Modi’s BJP-NDA leads amid severe beating

Bharatiya Janata Party led National Democratic Alliance is leading in the number of seat counts with 294 seats out of a total 543 seats in the Lok Sabha.

The Congress led Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance is trailing with 228 seats.

One needs to get a majority of 272 seats to form a government with simple majority.

BJP’s aim of winning 400 seats did not materialise.

Having said that, the INDIA has made inroads in Hindi heartlands.

Out of 48 seats in Maharashtra, INDIA won 30 seats compared to NDA’s 17.

In Uttar Pradesh, India won won 41 seats out 80. The NDA has 38 seats.

Some of the personalities to watch out for are BJP’s Narendra Modi in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.

Rahul Gandhi contested in Wayanad, Kerala and Rae Bareli, Uttar Pradesh. He won in Wayanad and BJP’s candidate for Rae Bareli has conceded defeat, reported Times of India.

For many Malaysians of Indian descent, the rise of K Annamalai as Tamil Nadu BJP chief is something they have been following.

Annamalai is trailing his opponents in a three cornered fight for the seat of Coimbatore, reported The Indian Express.

India’s election laws candidates to contest in more than one parliamentary seat. It also provides an option to voters – None Of The Above (NOTA).

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