Politics Lok Sabha elections result: Narendra Modi begins talks for new cabinet after big win Updated : May 24, 2019 10:10 AM IST Official data from the Election Commission showed Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party had won 296 of the 542 seats up for grabs and was ahead in seven more, up from the 282 it won in 2014. The BJP would have the first back-to-back majority in the lower house of parliament for a single party since 1984. Votes will be fully counted by Friday morning. Later on Friday Modi will meet with his ministers to discuss forming a new cabinet, a government spokesman said. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.