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LS Poll Results 2024 updates: 'Don't have time to stop,' says PM Modi after mandate

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As the nation awaits the official results of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, attention is focused on whether the exit poll predictions will hold true. According to these polls, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA government is set to return to power with a significant majority. While the Opposition’s INDIA bloc has dismissed the exit poll results, the BJP remains confident of easily surpassing the majority mark and is already planning celebrations for their anticipated victory.

What did the exit polls predict?

Major exit polls have unanimously projected a resounding victory for the NDA, with the BJP expected to surpass its 2019 tally of 303 seats. The India-Today-My Axis poll and Today’s Chanakya forecast the NDA's total to exceed 400 seats. ABP-CVoter predicted the alliance would secure between 353 and 383 seats, while Jan Ki Baat estimated the ruling coalition might win between 362 and 392 seats.

9:27 PM IST

India will be strong pillar in a strong world,' says PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that he and his government will work for a "green" future. "The future will be green. Our government's policies are an amalgamation of progress, nature, and culture. We will increase investments in green industrialisation. We will make India the third-largest economy. Today's India gives global solutions. Whatever the issue is before the world, India will work for them. India will provide stability to the global supply chain. Today India is embracing everyone as a friend. A strong India will become a strong pillar of a strong world," PM Modi said.

5:21 PM IST

PM Modi wins from Varanasi seat

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has won against Congress candidate Ajay Rai with a margin of 1,52,513 votes.

5:08 PM IST

Mallikarjun Kharge's son-in-law Radhakrishna Doddamani wins Gulbarga

Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge's son-in-law Radhakrishna Doddamani wins Gulbarga seat in Karnataka by 27,205 votes.

5:04 PM IST

INDIA alliance makes a comeback in several Hindi heartland states

The INDIA alliance has staged a remarkable resurgence in several politically-significant Hindi heartland states, with the latest trends in vote counting on Tuesday indicating a lead in 42 seats out of 80 in Uttar Pradesh, along with steady progress in Rajasthan, Bihar, Haryana, and Jharkhand.

4:59 PM IST

AIMIM's Asadudding Owaisi retains Hyderabad LS seat

AIMIM's Asadudding Owaisi retains Hyderabad LS seat

AIMIM's Asaduddin Owaisi wins from Hyderabad by over 3.3 lakh votes, defeating the BJP's Madhavi Latha Kompella, who triggered massive outrage on the polling day by asking Muslim women voters to remove their burqa and show their faces for ID checks.

4:53 PM IST

Omar Abdullah loses from J&K's Baramula

National Conference's Omar Abdullah has lost to Independent candidate Abdul Rashid Sheikh from J&K's Baramula.

4:30 PM IST

Congress-led alliance leads on 11 seats in Rajasthan

The Congress-led alliance is making significant strides, leading on 11 seats out of the total 25 in Rajasthan.

3:58 PM IST

HD Kumaraswamy wins from Mandya Lok Sabha seat in Karnataka

JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy wins from Mandya Lok Sabha seat in Karnataka.

3:49 PM IST

TMC supporters celebrate outside Mamata Banerjee's residence in Kolkata

Joy and jubilation fill the air outside Mamata Banerjee's residence in Kolkata as the Trinamool Congress (TMC) surges ahead in the election race.

3:42 PM IST

Amritpal Singh leads by over 1 lakh votes

At 3:45 pm, radical preacher Amritpal Singh was leading by over 1,00,000 votes against Congress candidate Kulbir Singh Zira in Punjab's Khadoor Sahib seat.

3:30 PM IST

Key BJP meet at JP Nadda's residence

A key party meeting is underway at party chief JP Nadda's official residence. Senior party leaders Amit Shah and Rajnath Singh are also present there.

3:21 PM IST

Priyanka Gandhi posts emotional note for Congress candidate Kishori Lal Sharma

3:14 PM IST

PM Modi to make grand entry at BJP HQ: NDA leads on over 290 seats

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will reach BJP headquarters at 7 pm, as the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance is leading on more than 290 seats and the Congress-led INDIA bloc has gained traction on over 232 seats.

