Election 2019 Reactions LIVE Updates: After seven phases of polling stretched over a month, it’s time for the results of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. We’re tracking the elections live and plenty of people across the country are trying to guess the final result even as they trickle in. And there are plenty of reactions from people, experts, candidates and political leaders on social media as the results come in. We’re going to keep our finger on what’s buzzing across social media platforms through the day (and some part of the night) as the results come in.
As per the latest data from the Election Commission, the BJP is leading in 300 seats while the Congress is trailing far behind with 50.
Polling began on April 11 and the last phase of the seven phases was conducted on May 19. Over 8,000 candidates were in the fray for 542 seats (polling has to be held again in Vellore). This year saw the highest turnout: 67.11 per cent of the 90.99 crore eligible voters.
General election results social media reactions LIVE UPDATES: Also track our live blog on the northern states, southern states, eastern states and western states. We are also seeing how the markets are reacting to the results here.
Following PM Modi, BJP leaders remove Chowkidar from social media handles
Months after BJP ministers launched the Chowkidar campaign in response to Opposition's allegations, and added it as a prefix to all their social media handle, they removed it today after NDA emerged as a strong force.
Thanking people for their mandate Narendra Modi on Twitter he said that although he is removing it from his profile, it will be an integral part of him.
He removed the word from his handle and urged to do the same.
Now, the time has come to take the Chowkidar Spirit to the next level.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 23, 2019
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!
Following his lead, many prominent BJP leaders too removed the word from their social media handles.
Imran Khan joins other world leaders to congratulate Narendra Modi
As Narendra Modi is all set to return to power for the second time, wishes poured in from all over the world. And India's neighbour Pakistan too joined in to congratulate him. Taking to Twitter, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan wished PM Modi for the electoral victory of BJP and its allies.
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— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) May 23, 2019
BJP supporters celebrate on Howrah bridge, West Bengal. #ElectionResults2019
BJP managed to perform quite well in West Bengal by increasing its tally to 16 seats, according to figures released by the Election Commission at 4.45 pm. The ruling Trinamool Congress is leading in 25 seats.
World leaders congratulate Narendra Modi as he is all set to win again
As trends showed BJP-lead NDA leading in Lok Sabha Elections Results 2019, global leaders congratulated Narendra Modi online. As he is also leading by a huge margin in his constituency, Varanasi, wishes poured in from all corners.
From President of Cyprus to Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, all took Twitter to wish India's Prime Minister as his party is all set to win elections once again.
"Congratulations to PM @narendramodi on a strong mandate from the people of India. The government and the people of Afghanistan look forward to expanding cooperation between our two democracies in pursuit of regional cooperation, peace and prosperity for all of South Asia," Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani wrote on Twitter.
"I, on behalf of the people of Bhutan, offer heartiest congratulations to Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi @PMOIndia and his team on the election victory. As we look forward to working closely in years to come, we pray India achieves greater success under your leadership," Bhutan's PM Lotay Tshering wrote.
Trends show BJP set to sweep Lok Sabha elections with over 300 seats
As the trend shows BJP leading in over 310 seats, people are celebrating Modi Wave 2.0 online with #ModiAaGaya and #ModiPhirSe. With thousands of tweets, both the hashtags are trending on Twitter.
GOT-inspired memes trend on social media as saffron party stays ahead
Though Akhilesh Yadav and Mayawati moved past 23 years of animosity to work together and contest against Bharatiya Janata Party, however, according to the trends, they may fail to prevent the formation of the NDA government at the Centre.
