LS election results Live: Modi pays tribute to Vajpayee ahead of swearing-in

Post the staggering victory of the BJP in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Narendra Modi, the Parliamentary Chairperson of BJP, is swearing-in as the Prime Minister on Thursday, May 30. The event will take place at the Rashtrapati Bhavan at 7 pm. The oath-taking ceremony will be administered by President Ram Nath Kovind. From political leaders to sportspersons and film stars, a record number of 6,000 guests are likely to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi.
  • 05:45

    Good morning! Welcome to Deccan Herald's live coverage of the 2019 Lok Sabha election results 2019. Counting of votes for the 542 Lok Sabha constituencies of India will take place today beginning 8 am. Stay tuned to get the latest updates and news as Election Commission officials count votes across the country.

  • 05:47

    India saw a seven-phase voting exercise after the Election Commission of India (EC) conducted the pollsin between April 11 and May 19 to elect the 17th Lok Sabha. In this battle royale of sorts, Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its National Democratic Alliance (NDA) partners are incumbents while Oppositionparties, including the Rahul Gandhi-led Congress, and 'Others' or the 'Third Front' is attempting to rise to power.

  • 05:55

    The seven-phase Lok Sabha elections, one of the most bitterly fought in recent memory, came to a close on May 19. A staggering 900 million eligible voters will decide the fate of 8,039 candidates fighting for 542 seats when votes will be counted today.

  • 05:57

    Most exit polls have projected that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to win a historic second term with a comfortable majority for the BJP-led NDA.

  • 05:58

    The Congress-led UPA is projected to win anywhere between 77 to 164 seats marking a major upswing from its showing in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. The Congress was reduced to only 44 seats in 2014.

  • 05:59

    While the BJP held that the exit polls have given it a clear second mandate, the opposition parties have rubbished them.

  • 05:59

    On Deccan Herald, you can follow all the results as they come in. Using the links below, you can get detailed results down to individual constituencies, states and also the overall picture across the country on a real-time basis. You can also get results of Assembly elections that were held in Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Odisha and Sikkim.

    How to check Lok Sabha election results for your Lok Sabha constituency?

    How to check Lok Sabha Election Results 2019?


  • 06:03

    The election was heavily contested between the National Democratic Front (NDA) and the United Progressive Alliance. The Mahagathbandhan or the third front is also a key contestant along with regional parties. Click here to compare the performances of the NDA, UPA and other parties from 2009 to 2019.

  • 06:06

    Since 2000, the Election Commission has conducted 113 assembly elections and three general elections using EVMs. Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) was added to the existing EVMs in 2013 to increase transparency in the system. On 8th April 2019, the Supre Court instructed the ECI to match EVMS with VVPATs in five randomly selected polling stations.

    Find out how votes are counted

  • 06:11
  • 06:21

    Opposition's got a Plan B if BJP falls short of 272

    Opposition parties will approach President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday afternoon itself urging him not to call the BJP for forming the government if it falls short of the majority mark and instead extend an invitation to them arguing that the mandate is for the formation of an alternative dispensation.

    Read the full story here.

  • 06:26

    Karnataka, the only stronghold of BJP in South India, witnessed a tight fight during the Lok Sabha elections. The state has a total of 28 constituencies and the elections held in two phases on April 18 and 23. Lost in Assembly polls to Congress-JD(S) coalition in 2018, the BJP took this election as a serious fight to retain the historical number of seats the party gained.

    Find out live updates on Karnataka Lok Sabha Election result here.

  • 06:28

    Enter poll results, exit market rally?

    Will the euphoria in the stock market continue even after the results are out and the next government is formed, presumably by Narendra Modi if one were to go by the exit polls? This is the question on top of the minds of brokers, investors and companies that have a huge stake in the markets. A 1,421-point rally in Sensex on a single trading day after the exit polls predicted a victory for BJP/NDA in the Lok Sabha polls resulted in a bonanza for investors — an over Rs 5.33 lakh crore accretion in the value of stocks. The Nifty logged its best gains in 10 years. On the surface, the rally may look like the market is betting on a Modi encore. There’s already feverish talk that Sensex may hit the 42,000-mark in the next two months.

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  • 06:34

    Behind the smooth conduct of elections are some real-life heroes who put their lives on the line to fulfill people’s democratic rights. Read this story to know how 53-year-old Surjit Saroch trekked relentlessly for 35 km for two days, scaled steep mountain cliffs amid heavy downpour, braved thick, dark forests and shooting stones to reach the remotest polling station in Himachal Pradesh.

    The back-breaking trip with a load of electronic voting machines (EVMs) began with a two-day journey meandering through steep hill roads before the team got on to another two-day journey on foot on unpredictable tracks.

  • 06:53

    No hotel accommodation for newly elected LS members

    The Lok Sabha Secretariat has decided against providing any hotel accommodation for the newly-elected members, a move that is expected to save Rs 30 crore to the exchequer.The newly-elected Lok Sabha members will have to make do with transit accommodation at Western Court – the recently upgraded parliament's hostel and state guesthouses instead of swanky hotels.

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  • 06:55
  • 07:00

    Home Ministry warns of violence on counting day

    The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Wednesday issued an unprecedented alert to state governments about the possibility of "eruption of violence" in various parts of the country during the counting of votes for the Lok Sabha elections.

    The MHA's direction to the states and union territories to "further take adequate measures" to ensure security of strong rooms and venues of counting of votes came in the wake of "calls and statements" issued by "various quarters" for "inciting violence and causing disruption" on the day of counting of votes on Thursday.

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  • 07:05
  • 07:16

    Karnataka Lok Sabha Election Result Update

    Both main candidates of the Mandya Lok Sabha constituency -- K Nikhil of the JDS-Congress coalition and Independent A Sumalatha -- are visiting the temple of Sri Chamundeshwari atop the Chamundi Hill, in Mysuru. They will reach Mandya, where the counting of the votes cast in their favour will be taken up, later.

  • 07:23

    Nikhil Kumaraswamy confident of victory

    Mandya Lok Sabha constituency JD(S)-Congress coalition candidate Nikhil Kumaraswamy is confident of victory. “The voters in Mandya have already taken a decision and the results will be in my favour. I don’t consider exit poll results seriously. In 2004 election, a few exit polls had predicted that JD(S) will win only two seats. However, the party had won 58 seats. The voters in Mandya constituency are in my favour,” he said on Wednesday.

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  • 07:26

    Counting of votes from Belgaum Parliamentary Constituency to begin shortly in the premises of RPD College in Belagavi.Fifty seven candidates are in the fray in the state from the constituency. BJP sitting MP Suresh Angadi and Congress candidate Dr V S Sadhunavar are in straight contest. MES has fielded 40 of its supporters as independents to get attention towards Karnataka-Maharashtra boundary dispute, reports DH's Raju Gavali.

  • 07:27

    More coming in from Karnataka, this time from Mysuru.
    Counting of votes will commence at 8 am.The district election commission has brought postal ballots to counting centre. The authorities are opening the strong rooms at Maharani's Commerce and Management College, in Paduvarahalli, reports Ranjith Kandya.

  • 07:30

    The United States has said that it was confident in the fairness and integrity of the Indianelectionsand would work with whoever is the victor.

    "I would say from the US perspective, we are very confident in the fairness and the integrity of the Indianelections, and we will obviously work with whoever is the victor and whatever the outcome is there," State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus said.

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  • 07:32

    Election Commissioner submits written response to EC: Report

    ElectionCommissioner Ashok Lavasa is learnt to have submitted his written response to theElectionCommission on his stand that dissent and minority views in cases of model code violation should be made part of the order.

    Though it was not immediately known what he has written, it is learnt that in Wednesday's 'full commission' meeting, he maintained that since EC orders on model code are issued under Article 324 of the Constitution they are more than administrative decisions, at times involving campaign ban.

    Lavasa, sources said, was willing to provide his views again in writing if need arises. -- PTI

  • 07:35

    "I am sure we will win. I am confident I will be able to contribute to legislation and policy-making in this country," said Tejasvi Surya, BJP candidate from Bangalore South.

  • 07:35

    Shivamogga: The counting of votes polled in Shimoga Lok Sabha constituency is likely to begin at Sahyadri college in the city at 8:00 am. The constituency has drawn attention of the state as sons of two former chief ministers, B Y Raghavendra of BJP and Madhu Bangarappa of JD(S) are locked horns against each other. It may be mentioned here that B Y Raghavendra had defeated Madhu Bangarappa in the bypoll held last year. Now, they are in straight fight again.

  • 07:39

    Police personnel enter a counting centre on the eve of the counting of votes for 2019 Lok Sabha polls, at Gole Market in New Delhi, on Wednesday. - PTI

  • 07:41
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  • 07:44

    The results will be definitely in favour of Congress. We're expecting that Congress will win &form govt. Rahul Gandhi will be the PM. The fight in Delhi is between BJP and Congress, says Ajay Maken, Congress candidate from New Delhi LS seat. He is contesting againstcontesting against BJP MP Meenakashi Lekhi.

  • 07:47

    Umesh Jadhav,BJP candidate Kalaburagi,Karnataka,who is contesting against Congress' Mallikarjun Kharge, says Narendra Modi will become the PM. I'm hopeful of winning the seat. "After this, within a day or two this coalition govt is going to fall on its own & BJP govt will be formed," he says.

