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

Narendra Modi seeks his mother's blessings in Gandhinagar

Gandhinagar, May 16 (ANI): BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Friday visited his mother Heeraben in Gandhinagar and is presently with his family as the BJP is leading with majority votes. He is set to become the next prime minister of the nation and is seeking his mother's blessings in Gujarat. Earlier, his mother had said that Modi will bring development in the country with his win. May 16, 2014

Nitin Gadkari on Poll trends

Nagpur, 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. Narendra Modi will be formally elected leader of BJP Parliamentary Party on Sunday. This will officially set the motion of electing him as the next Prime Minister of the country. Meanwhile, former BJP national president Nitin Gadkari who is leading against his nearest rival and veteran Congress leader Vilas Muttemwar in Nagpur seat said that the BJP is very happy with the results and said that people voted against corruption and inflation. He added that good days are here to come for India. May 16, 2014

Poll Trends (1 pm)

New Delhi, May 16 (ANI): Poll trends as of 1 PM shows BJP leading in 277 seats while the Congress leading in 48 seats. Other parties including AAP are following with minimal seats. May 16, 2014

Congress admits defeat as BJP heads for landslide victory

New Delhi, May 16 (ANI): The Congress party has conceded defeat as early election results show a landslide win for the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) under Narendra Modi. Congress leader Rajeev Shukla said that Modi promised the moon and stars to the people and people bought that dream. May 16, 2014

Narendra Modi wins in Varanasi

New Delhi, May 16 (ANI): BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has won in Varansi constituency in Uttar Pradesh over his AAP rival Arvind Kejriwal and Ajay Rai of Congress. Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has won from both the seats that he contested from – Varanasi and Vadodara. Meanwhile, Kirron Kher has won in Chandigarh defeating Gul Panag and Pawan Kumar Bansal. Former Army chief VK Singh of BJP on Friday took a lead of over 20,000 votes over BSP's Mukul Upadhyay in the Ghaziabad Lok Sabha constituency. May 16, 2014

Modi heading for landslide as India veers right

Narendra Modi is closing in on a landslide victory in India's election, as results show him riding a wave of support for promises of jobs and development that has drowned out his image as a religious right-winger (Duration: 02:43) May 16, 2014

Celebrations start in BJP office in Delhi as initial results come out in its favour

New Delhi, May 16 (ANI): Celebrations have already started at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) headquarters in anticipation of a victory in the 2014 general elections. Supporters as well as party leaders were seen beating drums and bursting firecrackers with joy as initial results show BJP leading in many seats than from its nearest rival the Congress. Counting of votes to elect representatives to the 16th Lok Sabha and four State Assemblies-Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim-began at 8 a.m. this morning amid tight security. May 16, 2014

Poll Trends (11 am)

New Delhi, May 16 (ANI): Poll trends as of 11 am shows BJP leading in 258 seats while the Congress leading in 47 seats. May 16, 2014

BJD on poll trends

Bhubaneswar, May 16 (ANI): BJD leader Jay Panda on Friday said that he hopes people of Odisha will repose their faith on state chief minister Naveen Patnaik for his good work. May 16, 2014

Poll Trends (10 am)

New Delhi, May 16 (ANI): Poll trends as of 10 AM shows BJP leading in 174 seats while the Congress leading in 39 seats. May 16, 2014

We will win in Varanasi: AAP

New Delhi, May 16 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party leader Yogendra Yadav on Friday said that his party is going to win in Varanasi. AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal is contesting against BJP’s PM candidate Narendra Modi and Congress’ Ajay Rai in Varanasi. May 16, 2014