May 23, 10:30 AM (IST)
Election Results Trends | Milind Deora trailing in Mumbai South constituency.
May 23, 10:30 AM (IST)
Election Commission: As per current trends available for 527 constituencies, BJP is leading in 282 while INC is leading in 51, DMK in 22, AITC in 22, YSRC in 24 and Shivsena in 19 constituencies.
May 23, 10:29 AM (IST)
COMMENT: Mohammed Apabhai of Citi told CNBC-TV18 that India will get FII inflow after election verdit.
Outperformance of India among emerging markets is quite significant, he said. “I think lot of money forced into India even though is economy is not very strong.”
According to him, once elections and RBI policy get over, there could be some breather in Indian equity market.
May 23, 10:28 AM (IST)
COMMENT: As the counting of votes for Lok Sabha elections is taking place, the market would want confirmation of exit polls, Arvind Sanger of Geosphere Capital Management told CNBC-TV18.
On May 19, exit polls predicted the NDA may get around 250-300 seats in general elections, which means the ruling party may retain their power for another five-year term.
“BJP majority would be very positive for the market sentiment. Less than 250 seats for BJP might lead to a correction whereas more than 300 seats for BJP would result in a rally,” Sanger said.
May 23, 10:26 AM (IST)
COMMENT: “I think this certainly should put the risk out of the way for India. We could see some more FII inflow,” Mark Matthews of Bank Julius Baer & Co told CNBC-TV18.
Most people were confident of BJP coming in power, he said.
Overall global investors are cautious on equities due to US-China trade war tensions. If dollar consolidates here, then will be very positive for emerging markets, he said.
He feels PSU banks are good place to bet as NPA looks coming down. “Government will try to help economy, which is good for banks,” he said.
May 23, 10:13 AM (IST)
Election Results 2019: Congress-UDF leading in all 20 seats in Kerala
Opposition Congress-led UDF is ahead in all the 20 Lok Sabha seats in Kerala, as per the initial trends released by the Election Commission.
In the prestigious Wayanad constituency, Congress President Rahul Gandhi is ahead by 34,989 votes against his nearest rival P P Suneer of the CPI.
NDA candidate Thushar Vellapally is trailing far behind. Former Union minister and sitting Thiruvananthapuram MP, Shashi Tharoor s ahead of his rival Kummanam Rajashekaran of the BJP by 2,452 votes.
In Ernakulam constituency, Hibi Eden of the Congress is leading by 17,748 votes against P Rajeev of the CPI(M).
Union Minister Alphons Kannamthanam, the BJP candidate, has so far garnered 13,443 votes. Senior Congress leader Kodikunnil Suresh is leading in Mavelikkara by 1,719 votes against his nearest rival Chittayam Gopakumar (CPI-LDF).
Election Results 2019: BJP leading in all four seats of Himachal Pradesh
The ruling BJP is leading on all four Lok Sabha seats of Himachal Pradesh, a state election officer said. In Mandi, sitting BJP MP Ram Swaroop is leading by 46,000 votes against his nearest rival Aashray Sharma of Congress.
BJP candidate Kishan Kapoor is leading by 41,000 votes over his nearest rival Pawan Kajal of Congress in Kangra seat, the officer said.
In Hamirpur, sitting BJP MP Anurag Thakur is leading by over 51,000 votes over his nearest rival Ram Lal Thakur of Congress.
BJP candidate Suresh Kashyap is leading by 44,000 votes over his nearest rival Dhani Ram Shandil of the Congress in Shimla seat.
May 23, 10:09 AM (IST)
BREAKING NEWS: BJP leading on all 7 seats in Delhi, leads show.
May 23, 10:08 AM (IST)
Election Results Trends | Sadhvi Pragya leading by 23,000 votes in Bhopal. Amit Shah leading by 1,30,000 votes in Gandhinagar.
May 23, 10:03 AM (IST)
Election Results 2019: BJP ahead in Haryana, Congress’ Bhupinder Hooda trails in Sonipat
Barring Rohtak, the BJP was ahead in all remaining nine seats in Haryana where early Election Commission trends were available Thursday. Union Ministers Rao Inderjit Singh (Gurgaon) and Krishan Pal Gurjar (Faridabad) were ahead in their respective constituencies.
Former chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda of the Congress was trailing in Sonipat. Hooda was trailing behind sitting MP Ramesh Chander Kaushik by a margin of 1,115 votes, as per early trends given by the Election Commission.
However, the former CM’s son and sitting MP from Rohtak, Deepender Singh Hooda was leading over his nearest BJP rival Arvind Sharma from Rohtak.
Of the 10 Lok Sabha seats, the BJP, which is the ruling party in the state, was leading in nine seats.
May 23, 09:59 AM (IST)
Election Results 2019: DMK front surges ahead in Tamil Nadu, minister Pon Radhakrishnan trails
The DMK and its allies were leading in over 10 Parliamentary constituencies in Tamil Nadu and Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan was trailing in Kanyakumari, according to trends available from the Election Commission.
While DMK surged ahead in Tirunelveli, its ally MDMK and Congress were leading in Erode and Virudhunagar respectively, according to the Election Commission.
Former Union Minister and senior DMK leader A Raja was leading in the Nilgiris, and sitting Rajya Sabha MP Kanimozhi was ahead in Tuticorin, while their colleagues had the edge in Arakkonam, Cuddalore, Salem, Tenkasi and Perambalur. Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan is trailing Congress candidate H Vasanthakumar in Kanyakumari by a slender margin of a little over 7,757 votes.