  • 07:50

    Rizwan Arshad, Congress candidate from Bangalore Central: Roshan Baig has tried to help the BJP and sabotage my campaign. But in his own constituency Shivaji Nagar, people have supported me overwhelmingly & blessed me. Workers of Congress party have defied his diktats & supported me. -- ANI

  • 08:11
  • 08:16

    Here's the leads at 8:22AM

  • 08:21

    Counting of EVMs of Dakshina Kannada Lok Sabha constituency commenced. There are 15 to 18 rounds of counting depending on the assembly constituencies.

  • 08:23

    Counting begins in Andhra Pradesh, YSRCP Assembly candidate in Patapatnam of Srikakulam district in slight lead over TDP rival.

  • 08:25

    Counting of votes of Gulbarga Lok Sabha Constituency and bye election to Chincholi Assembly constituency began at Gulbarga University premises in Kalaburagi.

  • 08:27

    In Gulbarga Lok Sabha constituency, BJP candidate Dr Umesh Jadhav has initial lead over Congress candidateMallikarjun Kharge.

  • 08:30

    Karnataka Lok Sabha Election Result Update

    BJP-led NDA leads in Karnataka.

  • 08:32

    Maharashtra Lok Sabha Election Result Update

  • 08:36

    NDA leading in 106 seats

    Early trends show BJP-led NDA leading in 106 seats, UPA in 62.

  • 08:41

    BJP leads by 3,087 votes over JD(S) in Shimoga Lok Sabha constituency.

  • 08:44
  • 08:46

    Rahul Gandhi leads in Wayanad, trails in Amethi

    Early trends: Rahul Gandhi is trailing Smriti Irani in Amethi, Uttar Pradesh. The Congress leader is leading in Wayanad, Kerala.

  • 08:49

    BJP opens out big lead on postal ballots

    Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) opened out a large early lead as postal ballots, mainly from the armed forces, were being counted on Thursday in the world’s biggest general election. With 196 leads in, the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance was ahead in 108 seats and Congress-led United Progressive Alliance was ahead in 62.

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  • 08:54

    Anurag Thakur leading in Hamirpur

    Sitting BJP MP Anurag Thakur is leading with 3,103 votes against his nearest rival Ram Lal Thakur of Congress in Himachal Pradesh's Hamirpurseat: Officials. -- PTI

  • 08:56

    Janasena Party chief Pawan Kalyan leads in Bhimavaram Assembly segment.

  • 08:57
  • 08:58

    MUST READ | Assembly Election Results 2019 LIVE Updates

    Catch all the updates live from Assembly elections results here.

  • 09:00

    Nikhil Kumaraswamy leads

    Mandya: With the counting of votes beginning for Lok Sabha polls beginning Nikhil Kumaraswamy the coalition candidate has maintained a lead of 1050 votes against Independent candidate A Sumalatha. Initially, Sumalatha was in the lead.

  • 09:01

    Sitting BJP MP Anurag Thakur is leading with 3,103 votes against his nearest rival Ram Lal Thakur of Congress in Himachal Pradesh's Hamirpur seat. |Congresscandidate Jasbir Singh Dimpa is leading by 721 votes over his nearest rival and SAD nominee Bibi Jagir Kaur from Punjab's Khadoor Sahib seat, as per initial EC trends. --- PTI

  • 09:03

    BJP leads by 8480 votes over JD(S) after the completion of 109 booths out of 2021 in Shimoga Lok Sabha constituency.

  • 09:05

    PM Narendra Modi is leading in Varanasi.

  • 09:12

     Official EC trends

    Official EC trends: BJP leading on 133 seats, Congress leading on 41 seats

  • 09:13

    In Mizoram, the ruling Mizo National Front candidate C Lalrosanga is leading by 5,130 votes against his nearest Independent rival Lalnghinglova Hmar in the lone Lok Sabha seat in the state, officials said. -- PTI

  • 09:19
    Official EC trends: BJP leading on 162 seats, Congress leading on 51 seats
  • 09:25
  • 09:30

    Counting underway in 40 Lok Sabha seats of Bihar

    Amid tight security, counting of votes is underway on Thursday for 40 Lok Sabha seats across Bihar which will decide the fates of 820 candidates, including five Union ministers.

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  • 09:35

    BJP president Amit Shah is leading in Gandhinagar Lok Sabha seat by over 19,000votes against his nearest rival and Congress candidate C J Chavda after counting of first round, election officials said. -- PTI

  • 09:36

    Pragya leads Digvijaya by 3,105 votes

    BJP's Pragya Singh Thakur is leading against Congress' Digvijaya Singh by a margin of 3,105 votes in Bhopal Lok Sabha seat of Madhya Pradesh, as per initial trends.

  • 09:37

    Andhra Pradesh Assembly Election Trends

    Andhra PradeshAssembly Election Trends

    YSRCP 95
    TDP 23
    Janasena 2

  • 09:39

    Andhra Pradesh Lok Sabha election trends

    YSRCP 7
    TDP3

  • 09:41

    NDA crosses 272 mark

    The BJP-led NDA has crossed the halfway mark of 272 seats.

  • 09:51

    According to EC official trends, BJP leading on Chandni Chowk, North West Delhi, South Delhi and West Delhi parliamentary seats out of 7 seats -- ANI

  • 09:53

    Sensex up 591 points as NDA crosses 272-mark

    Markets witness selling in last few moments; Sensex up 591 points as NDA crosses 272-mark. Catch the action on bourses live here

  • 10:21

    The NDA is leading in 334 seats, a massive margin. Take a look

  • 10:27

    Deve Gowda, Kharge trailing as BJP leads in K’taka

    If early counting trends are anything to go by, the Congress-JD(S) coalition could be in for a major upset with the BJP leading in more than 20 out of 28 Lok Sabha seats in Karnataka.

    JD(S) supremo and former prime minister HD Deve Gowda is trailing against BJP’s GS Basavaraju in Tumkur. Gowda’s eldest grandson Nikhil, son of Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy, is locked in a close contest with BJP-backed independent Sumalatha in Mandya - the two are virtually taking turns in leading. Gowda’s younger grandson Prajwal is leading by over 50,000 votes against BJP’s A Manju in Hassan.

    Congress veterans Mallikarjun Kharge (Gulbarga), M Veerappa Moily (Chikkaballapur) and KH Muniyappa (Kolar) are trailing.

    As on 10.30am Thursday, the BJP is leading in 23 seats.

  • 10:34

    Sensex hits 40k

    The Sensex has hit 40,000 -- a historic high -- as the election results started projecting a comfortable victory for BJP and the NDA.

    Catch all the action on the bourses in our exclusive Market Live Blog.

  • 10:48

    Kerala Trends : At 10.45 a.m.

    Rahul Gandhi's lead at Wayanad crosses One lakh as 22.5 percent votes counted
    Rahul Gandhi 1,60,693
    P P Suneer of CPI's (LDF) : 58,318
    Tushar Vellpally of BDJS (NDA) : 16,880

  • 10:53

    Tech giant to give live updates on Lok Sabha elections

    Tech giant Google on Thursday said it is bringing live updates on the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections live across Search and YouTube.

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  • 10:54

    BY Raghavendra of BJP leads by 1,01,871 votes over JD(S) in Shimoga Lok Sabha constituency. BJP has gained 3,09,751 votes while JD(S) got 2,07,544 votes.

  • 10:56

    Mysuru: Pratap Simha maintains lead against Vijayashankar of Congress. Prathap gets 1,09,238 votes while Vijayashankar gets 95,145.

  • 11:00

    Chikkodi: BJP candidate Annasaheb Jolle lead by 13,582 votes after counting of 1,97,980 votes. Prakash Hukkeri, Congress trails

  • 11:08

    With leads in 330 constituencies, the NDA is set for the biggest mandate since 1984. Check it out here.

    Also, click here to compare the performances of the NDA, UPA and other parties from 2009 to 2019.

  • 11:15

    NDA leads in all 7 seats in Delhi

    Meanwhile, in Delhi, the NDA is leading in all 7 seats. The leads give no chance to the likes of AAP led by Arvind Kejriwal.

  • 11:25

    Meanwhile, Andhra Pradesh is readying for a change of guard. YSCRP is leading in 150 seats, all set to decimate Chandrababu Naidu's TDP which is leading in just 24 seats.

    Check live updates from Andhra Pradesh Assembly election here.

  • 11:40

    YSRCP leads in AP, TDP stares at humiliating defeat

    In what could be an indication of a clear-cut wave in favour of YS Jaganmohan Reddy, the YSR Congress Party is leading in 138 assembly segments in the 175-seat Assembly pushing ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP) to the second position with a majority in only 36 seats by the end of the second round.

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  • 11:43

    Arunachal Pradesh: BJP ahead of rivals in both LS seats

    The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is currently taking the lead in the two Lok Sabha constituencies of Arunachal Pradesh, as per the initial trends of the Election Commission.

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  • 11:47

    BJP's Shobha Karandlaje is leading by 73,660 votes against Pramod Madhwaraj.

    Shobha Karandlaje -1,45,694

    Pramod 72,034

  • 11:55

    BJP leads in 58 seats in UP

    The BJP forged ahead of its rivals in 58 of the 80 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh while the BSP-SP alliance was leading in 19 seats as counting of votes progressed, according to Election Commission trends.

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  • 12:00

    The YSR Congress seems to be on course of making a clean sweep of the Lok Sabha seats with the party leading in all 25 seats in Andhra Pradesh.

