25 May 2019, 00:00 AM
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24 May 2019, 23:57 PM
PM Modi thanked world leaders as their congratulatory messages kept pouring in after he led BJP to a super-sized victory for a second term in office. Those who called Modi included Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and former prime minister of Nepal Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda.
24 May 2019, 23:56 PM
The Dalai Lama congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) on their success in the Lok Sabha election 2019. "It fills me with admiration and pride to see India, the world's democracy, emerging as leader in the community of nations," news agency ANI tweeted quoting him.
24 May 2019, 23:51 PM
Union Minister and Lok Janshakti Party chief Ram Vilas Paswan mocked the Congress for eyeing the prime minister's post, but ending up with a tally which falls short to even help it get the chair of leader of the opposition. Paswan further said he had predicted victory of his ministerial colleague Smriti Irani from Amethi against Rahul Gandhi.
24 May 2019, 23:23 PM
The Election Commission (EC) is likely to meet on Saturday to finalise the list of winning candidates to be handed over to President Ram Nath Kovind, according to news agency PTI. Once the list is finalised, the three commissioners will seek an appointment with the President.
24 May 2019, 23:22 PM
A monumental vote share of 53.25 per cent propelled the NDA, comprising the BJP, Chief Minister Nitish Kumars JD(U) and Union minister Ram Vilas Paswans LJP towards a stupendous victory in Bihar, where it ended up winning all but one of the 40 seats. This is the best performance for any political formation in the state in many decades.
24 May 2019, 22:38 PM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday received his official certificate of election from Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency. He received the certificate from his party colleagues. Taking to Twitter, he said, "Party colleagues from Kashi gave me the official certificate of election from Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency! Feel happy to be representing one of the oldest and most vibrant centres of Indian culture."
Party colleagues from Kashi gave me the official certificate of election from Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency!
Feel happy to be representing one of the oldest and most vibrant centres of Indian culture. pic.twitter.com/Ijh8YBUvhU
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 24, 2019
24 May 2019, 22:37 PM
Nearly 12 per cent of members in the newly elected Lok Sabha is below the age of 40, according to news agency PTI. The 16th Lok Sabha had eight per cent of MPs below the age of 40.
24 May 2019, 22:35 PM
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said the state voters rejected the clan, caste and dynasty-driven politics in the state in the Lok Sabha election. He said the BJP fought the polls on issues of development, governance and nationalism. He also claimed the Lok Sabha election was the first one without any anti-incumbency against the government.
24 May 2019, 22:25 PM
Andhra Pradesh: A legislative party meeting of the YSR Congress Party will take place in Vijayawada on Saturday at 10.30 am followed by its parliamentary party meet post which Jaganmohan Reddy is expected to fly down to Hyderabad to meet the Governor ESL Narasimhan.
24 May 2019, 22:22 PM
US President Donald Trump telephones Prime Minister Narendra Modi to congratulate him on his, BJP's historic election victory.
Just spoke to Prime Minister @NarendraModi where I congratulated him on his big political victory. He is a great man and leader for the people of India - they are lucky to have him!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 24, 2019
24 May 2019, 22:22 PM
Acknowledging the contribution of each and every member of his team for the BJP`s resounding success in the Lok Sabha elections, PM Modi said that the last five years have been a learning experience as he met and greeted the officials and staff of the Prime Minister`s Office (PMO) at the South Block. Senior officials of the PMO, including Principal Secretary Nripendra Misra, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Additional Principal Secretary PK Mishra and Secretary to PM Bhaskar Khulbe, felicitated Modi for his party`s thumping victory in the general elections.
24 May 2019, 21:53 PM
President Ram Nath Kovind hosts a banquet at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in honour of the outgoing Union Council of Ministers, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) May 24, 2019
24 May 2019, 21:10 PM
For the first time, the 17th Lok Sabha will have a record 8 lady members from various parties in Maharashtra, in an indicator of growing women`s empowerment. Among the 71 women MPs elected from all over India, the Maharashtra contingent will account for around 10 per cent of all the lady representatives in the country`s highest law-making institution.
