Counting of votes for the seven-phase Lok Sabha elections began on Thursday morning across the country. The fate of as many as 8,040 candidates will be decided today when the counting of votes polled for the 17th Lok Sabha elections is done. Around 90 crore voters were eligible to vote in this Lok Sabha polls which were held in seven phases from April 11 to May 19. As many as 13 crore of them were first-time voters.

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Here are the live updates of Lok Sabha Elections 2019:

PM Modi addressed party workers after thumping victory

Delhi: Union Ministers Rajnath Singh, Sushma Swaraj, JP Nadda, Thawar Chand Gehlot and former MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan greet people at BJP Headquarters.

Congress’ Manish Tewari wins from Anandpur Sahib, SAD’S Sukhbir Singh Badal wins from Firozpur, Congress’ Ravneet Singh Bittu wins from Ludhiana and Congress’ Preneet Kaur wins from Patiala.

BJP candidate from Gorakhpur, Ravi Kishan, wins by 3,01,664 votes. Says, “This is a victory of the truth.”

AIMIM Chief Asaduddin Owaisi: Election Commission must show their independence, I believe VVPATs should be 100% (100 per cent matching of VVPAT slips with the Voting Machines). EVM ki rigging nahi hui hai, Hindu mind ki rigging ho chuki hai.

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari’s Nagpur-Delhi flight diverted to Lucknow due to bad weather.

Australian PM, Israeli PM, French President, Maldives President, Sri Lankan PM, Mauritius PM called PM Narendra Modi to congratulate him. This comes after written congratulatory messages were sent earlier.

Reports of Congress President Rahul Gandhi offering resignation are incorrect, says Randeep Singh Surjewala. When asked on fixing responsibility for loss, Rahul Gandhi said, “This is between my party and I. Between me and the Congress CWC.”

Bhopal: BJP’s candidate Pragya Thakur and Congress candidate Digvijaya Singh at the counting center.

Karnataka: A Cabinet Ministers’ meeting has been called by CM HD Kumaraswamy tomorrow at 12 pm, a JD(S) legislature party meeting has also been called at 4 pm tomorrow in Bengaluru.

Congress General Secretary for UP east, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra: We accept people’s verdict and congratulate PM Modi and BJP workers.


Congress President Rahul Gandhi: I had said that during the campaign ‘janta maalik hai’ and today people have clearly given their decision. I congratulate the PM and BJP.

China’s Xi Jinping congratulates Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

BJP’s Smriti Irani leading over Rahul Gandhi with 11226 votes from Amethi.

JP’s Ravi Shankar Prasad leading over Congress’s Shatrughan Sinha from Patna Sahib (Bihar) with a margin of 144249 votes.

TMC Candidate from Asansol, Moon Moon Sen reacts on present trends,she is trailing BJP candidate Babul Supriyo by over 65,000 votes.

O Abdullah: If we presented rural distress,unemployment,economic slowdown properly. If we should’ve questioned Pulwama instead of Balakot. They say ‘Once horse has bolted what’s the point of closing stable door?’.If horse comes in hand after 5 yrs, fine, else it’ll go ahead

Omar Abdullah, NC: Who can say what would’ve happened if Balakot had not happened. But it is the truth that post-Balakot opposition lost most of its steam. There are many issues we can discuss on. If ‘Chowkidar chor hai’ was a right slogan, if it was right to focus on Rafale

Maharashtra: All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen leader Imtiyaz Jaleel leading from Aurangabad by over 35,000 votes


Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu congratulates Prime Minister #NarendraModi, says, “will continue to strengthen our friendship between India and Israel”.

Ummareddy Venkateswarlu, YSRCP: YS Jaganmohan Reddy to take oath as Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister on May 30

Maharashtra: Celebrations outside BJP office in Mumbai.

Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Ranil Wickremesinghe tweets, “Congratulations to #NarendraModi on a magnificent victory! We look forward to working closely with you.”

Union Minister and BJP leader Babul Supriyo leading from Asansol, BJP’s Arjun Singh leading from Barrackpore and TMC’s Mimi Chakraborty leading from Jadavpur

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu is likely to tender his resignation later today

Andhra Pradesh assembly election trends: YSRCP leading on 149 seats, TDP leading on 25 seats and Janasena Party leading on 1 seat

Maharashtra: Former Home Minister & Congress leader Sushil Kumar Shinde trailing from Solapur, NCP’s Supriya Sule leading from Baramati.

BJP Parliamentary board meeting to be held later today. PM Modi to meet BJP workers at party office at 5.30 pm today

Bharatiya Janata Party supporters in Australia’s Sydney and Melbourne celebrate as trends show party leading on 292 seats.

Sudhanshu Trivedi, BJP: This is the first election for a generation that opened its eyes in the 21st century, the millennium generation has voted & given a millennium mandate. I think we should wait for final results, the indications are now gradually settling down to same thing.

BJP Bhopal candidate Pragya Singh Thakur on trends showing she is leading: Nischit meri vijay hogi, meri vijay mein dharm ki vijay hogi, adharm ka naash hoga. Mein Bhopal ki janta ka aabhaar deti hun.

BJP leader Dr Sambit Patra leading by over 700 votes from Odisha’s Puri Lok Sabha Constituency.

Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia trailing from Guna in Madhya Pradesh

Gujarat: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mother Heeraben Modi greets the media outside her residence in Gandhinagar.

