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Election Results 2024 highlights: Eyes on ‘kingmakers’ Nitish, TDP ahead of NDA meet

Election Results 2024 highlights: Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar and TDP chief are expected to attend the BJP-led NDA meeting scheduled for today.
Election Results 2024 highlights: A lack for majority for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's BJP has made Nitish Kumar and N Chandrababu Naidu kingmakers.
Election Results 2024 highlights: A lack for majority for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's BJP has made Nitish Kumar and N Chandrababu Naidu kingmakers.

Election Results 2024 highlights: Welcome to our live blog coverage of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections! Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) secured 240 seats on its own, falling 32 seats short of the halfway mark in the 543-member lower house. The broader National Democratic Alliance (NDA) led by the BJP managed to win 293 seats, comfortably surpassing the 272 needed to form a government. Despite this majority, Modi now faces the challenge of relying on regional parties with fluctuating political allegiances to maintain a stable government....Read More

Modi's own victory in Varanasi saw a marked decrease in his winning margin—from nearly 500,000 votes in 2019 to just over 150,000 this year. Meanwhile, the opposition INDIA bloc, spearheaded by Congress party, achieved a stronger-than-expected performance with 230 seats. Congress alone captured 99 seats, nearly doubling its 2019 tally, which is set to enhance former party president Rahul Gandhi's stature within his party and the opposition bloc.

As the dust settles on the election outcome that took pollsters by surprise, Prime Minister Modi is scheduled to meet with his allies today to strategise on forming the government. Simultaneously, the INDIA bloc will convene in New Delhi to deliberate on their future steps.

Stay tuned as we bring you live updates, expert analyses, and real-time reactions from across the political spectrum on this pivotal day in Indian politics!

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June 5, 2024 2:15 PM IST

Election Results 2024 LIVE updates: TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu arrives in Delhi

TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu has arrived in Delhi for the NDA meeting scheduled for later in the evening.

June 5, 2024 2:04 PM IST

Election Results 2024 LIVE updates: Tejashwi suggests Nitish conditions for JDU support

Referring to Nitish Kumar's greater bargaining capacity in the potential NDA government, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav said special state status to Bihar should be among the conditions to form a government as the state has become a kingmaker. Tejashwi also suggested conducting a caste census across the country and increasing the reservation cap to 75% among the other two conditions.

June 5, 2024 1:52 PM IST

Election Results 2024 LIVE updates: NDA lawmakers to meet on Friday

A meeting of the NDA lawmakers is expected to take place on Friday to elect Modi as the leader of the alliance.

June 5, 2024 1:32 PM IST

Election Results 2024 LIVE updates: What Sharad Pawar said on reaching out to TDP, JDU

NCP(SP) chief Sharad Pawar asserted there has been no discussion within the INDIA bloc yet on reaching out to the TDP or JDU to shore up the numbers of the opposition coalition for government formation.

“We have not talked to anyone. I have an opinion that we should think about our step after seeing the number. We have a number, we can't overlook it. We will have to focus on that. I have read in newspaper that Nitish Kumar will remain with NDA. I will not talk to Nitish Kumar and Chandrababu Naidu. We can further inform you after the meeting.”

June 5, 2024 1:22 PM IST

Election Results 2024 LIVE updates: What Tejashwi Yadav said on his in-flight chat with Nitish Kumar

Photos of Tejashwi Yadav sitting behind Nitish Kumar in Patna-Delhi flight created a lot of buzz as the Bihar chief minister, along with TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu, holds the key to Delhi.

When asked about the exchange with Nitish Kumar on the flight, Tejashwi Yadav said, “We greeted each other. Baaki kya hota hai, aage aage dekhte rahiye.”

June 5, 2024 1:19 PM IST

Election Results 2024 LIVE updates: Tejashwi Yadav says ‘wait and watch’

When asked if INDIA bloc will try to form the government at the Centre, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav, who is in Delhi for INDIA bloc meeting, says, “Have some patience. Wait & watch.”

June 5, 2024 1:13 PM IST

Election Results 2024 LIVE updates: Nitish arrives at his Delhi residence

Bihar chief minister and JD(U) chief Nitish Kumar arrives at his residence in Delhi. He will attend the BJP-led NDA meeting later this evening.

June 5, 2024 1:06 PM IST

Election Results 2024 LIVE updates: Priyanka Gandhi pens heartfelt for Rahul Gandhi after Congress revival

In the wake of the surprising resurgence of the Congress party in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has penned a touching note to her brother, Rahul Gandhi, who spearheaded the party's campaign.

