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Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar in New Delhi on Wednesday. (PTI)
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar in New Delhi on Wednesday. (PTI)

Election results highlights: Hectic discussions are underway for Narendra Modi's anticipated third term. BJP leaders Amit Shah and Rajnath Singh are at party president JP Nadda's residence in Delhi. All BJP MPs and CMs have been called to Delhi tonight for a meeting at 10:30am on Friday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi submitted his resignation to President Droupadi Murmu. He is set to take the oath for third term, likely on Sunday, after coalition partner assure their support. Wednesday saw intense negotiations and key meetings by both the Congress-led INDIA alliance and the BJP-led NDA as no single party secured a mandate to form the government on its own....Read More

Lok Sabha elections 2024 results

A simple majority of 272 seats is required to form the government. According to the Election Commission of India, the BJP won 240 seats, significantly lower than its 2019 tally of 303. The Congress made substantial gains, winning 99 seats. The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) secured 293 seats, while the INDIA bloc crossed the 230 mark, posing stiff competition and defying predictions.

NDA bloc meeting: Who attended? What happened?

1. Narendra Modi was chosen as the leader of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in a meeting held in the national capital. This paves the way for his third consecutive term as Prime Minister.

2. Top BJP leaders, including JP Nadda, Amit Shah, and Rajnath Singh, met with NDA allies such as Nitish Kumar and Chandrababu Naidu to discuss the formation of the new government.

3. After attending the NDA meeting, TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu confirmed his party's support for the alliance, ensuring their participation in the new government.

4. The attendance of leaders like Nitish Kumar and Chandrababu Naidu is crucial for BJP, as the party fell 32 seats short of the majority mark of 272 in the Lok Sabha elections.

5. The meeting saw participation from key allies including Shiv Sena's Eknath Shinde, JD(S)'s HD Kumaraswamy, Janasena's Pawan Kalyan, LJP's Chirag Paswan, and NCP's Praful Patel, others.

INDIA bloc meeting: Who attended? What happened?

1. After the INDIA bloc meeting on Wednesday, Congress Ppresident Mallikarjun Kharge thanked the people for their support.

2. Kharge said the INDIA bloc would continue to fight against the BJP's "fascist rule" under PM Modi.

3. He mentioned that the people's mandate was a response to the BJP's politics of hate, corruption, price rises, unemployment, and crony capitalism.

4. The INDIA bloc aims to defend the Indian Constitution and save democracy, Kharge added.

5. Several INDIA bloc leaders participated in the meeting held at the Congress president's house including Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav, Trinamool Congress general secretary Abhishek Banerjee, Rashtriya Janata Dal's Tejashwi Yadav, others.

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June 6, 2024 11:33 PM IST

Lok Sabha election results LIVE: N Chandrababu Naidu in Delhi

Lok Sabha election results LIVE: TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu has arrived in Delhi for the NDA meet scheduled tomorrow.

June 6, 2024 11:05 PM IST

Lok Sabha election results LIVE: BJP leader reacts to Rahul Gandhi's stock market allegations

On Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's statement, BJP leader Shaina NC said, "It is Rahul Gandhi's habit to make baseless allegations...People have faith in Modi 3.0... Share market will be on an all-time high..."

June 6, 2024 10:37 PM IST

Lok Sabha election results LIVE: Sanjay Raut on Uddhav Thackeray's meeting with TMC

Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Sanjay Raut said, "Today, TMC national general secretary Abhishek Banerjee and party leader Derek O'Brien met with Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray. There was a long talk. Many leaders talked to Uddhav Thackeray on the phone today. Narendra Modi and the BJP are not having the majority. They are still trying to make the government. We believe that it will not be a good government..."

June 6, 2024 10:19 PM IST

Lok Sabha election results LIVE: PM Modi's reply to WHO chief

PM Modi thanked WHO chief Tedros Ghebreyesus for his well wishes and tweeted, "Thank you my friend Tulsi Bhai. India's cooperation with WHO promotes our vision of ‘One Earth One Health’. The first WHO Global Centre for Traditional Medicine in India adds to our joint efforts towards Health For All."

