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Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Results: Here are some interesting statistics

Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Results: Here are some interesting statistics
The BJP-led NDA is all set to form the government again, achieving the milestone of back-to-back majority. The BJP's star campaigner and prime minister Narendra Modi is eyeing a historic second term with his party winning 59 seats and leading on 243, as per the Election Commission data available as of 7:45 PM.
The BJP-led NDA alliance is ahead in 353 seats, an even better victory for the coalition compared to that of 2014's. While the Congress-led UPA was ahead in only 91 seats, heading for another lower tally, after its dismal showing in 2014.
Another significant achievement for the BJP in the 2019 Lok Sabha election is that it managed to make a mark in West Bengal, leading on 18 seats in a neck and neck contest with the TMC, which has so far dominated in the state.
Here are some statistical highlights of the election results, even as the counting of votes is underway:
  • The BJP has garnered 49 percent of the votes counted in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, meaning about half of the total numbers of voters voted for Modi's party.
  • 22 seats in Rajasthan have been won by over 2 lakh votes.
  • In Bengal, the BJP's vote share went up from 17 percent In 2014 to over 40 percent in 2019.
  • BJP won 45 seats in Uttar Pradesh, the state that sends the largest number of MPs, by over two lakh votes.
  • This is the first time incumbent has been voted back with a full majority since 1971.
  • The decimation of the Left—only one seat in Kerala.
  • The average margin of lead for the BJP in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh is 3.38 lakh votes and 3.06 lakh votes respectively, signalling that the Congress failed to capitalise on the 2018 assembly poll victory.
  • The BJP's tally in UP is 59, more than the Congress' all India tally.
  • In 17 states, including UP, BJP got more than 50 percent of the votes.
  • 9 former Congress CMs have lost the elections.
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