    As per the latest election commission data, the YSRC-led by Y S Jaganmohan Reddy is surging ahead in all the constituencies. The TDP, BJP and Congress are nowhere in the picture.

    All parties fought the election on their own without any alliance, unlike in 2014 when the TDP-BJP sailed together.

    YSRCP legislature party to meet on 25 May. The swearing-inceremony could be on 30 May, say party sources.

  • 12:06

    NDA extends lead against UPA, trends show 333 seat lead out of 543

  • 12:17

    It's victory of nationalism: J&K BJP

    Amid overwhelming trends in favour of the BJP, the party'sJammu and Kashmirchief, Ravinder Raina, said Thursday it is victory of nationalism in the country.

    "It is a vote for nationalism in the battle of nationalists and 'anti-nationalists'. It is a victory of the country's people. It is a victory of nationalism," Raina said.

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  • 12:23

    BJP set to win all four LS seats in Himachal Pradesh

    The ruling BJP is surging ahead in all four Lok Sabha seats of Himachal Pradesh, with its candidates securing unassailable leads, according to latest Election Commission trends.
  • 12:28

    Modi wave has become Modi tsunami: BJP's Kateel

    BJP candidate Nalin Kumar Kateel said that the Modi wave of 2014 election has converted to Modi tsunami in 2019polls. Voters have supported five years development works initiated by NDA government in the election. Voters have proved that for the security of the country, development works and for good administration, government led by Narendra Modi is needed in the country

  • 12:36
  • 12:38

    DMK-led front on course for sweep in Tamil Nadu

    DMK-led Secular Progressive Alliance (SPA) inTamil Naduappeared headed for a clean sweep as it led in 35 of the 38 Lok Sabha seats in the state Thursday. The ruling AIADMK, which had registered a landslide in the 2014 elections under the leadership of its supremo late Jayalalithaa, is trailing in most of the 20 seats it contested as also its allies, including the BJP.

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  • 12:49

    Kerala Trends : At 12.45 pm
    Rahul Gandhi's lead margin crosses 2 lakh in Wayanad. Congress camphas been expecting 3.5-lakh margin for the party president.

  • 12:52

    Chandigarh:BJP's Kirron Kher leads

    BJP candidate and sitting MP Kirron Kher is leading against her nearest rival and Congress nominee Pawan Kumar Bansal from the Chandigarh Lok Sabha seatas per EC trends.

    Kher is leading by 1,514 votes against four-time MP and former railway minister Bansal.


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  • 12:55

    Mumbai North
    Gopal Shetty(BJP): 2,23,800 votes

    Urmila Matondkar (Congress): 77,809 votes


    Mumbai North East
    Manoj Kotak (BJP): 3,40,774 votes
    Patil Sanjay Dina (NCP): 1,96,621 votes

    Mumbai North West
    Gajanan Kirtikar (Shiv Sena): 1,15,720 votes
    Sanjay Nirupam (Congress): 62,397 votes

    Mumbai North Central
    Poonam Mahajan (BJP): 1,79,559 votes
    Priya Dutt (Congress): 1,00,985 votes

  • 13:01

    Will fight for special category status for Andhra: Jagan

    Jaganmohan Reddy wishes. Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Says will fight for Special Category Status for Andhra Pradesh. "God and People blessed us," he said in Amaravati.

  • 13:02

    Celebrations in BJP camp

  • 13:03

    Gulbarga Lok Sabha constituency BJP candidate Umesh Jadhav leads by 44000 votes over Congress candidate Mallikarjun Kharge.

  • 13:06

    People laughing at Opposition over EVM allegations: Harsh Vardhan

    Union Minister of Science and Technology Harsh Vardhan on Thursday took a jibe at the opposition parties over their allegations on discrepancies in Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs), saying people having less knowledge of technology were laughing at them. He also said that the country wanted to see Narendra Modi as the prime minister again.

    "People are laughing at them (opposition parties). Even those who have less knowledge of technology are also laughing. All these people, especially the poor, want to see Narendra Modi as the Prime Minister again," he told ANI. Harsh Vardhan is the sitting MP from the high-prestige Chandni Chowk Lok Sabha constituency.

  • 13:09

    Mixed fortune for Yadav clan in Uttar Pradesh

    The initial trends appear to be mixed for the Yadav clan of the Samajwadi Party, with party supremo Akhilesh Yadav's cousins trailing from Firozabad and Badaun seats in Uttar Pradesh.

    In Azamgarh, Akhilesh Yadav is leading by 45,023 votes against Bhojpuri actor and BJP candidate Dinesh Lal Yadav 'Nirhua', according to the Election Commission website.

    The SP chief's wife, Dimple Yadav, is leading by 5,420 votes over the BJP's Subrat Pathak in Kannauj. SP founder Mulayam Singh Yadav is also leading in Mainpuri by 15,297 votes over the BJP's Prem Singh Shakya.

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  • 13:15

    Siddarth has his say on Lok Sabha leads in Tamil Nadu

    Tamil actor Siddarth wrote, "TamilNadu is speaking in its own unique voice. Incredible anti #AIADMK wave. The #DMK has fought a disciplined campaign and the state and its future will remain in the hands of its own. This paves the way for stability following the last few years of total chaos in our state.

  • 13:20

    YS Jaganmohan Reddy to take oath as Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister on May 30: Ummareddy Venkateswarlu, YSRCP

  • 13:23

    Modi ji will take us forward: Himanta Biswa Sarma

    People of India have once again given Modi ji a chance to lead the country, they love him. I would like to thank the people of India, especially people of North-East for supporting Modi ji. I want to assure people that Modi ji will take us forward:Himanta Biswa Sarma, BJP

  • 13:27

    Celebrations have begun in the BJP camp

  • 13:28

    Lanka PM congratulates PM Modi

    Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Ranil Wickremesinghe tweets, "Congratulations to Narendra Modi on a magnificent victory! We look forward to working closely with you."

  • 13:31

    Sadananda Gowda, BJP's BangaloreNorth Lok Sabha constituency Candidate after winning at St. Joseph Indian High School

  • 13:32

    Chincholi assembly constituency BJP candidate Dr Avinash Jadhav wins against Congress candidate Subhash Rathod in bypoll.

  • 13:38

    Cong, JD(S) HQs deserted as BJP sweeps polls

    A near clean sweep by the BJP Opposition in the state seems to have dampened the spirits of the ruling coalition — the Congress and the JD(S) in Karnataka.

    Even as the BJP headquarters at Malleshwaram was bustling with workers chanting slogans and distributing sweets, the party headquarters of the Congress on Queens’ Road and the JD(S) in Sheshadripuram wore a deserted look.

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  • 13:43

    Pressure on HDK to quit

    With the BJP taking the upper hand in Karnataka election results, pressure on H D Kumaraswamy to quit has risen further. An emergency meeting is called by HDK today, regarding this.

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  • 13:49

    Omar congratulates NDA for 'stellar performance'

    National Conference vice-president Omar Abdullah on Thursday congratulated the BJP and the NDA for its "stellar performance" in the Lok Sabha polls.The former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister credited Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah for putting together a winning alliance and a professional campaign.

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  • 14:06

    My resolve to fight for a secular India will continue: Prakash Raj

  • 14:15

    Celebrations outside BJP headquarters in Rajasthan

  • 14:46

    Together we grow. Together we prosper: PM Modi tweets

  • 14:59

    BJP President Amit Shah reacts to result trends

    "The result is India's mandate against propaganda, lies, personal insinuations and baseless politics by the opposition. Today's mandate also shows that the people of India have chosen evolution and nationalism by completely uprooting casteism, familyism and appeasing from the country. Naman to India," Shah said on Twitter.

  • 15:04

    Mamata Banerjee to hold presser at 3:30 pm

  • 15:07

    Congratulations to the winners. But all losers are not losers : Mamata Banerjee

    "Congratulations to the winners. But all losers are not losers. We have to do a complete review and then we will share our views with you all. Let the counting process be completed fully and the VVPATs matched," she tweeted.

  • 15:12

    Sharad Pawar reacts to LS Polls results trends, says accepts people's decision

    "I accept people's decision but this is also a fact that people had their doubts about EVMs. Congress had performed really well in Rajiv Gandhi's time, but nobody doubted elections then, same when Atal Bihari Vajpayee won," he said.

  • 15:19

    Bollywood stars struggling to gain edge in UP

    With the exception of'Dream Girl' Hema Malini and Bhojpuri star Ravi Kishan, other Bollywood stars such asJaya Prada,Raj Babbar andDinesh Yadav 'Nirahua' are trailing in their respective constituencies.

  • 15:27

    Latest state-wise election trends according to ECI - West Bengal

  • 15:30

    Latest state-wise election trends according to ECI - Himachal Pradesh

  • 15:31

    Visuals from BJP HQ in Delhi shows party workers in jubilant mood

  • 15:53

    Just In: Nara Chandrababu Naidu wins Kuppam Assembly seat

  • 15:54

    L K Advani congratulates Modi on results

    "Heartiest congratulations to Narendrabhai Modi for steering BJP towards this unprecedented victory in elections. Amitbhai Shah as BJP President & all dedicated workers of the party have put in enormous effort in making sure that BJP's message reaches every voter.t's such a wonderful feeling that in a country as large & diverse as India, electoral process has been so successfully completed & for that, my compliments to the electorate & all the agencies involved. May our great nation be blessed with a bright future ahead," he said according to ANI.