“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. You fought with love, truth and kindness in your heart. Those who could not see you, see you now, but some of us have always seen and known you to be the bravest of all. Rahul Gandhi, I am proud to be your sister,” Priyanka posted on X.

June 5, 2024 1:00 PM IST

Election Results 2024 LIVE updates: Meeting of outgoing Union cabinet held in Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a meeting of the outgoing Union cabinet in New Delhi, a day after the election results were announced.

June 5, 2024 12:58 PM IST

Election Results 2024 LIVE updates: Narendra Modi likely to sworn in on June 8, say TV channels

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely be sworn in for third term in the office on June 8, according TV channels.

June 5, 2024 12:55 PM IST

Election Results 2024 LIVE updates: Maharashtra BJP core leaders meet underway

The meeting of core leaders of Maharashtra BJP, also attended by deputy chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, is underway. The BJP performed poorly in Maharashtra, winning just nine Lok Sabha seats, less than Congress's tally of 12.

June 5, 2024 12:47 PM IST

Election Results 2024 LIVE updates: Nitish, Tejashwi in same Delhi flight sparks buzz

Election Results 2024 LIVE updates: Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar and his former deputy Tejashwi Yadav of RJD left for New Delhi on the same flight from Patna airport. Both are scheduled to attend separate meetings of alliance partners in the national capital.

June 4, 2024 11:20 PM IST

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June 4, 2024 10:58 PM IST

Election Results 2024 LIVE Updates: Suvendu Adhikari alleges Mamata 'misused administration'

Leader of Opposition in West Bengal Assembly Suvendu Adhikari says, "The people of this district are with me...In West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee misused the administration and intimidated people by threatening to take away social welfare schemes. The way she did appeasement politics, even the Muslim League does not do such appeasement politics..."

June 4, 2024 10:27 PM IST

Election Results 2024 LIVE Updates: Owaisi says 'there wasn't any Muslim votebank in India'

AIMIM chief and candidate from Hyderabad Lok Sabha seat, Asaduddin Owaisi says, "The atmosphere that was there in the country, according to that the BJP should not have got even these number of seats. If we had done the right work they would have just got 150 seats...We could have stopped the BJP from forming the government and even the public wanted this, but were unsuccessful. But, at least we cannot be blamed. One thing is clear there wasn't any Muslim vote bank in the country and there never will be..."

June 4, 2024 9:52 PM IST

Election Results 2024 LIVE Updates: INDIA alliance leaders to meet on Wednesday to decide on PM face, says Uddhav Thackeray

After the recent election results, Uddhav Thackeray, leader of Shiv Sena (UBT), suggested that the INDIA alliance should try to form the next government at the national level. This is because the BJP party didn't get enough seats to win on its own. Thackeray said the alliance leaders will meet tomorrow in Delhi to choose who should be their Prime Minister candidate. He also mentioned that they are talking with other party leaders to see if they can join their alliance.

June 4, 2024 9:49 PM IST

Election Results 2024 LIVE Updates: NDA meet likely at 4:30pm tomorrow

NDA meet likely at 4:30pm tomorrow

June 4, 2024 9:15 PM IST

Election Results 2024 LIVE Updates: BJP ally Anupriya Patel wins Mirzapur Lok Sabha seat

Apna Dal (Soneylal) candidate and Union Minister Anupriya Patel has won the Mirzapur Lok Sabha seat with a margin of 37,810 votes.

June 4, 2024 9:09 PM IST

Election Results 2024 LIVE Updates: A look at winners list

BJP has won in 167 Lok Sabha seats and leading in another 73. Check the full winners list here

June 4, 2024 8:59 PM IST

Election Results 2024 LIVE Updates: 'J&K voters showed mirror to those...,' says Modi

"The voters of Jammu and Kashmir have shown unprecedented enthusiasm by voting in record numbers. They have also shown a mirror to those who try to defame the nation. I salute the people of this occasion of victory," says PM Modi.

June 4, 2024 8:56 PM IST

Election Results 2024 LIVE Updates: First govt since 1962 to return for three successive times, Modi notes

“There are many aspects of this mandate. After 1962, it is the first time that a government has returned to power for the third consecutive time after completing its two tenures,” says PM Modi.

June 4, 2024 8:51 PM IST

Election Results 2024 LIVE Updates: ‘It's confirmed,’ Modi on NDA govt

“On this auspicious day, it is confirmed that NDA is forming the government for the third time. We are grateful to the people,” said Modi.

June 4, 2024 8:44 PM IST

Election Results 2024 LIVE Updates: Victory of biggest democracy in the world, says PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi called the NDA's election victory as the victory of world's largest democracy. He hailed the Election Commission to successfully conducting the world's largest democratic exercise.

