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BJP lost 27-lakh votes in assembly polls vis-a-vis Lok Sabha elections

By Hitender Rao | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON OCT 31, 2019 10:58 PM IST
Jannayak Janta Party bags 14.79% vote share in its debut assembly poll
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Voting in Vellore constituency was cancelled after the polling body found evidence of money being used to vitiate the process.(PTI FILE)
Voting in Vellore constituency was cancelled after the polling body found evidence of money being used to vitiate the process.(PTI FILE)

Lok Sabha election in Tamil Nadu’s Vellore today

By M Manikandan | Hindustan Times, Chennai
UPDATED ON AUG 05, 2019 10:23 AM IST
Satyabrata Sahoo, the chief electoral officer in Tamil Nadu said that all the preliminary work has been done to ensure safe and secure elections.
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Prices of output produced in the agricultural sector are increasing at a slower pace than the prices of non-agricultural products. But, Congress or any other political party did not criticise the BJP for the sharp fall in food inflation under the first Modi government.(Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)
Prices of output produced in the agricultural sector are increasing at a slower pace than the prices of non-agricultural products. But, Congress or any other political party did not criticise the BJP for the sharp fall in food inflation under the first Modi government.(Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)

Why rural distress didn’t hurt the BJP in Lok Sabha elections

By Roshan Kishore | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2019 07:13 AM IST
The agrarian crisis that BJP government faced in its first term was brought due to worsening terms of trade.
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Modi supporters celebrate the BJP’s win, Bengaluru, May 23. In 2014, the BJP alliance got 43.37% of votes and 17 seats. In 2019, it got 55% of votes and 25 seats(AFP)
Modi supporters celebrate the BJP’s win, Bengaluru, May 23. In 2014, the BJP alliance got 43.37% of votes and 17 seats. In 2019, it got 55% of votes and 25 seats(AFP)

The story of the Lok Sabha elections is one of a sustained electoral rise of the BJP

By Venkatesh Athreya
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2019 02:38 PM IST
Among these three states, post-bifurcation Andhra Pradesh remains a difficult terrain to conquer for the BJP, while Telangana has given the party significant space and Karnataka sees the BJP as a major player now. It is clear that the BJP has penetrated the southern region substantially, with a focused long term plan
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AMMK leader TTV Dhinakaran on Sunday said that he will file a complaint before the Election Commission regarding non-registration of votes in the polling booths(PTI File Photo)
AMMK leader TTV Dhinakaran on Sunday said that he will file a complaint before the Election Commission regarding non-registration of votes in the polling booths(PTI File Photo)

Lok Sabha elections results 2019- Dhinakaran questions EC over no votes polled for party

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chennai
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2019 10:09 PM IST
The AIADMK, which partnered the BJP for the general elections, managed to win just one Lok Sabha and won nine seats in the by-polls.
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In a first, a 25-year-old engineering graduate from Odisha has become the youngest Member of Parliament to the 17th Lok Sabha.(Amarendra Dhal/Facebook)
In a first, a 25-year-old engineering graduate from Odisha has become the youngest Member of Parliament to the 17th Lok Sabha.(Amarendra Dhal/Facebook)

Lok Sabha election results 2019: BJD’s Chandrani Murmu, 25, becomes youngest Member of Parliament

By Indo Asian News Service | New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2019 12:50 PM IST
Chandrani, a greenhorn in politics, reportedly says she would like to come up to the expectations pinned on her by the youth and women besides the tribals in her region.
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Both the BJP and Congress have managed to increase (by 28 seats) the tally from previous election, at the expense of other parties. BJP won 128 seats this time, and it had only 36 seats under this category 10 years back.(ANI)
Both the BJP and Congress have managed to increase (by 28 seats) the tally from previous election, at the expense of other parties. BJP won 128 seats this time, and it had only 36 seats under this category 10 years back.(ANI)

3 pathways to BJP victory in Lok Sabha elections 2019

By howindialives.com
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2019 11:15 AM IST
The key reason modi won was the saffron party’s higher success rate as compared to Congress, and to limit the loss in UP.
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With strong leads in terms of vote share vis-à-vis its next rival in central and western India, a steadily increasing geographical footprint and aggregate vote share, BJP seems to have become the new political hegemon(Arabinda Mahapatra /HT Photo)
With strong leads in terms of vote share vis-à-vis its next rival in central and western India, a steadily increasing geographical footprint and aggregate vote share, BJP seems to have become the new political hegemon(Arabinda Mahapatra /HT Photo)