  • 15:57

    PM Modi congratulates Naveen Patnaik and YSRCP leader Jagan Mohan Reddy for their performances in Assembly Elections

    " Congratulations on the remarkable win in Andhra Pradesh. Best wishes to you for a successful tenure," he toldJagan Mohan on Twitter.

    "Congratulations to Naveen Babu for yet another victory in Odisha. Wishing him the very best for the next term," he said.

  • 16:04

    LS Polls Results: Status of key contests (At 4 PM)

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi retains seat in Varanasi.
    BJP president Amit Shah is leading in Gandhinagar constituency by a large margin.
    Close fight in Amethi between Rahul Gandhi and Smriti Irani.
    Sonia Gandhi is leading against the BJP candidate Dinesh Pratap Singh in Rae Bareli.
    CPI candidate Kanhaiya Kumar is trailing massively behindBJP’s Giriraj Singh inBegusarai in Bihar.

  • 16:44

    Just In: Union Cabinet meeting to be held tomorrow

  • 16:48

    EC: 6 results have been declared of which 5 have gone to BJP and one to INC.

    Of the remaining 536 constituencies, BJP is leading in 294, INC in 50, AITC in 23, DMK in 23, Shiv Sena in 18, YSRC in 23, BJD in 14, JD(U) in 15 and BSP in 11 constituencies.

  • 16:55

    Lok Sabha election results: What does the result mean for the coalition? Where does the state government go from here?

  • 17:05

    Lok Sabha election results: How Tamil Nadu bucked the national trend

  • 17:15

    Sunny Deol celebrates with supporters in Gurdaspur. He is leading the race with 191239 votes.

  • 17:18

    Pragya Singh Thakur is leading with 298185 votes in Bhopal.

    Congress' Digvijaya Singh is trailing.

  • 17:23

    Imran Khan congratulates Narendra Modi

  • 17:24

    Lok Sabha Results: How did Shiv Sena and BJP perform in Maharashtra

  • 17:27

    Former PM and JD(S) chief HD Deve Gowda is trailing from Tumkur (Karnataka) by 12,387 votes

  • 17:37

    Maneka Gandhi leading by over 12,000 votes in UP's Sultanpur

  • 17:38

    Lok Sabha poll results is triumph of national forces: RSS

  • 17:47
  • 18:14

    We accept people's verdict: Priyanka Gandhi

    'We accept people's verdict and congratulate PM Modi and BJP workers,' says Priyanka Gandhi

  • 18:17

    Reports of Congress President Rahul Gandhi offering resignation are incorrect, says Randeep Singh Surjewala

  • 18:19

    Narendra Modi removes 'Chowkidar' from his Twitter handle

  • 18:36

    Nobody can counter Modi for next 25 years: Sena

    The Shiv Sena on Thursday lavished praise on Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the BJP-led NDA appeared to be retaining power comfortably, saying nobody would be able to pose a challenge before him for the next 25 years.

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  • 18:50

    Rahul concedes defeat: Smriti to bag stronghold Amethi

    The high-voltage political battle between Rahul Gandhi and Smriti Irani is in the final stage of the Amethi constituency and already Congress president has conceded defeat to arch-rival BJP contestant.

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  • 19:18

    Omar hopes Modi change his ‘working style’ in this term

    Buoyed by its victory in the Kashmir Valley, former chief minister and National Conference leader Omar Abdullah on Thursday hoped that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will soften his stand on Kashmir and start a dialogue with Pakistan.

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  • 19:27

    Begusarai: Giriraj Singh defeats Kanhaiya Kumar by a margin of 4.20 lakh votes

    Union minister and firebrand BJP leader Giriraj Singh retained the Begusarai seat for his party, trouncing his nearest rival Kanhaiya Kumar of the CPI by a staggering margin of over four lakh votes.


    Singh, who had moved to Begusarai from Nawada, after initial reluctance over having to give up his sitting seat, got 6.88 lakh votes out of a total of 12.17 lakhs polled on April 29.

  • 19:36

    BJP President Amit Shah addresses party workers at BJP HQ

  • 19:40

    This is a historic victory. After 50 years someone has won an absolute majority for the second time in a row: Shah

  • 19:49

    The defeat of the SP-BSP alliance has shown that there is not place for dynasty and caste politics in India: Shah

  • 19:58

    I bow down to 130 crore Indians, says PM Modi in victory speech.

  • 20:02

    If someone has won, it's India that has won, it's democracy that has won, it's public that has won: Modi

  • 20:06

    I congratulate all the winners, no matter from which party or which region they contested: Modi

  • 20:32

    Today there are only two castes in India- the poor and the other are those who want to help the poor come out of poverty: Modi

  • WATCH | Victory celebrations at BJP HQ

  • 20:53

    Yechury takes responsibility for CPI-M's poor show

    CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury took the responsibility on Thursday for his party's dismal performance in the Lok Sabha polls, saying as the chief of the party, he was the "first" person who was accountable for its poor show.

    Read more

  • 21:00

    For BJP, saffronising the South still a pipe dream

    While the rest of the country was painted Saffron on May 23, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) could not break through the Southern front entirely. Except for sweeping Karnataka and making inroads into Telangana, the BJP was unable win any seats in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh.

    Read more

  • 21:16

    Rajasthan does 2014 encore - BJP sweeps all 25 seats

    The Bharatiya Janta Party has once again repeated its performance of 2014 by winning all 25 Lok Sabha seats. However, this time thevote share of the saffron party in Rajasthan which is 58.45 is three-percent more as compared to the last general elections.

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  • 21:38

    LS polls: Defeat was "unexpected," says Kerala CM

    Hours after the poll trends indicated massive rout of the ruling-LDF in the Lok Sabha polls inKerala, Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said the defeat was "unexpected" even as the Congress demanded his resignation on moral grounds.

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  • 21:42

  • 21:46

    Lantern trembles in Modi’s tsuNamo

    It was not a wave. It was Tsunami. Or Tsunamo, as many BJP leaders are saying. The BJP-led alliance in Bihar gave its best-ever performance in any Lok Sabha elections, wresting 38 out of 40 parliamentary constituencies. The winning strike rate was 95 %.

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  • 21:55

    BJP’s winning run continues in the Northeast

    BJP’s surge in the Northeast, which began in 2014, continued further with the saffron party and its allies leading in 16 of the 24 Lok Sabha seats in seven states.

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  • 22:10

    15-year-old victory margin record breached

    This time there are at least 15 MPs who have a victory margin of over five lakh votes, which includes BJP chief Amit Shah.This is a record too, as onlythree such candidates held this distinction in 2014.

    Read more

  • 22:21

    OPINION | Rahul fails again: He was there but not there

    Congress chief Rahul Gandhi mounted a voluble, high-profile campaign against Narendra Modi in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, perhaps his personal best, and yet managed a come a spectacular cropper.

    Read more

  • 22:44

    DH Political Theatre: Analyzing BJP's historic win

  • 22:57

    Donald Trump congratulates PM Modi and BJP on their big election win

  • 23:44

    AP assembly final tally (175)

    YSRCP 150

    TDP24

    JANASENA 1


    AP LOKSABHA FINAL TALLY (25)

    YSRCP 22

    TDP 3


    TELANGANA LS FINAL TALLY (17)

    TRS9

    BJP 4

    CONG 3

    AIMIM 1

  • 23:47

    Modi responds to Imran, calls for peace

    With Narendra Modi set to lead Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in New Delhi once again, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday joined Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin to congratulate him.

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  • 00:20

    Trump congratulates Modi on 'big' election win

    US President Donald Trump on Thursday congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his "big" election victory, saying "great things" are in store for bilateral ties between the two nations with the Indian premier's re-election.

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  • 10:55
  • 11:16

    PM Modi visits and thanks Murli Manohar Joshi

  • 12:43

    PM thanks world leaders for congratulatory messages on Twitter

    Prime Minister NarendraModi on Friday thanked world leaders and personalities as their congratulatory messages kept pouring in after he led his Bharatiya Janata Party to a super-sized victory for a second term in office.

    Thanking American vice president Mike Pence, who congratulated him saying he looked forward to working with India,Modisaid it was a victory of democracy which the India and US cherish.

    "Thank You @VP. This is a victory of democracy, which India and the US cherish. I will continue to promote our partnership with the US for peace and shared prosperity for our two countries and the world,"Moditweeted Friday.

    In a series of tweets,Modithanked world leaders such as Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, France President Emmanuel Macron, Indonesian President Joko Widodo, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari and several others who wished the him on his party's landslide victory.

    In his messages to the world leaders, the PM said he looked forward to strengthen close strategic partnership with these countries.

  • 12:57

    Amit Shah: BJP's 'Chanakya' who delivered Modi Wave 2.0

    He combined BJP's core Hindutva plank with a hardcore nationalism agenda and set up a huge ground-level organisational setup to execute it theBJP's 'Chanakya' Amit Shahblazed such a trail that the 'Modi Wave 2.0' surpassed its own original avatar with a much bigger saffron surge.

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  • 13:30

    2014 was hope in Modi, 2019 is people’s trust in him

    It is for the second successive time in a decade that the opposition has all but been wiped out in the national elections.Unfortunately for BJP-baiters, the 2019 elections proved no better than 2014, save for some small gains for parties like BSP.

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  • 13:39

    Newly elected party MPs and MLAs (by-polls) meet DMK Chief MK Stalin.