3:02 PM IST

Its Congress' Shashi Tharoor vs BJP's Rajeev Chandrasekhar in Thiruvananthapuram

After trailing for a while behind BJP candidate Rajeev Chandrasekhar in the Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha seat, Congress' Shashi Tharoor has regained the lead.

2:42 PM IST

Mehbooba Mufti concedes defeat from Anantnag

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday conceded defeat from Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag-Rajouri Lok Sabha seat. 

"Respecting the verdict of the people, I thank my PDP workers and leaders for their hard work and support despite all the odds. My deepest gratitude to the people who voted for me. Winning and losing is part of the game and wont deter us from our path. Congratulations to Mian sahab for his victory," she said in a tweet.

2:31 PM IST

Former Punjab CM and Congress candidate Charanjit Singh Channi wins

Former Punjab CM and Congress candidate Charanjit Singh Channi, wins from Jalandhar Lok Sabha seat; defeats BJP candidate Sushil Kumar Rinku by a margin of 1,75,993 votes.

2:24 PM IST

Omar Abdullah accepts defeat

“I think it’s time to accept the inevitable. Congratulations to Engineer Rashid for his victory in North Kashmir..,” tweets JKNC vice-president and Baramulla Lok Sabha candidate Omar Abdullah. 

 

2:19 PM IST

O Panneerselvam trails in Ramanathapuram seat

Former Tamil Nadu CM O Panneerselvam trails behind IUML in Ramanathapuram LS seat.

2:02 PM IST

PM Modi, Amit Shah call TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah called up TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu and congratulated him, sources said.

1:57 PM IST

Kangana Ranaut slams Opposition

Actor Kangana Ranaut has taken a huge lead as per initial trends by the Election Commission. She is leading in Mandi seat with a margin over 70,000 seats.

1:46 PM IST

Former CM Omar Abdullah trails in Baramulla

Former CM Omar Abdullah of Jammu & Kashmir National Conference (JKNC) trails in Baramulla constituency of J&K; Independent Abdul Rashid Sheikh in the lead.

1:31 PM IST

Indore Lok Sabha seat gets over 1.7 lakh votes for NOTA

The 'None of the Above' (NOTA) option has garnered a significant number of votes in Indore Lok Sabha seat, Madhya Pradesh, surpassing the previous record held by Gopalganj in Bihar.

1:22 PM IST

Conceding defeat, BJP Rae Bareli candidate apologises

Conceding defeat, Dinesh Pratap Singh, BJP's Rae Bareli candidate who is contesting against Rahul Gandhi, aplogises for "lapses". Singh is trailing in Rae Bareli seat.

1:02 PM IST

Rahul Gandhi leads by huge margin in Wayanad, Rae Bareli

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi appears to have cemented his victory in the Wayanad Lok Sabha seat by gaining a huge lead of over 2 lakh votes against his rivals. Meanwhile, in Rae Bareli, the Congress leader is leading by more than 1.5 lakh votes.

12:44 PM IST

RJD's Misa Bharti leads in Patliputra, Rohini Acharya trails

In the Patliputra Lok Sabha constituency, RJD candidate Misa Bharti, the older daughter of party leader Lalu Prasad, is leading her closest opponent, BJP's Ram Kripal Yadav, by 26,816 votes.

12:27 PM IST

BJP's Manoj Tiwari leading against Congress's Kanhaiya Kumar

In the North East Delhi constituency, Manoj Tiwari of the BJP has taken a commanding lead of more than 40,000 votes over his rival, Kanhaiya Kumar from the Congress party.

12:14 PM IST

TMC leading on 24 seats in West Bengal

Trinamool Congress is leading on 24 seats in West Bengal as the counting of votes in the Lok Sabha polls is progressing, as per the Election Commission.

11:55 AM IST

Jagan Mohan Reddy-led YSRCP leads in Ongole, Kadapa

Jagan Mohan Reddy-led YSRCP leads in Ongole, Kadapa, Rajampet, Tirupati and Araku Lok Sabha seats in Andhra Pradesh.

11:45 AM IST

BJP's K Annamalai trails in Coimbatore

In the Coimbatore parliamentary constituency, BJP's Annamalai K is trailing behind DMK's Ganapathy Rajkumar as the vote count progresses.

