliance partners, especially from Bihar, which has a total of 18 seats (12 for JD(U), 5 for LJP, and 1 for HAM).

Nitish Kumar, Paswan, and Majhi went to Delhi for an NDA meeting called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The JD(U) wants important portfolios like railways, rural development, and water resources in the central government to bring projects to Bihar and boost infrastructure development, which has seen significant progress during CM Kumar's tenure.

Some JD(U) leaders also mentioned that the CM is eager for early assembly elections in Bihar to capitalize on the favorable environment for the JD(U) and NDA, considering they won 30 seats together.

June 5, 2024 5:40 PM IST

Election Results 2024 LIVE Updates: NDA meeting ends as Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh leave PM's resident

The NDA meeting held on Wednesday to decide the next steps ended around 5:30pm.

June 5, 2024 5:36 PM IST

Election Results 2024 LIVE Updates: Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav arrives in Delhi for INDIA bloc meeting

June 5, 2024 5:19 PM IST

Election Results 2024 LIVE Updates: Congress MP from Haryana's Rohtak seat Deepender Singh Hooda on INDIA bloc's win

Congress' newly elected MP from Haryana's Rohtak seat Deepender Singh Hooda said, "Haryana has got the highest percentage of votes among all the votes received by the INDIA alliance in the whole country. We have got 47.6% votes in Haryana... Congress has got a lead in 46 assembly constituencies of Haryana, which makes it clear that the results of the assembly elections to be held in the state in the coming days will be in Congress's favour ..."

June 5, 2024 5:18 PM IST

Election Results 2024 LIVE Updates: Congress leader KC Venugopal arrives at party president Kharge's residence for INDIA bloc meet

June 5, 2024 4:13 PM IST

Election Results 2024 LIVE Updates: Congress leader KL Sharma on his win from Amethi

Congress leader Kishori Lal Sharma said, speaking about his win from Amethi Lok Sabha constituency, "This is the win of people of Amethi and Gandhi family. There is no revenge in politics, somebody wins, somebody loses, we have sportsman attitude. Rahul Gandhi answered about the attacks on me."

June 5, 2024 4:09 PM IST

Election Results 2024 LIVE Updates: Former Bihar CM Jitan Ram Manjhi says in favour of Modi becoming PM

Former Bihar CM and Hindustani Awam Morcha (Secular) founder Jitan Ram Manjhi says, "We are in favour of Narendra Modi becoming the Prime Minister of India for the third time... All of us together want him to become the Prime Minister of India. We will choose him as our leader..."

June 5, 2024 4:04 PM IST

Election Results 2024 LIVE Updates: Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Arvind Sawant on INDIA bloc's next moves

Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Arvind Sawant says, "...People want that those who have spread hatred in this country should be kept away... INDIA alliance will talk and will decide further..."

June 5, 2024 3:49 PM IST

Election Results 2024 LIVE Updates: TDP leader N Chandrababu Naidu is reaching 7, Lok Kalyan Marg to attend the NDA meeting | Watch

June 5, 2024 3:41 PM IST

Election Results 2024 LIVE Updates | ‘Would be better for alliance to get more seats…’: Karnataka Congress leader Priyank Kharge

On Lok Sabha election results, Karnataka Congress leader Priyank Kharge says, "It would have been better for the (INDIA) alliance if we would have got 25-30 seats more. All senior leaders of the alliance will meet today evening..."

June 5, 2024 3:22 PM IST

Election Results 2024 LIVE Updates: NDA MPs to meet at Parliament's Central Hall on June 7

Sources say that a meeting for NDA MPs will take place at the Central Hall of Parliament on June 7th at 11 AM.

June 5, 2024 3:21 PM IST

Election Results 2024 LIVE Updates: Bihar Deputy CM Samrat Choudhary on NDA's win in Lok Sabha polls

Bihar Deputy CM Samrat Choudhary says, "...NDA has won 292 seats in the entire country, Narendra Modi will again become the Prime Minister of the country..."

