The great Indian elections of 2014 are finally coming to a conclusion. After a tough fight between Narendra Modi led BJP, Rahul Gandhi led Congress and Arvind Kejriwal led Aam Aadmi Party, the wait is finally over. Social media, as always, has been buzzing with debates, discussions and critique of the elections; and now fret not – as we bring to you a live blog with fresh youth perspective on the election results as they happen… you can join in the comments below.
And this concludes our live blog for the #Results2014 as part of #YouthElect. If you have an opinion, we would love to hear from you!
Rahul Gandhi owns up and takes responsibility for Congress’ defeat. The point is if they will learn from it and be a good Opposition
“It is still a long way to go. We just gave a platform to our contestants. We will discuss the results in the coming days.” Arvind Kejriwal
British Prime Minister David Cameron congratulates Modi on Twitter and looks forward to accentuate UK-India relations.
Following the number games of today, Sensex closes at a new high of 24,121 while Nifty closed at 7,203
Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah takes full responsibility of the poll results in the state.
UPDATE: Medha Patkar loses from Mumbai North-East. Even though AAP could not win more than one Lok Sabha seats, they have given tough fight to the biggies of Indian politics
Why do you think Kejriwal and Rahul Gandhi had a deja-vu in this General Elections? Share your views with us.
Congress leaders try to save Rahul Gandhi from media’s lash-out as they ask him to own up to the huge defeat of Congress. Will he take the responsibility?
Rajnath Singh: “The youth of this country wanted change and I would like to thank them for participating in this process.”
Rajnath Singh shows gratitude to the voters for believing in BJP and that the success story of India’s development has not yet reached its climax.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will submit resignation to the President tomorrow. It is time for a new government and let’s hope the promises are kept.
“The Congress has diminished to nothing” BJP leaders are enjoying this victory, especially in Maharashtra that has been a Shiv Sena dominated region.
Narendra Modi puts out a series of tweets in celebration, puts up a “Victory Wall” on personal website.
Twitter trends shift to #CongratsNaMo, #Modiheadsto7RCR & Mission 272 as twitter blows up in overwhelming support.
Rejoicing or slamming BJP’s victory should logically follow a worrisome situation. What if there is no formal leader of the Opposition due to lack of seats? Share your views here
It’s congratulations galore for the BJP leader. DMK’s Karunanidhi also joins the club, saying that they will work together to fulfill the promises they made to the voters.
Nandan Nilekani concedes defeat while Amarinder Singh is claiming his victory over Arun Jaitley in Amritsar
North Chennai is all set to have a new winner. AIADMK candidate is the first one to break the strong 20 year hold of the DMK.
“Congrats Narendra Modi led BJP on citizen’s verdict in their favor. Hope his team stands up to the needs and expectations of Bharat Mata.” AAP’s Kumar Vishvas congratulates Modi on Twitter. Earlier in the day, the party had mentioned how these elections were a lesson to be learned.
It’s a good day for the market. First the Sensex and now the Rupee. INR reaches a 10 month high of 58.61 for a US Dollar.
UPDATE from Assam: Independent candidate Naba Kumar Sarania (HIRA) is leading in Kokrajhar. BPF is in the third spot.
What is the reason behind BJP+ sweeping votes across the nation? Leave your comments below and let us know!
In contrast to 2009, BJP+ is currently at +187 leads, Cong+ at -171. BJP headed for the strongest victory by a party since 1984.
“Save this tweet; Cong will be single largest party & lead coalition comfortably.” Sanjay Jha was ambitious and perhaps amateur in going on record with something like this. He is now the butt of jokes on social media platforms.
The big guns of Congress and AAP could not stand a chance in front of the mammoth Modi. It will be interesting to see their roles as the opposition.
UPDATE: Punjabi comedian Bhagwant Mann wins from Sangrur by over a lakh votes, making it Aam Aadmi Party’s first Lok Sabha seat.
UPDATE from Mumbai: Poonam Mahajan leading by over a lakh votes. Is it time for Priya Dutt to be distress?
In Gurgaon, Yogendra Yadav is on the fourth spot. AAP has not fared well in states other than Punjab.
Despite the dead skeletons in the closet and many controversies, BJP has done it all by itself. The saffron ocean. Source: CNN IBN
Ravi Shankar Prasad gets below the belt for Congress, “Either you just speak about your achievements or you let your work speak for it.” He has also declared Modi as the PM in a chat with NDTV.
Medha Patkar is on the verge of losing her first election from Mumbai. Seems like even the most hard working activists of the AAP were not able to woo the voters.
“The poor have voted for Modi, so have people of all castes and religions. This is India’s win” – Ravi Shankar Prasad, BJP
It’s time for the Congress to accept defeat with humility and think of its future. With AAP and AIADMK coming out stronger, the race is wide open.
The way BJP clenched Mathura, Baghpat and similar bell weather seats, it is clear how the party might head to become the single largest party in the coming future. Has Congress finally found a worthy contender?