11:34 AM IST

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh leads from Lucknow constituency

Union Minister for Defence Rajnath Singh is leading in his third electoral contest from Uttar Pradesh's Lucknow constituency in the ongoing Lok Sabha election, according to the Election Commission of India.

11:19 AM IST

KC Venugopal leads in Kerala's Alappuzha

AICC general secretary KC Venugopal raised his lead to 11,833 votes in Kerala's Alappuzha constituency as the counting of votes was progressing in the segment.

11:05 AM IST

Congress leads in Sitapur, Barabanki, Amroha, Rae Bareli, Amethi in UP

Congress is leading in Sitapur, Barabanki, Amroha, Rae Bareli, Amethi, Allahabad, Fatehpur Sikri and Saharanpur Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh.

10:55 AM IST

Smriti Irani trails, KL Sharma leads from Amethi

Congress candidate from UP's Amethi Lok Sabha seat, KL Sharma leading from the seat with a margin of 19,177 votes. BJP candidate Smriti Irani trailing, as per latest trends.

10:44 AM IST

Asaduddin Owaisi leads in Hyderabad

AIMIM chief and candidate from Hyderabad (Telangana), Asaduddin Owaisi leading by a margin of 15,461 votes, as per the official ECI trends.

10:29 AM IST

BJP ahead on 223 seats, Congress leads on 96 in early ECI seat trends

According to the initial trends released by the Election Commission of India (ECI) for 516 seats, the BJP is leading on 223 seats, followed by the Congress with 96 seats, and the Samajwadi Party with 34 seats.

10:27 AM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is back in lead

After trailing in early trends, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a lead of 436 votes over Congress's Ajay Rai in Varanasi Lok Sabha seat in Uttar Pradesh.

10:18 AM IST

BJP takes early lead in 17 seats in Karnataka

The BJP was ahead in 17 seats, Congress in eight and JD(S) in three as per initial counting trends in 28 Lok Sabha constituencies in Karnataka on Tuesday, according to Election Commission officials.

10:09 AM IST

BJP candidate Kangana Ranaut leads in Mandi Lok Sabha seat

BJP candidate Kangana Ranaut is leading by margin of 14,734 votes in Himachal Pradesh's Mandi Lok Sabha seat.

9:54 AM IST

Congress reaches 100 seats

According to early leads, Congress reaches 100 seats, biggest tally since 2014.

9:49 AM IST

'Future of Sandeshkhali is bright, BJP leading': BJP's Rekha Patra

Basirhat's BJP Lok Sabha candidate Rekha Patra expressed confidence in her victory, asserting BJP's overall success and the anticipation of PM Modi's visit to Basirhat. Patra envisions a promising future for Sandeshkhali, noting BJP's lead across all seats. With a peaceful environment maintained throughout the day and the presence of Central forces ensuring security, Patra sees Basirhat as a thriving ground for the BJP, symbolized by the blooming lotus.

9:37 AM IST

Narendra Modi trailing against Ajay Rai in Varanasi

According to trends from the Election Commission of India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is trailing from Varanasi against Congress candidate Ajay Rai.

9:30 AM IST

Uttar Pradesh Lok Sabha election results 2024: INDIA leading in 38, NDA in 26

INDIA bloc is leading with 38 seats, whereas BJP-led NDA is leading in 26 seats.

9:26 AM IST

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi leads in Wayanad, Rae Bareli

Congress candidate from Uttar Pradesh's Raebareli Lok Sabha seat Rahul Gandhi leading from the seat with a margin of 2126 votes.

9:18 AM IST

Himachal Pradesh: Anurag Singh Thakur leads in from Hamirpur Lok Sabha seat

Union Minister and BJP candidate from Himachal Pradesh's Hamirpur Lok Sabha seat Anurag Singh Thakur leading from the seat with a margin of 6492 votes.

9:13 AM IST

UDF and LDF in close race in postal ballot trends

Early trends from Kerala suggest a tight competition between the UDF, helmed by the Congress, and the LDF, spearheaded by the CPM. Postal ballots were tallied at 20 locations statewide starting at 8 am. Initial trends show LDF candidates leading in seven constituencies within the ruling alliance, while UDF nominees are ahead in nine seats.