June 5, 2024 2:48 PM IST

Election Results 2024 LIVE Updates: Chirag Paswan on Nitish Kumar's stand post Lok Sabha polls

LJP (Ram Vilas) chief and Hajipur MP Chirag Paswan says, "My CM strongly stands with the NDA like a rock... NDA stands united. Nitish Kumar has played an important role in our performance as an alliance... We have handled Bihar very well and nitish Kumar has a big role to play... There is no vacancy for the PM post... The decision of who will be there in the cabinet will be solely the Prime Minister's..."

June 5, 2024 2:20 PM IST

Election Results 2024 LIVE Updates: TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu arrives in Delhi for the NDA meet | Watch

June 5, 2024 2:04 PM IST

Election Results 2024 LIVE Updates: NDA lawmakers to meet on Friday to elect PM Modi as its alliance's leader

Election Results 2024 LIVE Updates: NDA lawmakers will be meeting on Friday to elect PM Modi as its alliance's leader.

June 5, 2024 1:46 PM IST

Election Results 2024 LIVE Updates: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav travel on same flight to Delhi - PIC

 Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav travel on same flight to Delhi  (ANI)
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav travel on same flight to Delhi (ANI)

Election Results 2024 LIVE Updates: Bihar CM-JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar and RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav travelling to Delhi on the same flight. Both of them were travelling to Delhi for NDA meeting and INDIA bloc meeting respectively.

June 5, 2024 1:38 PM IST

Election Results 2024 LIVE Updates: Priyanka Gandhi pens emotional note for brother Rahul after he won both seats

Election Results 2024 LIVE Updates: Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra penned down an emotional note for brother Rahul Gandhi, after he won both the seats he contested and the party improved its tally in the Lok Sabha elections.

"You kept standing, no matter what they said and did to you...you never backed down whatever the odds, never stopped believing however much they doubted your conviction, you never stopped fighting for the truth despite the overwhelming propaganda of lies they spread, and you never allowed anger and hatred to overcome you, even when they gifted it to you every day," Priyanka Gandhi said in her post on X.

June 5, 2024 1:30 PM IST

Election Results 2024 LIVE Updates: PM Modi likely to take oath on June 8

Election Results 2024 LIVE Updates: The formation of the NDA government and the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to take place on June 8, reports ANI.

June 5, 2024 1:24 PM IST

Election Results 2024 LIVE Updates: MK Stalin arrives in Delhi for INDIA alliance meeting

Election Results 2024 LIVE Updates: Tamil Nadu CM and DMK chief M.K. Stalin arrives in Delhi for the INDIA Alliance meeting.

June 5, 2024 1:17 PM IST

Election Results 2024 LIVE Updates: ‘We greeted each other’, Tejashwi on him travelling in the same plane as Nitish Kumar

Election Results 2024 LIVE Updates: On travelling on the same flight as Nitish Kumar, RJD's Tejashwi Yadav said: “We greeted each other. Otherwise what happens next, keep watching”.

June 5, 2024 1:14 PM IST

Election Results 2024 LIVE Updates: Tejashwi Yadav's ‘wait and watch’ response on if INDIA bloc will try to form govt

Election Results 2024 LIVE Updates: On reports of INDIA alliance trying to form their government at the Centre, RJD's Tejashwi Yadav said: “Have some patience, wait and watch”.

June 5, 2024 12:43 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election Results 2024 Live: Nitish Kumar arrives in Delhi for NDA meeting

Lok Sabha Election Results 2024 Live: Bihar chief minister and JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar arrived in Delhi for the NDA meeting today. Party MP Sanjay Kumar Jha is also accompanying him.

Upon arriving, he told the media: “Sarkar toh ab banegi hi” (We will make the government for sure).

June 5, 2024 12:32 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election Results 2024 Live: Akhilesh Yadav to attend INDIA meet

Lok Sabha Election Results 2024 Live: Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav will be arriving in Delhi today afternoon to attend the INDIA bloc meet.

June 5, 2024 12:17 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election Results 2024 Live: Zelensky congratulates PM Modi for NDA's 3rd victory

Lok Sabha Election Results 2024 Live: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the third consecutive victory of BJP-led NDA alliance in Lok Sabha Elections.

