BJP wins 7 Assembly seats in Arunachal Pradesh

The ruling BJP in Arunachal Pradesh won seven Assembly seats and is leading in 11 constituencies, election officials said on Thursday. The Janata Dal United and an Independent candidate also won a seat each. Arunachal Pradesh Assembly has 60-seats, but elections were held for 57 seats as three BJP candidates had already won unopposed. Deputy […]

BJP and Apna Dal maintain lead over rivals in Uttar Pradesh

THE Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its ally Apna Dal (Sonelal) are leading in 61 of the 80 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh, according to Election Commission trends at 03.30 pm Indian standard time. Prime minister Narendra Modi is leading by a huge margin of over 400000 votes in Varanasi against Samajwadi Party candidate […]

Modi set to retain his Rajasthan fort

INDIAN prime minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is set to repeat its 2014 stellar performance in Rajasthan as the latest trends show the party leading in 24 of the 25 Lok Sabha seats in the state, with its ally the Rashtriya Loktantrik Party leading in the other seat. The Congress, which has a wafer-thin […]

Congress set for landslide win in Kerala as Sabarimala undercurrent drowns ruling Left

Congress led-UDF in Kerala appears to be heading for a landslide in the state by continuing its lead in 19 of the total 20 Lok Sabha seats with AICC President Rahul Gandhi leading by over 380,000 votes in Wayanad. With more than 90 percent votes counted in 17 constituencies, and over 80 percent in the […]

Celebrations galore as Modi wins historic general election

THE mood was upbeat at BJP headquarters in New Delhi shortly after it became evident that prime minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party was headed for a historic win. Although counting of votes for 2019 Lok Sabha election is underway, trends so far show the BJP leading with more than 330 seats. Party workers took […]

Bollywood celebrities congratulate Modi and his alliance

BOLLYWOOD celebrities including Asha Bhosle, Rajinikanth, Dharmendra and Ekta Kapoor have congratulated the ruling Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the Lok Sabha Polls result after current trends indicate a clean sweep for the party for a second consecutive term. This year, actors like Sunny Deol, Urmila Matondkar, Shatrughan Sinha and Prakash Raj among others […]

Rahul Gandhi faces backlash over election drubbing

Honest, intelligent and open to new ideas is how officials of India‘s main opposition Congress describe their leader, Rahul Gandhi, but the party’s election performance has been so poor he now risks losing even his family’s traditional seat. As vote-counting trends on Thursday (23) showed prime minister Narendra Modi’s ruling party winning 285 seats against just […]

Modi’s close ally, Amit Shah, helped craft winning election strategy

WITH India’s ruling Hindu nationalists headed for a stunning election victory on Thursday (23), prime minister Narendra Modi’s powerful right hand man, Amit Shah, could reap his reward as a potential home minister, an analyst and a party official said. Shah, who has long been Modi’s backroom strategist, helped run one of India’s most divisive […]

‘The real Game of Thrones!’: Social media abuzz with analogies for Lok Sabha polls

WATCHING the Modi wave sweep most of India in Lok Sabha election on Thursday (23), social media users were convinced counting day is the real season finale of Game of Thrones. As the ruling party, led by current prime minister Narendra Modi, is on its way to a landslide victory for a second consecutive time, […]

Pakistan media closely observes India election result

INDIA’S election results made headlines in Pakistan today (23), with the media keeping a close watch on the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP’s) electoral fortunes by providing comprehensive coverage of the initial trends and reactions. The results of India’s general elections are very significant for Pakistan as the formation of the next government in New […]