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India general elections 2024 results: BJP-led NDA takes lead in early trends, say reports

Jun 04, 2024 08:32 AM IST

The BJP-led NDA reportedly took the lead in the early trends as the counting of votes for Lok Sabha seats in 2024 elections began at 8am.

The Bharatiya Janata Party-led NDA took the lead in the early trends as the mammoth exercise to count votes polled for the Lok Sabha seats in the 2024 elections began at 8am on Tuesday, June 4, according to news channels.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is seeking a third consecutive term in government. (FILE PHOTO)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is seeking a third consecutive term in government. (FILE PHOTO)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is seeking a third consecutive term in government, while the Congress-led opposition aims to unseat them.

Most exit polls have predicted a return of PM Modi to power, a development which will make him the first Prime Minister since Jawaharlal Nehru to secure a third successive term in power.

The counting for State Legislative Assemblies of 175 Assembly constituencies in Andhra Pradesh and 147 Assembly constituencies in Odisha and results of bypolls in 25 Assembly constituencies also began.

Strict security has been put in place for the smooth conduct of counting of votes for over 8,000 candidates in this general election.

With counting began for the Lok Sabha elections, which have seen the largest voter participation, the electoral fate of several leaders across the political spectrum will be decided.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh are among the senior BJP leaders in the fray.

Key opposition leaders, including former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, NCP's Supriya Sule, and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav, are also contesting the poll.

Two polls predicted the BJP would also improve its numbers from the 303 seats it won in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

In the 2019 elections, NDA wrested 353 seats, of which the BJP won 303 alone. The Opposition's UPA got only 93 seats of which the Congress got 52.

The Bharatiya Janata Party is eyeing a third straight term in power, while the Opposition under the umbrella of the INDIA bloc is seeking to wrest power from the ruling party.

Meanwhile, all the exit polls have predicted the BJP returning to power with a resounding majority, with further inroads in Odisha, West Bengal, and southern states.

The Lok Sabha elections for 543 seats of the lower house were held across seven phases. The counting of votes will take place on Tuesday, June 4.

The Lok Sabha elections were conducted in seven phases- on April 19, April 26, May 7, May 13, May 20, May 25 and June 1.

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