  • 13:45

    Yogendra Mishra, President of District Congress Committee, Amethi, resigns from the post taking responsibility for the defeat, reports ANI

  • 13:54

    Modi managed to hack people's minds, thinking: D Raja

    CPI National Secretary D Raja spoke to DH's Shemin Joy about the election results, what it means by Narendra Modi's return and the relevance of Left despite its electoral drubbing.

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  • 14:24

    Visuals of PM Modi's meeting with Advani and Joshi

  • 14:35

    DVS, Joshi, Angadi, Udasi favourites for ministerships

    Union Minister for Statistics and Programme Implementation D V Sadananda Gowda, Hubli-Dharwad Lok Sabha member Prahlad Joshi, Belgaum MP Suresh Angadi and Haveri MP Shivakumar Udasi are frontrunners for ministerial berths at the Centre, from Karnataka.

    Read more

  • 15:01

    OPCC president Niranjan Patnaik resigns

    Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) president Niranjan Patnaik Friday announced his resignation from the post in the wake of the party's electoral debacle in the state.

    Read more

  • 15:25

    Triumph of national forces: RSS

    Describing the landslide win of the BJP-led NDA as "triumph of the national forces", the RSS expressed happiness over India getting a stable government again.

    Read more

  • 15:32

    See how newspapers from around the world reacted to Modi's landslide win

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi secured a huge victoryin the Lok Sabha Elections 2019, heralding a second consecutive term of his governance. As he and the Bharatiya Janata Party surged towards victory, reactions poured in from around the globe. Following arethe headlines from newspapers around the world.

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  • 15:40

    UP Cong chief Raj Babbar sends resignation to Rahul

    In the wake of the Congress' dismal performance in the Lok Sabha polls in Uttar Pradesh, state party president Raj Babbar has sent his resignation to Rahul Gandhi.

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  • 15:49

    Bishkek, Osaka Modi's first foreign stops in 2nd term

    Narendra Modi, who is set to retain the office of Prime Minister, will restart his foreign visits next month with back-to-back tours to Bishkek (the capital of Kyrgyz Republic) and Osaka (Japan).

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  • 16:04

    I will speak to top party leaders about the people who helped the opposition party. Strict action should be taken against those people: Jaya Prada

  • 16:12

    Worrying that someone who glorified Godse won: Digvijaya Singh

  • 16:42

    Rahul may offer to quit as party chief

    After a humiliating defeat in the Lok Sabha polls, top Congress leaders will deliberate on party losses at a meeting of the working committee slated on Saturday in which party chief Rahul Gandhi is likely to offer his resignation.

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  • 16:53

    NDA MPs to meet on Saturday to formally elect Modi

    Newly-elected MPs of the BJP-led NDA will meet on Saturday to formally elect Prime Minister Narendra Modi as their leader, setting in motion the process of formation of the new government.

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  • 17:16

    'Gandhi family alone can keep party intact'

    The stepping aside of the Gandhi family from the leadership role in the Congress following its debacle in the Lok Sabha elections is not a solution, a senior party leader said Friday, hinting that other leaders may not be able to hold the party together.

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  • 17:24

    After the Modi victory, a case for grace

    Now that a remarkable victory has been won, and Narendra Modi is set to be crowned again, it is time to pause, to contemplate and to embrace grace as a way of politics.

    Read more

  • 17:39

    Anti-Modi wave, no coordination sunk BJP alliance in TN

    Consistency in raising issues concerning the state, stitching together a formidable alliance of like-minded parties and taking Narendra Modi head-on like never before helped the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam-Congress combine sweep the Lok Sabha polls in Tamil Nadu, winning 37 of the 38 seats up for grabs.

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  • 17:54

    A meeting of the Union Cabinet held on Friday passed the resolution to dissolve the 16th Lok Sabha.

  • 18:15

    The man behind Modi emerges as a clear No. 2

    BJP president Amit Shah travelled over 1,58,000 km for the Lok Sabha campaign – equivalent to going around the world four times— touching 312 Lok Sabha constituencies early on and then 161 after the announcement of the election dates.

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  • 18:32

    Will Nitish be the new NDA convenor?

    Having won 39 out of 40 seats, the NDA may have registered its best-ever performance in this part of the cow-belt.But at the same time, chances are that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah would like Nitish to play a national role too, besides continuing as Bihar Chief Minister.

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  • 18:47

    Family feud, Modi wave hit Mulayam clan in UP

    Nurturing hopes of cornering a big chunk of Lok Sabha seats from Uttar Pradesh in alliance with one time arch rival BSP, Samajwadi Party (SP) President Akhilesh Yadav not only suffered his worst drubbingin the LS polls but also saw his family's 'political stock' decline sharply owing mainly to the bitter family feud and the 'Modi wave'.

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  • 19:03

    'BJP will follow tit for tat policy to counter TMC'

    West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh on Friday criticised TMC for allegedly letting loose violence on the party's workers in the state since the Lok Sabha polls and said BJP would follow the 'tit for tat' policy to counter it.

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  • 19:13

    PM Narendra Modi met President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday and tendered his resignation along with the Council of Ministers.

  • 19:33

    China welcomes Modi, Imran Khan exchange of greetings

    China on Friday welcomed the exchange of greetings between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan following the ruling BJP's sweeping victory in India's general elections,expressing hope that the two nations would continue to show goodwill and resolve their differences through dialogue.

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  • 20:07

    Congress draws a blank in 18 states and UTs

    The Congress has drawn a blank in 18 States and Union Territories -- an indicator of its decimation in the Lok Sabha polls.

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  • 22:56

    Modi resigns as new term beckons

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday submitted his resignation to President Ram Nath Kovind, marking an end to his first term in office and setting the stage for the formation of the new government.

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  • 23:36

    78 MPs: new record, women to get more power in LS

    The new Lok Sabha will be opening its innings with a new record -- it will have the highest number of women MPs with 78 of the 726 candidates romping home comfortably.

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  • 25-5-2019
    07:18

    It’s unfair to blame Rahul for loss, says Kharge

    Veteran Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge on Friday said there was no need for All India Congress Committee president Rahul Gandhi to resign over the dismal performance of the party in the recently-concluded Lok Sabha polls.

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  • 07:47

    Modi 2.0: Military factor and road ahead

    The 2019 Lok Sabha election is the first Parliamentary election in two decades where national security issues played a key role in shapingaprime minister's persona as a decisive leader, who can take the crucial decision of sending troops across the border to avenge the killing of Indians.

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  • 08:03

    Prominent politicians swallowed by the Saffron wave

    A lot of prominent politicians who took on the NDA were on the losing side on May 23. We look at some of them.

  • 08:36

    Paswan mocks Congress for failing to get LOP position

    Union Minister and Lok Janshakti Party chief Ram Vilas Paswan on Friday mocked the Congress for eyeing the prime minister's post, but ending up with a tally which falls short to even help it get the chair of the leader of the opposition.

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  • 09:53

    Rahul Gandhi may offer to quit as party chief at CWC meet

    The Congress Working Committee meeting on Saturday could witness a watershed moment with party President Rahul Gandhi offering to quit owning up responsibility for the humiliating debacle in the Lok Sabha elections.

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  • 10:21

    PM Modi to meet his mother tomorrow

    "Will be going to Gujarat tomorrow evening, to seek blessings of my Mother. Day after tomorrow morning I will be in Kashi to thank the people of this great land for reposing their faith in me," saidPM Narendra Modi.

  • 10:56

    UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi arrives for Congress Working Committee meeting.

  • Rahul fails again: He was there but not there

    Congress chief Rahul Gandhi mounted a voluble, high-profile campaign against Narendra Modi in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, perhaps his personal best, and yet managed a come a spectacular cropper. The Congress tally stood at 51 seats at the time of writing, a total increase of seven seats as compared to its 2014 tally. The party was unable to win a single seat in over a dozen states and Gandhi himself lost in the family pocket borough of Amethi to BJP’s Smriti Irani. The Congress vote share figures were set to go up by a nominal two to three percentage points but the damage to the party and its leadership cannot be salvaged on the basis of this one underwhelming feat.
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  • 11:06

    Senior leaders arrive for CWC meet

  • 11:09

    Former PM Manmohan Singh arrives for CWC meet

  • 11:17

    Rahul and Priyanka arrive at CWC meet

  • 11:21

    Visuals from CWC meet underway in Delhi

  • 12:01

    Cong Working Committee meets to review LS poll debacle

    Top Congress leaders from across the country on Saturday got together to review the Lok Sabha poll drubbing, as the party's highest decision-making body met here.
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  • 12:10

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivers address to party workers

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in an address to party workers, said everyone worked for this victory. We succeeded because of cumulative leadership effect and not single leadership. He urged the PMO to continue to be efficient and maintain the success of the party. He congratulated them on the victory. "We succeeded because of cumulative leadership effect and not single leadership...PMO should continue to be efficient," he said.

  • 12:21

    Rahul offers to resign at CWC meet but senior leaders want him to continue on as president

  • 13:02

    Randeep Singh Surjewala clarifies reports of Rahul Gandhi offering his resignation are incorrect. CWC meeting going on. Source: ANI

  • 13:22

    Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora submits the list of winners of Lok Sabha Electionsto President Ram Nath Kovind. President of India, on advice of Union Cabinet, has signed the order of dissolving the 16th Lok Sabha. Photo:ANI

  • 13:42

    Govt Sources: There is speculation in the media about invitations to foreign dignitaries for the swearing-in ceremony. At the moment, we have no information on this matter. We will share details with the media once a decision is taken. Source: ANI

  • 14:04

    "Congress president Rahul Gandhi should not resign, there is no need": Maharashtra Congress Ashok Chavan

  • 14:06

    Rahul Gandhi begins to speak in CWC

  • 14:08

    NDA leaders are likely to call on President on Saturday around 7 pm, followed by PM to call on President to stake claim to form New Government around 8 pm.

