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Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana Election Results 2019: 17th Lok Sabha Elections full coverage state, party and constituency-wise

Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana Election Results 2019: 17th Lok Sabha Elections full coverage state, party and constituency-wise: The Janata Dal (Secular)'s lone winner in the Karnataka Lok Sabha election, Prajwal Revanna, is reportedly going to give up his Hassan seat so that his grandfather, former prime minister HD Deve Gowda, who has lost by a significant margin from Tumkur, can seek election from the seat, said reports.

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Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana Election Results 2019: 17th Lok Sabha Elections full coverage state, party and constituency-wise
  • Pattali Makkal Katchi chief Anbumani Ramadoss lost to DNV Senthilkumar S of the DMK from the Dharmapuri seat by a margin of 70,753 votes.

  • Union minister Anant Kumar Hegde defeated Anand Asnotikar from the Janata Dal (Secular) by a huge margin of 4,79,649 votes

  • Congress candidate Shashi Tharoor retained the Thiruvananthapuram seat by defeating former Mizoram governor and BJP candidate Kummanam Rajasekharan

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11:11 (ist)

Karnataka election results latest updates

Below are the party-wise vote share percentages in the state, according to the Election Commission's website.

  • BJP 51.38%
  • BSP 1.17%
  • CPI 0.05%
  • CPM 0.05%
  • INC 31.88%
  • JD(S) 9.67%
  • NOTA 0.71%
  • SHS 0.04%
  • Other 5.04%
11:09 (ist)

Kerala election results latest updates

Below are the party-wise vote share percentages in the state, according to the Election Commission's website.

  • BJP 12.93%
  • BSP 0.25%
  • CPI 6.05%
  • CPM 25.83%
  • INC 37.27%
  • IUML 5.45%
  • KEC(M) 2.07%
  • NOTA 0.51%
  • RSP 2.45%
10:52 (ist)

Karnataka election results latest updates

Lone JD(S) winner to give up seat

The Janata Dal (Secular)'s lone winner in the Karnataka Lok Sabha election, Prajwal Revanna, is reportedly going to give up his Hassan seat so that his grandfather, former prime minister HD Deve Gowda, who has lost by a significant margin from Tumkur, can seek election from the seat, said reports.

10:27 (ist)

Karnataka election results latest updates

Rajeev Chandrasekhar's tweets remind Sidhu of promise 

BJP's Rajya Sabha MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar, who lives in Bengaluru, sought to remind Congress MP Navjot Singh Sidhu of a promise he made, to quit politics if Rahul Gandhi lost the Congress's bastion of Amethi. Chandrasekhar exhorted Sidhu to indeed quit in order to remain a man of his word.

07:34 (ist)

Tamil Nadu election results latest updates

MK Stalin, Narendra Modi share pleasantries on respective victories

DMK chief MK Stalin whose party is on course for a massive victory in the Lok Sabha election congratulated the man who is set to become Prime Minister for the second time, Narendra Modi, on Thursday. The DMK is aliied with Congress in Tamil Nadu.

"We hope and wish he will provide a progressive government based on the principles of democracy and inclusivity," Stalin wrote on Modi, who replied with his congratulations.

07:24 (ist)

Tamil Nadu election results latest updates

MK Stalin scripts fairytale comeback for DMK

Assiduously working for a grand victory through the years, DMK President MK Stalin single handedly steered his party through the long night, sweeping the Lok Sabha elections in Tamil Nadu after back to back poll debacles. In 2014, the party had won no seats in the Lok Sabha polls, The DMK-led front, which also comprises Congress and the IUML, is set for a clean sweep and is poised to win 37 of 38 Lok Sabha seats in Tamil Nadu with the lone seat appearing to go to the AIADMK. The DMK lost the 2011 and 2016 Assembly polls and 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

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After defeat in Kerala, BJP sets eyes on 'next polls' in state
 
BJP is on its way to a landslide victory, showing major gains in Odisha and West Bengal but a nought in Kerala, prompting leaders to say they will redouble efforts to make inroads in the southern state the next time. "The BJP will do well in Kerala in the next elections in the same way it has done in West Bengal and Odisha this time," BJP national spokesperson GVL Narasimha Rao told the media. 
 
