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.
The verdict is out and, in stark contrast to the national trend, people have given the Congress and its allies a handsome win in Kerala. TNIE gives an overview of the election results
Contrary to their respective expectations, both the AAP and Congress were wiped off from the National Capital by the BJP under Manoj Tiwari's leadership.
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.
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.
While some like Udit Raj have quit over non-issuance of tickets, others like Priyanka Chaturvedi switched sides over bad treatment in the party.
The announcement of candidates came after talks of alliance between the AAP and the Congress failed.
With just a few days away from the Lok Sabha elections 2019, check out the list of candidates who will be fighting under DMK-led alliance in Tamil Nadu.
In a major shake-up of poll strategy, the TMC has allotted tickets for 17 of the 42 Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal (41%)to women candidates. While 16 fresh faces have been nominated by the party this time, 8 sitting MPs have been dropped.
Over 15 opposition parties came together at the United India Rally organised by Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on 19 January to strengthen their resolve to defeat the Modi-led BJP government in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
Congress CMs take oath in three Hindi heartland states amid opposition bonhomie, absence of key allies
The Congress chief ministers in three heartland states of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh took oath amid much fanfare on 17 December 2018 in the presence of party president Rahul Gandhi, former prime minister Manmohan Singh and a host of opposition leaders. It was heartening to see the bonhomie amongst political leaders and alliance partners from different states amid talks of a united anti-BJP front at an all-India level to defeat the ruling party in the Lok sabha elections next year. But the absence of key Mahagathbandhan allies like BSP supremo Mayawati, SP chief Akhilesh Yadav, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal was all too visible.
Celebrations have just started for Congress party workers in various cities among other cities as the election results in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh boosted hopes on winning the 2019 general elections.
The state is witnessing a three-cornered fight between TRS, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the grand alliance of the Congress, TDP, Communist Party of India (Marxist) and the Telangana Jana Samithi, all competing for the majority of seats.