Lok Sabha election results 2019: BJP’s performance a result of deep social churn

By Avinash M Tripathi | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 25, 2019 07:42 AM IST
With strong leads in terms of vote share vis-à-vis its next rival in central and western India, a steadily increasing geographical footprint and aggregate vote share, BJP seems to have become the new political hegemon
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On Friday, chief minister HD Kumaraswamy called an informal meeting of the cabinet to discuss the way forward.(HT Photo)
On Friday, chief minister HD Kumaraswamy called an informal meeting of the cabinet to discuss the way forward.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha election results 2019: Karnataka Congress-Janata Dal decides to battle it out

By Vikram Gopal | Hindustan Times, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2019 11:39 PM IST
Kumaraswamy was affected by the verdict as both his son, Nikhil Kumaraswamy, and his father, HD Deve Gowda, lost the election from Mandya and Tumkur seats, respectively.
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BJP candidate Sunil Soren who won the Dumka constituency Lok Sabha seat in a victory rally.(ANI)
BJP candidate Sunil Soren who won the Dumka constituency Lok Sabha seat in a victory rally.(ANI)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Close shave for BJP on tribal seats of Jharkhand

By Sanjoy Dey | Hindustan Times, Ranchi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 24, 2019 05:35 PM IST
Even though BJP sees Dumka as a big ticket win where its candidate Sunil Soren defeated JMM supremo Shibu Soren by 36,815 votes, it faced neck and neck fight in Khunti and Lohardaga.
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AJSU candidate Chandra Prakash Chaudhary (in orange kurta) celebrates after winning from the Giridih Lok Sabha seat on Thursday, May 23, 2019.(Bijay/ HT Photo)
AJSU candidate Chandra Prakash Chaudhary (in orange kurta) celebrates after winning from the Giridih Lok Sabha seat on Thursday, May 23, 2019.(Bijay/ HT Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: AJSU makes Lok Sabha debut with a win in Giridih

By Subhash Mishra | Hindustan Times, Dhanbad
PUBLISHED ON MAY 24, 2019 05:16 PM IST
The BJP and AJSU had entered a pre-poll alliance in the 2014 state assembly elections. Despite winning the Giridih seat for five consecutive terms, BJP was not hesitant to allot the Giridih seat to AJSU in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
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Congress candidate Kirti Azad lost the Lok Sabha election in Dhanbad to BJP’s Pashupati Nath Singh.(HT File photo)
Congress candidate Kirti Azad lost the Lok Sabha election in Dhanbad to BJP’s Pashupati Nath Singh.(HT File photo)

Lok Sabha election results 2019: ‘Outsider’ tag hurts Congress’ Kirti Azad as he loses in Dhanbad

By Pankaj Kumar | Hindustan Times, Ranchi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 24, 2019 04:58 PM IST
During his electoral campaign, Azad tried to brush off his ‘outsider’ image on several occasions, terming himself as Jharkhand’s son of soil.
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The BJP, which could not gain much in the Lok Sabha election in Kashmir, managed to get 86% of votes cast by migrants in the three Valley constituencies.(PTI file photo)
The BJP, which could not gain much in the Lok Sabha election in Kashmir, managed to get 86% of votes cast by migrants in the three Valley constituencies.(PTI file photo)

Lok Sabha election results 2019: BJP manages 86% of migrant votes in Kashmir Valley

By Ashiq Hussain | Srinagar
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2019 04:48 PM IST
The National Conference has swept the Valley by winning or leading in the three out of the six Lok Sabha seats in Jammu and Kashmir, while the BJP has got the other three.
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The state’s road construction department (RCD) is already set to pursue the projects, sanctioned under the Prime Minister’s package.(HT Photo/Bachchan Kumar)
The state’s road construction department (RCD) is already set to pursue the projects, sanctioned under the Prime Minister’s package.(HT Photo/Bachchan Kumar)

Lok Sabha election results 2019: ‘Bihar can now bargain for better deals from Centre’

By Vijay Swaroop | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2019 05:23 PM IST
Politically, the victory has put a stamp of people’s mandate on the NDA alliance and dismissed the Opposition’s charge that the 2015 assembly polls mandate had been betrayed in the state.
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Ravi Shankar Prasad said that the poll fight in Patna Sahib was one of “hope” versus “opportunism.(Parwaz Khan /HT Photo)
Ravi Shankar Prasad said that the poll fight in Patna Sahib was one of “hope” versus “opportunism.(Parwaz Khan /HT Photo)

Lok Sabha election results 2019: Patna Sahib has given decisive mandate for Modi, says Ravi Shankar