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15:44 (ist)

Tamil Nadu election results latest updates

Below are the constituencies where each party is leading in Tamil Nadu at the moment:

  • Congress: Thiruvallur, Krishnagiri, Arani, Karur, Tiruchirappalli, Sivaganga, Virudhunagar, Kaniyakumari
  • DMK: Chennai North, Chennai South, Chennai Central, Sriperumbudur, Arakkhonam, Dharmapuri, Tiruvannamalai, Viluppuram, Kallakurichi, Salem, Namakkal, Erode, Nilgiris, Pollachi, Perambalur, Cuddalore, Thanjavur, Thootukkudi, Tenkasi, Tirunelveli, Erode
  • CPIM: Coimbatore, Madurai
  • DML: Kancheepuram
  • CPI: Tiruppur, Nagapattinam
  • AIADMK: Chidambaram, Theni
  • Indian Union Muslim League: Ramanathapuram

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15:29 (ist)

Mandya election results latest updates

BJP-backed Sumalatha's supporters celebrate lead

Supporters of BJP-backed Independent candidate Sumalatha Ambareesh celebrated her lead over JD(S) candidate Nikhil Kumaraswamy in Mandya. 

Deena D'Silva/101Reporters

15:08 (ist)

Dharwad election results latest updates

BJP candidate surges ahead

BJP's Pralhad Joshi, its candidate for Dharwad, is on his way to victory with 4,43,125 votes, Congress' Vinay Kulkarni has 2,97,397 votes

Manjunath Somareddi/101Reporters

15:05 (ist)

Kerala election results latest updates

BJP candidates fail to convince state voters

BJP leaders have attributed the dismal show to the voters’ resolve to punish the Left Democratic Front government for its attempt to tamper with the faith of the believers. Party Rajya Sabha member Muraleedharan said the voters had opted for the Congress as they were not convinced about the winning chances of the BJP candidates. 

14:01 (ist)

Karnataka election results latest updates

BJP dominates in most key constituencies

BJP has been left with commanding leads in most key constituencies of Karnataka, a state ruled by the Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) conglomerate. 

  • Dharwad: BJP's Pralhad Joshi is at 346450 while Congress' Vinay Kulkarni has 228420 votes.
  • Bellary: BJP's Y Devendrappa is at 613959, while Congress' VS Ugrappa is at 559834.
  • Haveri: BJP's Shivakumar Udasi is at 667454, Congress' DR Patil at 532565
  • Shimoga: BJP's BY Raghavendra is at 691919 votes, JDS's M Bangarappa at 475889 votes
  • Mandya: Sumalatha is leading with 280957 votes, while Nikhil Kumaraswamy at 261034 votes

S Shama Sundar, Basavaraj Maralihalli, AS Kamalakshi, Manjunath Somareddi and Deena D'Silva/101Reporters

13:53 (ist)

Wayanad election result latest updates

On path of victory, Rahul breaks many records

Congress president Rahul Gandhi has secured an over two-lakh margin in Wayanad. This has broken a few records: 

  • This is the biggest margin the Congress party has secured in the constituency of Wayanad.
  • This is the biggest margin secured by a Wayanad MP, after it was carved out from Kozhikode and Malappuram districts in 2009.
  • Never before has the lead crossed two lakh votes in Kerala.
  • The current lead of 244500 is also the record lead any party has secured in Kerala in the Lok Sabha elections.
13:32 (ist)

Karnataka election results latest updates

Dharwad sees celebrations by BJP

BJP candidate from Dharwad Pralhad Joshi has begun celebrations with other party leaders at the Agriculture University in Dharwad. Joshi is leading with a huge margin against Congress' Vinay Kulkarni 

Manjunath Somareddy/101Reporters

13:11 (ist)

Kerala election result latest update

Rahul's Wayanad lead crosses 2 lakh

The lead of Congress president Rahul Gandhi in Wayanad in north Kerala has crossed 2 lakh votes. This is the record margin the Congress party has secured in the constituency after it was carved out from Kozhikode and Malappuram districts in 2009. The seat was won by MI Shanavaz by a margin of 1,53,439 votes. His lead had come down to 20,870 in the 2014 election. The Gandhi scion had entered the fray in Kerala accusing the BJP government of neglecting south India. He termed his contest from Wayanad as a fight for espousing the aspirations of south India. However, the BJP had termed it as an escape from Amethi. Rahul Gandhi’s candidature seems to have fuelled a wave across Kerala helping the party establish lead in 19 of the 20 seats.