June 6, 2024 9:46 PM IST

Lok Sabha election results LIVE: Investigation on in Kangana Ranaut-CISF case

June 6, 2024 9:20 PM IST

Lok Sabha election results LIVE: BJP reacts to Kangana Ranaut being slapped by CISF officer

BJP leader Jairam Thakur said, "It is unfortunate whatever has happened. For a security person to behave like this at Chandigarh airport is very unfortunate. Investigation will be done and I have got information that the security person has been suspended..."

June 6, 2024 8:21 PM IST

Lok Sabha election results LIVE: Piyush Goyal on Rahul Gandhi's stock allegations

BJP leader Piyush Goyal said "In April and May, when the market was rising, foreigners sold in the market and Indian investors took advantage of it and bought it. The benefit of this rise in the last 2 months has been received by Indian investors. The day the exit poll came, foreigners bought at high prices and Indian investors sold at high prices and took profit. Foreigners bought 6,850 crores in retail at high prices and Indian investors took advantage of it. The next day, when the results came on the 4th, when the market fell, foreign investors sold at a low price and Indian investors bought it with the belief that Modi government is coming and we will take advantage of it. So foreigners bought at a high price and sold at a low price. Indian investors sold at a high price and bought at a low price. So in a way, Indian investors earned even in this period. No one suffered a loss. Rahul Gandhi talks about 30 lakh crores. I understood why the people country have no faith in Rahul Gandhi because he does not even understand that it is valuation. Valuation does not mean anything. The purchase and sale is what matters. And foreigners incurred losses in that. Indian investors have benefited. So retail investors of India also benefited during this period."

June 6, 2024 7:47 PM IST

Lok Sabha election results LIVE: ‘NDA to contest Bihar elections under Nitish’s leadership'

Bihar deputy chief minister Samrat Chaudhary said on Thursday that the NDA alliance will contest the 2025 Bihar elections under the leadership of Nitish Kumar.

June 6, 2024 7:28 PM IST

Lok Sabha election results LIVE: ‘AAP will fight Delhi elections alone’

AAP leader Gopal Rai said, "This is clear from the very first day that the INDIA alliance was formed for Lok Sabha elections. As far as Vidhan Sabha is concerned, no alliance has been formed. AAP will fight elections with its full strength."

June 6, 2024 7:15 PM IST

Lok Sabha election results LIVE: Vikramaditya Singh reacts to Kangana getting slapped

June 6, 2024 6:34 PM IST

Lok Sabha election results LIVE: Rahul Gandhi makes big allegation against Centre

Rahul Gandhi said in his press conference, "What is the connection between the BJP, the fake exit pollsters and the dubious foreign investors who invested one day before the exit polls were announced and made a huge profit at the cost of five crore salaries?”

June 6, 2024 6:22 PM IST

Lok Sabha election results LIVE: Election Commission lifts MCC across country

After the polling process and results for the Lok Sabha elections 2024 concluded, the Election Commission of India lifted the Model Code of Conduct from across the country.

June 6, 2024 6:17 PM IST

Lok Sabha election results LIVE: ‘Biggest stock market scam,' alleges Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday demanded a joint parliamentary committee (JPC) investigation into what it calls the ‘biggest stock market scam’. Read more

June 6, 2024 6:10 PM IST

Lok Sabha election results LIVE: Kangana Ranaut slapped by CISF officer

June 6, 2024 6:01 PM IST

Lok Sabha election results LIVE: Rahul Gandhi questions PM Modi over stock market

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said, “This is a broader issue than just the Adani issue. It is connected to the Adani issue, but this is a much broader issue. This is directly the Prime Minister, the Union Home Minister, who is privy to data on actual election results, who has IB reports, who have their own data, who are advising retail investors to buy stock. This has never happened before. The Prime Minister has never commented on the stock market before. This is the first time the Prime Minister has commented very interestingly and multiple times, one after the other, saying that the stock market is going to boom. At the same time, he has information that the exit polls are wrong. He has information that he knows what is going to happen because he has IB data and he also has his own party data.”

June 6, 2024 5:48 PM IST

Lok Sabha election results LIVE: Rahul Gandhi addresses press conference

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said, “Why did the PM and Union Home Minister give specific investment advice to the five crore families investing in the stock market? Is it their job to give investment advice? Why were both interviews given to the same media owned by the same business group which is also under SEBI investigation for manipulating stock?”