24 May 2019, 20:58 PM
Bill Gates congratulated PM Narendra Modi on his historic win. Taking to Twitter he said, "Congratulations @narendramodi on a remarkable win in #IndianElections2019. Your continued commitment to improve health, nutrition, and development will significantly improve lives of many. @BJP4India"
24 May 2019, 20:38 PM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, "The sun sets on this term but the brightness our work has brought will continue to illuminate the lives of millions. A new dawn awaits, a new term beckons. We are even more determined to fulfil the dreams of 130 crore Indians and create the New India all of us dreamt of."
24 May 2019, 20:25 PM
Congress leader Shatrughan Sinha congratulated PM Narendra Modi, BJP president Amit Shah and Ravi Shankar Prasad on the win in Lok Sabha election 2019. Taking to Twitter, he wrote, "Congratulations Hon'ble PM @narendramodi, on your great win! Congratulations also master strategic @AmitShah & our family friend @rsprasad in particular. It's a time to celebrate in the party which was mine too, till recently. I salute you all wholeheartedly."
Congratulations Hon'ble PM @narendramodi, on your great win! Congratulations also master strategic @AmitShah & our family friend @rsprasad in particular. It's a time to celebrate in the party which was mine too, till recently. I salute you all wholeheartedly.#ElectionResults2019
— Shatrughan Sinha (@ShatruganSinha) May 24, 2019
24 May 2019, 20:15 PM
Out of 542 MPs who will take oath as members of the lower house, 78 are women with Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal leading at 11 each. The 17th Lok Sabha will have the highest number of women candidates since 1952
24 May 2019, 20:14 PM
I was fearing for the life of Niti Aayog and for my own future, with opposition leader having declared that they'll close it down. It's a wonderful organization which is a creation of our PM's vision to bring transformational change in economy: Niti Aayog Vice-Chairman Rajiv Kumar
24 May 2019, 19:17 PM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi called on President Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Friday evening. The Prime Minister tendered his resignation along with the Union Council of Ministers. The President accepted the resignation and requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Union Council of Ministers to continue in office till the new government is formed.
24 May 2019, 19:06 PM
ECI has officially declared the results of all the 542 seats for which counting started at 8 am on May 23. The last seat declared was Arunachal West which was won by Kiren Rijiju of the BJP. The final BJP tally is 303, while the total NDA wins are 354. Congress restricted to 52
24 May 2019, 18:58 PM
Trinamool Congress will analyse and undertake a review of Lok Sabha election results 2019 on Saturday. Taking the first step after the BJP stunned TMC in its bastion of West Bengal, the Mamata Banerjee-led party suspended Mukul Roy's son Subhrangshu, a TMC MLA, from the party. Mukul Roy was once a close aide of Mamata Banerjee but he quit the party in Septem,ber 2017 and joined the BJP in November 2017.
24 May 2019, 18:39 PM
Lok Janshakti Party leader Chirag Paswan, who won from the Jamui Lok Sabha constituency, on Thursday attacked Rashtriya Janata Dal chief chief Tejashwi Yadav. Calling the RJD leader his younger brother, Chirag said that Tejashwi has too much ego and was not ready to listen to anything. "He attacked the chief minister (Nitish Kumar) and the kind of launguge he used was not even used by either his father Lalu Prasad of Congress chief Rahul Gandhi. We too do nit use such a language for Lalu Prasad Yadavbut Tejashwi has broken all limits," said Chirag while adding that he tried to reason with Tejashwi but failed.
24 May 2019, 18:36 PM
BJP's super show in West Bengal in Lok Sabha election 2019 could see a change in the political equations in Madhya Pradesh. Several posters hailing BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya, who is the party incharge of West Bengal, as Tiger of Madhya Pradesh have been plastered across Indore. Till now only former Madhya Pradesh CM Shivrahj Singh Chouhan was called as tiger of Madhya Pradesh.
24 May 2019, 17:54 PM
NDA's cabinet meeting ends, resolution to dissolve 16th Lok Sabha passed.
