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Lok Sabha Election Results: PM Modi takes early lead as counting of 600 million votes begins

Updated : 2019-05-23 09:52:51

India began counting hundreds of millions of votes in its general election on Thursday, with a coalition led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party taking an early lead, TV channels and the Election Commission said. The National Democratic Alliance (NDA), led by Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), is leading with more than 300 seats. The party has crossed the halfway mark of 272 needed to command a majority in the Lok Sabha. The party has gained the majority in leads. Exit polls had predicted an outright majority for the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in the seven-phase election that ended on Sunday. Six of the seven exit polls conducted have predicted that the NDA would comfortably surpass the majority mark of 272 seats in the lower house of parliament.

Police officers stand guard outside a vote counting centre in Kolkata, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
Police officers stand guard outside a vote counting centre in Kolkata, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
A policeman walks past a hoarding outside a vote counting centre in New Delhi, India, May 22, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
A policeman walks past a hoarding outside a vote counting centre in New Delhi, India, May 22, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
FILE PHOTO: India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures as he is presented with a garland during a thanksgiving ceremony by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders to its allies at the party headquarters in New Delhi, India, May 21, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis/File Photo
FILE PHOTO: India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures as he is presented with a garland during a thanksgiving ceremony by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders to its allies at the party headquarters in New Delhi, India, May 21, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis/File Photo
Congress workers perform a special prayer for better election results at the Congress party headquarters in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
Congress workers perform a special prayer for better election results at the Congress party headquarters in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
Police stand guard outside a vote counting centre in Ahmedabad, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave
Police stand guard outside a vote counting centre in Ahmedabad, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave
Members of the media sit at the Congress party headquarters in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
Members of the media sit at the Congress party headquarters in New Delhi, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
Election staff members count votes at a vote counting centre in Mumbai, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
Election staff members count votes at a vote counting centre in Mumbai, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
Election staff members sort ballot papers before counting them inside a vote counting centre in Ahmedabad, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave
Election staff members sort ballot papers before counting them inside a vote counting centre in Ahmedabad, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave
Election staff members wait for counting to start inside a vote counting centre in Ahmedabad, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave
Election staff members wait for counting to start inside a vote counting centre in Ahmedabad, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave
Election staff members count votes at a vote counting centre in Mumbai, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
Election staff members count votes at a vote counting centre in Mumbai, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
Election staff members count votes inside a vote counting centre in Ahmedabad, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave
Election staff members count votes inside a vote counting centre in Ahmedabad, India, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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