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MP, UP, Bihar, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand Election Results 2019 Highlights: BJP wins Hindi heartland states

MP, UP, Bihar, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand Lok Sabha Election Results 2019 Highlights: In Bihar, BJP's Chhedi Paswan defeated Congress candidate and former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar in Sasaram. On the other hand, the JD(U) won the Sitamarhi seat while LJP's Chirag Paswan retained Jamui seat.

Written by Shreyasi Jha , Nishant Shekhar | Bhopal, Jaipur, Lucknow, New Delhi, Patna | Updated: May 24, 2019 10:12:52 am
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MP, UP, Bihar, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand Election Results 2019 Highlights: The BJP-led NDA has made massive gains in the Hindi heartland states of Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, and Jharkhand.

In Madhya Pradesh, BJP is likely to win 28 seats out of 29 seats, while Congress can bag one. BJP’s Sadhvi Pragya Thakur has won from Bhopal defeating former chief minister Digvijaya Singh. In another surprising result, Congress’ Jyotiraditya Scindia has lost to BJP’s KP Yadav from Guna.

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In Bihar’s Begusarai, BJP leader Giriraj Singh defeated CPI’s Kanhaiya Kumar while Bihar BJP state president Nityanand Rai defeated RLSP chief Upendra Kushwaha in Ujiyarpur. BJP candidate Gopal Jee Thakur defeated RJD nominee Abdul Bari Siddiqui from Darbhanga seat by a margin of over 2.67 lakh votes. In Patna Sahib, Ravi Shankar Prasad defeated Congress’ Shatrughan Sinha.

Also, BJP’s Chhedi Paswan defeated Congress candidate and former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar in Sasaram. On the other hand, the JD(U) won the Sitamarhi seat while LJP’s Chirag Paswan retained Jamui seat. The full result has not been declared yet but the JD(U) and the BJP are leading with 16 seats each, LJP 6 and RJD is trailing with 2 seats in the state.

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. However, Congress president Rahul Gandhi is railing behind Smriti Irani in Amethi.

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On the other hand in Rajasthan, the saffron party is leading on 24 seats and Rashtriya Loktantrik Party (RLP) on 1 seat.  In Chhattisgarh, the BJP is leading on 9 seats and Congress on 2.

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04:05 (IST)24 May 2019
Saffron wave drowns Cong's gains in Rajasthan

The BJP made a clean sweep in Rajasthan again with the party bagging all 25 seats along with its ally RLP in Lok Sabha election results declared Thursday, barely five months after it lost to the Congress in the assembly polls. It was a loss of face for Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot whose son Vaibhav Gehlot was defeated in Jodhpur by BJP's Gajendra Singh Shekhawat by a margin of 2,74,440 votes. Four Union ministers of state-Rajyavardhan Rathore (Jaipur rural), Arjun Ram Meghwal (Bikaner), Gajendra Singh Shekhawat (Jodhpur) and PP Chaudhary (Pali)-were among the victorious candidates. Diya Kumari, a former BJP MLA and member of erstwhile royal family of Jaipur, won from Rajsamand while Dushyant Singh, son of former chief minister Vasundhara Raje , was elected to Lok Sabha for fourth consecutive time from Jhalwar-Baran seat. The Congress' hopes of better performance in the border state were dashed and it failed to open its account as the saffron party's vote share jumped to 58.5 per cent.

03:31 (IST)24 May 2019
BJP's Smriti Irani unseats Rahul from Amethi bastion

BJP candidate Smriti Irani defeated Congress president Rahul Gandhi from his bastion of Amethi by a margin of over 55,000 votes, in a major setback for the grand old party. According to the Election Commission website, Irani polled 4,68,514 votes while Gandhi secured 4,13,394 votes. The victory margin for Irani is 55,120 votes. In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Gandhi had defeated Irani by 1,07,903 votes.

01:13 (IST)24 May 2019
Bihar leads tally for NOTA votes

Bihar was leading the tally of voters opting for the None of The Above (NOTA) option while exercising their franchise in the 17th Lok Sabha polls. As per election commission data at midnight, the NOTA vote share stood at about 2 per cent of the total votes polled in the state, where results of almost all the 40 seats had been declared. In the states of UP, Gujarat and West Bengal, 0.84 per cent, 1.38 per cent, 0.96 per cent votes were cast in favour of NOTA. The counting was still on for a few seats in each of these states. NOTA, which was introduced in India following a 2013 Supreme Court directive, allows voters to express their dissent by pressing a button saying none of the contestants are worthy of their vote.