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Telangana election results latest updates

Karimnagar sees BJP edge past

BJP's Bandi Sanjay Kumar is leading by a margin of 70,861 votes after ninth round in Karimnagar Lok Sabha seat of Telangana.

Vikram Prashant/101Reporters

11:57 (ist)

Karnataka election results latest updates

BJP leads in Haveri, Bellary

BJP's Shivakumar Udasi is at 4,68,946 votes in Haveri and is leading against Congress' DR Patil with a margin of 93,429 votes. Bellary LS Seat Karnataka: BJP's Devindrappa is leading Bellary Lok Sabha seat by a margin of 42,975 votes. He has 497084 votes.

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11:45 (ist)

Tamil Nadu election results latest updates

 Theni seat sees Panneerselvam's son take lead

In the Theni Lok Sabha seat of Tamil Nadu, P Raveendranath Kumar (chief minister O Panneerselvam's son) of AIADMK has 29165 votes, while EVKS Elangovan of Congress has 26662 votes.

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11:38 (ist)

Karnataka election results latest updates

BJP maintains lead in Tumkur, Chikkodi

BJP maintains its lead in Tumkur Lok Sabha constituency in Karnataka by a margin of 17,524. In Chikkodi Lok Sabha seat, BJP's Annasaheb Jolle has 1,50,522 votes, Congress' Prakash Hukkeri has 1,31,082 votes.

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11:34 (ist)

Karnataka election results latest updates

BJP leads in Bellary, Dharwad

BJP's Bellary Lok Sabha seat candidate Devindrappa is at 3,45,455 votes while its Dharwad candidate Prahlad Joshi is leading with 1,28,333. Congress' Vinay Kulkarni is at 87,985 votes in the seat.

 
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11:13 (ist)

Karnataka election results latest updates

BJP broadens leads in Chikkodi, Uttara Kannada, Chitradurga and Dharwad

In Chikkodi Lok Sabha seat of Karnataka, BJP's Annasaheb Jolle is leading with 1,01,912 votes. After the eighth round, Anant Kumar Hegde is at 3,00,242 votes in Uttara Kannada Lok Sabha seat of Karnataka. His rival Anand Asnotikar of JDS is only at 1,02,598. In Chitradurga Lok Sabha seat of Karnataka, BJP's Narayan Swamy is leading by a margin of 20,627 votes
 

BJP's Pralhad Joshi is leading with 1,13,143 votes in Dharwad Lok Sabha constituency of Karnataka against Congress' Vinay Kulkarni who has 77,786 votes.

Lakshmi Bavge, Manjunath Somareddi, Deepak Kumar Shenvi and Sunil/101Reporters

10:32 (ist)

Tamil Nadu election results latest updates

Madurai, Kanyakumari deny DMK, AIADMK

In Madurai, CPM candidate S Venkatesan is leading with 26485 votes. Kanyakumari LS seat in Tamil Nadu is seeing the Congress gain under candidate H Vasantha Kumar with 26155 votes.

Antony Vinodh and Mydeen Abdul Kathar/101Reporters

10:27 (ist)

Karnataka election results latest updates

BJP widens lead in three seats

BJP's Pralhad Joshi leading by a margin of 19337 votes in Dharwad LS seat of Karnataka

Chikkballapur Lok Sabha seat of Karnataka is now seeing BJP candidate BN Bache Gowda leading with 1,04,298 votes and BJP's Shivakumar Udasi is maintaining a lead in Haveri seat of Karnataka with 2,20,771 votes

Ranganath, Basavaraj Muralihalli and Manjunath Somareddi/101Reporters

10:24 (ist)

Tamil Nadu election result latest updates

DMK workers begin celebrations

DMK are leading in 34 of 36 seats in Tamil Nadu. Celebrations have already begun in the state among party workers.

Mydeen Abdul Kathar/101Reporters

10:22 (ist)

Karnataka election results latest updates

Sumalatha gains lead

The BJP-backed Independent candidate Sumalatha Ambareesh has secured lead by 522 votes after the completion of the counting of votes in 9th round in Mandya Lok Sabha constituency. While she polled 51,007 votes, her contender Nikhil K, son of the chief minister HD Kumaraswamy got 50,482 votes after the completion of ninth round.

Deena D'Silva/101Reporters

09:45 (ist)

Tamil Nadu election results latest updates

DMK leads in 31 seats

DMK is leading in 31 seats so far, AIADMK is trailing with six seats in Tamil Nadu.