“I wish the people of India peace and prosperity, and I hope for continued cooperation between our countries. India and Ukraine share common values and a rich history. May our partnership continue to thrive, bringing progress and mutual understanding for our nations…Everyone in the world recognizes the significance and weight of India's role in global affairs. It is critical that we all work together to ensure a just peace for all nations. In this regard, we also look forward to seeing India attend the Peace Summit,” he wrote on X.

June 5, 2024 12:05 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election Results 2024 Live: Union cabinet meeting begins at PM Modi's residence

Lok Sabha Election Results 2024 Live: The union cabinet meeting has begun at PM Modi's residence at 7, Lok Kalyan Marg.

June 5, 2024 12:00 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election Results 2024 Live: ‘INDIA leaders to meet today at 6 pm,’ says Kharge

Lok Sabha Election Results 2024 Live: The INDIA Janbandhan leaders will be meeting today at 6 PM at 10, Rajaji Marg to discuss the election results and strategy thereafter, Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge said.

June 5, 2024 11:57 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election Results 2024 Live: ‘Modi-factor is finished’, says Tejashwi Yadav ahead of INDIA meet

Lok Sabha Election Results 2024 Live: RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav on Wednesday hit out at the BJP, asserting that the party is far away from the majority and is now dependent on allies. Yadav also claimed that after the declaration of the Lok Sabha election results, the "Modi-factor" had finished.

“RJD has secured the maximum number of votes in Bihar and our voting per cent is greatest. We have also witnessed an increase in the number of seats as compared to the last time... The people of the country have taught a lesson to the BJP, they have voted against the divisive policy, and the politics of hatred. They have voted against their dictatorship and have stopped it,” he told the media.

June 5, 2024 11:47 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election Results 2024 Live: List of BJP candidates who won by over 5 lakh votes

Union minister and BJP's Guna candidate Jyotiraditya Scindia

BJP's Panchmahal candidate Rajpalsingh Jadav

BJP's Vadodara candidate Hemang Joshi

BJP's Bhopal candidate Alok Sharma

BJP's Mandsour candidate Sudheer Gupta

BJP's Gautam Buddha Nagar candidate Mahesh Sharma

BJP's Raipur candidate Brijmohan

June 5, 2024 11:43 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election Results 2024 Live: List of Lok Sabha candidates who won by record margin

Lok Sabha Election Results 2024 Live: At least five candidates, including as many as four from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), broke all previous records for the highest victory margin in a Lok Sabha election. Here is a list of Lok Sabha candidates who won by record margin:

Shankar Lalwani (BJP)

Rakibul Hussain (Congress)

Shivraj Singh Chouhan (BJP)

CR Paatil (BJP)

Amit Shah (BJP)

June 5, 2024 11:34 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election Results 2024 Live: ‘We are in NDA,’ says Naidu before attending key meet

Lok Sabha Election Results 2024 Live: Ahead of the key NDA meeting, Chandrababu Naidu, while speaking to the media said, “I am experienced and I have seen several political changes in this country. We are in NDA, I’m going to the NDA meeting.”

June 5, 2024 11:27 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election Results 2024 Live: ‘Cong bid to form govt will not happen,’ says HD Kumaraswamy

Lok Sabha Election Results 2024 Live: JD(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy on Wednesday said the Congress bid to form government at the Centre will not happen.

Kumaraswamy, the JD(S) second-in-command, won the Lok Sabha election from Mandya as an NDA candidate. Along with him, the party's candidate Mallesh Babu won from Kolar. However, JD(S) candidate from Hassan, Prajwal Revanna, lost the election.

June 5, 2024 11:21 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election Results 2024 Live: Tejashwi Yadav, Nitish Kumar on same flight to attend INDIA, NDA meetings in Delhi

Lok Sabha Election Results 2024 Live: Several politicians are on their way to attend the key meetings called by the NDA and INDIA bloc, a day after the Lok Sabha election result was declared.

Bihar Chief Minister and Janata Dal United (JDU) chief Nitish Kumar is also flying to Delhi to attend the NDA meet. Coincidentally, his former INDIA ally and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav of the RJD will fly in the same plane today.

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