Netizens troll actor Prakash Raj as he puts up a poor show at Bangalore Central constituency
Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu congratulates PM Narendra Modi for apparent election victory
The ongoing trends suggest a wave in favour of Narendra Modi which took the BJP beyond 200 just an hour after the counting began at 8 am. Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu took to Twitter to congratulate Modi on his "impressive victory" in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
मेरे दोस्त @narendramodi आपके प्रभावशाली चुनावी जीत पर हार्दिक बधाई! ये चुनावी नतीजे एक बार फिर दुनिया के सबसे बड़े लोकतंत्र में आपके नेतृत्व को साबित करते हैं। हम साथ मिलकर भारत और इज़राइल के बीच घनिष्ट मित्रता को मजबूत करना जारी रखेंगे । बहुत बढ़िया, मेरे दोस्त 🇮🇱🤝🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/4GhwNZ1otN— PM of Israel (@IsraeliPM) May 23, 2019
Babul Supriyo takes a funny jibe at Rahul Gandhi
"One piece of Humour for the Day : Opposition & Rahul Gandhi are alleging (& crying) that “Not only EVMs, even TV remotes have been hacked - whichever button we press, it shows a NDA victory!!” AB Batao," tweeted Babul Supriyo on Thursday.
After all the exit polls predicted NDA's victory by a huge margin, Opposition parties, leading with Congress rejected the predictions. So, the BJP's sitting MP from West Bengal's Asansol tweeted online poking fun at Congress chief.
Trends show BJP-led NDA set to sweep Lok Sabha polls with over 300 seats
As trends show BJP-led NDA may cross the 300 mark, people can't stop celebrating the feat online. Many are drawing parallels from the cricket world to express how they are feeling, praising Narendra Modi. From Chris Gayle to Virendra Sehwag, fans are celebrating Modi's return with memes.
BJP Ministers thank public and cheer for Narendra Modi online.
As NDA grows stronger in trends, BJP ministers are quite confident of their victory and have started tweeting congratulating PM Narendra Modi.
"The results which are swinging to one side by a huge margin speaks volumes of Shri @narendramodi ji's vision, reforms rolled out and effective implementation to ensure 'Sabka Saath 'Sabka Vikas'. #ElectionResults2019 #Verdict2019 #ModiAaRahaHai," Suresh Prabhu wrote on Twitter.
"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," Rajnath Singh wrote on Twitter. "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," the Home Minister added online.
Celebrating the huge lead, Vijay Goel tweeted, "Phir Ek Baar, 300 Paar #ModiAaRahaHai"
As trends indicate Modi wave 2.0, his mother greets media
As BJP-led NDA breaches 300 mark, supporters break into celebration online
As BJP takes a major lead in at least 300 seats, the supporters are going berserk online. With filmy memes and hilarious videos, they are not only cheering for NDA but also taking a jibe at the Oppostition.
Kaisa feel kar rahe?— Shalini Shukla (@Shalini__Shukla) May 23, 2019
Bjp Supporters : pic.twitter.com/ITlQGhMEjw
Here's why Sunny Leone is trending online
Sunny Leone is not fighting the Lok Sabha Elections 2019, yet it's her name that is trending on Twitter. Well, as we know Live coverage is not easy, in a popular English news channel when an anchor mentioned her name instead of Sunny Deol, vigilant Twitterati did not miss it. Soon instead of the BJP's Gurdaspur candidate, it was the name of the actress that started dominating online.
This probably might be the highlight of today. Over excited Arnab Goswami calls Sunny Deol as Sunny Leone. Hilarious! 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/20tnqWL3qA— Pooja Taparia (@poojataparia) May 23, 2019
Sushma Swaraj congratulates Narendra Modi
As counting indicate Modi wave 2.0, BJP ministers have already started celebrating online. Leading the list is Sushma Swaraj who congratulated PM Modi on his victory.
प्रधान मंत्री जी @narendramodi - भारतीय जनता पार्टी को इतनी बड़ी विजय दिलाने के लिए आपका बहुत बहुत अभिनन्दन. मैं देशवासियों के प्रति हृदय से कृज्ञता व्यक्त करती हूँ.— Chowkidar Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) May 23, 2019
Netizens were thrilled with the lead.