Congress’s Manish Tewari leading from Anandpur Sahib, SAD’s Harsimrat Kaur Badal leading from Bhatinda and Aam Aadmi Party’s Bhagwant Mann leading from Sangrur

Celebrations outside DMK headquarters in Chennai; According to Official EC trends, DMK is leading on 22 seats

Security heightened outside BJP headquarters in Delhi; According to Official trends, BJP is leading on 295 seats.

BJP’s Smriti Irani leading with over 4300 votes from Amethi

BJP President Amit Shah leading by over 125000 votes from Gujarat’s Gandhinagar

J&K: National Conference leading from Anantnag, Mehbooba Mufti at third place currently

BJP-Shiv Sena leading on all six seats of Mumbai

Independent candidate Sumanlatha Ambareesh leading by over 1200 votes from Mandya over Karnataka CM & JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy’s son Nikhil Kumaraswamy.

PM Narendra Modi leading by over 20,000 votes from UP’s Varanasi, BJP President Amit Shah leading by over 50,000 votes from Gujarat’s Gandhinagar

Andhra Pradesh assembly elections trends: YSRCP leading on 35 seats, Telugu Desam Party leading on 6 seats, total 175 constituencies

Jammu and Kashmir: Dr.Farooq Abdullah leading from Srinagar, Union Minister Dr.Jitendra Singh leading from Udhampur

BJP’s Ravi Shankar Prasad leading over Congress’s Shatrughan Sinha from Patna Sahib

According to EC official trends, BJP leading on Chandni Chowk, North West Delhi, South Delhi and West Delhi parliamentary seats out of 7 seats

West Bengal: TMC’s Abhishek Banerjee leading from Diamond Harbour

BJP candidate and Union Minister Maneka Gandhi trailing from Sultanpur, Sonia Gandhi leading from Rae Bareli. Varun Gandhi leading from Pilibhit

Congress leading from Puducherry. DMK leading from Dindigul and Cuddalore in Tamil Nadu

Karnataka: BJP’s Tejasvi Surya leading from Bengaluru South and Congress leader Mallikarjun Khadge trailing from Gulbarga. (file pics)

Sensex up by more than 600 points as early trends show a return to power of NDA Government

BJP leader Giriraj Singh leading from Bihar’s Begusarai over CPI’s Kanhaiya Kumar

Official EC trends: BJP leading on 133 seats, Congress leading on 41 seats #ElectionResults2019

BJP’s Sunny Deol leading from Gurdaspur, Congress’s Manish Tewari leading from Anandpur Sahib and Gurjeet Singh Aujla leading from Amritsar, SAD’s Harsimrat Kaur Badal leading from Bhatinda,

Delhi: BJP’s Ramesh Bidhuri leading from South Delhi and BJP’s Parvesh Verma leading from West Delhi (file pics) #Electionresult2019

Sonia Gandhi leading from Uttar Pradesh’s Raebareli and Rahul Gandhi leading from Kerala’s Wayanad.

Punjab: Counting of votes underway in Gurdaspur; BJP’s Sunny Deol and Congress’s Sunil Jakhar are contesting from the seat. #ElectionResults2019

Madhya Pradesh: Visuals from a counting centre in Bhopal; Congress’s Digvijaya Singh and BJP’s Pragya Singh Thakur are contesting from the Lok Sabha seat

Visuals from inside a counting centre in Chandigarh; Congress’s Pawan Kumar Bansal, BJP’s Kirron Kher and AAP’s Harmohan Dhawan are contesting from the Lok Sabha seat.

Bengaluru: Counting of votes for #LokSabhaElections2019 begins at counting centre in Mount Carmel College. #Karnataka

Counting of votes for #LokSabhaElections2019 begins. #ElectionResults2019

Uttarakhand: Counting of votes to begin at 8 AM; visuals from a counting centre in Dehradun. #LokSabhaElections2019

Assam: Counting of votes for #LokSabhaElections2019 to begin at 8am ; Visuals from outside a counting centre in Guwahati. #ElectionResults2019

West Bengal: Counting of votes to begin at 8 AM; visuals from a counting centre in Kolkata. #LokSabhaElections2019

Punjab: Visuals from outside a counting centre in Jalandhar as counting of votes for #LokSabhaElections2019 to begin at 8 am.

Telangana: Visuals from outside a counting centre in Hyderabad; counting of votes for #LokSabhaElections2019 to begin at 8 am

Karnataka BJP candidate from Bengaluru South constituency, Tejasvi Surya: I am sure we will win. I am confident I will be able to contribute to legislation and policy making in this country.

Kummanam Rajasekharan, BJP candidate from Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala: For development of the state&welfare of its people,I think Kerala should move along with NDA govt in Delhi. Now that Kerala is coming up in mainstream, I am very much confident that I’ll win in this election.

Karnataka: Security outside a counting centre in Bengaluru; counting of votes to begin at 8 am. #LokSabhaElections2019

Kerala:Kummanam Rajasekharan,BJP candidate from Thiruvananthapuram constituency offers prayer at Ayyaguru Ashram,Thycaud.Rajasekharan is fielded against Congress’ Shashi Tharoor&Left Democratic Front candidate C Divakaran.Counting of votes to begin at 8 AM. #LokSabhaElections2019

Madhya Pradesh: Visuals from outside a counting centre in Bhopal. Counting of votes to begin at 8 AM. #LokSabhaElections2019