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General election results social media reactions: As NDA leads in over 300 seats, supporters cheer online

Lok Sabha Election 2019 Reactions LIVE Updates: We're keeping track of what's buzzing on social media as the election results trickle in from across the country.

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BJP supporters can’t keep calm online as trends indicate Modi Wave 2.0.

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.

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General election results social media reactions LIVE UPDATES: Also track our live blog on the northern states, southern states, eastern states and western statesWe 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. 

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.

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

At around 12 noon Raj got around 17,000 odd votes while his rivals P C Mohan and Rizwan Arshad gained more than 3.5 lakh votes each. Acknowledging his poor performance, the actor later tweeted that irrespective of the trolling and humiliation he would continue to stand his ground and fight for secular India. 
 
 

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.

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 PM Narendra Modi heads for a second term, his mother Heeraben Modi greets the media outside her residence in Gandhinagar.

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.

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.

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.

Netizens were thrilled with the lead.

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.

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!

As BJP is leading in many seats, its supporters are not just excited in the real world but also online. Many are sharing GIFs to show how they are celebrating 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.

When you have to go to office on elections result day.

Tracking election result is no joke and when it's a weekday, it's hard to balance work and watching TV.

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. 

The hare and tortoise tale never gets old. Do you agree?

As NDA is leaping forward, do you think it will be the classic case of the hare and the tortoise?

When everyone is enjoying the elections results, even for publicity

Game of Thrones may be over but the battle of the chair has just started and brands too are milking it for their 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? 

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. 



 






There is no scarcity of cricket analogies as well.

As NDA takes the lead, there is no dearth of wordplays online.

When waiting for 8 am seemed too long!

Whose Endgame will it be today?

Some continue to remain baffled by the Exit Polls.

Next time if something goes wrong, you know who to blame!

As it's results day, people can't keep calm!

General election results social media reactions LIVE UPDATES: The 17th Lok Sabha elections were held in seven phases from April 11 and the results will be declared on May 23. The first phase of elections covers the maximum number of states — 91 constituencies across 20 states. The second phase on April 18 will cover 97 constituencies across 13 states. The third phase is scheduled for April 23, covering 115 constituencies in 14 states, followed by 71 seats in nine states on April 29. In the fifth phase, 51 seats in seven states will vote on May 6. The sixth phase will take place in 59 seats in seven states on May 12 and the seventh in 59 seats across eight states on May 19.

The Lok Sabha election results will see Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s bid to retain power at the Centre. Congress president Rahul Gandhi will try and revive fortunes of his party which was reduced to 44 seats in the 2014 General Elections.

In 2014, the BJP bagged a majority of its own by winning a staggering 282 of the 543 seats in the Lok Sabha. The majority mark is 272. The Congress, on the contrary, fell to its lowest ebb as it was reduced to mere 44 seats. However, the recent victories in the Assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh provided momentum to the Congress while infusing a sense of uncertainty in the ruling BJP.