Kejriwal congratulates Narendra Modi for victory

Varanasi, May 16 (ANI): Speaking after his defeat from Varanasi, AAP Convener Arvind Kejriwal thanked all those who voted for him and also those who didn't. He further congratulated Narendra Modi, BJP for winning from Varanasi. May 16, 2014

Rajnath praises Modi for party's win, says he is happy and satisfied

New Delhi, May 16 (ANI): BJP President Rajnath Singh expressed joy and satisfaction over the tremendous majority win observed by the party. Thanking the BJP supporters and workers, Singh said that it is for the first time after 1984 that a party has won with clear majority. He further praised BJP's PM candidate Narendra Modi for his hard work and contribution in terms of campaigns and rallies addressed. Singh also thanked the NDA alliance parties for giving their support in these elections. May 16, 2014

2014 LS poll results: Omar accepts defeat with humility

Srinagar, May 16 (ANI): Election trends in Jammu and Kashmir have come as a setback for ruling National Conference. Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Friday accepted the defeat with ‘humility’. He said that he was not expecting one sided results. May 16, 2014

Sonia Gandhi accepts responsibility of Congress defeat

New Delhi, May 16 (ANI): Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday accepted the defeat of Congress party in these Lok Sabha Polls. Sonia said that Congress has not been able to attain majority for which she as a President held the responsibility. She also thanked the voters and supporters for whatever support Congress has received. She further expressed hope that the new government will not compromise on the country’s integrity. May 16, 2014

Poll Trends (2 pm)

New Delhi, May 16 (ANI): Poll trends as of 2 PM shows BJP leading in 276 seats while the Congress leading in 46 seats. Other parties including AAP are following with minimal seats. May 16, 2014

Jayalalitha thanks TN people to make AIADMK third largest in Parliament

Chennai, May 16 (ANI): AIADMK Chief J Jayalalitha on Friday thanked the people of Tamil Nadu for making her party lead above others in the state which made AIADMK the third largest party in the parliament. She said that her party has achieved this victory on its own without the support of any partners. AIADMK Chief also said that her party will endeavor to fulfill all the promises given in the election manifesto. She further wished that the new government would be friendly towards Tamil Nadu. May 16, 2014

Raman Singh congratulates Narendra Modi as BJP nears victory

Raipur, May 16 (ANI): Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Friday congratulated Narendra Modi and Rajnath Singh for a ‘remarkable victory’ of BJP. He said that the future of India is secure under the charismatic leadership of Modi. Singh said that this is the biggest victory for the party and the dream of many senior leaders is to come true. He also said that the exit polls came out real and that it is a major defeat for Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi. May 16, 2014

"Congress' corruption, inflation, bad governance main reasons for BJP's victory"

New Delhi, May 16 (ANI): BJP Senior leader LK Advani on Friday said that he is happy with the poll trends and that the main reasons for the party's victory are Congress' corruption, inflation and bad governance. He said that BJP is leading due to these negative points of the ruling Congress. Advani said that today's verdict is against corruption, inflation and dynasty politics. May 16, 2014

2014 LS Polls: Tarun Gogoi to resign for Congress defeat in Assam

Guwahati, May 16 (ANI): Three-time chief minister of Assam, Tarun Gogoi on Friday announced that he will resign taking full responsibility for the Congress' poor performance in the Lok Sabha elections in the state. Among the 14 Lok Sabha constituencies in Assam, BJP is leading in nine constituencies, ruling Congress and principal opposition party AIUDF in two seats respectively and an Independent in one. May 16, 2014

Amarinder Singh on Congress leading in Amritsar

Amritsar, May 16 (ANI): Congress leader and party candidate from Amritsar, Capt. Amarinder Singh on Friday said that Congress' lead was obvious as BJP's Arun Jaitley has nothing to do with Amritsar. He said that Akali Dal should have known that just signing and going away depending on the regional party would not suffice in winning over the people of constituency. Further, he said that AAP is gaining a little popularity in the backdrop of Hazare movement. May 16, 2014

Narendra Modi wins by huge margin in Vadodara

New Delhi, May 16 (ANI): BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi won Vadodara constituency in Gujarat by a record three lakh votes over his Congress rival Madhusudan Mistry. Apart from Vadodara, Modi is also contesting from Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh where he is pitted against AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal and Ajay Rai of Congress. Meanwhile, Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) leader Ajit Singh has lost the Lok Sabha election from Baghpat to BJP's Satyapal Singh, a former Mumbai police commissioner. The counting of votes for the Lok Sabha elections 2014 is underway with BJP leading. May 16, 2014

Poll Trends (12 pm)

New Delhi, May 16 (ANI): Poll trends as of 12 PM shows BJP leading in 272 seats while the Congress leading in 51 seats. May 16, 2014

Modis mother prays as vote count puts him on course for absolute majority

Ahmedabad, May 16 (ANI): BJP’s PM candidate Narendra Modi’s mother, Hiraben, prayed for his success on Friday as early results in general election put him on course for an absolute majority, handing him an unfettered mandate to launch his agenda to revive growth and create jobs. The entire Modi family in Ahmedabad was seen glued to television as they were confident of his victory. Hiraben pinned hopes on his son’s victory and said he would tread the nation on the path of development. Modi’s brother Pankaj Modi said they were happy to see that BJP is leading. May 16, 2014

Poll trends continue to show inclination towards BJP, Congress-AAP remain hopeful

Chandigarh/ New Delhi/ Mumbai, May 16 (ANI): As the poll trend continue to show an inclination towards BJP, Congress and AAP still remained hopeful. BJP leader Kirron Kher said that the party is happy with the ongoing trends and are proud of Narendra Modi leading the party. NCP Spokesperson Nawab Malik remained hopeful that the party will gain more seats with passing time and that the BJP is benefitting from the anti-incumbency factor. Meanwhile, AAP leader Ashutosh said that the party performed well and that the prime demand of the party is to bring corruption free India. May 16, 2014

BJP on poll trends

Jaipur, May 16 (ANI): In Rajasthan, Bharatiya Janata Party is leading in 25 out of 25 seats with Congress contestants Girija Vyas and C P Joshi trailing in their respective constituencies. BJP leader Vasundhara Raje on Friday thanked people for their support. Rajasthan has 25 seats out of which BJP had won on four seats in the 2009 polls. May 16, 2014