By Ruchir Kumar | Hindustan Times, Patna
PUBLISHED ON MAY 24, 2019 04:19 PM IST
Prasad, a first-time Lok Sabha candidate of the Bharatiya Janata Party, defeated Shatrughan Sinha, who moved to the Congress after two successive wins, in 2009 and 2014, on a BJP ticket.
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CPI candidate from Begusarai, Kanhaiya Kumar, who secured the second highest votes, hogged the headlines the most.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
CPI candidate from Begusarai, Kanhaiya Kumar, who secured the second highest votes, hogged the headlines the most.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

Lok Sabha election results 2019: Debutants bite the dust in Bihar this electoral season

By Rakesh Singh | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2019 04:11 PM IST
Kanhaiya’s election campaign was helped by Bollywood personalities, JNUSU office-bearers and faculty, and Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mewani. Like Giriraj, Kanhaiya is also a Bhumihar.
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AAP state chief Bhagwant Mann created history by winning the parliamentary segment for the second term by beating Congress’ Kewal Singh Dhillon.(PTI File Photo)
AAP state chief Bhagwant Mann created history by winning the parliamentary segment for the second term by beating Congress’ Kewal Singh Dhillon.(PTI File Photo)

Lok Sabha election results 2019: ‘We respect the verdict of people’ says AAP State Chief Bhagwant Mann

By Avtar Singh | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2019 03:43 PM IST
AAP failed to secure any seat in Delhi and Haryana, Mann expressed satisfaction with the only seat in Punjab
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Gautam had raked up the Jinnah portrait issue last year too asking the Aligarh Muslim University to explain why it displays a portrait of Muhammad Ali Jinnah.(ANI)
Gautam had raked up the Jinnah portrait issue last year too asking the Aligarh Muslim University to explain why it displays a portrait of Muhammad Ali Jinnah.(ANI)

Lok Sabha election results 2019: Why Jinnah is on the mind of BJP’s newly-elected Aligarh MP

By HT Correspondent | Aligarh
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2019 03:35 PM IST
The BJP, despite the arithmetic advantage of the SP-BSP ‘mahagatbandhan’ won 64 of the 80 Lok Sabha seats, demolishing the alliance partners, which got 15 seats between them.
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In a move that surprised many, Sukhbir, an MLA from Jalalabad, took the poll plunge from the Ferozepur parliamentary seat.(HT Photo/Anil Dayal)
In a move that surprised many, Sukhbir, an MLA from Jalalabad, took the poll plunge from the Ferozepur parliamentary seat.(HT Photo/Anil Dayal)

Lok Sabha election results 2019: ‘Those who had written us off proved wrong’ says Sukhbir Singh Badal

By Gurpreet Singh Nibber | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2019 02:52 PM IST
Sukhbir Singh Badal talks to HT about victory in Punjab and future plans for Akali Dal and BJP alliance.
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BJP won two of the three seats it contested in alliance with its partner Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD).(PTI File Photo)
BJP won two of the three seats it contested in alliance with its partner Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD).(PTI File Photo)

Lok Sabha election results 2019: Modi wave with Akali Dal alliance helps party win two seats in Punjab

By Ravinder Vasudeva | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2019 02:31 PM IST
The Narendra Modi wave helped the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) put up a reasonably good show in Punjab, thereby winning 2 seats.
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Mann, the face of the party in Punjab, remained caught up in his own fight and did not go out much to campaign for other candidates.(HT Photo/Sameer Sehgal)
Mann, the face of the party in Punjab, remained caught up in his own fight and did not go out much to campaign for other candidates.(HT Photo/Sameer Sehgal)

Lok Sabha election results 2019: Aam Aadmi Party decimated in Punjab, Bhagwant Mann its lone MP

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2019 02:00 PM IST
Barring State Unit President Bhagwant Mann, no other AAP candidate won a seat in the Lok Sabha. Of its 13 candidates, eight could not get even 5% of the votes polled in their constituencies.
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The Shiromani Akali Dal won two of the ten seats it contested.(HT Photo/Anil Dayal)
The Shiromani Akali Dal won two of the ten seats it contested.(HT Photo/Anil Dayal)

Lok Sabha election results 2019: Sukhbir Singh Badal and Harsimrat Kaur Badal win, increase Akalis Dal’s morale

By Gurpreet Singh Nibber | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAY 24, 2019 01:19 PM IST
The victory of SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal and his wife and Union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal in the high-stake seats of Ferozepur and Bathinda has boosted the party cadres’ morale.
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Lok Sabha Congress’ Vaibhav Gehlot and BJP’s Gajendra Singh Shekhawat were the prime candidates in the Jodhpur elections.(HT File Photo)
Lok Sabha Congress’ Vaibhav Gehlot and BJP’s Gajendra Singh Shekhawat were the prime candidates in the Jodhpur elections.(HT File Photo)

