New Delhi, May 24: The Bharatiya Janata Party attained full majority winning 295 seats in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. The BJP also has a significant lead on more nine seats. Although, the Congress party improved its tally to 52, it scored nil in 18 states and union territories in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) emerged as the third largest party in the lower house bagging 23 out of 39 seats in Tamil Nadu.
The counting of votes polled in the Lok Sabha elections is underway across the country, which voted for 542 seats in seven-phases, beginning April 11 and ending on May 19. In all, the result has been declared for 520 seats so far. The Trinamool Congress (TMC) bagged 22 seats in West Bengal. Jaganmohan Reddy's YSR Congress Party has won 21 seats in Andhra Pradesh, while is leading on one more seat. Biju Janata Dal (BJD) won four seats and is leading on 8 seats in Odisha. Modi Factor And More, Here's What Worked For BJP in Lok Sabha Elections 2019.
Nitish Kumar's Janata Dal (United) won 15 Lok Sabha seats in Bihar. Shiv Sena in Maharashtra bagged 18 seats. K Chandrasekhar Rao's Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) emerged victorious on 9 seats in Telangana. In Uttar Pradesh, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) won nine seats, while its ally the Samajwadi Party (SP) got 5. Indian Union Muslim League won on 3 seats in Kerala. Asaduddin Owaisi's AIMIM won two seats. Lok Sabha Election Results 2019: Five Reasons Behind Congress' Crushing Defeat at Hands of PM Modi-Led BJP.
Flush with a clear victory in the Lok Sabha elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday sought to brush aside the bitterness of the poll campaign, saying "who said what during the campaign is past for me", and that "we have to look to the future." "The people have filled the bag of this ascetic. I bow my head to 130 crore people of the country," he said, adding he will take his critics along with humility as the Constitution is supreme.
Addressing the victory celebrations at the party headquarters here, he said the mandate won by the BJP-led coalition was the biggest development in the democratic world and reflected the strength of democracy. "With bigger mandate comes greater responsibility...I will not do anything with ill-intention and will do nothing for myself," PM Modi said.