9:10 AM IST

Madhya Pradesh: BJP leads in 11 seats, Congress in 1

BJP candidates including Jyotiradiya Scindia from Guna, Virendra Kumar from Tikamgarh, Vishnu Dutt Sharma from Khajuraho, Anita Nagar Singh Chauhan from Ratlam, Gajendra Singh Patel from Khargone, Gyaneshwar Patil from Khandwa, and Durga Das Uikey from Betul-ST were leading against their closest competitors.

8:57 AM IST

NDA surges past 200 seats in early trends

Early trends indicate that the BJP-led NDA has surged past the 200-seat milestone, while the Opposition's INDIA bloc trails behind at 122 seats. It's important to note that these are preliminary figures gleaned from various news channels and may evolve as more data becomes available.

8:40 AM IST

Three-level security in Varanasi as vote counting commences: Commissioner Mohit Agarwal

Varanasi Commissioner Mohit Agarwal outlined the comprehensive security setup in place for the counting process, revealing a meticulous three-tier system. With an inner ring of paramilitary forces, followed by the PSE, and the outer layer manned by local police, the arrangement involves 1,500 officers and 25 gazetted officials ensuring thorough checks to maintain the integrity of the counting centers during the ongoing vote tabulation.

8:37 AM IST

We are going to win comfortably: Former Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy

Former Karnataka Chief Minister and JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy said, "We are going to win comfortably. All three candidates of our party will win. Our BJP friends also will get a minimum of 20 seats."

8:33 AM IST

Lok Sabha election results 2024: Hema Malini leads from Mathura

BJP candidate Hema Malini leads from Mathura.

8:29 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election Results 2024: What INDIA alliance claims

The Opposition has claimed that the INDIA alliance is poised to secure over 295 seats in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

8:24 AM IST

BJP's Mukeshkumar Chandrakaant Dalal declared uncontested winner in Surat Lok Sabha seat

BJP's Mukeshkumar Chandrakaant Dalal clinches uncontested victory in Surat.

8:19 AM IST

Akhilesh Yadav leads from Kannauj

Akhilesh Yadav takes the lead in Kannauj constituency of Uttar Pradesh

8:15 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election Results 2024: First Leads

First leads are in as vote counting started at 8 am. NDA - 170, INDIA Alliance - 60

8:09 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election Results 2024: Postal ballot counting first

The counting of EVM votes will start after counting of postal ballots 

8:06 AM IST

Vote counting begins; can Opposition INDIA block PM Modi's hat-trick?

The counting of votes for the Lok Sabha elections has commenced. This election witnessed the largest voter turnout in history, with the electoral fate of numerous leaders across the political spectrum hanging in the balance.

7:53 AM IST

BJP clinches Surat Lok Sabha seat before poll results

The Surat Lok Sabha seat in Gujarat stood out as the only seat where the result was determined even before the election took place. BJP candidate Mukesh Dalal was declared elected unopposed, eliminating the need for any voting in this constituency.

7:49 AM IST

BJP and Congress aim to surpass previous records in Chhattisgarh

As Chhattisgarh prepares for the vote counting on Tuesday, all eyes are on whether the ruling BJP can improve its 2019 performance and completely overshadow the Congress, or if the Opposition party will manage to turn the tables on its saffron rival.

7:30 AM IST

Key BJP meet today

BJP Chief JP Nadda to chair a crucial party meeting today as Lok Sabha election results will be announced shortly.

7:13 AM IST

Raipur BJP to distribute 201 kg laddus to celebrate victory in LS polls

Encouraged by exit poll results predicting a landslide victory for the Bharatiya Janata Party in the Lok Sabha elections, the Raipur unit of the ruling party has prepared 201 kilograms of laddus in 11 different varieties for their leaders and workers to celebrate their triumph.

7:00 AM IST

Congress's Bhupesh Baghel alleges mismatch in EVMs

Former Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has raised concerns about discrepancies in the details of the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs). Baghel alleged a mismatch between the EVM details provided in the Election Commission of India’s Randomisation Report and those recorded in Form 17C after polling concluded in his constituency.

6:42 AM IST

Uma Bharti says BJP-led NDA to get 450 Lok Sabha seats

BJP leader Uma Bharti said the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) will win around 450 Lok Sabha seat.

