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:
First Published: IST