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.
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.
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.
On 3 February 2019 evening, a 'surprise visit' by CBI officials to the Kolkata police chief’s residence sparked a face-off involving the state police and the central agency. Here is all you need to know about the long-standing rift between West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee and the Modi-led BJP government at the Centre.