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Election Results 2024 highlights: Nitish Kumar to attend NDA meeting in Delhi on Wednesday

Lok Sabha Election Results News: ECI data showed that the BJP-led NDA had established a lead on 290 seats. And the INDIA bloc had put up a brave fight with a lead on 228 seats

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar (Photo: PTI)

General Election Results 2024 news: Nitish Kumar to attend NDA meeting in Delhi on Wednesday, according to media reports.

The people have affirmed their faith in the BJP and the NDA, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said as NDA won a historic third term. "We are very grateful to the people. The people have reaffirmed their faith in the BJP and the NDA. Today's victory is the victory of the world's biggest democracy, a victory of faith in the country's Constitution, a victory of the 'Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikas' mantra, and a victory of 140 crore Indians," he said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the nation from the front, said BJP chief JP Nadda. "Be it leading the country or saving it from a crisis, PM Modi has always led from the front. I thank and congratulate all NDA partners and BJP workers who worked hard for months for this victory. I thank our crores of citizens who affirmed faith in the leadership of PM Modi and blessed the BJP and the NDA. The country took a new turn in politics after 2014. A strong government under PM Modi was formed after 2014. The government got the people's blessings again in 2019. And whatever challenges came, we are again seeing PM's policies get blessings," he said. BJP chief JP Nadda also lauded the party's Kerala win. "We have opened our account in Kerala, where we were nowhere. Now the NDA has a presence in Kerala. Our vote shares have gone up in states. A historic thing happened in 2014 when a poor woman's son became the PM. He understood the pain of poverty and knew what is needed to lead the poor," he said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi reaches BJP headquarters in Delhi with party chief JP Nadda. He will address the nation shortly.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi called the mandate "a historic feat". "People have placed their faith in NDA, for a third consecutive time! This is a historic feat in India’s history. I bow to the janata janardan for this affection and assure them that we will continue the good work done in the last decade to keep fulfilling the aspirations of people. I also salute all our karyakartas for their hard work. Words will never do justice to their exceptional efforts," he wrote on X. PM Modi will address BJP workers at 8 PM today. 

The BJP-led NDA is leading on over 290 seats, while the INDIA bloc is currently leading on around 230 seats in the Election Results 2024. BJP alone is currently leading on 240 seats.

Former Jammu and Kashmir CM Omar Abdullah conceded defeat in Baramulla, and BJP's Rajeev Chandrasekhar trailing Congress' Shashi Tharoor in Thiruvananthapuram by 11,2821 votes.  Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav is leading with a margin of over 61,351  votes in Kannauj against BJP candidate Subrat Pathak. Akhilesh Yadav's wife Dimple Yadav is also leading by a margin of 68,261 votes against BJP's Jaiveer Singh. Ex-WFI chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh's son Karan leads in UP's Kaiserganj. The saffron party is ahead in all seven Lok Sabha seats in Delhi, latest trends indicate. It's candidate Praveen Khandelwal was initially trailing Congress' Jai Prakash Agarwal in the Chandni Chowk constituency but has now surged ahead by 27,041 votes.

Most exit polls had showed the NDA crossing the 350- mark with ease. ABP-CVoter has predicted 368 seats for the BJP-led NDA, with the INDIA bloc picking up 167. India Today-Axis My India & News24-Today's Chanakya are expecting a whopping 361 to 401 seats. Meanwhile, the opposition INDIA bloc is projected to secure around 145 seats. TV9 Bharatvarsh also gave the NDA a solid 342 seats to the NDA, with 166 for the opposition. The BJP's campaign was led by PM Modi and held over 200 public meetings, rallies and roadshows across the country. On the other end, the INDIA's bloc campaign featured joint rallies by Opposition leaders. 

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After six decades, voters have scripted history: PM Modi

The Constitution is our guiding light, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said. "The NDA government will work together with all state governments. We don't have time to stop. After six decades, voters have scripted history. The NDA got a chance to serve the country for the third time," he said.