We want you as External affairs minister please !!!— Ramnath Shankar 🇮🇳 (@ramnathtweets) May 23, 2019
Congratulations!!! People have spoken. 💐— Jasmine Jani ❤️EF (@JaniJasmine) May 23, 2019
BJP candidates open with massive leads in Delhi
As BJP candidates open with massive leads in Delhi in the early trends and AAP is trailing in all seats, people can't stop taking a jibe at AAP with memes and jokes.
AAP even not get a single number in delhi! If they loose like this then their deposit will increase india GDP😀.#ElectionResults2019— sunny mishra (@sunnysmishra) May 23, 2019
The biggest event of the day is election result even at a wedding
You just can't miss tracking election result, right? See how people giant screens are set up to make sure wedding guests don't miss all the fun and excitement of counting.
BJP supporters' mood right now!
It's raining memes for Bollywood stars who are fighting in this election.
As BJP's Sunny Deol is leading in Gurdaspur and Congress' Urmila Matondkar is trailing behind in Mumbai North in early trends, Bollywood buffs are sharing their movie scenes of the stars.
Although Congress President Rahul Gandhi is leading in Wayanad, he is trailing in Amethi and people are sharing memes and GIFs to capture the mood.
Desi Twitterati are busy trolling the Opposition as NDA leads
As trends show NDA way ahead of other parties, Twitterati can't stop poking fun at opposition parties using memes.
Excitement is high among NRIs too
Being the biggest democratic elections, it's quite natural that the excitement and anticipation are not restricted within the boundaries of the country. Indians leaving aboard too can't keep calm.
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Shashi Tharoor says he's happy to hold on to a lead
After a close race during the last election, Congress's Shashi Tharoor is happy to be holding the lead well in advance.
Thiruvananthapuram vote-counting: Not getting excited about just 4% of the votes counted, but it's welcome news that I took the lead from the start & am holding on to it! #Election2019— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) May 23, 2019
When everyone is enjoying the elections results, even for publicity
With hilarious memes, people are enjoying battle of Amethi
As early trends show Rahul Gandhi trailing in Amethi and Smriti Irani is leading, people can't stop sharing popular memes.
Have you seen PM Narendra Modi as Super Mario?
With a dose of Kakad chai, see how Narendra Modi grows to tackle opponents in this fan-made video of the popular game.
Digvijaya Singh wishes fellow Congress candidates
Congress candidate from Bhopal Digvijaya Singh wishes all his fellow Congress candidates declaring that they will win. Too optimistic?
सभी कांग्रेस प्रत्याशियों को हार्दिक शुभकामनाएँ। जीत हमारी ही होगी। नर्मदे हर।— digvijaya singh (@digvijaya_28) May 23, 2019
What's trending on Twitter right now (and why Ravi Kishan is trending)
All trends on Twitter are broadly about the election results. But there's one standout trend: Ravi Kishan
The Bhojpuri actor, who's the BJP's candidate from Gorakhpur, started trending after performing a puja before counting began. He also claimed he would enjoy a 'historic victory'. Also tells you how closely people are watching the Gorakhpur result that was earlier held by the current Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
Actor Ravi Kishan, who is fighting on Gorakhpur Lok Sabha seat, offers prayers as #ElectionResults2019 will be announced today; counting of votes for #LokSabhaElections2019 to begin at 8 am. pic.twitter.com/b1d38nuq02
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) May 23, 2019
There is no scarcity of cricket analogies as well.
I wanted Ravi Shastri to be anchoring one of the news channels covering #ElectionResults2019— Gabbbar (@GabbbarSingh) May 23, 2019
"It doesn't get bigger than this"
"It's a Pressure cooker situation in Tamil Nadu"
"Kasa kaaye Mumbaaai"
"In the end Democracy is the winner"
Pitch is hard little bouncy and bit of green, News from the ground is India 🇮🇳 won the toss and #EVM choose to bat first 😉, The match is about to start its New India vs India, #NYAY vs #Development, #Modi vs #MahaGathbandhan #LokSabhaElections2019 #Results2019 #IndiaElects pic.twitter.com/m9KDr24yV9— Sahitya Sharad Shikre Nayak (@sahityashikre) May 23, 2019