May 23, 09:57 AM (IST)
Lok Sabha election results 2019: Early trends spell bad news for Congress
Early trends from the 2019 Lok Sabha election results on May 23 painted a grim picture for the Indian National Congress. Congress was leading in about 58 Lok Sabha constituencies out of the 490-odd seats from where the leads were coming in.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) was leading in over 310 constituencies, far above the ‘magic number’ 272. BJP itself was leading in over 272 seats.
As of 9.35 am, Congress President Rahul Gandhi was trailing from his home turf Amethi in Uttar Pradesh. However, he was leading from his second seat — Wayanad, Kerala. United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Sonia Gandhi was leading from Rae Bareli by a small margin.
Congress leader Shashi Tharoor was earlier reported to be trailing, while the BJP candidate Kummanam Rajasekharan was reported to be leading from Thiruvanathapuram. Tharoor, however, caught up and is now leading from the constituency.
May 23, 09:55 AM (IST)
Election Results Trends | Jayant Sinha leading in Hazaribagh, Jharkhand.
May 23, 09:54 AM (IST)
Election Results Trends | Shiv Sena leader Adhalrao Patil trailing from Maharashtra’s Shirur.
May 23, 09:53 AM (IST)
Election Results Trends | HD Deve Gowda is trailing in Tumkur.
May 23, 09:51 AM (IST)
Counting update (Official trends)
NCP’s Supriya Sule : 32164
BJP’s Kanchan Kul : 33424
BJP’s Girish Bapat : 7633
Congress’s Mohan Joshi : 1627
NCP’s Amol Kolhe : 40771
Shivsena’s Adhalrao Patil : 22676
NCP’s Parth Pawar : 74370
Shivsena’s Shrirang Barne : 97388
May 23, 09:50 AM (IST)
Election Results Trends | Sheila Dikshit trailing from North East Delhi.
May 23, 09:50 AM (IST)
Election Results Trends | Ashok Chavan trailing in Nanded, Maharashtra.
May 23, 09:44 AM (IST)
Election Results Trends | BJP leading in 9 out of 10 seats in Haryana. Congress’ Deepinder Singh Hooda leading from Rohtak constituency.
May 23, 09:44 AM (IST)
Election Results Trends | First-time BJP candidate Tejasvi Surya is leading in Bangalore South constituency against Congress veteran BK Hariprasad.
May 23, 09:42 AM (IST)
Election Results Trends | Locket Chatterjee leading from Hooghly in West Bengal.
May 23, 09:40 AM (IST)
Election Results Trends | Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawat leading from Nainital-Udhamsingh Nagar.
May 23, 09:40 AM (IST)
Election Results Trends | TMC’s Abhishek Banerjee gains lead from Diamond Harbour.
May 23, 09:39 AM (IST)
Election Results Trends | BJP candidate and Union Minister Maneka Gandhi trailing from Sultanpur, Varun Gandhi leading from Pilibhit.
May 23, 09:37 AM (IST)
Election Results Trends | Union Minister and BJP candidate Kiren Rijiju leading in Arunachal West.
May 23, 09:35 AM (IST)
Election Results Trends | Jaya Prada now leading against Azam Khan in Rampur.
May 23, 09:34 AM (IST)
Election Results Trends | SAD leader Sukhbir Singh Badal leading from Firozpur.
The Election Commission of India will start counting votes for 17th Lok Sabha elections on 23 May, 2019 (Thursday) at 8 am. With VVPAT counting to be introduced in this Lok Sabha election, the results on 23 May are likely to get delayed by five to six hours, Delhi Chief Electoral Officer Ranbir Singh has said.
He said after the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) counting is over, the voter-verifiable paper audit trail (VVPATs) will be counted as per the Supreme Court guidelines. Speaking about the Assembly constituencies of Delhi, Singh said, “From every Assembly constituency, five (VVPATs) will be randomly selected and they will be counted. There is a special VVPAT booth in every counting hall. It will take place in five rounds.”
Delhi has 70 assembly constituencies and in all 350 VVPATs will be counted.
“Every assembly segment had 200 polling stations and five polling stations will be selected randomly. This will delay the formal results. But trends will be out early. Formal declaration of results will be delayed by five to six hours,” Singh told PTI.
He also briefed Delhi Chief Secretary Vijay Dev about the expected delay in results, officials said.
Delhi Police commissioner Amulya Patnaik was present during the briefing and he apprised them about the security arrangements that will be made in accordance with the Election Commission guidelines. Delhi has seven parliamentary constituencies and there is one counting centre in each of them. The counting centres will have one counting hall for each of the 10 assembly segments, officials said.
In each counting hall, a maximum of 14 tables can be put and machines that would come in the first round, their results will be compiled and uploaded on the ‘Suvidha’ app of the Election Commission. The counting will commence at 8 am with postal ballots. Officials will have to ensure that the postal ballot counting is over with at least two rounds of EVM counting yet to be done.
After the EVM counting is over, the VVPAT counting will commence.
The Supreme Court has made it clear that random matching of VVPAT slips with EVMs will take place in five polling booths per assembly segment. Accordingly, the exercise will be held in 20,600 of the 10.35 lakh polling stations across the country.
Nearly 39.6 lakh EVMs and 17.4 lakh voter-verifiable paper trail machines (VVPAT) are being used in these polling stations. These include reserves.
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