00:50 (IST)24 May 2019
Akhilesh Yadav wins Azamgarh seat

Samajwadi Party supremo Akhilesh Yadav has won from the Azamgarh seat, defeating Bhojpuri star and BJP candidate Dinesh Lal Yadav Nirahua by over 2.59 lakh votes. Yadav has won by a margin of 2,59,874 votes by nearest rival Nirahua. While the SP chief got 6,21578 votes, Nirahua received 3,61,704 votes. In 2014, the seat was won by SP founder Mulayam Singh Yadav.

00:31 (IST)24 May 2019
Hema Malini retains Mathura seat

BJP's Hema Malini retained the Mathura Lok Sabha seat by defeating RLD candidate Kunwar Narendra Singh. Hema Malini defeated Singh by a margin of 2,93,471 votes, the Election Commission's website said. While the actor-turned-politician 6,71,293 votes, Singh, her nearest rival, received 3,77,822 votes, it said. Congress candidate Mahesh Pathak got 28,084 votes.

23:10 (IST)23 May 2019
Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh retains Purvi Champaran

Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Thursday retained the Purvi Champaran Lok Sabha seat in Bihar for the BJP, defeating his nearest RLSP rival Akash Prasad Singh by a margin of nearly three lakh votes. The 69-year-old member of the Narendra Modi Cabinet polled 5.78 lakh votes in the constituency, where the total number of valid votes stood at 9.77 lakh. His rival, son of senior Congress leader Akhilesh Prasad Singh, who had defeated the BJP incumbent in 2004 fighting on an RJD ticket, polled only 1.02 lakh votes. Upon filing his nomination papers, the minister had made an emotional appeal to the voters of his constituency, stating that it was his "last election".

21:33 (IST)23 May 2019
JD(U) wins Bhagalpur, Gopalganj (SC); LJP retains Khagaria

JD (U) wrested Bhagalpur seat from arch rival  RJD with Ajay Mandal defeating sitting MP Shailesh Kumar alias Bulo Mandal by a margin of 2.66 lakh votes. Bulo Mandal had won the seat five years ago by defeating sitting BJP MP Syed Shahnawaz Hussain. JD(U)s Alok Kumar Suman bagged the reserved Gopalganj seat defeating Surendra Ram of the RJD. The seat was held by BJPs Janak Ram who did not enter the fray this time in favor of the alliance partner. Sitting LJP MP Mehboob Ali Kaiser retained his seat defeating Mukesh Sahni, founding president of Vikassheel Insaan Party which was expected to galvanize Nishad voters for the Mahagathbandhan. Sahni lost to Kaiser, a former president of the state unit of the Congress, by a comprehensive margin of 2.45 lakh votes.

21:28 (IST)23 May 2019
Madhya Pradesh BJP president retains his seat

Madhya Pradesh BJP president Rakesh Singh retained his Jabalpur Lok Sabha seat by defeating Congress nominee Vivek
Krishna Tankha by a margin of 4,54,744 votes. The BJP also retained Khandwa, where its sitting MP Nandkumar Singh Chauhan trounced former Union minister Arun Yadav of the Congress by a margin of 2,73,343 votes. The Dewas (SC) seat also went the BJP way. Its candidate Mahendra Singh Solanki, a former judge, defeated Congress nominee Prahlad Tipaniya, a popular folk singer, by a margin of 3,72,249 votes in the reserved seat.

21:12 (IST)23 May 2019
Rajnath wins from Lucknow

Home Minister Rajnath Singh has retained the Lucknow seat by defeating his nearest rival Poonam Sinha by over 3.4 lakh votes. While Rajnath got 6,33,026 votes, Sinha got 2,85,724 votes. Congress candidate Pramod Krishnam got 1,80,011 votes only. 

21:08 (IST)23 May 2019
Bihar Lok Sabha elections 2019 results: Ramvilas Paswan's brother wins Samastipur seat

At Samastipur, LJP president Ramvilas Paswan's younger brother Ramchandra Paswan retained his seat defeating Ashok Kumar of the Congress by over 1.5 lakh votes.

Paswan had won the reserved seat five years ago when he had beaten Kumar by a much smaller margin of about 10,000 votes.