June 4, 2024 8:42 PM IST

Election Results 2024 LIVE Updates: PM Modi addresses BJP workers at party HQ

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is addressing party workers at BJP headquarters in New Delhi.

June 4, 2024 8:35 PM IST

Election Results 2024 LIVE Updates: Some people celebrating after winning 30-40 seats, Nadda jabs opposition

"The BJP for the first time will form the government in Odisha, thanks to the leadership of PM Modi. However, some people are celebrating after winning 30-40 seats. They have forgotten that the entire nation is standing with PM Modi," says Nadda at BJP headquarters.

June 4, 2024 8:31 PM IST

Election Results 2024 LIVE Updates: Nadda addresses BJP workers at party HQ

"PM Modi has always led the country, the party and the people of the nation from the front, and I welcome him here today. I also thank the NDA partners and their workers, and the BJP workers who worked hard over the last few months and helped the NDA win (the elections)," says BJP chief JP Nadda at party headquarters in Delhi.

June 4, 2024 8:28 PM IST

Election Results 2024 LIVE Updates: INDIA bloc should stake claim to form govt, says Uddhav Thackeray

Shiv Sena (UBT) chief Uddhav Thackeray said INDIA bloc should stake claim to form the government.

"I will be going to Delhi for INDIA meeting tomorrow,"says Thackeray. “There are several small parties that are fed up with BJP. They would prefer to support an alternate government.”

June 4, 2024 8:20 PM IST

Election Results 2024 LIVE Updates: Modi showing victory sign to BJP workers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi show victory sign to party workers after BJP-led NDA's victory in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

June 4, 2024 8:18 PM IST

Election Results 2024 LIVE Updates: Modi gets grand welcome from BJP workers

Set for a third successsive term in the office, Prime Minister Narendra Modi gets a grand welcome at by BJP workers by party headquarters.

June 4, 2024 8:16 PM IST

Election Results 2024 LIVE Updates: Modi arrives at BJP HQ after results show NDA victory

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived at the BJP headquarters in Delhi to participate in the party's programme following the NDA's victory in Lok Sabha elections.

June 4, 2024 7:46 PM IST

Election Results 2024 LIVE Updates: NDA victory reflection of people's unwavering faith in PM Modi, says Amit Shah

Union home minister Amit Shah said that the victory of the National Democratic Alliance is a "reflection of people's unwavering faith in Prime Minister Narendra Modi who has devoted his life for the country."

"This is the people's vote of confidence on Modiji's vision of a developed India. This public blessing is a blessing for the success of Modiji's work of the last decade for the welfare of the poor, revival of heritage, self-respect of women and welfare of farmers. With this mandate, New India is ready to give further momentum and strength to the development journey."

June 4, 2024 7:42 PM IST

Election Results 2024 LIVE Updates: Nitin Gadkari congratulates PM Modi

Union minister Nitin Gadkari congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi after the BJP-led NDA crossed the halfway mark.

“The people of India have given the mandate to the NDA to form the government for the third time under the leadership of the respected Prime Minister Narendra Modi. I heartily congratulate and felicitate all the people of the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, party president JP Nadda and all the workers of BJP.”

June 4, 2024 7:34 PM IST

Election Results 2024 LIVE Updates: Narendra Modi thanks Odisha for BJP's resounding victory

Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanked the people of Odisha for the resounding victory and said the BJP “will leave no stone unturned in fulfilling the dreams of people” and taking the state to “new heights of progress.”

“Thank you Odisha! It’s a resounding victory for good governance and celebrating Odisha’s unique culture. BJP will leave no stone unturned in fulfilling the dreams of people and taking Odisha to new heights of progress. I am very proud of all our hardworking Party Karyakartas for their efforts,” Modi posted on X.

June 4, 2024 7:25 PM IST

Election Results 2024 LIVE Updates: Narendra Modi's first reaction after Lok Sabha results

Prime Minister Narendra Modi called the NDA's third consecutive victory an ‘unprecedented moment in the history of India’ and congratulated BJP workers.

“The people of the country have expressed their trust in the NDA for the third consecutive time,” Modi posted on X.

"This is an unprecedented moment in the history of India. I thank my family for this love and blessings. I assure the countrymen that to fulfil their aspirations, we will move forward with new energy, new enthusiasm and new resolves. I express my heartfelt gratitude and congratulations to all the workers for the dedication and tireless hard work they have done."