One of the most interesting things about the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections was the youth’s engagement with it, especially through social media. Tweet to @YouthKiAwaaz and tell us what you think about BJP’s clean sweep.
What seemed like a nail-biting result day turned out to be quite exciting! Here’s a quick infographic that summarises the whole situation. Source: NDTV
Ravishankar Prasad: Cabinet portfolios is for the PM to decide. Mr Modi will work only for India and deliver.
National tally: 540/543
BJP+ : 298
Congress + : 70
Which means that there might not be a leader of the Opposition from Congress with such low numbers.
“Congress was not able to communicate its achievements like the RTE and RTI to its voters, while Modi promised to bring Jupiter, Mars and the moon” says Rajiv Shukla of Congress.
Congress says that it is a collective failure and that in a democracy you cannot really expect anything strongly. Meanwhile, this is what the Indian map looks like right now.
BJP leads with an A+ in Rajasthan too. Scores 25/25 here as well. It’s a series of setbacks for the Congress.
BJP sweeps Assam as well with 9 leads. Tarun Gogoi decides to resign. Emotional outburst on national television after hearing about Congress’ defeat.
No need for allies, the strength might prove to be a boon or bane for the democracy. Fingers crossed. #Results2014
BS Yeddyurappa has reportedly won from his seat in Karnataka. Another success story for the Saffron party.
Shiv Sena’s Arvind Sawant is leading with a margin of 2971 votes against 2 consecutive term holder and Congress MP Milind Deora
AIADMK sweeps Tamil Nadu with 32 leads. BJP is stuck on 2. Modi wave encountered, successfully by Amma.
Frustration and blame game begins in Congress, and also desperation. Priyanka Gandhi slogans being sung at the party office.
For the first time ever, Gujarat is 26/26 for BJP; so is Delhi with a perfect score of 7/7. Meenakshi Lekhi (Delhi) is still waiting to celebrate, even though it is a clear win.
People are heralding it as a new beginning in the Indian politics. What is it exactly, is yet to be seen.
UPDATE: Sensex up 5% already in the first hour of trading. Markets appear to be celebrating, the long term effect of an NDA government on the free markets remains to be seen now.
The time is now to deliver on the development and governance narrative that BJP doled out. The country’s electorate has grown numb to dynastic politics, if we go by the trends on stronghold seats.
While BJP is celebrating in the offices, the role of RSS in the campaigning and decision-making for the cabinet roles is utterly important.
The extent of the clean sweep is rather surprising. It is possibly the best performance by a party after 1984.
Considering the speed at which BJP has been leading all 7 seats in Delhi, people of the city might have to get used to seeing Modi’s victory sign boards everywhere. What’s interesting to note is, where is AAP??
The overall tally now stands at this:
504/543; the BJP is leading with 283 with Congress being far behind at 80!
Corporate India is reacting well to the counting numbers. The die is cast for the new government to live up to the expectations.
Smriti Irani is leading against Rahul Gandhi in Amethi. The government is almost formed at such an early stage.
Ajit Singh family has won every election in Baghpat since 1977 and the family stronghold is out on siege from Satyapal Singh.
Its the war of trailers. Farooq Abdullah in Srinagar, Rahul Gandhi in Amethi and TMC’s Baichung Bhutia in Darjeeling. It in interesting how this shows the voters’ mindset. Everybody wants a change from their “ancestral” governing parties.
Excitement, nervousness and a lifetime high for the Sensex, Results 2014 are proving to be quite a celebration! The market gains a record 1000 points on opening!
BJP has entered into the stronghold areas and got leads in UP which signify the anti incumbency sentiment prevailing in the country.
All India trends by CNN-IBN give a very clear picture. All the Abki Baar Modi Sarkaar jokes might just turn into reality!!
BSP is struggling in UP. Congress is second with 8 seats, and BJP is leading here too with 31 seats.
So far Congress has just 1 seat in Punjab, while BJ-Akali ahead in 7 and AAP with 4. It is understandable why BJP has already begun celebrations!
Sensex shooting up right away. BJP effect or Raghuram Rajan’s policymaking? We leave it for you to decide.
Varun Gandhi leading from Sultanpur. Gave up his stronghold seat to his mother, Maneka Gandhi. She is trailing from Pilibhit.
Do you want to see who is leading in the national tally? NDTV is updating this infographic every one minute. Check this out: http://electionsdata.ndtv.com/2014/graphics/dtype/dtype_india.html?paperheight=55&paperwidth=99.5&width=360&height=180&share=1&shlogo=1&showga=1
Smriti Irani leading in Amethi spells surprise for Congress on their stronghold seats. But, Maneka Gandhi is trailing in Pilibhit too. Leads are subject to change within minutes.
Smriti Irani is leading in Amethi. So far, it looks like the Congress might lose their most dependable constituency.
Just In: The national tally at 9:00 AM puts NDA on top, with 94 seats, followed by UPA with 40 and Others with 46.
This could be worrisome for the Congress!