    PM to interact with or make a statement to the media after staking claim to form New Government.

  • 14:25

    "I accept the responsibility of defeat of Congress in Maharashtra": Ashok Chavan

  • 14:26

  • 14:27

  • 14:28

    "All state Congress presidents including me should resign, I have told the party, let the party decide, you cannot hold Rahul Gandhi responsible": Ashok Chavan

  • 14:58

    EC submits list of MPs to President for 17th Lok Sabha

    The full Election Commission on Saturday called on President Ram Nath Kovind and handed over the list of 542 newly-elected members of the Lok Sabha that will enable him to initiate the formal process of new government formation.

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  • 14:59

    CWC meeting over; Rahul Gandhi leaves; does not take questions from media

  • 15:14

    CWC to meet again for another round of discussions at a later date,adopts resolution authorising Congress President to restructure party organization.

  • 15:22

    Rahul Gandhi offers to resign; adamant on quitting; says will continue to work for the party but not as party president

  • 15:46

    After CWC meeting at which Rahul Gandhi remained adamant on not staying on as party President, Congress General Secretary KC Venugopal and it's media department Chairman Randeep Singh Surjewala to brief media at 3:45 at AICC Headquarters.AK Antony, Tarun Gogoi and RPN Singh also to be present during media briefing.

  • 15:52

    What next for PMK and DMDK in TN?

    PMK, an influential political party in northern Tamil Nadu wielding considerable influence among dominant Vanniyars, and actor Vijayakant’s DMDKgain prominence every few months before an election and go into oblivion after the exercise is over.

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  • 16:00

  • 16:09

  • 16:10

    Congress President made an offer to resign from his post owning responsibility for the party defeat but Congress Working Committee unanimously rejected it and told him that the party requires his leadership in the adverse circumstances today: Randeep Surjewala says after CWC meeting

  • 16:14

    CWC unanimously urges Rahul Gandhi to lead the party and work out a complete overhaul of the party structure : says AICC General Secretary KC Venugopal

  • 16:55

    "In a democracy winning or losing keep happening but providing leadership is a different matter. He gave a leadership, one which is visible - maybe less on TV but very evident among the public. We've accepted our defeat but it was a defeat of numbers & not ideology.": Ghulam Nabi Azad. Source: ANI

  • 16:57

    "In CWC meeting everyone unanimously told him (Rahul Gandhi) he did a good job...No one has a doubt on his leadership but the situation was like that. If someone can lead the party in such a situation, it's only Rahul Gandhi.if anyone can lead the opposition, it's only Rahul Gandhi.": Ghulam Nabi Azad

  • 17:34

    Mamata Banerjee offers to step down as West Bengal CM

  • 17:43

  • 17:50

    Amit Shah announces Modi as the leader of the BJP for the 17th Lok Sabha

  • 17:54

    SAD, JD(U), Shiv Sena endorse Modi as leader of NDA in 17th Lok Sabha

  • 17:57

    LJP, AIADMK endorse Modi as leader of NDA in 17th Lok Sabha

  • 18:03

    All NDA members endorse Modi as leader of alliance in 17th Lok Sabha and as Prime Minister of India

  • 18:11

    Amit Shah thanks all MPs who have chosen NDA's leader Narendra Modi as the new Prime Minister of India

  • 18:16

    Amit Shah: The people of India agreed that the "Modi Experiment" of 2014 was a success and have given a bigger mandate this time for development

  • 18:18

    50 crore poor people saw what Modi did for them in 5 years and this mandate is their blessing: Shah

  • 18:21

    The people saw a strong government after the Surgical Strikes: Amit Shah

  • 18:22

    125 crore people have given endorsement to politics of performance and not dynasty or family: Amit Shah

  • 18:25

    Both intellecutals and poor agree that India should become a superpower: Amit Shah

  • 18:29

    Modi thanks NDA members for endorsing him as the leader of coalition and Prime Minister of India

  • 18:31

    Modi thanks the MPs who have been chosen for the first time

  • 18:33

    Modi thanks ECI, booth-level workers and central forces for ensuring that the festival of democracy is conducted smoothly

  • 18:38

    Modi says the desire to serve is the greatest direction as the people support those who want to serve

  • 18:40

    Modi says everyone should work together for India, but he is there to take the blow if any mistake is made

  • 18:41

    2019 elections became a movement of social unity: Modi

  • 18:42

    The people of India have started a new era, and we are witnesses to that: Modi

  • 18:45

    People used to treat the election as a contract for 5 years, but this time they have chosen a pro-incumbency approach

    This pro-incumbency wave is tied with the thread of trust, the trust that was not only between people and govt but also among people themselves: Modi
  • 18:48

    The people have given us this order, it is normal that our held is high but the representatives have a duty to be humble to the peoples' mandate: Modi

  • 18:52

    BJP got 25% more votes in 2019 than in 2014: Modi

  • 18:53

    We are for them who have reposed their faith in us and also for those whose trust we have to win. No one is alien to us: Modi

  • 18:54

    2019 Polls were like a pilgrimage: Modi

  • 18:56

    Women rivaled men in voting in 2019, they will beat them in 2024: Modi

  • 18:57

    The number of women MPs has increased, for the first time: Modi

  • 19:03

    NDA's success mantra is "energy and synergy": Modi

  • 19:07

    Be wary of the desire of giving statements on television and on paper: Modi

  • 19:10

    We should never forget our roots or arrogant and serve the people: Modi

  • 19:12

    We are not here because of our work or because of Modi, but because of the people: Modi

  • 19:15

    PM Modi asks new MPs not to fall for temptation of media publicity; cautions those with foot-in-mouth syndrome

  • 19:17

    Modi asks people to be careful of those who want to mislead them, says everyone should verify any communication

  • 19:21

    India hates VIP culture, we should try and end it. Removing the red lights from cars was just one step.

  • 19:25

    Those following the ideology of Mahatma Gandhi, Deen Dayal Upadhyay and Ram Manohar Lohia are running the country in every party: Modi

  • 19:32

    We have to bring together different communities and fight against poverty and corruption: Modi

  • 19:35

    Modi urges not forgetting the Independence struggle and how in 1942 to 1947, everyone stood up for a free India.

  • 19:39

    We have a responsibility to fulfill the hopes and expectations of the people, we should dedicate all our energy to it: Modi

  • 19:40

    It is our collective duty to take India forward. I will take the blow of any mistake, and you will get credit for successes: Modi

  • 19:42

    I thank you for the opportunity to serve the people again: Modi says as he closes his speech

  • 21:14

    President appoints Narendra Modi to the office of Prime Minister of India

    President requested PM Modi to advise him about the names of those to be appointed as members of Union Council of Ministers. President asks Modi to indicate the date and time of swearing-in ceremony to be held at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

  • President of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena congratulated PM Narendra Modi, in a telephonic conversation, yesterday.

  • Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammad bin Salman congratulates PM Narendra Modi, in a telephonic conversation.

  • 12:05

    PM-elect Modi calls on Vice President Naidu

    A day after being appointed prime minister for a second term, NarendraModiSunday called on Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu.

    Sources described it as a courtesy call.

    Modireached the vice president house here to meet Naidu this morning.

    Modiwas Saturday appointed prime minister by President Ram Nath Kovind after he was unanimously elected NDA parliamentary party leader at a meeting in which he asked coalition members to work without discrimination, stressing on the need to win the trust of minorities.

    In the general election, he led the BJP-led NDA to a landslide victory with the alliance winning 353 seats, including an unprecedented 303 by the BJP.
    (With inputs from PTI)

  • 12:20

    Jagan Mohan Reddy meets PM-elect Modi today

    YSR Congress Party president and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister-designate Y S Jaganmohan Reddy met Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi at his residence here on Sunday.

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  • 13:42

      Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah to arrive in Ahmedabad on Sunday evening

    They will be addressing a gathering outside BJP's old headquarters in Muslim dominated Khanpur, Ahmedabad which was started in 1987. It was the first office in Ahmedabad which saw BJP's major political achievements including its win in Ahmedabad municipal election and subsequentassembly and general elections. The headquarter was shifted to Gandhinagar in 2012 which is known as Kamalam.

  • 14:19

    Actors, singers, sportsmen add to LS celebrity list

    An Odiya superstar emerged victorious in Naveen Patnaik's prestige battle, a Marathi TV actor who essayed Shivaji's role, an actor with "dhaai kilo ka haath", a cricketer who was part World Cup-winning squad and two young actresses from West Bengal are part of the celebrity brigade in the new Lok Sabha.

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  • 14:37

    Jagan Mohan Reddy on Special Category Status to Andhra Pradesh: The situation would have been different had they (BJP) won just 250 seats (in Lok Sabha elections). We would have then supported BJP only after they signed the Special Category Status document. ANI

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    Andhra CM designate Jagan Mohan Reddy: Today was the first meeting with PM. God willing I'll probably meet him maybe 30, 40, 50 times over these 5 years. I'll make it a point to remind him every time, of Special Category Status...As long as we keep reminding, things will change. ANI

  • 16:03

    EC announces end of Model Code of Conduct post-polls

    Election Commission says 'model code of conduct has ceased to be in operation with immediate effect after results of Lok Sabha elections and Legislative assemblies in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Odisha and Sikkim.'