June 4, 2024 7:12 PM IST

Election Results 2024 LIVE Updates: NDA falls to lowest-ever tally in Bihar since 2014

The NDA is likely to win 30 Lok Sabha seats in Bihar, its lowest tally since 2014. JD-U and LJP-R returned with better strike rate in Bihar than the BJP, which contested the maximum number of 17 seats. While BJP could win just 12 seats, JD-U is also likely to win 12 out of 16 seats and LJP all its five seats. HAM-S won the lone seat former CM Jitan Ram Manjhi contested from Gaya.

June 4, 2024 7:05 PM IST

Election Results 2024 LIVE Updates: PM Modi to address nation at 8pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to address the nation at 8pm.

June 4, 2024 6:57 PM IST

Election Results 2024 LIVE Updates: SP candidate wins Azamgarh, Nirahua loses

SP candidate Dharmendra Yadav has defeated BJP's Dinesh Lal Yadav ‘Nirahua’ from Azamgarh Lok Sabha seat.

June 4, 2024 6:49 PM IST

Election Results 2024 LIVE Updates: Congress's Kishori Lal Sharma defeats Smriti Irani in Amethi battleground

Congress candidate KL Sharma has defeated Union minister Smriti Irani in Amethi by 1,67,196 votes. Smriti Irani had defeated Rahul Gandhi from Amethi in 2019.

June 4, 2024 6:40 PM IST

Election Results 2024 LIVE Updates: Modi must resign , says Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal chief minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should resign as he has lost his credibility.

"I am happy that the Prime Minister did not get the majority figure. The Prime Minister has lost credibility, he should resign immediately because he had said that this time they would cross 400 seats..."

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June 4, 2024 6:36 PM IST

Election Results 2024 LIVE Updates: Pappu Yadav consolidates his lead in Purnia

Rakesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav has consolidated his lead in Purnia Lok Sabha seat against JD(U) candidate Santosh Kushwaha. Yadav is leading by 21,357 votes.

June 4, 2024 6:22 PM IST

Election Results 2024 LIVE Updates: NDA meeting tomorrow, TDP, JD(U) to attend

A meeting of the BJP-led alliance will be held tomorrow, according to people aware of the matter. TDP and JD(U) will attend the meeting.

June 4, 2024 6:17 PM IST

Election Results 2024 LIVE Updates: ‘Resign immediately,’ Mamata Banerjee to PM Modi

Election Results 2024 LIVE Updates: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee accused PM Narendra Modi of "losing credibility as he has not managed to win a majority mark on his own. He should immediately resign."

June 4, 2024 6:14 PM IST

Election Results 2024 LIVE Updates: Hassan MP Prajwal Revanna loses

Election Results 2024 LIVE Updates: Hassan MP Prajwal Revanna loses by a margin of 42,649 votes.

June 4, 2024 6:11 PM IST

Election Results 2024 LIVE Updates: ‘Offensive to call Kishori Lal Sharma steno, PA'

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said that Kishori Lal Sharma has been working for the people of Amethi for a long time, adding that it is offensive to call him a 'steno' or 'PA' (of Gandhi family).

June 4, 2024 6:09 PM IST

Election Results 2024 LIVE Updates: Which seat Rahul Gandhi will keep

Rahul Gandhi said he is yet to decide on Lok Sabha seat he would keep.

"I'll decide after asking people," he said.

June 4, 2024 6:06 PM IST

Election Results 2024 LIVE Updates: Rahul Gandhi on forming govt with help of ex allies

Election Results 2024 LIVE Updates: When asked about whether the INDIA bloc would take up the role of opposition or try to bring former allies to the fold, Rahul Gandhi said the decision would be taken after the meeting of coalition partners.

June 4, 2024 6:03 PM IST

Election Results 2024 LIVE Updates: Poorest of this country saved this Constitution, says Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi said that the poorest people of this country have saved the Constitiution of India.

June 4, 2024 6:01 PM IST

Election Results 2024 LIVE Updates: Rahul Gandhi jabs at Adani

Rahul Gandhi did not miss the chance to take a swipe at Gautam Adani as he referred to the Adani Group stocks that plunged on Tuesday.

June 4, 2024 5:58 PM IST

Election Results 2024 LIVE Updates: Rahul Gandhi addresses press conference

"We were not only fighting against a political party but against the institutions and agencies captured by Narendra Modi and Amit Shah," Congress leader Rahul Gandhi tells press conference.

June 4, 2024 5:55 PM IST

Election Results 2024 LIVE Updates: Opposition fought against all odds, says Kharge

Referring to the alleged capture of institutions and misuse of probe agencies, Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge said that the opposition fought the Lok Sabha elections against all odds.

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