South India Lok Sabha Election Results 2019 Highlights: If exit polls are to be believed, regional parties in these states are set to maintain dominance in the south.
South India election results 2019 Highlights: Trends are in from the southern states; the DMK appears to be sweeping Tamil Nadu, while the Congress-led UDF may be headed for a landslide victory in Kerala. In Karnataka, the BJP is surging ahead, while in Telangana, TRS is leading in 9 seats and the BJP in four. In Andhra Pradesh, the YSRC Party is up in 24 seats of the state’s 25 seats.
As the Lok Sabha election results are announced we take a closer look at what’s happening in the southern five states and one Union Territory. These six combined send 130, or nearly one-fourth the number of MPs to the 543-member Lok Sabha.
South India Election Results Highlights: A security person walks past the boxes containing election material at a counting hall (PTI Photo: Kamal Kishore)
South India Lok Sabha Election Results 2019 Highlights:
After a high-voltage campaign by Kerala’s leading political fronts — the CPM-led Left Democratic Front (LDF), Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) and the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) — the state voted on April 23, 2019 and recorded a turnout of 77.68 per cent. Exit polls have predicted that the Congress-led coalition would win big with up to 16 of the 20 Lok Sabha seats, and the LDF would get between four and eight seats. The UDF and LFD won 12 and eight seats respectively in the 2014 election. The BJP, which did not win a single seat in 2014, may open its account this time around.
In Tamil Nadu, a state that send 39 MPs to the Lok Sabha, the DMK is predicted to win anywhere between 25 to 35 seats. The AIADMK, which won 37 seats in the 2014 election, has been projected to win lesser seats. The state voted on April 18, 2019 and recorded a turnout of nearly 72 per cent.
In Telangana, Chandrababu Naidu’s TRS is projected to make a sweeping return. In Andhra, the fight seems to be between N Chandrababu Naidu’s TDP and the YSRCP. Both states voted on April 11, 2019. Telangana recorded a turnout of 62.7 per cent, and Andhra 78.1 per cent.
In Karnataka, which recorded a 68.55 per cent voter turnout, the BJP is projected to win 21 of the 28 seats. Differences between the JD(S) and the Congress, which cobbled up an alliance to form a coalition in the state, may have helped the BJP gain some ground.