Mydeen Abdul Kathar/101Reporters

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May 24, 2019 - 11:28 (IST)

Karnataka election results latest updates

Congress leaders hold meeting following loss

Karnataka deputy chief minister and Congress leader G Parameshwara is holding a meeting at his residence of the state's party brass. The Congress has won just one seat in the state, where it forms the coalition government with JD(S), which also won just a single seat. Former chief minister Siddaramaiah, KPCC chief Dinesh Gundu Rao, MB Patil and other leaders are present at the meeting.

May 24, 2019 - 11:11 (IST)

Karnataka election results latest updates

Below are the party-wise vote share percentages in the state, according to the Election Commission's website.

  • BJP 51.38%
  • BSP 1.17%
  • CPI 0.05%
  • CPM 0.05%
  • INC 31.88%
  • JD(S) 9.67%
  • NOTA 0.71%
  • SHS 0.04%
  • Other 5.04%

May 24, 2019 - 11:09 (IST)

Kerala election results latest updates

Below are the party-wise vote share percentages in the state, according to the Election Commission's website.

  • BJP 12.93%
  • BSP 0.25%
  • CPI 6.05%
  • CPM 25.83%
  • INC 37.27%
  • IUML 5.45%
  • KEC(M) 2.07%
  • NOTA 0.51%
  • RSP 2.45%

May 24, 2019 - 10:52 (IST)

Karnataka election results latest updates

Lone JD(S) winner to give up seat

The Janata Dal (Secular)'s lone winner in the Karnataka Lok Sabha election, Prajwal Revanna, is reportedly going to give up his Hassan seat so that his grandfather, former prime minister HD Deve Gowda, who has lost by a significant margin from Tumkur, can seek election from the seat, said reports.

May 24, 2019 - 10:45 (IST)

Kerala election results latest updates

Congress secures double digit seat count in just one state

Congress has crossed the double digit seat count only in Kerala, where it won 15 of the 20 seats. 

May 24, 2019 - 10:27 (IST)

Karnataka election results latest updates

Rajeev Chandrasekhar's tweets remind Sidhu of promise 

BJP's Rajya Sabha MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar, who lives in Bengaluru, sought to remind Congress MP Navjot Singh Sidhu of a promise he made, to quit politics if Rahul Gandhi lost the Congress's bastion of Amethi. Chandrasekhar exhorted Sidhu to indeed quit in order to remain a man of his word.

May 24, 2019 - 10:18 (IST)

Mandya election results latest updates

Sumalatha congratulated by reel-life daughter

With a 51.02 percent vote share, former Congress MP and late actor MH Ambareesh's widow Sumalatha is the undisputed winner of Mandya constituency. She was up against Janata Dal (Secular) leader Nikhil Kumaraswamy, whose father is chief minister HD Kumaraswamy. Enthused by Sumalatha's success, her on-screen daughter HariPrriya has taken to Twitter to congratulate her.

May 24, 2019 - 09:50 (IST)

Karnataka election results latest updates

BJP decimates ruling Cong-JDS coalition in Karnataka

Steamrolling the ruling Congress-JDS alliance, the BJP Thursday scored a resounding win in Karnataka, bagging 25 out of the total 28 Lok Sabha seats in an outcome that left the one-year old Kumaraswamy government in a tizzy over its stability.

With the BJP dealing a hammer blow, Congress and JD(S) managed to win only one seat each, indicating that neither arithmetic nor chemistry worked for the two, which apparently failed to reconcile with each other at the ground level.

This is said to be the worst ever performance by Congress in Karnataka and a record of sorts by BJP, for which Karnataka emerged as the bright spot in the South with other neighbouring states bucking the "Modi magic".

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May 24, 2019 - 09:31 (IST)

Kerala election results latest updates

Will examine reasons behind LDF defeat in detail, says Pinarayi Vijayan

Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan, while satisfied that the BJP has not been able to make any inroads into the state, has admitted to ANI that the defeat of the Left Democratic Front in the Lok Sabha elections "was unexpected". "We will examine the reasons in detail," he said.

Vijayan claimed that the sentiments against the ruling party at the Centre has been reflected in the state, which has led to Congress reaping the benefits.  

