After decades of coalition politics, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has won the distinction of being the first single party that has been able to come to power on its own since 1984.
In an unprecedented dismal show, M Karunanidhi-led DMK on Friday headed for a rout in Tamil Nadu as its arch rival AIADMK making a clean sweep in 37 out of 39 seats.
With the AIADMK winning 37 out of the 39 Lok Sabha seats it contested in Tamil Nadu, Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has surely emerged as a kingmaker and can play a major role in the government formation at the Centre since her party will now be the third biggest party in Parliament after BJP and Congress.
In the 2014 Lok Sabha polls - the biggest carnival of democracy in the world – while the BJP, riding on the back of the Narendra Modi wave, emerged as a clear winner and the ruling Congress was thrown out of power, it was Arvind Kejriwal’s one-year-old Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) which was the biggest loser of all.
Election Results 2014 — The Bharatiya Janata Party went all guns blazing to wrest the four Lok Sabha seats of Himachal Pradesh, evident from the fact that party`s prime-ministerial candidate Narendra Modi held multiple rallies in the hill state.
Election Results 2014 — The battle for the two Arunachal Pradesh Lok Sabha seats were closer than many expected. The competition was balanced on knife`s edge with some exit polls predicting BJP causing a major upset to Congress` hopes.
Completely unaffected by the `Modi wave` and the BJP`s winning prospects, Tripura is likely to make CPI(M) invincible, as per the various exit polls conducted.
Manipur has two parliamentary seats - Inner Manipur (valley districts) and Outer Manipur (hill districts).
Kerala, which has twenty Lok Sabha seats, has traditionally seen a direct contest between the Congress-led United Democratic Front and the CPI(M) backed Left Democratic Front.
Along with Uttar Pradesh, the BJP is pinning its hopes on Bihar to come back to power after a decade.
New government will have to make constant efforts to retain the optimism of foreign investors and win back the investors` confidence.
The BJP has all the reasons to make merry in Jharkhand as the exit polls predict a landslide victory for the party. If poll predictions are to be believed, BJP is likely to win around 10-11 Lok Sabha seats in the state, out of the total 14 seats.
Elections 2014: Trends favour BJP in Goa — The Narendra Modi wave seems to have worked its magic in Goa as well, as the Bharatiya Janata Party looks all set to better its 2009 tally. The Congress suffered due to infighting and tried hard to put up a brave front in face of the BJP onslaught.
`Wave of change` isn`t exactly going to hit the northeastern state of Mizoram as the incumbent Congress looks set to emerge as the winner of the triangular battle in the state and retain the lone Lok Sabha seat.
With almost all leading exit polls predicting a major win for the BJP-Shiv Sena combine, the ruling Congress party looks set to be completely wiped out in Maharashtra.
Exit poll results have forecast what many in Delhi had been saying ever since Arvind Kejriwal quit as the chief minister – that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will suffer the consequences of the decision in the Lok Sabha polls 2014.
Results of General Elections 2014 exit polls are out and it appears that Mamata Banerjee will once again stamp her authority in her home state.
Scion of India`s oldest political party, Rahul Gandhi, has much riding on his shoulders as he tries to resurrect the Congress ahead of the Lok Sabha polls.
Amid the prevalent mood of gloom in the Congress camp, Karnataka appears to be a bright spot in their calculations for the Lok Sabha polls 2014.
Lakshadweep, earlier known as the Laccadive, Minicoy and Amindivi Islands are a group of islands which are located 200-450 km off the South Western coast of India. The Lok Sabha seat from this island is reserved for Scheduled Tribes.
A Union Territory situated on the coast of the Arabian Sea. It was part of Portuguese India along with Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Goa for almost 450 years. It also has only one Lok Sabha which covers the entire area.
Dadra and Nagar Haveli has only one Lok Sabha constituency. Indian National Congress has won from this seat maximum number of times. An interesting fact about this UT is that it has sent independent candidates to Lok Sabha a couple of times.
Andaman and Nicobar Islands have only one Lok Sabha constituency. Indian National Congress has been the dominant party over the years, though in the last few times BJP also has made its presence felt.
Puducherry like all the Union Territories has also one representation in the Lok Sabha. But it is distinct in the way that it has its own legislature.
Chandigarh has become the spotlight constituency among all other Union Territories for the 2014 General Elections after the announcement of high profile candidates by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Congress and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).
The upcoming Lok Sabha polls will be a battle for entry into national politics by the bigwigs of the state.
The Congress, which ruled Andhra Pradesh till last month, is now a divided party.
Assam is one of the few states where the Congress party looks strong and hopes to do well in the coming Lok Sabha polls.
The BJD govt in Odisha is strong as ever and set to retain power in the upcoming Assembly and and win big in the Lok Sabha elections.
Hitting back at Rahul Gandhi for his "balloon jibe", Narendra Modi on Sunday said that the Congress vice president should focus on the nation rather than criticising Gujarat which was declared "number one" by his mother Sonia Gandhi.
The eleventh largest state (area-wise) and seventh most populous state in India, Tamil Nadu witnessed more than average polling on April 24, 2014, in the sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections.
The political scenario in Jammu and Kashmir has been volatile for quite a long time - issues like civil rights, alleged excesses by the Army, the issue of Article 370, Kashmiri Pandits and the separatists movement have kept the state on tenterhooks since early 1990s.