20:58 (IST)23 May 2019
UP election results: Congress' Tariq Anwar loses Katihar

Former Union minister and senior Congress leader Tariq Anwar Thursday lost his Katihar Lok Sabha seat to JD(U)'s Dulal Chandra Goswami by a margin of about 57,000 votes. 

In Samastipur Lok Sabha seat, Lok Janshakti Party candidate Ramchandra Paswan defeated Ashok Kumar of the Congress by over 1.5 lakh votes.

At Araria, BJP's Pradeep Kumar Singh trounced RJD's Sarfaraz Alam.

20:58 (IST)23 May 2019
UP election results: Congress' Tariq Anwar loses Katihar

Former Union minister and senior Congress leader Tariq Anwar Thursday lost his Katihar Lok Sabha seat to JD(U)'s Dulal Chandra Goswami by a margin of about 57,000 votes. 

In Samastipur Lok Sabha seat, Lok Janshakti Party candidate Ramchandra Paswan defeated Ashok Kumar of the Congress by over 1.5 lakh votes.

At Araria, BJP's Pradeep Kumar Singh trounced RJD's Sarfaraz Alam.

20:57 (IST)23 May 2019
Varun Gandhi wins from Pilibhit

BJP leader Varun Gandhi wins from Pilibhit seat defeating his nearest rival SP candidate Hemraj Verma by margin of 2,55,627 votes.

20:56 (IST)23 May 2019
Jayant Sinha wins from Hazaribagh

Union minister and BJP candidate Jayant Sinha was re-elected from the Hazaribagh seat in Jharkhand by a margin of 4,78,209 on Thursday. The minister of state for civil aviation defeated Congress's Gopal Prasad Sahu, officials said. While Sinha polled 7,27,195 votes, Sahu got 2,48,986 votes. 

19:17 (IST)23 May 2019
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19:12 (IST)23 May 2019
Watch | Smriti Irani Wins At Rahul Gandhi's Stronghold, Amethi

19:10 (IST)23 May 2019
‘Janta malik hai’: Rahul Gandhi concedes defeat, says will respect people’s mandate

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP for its resounding victory in the Lok Sabha elections after results projected a humiliating defeat for the Congress, the second time in a row. Addressing the media, Gandhi said, “the janta (public) is the master and the master has made its decision.” Read More

18:39 (IST)23 May 2019
I accept people's mandate: Digvijaya Singh after loss to Sadhvi Pragya
18:22 (IST)23 May 2019
How Mayawati’s BSP performed in Uttar Pradesh

The Mayawati-led Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) is ahead in 12 seats of the 80-seat Uttar Pradesh Lok Sabha constituency. Its ally Samajwadi Party is leading on six seats. The SP-BSP-RLD alliance, which was expected to pose a stiff challenge to the BJP, is trailing on a majority of seats. SP had contested on 37 seats while the BSP had fought on 38. Read More

17:40 (IST)23 May 2019
Congress’ Jyotiraditya Scindia loses from Guna

The exit polls on May 19 predicted a clear majority for the BJP-led NDA. Seven separate exit polls estimated that the NDA government would return to power after a bitterly fought elections, with an overall tally ranging from 287-365 seats in the 543-member Lok Sabha. However, only two surveys predicted that the BJP, which won 282 seats in the 2014 elections, would claim a majority on its own this time. India Today-Axis-MyIndia forecast 286 seats for the party while News18-IPSOS estimated that it would win 276. Most of the polls suggested that the Congress, which had registered its worst performance in 2014 with 44 seats, would fall below the 100 mark, with News18-IPSOS projecting only 46 seats for the party.

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In UP, with 80 seats, most polls predicted that the SP-BSP gathbandhan could bring down the BJP’s all-time-high tally of 72 to less than 50. Here, the polls show, the BJP is expected to win anywhere between 22 and 65 seats. In Bihar, the BJP-led NDA alliance is up against a coalition of opposition parties. Most pollsters think the coalition of BJP, Janata Dal (United) and the Lok Janshakti Party will win 30 or more seats out of the 40 seats in the state.  In Jharkhand also, the exit polls had predicted NDA's gain with 9 seats and 5 seats for Congress+JMM.

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In Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, where the Congress won the assembly elections six months ago, the polls indicate that the party has not able to retain its ground. They also signal a difference in voting pattern between the assembly polls and the Parliamentary elections.