24 May 2019, 17:06 PM
"Who wants to be in a sinking ship?" asks Dilip Ghosh in reply to an ANI query on if he is in contact with MPs and MLAs who may want to cross over from TMC. "Even earlier many people were in contact with me, it'll increase going ahead. When there is a possibility that a government could fall, people leave."
24 May 2019, 17:01 PM
Ivanka Trump sends her wishes to PM Modi. "Congratulations Narendra Modi on a great victory! Exciting times ahead for the wonderful people of India!" she writes.
24 May 2019, 16:40 PM
I'll speak to the top leaders of the party about the people who helped the opposition party, and that strict action be taken against those people: BJP's Jaya Prada after losing Rampur seat to SP's Azam Khan.
24 May 2019, 16:31 PM
Samajwadi Party reportedly sacks all its spokespersons.
24 May 2019, 15:47 PM
"If Congress decides to introspect and not keep attacking PM Modi, it would be better for them," Gautam Gambhir tells Zee News.
24 May 2019, 15:46 PM
PM Narendra Modi to call on President Ram Nath Kovind later in the day today.
24 May 2019, 15:08 PM
Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) Chandigarh unit president Ashok Arora resigns from his post.
24 May 2019, 15:02 PM
DMK president MK Stalin congratulates Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik and YSRCP chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy for their victories.
"I extend my heartiest congratulations to Naveen Patnaik for being re-elected as Chief Minister of Odisha for the fifth time. I have no doubt that the state of Odisha will prosper immensely from his political leadership and experience," tweeted DMK president MK Stalin.
I extend my heartiest congratulations to Naveen Patnaik for being re-elected as Chief Minister of Odisha for the fifth time.
I have no doubt that the state of Odisha will prosper immensely from his political leadership and experience.@Naveen_Odisha
— M.K.Stalin (@mkstalin) May 24, 2019
"I congratulate my friend and the Andhra Chief Minister-elect @ysjagan for his fantastic performance in the Parliament and Assembly elections. Wish him a successful tenure as Chief Minister to take Andhra and Southern India to greater heights," he added.
I congratulate my friend and the Andhra Chief Minister-elect @ysjagan for his fantastic performance in the Parliament and Assembly elections.
Wish him a successful tenure as Chief Minister to take Andhra and Southern India to greater heights.
— M.K.Stalin (@mkstalin) May 24, 2019
24 May 2019, 14:48 PM
More than 1.54 lakh voters exercised NOTA (None of the Above) option in Punjab where Congress registered an impressive victory by winning eight of the 13 Lok Sabha seats. As many as 1,54,423 voters (1.12 per cent of total votes polled) pressed the NOTA option, as per election office data.
24 May 2019, 14:36 PM
Narendra Modi has repeatedly said that there cannot be any compromise with India's peace, national security and territorial integrity - all of which have been targeted by Pakistan, either directly or indirectly, in the past several decades. Read how Pakistani media reported BJP's win in Lok Sabha election 2019
24 May 2019, 14:31 PM
Bhutan king Namgyel Wangchuck and the country's Prime Minister Bhutan Lotay Tshering telephoned Prime Minister Narendra Modi to congratulate him on returning to power in the Lok Sabha elections.
24 May 2019, 14:28 PM
Election Commission declares results for 541 out of 542 seats. The Bharatiya Janata Party has already bagged 302 seats and is leading on one. Counting is underway for one seat.
|Aam Aadmi Party||1||0||1|
|All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam||1||0||1|
|All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen||2||0||2|
|All India Trinamool Congress||22||0||22|
|All India United Democratic Front||1||0||1|
|Bahujan Samaj Party||10||0||10|
|Bharatiya Janata Party||302||1||303|
|Biju Janata Dal||12||0||12|
|Communist Party of India||2||0||2|
|Communist Party of India (Marxist)||3||0||3|
|Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam||23||0||23|
|Indian National Congress||52||0||52|
|Indian Union Muslim League||3||0||3|
|Jammu & Kashmir National Conference||3||0||3|
|Janata Dal (Secular)||1||0||1|
|Janata Dal (United)||16||0||16|
|Jharkhand Mukti Morcha||1||0||1|
|Kerala Congress (M)||1||0||1|
|Lok Jan Shakti Party||6||0||6|
|Mizo National Front||1||0||1|
|Naga Peoples Front||1||0||1|
|National People's Party||1||0||1|
|Nationalist Congress Party||5||0||5|
|Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party||1||0||1|
|Revolutionary Socialist Party||1||0||1|
|Shiromani Akali Dal||2||0||2|
|Sikkim Krantikari Morcha||1||0||1|
|Telangana Rashtra Samithi||9||0||9|
|Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party||22||0||22|
24 May 2019, 14:23 PM
Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot reaches AICC office to meet former Madhya Pradesh CM Motilal Vora. The duo is likely to discuss the Congress Working Committee meeting tomorrow.
