Prime Minister Narendra Modi accorded grand welcome at BJP headquarters in New Delhi; Dedicates the victory in Lok Sabha polls to the people of the country; BJP President Amit Shah thanks all party workers for their hard work.
The BJP will focus its energy on conquering Tamil Nadu and Kerala in the next five years after its almost complete takeover of the northeast in the national election, the party's strategist in the region Himanta Biswa Sarma told NDTV.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi conceded defeat in Amethi, the constituency in Uttar Pradesh that he has been winning effortlessly since 2004, and congratulated the BJP's Smriti Irani for her victory.
Union Minister Giriraj Singh retained the Begusarai seat for the BJP by defeating his nearest rival -- CPI candidate Kanhaiya Kumar -- by a margin of over four lakh votes, results of the Lok Sabha elections showed on Thursday.
Mayawati, who conveyed the desire to be the country's next Prime Minister to a leader from south India on Wednesday, has blamed manipulation of Electronic Voting Machines for her crushing defeat in the national elections.
Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance has comprehensively won the 2019 general elections with BJP alone winning or leading in 299 seats, more than in 2014, enough to run a simple majority government.
The Indian National Congress (INC) has to thank the voters of Kerala in a big way as this proved to be the lone state where the party scored a double digit victory.