June 6, 2024 5:38 PM IST

Lok Sabha election results LIVE: Devendra Fadnavis leaves for Delhi

June 6, 2024 5:23 PM IST

Lok Sabha election results LIVE: Rahul Gandhi to hold press conference shortly

June 6, 2024 5:06 PM IST

Lok Sabha election results LIVE: High level BJP meeting underway

A high level BJP meeting is currently underway at JP Nadda's residence, attended by Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh and other core party leaders.

June 6, 2024 4:38 PM IST

Lok Sabha election results LIVE: PM Modi dials French president Emmanuel Macron

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron have reaffirmed their commitment to a robust strategic partnership aimed at achieving the ambitious 'Horizon 2047' roadmap.

Prime Minister Modi expressed his delight at receiving a phone call from President Macron. Emphasizing the significance of their collaboration, PM Modi conveyed his unwavering dedication to working hand in hand with France towards realising the goals outlined in the 'Horizon 2047' agenda. (ANI)

June 6, 2024 4:27 PM IST

Lok Sabha election results LIVE: UP cabinet ministers meet CM Yogi

On meeting with Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath, UP Cabinet Minister Dinesh Pratap Singh said, "It was not a meeting on any political issue. It was a personal meeting. Yesterday, it was his (Yogi Adityanath's) birthday. So we met him today to give him our wishes.

June 6, 2024 4:14 PM IST

Lok Sabha election results LIVE: Sheohar MP elect promises ‘double work’

Gangster-turned-politician Anand Mohan's wife and JDU's winning candidate from Sheohar, Lovely Anand said, "I have won because of people's love for Sheohar, Nitish Kumar's development, Anand Mohan's work and people's love for PM Modi...Anyone can say whatever they want but people's court has given him (Anand Mohan) a clean chit, people of Sheohar have answered those who were calling him (Anand Mohan) bahubali...double work will be done very well in the double engine government..."

June 6, 2024 4:03 PM IST

Lok Sabha election results LIVE: Amit Shah, Nadda, Rajnath Singh hold meeting to discuss govt formation

June 6, 2024 3:51 PM IST

Lok Sabha election results LIVE: Bihar DyCM on Nitish Kumar's role

Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Vijay Kumar Sinha said, "Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has always been in a leading role in Bihar, he has said that he was, is and will remain a part of the NDA. The mandate has been received in favour of the NDA, so those who keep peeping through the back door will not succeed, their intentions will never be fulfilled..."

June 6, 2024 3:43 PM IST

Lok Sabha election results LIVE: ‘Will PM give special status to Andhra, Bihar?’

Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said, “On April 30, 2014, in the holy city of Tirupati, you promised to give special category status to Andhra Pradesh so that massive investment comes in. It's been 10 years but it has not happened. Will that promise be fulfilled now? Will the PM give special category status to Andhra Pradesh.”

June 6, 2024 3:26 PM IST

Lok Sabha election results LIVE: Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde holds meeting with new MPs

June 6, 2024 3:16 PM IST

Lok Sabha election results LIVE: UP minister on losing polls to INDIA bloc

On Lok Sabha election results and reduction in seats for BJP in UP, state minister Jaiveer Singh said, "...In Uttar Pradesh, we did not get the desired results. INDI alliance misled the people of the state using false campaigns an narratives. They used our slogan '400 paar' and said that BJP wants 4 seats to change the Constitution and finish reservations...We will take a lesson from this election and move forward..."

June 6, 2024 3:06 PM IST

Lok Sabha election results LIVE: PM Modi's oath ceremony on June 9

Narendra Modi will be sworn in as the prime minister of India for the third time on June 9 at 6 pm, sources told ANI.

June 6, 2024 2:57 PM IST

Lok Sabha election results LIVE: Congress CEC meeting on June 8

Congress Working Committee meeting will be held on June 8 at 11:30 a.m, a day before the oath ceremony of Narendra Modi. The meeting will be presided over by Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge.

June 6, 2024 2:47 PM IST

Lok Sabha election results LIVE: Sanjay Raut's ‘teesri kasam’ remark on PM Modi

Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Sanjay Raut said, "There have been no such discussions so far...We have said before that PM Modi has more numbers, around 240 seats. So we said 'pehle aap, unke baad hum...Teesri kasam (oath for the third time) unko lene ki ichcha hai, unhe lene do, phir chauthi kasam ke baare mein hum soch lenge'..."

