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India Election Results 2024: Will Modi’s BJP Increase Its Majority?

Indian election results 2024

Last updated on May 22, 2024

Seating in Lok Sabha 2024

0 BJP + allies 270 for majority Congress + allies 0

Thim first of the seven voting phases in this year’s Indian elections began on April 19. By the time the results are announced on June 4, almost 1 billion people will have cast their votes in the largest democratic exercise in history. The last time, in 2019, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), led by Narendra Modi, and his allies cruised to victory with 353 of the 543 seats in the Lok Sabha, the lower house of the national parliament. This time they are aiming even higher: 400 seats. On this page you will find the latest results as they are released, as well as past results and a guide to the elections in India. Check back on June 4 to see if Mr. Modi and his party will score an even bigger victory, or if the opposition, led by Rahul Gandhi’s Congress Party, can curtail power. BJP‘s ambition.
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The elections in India are held in seven phases. They are staggered, so there is about a week between each round, and spread across the country, on a spotty-looking map that India’s Election Commission has carefully calibrated. And no one will know who won a particular seat until the results are announced on June 4. Why provoke the vote this way? Getting from one part of the country to another takes time; Some of the more than one million polling stations in India are still extremely remote. A roving band of administrators, backed by a huge number of police and paramilitary forces, is trying to ensure free and fair elections. In wilder times, the election commission was mainly concerned with protecting ballot boxes against being filled or stolen, or candidates being kidnapped. . Today it is more focused on organizing a fair and well-publicized vote.

Indian elections 2024, voting phases

There is little doubt about the outcome of the election: Mr Modi’s BJP strongly prefers to return to power. Over the past forty years, when the party first contested an election, it has come to dominate national politics. Just as striking as the BJPThe rise of Congress is the fall of Congress. The only time a party has crossed the 400-seat mark in the Lok Sabha was in 1984, when the Congress was buoyed by a wave of sympathy following the assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in October that year. As a result, it won almost half of the votes. This year it may be difficult to win more than a fifth. To put up a stronger fight, the country has partnered with more than thirty other parties in the Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance.INDIA).

For the opposition, the proposal is to BJP may seem daunting. The ruling party’s strongholds are in the north and west, India’s Hindi-speaking heartland, where Hindu nationalist populism has proven popular (see map). The approach has found much less resonance in the wealthier south, where the BJP has been battling stronger regional competitors. There is also more hope for the opposition at the state level. The BJP has only about a third of the more than 4,000 seats in India’s state assembly (see map). It has suffered defeats against smaller, regional parties, including in Andhra Pradesh and Odisha, which also went to the polls last month.

Lok Sabha 2019, by constituency

States 2024*, per constituency

* Reflects the results of the last elections and

contains no subsequent changes

Lok Sabha 2019, by constituency

States 2024*, per constituency

*Represents the results of the last election and does not include subsequent changes

Sources: Election Commission of India; Trivedi Center for Political Data; The economist