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!
Congress gets majority in Arunachal Pradesh by winning 31 of the 60 Assembly seats.
In Kerala, 210501 NOTA polled (1.2% of total vote share).
British PM Cameron congratulates BJP on the big win, says he is eager to work with Modi.
UPDATE: UPA is now at 61 in the national tally while the Gandhis congratulate the new government
Rahul Gandhi owns up and takes responsibility for Congress’ defeat. The point is if they will learn from it and be a good Opposition
Sonia Gandhi address the media and says that losing is part of the process.
“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.
“This is a mandate against corruption” says Nitin Gadkari
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.
Rajnath Singh: BJP is the party of workers, tribals and the poor.
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: “We will ensure an inclusive government”
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.
Rajnath Singh has called a press conference to officiate BJP’s victory.
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.
BREAKING: Shashi Tharoor wins in Thiravananthapuram. This is a significant win for the Congress
Complete sweep by ADMK. Jayalalitha gets 36 of 39 seats in Tamil Nadu.
Rao Inderjit Singh beats Yogendra Yadav in Gurgaon, while Salman Khurshid also loses.
Another big name added in the list of Congress losers- Meira Kumar loses in Bihar
UPDATE: Arun Jaitley loses to Captain Amarinder in Amritsar
“The Congress has diminished to nothing” BJP leaders are enjoying this victory, especially in Maharashtra that has been a Shiv Sena dominated region.
Manmohan Singh congratulations Narendra Modi on twitter on huge BJP win.
Will Congress put up a strong opposition to BJP? Tell us what you think!
Narendra Modi puts out a series of tweets in celebration, puts up a “Victory Wall” on personal website.
UPDATE: Sushma Swaraj wins from Vidisha (Madhya Pradesh)
Twitter trends shift to #CongratsNaMo, #Modiheadsto7RCR & Mission 272 as twitter blows up in overwhelming support.
This is how the National Tally looks like as of now. Source: NDTV
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.
UPDATE: Sachin Pilot loses to BJP’s Sanwarlal Jat.
“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.
UPDATE: The new Prime Minister could be sworn in on May 21, Times Now reports.
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.
Narendra Modi tweets his bliss.
BJP’s VK Singh beats AAP’s Shazia Ilmi and Congress’ Raj Babbar in Ghaziabad, UP
BREAKING: Election Commission declares that BJP leads in 272 Lok Sabha seats.
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.
BJP’s Dinesh Kashyap is leading in Bastar by 35,000 votes. It’s a monolith of sorts for BJP
“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.
BJP Sweeps Vadodara with 72.91% votes, amounting to 8,11,997.
Elections 2014 takes over all local and two worldwide twitter trends
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.
BREAKING: Narendra Modi beats Kejriwal in Varanasi.
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
UPDATE: LK Advani wins Gandhinagar by 23360 votes.
Breaking: Jaswant Singh trails in Barmer.
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.
BJP leader LK Advani congratulates Modi over the impeccable performance of the party.
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.
UPDATE: Government seeking review of SIT in the black money case.
“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.
UPDATE: Modi wins Vadodra by 4 lakh votes
Kapil Sibal, Milind Deora trailing from Congress.
Silence in front of the Congress Headquarters.
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
Coalition era seems to be over with these results. Good or bad? Tell us.
UPDATE: Kirron Kher wins from Chandigarh. It’s the saffron wave all over the country.
Ravishankar Prasad: Cabinet portfolios is for the PM to decide. Mr Modi will work only for India and deliver.
Shibu Soren as well as his son are trailing for JMM.
Will the NDA be able to reach 315 mark? Only 20 seats left.
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.
UPDATE: Kirron Kher leading from Chandigarh constituency.
Maharashtra: Gopinath Munde and Nitin Gadkari leading in their respective seats.
Rajnath singh calls Advani and Modi to congratulate.
“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.
BJP has reached 259 on its own now.
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.
UPDATE: Varun Gandhi wins from Sultanpur.
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.
Congress has officially accepted defeat, saying that Rahul Gandhi is not to be blamed. Sour grapes?