June 6, 2024 2:38 PM IST

Lok Sabha election results LIVE: Was Chirag Paswan approached by INDIA bloc?

LJP chief Chirag Paswan said, "Opposition can certainly make a failed attempt to fulfill their ambitions. Perhaps they are making such attempts. For them, policy and ideology do not matter. They don't shy away from insulting the mandate when it comes to fulfilling their ambitions. The mandate is completely for the NDA...This mandate is to make my PM, a third-time PM. So, no ally will insult this mandate. We are strongly with the Prime Minister. A government will be formed soon and it will go on strongly for 5 years."

June 6, 2024 2:31 PM IST

Lok Sabha election results LIVE: Kapil Sibal reacts to KC Tyagi's statement on Agniveer scheme

Rajya Sabha MP Kapil Sibal said, "A lot of people are unsatisfied with this scheme and I think the elections have put a lot of impact on the Agniveer scene, especially in Uttar Pradesh and some other states...'Dayalu bhagwan' should think about this and there should be discussions on this..."

June 6, 2024 2:18 PM IST

Lok Sabha election results LIVE: Chirag Paswan on being a cabinet minister

Responding to speculations of him being a cabinet minister, LJP chief Chirag Paswan said, "...My goal was clear - to make my Prime Minister the PM of the country for the third time. Today, the biggest reason for me to rejoice is that we are going to achieve this goal... Who becomes a part of the government and who doesn't, who becomes a minister and who doesn't is not the priority of any of the allies. I hear on media channels that he demanded this or demanded that - but nobody did. In NDA meeting yesterday, we once again accepted the leadership of PM..

June 6, 2024 1:58 PM IST

Lok Sabha election results LIVE: JD(U) key meet underway in Delhi

Lok Sabha election results LIVE: JD(U) parliamentary party meeting on Friday, Nitish Kumar meeting with newly-elected MPs in Delhi is currently on

June 6, 2024 1:57 PM IST

Lok Sabha election results LIVE: JD(U) asks Centre to reconsider Agniveer scheme

JD(U) spokesperson KC Tyagi expressed concerns over the Agniveer scheme, saying, "Certain voters are dissatisfied with aspects of the scheme. Our party seeks thorough discussions to address public concerns and rectify any shortcomings," ANI reported. Regarding the Uniform Civil Code (UCC), Tyagi clarified the party's stance, asserting, "As the national president, the CM wrote to the Law Commission chief. We are not opposed to the UCC, but believe in seeking consensus through dialogue with all stakeholders."

June 6, 2024 1:47 PM IST

Lok Sabha election results LIVE: Modi to take PM's oath on June 9

Lok Sabha election results LIVE: According to sources, PM Narendra Modi's swearing-in-ceremony is to be shifted to June 9.

June 6, 2024 1:10 PM IST

Lok Sabha election results LIVE: Key NCP meeting chaired by Ajit Pawar underway

Lok Sabha election results LIVE: A meeting of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leaders, chaired by Chief Ajit Pawar, is currently underway at his residence in Mumbai, Maharashtra. This gathering follows the Lok Sabha election results, where the 'Mahayuti' alliance, consisting of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Shiv Sena (Shinde faction), and NCP, suffered a setback, securing only 17 out of 48 seats in the state. Leaders include state party chief Sunil Tatkare, Chhagan Bhujbal, Dilip Valse Patil, Hasan Musrif, and Aditi Tatkare.

June 6, 2024 12:59 PM IST

Lok Sabha election results LIVE: 280 MPs elected for first time, shows data

Lok Sabha election results LIVE: In the 18th Lok Sabha, approximately 280 MPs are newly elected, marking an increase from the 2019 elections which saw 267 first-time MPs. Among these, 263 MPs have prior experience in the Lok Sabha, while 16 have served in the Rajya Sabha. Notably, one MP has served an unprecedented seven terms in the Lok Sabha. According to PRS Legislative Research, eight re-elected MPs contested from different constituencies, with one MP winning from two constituencies in the recent elections.

