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Lok Sabha Election 2019: BJP's astonishing victory leaves analysts surprised

Lok Sabha Election 2019: BJP's astonishing victory leaves analysts surprised

The ensuing Lok Sabha Election 2019 in India was contested in a highly heated political environment that continues even after the voting is over. There is a lot on stake in this election for political parties, politics, the credibility of the poll body, people, the credibility of exit polls and above all, the direction in which India will be led by 542 members of the 17th Lok Sabha.

Will it be Rahul Gandhi or Narendra Modi? Or can some other leader play frontrunner as regional parties strengthen their position in Lok Sabha election?

As the vote counting is set to begin on May 23, 2019, Devdiscourse brings you each and every news update on election results and political developments in India.

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Lok Sabha Election 2019: BJP's astonishing victory leaves analysts surprised - BJP's return to power will boost business, private investment: Fitch

India | Parag Narang
Updated: 23-05-2019 21:55 IST Created: 22-05-2019 17:36 IST

9:55 PM The BJP's "apparent landslide victory" is likely to improve business sentiment and outlook for private investment, Fitch Ratings said Thursday. It said that from a credit rating perspective, Fitch would focus on the extent of the next government's efforts to improve India's weak fiscal finances.The global rating agency said it expects the government to remain reform-minded, as the BJP's manifesto highlighted the aim to improve the business environment and governance standards, strengthen infrastructure, and stimulate the manufacturing sector through a new industrial policy.

9:37 PM Haryana's former CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda has lost Lok Sabha election from Sonepat by a huge margin of 1,64,864 votes. Here BJP's Ramesh Chander Kaushik won for the second consecutive time.

9:16 PM BJP is all set to get over 20 seats from its 282 in 2014. The rival Congress has improved its tally but by only 6 seats. As the main opposition party, Congress is likely to get 51 seats only, the post of Leader of Opposition seems to be vacant for 17th Lok Sabha. As per the rule at least 55 MPs are required for the post of Leader of Opposition (LOP) in Lok Sabha. The 16th Lok Sabha also did not have LOP as Congress had got only 44 seats. BJP registered clean sweep in several states like Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi.

8:37 PM "I will not do anything with 'bad intention'.""I will not do anything for me.""I will dedicate every moment of my life for the country."

8:07 PM Now, the time has come to take the Chowkidar Spirit to the next level. Keep this spirit alive at every moment and continue working for India’s progress.The word ‘Chowkidar’ goes from my Twitter name but it remains an integral part of me. Urging you all to do the same too! — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 23, 2019

8:04 PM NDA - 350 UPA - 92OTHERS - 100BJP is set to get full seats in Gujarat, Rajasthan, Haryana, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh.

5:12 PM First result of Lok Sabha election has been declared in Uttar Pradesh. BJP has won the Bahraich seat.

4:50 PM The Union Cabinet will meet on Friday evening to recommend the dissolution of the 16th Lok Sabha. The meet will be held a day after the counting of votes for the Lok Sabha elections in which the NDA is all set to retain power. After the Cabinet's recommendation is passed in the form of a resolution, President Ram Nath Kovind will dissolve the present Lok Sabha, the term of which is ending on June 3.The 17th Lok Sabha has to be constituted before June 3 and the process to form a new House will be initiated when the three Election Commissioners meet the President in the next few days to hand over the list of newly-elected members.

4:18 PM Union Minister Smriti Irani leads by around 21,000 votes in Amethi forcing Rahul Gandhi to the trail. In 2014, Rahul Gandhi had defeated Irani but 2014 but this time Irani the seat seems tough for Rahul who represented it for three consecutive times since 2004.

4:17 PM Former Union Minister Sharad Pawar said the opposition parties had anticipated the BJP would do well in certain states but did not expect "such a big victory" across the country. "Doubts were indeed raised (about EVMs functioning)," Pawar told reporters here."But I don't want to blame the machines now since the result is out. Once the verdict is out, it has to be accepted gracefully and I am accepting it gracefully," he said. Pawar said the "spectre of suspicion" indeed prevailed in the minds of people in the run-up to the polls.

BJP's return to power will boost business, private investment: Fitch

The BJP's "apparent landslide victory" is likely to improve business sentiment and outlook for private investment, Fitch Ratings said Thursday. It said that from a credit rating perspective, Fitch would focus on the extent of the next government's efforts to improve India's weak fiscal finances.

The global rating agency said it expects the government to remain reform-minded, as the BJP's manifesto highlighted the aim to improve the business environment and governance standards, strengthen infrastructure, and stimulate the manufacturing sector through a new industrial policy.

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Haryana Ex CM Hooda looses from Sonepat by 77,414 votes

Haryana's former CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda has lost Lok Sabha election from Sonepat by a huge margin of 1,64,864 votes. Here BJP's Ramesh Chander Kaushik won for the second consecutive time. 

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BJP to get 302 seats Congress at 51; Lok Sabha may be without LOP

BJP is all set to get over 20 seats from its 282 in 2014. The rival Congress has improved its tally but by only 6 seats. As the main opposition party, Congress is likely to get 51 seats only, the post of Leader of Opposition seems to be vacant for 17th Lok Sabha. As per the rule at least 55 MPs are required for the post of Leader of Opposition (LOP) in Lok Sabha. The 16th Lok Sabha also did not have LOP as Congress had got only 44 seats. 

BJP registered clean sweep in several states like Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi.

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PM Modi takes 3 pledges after BJP's astonishing election victory

"I will not do anything with 'bad intention'."

"I will not do anything for me."

"I will dedicate every moment of my life for the country."

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Modi's ministers follow PM in removing Chowkidar from their Twitter handles

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NDA gets 350 MPs, BJP sweeps several states

NDA - 350 

UPA - 92

OTHERS - 100

BJP is set to get full seats in Gujarat, Rajasthan, Haryana, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh. 

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First result declared in Uttar Pradesh; Bahraich seat goes to BJP

First result of Lok Sabha election has been declared in Uttar Pradesh. BJP has won the Bahraich seat.

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Union Cabinet to hold meeting on Friday on dissolution of 16th Lok Sabha

The Union Cabinet will meet on Friday evening to recommend the dissolution of the 16th Lok Sabha. The meet will be held a day after the counting of votes for the Lok Sabha elections in which the NDA is all set to retain power. After the Cabinet's recommendation is passed in the form of a resolution, President Ram Nath Kovind will dissolve the present Lok Sabha, the term of which is ending on June 3.

The 17th Lok Sabha has to be constituted before June 3 and the process to form a new House will be initiated when the three Election Commissioners meet the President in the next few days to hand over the list of newly-elected members.

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Smiriti Irani leads by 21,000 votes in Amethi

Union Minister Smriti Irani leads by around 21,000 votes in Amethi forcing Rahul Gandhi to the trail. In 2014, Rahul Gandhi had defeated Irani but 2014 but this time Irani the seat seems tough for Rahul who represented it for three consecutive times since 2004. 

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I don't want to blame EVMs: Sharad Pawar

Former Union Minister Sharad Pawar said the opposition parties had anticipated the BJP would do well in certain states but did not expect "such a big victory" across the country. "Doubts were indeed raised (about EVMs functioning)," Pawar told reporters here.

"But I don't want to blame the machines now since the result is out. Once the verdict is out, it has to be accepted gracefully and I am accepting it gracefully," he said. Pawar said the "spectre of suspicion" indeed prevailed in the minds of people in the run-up to the polls.

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