Riding on their celebrity power, several film and TV celebrities won seats to the 17th Lok Sabha. However, some new star entrants like Prakash Raj and Urmila Matondkar suffered big defeats as well.
Except for a few political scions like Akhilesh Yadav and Prajwal Revanna, most dynasts in UP, Bihar, MP, Haryana lost in the Lok Sabha elections.
A look at the final vote shares of the BJP and Congress, and the number of seats the Saffron party won in each state.
Lok Sabha elections 2019: From the Dream Girl to those living their dreams, the many faces of victory
The BJP is headed for a second term in power, achieving a majority for the second time in a row - a first in 50 years since Independence. With the elections establishing 68-year-old Modi as the most popular leader in decades, the BJP and its allies in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) are poised to clinch around 350 seats as against their previous 336. Check out visuals of top winning candidates from across the country as they get all set to enter the 17th Lok Sabha.
Party leaders and workers celebrate the results of the Lok Sabha and assembly elections in several parts of the country.
Politicians, celebrities, citizens across the 59 constituencies in eight states exercise their franchise as they vote in the last phase of Lok Sabha elections.
Kejriwal, Sonia, Rahul, and other leaders queue-up as voters seal their fate in sixth phase of polling
Many prominent leaders including Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit and BJP Delhi unit president Manoj Tiwari exercised their democratic franchise in the sixth phase of polling in the Lok Sabha elections on 12 May 2019.
A series of Bollywood stars cast their votes in the fourth phase of the Lok Sabha elections while also encouraging people to get out and vote.
While some like Udit Raj have quit over non-issuance of tickets, others like Priyanka Chaturvedi switched sides over bad treatment in the party.
From celebrities turning up to exercise their franchise to Good Samaritans coming to the aid of those in need, here are some interesting photos from the third and largest phase of polling in the Lok Sabha elections.
The announcement of candidates came after talks of alliance between the AAP and the Congress failed.
Lok Sabha Elections Phase 2: Sun, old age and stereotypes... these voters braved it all for democracy
Incidents of violence and multiple EVM glitches marred polling across ninety-five seats spread across 11 states and one union territory, in the second phase of the Lok Sabha elections. Although polling started on a sluggish note, it soon picked up. Check out some interesting photos from the day.
From Kiran Bedi to Rajinikanth, both celebrities and netas cast their votes in the second phase of the Lok Sabha elections on Thursday.
Eyeing another stint in power, the BJP made a string of promises, including expeditious construction of a Ram temple, a firm hand in dealing with terrorism and doubling farmers income in the next three years.
More than 14 crore people were listed to vote in the first phase, held in 91 Lok Sabha constituencies spread across 18 states and two union territories.