6:26 AM IST

Security tightened at counting centers, strong room across India

With just hours remaining before the vote counting begins for the Lok Sabha elections in the world's largest democracy, security measures have been significantly increased nationwide.

9:27 PM IST:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that he and his government will work for a "green" future. "The future will be green. Our government's policies are an amalgamation of progress, nature, and culture. We will increase investments in green industrialisation. We will make India the third-largest economy. Today's India gives global solutions. Whatever the issue is before the world, India will work for them. India will provide stability to the global supply chain. Today India is embracing everyone as a friend. A strong India will become a strong pillar of a strong world," PM Modi said.

5:21 PM IST:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has won against Congress candidate Ajay Rai with a margin of 1,52,513 votes.

5:08 PM IST:

Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge's son-in-law Radhakrishna Doddamani wins Gulbarga seat in Karnataka by 27,205 votes.

5:04 PM IST:

The INDIA alliance has staged a remarkable resurgence in several politically-significant Hindi heartland states, with the latest trends in vote counting on Tuesday indicating a lead in 42 seats out of 80 in Uttar Pradesh, along with steady progress in Rajasthan, Bihar, Haryana, and Jharkhand.

4:59 PM IST:

AIMIM's Asadudding Owaisi retains Hyderabad LS seat

AIMIM's Asaduddin Owaisi wins from Hyderabad by over 3.3 lakh votes, defeating the BJP's Madhavi Latha Kompella, who triggered massive outrage on the polling day by asking Muslim women voters to remove their burqa and show their faces for ID checks.

4:53 PM IST:

National Conference's Omar Abdullah has lost to Independent candidate Abdul Rashid Sheikh from J&K's Baramula.

4:30 PM IST:

The Congress-led alliance is making significant strides, leading on 11 seats out of the total 25 in Rajasthan.

3:58 PM IST:

JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy wins from Mandya Lok Sabha seat in Karnataka.

3:49 PM IST:

Joy and jubilation fill the air outside Mamata Banerjee's residence in Kolkata as the Trinamool Congress (TMC) surges ahead in the election race.

3:42 PM IST:

At 3:45 pm, radical preacher Amritpal Singh was leading by over 1,00,000 votes against Congress candidate Kulbir Singh Zira in Punjab's Khadoor Sahib seat.

3:30 PM IST:

A key party meeting is underway at party chief JP Nadda's official residence. Senior party leaders Amit Shah and Rajnath Singh are also present there.

3:21 PM IST:

3:14 PM IST:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will reach BJP headquarters at 7 pm, as the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance is leading on more than 290 seats and the Congress-led INDIA bloc has gained traction on over 232 seats.

3:02 PM IST:

After trailing for a while behind BJP candidate Rajeev Chandrasekhar in the Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha seat, Congress' Shashi Tharoor has regained the lead.

2:42 PM IST:

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday conceded defeat from Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag-Rajouri Lok Sabha seat. 

"Respecting the verdict of the people, I thank my PDP workers and leaders for their hard work and support despite all the odds. My deepest gratitude to the people who voted for me. Winning and losing is part of the game and wont deter us from our path. Congratulations to Mian sahab for his victory," she said in a tweet.

2:31 PM IST:

Former Punjab CM and Congress candidate Charanjit Singh Channi, wins from Jalandhar Lok Sabha seat; defeats BJP candidate Sushil Kumar Rinku by a margin of 1,75,993 votes.

2:24 PM IST:

“I think it’s time to accept the inevitable. Congratulations to Engineer Rashid for his victory in North Kashmir..,” tweets JKNC vice-president and Baramulla Lok Sabha candidate Omar Abdullah. 

 

2:19 PM IST:

Former Tamil Nadu CM O Panneerselvam trails behind IUML in Ramanathapuram LS seat.

2:02 PM IST:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah called up TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu and congratulated him, sources said.

1:57 PM IST:

Actor Kangana Ranaut has taken a huge lead as per initial trends by the Election Commission. She is leading in Mandi seat with a margin over 70,000 seats.

1:46 PM IST:

Former CM Omar Abdullah of Jammu & Kashmir National Conference (JKNC) trails in Baramulla constituency of J&K; Independent Abdul Rashid Sheikh in the lead.

