The BJP has taken an early lead as counting of the ballot for the 542 Lok Sabha seats continues across the country.
The BJP was leading in over 300 seats and the Congress had over a 100 seats at around 9:30 am.
This is the first time in a Lok Sabha election that results of voting machines will be matched with VVPATs or slips generated by paper trail machines.
सबका साथ + सबका विकास + सबका विश्वास = विजयी भारत— Chowkidar Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 23, 2019
Together we grow.
Together we prosper.
Together we will build a strong and inclusive India.
India wins yet again! #VijayiBharat
I want to congratulate Prime Minister Modi for this victory. BJP is touching 300 mark for the first time & NDA is touching 350. I also congratulate the party President Amit Shah.
- Yogi Adithanath
SAD's Harsimrat Kaur Badal on leading from Bhatinda LS seat: People of Bathinda went with development, voted for 'Sabka saath, Sabka Vikas', I thank them. pic.twitter.com/BwbwgLg2hl— ANI (@ANI) May 23, 2019
Congratulations to the winners. But all losers are not losers. We have to do a complete review and then we will share our views with you all. Let the counting process be completed fully and the VVPATs matched— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) May 23, 2019
13:09 PM: Congress fails to capitalise on assembly poll victories, trails in Rajasthan, MP, Chhattisgarh
12:57 PM: Jagan Reddy May Be Sworn-In For Andhra Top Job On May 30.
12:56 PM: Goa: BJP loses Parrikar's Panaji Assembly seat to Congress.
Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Ranil Wickremesinghe tweets, "Congratulations to #NarendraModi on a magnificent victory! We look forward to working closely with you." (file pic) pic.twitter.com/J8W6EvgLVl— ANI (@ANI) May 23, 2019
Union Minister Rajnath Singh on Lok Sabha Election results:
I thank the people of India for once again giving a decisive mandate to @BJP4India led NDA and reposing faith in Shri @narendramodi’s astute leadership and his vision of New India. Shri Modi is now all set to build a New India. 3/3— Chowkidar Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) May 23, 2019
This historic victory in the General Elections is the outcome of Modiji’s visionary leadership, Amit Shahji’s dynamism and the hard work of millions of BJP karyakartas on the ground. 2/3— Chowkidar Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) May 23, 2019
Spoke to Prime Minister Shri @narendramodi and the BJP National President Shri @AmitShah over the phone and congratulated them for @BJP4India led NDA’s stupendous victory in these Lok Sabha Elections. 1/3— Chowkidar Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) May 23, 2019
12:36 PM: Andhra Pradesh assembly election trends: YSRCP leading on 149 seats, TDP leading on 25 seats and Janasena Party leading on 1 seat
12:35 PM: AIADMK workers protesting outside the counting centre at Queen Mary's College in Chennai, alleging tampering of EVMs and fraud in counting.
12:35 PM: BJP parliamentary board meeting to be held later today. PM Modi to meet BJP workers at the party office at 5:30 pm today.
All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen leader Asaduddin Owaisi leading with over 85,000 votes from Hyderabad Lok Sabha constituency. (File pic) pic.twitter.com/qFK993t9q8— ANI (@ANI) May 23, 2019
12:33 PM: BJP's Gautam Gambhir leading from East Delhi against AAP's Aatishi.
12:30 PM: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu is likely to tender his resignation later today.
12:29 AM: BJD leading on 94 seats, BJP on 28 seats, Congress on 12 seats, CPI-M on 1 seat, JMM on 1 seat and Independent on 1 seat
12:25 PM: In Tamil Nadu, MK Stalin might be the only hope for Congress
Tamil Nadu, along with Punjab, is quite likely to be the only saving grace for Congress, in what thye had called the make or break elections.
Sudhanshu Trivedi, BJP: This is the first election for a generation that opened its eyes in the 21st century, the millennium generation has voted & given a millennium mandate. I think we should wait for final results, the indications are now gradually settling down to same thing. pic.twitter.com/kCQOuqEzb3— ANI (@ANI) May 23, 2019
11:50 AM: BJP leader Dr Sambit Patra leading by over 700 votes from Odisha's Puri Lok Sabha Constituency.
BJP Bhopal candidate Pragya Singh Thakur on trends showing she is leading: Nischit meri vijay hogi, meri vijay mein dharm ki vijay hogi, adharm ka naash hoga. Mein Bhopal ki janta ka aabhaar deti hun. pic.twitter.com/d2zZ0LPptQ— ANI (@ANI) May 23, 2019
11:27 AM: Senior Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia trails in Lok Sabha constituency of Guna. The 48-year-old is a key face in the new guard of INC and a trusted adviser of Rahul Gandhi.
11:19 AM: A see-saw is on in Amethi between BJP's Smriti Irani and Rahul Gandhi. But Gandhi was guaranteed a victory in Kerala's Wayanad where he is leading by over 1 lakh votes over his Left rival.
Gujarat: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's mother Heeraben Modi greets the media outside her residence in Gandhinagar. pic.twitter.com/yR2Zi9eeL1— ANI (@ANI) May 23, 2019