Election Results 2014: I will not congratulate Modi, not an opportunist, says Lalu

Patna, May 16 (ANI): RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Friday said that he cannot congratulate BJP’s Prime Minesterial candidate Narendra Modi as he is not an opportunist. In an embarrassment to the Lalu Prasad Yadav, his wife, Rabri Devi, and his daughter Misa Bharti lost elections to the Lok Sabha from Saran and Patliputra parliamentary constituencies, respectively. May 16, 2014

Modi thanks people for supporting BJP in his victory rally

Vadodara, May 16 (ANI): BJP’s PM candidate Narendra Modi on Friday addressed a victory rally in Vadodara thanking all voters to make him win by clear majority. Modi referred to the highest vote count in Vadodara which has made history in these General Elections. He also thanked the people of Varanasi to vote for him even when he could not address them personally. May 16, 2014

Poll Trends (8 pm)

New Delhi, May 16 (ANI): Poll trends as of 8 PM shows BJP winning in 188 seats while the Congress is winning in 30 seats. May 16, 2014

Poll Trends (9 pm)

New Delhi, May 16 (ANI): Poll trends as of 9 PM shows BJP winning in 217 seats while the Congress is winning in 34 seats. May 16, 2014

Rahul Gandhi wins Amethi seat defeating BJP and AAP

Amethi, May 16 (ANI): Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi won in his Amethi constituency in Lok Sabha Polls. Rahul won with a margin of nearly 1.07 lakh votes defeating BJP’s Smriti Irani and AAP’s Kumar Vishwas. Gandhi had won the seat in 2009 by a margin of over 3.70 lakh votes. The Amethi battle seemed tough with strong candidates put up by all the major parties. Although Congress Party has observed a poor performance in these General Elections, party’s President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi have managed to grab their constituencies. May 16, 2014

Hindu nationalist party wins Indian general election

As early election results show Narendra Modi is on track for a landslide victory, a political analyst says the Hindu nationalist won't be able to meet the country's 'sky-high expectations'. Duration: 01:24 May 16, 2014

Protests, strikes hit Brazil 28 days from World Cup

Brazil faced a test of its security preparations for the World Cup on Thursday as demonstrators aghast at the cost of the event joined protests and strikes in several major cities. Duration: 00:44 May 16, 2014

Nandan Nilekani accepts defeat, says will continue to work for Bangalore

Bangalore, May 16 (ANI): Karnataka has voted with a vengeance and ousted the Congress party. Bangalore South witnessed a close fight between BJP's Ananth Kumar and Congress's Nandan Nilekani who lost by a narrow margin of over 27,000 votes. Nilekani accepted his defeat and said that he will continue to work for Bangalore. May 16, 2014

VK Singh wins Ghaziabad seat, says will work for betterment

Ghaziabad, May 16 (ANI): BJP leader VK Singh on Friday said that he had always been confident of BJP's victory. He also said that the party will decide on how to function from now on. Singh further said that he will work towards the betterment of his region so that the people of Ghaziabad feel satisfied. May 16, 2014

Poll Trends (4 pm)

New Delhi, May 16 (ANI): Poll trends as of 4 PM shows BJP leading in 255 seats while the Congress leading in 39 seats. Other parties including AAP are following with minimal seats as the counting is underway signaling an inclination towards BJP. May 16, 2014

Victory celebrations in headquarters of winning TMC, TDP

Kolkata/ Hyderabad, May 16 (ANI): Celebrations are in full swing on Friday in the headquarters of winning regional parties, for which early trends of the poll results showed victory. The Trinamool Congress Party (TMC) in West Bengal is confident of bagging the lion's share of seats and a clear sweep in the face of a challenge by the Left Front and the Congress. Early leads of the poll results also established a majority for the regional Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in 13 constituencies. May 16, 2014

People voted in favour of Modi as they want change: RSS

New Delhi, May 16 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party is on track to win parliamentary elections, making huge gains over the ruling Congress party, early results show. Praising the strong showing by BJP-led NDA in the polls, RSS on Friday said that people of the country have voted for a change in favour of Narendra Modi. He also said that it was also a matter of pleasure that BJP was heading towards simple majority in Lok Sabha. May 16, 2014

Congress has done badly, I hold myself responsible: Rahul

New Delhi, May 16 (ANI): Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday congratulated the new government to attain full majority in these Lok Sabha Polls. Gandhi said that he knows Congress has done badly and held himself responsible for this performance. May 16, 2014