1:31 PM IST:

The 'None of the Above' (NOTA) option has garnered a significant number of votes in Indore Lok Sabha seat, Madhya Pradesh, surpassing the previous record held by Gopalganj in Bihar.

1:22 PM IST:

Conceding defeat, Dinesh Pratap Singh, BJP's Rae Bareli candidate who is contesting against Rahul Gandhi, aplogises for "lapses". Singh is trailing in Rae Bareli seat.

1:02 PM IST:

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi appears to have cemented his victory in the Wayanad Lok Sabha seat by gaining a huge lead of over 2 lakh votes against his rivals. Meanwhile, in Rae Bareli, the Congress leader is leading by more than 1.5 lakh votes.

12:44 PM IST:

In the Patliputra Lok Sabha constituency, RJD candidate Misa Bharti, the older daughter of party leader Lalu Prasad, is leading her closest opponent, BJP's Ram Kripal Yadav, by 26,816 votes.

12:27 PM IST:

In the North East Delhi constituency, Manoj Tiwari of the BJP has taken a commanding lead of more than 40,000 votes over his rival, Kanhaiya Kumar from the Congress party.

12:14 PM IST:

Trinamool Congress is leading on 24 seats in West Bengal as the counting of votes in the Lok Sabha polls is progressing, as per the Election Commission.

11:55 AM IST:

Jagan Mohan Reddy-led YSRCP leads in Ongole, Kadapa, Rajampet, Tirupati and Araku Lok Sabha seats in Andhra Pradesh.

11:45 AM IST:

In the Coimbatore parliamentary constituency, BJP's Annamalai K is trailing behind DMK's Ganapathy Rajkumar as the vote count progresses.

11:35 AM IST:

Union Minister for Defence Rajnath Singh is leading in his third electoral contest from Uttar Pradesh's Lucknow constituency in the ongoing Lok Sabha election, according to the Election Commission of India.

11:19 AM IST:

AICC general secretary KC Venugopal raised his lead to 11,833 votes in Kerala's Alappuzha constituency as the counting of votes was progressing in the segment.

11:05 AM IST:

Congress is leading in Sitapur, Barabanki, Amroha, Rae Bareli, Amethi, Allahabad, Fatehpur Sikri and Saharanpur Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh.

10:55 AM IST:

Congress candidate from UP's Amethi Lok Sabha seat, KL Sharma leading from the seat with a margin of 19,177 votes. BJP candidate Smriti Irani trailing, as per latest trends.

10:44 AM IST:

AIMIM chief and candidate from Hyderabad (Telangana), Asaduddin Owaisi leading by a margin of 15,461 votes, as per the official ECI trends.

10:29 AM IST:

According to the initial trends released by the Election Commission of India (ECI) for 516 seats, the BJP is leading on 223 seats, followed by the Congress with 96 seats, and the Samajwadi Party with 34 seats.

10:27 AM IST:

After trailing in early trends, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a lead of 436 votes over Congress's Ajay Rai in Varanasi Lok Sabha seat in Uttar Pradesh.

10:18 AM IST:

The BJP was ahead in 17 seats, Congress in eight and JD(S) in three as per initial counting trends in 28 Lok Sabha constituencies in Karnataka on Tuesday, according to Election Commission officials.

10:09 AM IST:

BJP candidate Kangana Ranaut is leading by margin of 14,734 votes in Himachal Pradesh's Mandi Lok Sabha seat.

9:54 AM IST:

According to early leads, Congress reaches 100 seats, biggest tally since 2014.

9:49 AM IST:

Basirhat's BJP Lok Sabha candidate Rekha Patra expressed confidence in her victory, asserting BJP's overall success and the anticipation of PM Modi's visit to Basirhat. Patra envisions a promising future for Sandeshkhali, noting BJP's lead across all seats. With a peaceful environment maintained throughout the day and the presence of Central forces ensuring security, Patra sees Basirhat as a thriving ground for the BJP, symbolized by the blooming lotus.

9:37 AM IST:

According to trends from the Election Commission of India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is trailing from Varanasi against Congress candidate Ajay Rai.

9:30 AM IST:

INDIA bloc is leading with 38 seats, whereas BJP-led NDA is leading in 26 seats.

