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BJP Lok Sabha Elections Results 2019 Celebrations HIGHLIGHTS: PM Modi dedicates win to people, says all are standing with India

BJP Lok Sabha Elections Results 2019 Celebrations HIGHLIGHTS: Home Minister Rajnath Singh has termed the "victory" "historic" and touted it as "the outcome of Modiji’s visionary leadership, Amit Shahji’s dynamism and the hard work of millions of BJP karyakartas on the ground".

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Narendra Modi and Amit Shah at BJP office in New Delhi on Thursday. (Express Photo: Praveen Khanna)

BJP Lok Sabha Elections Results 2019 Celebrations HIGHLIGHTS: The BJP-led NDA is heading for a second term, and probably with a bigger majority than 2014 as the party itself is leading in over 290 seats, show the latest trends from the Election Commission.

With Narendra Modi all set to take up the prime ministerial post for the second consecutive time, BJP leaders have started sending congratulatory messages. Home Minister Rajnath Singh has termed it “historic” and touted it as “the outcome of Modiji’s visionary leadership, Amit Shahji’s dynamism and the hard work of millions of BJP karyakartas on the ground”.

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Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan also congratulated his Indian counterpart for leading the ruling BJP to a historic win. “I congratulate Prime Minister Modi on the electoral victory of BJP and allies. Look forward to working with him for peace, progress, and prosperity in South Asia,” Khan tweeted.

Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari’s tweet also echoed emotions similar to that of Rajnath Singh. He congratulated the citizens of India and BJP party cadres and wrote, “This is India’s win. This is because of the successful leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Party chief Amit Shah that the party has created history.” Click here for the constituency-wise election results.

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Smriti Irani offers prayers at temple in Amethi

Smriti Irani offers prayers at temple in Amethi.

Today, there are only two castes in India — poor and other are those who want to help poor: Modi

Today, there are only two castes in India — the poor and the other are those who want to help the poor to come out of poverty, says Modi.

This is the biggest victory of democracy: PM Modi

Modi addresses party workers at BJP headquarters, New Delhi and says, "This is the biggest victory of democracy. I had sought mandate for New India, and people have filled this beggar's bowl."

This is a victory of Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas: Amit Shah at BJP headquarters, New Delhi

"BJP has achieved a historic win. For this historic win, I want to thank the 1.25 crore Indians. This is a victory of Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas. This is a victory of Narendra Modi's governance," says Amit Shah.

Look forward to working with him (Modi) for peace, progress, prosperity: Imran Khan

Pakistan PM Imran Khan congratulates PM Modi.

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina sends congratulatory message to PM Modi

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina sends congratulatory message to PM Modi.

Actor-turned-politicians BJP Sunny Deol meets supporters in Gurdaspur

Sunny Deol meets supporters in Gurdaspur.

Bihar BJP workers celebrate at party office in Patna

Bihar BJP workers celebrate at party office in Patna.

Karnataka BJP workers celebrate in Bengaluru party office

Karnataka BJP workers celebrate in Bengaluru party office.

BJP veteran L K Advani congratulates PM Modi

BJP veteran L K Advani congratulates Modi, says, "It's a wonderful feeling that in a country as large and diverse as India, electoral process has been so successfully completed."

Amit Shah arrives at party headquarters, welcomed by party workers

Amit Shah arrives at party headquarters, welcomed by party workers. 

It's time to welcome the new members of Lok Sabha: Sumitra Mahajan

It's time to welcome the new members of Lok Sabha: Sumitra Mahajan

Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan congratulates PM Modi on BJP's win

Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan calls up PM Modi, congratulates him on BJP's win.

Vijay Rupani thanks Gujarat for support

Vijay Rupani thanks Gujarat for support.

BJP workers celebrate with cut outs of Girish Bapat, the newly elected MP from Pune

BJP workers celebrate with cut outs of Girish Bapat, the newly elected MP from Pune

Nitin Gadkari says, "It is India's win."

Nitin Gadkari says, "It is India's win."

India wins again: PM Narendra Modi

India wins again: PM Narendra Modi

Sushma Swaraj thanks Narendra Modi for the "win"

Sushma Swaraj thanks Narendra Modi for the "win". She had this time withdrew from the poll race citing health issues and refused to fight from Vidisha seat in Madhya Pradesh which she used to represent.

Shah says the  "victory" is an answer to defamatory campaigns, personal attacks by Oppostion

Shah says the  "victory" is an answer to defamatory campaigns, personal attacks by Oppostion

Amit Shah says it is India's win

Amit Shah says it is India's win

Rajnath Singh thanks people of India for reposing faith in PM Narendra Modi's leadership

Rajnath Singh thanks people of India for reposing faith in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's leadership.

Rajnath Singh says "historic victory" outcome of "Modji's visionary leadership"

Rajnath Singh says "historic victory" outcome of "Modji's visionary leadership"

Rajnath Singh congratulates Narendra Modi over 'NDA's stupendous victory'

Rajnath Singh congratulates Narendra Modi over "NDA's stupendous victory"

The saffron party is heading for a sweep in Gujarat, Haryana, Delhi and has made inroads in West Bengal and Odisha. The numbers released by the EC indicate the party has also regained its lost ground in the three states — Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, where it had tasted defeat in the 2018 Assembly elections.

In Uttar Pradesh, the BJP is leading in 57 seats, BSP in 11 seats, Akhilesh Yadav’s Samajwadi Party in 8 seats while the Congress is ahead in 1 seat. PM Modi is leading with a massive margin in Varanasi, Sonia Gandhi is ahead with 11,174 votes. In his home turf Amethi, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi is facing a tough fight against BJP’s Smriti Irani. After initial trends put Rahul in the lead, Smriti has now raced ahead with a margin of over 3,000 votes.

In Madhya Pradesh, BJP is leading on 28 seats, while Congress on 1. On the other hand in Rajasthan, the saffron party is leading on 24 seats and Rashtriya Loktantrik Party (RLP) on 1 seat.  In Bihar, the JD(U) and the BJP are leading with 16 seats each, LJP 6 and RJD is trailing with 2 seats. In Chhattisgarh, the BJP is leading on 9 seats and Congress on 2.

The seven-phase polls were conducted between April 11 and May 19 in which around 67 per cent of the nearly 900 million eligible people exercised their franchise to elect 542 members of the Lok Sabha from a total of 8,049 contestants.