May 24, 2019 - 09:11 (IST)

Karnataka election results latest updates

HDK calls for discussion among coalition leaders

His father HD Deve Gowda and his son Nikhil both having suffered humiliating defeats, Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy is a man diminished. He has, on Friday, called for a discussion among leaders of both parties of the coalition for a discussion about the loss of JD(S)-Congress coalition candidates. Kumaraswamy also tweeted his thanks to all coalition party workers.

Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana Election Results 2019: 17th Lok Sabha Elections full coverage state, party and constituency-wise | The Janata Dal (Secular)'s lone winner in the Karnataka Lok Sabha election, Prajwal Revanna, is reportedly going to give up his Hassan seat so that his grandfather, former prime minister HD Deve Gowda, who has lost by a significant margin from Tumkur, can seek election from the seat, said reports.

With a 51.02 percent vote share, former Congress MP and late actor MH Ambareesh's widow Sumalatha is the undisputed winner of Mandya constituency. She was up against Janata Dal (Secular) leader Nikhil Kumaraswamy, whose father is chief minister HD Kumaraswamy. Enthused by Sumalatha's success, her on-screen daughter HariPrriya has taken to Twitter to congratulate her.

Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan, while satisfied that the BJP has not been able to make any inroads into the state, has admitted to ANI that the defeat of the Left Democratic Front in the Lok Sabha elections "was unexpected". "We will examine the reasons in detail," he said. Vijayan claimed that the sentiments against the ruling party at the Centre has been reflected in the state, which has led to Congress reaping the benefits.

His father HD Deve Gowda and his son Nikhil both having suffered humiliating defeats, Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy is a man diminished. He has, on Friday, called for a discussion among leaders of both parties of the coalition for a discussion about the loss of JD(S)-Congress coalition candidates. Kumaraswamy also tweeted his thanks to all coalition party workers.

The Election Commission has declared the results in Kerala for all 20 seats. Congress-led United Democratic Front has secured a comfortable victory with 15 seats for Congress, two for the Indian Union Muslim League, one for the Kerala Congress (M) and one for Revolutionary Socialist Party. The CPM-led Left Democratic Front has secured just one seat.

BJP is on its way to a landslide victory, showing major gains in Odisha and West Bengal but a nought in Kerala, prompting leaders to say they will redouble efforts to make inroads in the southern state the next time. "The BJP will do well in Kerala in the next elections in the same way it has done in West Bengal and Odisha this time," BJP national spokesperson GVL Narasimha Rao told the media.

Assiduously working for a grand victory through the years, DMK President MK Stalin single handedly steered his party through the long night, sweeping the Lok Sabha elections in Tamil Nadu after back to back poll debacles. In 2014, the party had won no seats in the Lok Sabha polls, The DMK-led front, which also comprises Congress and the IUML, is set for a clean sweep and is poised to win 37 of 38 Lok Sabha seats in Tamil Nadu with the lone seat appearing to go to the AIADMK. The DMK lost the 2011 and 2016 Assembly polls and 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

The southern states saw some big upsets as many dynasts were defeated resoundingly. In a big blow to the ruling coalition in Karnataka, JD(S) patriarch and former prime minister HD Deve Gowda was defeated in Tumkur constituency by his BJP rival GS Basavaraj by a margin of over 13,000 votes. BJP-backed Independent candidate Sumalatha Ambareesh, in Mandya, defeated Nikhil Kumaraswamy, Deve Gowda's grandson. In Telangana, chief minister K Chandrashekhar Rao's daughter Kalvakuntla Kavitha was defeated by a margin of 70,875 votes, by the BJP's Arvind Dharmapuri. TDP scion Nara Lokesh also lost to YSR Congress's Ramakrishna Reddy. The Congress, otherwise defeated, managed two big victories in Shashi Tharoor and Rahul Gandhi.

Pattali Makkal Katchi chief Anbumani Ramadoss lost to DNV Senthilkumar S of the DMK from the Dharmapuri seat by a margin of 70,753 votes.

From backing Sadhvi Pragya Thakur for her 'patriot' on Nathuram Godse to calling Rahul Gandhi a moron, Union minister Anant Kumar Hegde has of late been grabbing headlines. On Thursday, he was in the news again but for his victory in Uttara Kannada seat. He defeated Anand Asnotikar from the Janata Dal (Secular) by a huge margin of 4,79,649 votes.