  • 16:08

    Jagan's prayer: Don't give BJP, NDA more than 250

    All set to take oath as Andhra Chief Minister on Thursday, YSR Congress chief Y S Jaganmohan Reddy on Sunday revealed his secret wish and his prayer to God during the Lok Sabha elections -- don't give BJP and NDA not more than 250.

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  • 16:52

    End of dynastic politics in Bihar? Not really

    BJP president Amit Shah, while speaking at the NDA Parliamentary Party meeting, may have asserted that “the 2019 mandate has rid the nation of dynastic politics,” but in Bihar, it’s not so.

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  • 17:09

    Modi to visit Varanasi on Monday to thank voters

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit his parliamentary constituency Varanasi on Monday to thank the people for "reposing faith" in him and offer prayers at the famous Kashi Vishwanath temple.

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  • 17:33

    Narendra Modi to take oath as PM on 30th May

    The President will administer the oath of office and secrecy to the Prime Minister and other members of the Union Council of Ministers at 7 pm on May 30, 2019, at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

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    WATCH LIVE PM Modi addresses a public meeting at Ahmedabad, Gujarat

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    The fire tragedy in Surat has saddened us all. We stand in solidarity with the bereaved families. May Almighty give them strength in this hour of grief. The State Government is further strengthening disaster management infrastructure across Gujarat: PM Modi

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    I am here for a Darshan of the people of Gujarat. The blessings of the state’s citizens have always been very special for me: PM Modi

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    I am coming back to the land that has nurtured me. I am back to a place with which I have a very old bond: Modi in Ahmedabad

  • 19:49

    PM Modi in Ahmedabad: I saw a video on social media in which a woman from Bengal kept saying 'Modi, Modi'.When asked why? She said "I had visited Gujarat & found development there, I want the same in Bengal" but when that woman was asked for whom she voted, she didn't say anything.

  • 19:50

    After 6th phase of polling, I had said that it’s 300 plus for us. When I said it, people mocked me. But, the results are for everyone to see: PM Modi

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    Last night, President of India invited me to be next Prime Minister and today I have come here to take your blessings: Modi

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    The coming 5 years will be very important for India, like the period 1942-1947: Modi

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    Modi 2.0: Jobs, agriculture, tax reforms await push

    Now that the Prime Minister has come back with a resounding majority, the political risks have been reduced for the next five years. This has given him ample space to address economic woes.

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  • 09:03

    43% Lok Sabha MPs have criminal record: ADR

    Nearly half of the newly-elected Lok Sabha members have criminal charges against them, a 26 per cent increase as compared to 2014, according to the Association of Democratic Reforms.

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  • 09:20

    Visuals of security from Varanasi ahead of PM Narendra Modi's visit today. An LED screen has been installed at the entrance of Kashi Vishwanath Temple (pic 4) which will live stream visuals from inside when PM Modi will offer prayers. pic.twitter.com/VObjmcgJ5E

    — ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) May 27, 2019

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    Prime Minister Narendra Modi offers prayers at the Kashi Vishwanath temple. BJP President Amit Shah also present.

    Photo: ANI

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    BJP takes lead in Tral Assembly segment in Kashmir

    In a boost to right-wing BJP, the saffron party has taken a lead from militancy infested Tral assembly segment of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district during the recently concluded Parliamentary elections.

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    India elected me as PM, but for you I am a worker: Modi to BJP cadre

    I had spoken to workers of Varanasi. All of you had ordered me that I can't set foot in Varanasi for a month. The nation might elected me as the PM but for you, I am a worker. For me, your order was the priority,PM Narendra Modi tells BJP workers in Varanasi.

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    After the campaign, I used to think of coming here but I used to recall your orders. Maine socha ye nahi to koi aur baba. Rarely is a candidate so relaxed, as I was, during elections & the results. Your hardwork was the reason for it. I was relaxed so I went to Kedarnath: Modi to BJP workers.

  • 13:10

    Transparency, hard work trumps negative perception: Modi in Varanasi

    2014, 2017 and 2019 marked a hat-trick of wins in Uttar Pradesh. Each of these wins is special and should be studied very carefully by analysts.

    UP is strengthening India's democratic fabric. Politics is about perception, but pundits must understand that transparency and hard work trump everything. India has shown that to pundits and therefore there is no alternate to transparency and hard work: Modi

  • 13:19

    PM speaks on importance of 'perfect synergy' between govt and party, says work and workers create wonders.

  • 13:36

    LS poll results create vacancies in UP Cabinet

    The BJP's massive win in Uttar Pradesh has paved the way for the first reshuffle of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's council of ministers as three ministers have won the Lok Sabha election creating vacancies in the state Cabinet.

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  • 13:48

    Modi transformed Kashi in five years, says Amit Shah

    BJP president Amit Shah said on Monday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has transformed Kashi in the last five years.

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    BJP victim of 'political untouchability': Modi

    Prime minister Narendra Modi on Monday blasted the political pundits for still dubbing the BJP as the ''party of the Hindi heartland'' and said that the saffron party was a victim of ''political untouchability'', that had been rising in the country.

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  • 15:40

    Shocked by RJD rout, Lalu Prasad refuses to eat

    Stunned by the rout of his Rashtriya Janata Dal in Bihar and Jharkhand in the Lok Sabha election, Lalu Prasad Yadav had given up lunch after the declaration of poll results on May 23 for two days.

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  • 15:42

    LS poll 2019: Vacancies in UP Cabinet, reshuffle likely

    The BJP's win in Uttar Pradesh has paved the way for the first reshuffle of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's council of ministers to fill the vacancies created by three state ministers winning the Lok Sabha election and a fourth being sacked.

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  • 16:03

    CPIM and Left have suffered a severe setback, particularly in strongholds

    The electoral base of CPM saw a big erosion in strongholds

    BJP could successfully shift the popular narrative away from a multitude of livelihood issues

    CPM statement after Polit Bureau meeting

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    Senior BJP leader and minister Chandrakant Patil meet Shiv Sena supremo Uddhav Thackeray in Mumbai, Cabinet reshuffle expected in Maharashtra

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    In the backdrop of Congress' Lok Sabha poll drubbing, Rajasthan Minister Udai Lal Anjana said situation would have been different if CM Ashok Gehlot followed his advice of fielding his son Vaibhav Gehlot from Jalore instead of Jodhpur

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    BIMSTEC leaders to attend PM Narendra Modi's oath taking ceremony on May 30

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    MEA: Government of India has invited the leaders of the BIMSTEC Member States for the Swearing-in ceremony on May 30. This is in line with the Government's focus on its 'Neighbourhood First' policy.

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    MEA: The President of the Kyrgyz Republic, who is the current Chair of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, and the Prime Minister of Mauritius, who was the Chief Guest at this year's Pravasi Bhartiya Divas, have also been invited.

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    Prem Singh Golay was sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Sikkim, earlier today. His party, Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM), won 17 of the 32 Assembly seats in the State, in the recently held Assembly polls.

  • 19:16

    Sanctity of CWC meet should be respected: Cong

    After the debacle in the Lok Sabha polls and calls for accountability, the Congress, on Monday, urged everyone to respect the sanctity of its working committee meeting, while asking the media not to fall into the trap of "conjectures, insinuations, gossip and rumour mongering".

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  • 19:17

    Knives out in RJD: MLA demands Tejashwi's resignation

    The simmering discontent in RJDhas come to the fore following its rout in the Lok Sabha election with senior party legislator Maheshwar Prasad Yadav, on Monday, asking Tejashwi to resign from the post of Leader of Opposition to take moral responsibility for the drubbing.

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  • 19:20

    Cong leader seeks free hand for Rahul for party rebuild

    Senior Congress leader Marri Shashidhar Reddy, on Monday, said Congress Working Committee (CWC) members and All India Congress Committee (AICC) office-bearers should quit their posts to give a free hand to president Rahul Gandhi to undertake a complete overhaul of the party.

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  • No threat to my government, says MP CM

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath on Monday asserted that there is no threat to his five-month-old Congress government and expressed readiness to take the floor test to prove his majority in the assembly.
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  • Nath to ministers: Look after MLAs to prevent poaching

    Days after the Lok Sabha poll results, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath has moved swiftly to keep his flock of Congress MLAs together to thwart any poaching attempt by a resurgent BJP.
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  • 07:35

    BSP says it will continue supporting Gehlot Govt

    A proposed meeting of six BSP MLAs with Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh was cancelled here on Monday, but the party dismissed speculation that it was related to support for the Congress government in the state.

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  • PM Modi pays homage to Veer Savarkar on his birth anniversary

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    BIMSTEC leaders invited to Modi's swearing-in ceremony

    Indiahas invited the leaders of the seven BIMSTEC nations to the Rashtrapati Bhavan inNew Delhi next Thursday to witness Prime Minister Narendra Modi being sworn-in for his second term in office.
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  • 11:10

    Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Randeep Singh Surjewala arrive at the residence of Congress President Rahul Gandhi

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    Rajasthan Deputy CM Sachin Pilot arrives at the residence of Congress President Rahul Gandhi

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    Rahul meets Pilot, Gehlot; all eyes on future plans

    A day after shunning any meeting with party leaders, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday met senior party leaders including Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, his deputy Sachin Pilot. Rahul, who had offered to quit as Congress President owning up responsibility for the party's Lok Sabha debacle, had refused to meet party leaders signalling that he was adamant on relinquishing the top post.