Read PM's address here
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Nitish Kumar to attend NDA meeting in Delhi on Wednesday: Reports

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INDIA bloc leaders to meet tomorrow evening to discuss the future course of action

Shiv Sena (UBT) president Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday pushed for staking a claim to form the next government at the Centre and said the opposition alliance's leaders will meet on Wednesday in New Delhi to decide on the Prime Minister's face. Addressing a news conference here after results and trends showed the BJP will miss the simple majority mark of 272 seats, Thackeray said leaders of the Congress and other parties are holding talks with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Telegu Desam Party (TDP) head Chandrababu Naidu to explore the possibility of their entry into the bloc.
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The Constitution is our guiding light, PM Modi said

The Constitution is our guiding light, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said. "The NDA government will work together with all state governments. We don't have time to stop. After six decades, voters have scripted history. The NDA got a chance to serve the country for the third time," he said.
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Modi mocks Congress saying the party was wiped out in Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh

"This is the first time after 1962 that a government after completing two terms has returned to power for the third consecutive time. The NDA has also swept the states - Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh - where Assembly elections were held. The Congress has been wiped out in these states. The BJP for the first time will form the government in Odisha. It has also performed exceptionally in Lok Sabha polls in Odisha," said PM Modi at BJP headquarters in Delhi.
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PM Modi thanks Nitish, Naidu in victory speech; Kharge hints at ‘new partners’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi kept Nitish Kumar and Chandrababu Naidu in his speeches. 
 
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'My first election after her death,' PM remembers mother in victory speech

Prime Minister Narendra Modi remembered his mother. "The blessing that NDA got for the third time, I bow before the public. This was my first election since my mother's death. But the crores of mothers, sisters, and daughters did not let me miss her. In the country's history, a record number of women voted. I can't express in words how I feel," he said.
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PM lists his government's achievements in last two terms

In his victory speech, PM Modi listed his government's achievements in the last 10 years. "In the last 10 years, the country made a lot of important decisions. We ran the world's biggest welfare policies. Twelve crore people got tap water connections for the first time 70 years after Independence. Four crore people got pucca houses, 80 crore beneficiaries got free ration, crores got free treatment up to Rs 5 lakh, Article 370 was removed, and GST, IPC, and banking reforms were brought in," he said.
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The opposition together could not win even seats that BJP won on its own: PM Modi mock INDIA bloc

Taking a dig at the INDIA block, Modi said, "The opposition together could not win even seats that BJP won on its own."
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This is the first time BJP will have a CM in Mahaprabhu's land: PM Modi

'This is the first time BJP will have a CM in Mahaprabhu's land,' PM Modi said while speaking at BJP headquarters.
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PM lauds BJP's showing in Kerala, Odisha

PM lauded the BJP's showing in Odisha and Kerala. "This is the first time the BJP will have a Chief Minister in the land of Lord Jagannath. The BJP has won a seat in Kerala too. Our Kerala workers have made a lot of sacrifices but kept serving the public. The moment they waited for generations is here. In Telangana, our numbers have doubled. In Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Uttarakhand, Himachal, and other states, our party almost made a clean sweep," he said.
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PM congratulates Election Commission's efforts behind polls

Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded the efforts of the Election Commission in conducting this mammoth electoral exercise. "I congratulate the EC for holding the world's largest election. Nearly 100 crore voters, 11 lakh polling stations, 1.5 crore poll workers, and 55 lakh EVMs were used. Everyone did their job in this intense heat. Every Indian is proud of the country's election process and its credibility. I tell the influencers and opinion makers that in India's democracy, this is the efficiency of the election process," he said.
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I assure the voters that the Centre is committed to their development: PM Modi

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This is a victory of 'Sabka saath, sabka vikas', says PM Modi

"NDA secured resounding vistory in Assembly polls too," says PM Modi.
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'People reaffirmed faith in BJP, NDA,' says PM Modi

The people have affirmed their faith in the BJP and the NDA, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said as NDA won a historic third term. "We are very grateful to the people. The people have reaffirmed their faith in the BJP and the NDA. Today's victory is the victory of the world's biggest democracy, a victory of faith in the country's Constitution, a victory of the 'Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikas' mantra, and a victory of 140 crore Indians," he said.

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First Published: Jun 04 2024 | 9:58 AM IST

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