BJP candidate from Nizamabad Lok Sabha seat Arvind Dharmapuri defeated Telangana Rashtra Samithi candidate Kalvakuntla Kavitha with a margin of 70,875. She is the daughter of Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao.

Haunted by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with the INX Media case, Congress leader and son of former finance minister P Chidambaram, Karti has some happy tidings despite a Congress downfall as he was leading in Sivaganga by an unassailable margin of 3,32,224 votes against H Raja of the BJP.

Congress candidate Shashi Tharoor retained the Thiruvananthapuram seat by defeating former Mizoram governor and BJP candidate Kummanam Rajasekharan by a margin of 99,989 votes, according to an ANI report.

DMK president MK Stalin congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Twitter, saying 'we hope and wish he will provide a progressive government based on the principles of democracy and inclusivity'.

In Karnataka's Uttara Kannada constituency, BJP candidate Anantkumar Hegde has defeated Anand Asnotikar of the JD(S).

Rahul Gandhi is heading for a record-breaking margin against his nearest rival CPI's PP Suneer in the Wayanad Lok Sabha constituency on Thursday, as roads in front of counting centres in this hill town wore a deserted look. As counting progressed, Rahul established a lead of over three lakh votes, probably the biggest margin in the Lok Sabha elections in the state.

Superstar and south icon Rajinikanth was among those who wished Narendra Modi congratulations for what will soon be his victory in the Lok Sabha election 2019.

Bangalore Central independent candidate, actor-turned-politician Prakash Raj, tweeted as it emerged that he was coming third to Congress's Rizwan Arshad and BJP's PC Mohan, that this was a slap on his face. He however, vowed to stand his ground on issues which mattered.

The picture for the Congress in Karnataka looks dismal with the party's veteran leader and its de facto leader in the opposition in the Parliament, Mallikarjun Kharge trailing BJP's Umesh Jadhav in Gulabarga by over 35,000 votes.

The lead of Congress president Rahul Gandhi in Wayanad in north Kerala has crossed 2 lakh votes. This is the record margin the Congress party has secured in the constituency after it was carved out from Kozhikode and Malappuram districts in 2009. The seat was won by MI Shanavaz by a margin of 1,53,439 votes. The current lead of 244500 is also the record lead any party has secured in Kerala in the Lok Sabha elections.

K Chandrasekhar Rao's Telangana Rashtra Samithi which was expected to sweep the election in Telangana is leading in 9 of the 17 seats in the state. This is the first time Telangana has gone for Lok Sabha elections. The 2014 elections were the last Parliamentary election for united Andhra Pradesh with 42 seats. In this election, Andhra has 25 seats and Telangana has 17 seats.

All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) leader Asaduddin Owaisi is leading with over 85,000 votes from Hyderabad Lok Sabha constituency.

Mandya Lok Sabha seat is now seeing a close call between Nikhil Kumaraswamy, chief minister HD Kumaraswamy's son who has 1,39,327 votes, while Sumalatha Ambareesh, a BJP-backed Independent candidate has 1,38,739 votes.

K Chandrasekhar Rao's daughter K Kavitha is trailing from the Nizamabad seat in Telangana while Chandrababu Naidu's son Nara Lokesh is trailing in Mangalagiri seat in Andhra Pradesh. Both Rao and Naidu are chief ministers of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi is headed towards a significant and record victory in Wayanad, where he is set to broaden his lead to one lakh.

In Tumkur Lok Sabha seat in Karnataka, BJP candidate GS Basavaraju leading with 69418 votes and JD(S) heavyweight and former prime minister HD Deve Gowda.

DMK is leading in 31 seats so far, AIADMK is trailing with six seats in Tamil Nadu.

BJP's Anant Kumar Hegde from Uttara Kannada LS seat is leading with 42,000 votes.

As the trends begin emerging while counting gets well underway, the DMK has a sizeable lead in Tamil Nadu with six seats in hand. In Karnataka, Tejasvi Surya is leading from the BJP's safe seat of Bengaluru South.

As the first trends begin coming in as the votes are being counted, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi is currently leading in Wayanad and Shashi Tharoor is trailing at Thiruvananthapuram, where he is the incumbent MP.

The Election Commission of India has begun the counting of votes.  The southern states – Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Kerala and Tamil Nadu – also have strong regional political parties that look at getting elected in their respective states.

This is a high stakes battle for TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu as he seeks to build a national profile, taking the lead in a non-NDA federal front. After meeting Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday, the Andhra Pradesh chief minister met Sharad Pawar, SP chief Akhilesh Yadav and BSP leader Mayawati too.