9:26 AM IST:

Congress candidate from Uttar Pradesh's Raebareli Lok Sabha seat Rahul Gandhi leading from the seat with a margin of 2126 votes.

9:18 AM IST:

Union Minister and BJP candidate from Himachal Pradesh's Hamirpur Lok Sabha seat Anurag Singh Thakur leading from the seat with a margin of 6492 votes.

9:13 AM IST:

Early trends from Kerala suggest a tight competition between the UDF, helmed by the Congress, and the LDF, spearheaded by the CPM. Postal ballots were tallied at 20 locations statewide starting at 8 am. Initial trends show LDF candidates leading in seven constituencies within the ruling alliance, while UDF nominees are ahead in nine seats.

9:10 AM IST:

BJP candidates including Jyotiradiya Scindia from Guna, Virendra Kumar from Tikamgarh, Vishnu Dutt Sharma from Khajuraho, Anita Nagar Singh Chauhan from Ratlam, Gajendra Singh Patel from Khargone, Gyaneshwar Patil from Khandwa, and Durga Das Uikey from Betul-ST were leading against their closest competitors.

8:57 AM IST:

Early trends indicate that the BJP-led NDA has surged past the 200-seat milestone, while the Opposition's INDIA bloc trails behind at 122 seats. It's important to note that these are preliminary figures gleaned from various news channels and may evolve as more data becomes available.

8:40 AM IST:

Varanasi Commissioner Mohit Agarwal outlined the comprehensive security setup in place for the counting process, revealing a meticulous three-tier system. With an inner ring of paramilitary forces, followed by the PSE, and the outer layer manned by local police, the arrangement involves 1,500 officers and 25 gazetted officials ensuring thorough checks to maintain the integrity of the counting centers during the ongoing vote tabulation.

8:37 AM IST:

Former Karnataka Chief Minister and JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy said, "We are going to win comfortably. All three candidates of our party will win. Our BJP friends also will get a minimum of 20 seats."

8:33 AM IST:

BJP candidate Hema Malini leads from Mathura.

8:29 AM IST:

The Opposition has claimed that the INDIA alliance is poised to secure over 295 seats in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

8:24 AM IST:

BJP's Mukeshkumar Chandrakaant Dalal clinches uncontested victory in Surat.

8:19 AM IST:

Akhilesh Yadav takes the lead in Kannauj constituency of Uttar Pradesh

8:15 AM IST:

First leads are in as vote counting started at 8 am. NDA - 170, INDIA Alliance - 60

8:09 AM IST:

The counting of EVM votes will start after counting of postal ballots 

8:06 AM IST:

The counting of votes for the Lok Sabha elections has commenced. This election witnessed the largest voter turnout in history, with the electoral fate of numerous leaders across the political spectrum hanging in the balance.

7:53 AM IST:

The Surat Lok Sabha seat in Gujarat stood out as the only seat where the result was determined even before the election took place. BJP candidate Mukesh Dalal was declared elected unopposed, eliminating the need for any voting in this constituency.

7:49 AM IST:

As Chhattisgarh prepares for the vote counting on Tuesday, all eyes are on whether the ruling BJP can improve its 2019 performance and completely overshadow the Congress, or if the Opposition party will manage to turn the tables on its saffron rival.

7:30 AM IST:

BJP Chief JP Nadda to chair a crucial party meeting today as Lok Sabha election results will be announced shortly.

7:13 AM IST:

Encouraged by exit poll results predicting a landslide victory for the Bharatiya Janata Party in the Lok Sabha elections, the Raipur unit of the ruling party has prepared 201 kilograms of laddus in 11 different varieties for their leaders and workers to celebrate their triumph.

7:00 AM IST:

Former Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has raised concerns about discrepancies in the details of the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs). Baghel alleged a mismatch between the EVM details provided in the Election Commission of India’s Randomisation Report and those recorded in Form 17C after polling concluded in his constituency.

6:42 AM IST:

BJP leader Uma Bharti said the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) will win around 450 Lok Sabha seat.

6:26 AM IST:

With just hours remaining before the vote counting begins for the Lok Sabha elections in the world's largest democracy, security measures have been significantly increased nationwide.