BJP led NDA is set to form a new government at Centre; BJP alone has won an absolute majority

New Delhi: BJP led NDA is set to form a new government at the Centre bagging 335 and leading in 16 in the 543 member Lok Sabha elections.

BJP alone has won an absolute majority and heading for a landslide victory. It has secured 303 seats.

The UPA has won 86 and leading in 3 while others got 102. The Congress alone has bagged 51 seats.

Senior BJP leader and Prime Minister Narendra Modi has won from Varanasi by over 4 lakh 79 thousand votes. He has surpassed his previous margin of 3 lakh 71 thousand seven hundred and 84 votes in 2014 parliamentary elections.

He defeated SP-BSP-RLD alliance candidate Shalini Yadav who secured one lakh 95 thousand votes.

Congress Leader Sonia Gandhi retained Rai Bareily while the party president Rahul Gandhi lost Amethi to Union Minister Smriti Irani by a margin of over 55,000 votes.

Union Minister Maneka Gandhi won from Sultanpur. Other Union Ministers who emerged victorious include General VK Singh from Ghaziabad, Mahesh Sharma from Gautam Buddha Nagar, Santosh Kumar Gangwar from Bareilly, Anupriya Patel of NDA ally Apna Dal(S) from Mirzapur, Dr. Satyapal Singh from Baghpat and Niranjan Jyoti from Fatehpur.

Varun Gandhi of BJP won Pilibhit seat while Bhojpuri actor and BJP candidate Ravi Kishan won from Gorakhpur.

Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav retains Mainpuri seat while party President Akhilesh Yadav won from Azamgarh.

In Uttar Pradesh, Out of 80 seats, 77 results have been declared and counting is on for 3 seats. BJP bags 60 seats and leading in 2.

Its ally Apna Dal got 2 seats. Bahujan Samaj Party has won 9 seats and leading in 1 while Samajwadi party secures 5. The third partner of Mahagathbandhan – RLD could not open its account. Congress bagged only one seat that is Rai Bareily.

In Uttarakhand, BJP is leading in all the five seats. State Party President Ajay Bhatt is leading by over three lakh votes against Congress General Secretary, Harish Rawat in Nainital.

In Delhi, BJP has won all the seven parliamentary seats with overwhelming margins. Party candidate from West Delhi Pravesh Sahib Singh Verma won the seat with a record-breaking margin of 5 lakh 78 thousand 486 votes. Mr Verma not only broke his own record but also became the candidate who registered the highest victory margin in the city.

Cricketer turned politician and BJP’s East Delhi candidate Gautam Gambhir won by over a margin of 3 lakh 91 thousand votes by defeating his nearest Congress rival Arvinder Singh Lovely. BJP’s North East Delhi candidate Manoj Tiwari defeated his nearest Congress rival and former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit.

The party candidate Meenakshi Lekhi defeated Congress leader Ajay Maken in New Delhi constituency. The singer turned Politician Hans Raj Hans of BJP won from North West Delhi Lok Sabha seat.

BJP’s South Delhi candidate Ramesh Bidhuri won the Lok Sabha seat by a margin of 3 lakh 67 thousand 43 votes by defeating his nearest rival Raghav Chadha of Aam Aadmi Party. BJP candidate from Chandni Chowk Lok Sabha seat and Union Minister Dr Harshvardhan won with a margin of 2 lakh 28 thousand 145 votes.

In Punjab, the result of all the 13 Lok Sabha seats has come in. Congress has won eight seats followed by BJP and the Shiromani Akali Dal two each while AAP one.

Former Union Minister Manish Tewari of the Congress has won from Anandpur Sahib. The party has also won Amritsar, Faridkot, Fatehgarh Sahib, Jalandhar, Khadoor Sahib, Ludhiana and Patiala.

BJP candidates have won Gurdaspur and Hoshiarpur seat and SAD candidates bagged Bathinda and Firozpur seats.

In Amritsar, Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri of BJP has lost. BJP candidate and actor Sunny Deol has won Gurdaspur seat and Bhagwant Mann of the Aam Admi Party secured Sangrur seat.

In Haryana, the BJP has registered major victory as it has won all 10 Lok Sabha seats of the state. Union Minister Rao Inderjit Singh has retained Gurgaon, seat defeating his Congress rival Capt. Ajay Singh by a huge margin of nearly 4 lakh votes.

In Hisar, Brijendra Singh has registered a huge win by securing over 3 lakh votes. Sanjay Bhatia has bagged Karnal seat by a huge margin of over 6 and a half lakh votes. Nayab Singh has been declared a winner in Kurukshetra.

Sunita Duggal bagged Sirsa seat. Other prominent winners are Ramesh Chander Kaushik in Sonipat, Ratan Lal Kataria in Ambala, Dharambir Singh in Bhiwani-Mahendragarh,
Krishan Pal in Faridabad and Arvind Kumar Sharma in Rohtak.

In Chandigarh, Kirron Kher has defeated Congress candidate Pawan Kumar Bansal.

In Himachal Pradesh also the ruling BJP has won all the 4 Lok Sabha seats. Anurag Thakur has won in Hamirpur, Suresh Kumar Kashyap in Shimla, Ram Swaroop Sharma in Mandi and Kishan Kapoor in Kangra.