24 May 2019, 14:22 PM
Bhopal chief minister Kamal Nath has called a review meet to discuss the party's defeat in Lok Sabha on May 26.
24 May 2019, 14:19 PM
"I'm upset, there was a delay in seat-sharing and process of alliance, it wasn't fair. Unless 'dharma' of alliance is followed wholeheartedly, it will not be successful," says Congress'Sadanand Singh alliance in Bihar, reports ANI.
24 May 2019, 14:18 PM
JD(S) workers clash with supporters of Independent candidate Sumalatha Ambareesh, who was backed by the BJP, in Karnataka's Maddur Taluk. Few persons were injured in the incident.
24 May 2019, 13:41 PM
Yogendra Mishra, President of District Congress Committee- Amethi, resigns from the post taking responsibility for the defeat.
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) May 24, 2019
24 May 2019, 13:12 PM
Karnataka Congress Campaign Committee President HK Patil has resigned from his post. In a letter to party president Rahul Gandhi, he says, 'It is time for all of us to introspect. I feel it my moral duty to own up the responsibility, hence, I submit my resignation from the post.'
24 May 2019, 13:05 PM
Newly-elected BJP lawmakers are likely to reach Delhi for a two-day meet, beginning tomorrow on May 25. All the MPs have been directed to reach the national capital by tomorrow morning for this meet. The party has booked Parliament's central hall for two-days on May 25 and 26.
24 May 2019, 13:02 PM
West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee to hold a review meeting with party leaders at her residence in Kolkata's Kalighat tomorrow at 3 pm. Party top command and all other candidates are expected to attend this meet analysing the poll results.
As per sources, the party insiders feel that polarization of votes and Left's vote share transforming into BJP's vote share has been the primary reason for this poor performance.
24 May 2019, 12:56 PM
All BJP legislators, MLC, district presidents and the Mayor from Varanasi will meet PM Modi at 4:30 pm in Delhi.
24 May 2019, 12:52 PM
"My first task as MP elect was to pay pranams to my childhood hero Baba Saheb Ambedkar. Born into nothing, he grew to become the most influential scholar - leader of the country. An inspiration for everyone. Let's infuse fresh energy into his sublime Constitution," tweets Tejasvi Surya, the newly-elected BJP MP from Bengaluru South Lok Sabha constituency.
My first task as MP elect was to pay pranams to my childhood hero Baba Saheb Ambedkar.
Born into nothing, he grew to become the most influential scholar - leader of the country. An inspiration for everyone.
Let's infuse fresh energy into his sublime Constitution pic.twitter.com/mQbGqUz42y
— Tejasvi Surya (@Tejasvi_Surya) May 24, 2019
24 May 2019, 12:35 PM
"BJP's onslaught was stopped wherever there were regional parties. BJP won 177 out of 300 where Congress was against them, after this result if someone says that they alone have the right to rule the country or defeat BJP, I don't think it has any value," says AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi:
24 May 2019, 12:11 PM
Four newly elected MPs – Hasmukh Patel, Bharatji Thakor, Ratan Singh Rathore, and Parbatbhai Patel – will resign from Gujarat Assembly. Amit Shah and Smriti Irani will also resign from the Rajya Sabha.
24 May 2019, 12:10 PM
Odisha: Taking responsibility of Congress' poor performance in the state, the Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee president Niranjan Patnaik has resigned from his post.