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  • 13:33

    Rahul Gandhi should not resign. He should prove he can do it. In democracy, the opposition should also be strong: Rajinikanth

  • 13:40

    Modi meets Pranab Mukherjee, seeks his blessings

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday called on former president and veteran Congress leader Pranab Mukherjee to seek his blessings.
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  • 14:36

    Rahul Gandhi best person to pull Congress out of its predicament after LS polls: Shashi Tharoor

  • 15:34

    Stalin dials Rahul, asks him not to resign

    DMK President M K Stalin on Tuesday dialled his Congress counterpart Rahul Gandhi and asked him not to step down as President of the national party. In the telephonic conversation, Stalin told Rahul that though he has lost the elections, he has managed to win the hearts of the people.
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  • 15:36

    Rahul should continue as Cong chief, poll setback passing phase: Moily

    Backing the continuation of Rahul Gandhi as the Congress president, senior party leader M Veerappa Moily on Tuesday termed the Lok Sabha election setback for the grand old party as a "passing phase".

    The former Union minister said the outcome of one or two elections could not be a pointer to the future prospects of the party, which had seen many ups and downs in its long history.

    Describing Gandhi as the "inspiration" for the party, Moily said it was not appropriate for him to quit as the Congress chief.

    "Just because (Narendra) Modi has won...that is not a criteria to leave the presidentship. After all, ups and downs are common for the Congress party. We have seen them many a time," he toldPTI.

    Recalling that the Congress had secured more than 400 seats in the 1984 Lok Sabha election, Moily said, "...the future prospects of the Congress cannot be decided in one Lok Sabha election or one or two Assembly polls."

    "The BJP, after all, can play a game for some time, but it cannot play a sustained game in the politics of this country," the former Karnataka chief minister claimed.

    Stating that Gandhi should not insist on his resignation, he said he should "continue to guide the destiny of the party and the nation".

    "Apart from legacy, on his own personality, he is the most competent person to lead the party," Moily said.

    On Gandhi reportedly suggesting to the Congress high-command to pick someone from outside his family to lead the party, he said the former should think from the perspective of the "Congress family".

    "He is the right person to guide the Congress family. He should not think in terms of the Gandhi family, he should think of the Congress family.... One election cannot mar the glory of 135 years of the Congress," Moily said.

    The senior leader also denied that the party was facing an "existential threat".

    "The Lok Sabha election setback is a passing phase. One or two elections cannot determine the future of the Congress," he said.
    (With inputs from PTI).

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    WATCH LIVE: AICC Press briefing by Pawan Khera and Pradyot Deb Barman Congress HQ

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    For the last 2 months law and order has been completely broken down in West Bengal, it's the same case in Tripura. If the police cannot do the job, then we demand Assam Rifles to restore law and order: Pradyot Manikya

  • 16:28

    If the violence in Tripura continues, foreign powers will take advantage of this in the bordering state: Pradyot Manikya

  • 16:29

    Last year, after elections, the criminal elements of the Tripura joined BJP to get government protection. These are the same people who are causing violence in the state: Pradyot Manikya

  • 16:33

    WATCH LIVE: 3 MLAs and more than 50 Councillors from WB join BJP

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  • 09:28

    Big push for rural India in Modi 2.0

    Linking every village with all-weather roads, building two crore more houses for poor villagers and providing financial assistance to small and marginal farmers by 2022 are among the priorities of Narendra Modi’s government in the rural sector in its second term.

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  • 09:29

    A fork in the road for Rahul Gandhi

    ‘This time Modi, next time who knows?’ This attitude, it is safe to say, characterises how many opponents of the Modi-led BJP view the road ahead for themselves in the aftermath of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. All except one, perhaps. The 49-year-old president of the Congress, Rahul Gandhi, has decided to own up responsibility for the party's failures and quit.

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  • 09:30

    Don't go voices grow in Congress; Rahul non-committal

    As Rahul Gandhi remained adamant on his resignation as Congress president, UPA constituents such as the RJD and the DMK stepped in, cajoling him to stay on contending that he was the best person to revive the party.

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  • 09:31

    Regional equations, assembly polls to shape cabinet?

    Meeting regional aspirations, eye on future assembly polls and putting forward a fighting force of next generation of BJP will be the key components that will weigh on the mind of Prime Minister Narendra Modi when his Cabinet takes the oath of office on Thursday.

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  • 09:43

    Rajasthan Cong executive committee to meet on Wednesday

    The state executive of Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee will meet Wednesday and would endorse the CWC resolution urging Rahul Gandhi to continue as party chief and steer the party out of its current state, a top party leader said.

    The meeting will be chaired by PCC chief and Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot, he said.

    This will be the first meeting of the party after the Congress's drubbing in the Lok Sabha elections. The Congress failed to win a single Lok Sabha seat in Rajasthan despite a winning the assembly elections there just months back.

    Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, AICC general secretary in charge of Rajasthan Avinash Pande and other senior leaders of the party will attend the meeting which is scheduled at 2.30 pm.

    Rahul Gandhi offered to quit as party chief at the CWC meeting on May 25 that unanimously rejected his offer and authorised him to overhaul and restructure the party at all levels. He is reported to be insisting on his resignation and adamant on having a non-Gandhi installed as the party head.

    Rajasthan ministers Udai Lal Anjana and Ramesh Meena had demanded introspection and a detailed analysis of the defeat.

    Agriculture minister Lalchand Kataria on Sunday announced his "resignation" from the state cabinet.

    A purported press release, circulated on social media, said he was resigning over the poor performance by the party in the elections.

    But there has been no confirmation on this by the Chief Minister's Office or the Raj Bhawan, and the minister has been unreachable.

    Ashok Gehlot faces accusation that he concentrated on his son Vaibhav Gehlot's Jodhpur constituency, neglecting others.

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    Watch Naveen Patnaik takes oath as the Chief Minister of Odisha for the fifth time

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    Congress leader Sheila Dikshit: We are going to be near the residence of Rahul Gandhi, will demonstrate there to convey our feelings that he should not resign. The Party will suffer a very heavy loss which we don't want. We are going there to plead with him to not do this.

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    With Arun Jaitley opting out of the new Modi Cabinet, there will be speculations on who gets the crucial Finance Ministry portfolio. The new Modi government will be sworn in Thursday.

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    Mamata Banerjee withdraws from attending Modi's oath-taking ceremony

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    Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will not attend Prime Minister Modi's oath taking ceremony.

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    Avinash Pande, Raj Congress in-charge: Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee has passed a resolution, requesting Rahul Gandhi to continue as the party President.

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    TMC MLA Manirul Islam joins BJP in Delhi. TMC's Gadadhar Hazra, Mohd Asif Iqbal and Nimai Das also join BJP.

  • 16:40

    Chandrababu Naidu to not attend swearing-in ceremony of YS Jaganmohan Reddy tomorrow. A TDP delegation to meet YS Jaganmohan Reddy at his Amaravati residence before the swearing-in ceremony.

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    As the talk about Rahul Gandhi quitting as Congress chief refuses to die down, Sonia Gandhi will attend the swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi on Thursday, reports suggest.

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    Rahul, Sonia to attend PM Modi's swearing-in ceremony

    Congress President RahulGandhiand UPA chairpersonSoniaGandhiwill attend the swearing-in of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday evening at Rashtrapati Bhavan, party sources said.

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    Ahead of swearing in, Modi pays tributes to Vajpayee

    Ahead of being sworn in as the prime minister for the second consecutive term, Narendra Modi on Thursday morning paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi and BJP veteran late Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

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  • 09:22

    Cong convenes meeting of oppn parties on May 31 to discuss poll drubbing

    After facing a drubbing in the Lok Sabha elections, the Congress has convened a meeting of opposition parties in Parliament on May 31 to discuss the possible reasons for their defeat, sources said on Wednesday.

    The opposition parties may also discuss their strategy for the Parliament session which is likely to begin from June 6.

    This will be the first meeting of opposition parties after the constitution of the 17th Lok Sabha.

    Issue of alleged discrepancies in EVMs and VVPAT machines may also feature in the discussions.

    The meeting will be held a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his cabinet will be sworn-in in the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhavan.

    On June 1, the Congress Parliamentary Party will also hold its first meeting in Parliament's Central Hall.

    In the meeting, the Congress will elect the new leader of the parliamentary party and discuss its strategy going forward.

  • 09:34

    OPINION | Will Modi 2.0 show more appetite for reforms?

    In handing over a landslide victory to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, voters chose to weigh lightly the economic hardships of the last five years, many of which did result directly from the policy decisions taken by his first government.Voters did not judge Mr. Modi for his record on the economy, but will his second government show more appetite for reforms necessary for the material progress of his voters?More than anything else the answer depends on Mr. Modi’s interpretation of the mandate he has received.

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  • 09:43

    Cong decides not to engage in TV debates for a month

    The Congress has decided not to send spokespersons fortelevision debates for a month.The move comes after the party's debacle in the recently concluded Lok Sabha polls.

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  • 09:55

    Tibet leader, Taiwan envoy not invited to oath ceremony

    The Government has not invited the chief of Tibetan Government in Exile, Lobsang Sangay, to witness Narendra Modi being sworn-in for his second term in office of Prime Minister on Thursday – ostensibly to avoid irking Beijing and derailing efforts to mend India-China relations.

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