The 2019 Lok Sabha elections were the most bitterly fought and arguable the most crucial India has had since independence. Never before was there an element of animus so evident between political rivals – parties as well as leaders. At the same time, the campaign was centred on one leader – Prime Minister Narendra Modi – and his party. The election was, in fact, seen as a referendum on Modi
Earlier elections were not just about voting for or against BJP – or Modi. For the first time it was with the BJP as the most dominant party with the largest spread across the country.
The performance of Congress will be keenly watched under the leadership of new generation of Gandhis. Priyanka Vadra Gandhi’s entry into active politics and its impact, especially in eastern Uttar Pradesh which she was in charge of, will be a topic of discussion.
Also of much interest in this election is the performance of the regional parties and their putative ‘third front’ for which hectic parleys have been on but remains a loosely connected group in a flux.
PM Narendra Modi leading with 414144 votes from UP’s Varanasi, BJP President Amit Shah is leading by over 1,30,000 votes in Gandhinagar at the end of second round of counting.
Sadhvi Pragya leading by over 40,000 votes, Jyotiraditya Scindia trailing by nearly 20,000 votes.
Union Minister Ravi Shanker Prasad is leading from Patna Sahib
Union Minister Nitin Jai Ram Gadkari is leading from Nagpur
Home Minister Rajnath is leading from Lucknow.
UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi is leading in Raebareli.
Rahul Gandhi is leading from Kerala’s Wayanad.
Shashi Tharoor is leading in Thiruvananthapuram.
Mulayam Singh Yadav is leading from Mainpuri.
Akhilesh Yadav is leading from Azamgarh
Shatrughan Sinha is trailing from Patna Sahib
Kanhaiya Kumar is trailing from Begusarai
Raj Babbar is trailing from Fatehpur Sikri
Sheila Dixit is trailing from North East Delhi
Shivpal Singh Yadav is trailing from Firozabad
Digvijaya Singh Yadav is trailing from Bhopal
Urmila Matondkar trailing from North Mumbai
HD Devgowda is trailing from Tumkur
Ajit Singh is trailing from Muzaffarnagar
KP Yadav of the BJP is ahead of Congress’ Jyotiraditya Scindia in Madhya Pradesh’s Guna constituency.
Hema Malini is leading from Mathura
Dimple Yadav is leading from Kannauj
Giriraj Singh is leading from Begusarai
Jaya Prada is leading from Rampur
Farooq Abdullah is leading from Srinagar
Sunny Deol is leading from Gurdaspur
BJP-Shiv Sena leading on all six seats of Mumbai
Congress-led UDF is ahead in all the 20 Lok Sabha seats in Kerala, as per the initial trends released by the Election Commission.
Union Ministers Manoj Sinha and Maneka Gandhi trailing from Ghazipur and Sultanpur respectively.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi trailing by 7.638 votes from family bastion Amethi.
Senior Congress leader Sushil Kumar Shinde trailing from Solapur, NCP’s Supriya Sule leading from Baramati.
सबका साथ + सबका विकास + सबका विश्वास = विजयी भारत— Chowkidar Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 23, 2019
Together we grow.
Together we prosper.
Together we will build a strong and inclusive India.
India wins yet again! #VijayiBharat
प्रधान मंत्री जी @narendramodi - भारतीय जनता पार्टी को इतनी बड़ी विजय दिलाने के लिए आपका बहुत बहुत अभिनन्दन. मैं देशवासियों के प्रति हृदय से कृज्ञता व्यक्त करती हूँ.— Chowkidar Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) May 23, 2019
I thank the people of India for once again giving a decisive mandate to @BJP4India led NDA and reposing faith in Shri @narendramodi’s astute leadership and his vision of New India. Shri Modi is now all set to build a New India. 3/3— Chowkidar Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) May 23, 2019
आज पूरा विश्व प्रधानमंत्री @NarendraModi जी के निर्णायक नेतृत्व, विकास के प्रति संकल्प, देशभक्ति और जनसेवा के प्रेरणा से प्रभावित है।— Chowkidar Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) May 23, 2019
देशवासियों को विश्वास है कि प्रधानमंत्री जी के कुशल नेतृत्व और जनसेवा के संकल्प से भारत अब एक विश्व शक्ति बनने की ओर अग्रसर है। #VijayiBharat
So the exit polls were correct. All that’s left is to congratulate the BJP & NDA for a stellar performance. Credit where credit is due PM Modi Sahib & Mr Amit Shah put together a winning alliance & a very professional campaign. Bring on the next five years.— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) May 23, 2019
#Election2019Results clear vote for Performance,vision,leadership,huge outreach,charishma,non stop-24/7 hard work,service to nation by @narendramodi World biggest democracy voted for unparalleled #leadeship of man with Mission to ensure India occupies her rightful place in world— Chowkidar Suresh Prabhu (@sureshpprabhu) May 23, 2019