Lok Sabha election results 2019: CM Ashok Gehlot’s son Vaibhav Gehlot loses to union minister GS Shekhawat

By Dinesh Bothra | Hindustan Times, Jaipur
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2019 12:42 PM IST
Considering the Congress victory in last year’s assembly elections, Jodhpur was considered a safe seat for Vaibhav, but a Modi wave spoiled all political equations.
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File photo of BJP legislator Kailash Choudhary who defeated Congress’ Manvendra Singh in the Barmer Lok Sabha seat.(HT FIle)
File photo of BJP legislator Kailash Choudhary who defeated Congress’ Manvendra Singh in the Barmer Lok Sabha seat.(HT FIle)

Lok Sabha election results 2019: BJP’s Kailash Choudhary beats Congress’ Manvendra Singh in Barmer

By HT Correspondent | HindustanTimes, Jaipur
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2019 12:52 PM IST
The Bhartiya Janata Party’s wave of victory also saw candidate Kailash Choudhary also emerge victorious against Congress candidate Manvendra Singh.
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Sources claimed that Beniwal was also approached by the Congress for an alliance but an agreement could not be reached over the terms and conditions .(HT File Photo)
Sources claimed that Beniwal was also approached by the Congress for an alliance but an agreement could not be reached over the terms and conditions .(HT File Photo)

Lok Sabha election results 2019: BJP’S alliance with RLP’s Hanuman Beniwal pays off

By Sachin Saini | Hindustan Times, Jaipur
PUBLISHED ON MAY 24, 2019 11:46 AM IST
The BJP fielded Jat strongman Beniwal who defeated former MP Jyoti Mirdha with over 1.78 lakh vote margin in the Nagaur Lok Sabha seat.
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The Prime Minister was accompanied by the Bharatiya Janata Party’s president Amit Shah to LK Advani’s house.(Twitter/Narendra Modi)
The Prime Minister was accompanied by the Bharatiya Janata Party’s president Amit Shah to LK Advani’s house.(Twitter/Narendra Modi)

Lok Sabha election results 2019: ‘BJP’s successes because of greats like him’, says PM Modi after meeting LK Advani

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2019 12:05 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi met BJP patriarch Lal Krishna Advani celebrating the massive victory in the Lok Sabha election, while acknowledging the senior leader’s contributions in a tweet.
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Subhash Chandra Baheria defeated Congress’s Ram Pal Sharma by 612,000 votes.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)
Subhash Chandra Baheria defeated Congress’s Ram Pal Sharma by 612,000 votes.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)

Lok Sabha election results 2019: BJP’s Subhash Chandra Baheria wins with highest vote margin in Rajasthan

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jaipur
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2019 11:31 AM IST
BJP candidate Subhash Chandra Baheria from the Bhilwara parliamentary constituency won the Lok Sabha 2019 elections with the highest vote margin in Rajasthan
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Lok Sabha election results 2019 Highlights- Union Cabinet passes resolution to dissolve the 16th Lok Sabha

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2019 10:51 AM IST

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes charge for a second time, after a long, divisive and gruelling election campaign, it is time for India’s political leadership to shift gears and turn on their governance lens.Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold talks on Friday to form a new cabinet to tackle a stuttering economy and other challenges facing his second term after winning a big majority.Official data from the Election Commission showed Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party had won 296 of the 542 seats up for grabs and was ahead in seven more, up from the 282 it won in 2014.Also read: Lok Sabha elections done, what next 5 years hold for key leadersThe BJP would have the first back-to-back majority in the lower house of parliament for a single party since 1984. Votes will be fully counted by Friday morning.Here arse the highlights

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Prime minister Narendra Modi greet supporters on arrival at the party headquarters in New Delhi, India, Thursday, May 23, 2019.(AP photo)
Prime minister Narendra Modi greet supporters on arrival at the party headquarters in New Delhi, India, Thursday, May 23, 2019.(AP photo)

Lok Sabha election results 2019: Decoding polls in 10 questions

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2020 05:27 PM IST
The BJP has maintained its near dominance in the northern and western regions of the country. It has won all Lok Sabha seats in of Gujarat, Rajasthan, Delhi, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh.
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A well thought out strategy, well-oiled party machinery and months of rigorous preparation stood the BJP in good stead in the election.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
A well thought out strategy, well-oiled party machinery and months of rigorous preparation stood the BJP in good stead in the election.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

Lok Sabha election results 2019: Behind BJP’s Bengal inroads, months of planning, silent toil

UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2019 02:39 PM IST
As the end of the counting of votes, the BJP had won 18 seats with a vote share of 40.23%, improving its 2014 performance of two seats and 17% vote share. Trinamool’s tally is down to 22 seats from 34 in 2014.
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