Sonia Gandhi is still leading. Not much left for the Congress to hope for, anyway.
Narendra Modi is leading in Varanasi by 23,376 votes against Arvind Kejriwal’s 11,255 votes.
Left front leading on 13 seats so far. Can we call it a front, though?
AIADMK leades in Tamil Nadu with 34, followed by Congress with 10 and JDS with 2.
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Congress Spokesperson denies the projection of Rahul Gandhi as the leader of the party.
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
26/26 in Gujarat for BJP.
BIG: BJP makes it to the 250 mark on its own!
Chhagan Bhujbal trailing by 42000 votes. NCP has some catching up to do.
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.
Updated tally for Punjab:
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.
BIG: Harshvardhan wins Chandni Chowk, Delhi. BJP might make it 7-0 soon.
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.
Update from Chhattisgarh: BJP takes 9 out of 11 seats.
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.
Tweet your thoughts to us at @YouthKiAwaaz and tell us what you think about the counting figures.
NDA has touched 302, Congress is down at 76, way behind the Others who are at 150.
Great performance by AAP in Punjab. Second largest tally in the state after BJP.
All 6 members of Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs are trailing.
Congress is not out of the 60s yet while BJP is zooming past 200 mark.
Here are the popular ones leading and trailing from their respective constituencies. Source: NDTV
BJP getting 45 out of 62 in UP.
Congress getting 7.
23 out of 24 leads for BJP in Rajasthan. Couldn’t have been more one sided.
Abdullah trailing in Kashmir. Is it the change that BJP campaigned for?
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.
UPDATE: Stock market has reached the 25,000 mark!
Salman Khurshid trailing against the SP candidate.
Smriti Irani is leading against Rahul Gandhi in Amethi. The government is almost formed at such an early stage.
Shashi Tharoor trails in Thiruvananthapuram.
RLD chief Ajit Singh loses in Baghpat, UP. BJP records its win here too!!
Sensex is up 800 points right now. The country is appearing to be celebrating.
Ajit Singh family has won every election in Baghpat since 1977 and the family stronghold is out on siege from Satyapal Singh.
Kapil Sibal, Ajay Maken trailing.
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.
Exit Polls might just have underestimated the extent of BJP’s lead.
The JDU does not have even a single seat in Bihar. BJP has wooed this dominantly Hindu state too!
Ajit Singh Loses in Baghpat in Uttar Pradesh, BJP wins.
Shashi Tharoor is not doing well in his constituency.
BJP leading in 20 seats in Madhya Pradesh. Congress stuck on 4.
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.
Neck to neck for BJP and YSR Congress in Andhra Pradesh.
All India trends by CNN-IBN give a very clear picture. All the Abki Baar Modi Sarkaar jokes might just turn into reality!!
These are speculative leads. Real numbers are subject to change.
Expectations proving to be true for Delhi.
24 leads for BJP in UP. Sweeping.
BSP is struggling in UP. Congress is second with 8 seats, and BJP is leading here too with 31 seats.
BJP leading in 11 out of 18 in Karnataka.
Karnataka proving out to be a difficult state for Congress, and not BJP anymore.
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!
Rupee gains past Rs 59/$ for the first time since June, 2013.
UPDATE: Maneka Gandhi leads in Pilibhit.
SAD leading in Anantpur.
North West Delhi, Rakhi Birla leading.
Sensex shooting up right away. BJP effect or Raghuram Rajan’s policymaking? We leave it for you to decide.
Celebrations have already begun in BJP headquarters in Delhi and Gujarat.
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
Anti Trinamool vote giving gains to BJP in West Bengal. Spells trouble for CPM.
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.
Congress trailing in Madhya Pradesh. BJP leading on 13 seats.
Amethi is turning out to be one of the most exciting seats. Rahul Gandhi trails now.
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!
Madhya Pradesh: Congress -0,
BJP – 11
Others – 0
Arun Jaitley is leading over Captain Amarinder in Amritsar
So far, BJP: 8 INC: 3