Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, J&K, HP, Uttarakhand Election Results 2019 Highlights: The BJP has mainatined its grip over North India, where it is leading in all seats in Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and Haryana. The Congress, meanwhile, has found solace in Punjab and is leading in eight of the 13 seats. In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the NDA had won 29 of the total 42 seats across these seven states riding on the “Modi wave”.
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According to early trends, Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA appears to be headed for a second term with the BJP leading in 279 seats. In Delhi, BJP is poised to win all seven seats. While Congress is hoping for some respite in Punjab, SAD candidates Sukhbir Singh Badal and Harsimrat Kaur Badal have won the Firozpur and Bhatinda seats. Meanwhile, the Aam Aadmi Party has opened its account in Sangrur from where Bhagwant Singh is expected to win. Uttarakhand will go to BJP, with the party leading in all five seats.
The BJP had swept all the seats in Delhi and Uttarakhand in the 2014 elections, while in J&K, which has been under President’s rule since December last year, it had won three seats riding on its strong presence in the Jammu region. The promise to revoke the special status of J&K and Article 35 A has been the cornerstone of BJP’s campaign this year.
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