As the 8 am mark when the Election Commission of India will begin counting of votes nears, candidates of several political parties, including BJP and JD(S) are heading to temples across the south to complete some last minute prayers. Among those seen at temples were the BJP's Thiruvananthapuram candidate Kummanam Rajasekharan, BJP candidate from Bengaluru South constituency Tejasvi Surya and JD(S) Mandya candidate Nikhil Kumaraswamy.

In conclusion to the seven-phases of Lok Sabha polls, political parties will hope for victory as the counting of votes begins today (Thursday, 23 May). Various exit polls predict another NDA wave in the country, mainly in the Hindi heartland, bringing back Prime Minister Narendra Modi back at the helm of affairs. However, the southern states – Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Kerala and Tamil Nadu – also have strong regional political parties that look at getting elected in their respective states.

Tamil Nadu's voters will seal the fate of the EK Palaniswami-led AIADMK with exit polls giving some hopes to arch rival DMK, also an ally of the Congress. Palaniswami though attended the recent NDA leaders meet in Delhi on Tuesday, signalling the saffron party’s support to AIADMK, his party is also facing challenge from former AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran who is contesting the Lok Sabha election under the banner of his new party Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam.

Tamil Nadu has 39 Lok Sabha seats, but counting of votes will be conducted in 38 constituencies with 800 candidates in the fray. Voting in Vellore was cancelled after recovery of a huge amount of cash. As counting gets underway in the state, 17,000 polling staff, 45,000 police personnel and 88 counting observers will be deployed. The counting process will be videographed since the opening of the strong room.

In Andhra Pradesh, whose chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu is making efforts to unite Opposition leaders to form an anti-BJP front at the Centre, counting of votes will be held across 36 centres. The state will see a three-tier security cordon at counting centres with prohibitory orders under Criminal Procedure Code’s Section 144 implemented in the 16 towns where these booths will be situated. A total of 25,000 EC personnel will begin the counting process at 8 am. Apart from Naidu’s Telugu Desam Party, the BJP, Congress, YSR Congress  and Jana Sena Party are in the fray. Both the BJP and Congress are hoping to make inroads into the south this election.

Telangana will see a three-cornered contest in 17 constituencies between Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), Congress and BJP. Some exit polls predict an edge for the party led by chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao following the 11 April elections, which the TRS fought in alliance with Asaduddin Owaisi-led AIMIM. Counting will begin at 8 am at 126 counting halls in 35 locations.

The fates of 443 candidates will be decided, including that of 178 farmers in Nizamabad who contested the polls to support their demand for remunerative price for turmeric and red sorghum and setting up of a Turmeric Board. A total of 6,500 personnel of the Election Commission will count votes while nearly 10,000 police personnel stand vigil. Section 144 CrPC would be promulgated within 100 metres of the counting centres.

In Karnatka, the Congress-JD(S) combine will hope to emerge victorious over the BJP once again, just as it had in the state Assembly polls, even though many exit polls' predictions are in the saffron party’s favour. While Congress contested in 21 seats, JD(S) got tickets from seven constituencies. BJP contested from 27 seats and supported independent candidate Sumalatha Ambareesh in Mandya. State Chief Electoral Officer Sanjiv Kumar told PTI that the first set of results may start from 3 pm and may be over by 6 pm. However, it can be delayed further too.

Flood rehabilitation and the Sabarimala imbroglio were among the biggest issues to be brought up by political parties during these elections. Some of the major parties in the fray are BJP, Congress and Sitaram Yechury-led CPM. Over 22,000 police personnel will be deployed in the state on the results day. "A total of 22,640 police personnel will be deployed under the various district police chiefs. Among these, there will be 111 DySPs, 395 inspectors, 2,632 SI/ASIs and 1,344 personnel from central forces," an official release of the Election Commission said.

Voting was held in seven phases on 11, 18, 23 and 29 April and 6, 12 and 19 May across 10.3 lakh polling stations across India. The polls saw a voter turnout of 67 percent, with over 8,000 candidates in the fray across 542 constituencies. The entire exercise of EVM-paper trail machine matching will take an additional four to five hours, EC officials said.

In the 2014 elections, the BJP won 282 seats while the Congress had won 44 seats as against the 206 it won in 2009.

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