June 6, 2024 12:50 PM IST

Lok Sabha election results LIVE: Akhilesh Yadav on Ayodhya win

Lok Sabha election results LIVE: In response to Samajwadi Party's victory and BJP's loss in Faizabad (Ayodhya), party chief Akhilesh Yadav remarked, "The truth is that the BJP could have suffered even greater losses in Uttar Pradesh. I express gratitude to the people of Ayodhya. They have endured hardships over time. They were not adequately compensated for their land, subjected to injustice, and their land was acquired below market rates. False cases were filed against them, and their land was forcibly taken away... the poor were sacrificed for a holy cause. Therefore, I believe the people of Ayodhya and surrounding areas voted against the BJP."

June 6, 2024 12:32 PM IST

Lok Sabha election results LIVE: 41 political parties members to be in parliament

Lok Sabha election results LIVE: The upcoming 18th Lok Sabha will witness representation from 41 political parties, marking an increase from the 36 parties in the dissolved 17th Lok Sabha, according to post-poll data.

Read in detail- 41 parties to have MPs in 18th Lok Sabha; 339 members from BJP, Congress alone

June 6, 2024 12:29 PM IST

Lok Sabha election results LIVE: BJP's win Kerala mark political shift in Kerala, say analysts

Lok Sabha election results LIVE: Political analysts note a significant shift in Kerala's political landscape as the BJP secures a strong foothold in the state, winning from Thrissur and witnessing a rise in vote share. Actor-politician Suresh Gopi's victory in Thrissur, coupled with the NDA's increased vote share from 15% in 2019 to nearly 20% presently, underscores this change. The traditionally bipolar contest between Congress-led UDF and CPI(M)-led LDF is evolving into a tripolar scenario, with this transformation becoming increasingly apparent since the 2011 Assembly elections.

June 6, 2024 12:17 PM IST

Election results LIVE: Andhra CM oath shifted to June 12

Election results LIVE: TDP National spokesperson Prem Kumar Jain assured Chandrababu Naidu's full support for the NDA. He added that Naidu's oath ceremony as Andhra Pradesh CM is likely on June 12, with the PM and other leaders expected to attend.

June 6, 2024 12:05 PM IST

Election results LIVE: Abhishek Banerjee meets Akhilesh Yadav

Election results LIVE: TMC national general secretary Abhishek Banerjee meets Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav in Delhi.

June 6, 2024 12:04 PM IST

Election results LIVE: BJP's outreach programme

Election results LIVE: BJP leader Tejasvi Surya meets JD(S) leader and former Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy in Bengaluru.

June 6, 2024 12:03 PM IST

Election results LIVE: Shiv Sena (UBT) MP asks BJP state chief to retire

Election results LIVE: Shiv Sena (UBT) MP Arvind Sawant has taken a swipe at Mumbai BJP chief Ashish Shelar, saying people are eagerly awaiting his retirement from politics. This follows Shelar's declaration to retire if the opposition MVA won even 18 Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra. On Wednesday, Sawant, who secured his third term as the Mumbai South MP, also criticised Shelar and his allies for their arrogance.

June 6, 2024 12:01 PM IST

Election results LIVE: AAP leaders meet Shiv Sena (UBT)'s Sanjay Raut

Election results LIVE: AAP MP Raghav Chadha met Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Sanjay Raut at his residence, joined by AAP MP Sanjay Singh.

June 6, 2024 11:54 AM IST

Election results LIVE: BJP calls all NDA MPs, CMs to Delhi by tonight

Election results LIVE: The BJP will hold a meeting at 10:30 a.m. with all NDA-ruled state chief ministers and MPs, and has asked leaders to arrive in New Delhi by tonight.

June 6, 2024 11:38 AM IST

Election results LIVE: CEC to present list of newly-elected MPs to President

Election results LIVE: Chief election commissioner Rajiv Kumar, along with election commissioners Gyanesh Kumar and Sukhbir Singh Sandhu, will meet President Droupadi Murmu on Thursday to present the list of newly-elected Members of Parliament (MPs) for the formation of the 18th Lok Sabha. Following this, the President will invite the largest party to form the government.

June 6, 2024 11:35 AM IST

Election results LIVE: Indian stocks rally for second day

Election results LIVE: Indian stocks are set for a second day of gains as Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on track for a third term after securing support from two key allies. The benchmark NSE Nifty 50 Index rose by as much as 1.2%, extending Wednesday’s 3% rally, and is on course to recover losses from the unexpected election result where Modi’s party lost its parliamentary majority.

Investors are closely watching the appointments to key cabinet positions and whether the coalition’s policies will continue to prioritize infrastructure and manufacturing development.

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